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    Quote Originally Posted by spieszak View Post
    yep, fuges are meant to be nasty unless you try to put them on display. If it keeps that stuff out of your tank, its absolutely perfect!
    Hi Stacey

    I know you said a nasty fuge is just fine. I'm just wondering if I should clean it out a bit. Like blowing the Cyano off the rocks at least. I am seeing small patches in the DT now too.
    Please eat me know what you think.

    Thanks a bunch.

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    IMO, cleaning fuges isn't bad, you just need to mind how much and how quickly. Removing cyano and hair algae is a good thing, you just don't want to do it too quickly. As you take the things that are eating up nutrients out, you slightly lessen the tanks ability to keep them low. Generally your fuge will catch up, but if you do 'too much', the stuff can take hold in other areas of your tank.
    I have a 40b fuge, and I 'clean' 1/3 of it every couple months, rotating left to right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spieszak View Post
    IMO, cleaning fuges isn't bad, you just need to mind how much and how quickly. Removing cyano and hair algae is a good thing, you just don't want to do it too quickly. As you take the things that are eating up nutrients out, you slightly lessen the tanks ability to keep them low. Generally your fuge will catch up, but if you do 'too much', the stuff can take hold in other areas of your tank.
    I have a 40b fuge, and I 'clean' 1/3 of it every couple months, rotating left to right.
    Sounds like a good plan. Thank You!
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    Cleaned out the sump a bit and discovered my Ric has split!! Lol



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    Cool.. Amazing how things don't really seem to mind all that stuff growing around them, isn't it?
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    It is very amazing! Especially since there's only a 7w led lighting it up. Colors suck but it's alive-lol.
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    Broken hearted...my Cardinal died tonight. 2 1/2yrs I had him. Zero signs of illness. Just started hiding this morning and by this evening laying on the sand bed. What makes it worse is that I haven't seen my Watchman going on 2wks. 6 line seems fine. Inverts are good too. Amazingly with new salt and fluctuations corals are doing good.

    Tested ALK is around 6.5 and CALC is above 500. Switching salt mixes I expected this. Gotta dial in the doser. SG is right on at 1.026.

    Why can't I keep fish for very long?
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    Sorry to hear this.

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    Reading other sources, it looks like they average is about 5 years, but there really isn't anyway to know how old yours was when you got it.
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    Thank you mfinn.
    Thank you spieszak! I needed to see this. Something I should have done myself. Definitely would have saved me a little heartache but only a little. Missing him a lot.
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    My Watchman is ALIVE!!
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    w00t!
    Fish have a habit of trying to make us panic it seems! Two days ago I thought my goldspot rabbit had disappeared, skipped a feeding and everything. He is at least the size of my hand, so its hard for him to hide, even with his built in camo. Next day he was out begging for food. Must have just been having a bad hair day
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    Missing a lil fish I understand but a Rabbit fish that's crazy-lol.
    I hadn't seen him in 2wks! Man was he hungry. Gobbled up some NLS pellets with a quickness
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    Once again completely cleaned out my fuge. Removed all rock. Added Chaeto and an mj400. See how it goes.



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    I am one happy Reefer my RF friends!!! After close to 3yrs of struggling with a nasty SB issue I can officially report...IT'S CLEAN!! No brown stuff, no Cyano just clean white sand.
    No slimy brown stuff on the rock, no algae either.
    The joy has returned! I look forward to looking close up. Night time flashlight hunting too-lol.
    Corals are taking off with new growth. I'm pretty sure it's the switch to the RSCP that started the upward changes. Both with the corals & SB issue.
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