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    The WIFE was wrong

    So I left for NTC last month in the 17th currently still here waiting for my bus back.. I called the wife the other day and asked how the tank was doing.. her response was very very misleading as she confidently says the tank is fine and the coral is really starting to grow.. I pause for a minute think and then told her I'd call her back to FaceTime her so I could she what she was talking about... low and behold is the picture of the aka coral that's growing algae....


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    Bummer. NTC and a phosphate issue? Not sure which one is worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    Bummer. NTC and a phosphate issue? Not sure which one is worse.

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    She's learning the hard way... lol I told her if she's gonna have input to what goes in the tank she's gonna learn to take care of the tank... I'm guessing she over fed it while I have been gone


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    And left the lights on way to long


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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcom1027 View Post
    And left the lights on way to long


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    I would try to set your tank and wife up for success by getting those lights on a timer. A good short term solution for you while on vacation would maybe get a phosphate reactor on there to help reduce the amount of excess nutes. A GFO reactor may be a good choice for you. While I was on vacation my tank had a phosphate outbreak due to overfeeding and my refugium was covered in hair algae. Ended up draining and cleaning my refugium, throwing out the macro because it was infested with GHA and threw a new ball in there after I cleaned it. I feel your pain bro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notchback5.0 View Post
    I would try to set your tank and wife up for success by getting those lights on a timer. A good short term solution for you while on vacation would maybe get a phosphate reactor on there to help reduce the amount of excess nutes. A GFO reactor may be a good choice for you. While I was on vacation my tank had a phosphate outbreak due to overfeeding and my refugium was covered in hair algae. Ended up draining and cleaning my refugium, throwing out the macro because it was infested with GHA and threw a new ball in there after I cleaned it. I feel your pain bro.
    There's only so much I can do with the 34g Red Sea Max... not a ton of room to add things it has a protein skimmer but idk if she has been running it or not


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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcom1027 View Post
    There's only so much I can do with the 34g Red Sea Max... not a ton of room to add things it has a protein skimmer but idk if she has been running it or not


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    Yea i get it.. Real estate can be a premium. you can remote mount a GFO reactor. What kind of CUC do you have?
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    Update on the tank


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    Well, that's looking much better!

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    Just checking out this thread, that sucks man, I had pretty much the same thing happen to me when I had to be in Kuwait all last year. Glad to see it cleaned up nicely.

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    Looks a lot better! What light are you using?


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