Kelan's 60g Cube

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dsmhero

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Looks awesome!!!!!
Thanks bud.

Really awesome, excellent job
Thank you!

The corals look great...what the heck did you dip them in??? (...hoping to get rid of what).
I dipped them in Bayer Complete, its been the "new" dip for the last year or so with good results. I found a few acros with red bugs so I figured it would be a good time to dip everything instead of trying an in-tank treatment.
 

LostCreekReefer

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Bayer Complete is a concentrate as I read it (with Imidacloprid and beta-Cyfluthrin), so how are you using/diluting it for dipping corals? I have used Interceptor in the past (a dog heart worm medication that contained just Milbemycin) and it is no longer made (of course :frown:).

Now Novartis makes a similar (broader spectrum) product called Sentinel which is the Milbemycin and Lufenuron; a similar mix of chemicals to the Bayer complete, just not exactly the same.... :wink: anybody heard of that being used?
 

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Bayer Complete is a concentrate as I read it (with Imidacloprid and beta-Cyfluthrin), so how are you using/diluting it for dipping corals? I have used Interceptor in the past (a dog heart worm medication that contained just Milbemycin) and it is no longer made (of course :frown:).

Now Novartis makes a similar (broader spectrum) product called Sentinel which is the Milbemycin and Lufenuron; a similar mix of chemicals to the Bayer complete, just not exactly the same.... :wink: anybody heard of that being used?
I have not heard of Sentinel being used yet. As far as the Bayer is concerned, the "optimal" dilution is still unknown but from the multiple threads I have read I came to this procedure:

10mls of Bayer : 1 cup of tank water
Dip for 10mins
Rinse in clean tank water for 15mins
Back in tank

I was overly cautious and did a quick second rinse. There was zero acclamation to the new tank as well. I just took a week and matched parameters to make life easier. The corals were back to normal within an hour or so. I even dipped my LPS. I have yet to see any red bugs or AEFW but time will tell. I will definitely be dipping any new additions with Bayer.

wow, those are some awsome pics. congrats on the upgrade.
Thank you so much!
 

CarlaW

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Every thing looks Kelan, good job :).

Just an FYI....................... check the SPCDA forum, just posted some pics there ............................LOL.
 

dsmhero

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It truly is time for an update.

Things have been up and down with this tank, and it is mainly due to me not having the extra time and motivation to work on the tank.

At one point I bought a Coral Beauty dwarf angel in hopes that I would feed it enough to not develop a taste for my corals, but to no avail.



I eventually made a trap out of eggcrate and got him out.



In the midst of feeding heavily, the tank broke out in cyano and green hair algae. I do not have a picture at its worst but let's just say the sight of it made me depressed. I lost some coral, a beautiful Stylophora that I got from Carla. Some of my other corals showed no ill effects.

Now I am making the time to really bring this tank back in order, it just pains me to see it how it was. I was using three 5 gallon buckets to mix saltwater which was tedious trying to match salinity and only mixing so much at once, so I bit the bullet and bought an appropriate sized mixing container.



Now doing larger, regular water changes and adding some chaeto to my refugium I hope to see some positive changes.



I already do see a vast improvement and hope to keep things moving foward. In the near future I would like to get a small harem of flasher/fairy wrasses and a midas blenny, but in order to do this I had to remove the bad egg(sixline). He was extremely territorial and would chase new additions into the rock until they ended up dying from starvation and stress. Originally he was in a tank by himself but I had to break that tank down and in the 60g he went. I borrowed a fish trap and within a day I was able to catch him.



Here are some updated shots(before I siphoned out the cyano)










(Half of this Trachyphyllia was gone due to a Euphyllia(hammer) falling on it at the LFS. I think it is healing up well.)

 

CarlaW

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I have seen alot worse Kelan......................LOL. Thanks for the update and keep coming back, it is nice to see some input here, good or bad!!! Just keep at it and be patient good things happen that way :)
 

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Looks like a lot of progress! Someday I hope to have enough time to go downstairs and look at my tank... Hope it's hanging in there...

Great coral shots. Being able to make more saltwater at a time should make life a little easier. Hope to see the chaeto explode!
 

dsmhero

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I don't have any updated pics of the coral yet, but here are a few updates.



New clam ~5"



Two new fish, a Halichoeres melanurus and a Macropharyngodon bipartitus. Hard to get good pictures of them with my phone.





....and the thing I am most excited for. My Christmas present from my wonderful fiance, a Neptune Apex and dosing pumps!!! Big thanks to Devon for helping her pick out the correct ones.

Here is the install:

Before:



After:





 

DevonM

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Great pics Kelan. I'm glad you saved my acans. I might try them again someday... I can only imagine what LPS would look like now under the LEDs. :scared:
 
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