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    Tank New Year Resolutions

    What's your tank's New Year Resolutions? I always think this is a fun exercise and also a good way to look back and laugh that only 1 thing out of 5 happened when 2019 comes around the following year.

    Let's hear it folks.

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    I have only one.. Finish my display tank.. yeah that is a good goal for 2018.

    oh wait I have another.. quit being an old aquarium and aquarium equipment hoarder..

    oh and another.. finish the fish room build-out..(this one is actually in progress)..
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    New year new corals ( in the middle of the year), build a canopy i want my eel back, do my wc on time, get new big tank started, get old small tank sold once empty. I guess this next one is associated with fish tanks get my fish tank YouTube channel to 500 subs! And that’s about it!

    Happy reefing!

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    I think its going to be a much simpler year this year for me since the whole first year was just recuperating from a move.

    1) Finish my tank cabinet so I can finally reveal it. Mainly patching, sanding, and painting.

    2) Organize all my wires... It breaks like 30 electrical codes currently and at least 4 common sense codes.

    3) Install the new sump.

    4) Glue corals down... They are just thrown up there currently in random spots.

    5) Setup my ATO reservoir and float valves and go automatic again.

    6) Add my last 3-5 fish and shutdown the QT.

    7) Host a meeting at the house.

    There, its in writing. Now everyone can remind me next year of all the things I didn't accomplish and how I failed.

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    Oh boy, good question!

    Upgrade the 92 to a 180 would be first on my list. I hope to be able to pick up the new tank in a couple of weeks and hope I can get the swap out done pretty quickly! Thanks to Christmas...I already have most of the additional equipmemt I wanted to go along with the upgrade so Id have to add those in there as well like the ATO, Screen Top, Cabinet Underlights, UV Sterilizer, Add'l T5's...

    Finally finish the canopy on the new 60cube.

    Clean out my adopted fish room and let the hubby have his bar room back.

    Re-purpose one of our oversize closets to my new hobby-purpose area.

    And fish.....want more fish!!!



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    1. Figure out why my tank is a highly efficient Acropora-killing machine, even though it has Montipora and Pavona growing wild. I sent off a Triton test last week, so that may yield some clues. The ultimate goal is to some day be worthy of one of your corals, Ty.

    2. Get my refugium and doser online, which could help with number 1 above.

    3. Stretch goal: get the two big tanks fully stocked with fish, then do something cool with the 90g cube that I'm currently using as a QT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    1. Figure out why my tank is a highly efficient Acropora-killing machine, even though it has Montipora and Pavona growing wild. I sent off a Triton test last week, so that may yield some clues. The ultimate goal is to some day be worthy of one of your corals, Ty.

    2. Get my refugium and doser online, which could help with number 1 above.

    3. Stretch goal: get the two big tanks fully stocked with fish, then do something cool with the 90g cube that I'm currently using as a QT.
    My corals have been battle tested Frank. I put them through hell during and after the move. They'll survive a zombie apocalypse.

    Parameters have been stable? What's are your guesses as to why acros don't survive in the tank?

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    to reconfigure my aquarium room. And I promise this will be the last time. X
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXacrofarmer View Post
    My corals have been battle tested Frank. I put them through hell during and after the move. They'll survive a zombie apocalypse.

    Parameters have been stable? What's are your guesses as to why acros don't survive in the tank?
    Yeah, parameters have been pretty stable, the common ones I test for. I'm hoping the Triton test will reveal that I'm terribly low in potassium or something fairly easy like that. One problem could be the flow is less than most SPS tanks - the challenge of trying to make both LPS and SPS happy.

    It could be that I'm just a weird reefer. In my previous reef tank, I killed every Montipora I tried, but did fairly well with Acropora. Now it's the opposite, and I'm not sure the reason in either case.

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    To never ever take a shroom for granted, no matter how indestructible they may be. Had my first loss of 50+ collection. Now I test every single parameter daily and can probably switch to acro.


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