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But I'm glad it finally went through the baptism of fire relatively unscathed. After cleaning the glass in the afternoon and a quick water change, viola! Since I started this hobby overseas trips have

Almost barren rockscape in Jul 13 Oct 14

Finally, the baby of the controversial gay penguins which really exist in this aquarium. Apparently a hetrosexual couple gave birth to an extra egg which rarely happens. In the wild, the extra eg

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Good bro but do keep in mind its 110% more Easier Elevating Your Mag Levels Safely with the Liquid Mag..most algae fights use liquid mag

Anyway hope to some good results mag levels from 1500-1700 really affect the algae a

Just makesure your dont have Crustaceans they can't handle high mag levels

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3: Skimz Becket Skimmer/ Ehiem 1260

4: Dymax XC 900 Calcium Reactor

5: American Pinpoint PH Controller

6: Iwaki MD 55 And MD 70 (Return)

7: Hydra Aquatics FR45 Reactor

8:Hailea 10HP Chiller

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I think those soft bodies LS like snail, abalone, seahare , etc is affected

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2.5*2*2(Fully LED Light System,96 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)

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Eheim return 1 * pump

1 HP Daikin compressor with cooling coil
2 Jebao OW40, 1 ecotech MP40,
1X6085 Tunze wm,

1 CURVE 7 Skimmer

  1 DIY 80 led control by Bluefish mini 

1 radion XR30W G2, 2 Radion XR15G3

Sump area lite by 5 ft T5 , 6 * SSC 3 watt red LED for refugium

1 Full spectrum E27 led light

1 CR control by bubble count

Start No Water Change since 1st Dec 2016

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Thanks Ashwin and Sherman for the tips!

Ashwin, noted on the point. I'll go buy some liquid magnesium later. U guys know which places sell Kent Tech M?

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Raised magnesium to 1500 exactly today using seachem magnesium.

Carbonate: 9.1

Not sure if it's placebo effect but I thought the sand bed looks visibly brighter and cleaner today though there are still remnants of gha on substrate. Also notice 1chunk of gha coming loose and floating around.

As I've finished using the whole seachem, I bought the legendary Kent Tech Magnesium (1 gallon) liquid from sea life to try. Will attempt to raise it to 1600 by tomorrow and keep that steady.

Cross fingers but I feel quite positive about this.

Will continue my regular updates on this next few weeks.5b6a87aa42741fd386061e0a2669e2cd.jpg18dba224c21193cf673bbd2bfbd2d4d3.jpg242c06c3627f44391599bc36e36b74ac.jpg

Loose remnants getting stuck on gorgonia fde104f057330b888b0056756efef394.jpg

The derasa clam shell somehow feels cleaner today also 98177a9b21210cdf7632783c1eefe003.jpg

And a snail that seemed to have fainted f63cd5e9e6d69a138df0f0211cc7b7aa.jpg

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My latest weapon of choice. Heard this has reported more success though what attributes to it is still uncertain. Picture take from internet.post-600-14323048260899_thumb.jpg

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Tank cabinet door at the top got chipped recently as the hinges(the one with hydraulics on the top left) came loose and got misaligned with the cabinet.

Does anyone have contacts to carpenters who are willing to just help change out the door or reface of the cabinet? Any idea of the cost as well? Super heart pain man.

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Kudos to Dan Lee from CR aquarium who was ready to replace my laminates. Very prompt service as usual and highly recommended for reliability. Took my doors the next door I asked him for help to replace laminates.

My interim measure below since I'm expecting guests tomorrow and a big gaping hole doesn't look nice. Haha.post-600-14323051687189_thumb.jpg

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Thanks Ashwin and Sherman for the tips!

Ashwin, noted on the point. I'll go buy some liquid magnesium later. U guys know which places sell Kent Tech M?

Ah Beng bro! Good luck

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1: Maxspect 160 Watt qty-2

2: Vortech MP 40 Wes

3:Jaebao WP40 qty-2

3: Skimz Becket Skimmer/ Ehiem 1260

4: Dymax XC 900 Calcium Reactor

5: American Pinpoint PH Controller

6: Iwaki MD 55 And MD 70 (Return)

7: Hydra Aquatics FR45 Reactor

8:Hailea 10HP Chiller

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Can be solved no issues just do minor adjustments and moniter the Livestocks

Cheers bro

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1: Maxspect 160 Watt qty-2

2: Vortech MP 40 Wes

3:Jaebao WP40 qty-2

3: Skimz Becket Skimmer/ Ehiem 1260

4: Dymax XC 900 Calcium Reactor

5: American Pinpoint PH Controller

6: Iwaki MD 55 And MD 70 (Return)

7: Hydra Aquatics FR45 Reactor

8:Hailea 10HP Chiller

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Day 3 of magnesium dosing.

