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  1. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    A clam and scolly hopefully one say .
  2. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Did some reaquascapeing .
  3. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Yeh it’s definitely a sucky situation. With the third light I think I am ready for some sps! .
  4. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Time for an update Well a few changes have been made. I added a 3rd Orbit IC strip and 3D printed some tank mounts for them. The extra light helps light up this tank much better than just two strips. The tank is 24” front to back. The second change is the tank got infected with either ich or velvet. Leaning toward velvet because of how quickly it killed. Went from 13 fish to 5 in less than a week. So I am currently 3 weeks into a 90 day fallow period. The 5 remaining fish are in a hospital/qt where they have been treated with Cupramine. They no longer show signs and are back to eating like hogs. Now to wait out the life cycle of the parasite in the display tank. And finally a current, fishless, FTS. .
  5. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Thanks Scott! Those are actually Seachem Matrix. The carbon is sitting on top of them. The matrix is supposed to help with NO3 reduction, but they have been in there since the start of the tank and I havn't seen that. My NO3 floats between 8-12 between water changes. However, they do seem to make a nice place for pods to hang out since I am not running a fuge.
  6. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Thank you sir. Who would have thought that after doing a 25% water change I would be dosing PO4 as to not lower it from 0.08ppm. NO3 creeped up from 8ppm to 12ppm so I decided to do a water change and bring it back to 8ppm. Crazy new world this is post dino outbreak.
  7. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Oh and I am not running a refugium. .
  8. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Yeh I don't run any gfo but I did run a bag of chemipure elite that dise have a small amount of gfo. Since I dont want to drop my PO 4 I switched to some Bituminous GAC from Fritz Im running the entire 20 oz at a time. Along with 2L of seachem matrix in media bags in the sump. The water is forced through the bags because that is the way the sump is designed. Not sure what these are really doing other than making the water crystal clear. .
  9. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    No kidding!! Lol!! When I started in 2004, the goal was to get N and P to 0.0000. Lmao Guess we had it wrong. .
  10. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Well I attacked the algae from multiple angles and have beat those demons back to hell where it came from! Lol My Euphyllia frags from the WWC booth at MACNA. Sheila using live snails and hermits to line her den entrance. Super red shroom from Jeromy. And a finally algae free FTS! To rid the tank of algae, I employed several methods. 1. 3 days lights out 2. Changed salts to Brightwell NeoMarine 3. Added pods and dosing phyto daily from Algae Barn 4. Added a real cleanup crew from Reef Cleaners 5. Added Tom the tomini tang. He loves hair algae. 6. Last but most importantly, I balanced out my N and P levels. PO4 was undetectable and I used Brightwell NeoPhos to bring it up to 0.08ppm. NO3 is at 8ppm. 48 hours algae / dinoflagellates free. Only took a couple of weeks to get back to an algae free tank. .
  11. MarineLab ICP-OES Test

    I haven't done one of these tests yet. Not sure what I would even do with all the readings. Lol .
  12. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    I've never tried it myself for gha and turf but many many reefers have had success with injecting the h2o2 directly into/onto the Algae. Like a spot treatment. .
  13. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Dino x ordered. Looks promising. .
  14. Trav's 70g CadLights Artisan II

    Ha! Well it hasn't really work permanently yet... I was dosing 1ml per 10 gallons of tank water and even bumped it up to 1ml per 5 gallons with do difference really. I did take a sample of it to verify that it was dinoflagellates and yep it is... In the sample dish I dropped in a few drops of H2O2 and they went crazy lol. I then added more until the ceased to move. I think I will try dino x now that I have a positive id for the exact type id dinoflagellates. These are Small-Cell Amphidinium dinoflagellates. Dino x is known to be affective against this type. .