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Old 02/14/2018, 02:52 PM   #51
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Well, the last few weeks have been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. I thought I would get a jumpstart on seeding some copepods, something I'd never done before. In my mind the rock is low on diversity as its man made and I plan on stocking plenty of wrasses that would benefit from this food source. Just hours after adding the bottle, the tank was covered in a dusting of diatoms, bacterial film and small tufts of algae. The next day my water was cloudy with free floating bacteria as well. That will be the last time I add copepods again...

Everything I read said to wait it out and things would balance and take care of itself. However, almost a week later things were worse off if not the same. I decided to take things into my own hands and I scooped up my first UV sterilizer and employed some water changes. Just this morning the tank is finally clear enough to post a decent picture. And thankfully I'm seeing some pod activity, so it wasn't a total waste.




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Old 02/14/2018, 03:23 PM   #52
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What am I seeing on the upper rear of your stand? It looks like a warped or broken board or something.


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Old 02/14/2018, 03:26 PM   #53
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What am I seeing on the upper rear of your stand? It looks like a warped or broken board or something.
That is a loose piece I still have yet to install for wire management. It will be placed in between the middle joists on the wall end of the stand. I wanted to wait to install it after I had my drain lines in as not to impede them.


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Old 02/14/2018, 03:44 PM   #54
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Oh, ok, so it's just a piece sitting there in the lip of the stand. My mind was forcing me to see something different.


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Old 02/14/2018, 03:46 PM   #55
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Yep, that could look scary now that you mentioned it.


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Old 02/15/2018, 01:14 PM   #56
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amazing looking build. I love the quality of the RE stuff.
Thanks! I'm impressed so far with the RE equipment. There is absolutely no salt creep. Thats my favorite part. I can't say the same about the Synergy exterior box unfortunately...


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Old 02/15/2018, 01:14 PM   #57
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Following! sharp build
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It's a rare occurrence to see the winter sun come out in my neck of the woods. Had to snap a picture. Enjoy!




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Really impressed with the under cabinet cleanliness and organization!


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