JCole's Glass Box of Acro's(Soon to be 1000 gallons)

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I did. Some spots where maybe 80+ PAR difference in some areas. Again, nothing that should have caused what I went through. The corals where already losing color before the bulb switch. I switched the bulbs thinking the AB specials were washing them out.

When I ran black box LEDs I had 1400+ PAR hitting some of the corals and they looked good.

I think there is something to this. Changing the lights could have added stress but nothing to the extreme of events that took place. If a bad pathogen is in the system and a stress event happens then the corals might be so weak that they cannot handle the stress event or the pathogen is triggered from the stress event.

A big time coral vendor lives down the road from me. He receives wild Euphyllia and Acro's in weekly. I was over there last year and he pulled out a bottle and said this is the secret of the pros and then dosed some in his tank. He told me it was Cipro and he doses the last week of every month. Since dosing he hasn't lost a single Acro or an Euphyllia to brown jelly disease.

Aquabiomics did a study on Cipro and Arcobacter disease. Cipro eliminated the disease and helped bring the tank back to a normal balance.

I just checked my tanks this morning and after 3 months of hanging on to life, my Miyagi Tort is finally getting it's purple back and I can see purple in my Bonsai.
Glad to hear it worked for you! Makes me worry people dosing antibiotics regularly like the vendor you're talking about will promote resistant strains.
 
Ah come on! Sure your can. Just embrace the sun!
Do you know what would happen to this poor ginger in the Australian summer in an oven that the study would become?!?!
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I decided to stick my dehumidifier in the room and the stand is drying out nicely. At this rate the stand should be dry enough to paint this weekend.

Working on plumbing and I am halfway there. It is taking longer than expected due to chamfering and sanding each pipe. In the end it will be worth it though. Hopefully I will be finished with plumbing by the end of the week.

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My wife was sitting in the room yesterday and she said "OMG, I just realized how crazy my husband is" :ROFLMAO:
 
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Looking for ideas and recommendations for a rectangle reservoir for the side of my sump. The purpose is so I can monitor the water level with a float switch while keeping a lot of flow in my sump.

Any ideas or recommendations for a reservoir or setup?

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Looking for ideas and recommendations for a rectangle reservoir for the side of my sump. The purpose is so I can monitor the water level with a float switch while keeping a lot of flow in my sump.

Any ideas or recommendations for a reservoir or setup?

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What about an appropriately sized ATO reservoir for that purpose? There is a variety of shapes and sizes of them already made and you can select whichever is closest to the size you need. As a bonus, most have a viewing panel so you'll be able to check the float switch without taking the lid off.
 
What about an appropriately sized ATO reservoir for that purpose? There is a variety of shapes and sizes of them already made and you can select whichever is closest to the size you need. As a bonus, most have a viewing panel so you'll be able to check the float switch without taking the lid off.
Yeah, plus one to an ato container that you drill and connect! There's so much choice out there you'll easily find a solid option!
 

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I decided I am going to make an Acrylic dam to go around the float switch. This way it should help block the turbulence and allow me to still watch the float switch.

Also, I found a good source for my lower pH issues. After Cipro, I am able to monitor pH better. Things such as fresh air, etc actually help and make a difference with the pH now. I have noticed over the last couple of weeks that my pH will drop randomly all of sudden and I found the source.

The water heater is in the garage with the sumps, etc. When the fire kicks on to heat the tank it must be putting off an excessive amount of CO2 and leaking out into the garage. My pH dipped a full .10 this morning while taking a shower. I have a dilemma. Either fix this issue or stop taking showers.....

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Holy 💩 what a tank!! 😎😎😍😍

There should be some good info out there on buffing acrylic tanks, I know I've read at least one or two articles on it! I'll see if I can find them for you :)

This reminded me of the fella over at Tidal Gardens buffing out one of his older sumps. I didn't recall if he had any details so had to check. Not much really but shows a before and after I guess.

 
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