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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:34 pm

Thanks, I really liked the macros too!

and I'll try when he's just waking up in the morning and acting drunk Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:46 pm

Water change yesterday (normal 7 gallons), dying fish today, ammonia is back up. Just did a six gallon change before class..

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:23 pm

what is it with ammonia and you?? That's crazy.. maybe the skimmer is backwashing?

i'm totally clueless about your ammonia problem now..

nice pics!
totally diggin the wrasse!
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:22 pm

I hope it's not the skimmer. I bought a used BH2000 and it's missing the cover that holds down the lid on top of the impeller so it's useless.... I thought a stronger skimmer might help pull crap out. I'm trying to work that out with the seller right now...

Thanks for the compliment on the pics! I love the wrasse.

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:17 pm

Hope you figure out the ammonia stuff... Sad

Is it your canister filter?

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:23 pm

Also, are you still using the automatic feeder? It might be dumping too much food into the tank. Also what kind of food is it? Flake food can drive up the nitrates in your tank, and, in turn, ammonia.

Also, maybe it's just the bioload in the tank. I found this article that talks about how if you add too much fish/corals/etc. to your tank too quickly w/o the proper bacteria colonies getting established, the bacteria in your tank won't be able to handle the waste load, and ammonia will steadily build up over time...

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/marineaquarium/ammonia.php

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:59 am

Will you be home on saturday?
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:45 pm

It could be the automatic feeder, I've lessened it to put out much less food. And yes I might be Eric

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:41 pm

Wrasse and female maroon




Well my female maroon went rogue and flipped out on the male, she was charged with attempted murder so...

She ended up in a bucket and is currently residing at marine warehouse




As for the male, he is okay but in critical condition lol




I did get a sand sifter though with the credit! (my first starfish ever Very Happy)

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:34 pm

That sucks that your female clown turned on the male. Sad Hopefully he'll recover...

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:02 pm

Yeah it's all good the sand in my tank isn't being kicked around endlessly now, and he seems to be doing better.

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:27 pm

Nicholas41 wrote:

Well my female maroon went rogue and flipped out on the male

Ack, I hope he turns out ok, keep us posted.

Nicholas41 wrote:
but in critical condition lol

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:35 pm

Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:19 pm

Picked up some new stuff today from Lee and Retang (they are on FB). I'll post up pictures in a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:14 pm

From Retang:
Toxic pie chalice


Seasons greetings monti


Elegance (I'll post pics up when it's fully opened)



From Corals and Fins:

Red/orange Linkia



Japanese Swallowtail angelfish


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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:38 pm

Nice new additions! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:27 pm

Thanks Very Happy everything seems happy so far

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:04 pm

At 3 in the morning Angel was fine and happy, at 11 in the morning angel had passed away...
Just depressing. I'm thinking no more fish for a while and just stick with coral.

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:16 pm

Wow that sucks pale

i've had my fair share of random deaths before and they always suck Sad

any idea what killed the angel?

nice starfish btw
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:12 pm

Thanks, I love the Linkia and have always wanted one.

Parameters seemed in check but I did a small water change just in case. It ate last night and seemed super happy :/

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:46 pm

Sorry about your new fish... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:33 pm

That sucks about your angel, but the starfish and elegance are super cool! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:46 pm

Yeah it was rather sad, but the starfish and elegance are doing great!

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed May 02, 2012 9:47 pm

Well I have some birthday items coming in the mail. Soon the canister will be no more (so hopefully no po4 problems!)

I have 2 reactors, 2 mj900s, some GAC, and GFO coming. To test the phosphates I bought a hanna checker. I'm also going to dose with part 1 and part 2 when I get the reactors running, as well as Elos amino acids. As well as red sea coral pro salt as opposed to the instant ocean. Hopefully these will make a difference.

As it is I'm running a new skimmer (reef octopus BH2000) 24/7 compared to 7 hours a day has cleared the water a ton!


I picked up some peppermint shrimp today from Corals and Fins to control my aiptasia, and some coral from Creative Aquariums today. Including orange and blue yumas and red planet acro Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed May 02, 2012 10:26 pm

Just got jealous -________________-

nice corals, reacotrs, skimmers, checkers, salt and water quality. Too lucky.

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