Coral Death and Update

The Montipora Cap didn’t make it. It slowly died off until I finally removed it from the tank.

The Blastimosa doesn’t seem to be fully extending out during the day either. I’m wondering if my lower salinity is causing it. I’ll work on getting that slowly raised back up.

All the other fish/inverts are doing well. Having the pH probe in the top-off tank with the Kalk has helped me to keep saturation high. I think this is also helping me keep the Ca/Alk higher in the main tank as well.

Over the weekend I took the time to finally get the chiller installed. The tank has gotten quite high a few times now. It hasn’t gone over the 82 degree set point where the chiller would have turned on, but it’s gotten close.

I’m not actually sure if the chiller will ever run. We don’t let the house get above 82 even when we’re not home. The tank is next to a window, so maybe the heat from that might cause the tank to run hotter.

I haven’t noticed that the lights and pumps are adding much heat to the tank at all, which is nice.

The macro algae is growing quite nicely in the sump. There’s also some red algae showing up in the sump due to the excess light, but I’d rather have it there than in the main tank. I never thought sumps should be that clean anyways 🙂

I’m hopefully going to get some more fish this weekend. I’d like to get a few Pajama Cardinals. I also want some more corals, but man those things are expensive. I keep watching for frags to show up on Facebook or Craigslist.

No pictures this time… Sorry.