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Red Sea 250 Journey

Biglex

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Awh man I'm sorry, hope the little guy is ok. Your aquascape looks great did you use the carib sea shapes and are you staying barebottom?


Boo, I don't have an Instagram so you need to start a build thread on here or R2R!!
The build is finally up on here and R2R
 
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DwPolcyn

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Update
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.
Day 1
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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!

AA Aquarium Green Killing Machine Internal UV Sterilizer with Power Head 24W https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002ZVODP0/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_TBEXEbMY42NYD

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.
Day 2
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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.
Day 3
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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.
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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
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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.
 
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