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Had an algae bloom that started a few days, all the fish seemed fine until I saw my yellow line goby covered in ich. Poor guy was probably having a difficult time breathing.
After taking this picture I immediately went straight to Petco for an intank UV sterilizer to throw in the DT. Amazon would have taken over a week, thankfully after two different stores I found exactly what I was looking for!
Sticking with HumbleFish's advice after setting up my UV, I knew I had to keep him eating and make sure he was fat. Upped my feeding regiment and basically soaked anything and everything in Selcon. From pellets, to frozen I let it soak for a good 15 min before feeding.
I woke up the next day I could already see that the UV sterilizer had cleared up most of the algae. Oversizing my UV was definitely the right call, there is still a noticeable amount of ich but you can really see the difference.
Fast forward to today. There are still a couple spots on him, he's much more active today which gave me the confidence that he's going to be ok.
Going to keep the heavy feeding for another week as well as keep that UV running indefinitely for now. I have noticed a small white spot on either side of my Biota yellow tangs tail. But no where else, and he is eating like a hog so I'm fairly confident in his health as well. Could not get a good picture of him he's my only camera shy fish.
Coincidentally my order from Reefcleaners arrived today! Nice clean ball of chaeto, Florida cereriths, dwarf ceriths and 2 turbo snails. Everything somehow survived 3 days in usps, the water the snails arrived in was hot! I didn't get an exact temperature but I'd say it had to be high 80's, low 90's like a warm shower is what I can best relate it to.
Refegium officially online
Also measured the par today to get a better understanding of the G5s. I'm definitely impressed, BRS was right the spread was very even across almost the whole tank. However with the 2 Xr15s cranked to 100% I'm still only able to average in the 200-210 par range. So it looks like I'm going to need to pick up a third xr15 after all.