February 2012 archive

Updates!

Not much going on. Did a water change last week, and have been posting updated tank stats. My alk has been high and cal low, so I’ve been tweaking the calcium reactor increasing the effluent flow. This should lower the alk and increase the calcium. Testing water about every 48 hours or more to monitor …

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Bob Moore 2012

It may be a little late to be posting this since this event is for tomorrow, Feb 11th, 2012. The Bob Moore Frag Swap is an event put together by the Puget Sound Aquarium Society (PSAS) in honor of Bob Moore. An individual who believed in the fair fun of trading and swapping of corals …

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Dead Little Pump

Headed to the LFS to pickup a new auto top off pump. My little Rio+180 finally died on me. It had been struggling for sometime now. I think the kalk it’s always pumping into the tank is tough on the impeller. The shaft is beat up and I’ve swapped parts in/out of it to keep …

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Water Change

Conducted a routine water change. Vacuumed only the front half of the tank. Took a water test prior to the water change. Found out the calcium was low due to the auto top off pump not working. Changed the closed loop output direction more towards the coral/rock work. As a result it made the front …

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