The Neomeris has not given up. I have removed two rocks that were completely covered and placed them in bleach. Will them rinse in RODI water to remove bleach and prepare for the 150 Gal aquarium
I continue battling the Neomeris infestation. Weekly rock cleaning and aquarium maintenance is being done to ensure we battle the algae.
I have continued to battle the neomeris infestation. I have replenished the Phosguard, using 125 ml, and PhosBan using 25 g. I also added an additional HOB power filter to assist in removing excess phosphate and suspended matter.
I have also for the third consecutive week scrubbed all rocks completely to remove any growth of neomeris. I hope the AlgaeFix also helps control the algae and reduce the amount of new growth.
Today I added Azoo Algae Away, which will help absorb phosphate and nitrate. I have also started a chemical approach to eliminating the Neomeris Annulata problems I am having. Will try to raise Mg in 300 ppm in the coming 3 days, and will see its effects on the algae.
April 19, 2015 16:02
Have changed water and cleaned two rocks of Neomaris Annulata. Have also removed one large rock to give a bit more space in the aquarium for lower placed specimens. I also increased the white lighting intensity by 5%
Mixed the calcium part of the RHF Two Part mix. Have started dosing at 7 mL per part, and will adjust accordingly as I measure the impact of the dose.
February 23, 2015 22:06
Have removed a big quantity of dinoflagellates which were taking over. Will continue with manual removal and get cardboard to try complete blackout for three days. Have also cleaned the glasses with vinegar/alcohol mixture, which proved very effective.
5 gal water change performed, and hopefully this will reduce nutrient levels, keeping the dinoflagellates at bay.
I also started preparing the two part dosing, so far the Alkalinity is done and will get containers for the calcium part shortly.
February 22, 2015 22:31
I added 5 Astraea snails and 4 sand sifting snails Nassarius snails, along with 2 small Emerald Crabs. This will hopefully help with the case of Neomaris Annulata which overtook my aquarium. I also added an open brain coral and some green Actinodiscus mushrooms.
I have also changed the lighting schedule to increase lighting and hopefully get better coloration from the corals.
I have been able to stabilize alkalinity with the removal of the Neomaris Annulata. This will hopefully remain stable, as I'm removing as much Neomaris as possible every week. I have also changed my water change schedule to weekly, as this will also hopefully stabilize water parameters and help control algae buildup.
February 1, 2015 09:30
I have added in a few Zoas which at the moment have not opened up very well. Will continue to monitor them. Alkalinity is a challenge still, as my levels continue to drop to 2.1 meq/L regardless of the dosing. I have raised the home-made additive quantity to 10 mL per day, hopefully to maintain Alk at 2.8 meq/L.
My sharknose Goby died, but I am unsure of why, since he seemed to be OK. Will monitor the rest of fish to ensure I do not lose any more.
November 23, 2014 21:38
I made some Alkalinity solution to complement the calcium additive. Recipe as per BRS:
1/2 gal water
1.12 cups soda ash
Will try it tomorrow.
October 29, 2014 00:29