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JuanGutz build-off competition entry

Discussion in 'Competition Entries' started by JuanGutz, May 3, 2019.

  1. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    More pics!
     

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  2. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Please feel free to critique any of my prices!
     
  3. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ran out of Tim’s one & only today so the tank is on its own now. Had some aiptasia in the chaeto so I hand caught a peppermint to rid the DT of one small aiptasia and pulled the ones I could find in the chaeto by hand. By next morning the small aiptasia in the DT was gone and confirmed that this evening as well. All corals are looking great and starting to see a few new heads on some zoas! I’ll update price from peppermint tomorrow.
     
  4. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Hard to get pics of the echinata in the 3g but real quick wanted to share a mother pic. When it does grow out it’s going to be beautiful!
     

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  5. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Been having a few issues with my overflow. I’ll have the gate valve set and for no reason the water in the tank will raise or drop. I have it set at a full syphon and just adjust the gate valve. Anything I’m doing wrong here?
     
  6. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Some tank photos
     

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  7. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Do you have some pics? I can’t tell for sure but do you have an overflow? It looks like you have a bulkhead with a strainer I the back of the tank? The full siphon is super quiet but does vary the depth inside an overflow a bit. It’s also kinda dangerous if you don’t have an emergency drain.


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  8. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    That’s right just the one bulkhead and strainer on the back of the tank with full syphon. I thought with a good gate valve I would get some consistency on it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2019
  9. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Last night at 10:30 I checked the tank out and the water was swarming with something I’d never seen before.... free swimming hydroids. No idea how I got them in the tank but I stayed up till 12:30 researching and didn’t find anything to cure the issue that wouldn’t harm coral and copepod population. I couldn’t get a pic but I’m not exaggerating when I say that they were everywhere. My clownfish were trying to eat them and the short polyp torch looked PO’d. Really scared to go down and look at the tank this morning. I’ve had filter media since I put this tank together so I’m thinking I’m going to put it in the overflow section to the return pump and try to manually remove as many as possible changing it out every two days and minimal feedings. Anyone else ever run into these things?
     
  10. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

     

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  11. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Free swimming hydroids have disappeared. Now all I have is maybe 1/8 of what I was seeing on glass. Can’t see them on the rock but I’m sure they are there. The tiny white dots are the hydroids so impossible to get a picture. Need to clean the glass after messing around with the gate valve
     

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  12. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    So just like everyone else I’ve got good hair algae. Zoas look great, echinata looks great. Crystata, hammer and birdsnest are a little pissed but look okay. Hydroids feel like a bad dream as I can’t find any free swimming or on the glass. :neutral:
     
  13. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Few photos of the tank. Be adding some ponape birds eat I got from Andrew here soon.
     

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  14. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    How did you manage the hydroids?


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  15. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I didn’t... they are just gone. Not on glass or rock anywhere. I think I had a nightmare and it was all just a dream haha.
     
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  16. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Lost my smaller clown. He wasn’t doing well so I tried hand feeding but just wouldn’t eat. :/ I’ll be on the look out for a replacement here soon! No idea as to why!
     
  17. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Not much has changed. Plan on doing a gallon water change today and implementing a kalk dripper.
     

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  18. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I’m going thru uglies. Just letting the tank go threw the stages but may remove some algae by hand.
     

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  19. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Jaja, “the uglies” what are your tank params?


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  20. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    ThTs a great questions and don’t know honestly :)
     

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