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Zombies 29g biocube superbuild

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Projects' started by zombie, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Got a huge credit from elite for my rock, so I broke down and bought a pair of juvenile ocellarius clowns.

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  2. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Getting the parameters to stay stable is definitely gonna be tricky. I'm hoping that with 4 gallon weekly water changes, I won't need to dose.

    Filtration should be easy enough since I have a 4" X 4" X 8" refugium in the back, about 20-30 lbs of live rock in the tank and a 4" X 4" X 12" "media chamber that I filled with live rock rubble.
     
  3. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Realized that there was some bryopsis on my large colony of yellow zoas, so I am kicking it in the butt before it has a chance to spread (or have to trash the zoas. First zoa ever and survived a crash, so there is some sentimental value involved).

    Treatment part 1 (did this last night)
    - created a 50/50 mix of tank water and 3% hydrogen peroxide.
    - dipped zoa colonies in mix for 4-5 minutes
    - gently shook off water and placed back in tank (did not rinse to make sure some peroxide remained in the crannies.
    - performed a 4 gallon water change to make sure peroxide levels weren't too high in the tank (my other zoa colonies closed up when I placed the rock back in the tank). Will do another 4 gallon change tonight if anything looks angry.

    Treatment part 2 (sometime this week when the tech m shows up)
    - elevate magnesium to 1800-2000 ppm with kent tech m.
    - keep levels elevated for 2 weeks
    - allow levels to naturally decline from regular water changes after 2 weeks elevated.
     
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  4. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    The peroxide dip most definitely did the trick for at least the leaves of the bryopsis. To make sure that no roots survived and there isn't any in other rocks that I didn't notice, I am doing the kent treatment anyway.

    Just received my tech m today and will add 50 ml per day (about 50 ppm) until target magnesium is reached. Will hold levels at 300 ppm increase for 4 weeks or until I use up the 16 Oz bottle (whichever comes last)
     
  5. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    The cooling fans weren't quite cutting it, so I installed some 80mm fans over the sump chamber.

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  6. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Decided to pick up a blue spot jawfish today.

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  7. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    New updated livestock plan

    Clown pair
    Blue spot jawfish
    Blood red cleaner shrimp
    McCoskers flasher wrasse
    Coral out the wazoo
     
  8. Shaunv

    Shaunv Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks good Zombie. Hope your bryopsis stays away
     
  9. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Gave up on the tank for about a year after the jawfish got crushed under a rock and crashed the tank. Left it fallow and did water changes like once a month or two.

    Finally got the desire to get it back in good shape. Cleared out the algae and got nitrates and phosphates back to manageable levels. Added a clean up crew last weekend and 2 clowns today.

    Should have algae in check in a couple weeks and be ready to stock up with corals again.

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    You might be an engineer if...You have no life and can prove it mathematically.
     
  10. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Shrimp came out during feeding.

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    You might be an engineer if...You have no life and can prove it mathematically.
     
  11. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nice looking clowns! :)
     
  12. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I know right. Something about them must look oddly familiar :p

    You might be an engineer if...You have no life and can prove it mathematically.
     

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