Graeme's 6x2x2 900L

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Yes, good plan. Would help spread any aggression too
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Reply #332

Sailfin looks really nice


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Fish are all looking good , like the sailfin desjardini too , I've been looking at a velifer that's in LFS but I think it would probably outgrow my tank . Lovely tang tho . Struggling to source a slightly bigger yellow for my own .
That's a fair bit of diatoms on the sand , mine were getting a bit like that , I knocked 10% off the white and 5% off the red channels on my lights all the way through the timings and it halved virtually overnight , may have been coincidence but may help ?
What kind of nem do you have ? , I'm interested in maybe getting a nem at some point but not sure if it's worth the risk ..... Are they particularly destructive in the tank , with climbing and stinging etc ? Although my biggest worry would be it climbing into PH's .
Sorry to hear about all your LPS , are you planning more wrasses and LPS in the future , how long will it take before you'd be able to restock LPS ?
What TDS do you have going into your RO ? That's still quite high , I presume your running a DI canister too , might be worth checking your not getting water tracking past the RO membrane , if its fine running a extra DI canister in series with your existing one may help . At the opposite end , inlet , what prefilteration do you have ?
 


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That's a fair bit of diatoms on the sand , mine were getting a bit like that , I knocked 10% off the white and 5% off the red channels on my lights all the way through the timings and it halved virtually overnight , may have been coincidence but may help ?
Worth a shot, but I'm fairly sure it's my TDS that's the issue.  Common for silicates to be in there if not filtered out.
What kind of nem do you have ? , I'm interested in maybe getting a nem at some point but not sure if it's worth the risk ..... Are they particularly destructive in the tank , with climbing and stinging etc ? Although my biggest worry would be it climbing into PH's .
It's a quad coloured bubble tip.  I searched for ages to find a tank split one, and it paid off in the end.  Love the colours.  It has moved about a few times, which is a bit frustrating.  Went for months without moving, then went for a long walk stinging a few things.  Lost a lot of candy canes to it, and some zoas.  Candy canes started to recover, and more were growing, when the flatworms struck.  All dead now  >:(  Love my nem and clowns though, so would find a way to keep it.
Sorry to hear about all your LPS , are you planning more wrasses and LPS in the future , how long will it take before you'd be able to restock LPS ?
No more wrasses.  Most bury in the sand, and will disrupt a DSB (which I have).  Love them though, and would def have more if I got rid of the DSB.
What TDS do you have going into your RO ? That's still quite high , I presume your running a DI canister too , might be worth checking your not getting water tracking past the RO membrane , if its fine running a extra DI canister in series with your existing one may help . At the opposite end , inlet , what prefilteration do you have ?
Going in - not sure, as I measure after the pre-filter, then after the DI pod.  Something's badly wrong, but really can't work out what.  I've had the same RODI for 5 years, and no issues.  Replaced the filter material and it seems I've messed something up.  Need time to pull it apart and take a look.  May have to get more filters and a membrane though if they're ruined now.
Pre-filters are PP filter and CTO
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Bank holiday treat  :grin:
Probably the last fish to go in.  A starry Benny and a pair (hopefully) of Banggai cardinals.  Will be in QT for a month starting now.
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@HK_Fuey have you been to A M Aquatics by chance

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@Jamthemackem Yes, it's the only shop I use.
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Having just said I only use AM aquatics, I saw a deal on FB for Blaydon Exotics 5 SPS for £75, so I've been shopping.  Added 2 peppermint shrimps and 5 cerith snails too.
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Banggai and blenny finished QT and moved to the DT.  One banggai dropped dead within 24hrs :'(  Not sure why, as the other two are fine - stress I suppose.  Soft corals doing fine.  Hard corals just about all dead after my flatworm issues.  May go back to them sometime in the future, but considering doing a @Marty and going for softies and some fish that wouldn't play well with LPS/SPS:

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Banggai and blenny finished QT and moved to the DT.  One banggai dropped dead within 24hrs :'(  Not sure why, as the other two are fine - stress I suppose.  Soft corals doing fine.  Hard corals just about all dead after my flatworm issues.  May go back to them sometime in the future, but considering doing a @Marty and going for softies and some fish that wouldn't play well with LPS/SPS:


I have fish in there now that don't always play well with LPS and SPS but I still added some more hahaha but they been fine and not done any damage

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Benny found in the drain pipe, after noticing a lot of water suddenly going down the emergency drain.  Gutted.  It will see to hang out at the top of the weir, so I guess it jumped it and got sucked down the drain.

Also, my two yellow tangs went to war, and one get shredded by the other.  Been in the sump for a week.  Going to sell it on.

Bloody fish!
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My bubble tip split  *D
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Bought some softies, 10 trochus snails, and borrowed a PAR meter from the lfs (A. M. aquatics).  Going to map out the light in my frag tank and main tank.  I have a suspicion, the light in my frag tank is to blame for me never managing to keep coral alive in there for long.  We'll find out.  It'll also be interesting to see what readings I get on the DT, ND if I make a map, I can place coral accordingly later on.
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Emperor Angel is in QT  :tongue-love:
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