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  1. #1

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    Hi guys,


    Sorry to have been MIA for so long guys.

    Some of you already know but I changed careers last year and it's been a difficult year for me as I've been learning LOADS of new stuff. Loved every minute though.

    There was a disaster in my reef tank also last year which caused a bit of lack of interest in the hobby, I've been ticking over at best since.



    Basically, bless her, my wife confused a bottle of EI Plant fertaliser with a bottle of Calcuim and dosed about 2 years worth of Nitrate and phoshphates into the tank and overwhelmed the filteration.

    I lost NO fish which is a testiment to the power of my algae scrubber but I did loose most of my LPS and SPS. Since then my rock and sand have been leeching phosphates and the tank has suffered algae every day since. I've never been able to get it out so the only option is to replace the rock.

    So finally after a bit of planning, rock and sand replaced, some new equipment bought to improve things and move on, fish and corals temp homed and things truely getting on.

    Here is my new thread.

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...98#post1153598


    So to old friends and new, sorry I've missed you all, and I really have, it's good to be back :)
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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    Forgot to add aswell, I was loosing fish slowly one by one and hearing alot of clicking.

    I'm smashing all my old rock up and searching for the mantis. Not sure whether to respect it for the killer it is and setup a tank especially for it or BBQ the little sod, he's cost me HUNDREDS of pounds.

    You can see why I've gone for dead rock and not live, too many pests lol
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

  3. #3

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    Welcome back chris. It's good to hear from you again.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Welcome back.
    Astrofish man I am
    250 gallon super tank 97" long. 4 x Oscars + pleco and cichlids.

  5. #5

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    Welcome back.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

  6. #6

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    OMG, I thought you fell off the face of the earth

    Welcome back Chris.

    I hope you work schedule allos you to come here more often again
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Welcome back...
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    You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

  8. #8

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    thanks guy's. It's good to be back :-)
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

  9. #9

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    Hey Chris! Good to see you again.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

  10. #10

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    Welcome back. Sorry to hear of your problems. That shrimp sounds like a real PITA. Looking forward to your further updates.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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