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About Travis

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    The *ORIGINAL* Louisiana post whore
  • Birthday 12/22/1987

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  1. Well, here's an update on my tank. It's basically on auto pilot right now, coming up on 2 years old. I did recently make the switch from all T5 to only two Kessil A360Xs. Nothing but positive things to say about those. The color, the shimmer, and most importantly they do grow coral. I am keeping up with the big 3 with ATI Essentials Pro. It's only two parts but doses the big 3 and other trace. The corals have responded well and are growing. Demand seemed to ever be climbing but has recently settled out at 6 mL per day of each. Pretty potent stuff IMO. Any-who here's the tank as it currently sits. Scored the rainbow trachy at Fragniappe this year. w00t!
  2. One heck of a coral haul from Fragniappe! Plus clams!!
  3. Looking good! I have an extra Orbit IC 36" strip light laying around if you could use it, PM me, I'll let it go cheap.
  4. @Reef Tank Greg why am I not recieving email notifications to my posts?
  5. Thanks! Tomini Tang Yellow Tang Melenarus Wrasse Bangaii Cardinal PJ Cardinal 2 x Blue/Green Chomis 2 x False Perc Clowns Talbots Damsel
  6. A clam and scolly hopefully one say .
  7. Yeh it’s definitely a sucky situation. With the third light I think I am ready for some sps! .
  8. 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. .
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Oh and I am not running a refugium. .
  12. 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. .
  13. 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. .