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Offline Lazylivin

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Re: Lazyís Coral House Build Thread
« Reply #150 on: February 26, 2019, 23:41:49 »
Haha wish I had a bottle of that now

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« Reply #151 on: March 18, 2019, 23:56:31 »
Continuing to have challenges and major setbacks with SPS. Most of the softies and LPS are looking better. Some great, most ok and some poor. Dinoís have been gone for about 2 weeks. Starting to see a bit of coraline growth here and there in system which is promising. No coral growth though. Alk & Ca consumption is only at 38ml per day; should be at at least 300.  alk, ca, mag, po4 and no3 is very stable due to almost no uptake. Keeping each parameter the same level as they were in previous system. From a testing perspective things have been on point. Must be alot of biological type stuff going on affecting things that arenít able to be identified from a chemistry set. System has been running for 4 months. I actually thought it was going to be easy using all the live rock from previous system that I have had in use for past 10 years. I thought I had coral growing figured out and Mother Nature said I donít know shit. Lol   I shipped out a Triton test today. Anxious to see what comes back.

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« Reply #152 on: March 19, 2019, 13:02:52 »
Thatís really stinks! We have all been through mystery issues before and itís very frustrating.  I read a post recently where a guy claimed his egg crate was leaching po4 into his system but you mentioned your po4 was fine. You probably already are already but I double down on the gac.
Jeff

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Re: Lazyís Coral House Build Thread
« Reply #153 on: March 19, 2019, 15:22:57 »
Yes, Mother Nature can be cruel. I stumbled across a thread on R2R about a guy that just started using a CO2 scrubber and is having tip sloughing and losing colonies. I feel for the poor guy. Been there and had to completely redo the mine.

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Re: Lazyís Coral House Build Thread
« Reply #154 on: March 21, 2019, 17:41:51 »
Sorry you're having issues, Brian

This hobby is truly humbling.   It really shows just how little we know about these little ecosystems we are creating!

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Re: Lazyís Coral House Build Thread
« Reply #155 on: March 21, 2019, 18:47:16 »
It is very humbling. I wish the triton test would come back. So many things going through my mind as to what could be the cause but it would be nice to eliminate chemistry issues.

With exception of sps, coral are improving and I am ready to open back up. I would this Saturday but I have some yard work I want to get done before the leaves come out. About 20 trees to cut down and a bunch of brush to remove. Taking the day off work tomorrow and Dustin is coming over tommorow to help.

Jeff I have been using a lot of GAC. It will definitely double down on it

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Re: Lazyís Coral House Build Thread
« Reply #156 on: March 22, 2019, 01:06:54 »
Brian,
If anyone can weather the s#$% storm, it is you. Your knowledge, talent, and perseverance is better than luck.
Gary

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« Reply #157 on: March 22, 2019, 20:56:25 »
Thanks Gary

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Re: Lazyís Coral House Build Thread
« Reply #158 on: March 29, 2019, 12:39:36 »
I got my triton results back. Chromium was high. Here is the naritive from the test.

Your Chromium levels are dangerously high.

Check for possible contamination source. To assist you in finding the source of error, we have listed the most common chromium sources (sorted in descending order of frequency):

1. Trace element overdose / contamination
2. Metals near or in the aquarium (as rusty clamps or screws)
3. Contaminated salts

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Re: Lazyís Coral House Build Thread
« Reply #159 on: March 29, 2019, 12:40:45 »
I have 2 mp40 magnets swollen, rusted and split. Dang it!

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Re: Lazyís Coral House Build Thread
« Reply #161 on: March 29, 2019, 17:16:54 »
Hopefully you have found the answer Brian. Just cleaned my MP40's, will be checking them regularly.

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Re: Lazyís Coral House Build Thread
« Reply #162 on: March 29, 2019, 18:29:47 »
Are you going to be open tomorrow or are you still a couple weeks out?

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Re: Lazyís Coral House Build Thread
« Reply #163 on: March 29, 2019, 19:32:27 »
brian how many gallons are you dealing with now, and how many water changes have you done to try and correct?

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Re: Lazyís Coral House Build Thread
« Reply #164 on: March 29, 2019, 20:20:06 »
Brian, that is a stunning revelation that I am sure you didnít expect! Glad you found your issue though.

Am I the only one that is dumbfounded that this could happen to a piece of equipment that is as expensive as the MP40ís are?!? I donít care how old they are. This should never be a possibility!

 

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