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Bfirecat's Red Sea 525XL

bfirecat

Supporting Member
Checked copper this morning, at 1.57ppm.
Was hoping to see it at one, and slowly raise it to 2.

I'll raise it up to 2 over the next two days.
Also added 7.5ml of Rid Ich Plus.

Feeding pellets and red algae, all the fish are eating and active.
 

bfirecat

Supporting Member
Update on the treatment.
I think I went too quickly on the copper (went from 0-1.5 in a day), and the fish really didn't like it.
After 10 days, most of them died.
Only the 2 clowns and the fire fish are left, but they seem to be doing really well.

On the main tank, moved a ton of stuff around and corals finally seem happy.
Pics to come soon.
 

bfirecat

Supporting Member
The lenses came in, some updated pics.
After removing all the fish, nitrates went down to zero. Started dosing more amino acids to keep up but no luck.
Ordered in Neonitro and will start dosing tomorrow.
 

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Twisted

Supporting Member
The lenses came in, some updated pics.
After removing all the fish, nitrates went down to zero. Started dosing more amino acids to keep up but no luck.
Ordered in Neonitro and will start dosing tomorrow.
That tank tools so clean with the clear back. But it’s double the work cleaning the glass
 

bfirecat

Supporting Member
Dosed nitrate up to 8ish ppm over a few days.

Parameters:
Temp - 78
Alk - 8 dkh
Calcium - 450
Mag - 1480
Phosphate - .07
Nitrate - 8ish

Now we're waiting to see if the corals will bounce back from a minor bleaching event.
Been dosing 20ml AB+ nightly.
Autodosing 58ml of All for Reef throughout the day.

Some frags were added from DBTC Coral Reefer:
Red and blue war coral
Jelly bean favia (bleaching happened)
Cali tort
Red leptoseris
La lakers monti (bleaching happened)
Mystic monti (bleaching happened)
Sunset monti (some bleaching happened)
Purple frogspawn
Rainbow monti (bleaching happened)
Purple frogspawn

From DBTC RandyC:
Miami Hurricane chalice
Orange digitata
Aussie gold tort
PC Rainbow acro
 

max_nano

Supporting Member
Dosed nitrate up to 8ish ppm over a few days.

Parameters:
Temp - 78
Alk - 8 dkh
Calcium - 450
Mag - 1480
Phosphate - .07
Nitrate - 8ish

Now we're waiting to see if the corals will bounce back from a minor bleaching event.
Been dosing 20ml AB+ nightly.
Autodosing 58ml of All for Reef throughout the day.

Some frags were added from DBTC Coral Reefer:
Red and blue war coral
Jelly bean favia (bleaching happened)
Cali tort
Red leptoseris
La lakers monti (bleaching happened)
Mystic monti (bleaching happened)
Sunset monti (some bleaching happened)
Purple frogspawn
Rainbow monti (bleaching happened)
Purple frogspawn

From DBTC RandyC:
Miami Hurricane chalice
Orange digitata
Aussie gold tort
PC Rainbow acro
Are you doing the AB+ manually? I got some acro power so I could automate the amino dosing for my tank, but I believe the AB+ can be left out for a week if you fill the container with the amount that would be used in that week.
 

bfirecat

Supporting Member
I am doing AB+ manually. I've read that you need to clean the dosing container well and the tubing as well.
I was considering dosing other aminos, how do you like acropower? (I know its a staple in SPS keeping)
 

max_nano

Supporting Member
I am doing AB+ manually. I've read that you need to clean the dosing container well and the tubing as well.
I was considering dosing other aminos, how do you like acropower? (I know its a staple in SPS keeping)
I haven’t been using it long enough to recommend it or not, but I haven’t noticed any visual change since switching to it from AB+. And when I had started dosing AB and eventually AB+ I was able to see an increase in PE from euphylia and just an increase in “puffiness” from other LPS. I haven’t noticed any significant decrease in those visual benefits though, and it is easier to just have the doser deal with it.
 

ashburn2k

Moderator
I dose both and notice improvement drastically with ab+. It worked so well I ordered a whole bunch of those.


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