Magnesium: 1530

Calcium: 460

Observations: Pretty much the same as yesterday which somehow looks cleaner than a week before. Usually the existing gha patches would have grown longer and thicker from yesterday but today don't see that happening.

I'll also alternate calcium and carbonate testing as I read that it may cause calcium to go up and carbonate to drop with magnesium dosing.

Looking promising so far.

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Kh have to monitor closely

6.5 * 2 * 2 + 3.75 * 1.5 *1.5,(Decomn on 14/9/08)
4*2*2 + 2.5*1.25*1.25 (Decomn on 1/8/09)
5*2*2 (Fully LED light system, 140 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)
2.5*2*2(Fully LED Light System,96 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)

5*2.5*2(LED only)

Eheim return 1 * pump

1 HP Daikin compressor with cooling coil
2 Jebao OW40, 1 ecotech MP40,
1X6085 Tunze wm,

1 CURVE 7 Skimmer

  1 DIY 80 led control by Bluefish mini 

1 radion XR30W G2, 2 Radion XR15G3

Sump area lite by 5 ft T5 , 6 * SSC 3 watt red LED for refugium

1 Full spectrum E27 led light

1 CR control by bubble count

Start No Water Change since 1st Dec 2016

Add new 2.5x2x 1.5 ft 

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Day 4 of magnesium dosing.

Magnesium: 1650 (dosing 600 mlof Kent tech magnesium yesterday but adjusted it to 500 ml this evening)

Carbonate: 10.1

Observations. Today seems to see a tiny little bit more gha growth on certain portions of my rock and sand but would think it is still way slower than the growth weeks ago.

Hope its slowly slowing down in growth and will eventually die out.

Downside is that my skimmer had been behaving erratic. Sometimes water level below neck. Sometimes overflow. Not sure how thats affecting my skimmer.

Looking forward to upgrade to a bubble magus curve 9 skimmer next weekend at aquarama.

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Morning Mellow. When MG is high for the few days. The hair algae and byosis will become soften and some die. Remember to scoop off as much as u can and plug whatever can be plug as often as time allow.

6.5 * 2 * 2 + 3.75 * 1.5 *1.5,(Decomn on 14/9/08)
4*2*2 + 2.5*1.25*1.25 (Decomn on 1/8/09)
5*2*2 (Fully LED light system, 140 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)
2.5*2*2(Fully LED Light System,96 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)

5*2.5*2(LED only)

Eheim return 1 * pump

1 HP Daikin compressor with cooling coil
2 Jebao OW40, 1 ecotech MP40,
1X6085 Tunze wm,

1 CURVE 7 Skimmer

  1 DIY 80 led control by Bluefish mini 

1 radion XR30W G2, 2 Radion XR15G3

Sump area lite by 5 ft T5 , 6 * SSC 3 watt red LED for refugium

1 Full spectrum E27 led light

1 CR control by bubble count

Start No Water Change since 1st Dec 2016

Add new 2.5x2x 1.5 ft 

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Morning Mellow. When MG is high for the few days. The hair algae and byosis will become soften and some die. Remember to scoop off as much as u can and plug whatever can be plug as often as time allow.

Ok Sherman. Thanks for the tip. I'll try to do that whenever time permits. Yea, did notice more coming out and drifting around.

Super hard to juggle man,especially with my latest frag...erm...I meant new born baby.

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Easing up on my magnesium dosing slightly today already.

Day 5 of magnesium dosing:

Magnesium level: 1695

Calcium: 470

I noticed my corals are growing lesser since the invasion of the gha as consumption of calcium is getting lesser despite same dosage on C Balance. Have reduced my C Balance dosing by 10ml.

Some of the gha looks more brown today and also growth of gha seems to have retarded though existing patches of gha are still around, mostly on substrate.

My kole and yellow tang as well as flame angel seem to be pecking around on the loose gha.

Will continue to monitor.

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Updating 2 days in a row as I was too busy with new born yesterday.

