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  1. #871

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    Man that stinks about the skimmer. That's odd that it was so hot to the touch. I don't think I've ever had a pump run hot before. May want to give the manufacturer a call and see if it is normal for it to do that. If it is defective they may just send you a replacement pump even if the unit is out of warranty (I think you said you bought it used...?).

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    If you find yourself struggling to keep the phosphates down in the tank and don't want to add any more hardware, try throwing a pouch of GFO into one of your HOBs. It won't be as effective as it would be in a dedicated GFO reactor, but it will still help in sucking up the phosphates on a day-to-day basis in between your water changes.
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    Thank you, Andre. Yes, I bought it used. I think the motor is probably just old and wore out. Like me. lol
    I am having a bit of a phosphate issue and a red bubble algae outbreak. I had some of this on hand: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MNKP1U...ing=UTF8&psc=1
    I cut a 5" x 6" piece and it fit perfectly in one of the filter slots. I'm currently running the filter pad and a bag of Matrix in one filter and the phosphate reducing pad and ceramic media in the other one. If the pad doesn't help with the phosphates, I'll look into getting some GFO. Thank you for the tip!

    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    Man that stinks about the skimmer. That's odd that it was so hot to the touch. I don't think I've ever had a pump run hot before. May want to give the manufacturer a call and see if it is normal for it to do that. If it is defective they may just send you a replacement pump even if the unit is out of warranty (I think you said you bought it used...?).

    Edit:
    If you find yourself struggling to keep the phosphates down in the tank and don't want to add any more hardware, try throwing a pouch of GFO into one of your HOBs. It won't be as effective as it would be in a dedicated GFO reactor, but it will still help in sucking up the phosphates on a day-to-day basis in between your water changes.

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    Interesting stuff! Let me know how well it works for you as I'm always on the lookout for other stuff to try out.

    My phosphates skyrocketed to 1ppm about a week and a half ago, and my cheato in my refugium exploded with growth. I think that one of my newer gobies, which I initially thought jumped ship and was eaten by one of our pups, got trapped/buried under some rockwork and died. That's really the only thing I could think of that could cause such a sharp rise in phosphates. I usually keep my levels so low that the test kit won't give any readings, so I was a bit blown away when I saw that 1ppm reading come out of nowhere haha

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    When you use aquarium placement / ease of viewing for determining where and which way to situate your clawfoot tub, your contractor may think you're nuts. If you're me, you don't care, because... priorities! A place for my QT has officially been worked into the new master bathroom plans. #score

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    That's actually quite amazing haha

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    We're working on a give and take system. There's a lot of sighing involved. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    That's actually quite amazing haha

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    FTS with bubble action.
    The 65g tank setup was a month old this past Monday and the uglies are in full force: diatoms on the sand, red bubble algae on the rocks and a little green hair algae on the large powerhead. I'm dosing ChemiClean this week to see if it has any effect on the red bubble algae.
    I lost my bicolor blenny. One night I noticed he wasn't eating. The next night he still didn't eat, his front end was pale and he seemed to be panting. The next evening, he was dead. I'm wondering if he got zinged by a coral, but don't know which one would have had enough of a sting to take down a fat, healthy fish. I miss watching the little guy zipping around the tank.


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    Sorry for the loss, Rebecca
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    Aw man.....I’m sorry :(

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    Aw man.....I’m sorry :(
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    Sorry for the loss, Rebecca
    Thank you, Matt and Andre. I don't know if I'll get another bicolor blenny since that's the second one I've lost. On the bright side, I'm starting to see some green coralline algae on the glass and more pink coralline on the rocks. It's good to see those sure signs that the tank is maturing and moving in the right direction, even with the uglies and the loss.

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