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Old 07-28-2013, 03:07 AM   #241
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ooof, sorry to hear that! I hope things get back up and going as normal soon.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:39 AM   #242
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Livestock was all totally fine but several plants faired poorly. Hairgrass has taken over as the dominant carpet though so its a mixed bag. Figure it will take a month to bounce back. No biggie, I wanted to rescape anyway lol
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:50 AM   #243
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Subscribed! I think my fish want to come hang out in your tank... Sorry to hear about the crash. Was it an end of tank dump? Regulator issues?

Bring it back!
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:55 AM   #244
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We experienced a rather unusual week of high temperature. The regulator itself heated up enough that the locking nut loosened on the tank and it vented the entire bottle. Tank emailed me a ph alarm the day before my flight and I wasnt able to get the bottle refilled before I left.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #245
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I think your aquarium is smarter than I am. Does it also make coffee?
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:42 PM   #246
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Lol no coffee, but I am trying to figure out if I can make it dim the lights in the apartment during a thunderstorm...
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:34 PM   #247
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Does the prolifux allow you to dose base on day of the week? I'm just wondering since most dosers I have used on my reef tanks usually let you change how much and how many times per day you can dose, but they dose everyday.

Great tank!!!
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:03 AM   #248
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Ok so it has been a couple of months of hell trying to get the tank back to rights. I had to leave town again for work so the tank went pretty much haywire in my one month absence.

I have since Gutted the tank, scrapped over half the plants, replaced the wood, nuked the tank with Erythromycin, overdosed flourish excel, and done many 90% water changes.

I'm trying something new, so plant placements are simply rough here. I had to bleach dip all the plants so this is far from final placement. Had to take drastic measures to destroy brush algae and cyanobacteria (it was almost a half inch thick in places after 5 days)

Algae is now gone, new wood is in for the hardscape, now its just settling in. Few more weeks it should actually look like something interesting.

Here is a shameful progress shot. But at least it shows the changes this tank is undergoing.



Ignore the haze, thats flourite silt from all the replanting and wood replacement.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:44 AM   #249
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Ok so after a few weeks the tank has bounced back. Plants are growing like gangbusters again and I'm starting to look for some new plants to rescape things a bit.





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Old 09-29-2013, 01:47 AM   #250
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:53 AM   #251
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This is definitely not the tank looking its finest. But I figure I'll share the bad with the good. The tank is improving slowly post-crash but the last week has been a turning point.

The plants are actually growing quickly, algae is pretty much gone (other then the dark spot algae that is covering the wood but I hope that the addition of some zebra snails will take care of that).

It looks cluttered currently, as I am trying to grow out the plants quickly so I can cut off the rattier looking portions before I rescape. I have a few plans for a tidier layout but I need another month of growth before I can hack out the plant material I dont want/need.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:13 AM   #252
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:25 PM   #253
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For having a tank crash I think it looks pretty darn good. I always loved your tank and especially your barbs, don't see too many people using them in their tanks. I'm sure in no time it will be back to the beautiful tank it once was although I'm sure many people would love to have their tank look that good.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:13 PM   #254
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That is one good looking tank!
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:51 AM   #255
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Just want to say thanks a lot. I will now be late getting to the office because I couldn't stop reading your thread. HA HA. All kidding aside. I really love this tank. When I get back from this deployment plan on me plowing up your in box so you can help me do my 55. Be about May 2014 LOL. Great Job!
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