That was then, this is now!!

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Road to Recovery . . .

After spending almost 2 months getting the tank back on track and clipping all the dead corals out, I am starting to see purple and red coraline. The tank is stable now and I added my first animal in years. . . .
 

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Sorry to hear this. Nice to know your on the road back to recovery. But what was the cause of this? Was this just neglect. To busy not maintaining the tank? Or just system crash. Reason I'm asking I just had a mini crash. Was able to rebound quickly but lost growth thinking it was my a Nitrates. Just wanted to know so we understand how this happen.
 

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good morning was that neglect or did something happen? and pat what do you think happened to your tank? im surprised to hear that, you take such good care of your tank .
 

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Sorry to hear this. Nice to know your on the road back to recovery. But what was the cause of this? Was this just neglect. To busy not maintaining the tank? Or just system crash. Reason I'm asking I just had a mini crash. Was able to rebound quickly but lost growth thinking it was my a Nitrates. Just wanted to know so we understand how this happen.

aggravation with the hobby and it's lingering issues - long story.

Sheer neglect and not paying attention to the details. Salinity went down to .01825 and fish actually died.

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aggravation with the hobby and it's lingering issues - long story.

Sheer neglect and not paying attention to the details. Salinity went down to .01825 and fish actually died.

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You are a crappy reefer :teeth:

JK buddy, glad to see you take an interest again. It's amazing what a little time does to bounce our reefs back to their former glory. If you get into the sticks I have some stuff for you.
 

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There was no greater tank at the time this was booming. Im sure you will get back to its former glory. I remember the arm size colonies in this tank:bigeyes2:
 

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Jim, I saw your tank several times in its glory days and purchased many corals from you. Probably too many corals. Not only are you an outstanding reefer, you are one of the best guys I have ever met while reefing. Glad you are back on the right track.
 

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Glad to see the cool blue anem Jim! I recently came back to the hobby too just a couple months ago :). Cant wait to see the progress

John you'll have to get back into reefing too maybe a smaller setup.
 

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Wow Jim sorry to see that happened to your tank. I remember seeing it not too long ago and it was so nice and full. Well good luck with your tank's recovery

...if you're interested, I have some frags I could give you to get you on your way. I have that green SPS coral you had and some others.
 
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Yeah man - excited to be back.

Have my little nano with frags and for sure I'll be stopping by for some donations :)

Next step is to get the monster fish out that I've had for almost 8 years and in some cases 10 years so i can put some others in there.

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So great to have Jim back! MR is a much better place with House in the house.:thrash:
 

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Since I intend to go with a full blown mixed reef with my return to tank happiness, here is the first coral addition. Photosynthetic gorg - love the purple polyps. Once this grows out, it's going to be stunning.

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Dosers are In

Ok, I got a nice package on Thursday with my BRS Drew Dosers, hoses, digital timers and some misc fittings. Since there is nothing that needs calcium in the tank at the moment, I'll be starting with 15ml per day Ca and dKh. Little less for Mg.

My goal is to increase the coraline algae all over the tank before adding new calcium dependent animals. Next few weeks I'll be watching very close and testing to see how its working out. Regular weekly 40g water changes with Instant Ocean has already shown some difference in the colors on the rock. I should see some significant changes in the coming weeks.

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