Day 6:

Mg: 1830

Observation is that gha growth remained quite insignificant on day 6

Day 7:

Mg: 1770 (ran out of Kent Tech M and stopped dosing already)

Calcium: 445

Observation:

The gha seemed to have grown a bit more today. Not sure if it a placebo effect knowing I have stopped dosing magnesium as I ran out 1 gallon in less than a week.

The growth warranted a little harvesting session as shown in picture post-600-14328259259898_thumb.jpgpost-600-14328259646031_thumb.jpg

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However, I noticed that they came off much easier than before after dosing magnesium and also seem more brown.

Notice some of them slowly coming out in chunks?post-600-14328261488588_thumb.jpgpost-600-1432826164274_thumb.jpg

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By the way, does anyone know where else can I get the 1 gallon Kent Tech Magnesium besides sea life? Hoping to find a place nearer to the east/north east.

Was at ah beng, iwarna, aquamarin yesterday and they all don't have. Didn't see Kent products on madpets website too.

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Kent hard to find. U can try continuum. Is the same

6.5 * 2 * 2 + 3.75 * 1.5 *1.5,(Decomn on 14/9/08)
4*2*2 + 2.5*1.25*1.25 (Decomn on 1/8/09)
5*2*2 (Fully LED light system, 140 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)
2.5*2*2(Fully LED Light System,96 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)

5*2.5*2(LED only)

Eheim return 1 * pump

1 HP Daikin compressor with cooling coil
2 Jebao OW40, 1 ecotech MP40,
1X6085 Tunze wm,

1 CURVE 7 Skimmer

  1 DIY 80 led control by Bluefish mini 

1 radion XR30W G2, 2 Radion XR15G3

Sump area lite by 5 ft T5 , 6 * SSC 3 watt red LED for refugium

1 Full spectrum E27 led light

1 CR control by bubble count

Start No Water Change since 1st Dec 2016

Add new 2.5x2x 1.5 ft 

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Try not to break for more then 3 days

6.5 * 2 * 2 + 3.75 * 1.5 *1.5,(Decomn on 14/9/08)
4*2*2 + 2.5*1.25*1.25 (Decomn on 1/8/09)
5*2*2 (Fully LED light system, 140 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)
2.5*2*2(Fully LED Light System,96 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)

5*2.5*2(LED only)

Eheim return 1 * pump

1 HP Daikin compressor with cooling coil
2 Jebao OW40, 1 ecotech MP40,
1X6085 Tunze wm,

1 CURVE 7 Skimmer

  1 DIY 80 led control by Bluefish mini 

1 radion XR30W G2, 2 Radion XR15G3

Sump area lite by 5 ft T5 , 6 * SSC 3 watt red LED for refugium

1 Full spectrum E27 led light

1 CR control by bubble count

Start No Water Change since 1st Dec 2016

Add new 2.5x2x 1.5 ft 

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Day 8

Magnesium: 1730

Noticed one of my cynarina bleached a bit at this elevated magnesium level but gha is pretty under control and still concentrated only at the same few spots.

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Day 9

Magnesium: 1770

Calcium: 450

dKH: 11.2

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Meaty and softies and monti plate will pale off.

6.5 * 2 * 2 + 3.75 * 1.5 *1.5,(Decomn on 14/9/08)
4*2*2 + 2.5*1.25*1.25 (Decomn on 1/8/09)
5*2*2 (Fully LED light system, 140 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)
2.5*2*2(Fully LED Light System,96 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)

5*2.5*2(LED only)

Eheim return 1 * pump

1 HP Daikin compressor with cooling coil
2 Jebao OW40, 1 ecotech MP40,
1X6085 Tunze wm,

1 CURVE 7 Skimmer

  1 DIY 80 led control by Bluefish mini 

1 radion XR30W G2, 2 Radion XR15G3

Sump area lite by 5 ft T5 , 6 * SSC 3 watt red LED for refugium

1 Full spectrum E27 led light

1 CR control by bubble count

Start No Water Change since 1st Dec 2016

Add new 2.5x2x 1.5 ft 

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New toys from aquarama. Changed to a bubble magus curve 9. Pretty impressed with my curve 7 over the last 2 years.

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Got a wave maker as back up too.

Jebao rw8

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The euro adaptor that will finally save me from unnecessary shocks when my hand touches my ati case while hand is in water.

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And finally, found a frag station which could blend into my rock scape rather than mounting it in the corner of my display which is in my opinion really an eye sore. Don't have the luxury of a frag tank unfortunatelypost-600-14330797754074_thumb.jpg

The spoils from today...all for DE aquatics.

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