sps settling down nicely ... corals damaged through growing above the low water line are repairing nicely. Interesting to watch how the fish tend to the sps, picking off bits of algae, etc.
October 20, 2013 02:00
Not happy with the apparent general health of the sps ... no polyp extension. Running GAC in the Fluval FX5 for a few days to see if its anything to do with water quality ... parameters all check out fine, so might be something else that maybe GAC can fix.
October 7, 2013 00:07
Undertook reduction in height of the left hand reef structure as the sps was growing out of the water
October 1, 2013 03:52
Monti under the LED strip is starting to show recovery. Must have been a lack of light due to the failed T% over it and my laziness in getting a replacement light.
Working on some upgrades ... as the T5s require tube replacement, I've decided to install LED strips instead.
First one is constructed from this DIY kit : http://www.aquastyleonline.com/products/24-LEDs-Strip-DIY-Dimmable-Kit.html with 4x all blue strips and 60deg optics. Strips are glued to a 25mm black anodised aluminium square tube with all wiring run internally. In testing, it looked very nice ... almost electric blue look but can only run power at about 50% as these lights are quite powerful.
Reduced water temperature to 26C for the winter period.
All monti have gone very pale over the past 3 weeks ... bleaching for some reason. Maybe the high pH ? It's been this high before with little effect.
April 22, 2013 00:04
Cleaned all of the Tunze pumps during the week ... what a difference !
April 13, 2013 05:04
Lost some sps whilst the main chiller was being repaired. Temps only seemed to have maxed out at 28.3C which isn't too bad ... the little Resun CL-650 standby chiller can't do any better than that.
Old Blue (Tang) checked out ... probably around 15 years old.
March 29, 2013 03:40