Andys 52L sea evo

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well.... unfortunately my latest update is a bit of a downer... I've lost my duncan and pink pussey and a snail through extreme heat... I've been struggling to keep my tank cool and at the weekend (fri-sun) I was away and the tank rose to around 34'C. As a result the two corals completely closed and then died (relatively quickly). I removed them to a 'quarantine' tank I had in the garage but they fully died. I've managed to get some fan's to cool the tank now and everything else seems to be doing well again now.

 

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Reply #76

Sorry to hear... onwards and upwards!

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Are things looking up mate?


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Reply #78

Are things looking up mate?


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sorry mate I didn't realise I'd got a reply...

It's still getting hot in there, as the weather continues on it's current path. I have however, got someone coming to fit blackout blinds to my glass roof on Saturday, which should help significantly.

because it was still getting hot, I've not added anything else to the tank. I've left it exactly 'as is' until I can manage the temperature a little better.

On the upside; everything that's in there currently is doing well and the 2x clowns have really grown.

Once the blinds are fitted on Saturday, and the room naturally cools, I'm going to start adding again, then i'll post more updates and pictures :)

Once again, sorry I missed the reply and thanks for the interest  :grin:

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Reply #79

Hang in there and glad all is going ok.  Things we do for out tanks ha ha.

Looking forward to the updates and especially pictures


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Reply #80

I keep the blackout blind down 24/7 in my room with the fish in atm and have a fan on over the tank during the day. Despite this my temp has gone up from 26 to 27c. Temp up to 28 is ok as long as you don’t have big swings in temp frequently.

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Reply #81

well.. the blinds have been fitted and they're almost permanently closed  lol

on the upside. the tank is now steady at 27'C. This weekend marks the date for 're-build'

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Reply #82

so, it's been a while since i've done any sort of update so here goes;


I've added a bit more coral (pics to follow), so right now i have some zoa, green star polyp, kenya tree, duncan, a little red blasto, candy cane, and a little pipe organ.


i wanted to get a small amount of hammer head coral, but I've heard they can be quite 'stingy' and I'm not sure if i can put it far enough away from anything else to stop it killing others off.


Also, i've had a bit of a mysterious green algae bloom.. I've tested all my params and everything seems fine, i noticed i have absolute zero phosphates (which i'm assuming is because the algae is having it all). I'm still using chemical to remove the algae, but it doesn't seem to be working. My lights are on a timer and run for 6 1/2 hours a day. It's out of direct sun light and everything seems to be thriving in there..


also, i've noticed a couple of tiny snails (stomatella i think) have appeared, but only when the lights are out at night.  :grin:
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Reply #83

Plenty of room in there for a hammer. Leave a few inches around it to be sure.  You can always move it if it stings something.

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Reply #84

Plenty of room in there for a hammer. Leave a few inches around it to be sure.  You can always move it if it stings something.

ah awesome :)

Might be off to get some this weekend then :) :)

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Reply #85

Just thought I’d get a few pictures up... please excuse the gha

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Reply #86

Canny ask what mesh is over the tank?


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Canny ask what mesh is over the tank?


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There isn’t any mate. There’s a little ‘hatched’ area around the top which is supposed to hide the water line, but that’s printed/applied direct to the glass. The tank has a lid though

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There isn’t any mate. There’s a little ‘hatched’ area around the top which is supposed to hide the water line, but that’s printed/applied direct to the glass. The tank has a lid though
Great thanks for clearing it up. Looks although there's lots going on in the tank, when did you fill it up :)


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Reply #89

Great thanks for clearing it up. Looks although there's lots going on in the tank, when did you fill it up :)


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Cheers :) I’ve just been adding bits every now and then. I usually got my LFS every Saturday or Sunday and get one or two pieces whilst I’m there. But I think I’m going let it settle for a month or two and get that gha under control if possible.

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