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  1. #321

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    Your tank is looking great. I love all the movement from the corals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiversGirl View Post
    I'm sorry if this brings up any bad memories. Your statement above has me curious. What happened? I looked around at your threads (you have a lot of threads!) but could not determine which tells about this event.
    I recall this tank. It was indeed quite lovely. I was under the impression that it was still up and running. However, my memory doesn't really serve like it used to.
    No worries, your memory did not fail you. I did not care to post up what had happened. I was pretty distraught about it at the time and since then I've kind of pushed the memory away haha

    My son had accidentally knocked in a pair of my aquascaping scissors into the tank one evening when he was playing fetch with our dog Sophie. The ball hit the top of the tank and knocked a couple of things askew. I did not see the scissors fall in the tank, and they fell into the back behind the huge rotala forest you see on the left side of the signature pic so they were completely hidden. Several weeks went by and suddenly my crystal shrimp started to die off and I couldn't figure out why. I was always very meticulous with the tank, I used pure RODI water and all my remineralizers and fertilizers were measured out and added at very specific doses. I tested the tank with every kit I had, trying to figure out why the shrimp were suddenly dying off at alarming rates, but nothing out of the ordinary was showing up. After losing almost all of the animals, I finally stumbled upon the scissors, which were tangled up in the stems and roots of the plants. I believe that the scissors just started to leach bad stuff into the water over the weeks and the shrimp succumbed to metal toxicity. It is the only explanation that works. I removed what animals were left and added them to my 90gal, then stripped down and completely cleaned out the tank. It is now the reef tank shown above.

    My experience with that tank almost drove me from the hobby as I had put a lot of time and money into the setup and animals. If it weren't for my saltwater obsession, I may not have made any attempt to keep going. I don't really have any desire to set up any more freshwater tanks in the foreseeable future. If you were to talk to my wife, she'd tell you that I've been going back and forth on whether or not I want to even keep my 90gal community tank for months now. Really the only thing that is keeping me from tearing it down is that I really care for my black ghost knifefish and I'm not too keen on the idea of entrusting his care with someone else.

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    If I were to make the move and tear it down, I would want to replace it with a long shallow reef in something like a 40long.

  4. #324

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    Ugh. I'm so sorry you went through that, but am glad that you are staying in the hobby and moving forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    No worries, your memory did not fail you. I did not care to post up what had happened. I was pretty distraught about it at the time and since then I've kind of pushed the memory away haha

    My son had accidentally knocked in a pair of my aquascaping scissors into the tank one evening when he was playing fetch with our dog Sophie. The ball hit the top of the tank and knocked a couple of things askew. I did not see the scissors fall in the tank, and they fell into the back behind the huge rotala forest you see on the left side of the signature pic so they were completely hidden. Several weeks went by and suddenly my crystal shrimp started to die off and I couldn't figure out why. I was always very meticulous with the tank, I used pure RODI water and all my remineralizers and fertilizers were measured out and added at very specific doses. I tested the tank with every kit I had, trying to figure out why the shrimp were suddenly dying off at alarming rates, but nothing out of the ordinary was showing up. After losing almost all of the animals, I finally stumbled upon the scissors, which were tangled up in the stems and roots of the plants. I believe that the scissors just started to leach bad stuff into the water over the weeks and the shrimp succumbed to metal toxicity. It is the only explanation that works. I removed what animals were left and added them to my 90gal, then stripped down and completely cleaned out the tank. It is now the reef tank shown above.

    My experience with that tank almost drove me from the hobby as I had put a lot of time and money into the setup and animals. If it weren't for my saltwater obsession, I may not have made any attempt to keep going. I don't really have any desire to set up any more freshwater tanks in the foreseeable future. If you were to talk to my wife, she'd tell you that I've been going back and forth on whether or not I want to even keep my 90gal community tank for months now. Really the only thing that is keeping me from tearing it down is that I really care for my black ghost knifefish and I'm not too keen on the idea of entrusting his care with someone else.

    I’m still not sure what it is about saltwater that does it. I feel the same way about my 180. If it wasn’t for my wife’s parrot fish I would probably have emptied it and started the conversion already. Although I think we are going fish only on that one so she can have a puffer and I can have a big angel of some kind.

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    André, I am so sorry that you went through that. Thank you for the telling. Perhaps your experience will help another member.

    For the record, your black knifefish is awesome!
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    I think the story had a silver lining because he picked up on reefing and exceling at it.

    Just need to deal with those wonderful vermetid snails, lol.
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    Lol @Spardas you wanna lend me some wrasses to help with them haha

    Goodies for the tank arrived early! Looks like Boo will be getting a nice full belly this afternoon!

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    Very nice! That's something I have relaxed on doing, stocking my tank with pods and phyto.

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    The Nano Brine packages were promotional freebies, which is nice.

    First time ordering from Algae Barn. Pleased with the transaction. Same-day order fulfillment and fast free delivery. I can see the shrimp and pods swimming around in the water; very active.

    An added little bit of “extra” that I wasn’t expecting is that each product is marked with the water’s salinity. I think that is actually pretty neat. I wish all online vendors included such information as I’m usually on the phone or sending emails requesting info for acclimation purposes.

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