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    Admin- I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az. adnedarn's Avatar
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    I use the salinity probe of the Neptune Apex system, and verify it against a refractometer that I calibrate just about every time I pull it out.

    I changed out the filter socks yesterday, and well as cleaned up the protein skimmer when I did the water change, that's really the only mechanical filters I have, I guess.

    Like I said, I did have some growth before hand, but when I did the water change I sucked it off the sand and rocks-for the most part- using some airline tube and a long piece of hard line I have hooked to it. It was just a surprise to see so much first thing in the AM. It was definitely more this morning than I had removed yesterday.

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    2 x jaebo wp-40 http://www.amazon.com/Jebao-WP-40-Ma.../dp/B00FSALYTS I can't really go anymore than that, this already tends to move some of my sand around, but have toyed with the idea of getting a smaller one to put somewhere, I just don't know where since these are on the left and right blowing the back wall (rocks) and down the front wall.
    return pump: diablo dc5500

    I tend to use another pump to manually blow off all the rocks into the water column when I do the water change, but I did not do it this time.

    I believe I do have nassarius (love them coming out of the sand :P) cerith, and astraea I had some turbos but they always seemed to end up upside down, and dead... so I think I'll leave those guys out. Although after the dino battle, it seems to be a lot less snails, so I think it's killed off some of them too. Probably time to get some more, mainly I wanted to make sure I didn't have another outbreak of those before I spent the cash!

    Thanks again,
    Andrew

    OH and you mention lights... I'm running two Kessil a360we tuna blues... so I don't think it's a bulb going out. http://www.marineandreef.com/Kessil_...p/rke33739.htm
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    Andrew it seems that you definitely have a great setup
    Everything just points to bad luck on a water change & it should be gone in a few days. Yep can never have 2 many snails I believe & those nassarius are very cool!
    Those are my favorite types of pumps b/c they can not get clogged & great lights as well. I would love to see some of your corals if you have any other pics. I did a test with verious easy & difficult zoanthids (since many grow so well) with t5s, metal halide, & led. I got the best growth with MH but under LED the colors turned out amazingly vibrant & didn't need a chiller.

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    I picked up 12 more Astrea snails yesterday and will grab 12 more Cerith at the end of the week (they were out) with that said, that algae stuff is basically all gone at this point! Thanks for the help (posted some pics in the build thread too )
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    Awesome news! Glad to hear that things are back to norm =) Those snails are awesome. After I realized how many I could have its rare to find me needing to clean the glass unless for strong coralline growth. No problem & thx I'm reading through your thread now.

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