Hell yeah, man! Nothing makes you appreciate a clean tank like visiting an apocalypse on dinoflagellates.I think I am on the road to beating dinoflagellates!
Update. Two weeks with no vacuuming. For _months_ I was vacuuming every 2-3 days. Then blackout--and a lot of other work*. Now this:
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Tank hasn't looked better! There's a lot to update. I am working with other BAR members on a dino case study and a 1-year anniversary update. Super stoked!
*Other work: Si reduction with Rowaphos, increased N and P, stopped water changes, bacteria boosts, and clean-up-crew.
The cryptic fuge. I did it with Uniseals. My first time using them. Fantastic seal and super-easy to work with.I like the bio media in the old ATO, hows that connected?
All the rock is Stax. The left column is three pieces: the top crown--three layers cemented together as one piece; the column--stacked and cemented; and a 3/4" acrylic base that the column is attached. The stax pile on the right gets to change shape everyone once in awhile.Is the left rock structure made with the stax rocks?
Cool idea!PAR Filter Experiment
Hoping a member borrowing the MQ-510 PAR meter might be interested in a filter experiment.
My tank has a shelf for SPS that receives around 450 PAR in the center of my tank. To help acclimate a new SPS, I have placed a piece of parchment paper on top of my tank's cover, below my light, and above a new coral I picked up from @Coral reefer; a nice chunk of tri color valida.
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I want to use a screen to reduce PAR in only that spot to acclimate this SPS instead of moving the coral from low PAR to high PAR zones.
If you are interested, have some way of suspending a piece of parchament paper or paper towel below your light, while measuring PAR 4-5 inches below the surface and under the paper filter, I am curious by how much PAR is reduced.
I figure I can reduce layers and size of screen over time to acclimate the coral.