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Nov 2003

Replacing a scratched tank with a newer one

By: melev | Tags:

My 29g reef is in a glass tank that is over 5 years old, and has a ton of scratches. I bought a new one with black silicone seams and waited until I had time to transfer everything into it. Here's the old tank: 

24

Nov 2003

New growth appearing

By: melev | Tags:

While studying the 55g closely, I found new growth of the blue Milleopora on the LR it had been touching until recently.

22

Nov 2003

Kalkwasser - be cautious even after rinsing area

By: melev | Tags: kalkwasser

Word to the wise: Be very careful with kalkwasser in your main tank. I mixed up a paste of pickling lime to kill one large aiptasia. I drew this mixture up into a syringe, pulled the rock out of the tank and proceeded to inject the vile beast until it resembled black tar.

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Nov 2003

Chemi-Clean works like promised

By: melev | Tags:

Chemi Clean works! I've always avoided using chemicals to remove problems, but the cyano bacteria simply would not go away entirely. I'd lost a couple of frags to this algae, and done all the normal things to avoid fueling it any more.

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Oct 2003

Those snails did what?

By: melev | Tags:

A very sad occurance.... I had a beautiful baby gold Maxima clam shipped to me from a friend in another state, which I carefully acclimated to my tank for a couple of hours. I placed this 1.5" clam on an empty shell in the center of the rockwork in my 55g under MH lighting.