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  1. I will be totally bummed out if I can’t use that beautifully big piece of mopani I am soaking.
  2. Yeah I think I’ll wait until I get back from my trip. This reactor is crushed shells so it’s like shells but it has a lot more surface area than the shells I had in the filter. I have a really big piece of mopani and 6 small pieces. I think I’ll try a couple of really small pieces with some plants on them and see what happens with just that little bit of wood. Thanks for your advice I really appreciate it.
  3. Yeah I think I’ll wait until I get back from my trip. This reactor is crushed shells so it’s like shells but it has a lot more surface area than the shells I had in the filter. I have a really big piece of mopani and 6 small pieces. I think I’ll try a couple of really small pieces with some plants on them and see what happens with just that little bit of wood. Thanks for your advice I really appreciate it.
  4. The ph has only been off since I transitioned from the 40 gallon to the new 80 gallon Reef tank Saturday morning. Thanks for the advise. I’ll look wondershells up. I’ve had a bag of seashells in the filter for a couple years now and the pH is been right up at seven for the most part. The shells were really getting small. So instead of getting more shells, and now that I am running a canister (since June), I thought I’d go to crushed shells. the LFS guided me to the calcium reactor media. Ive had a bare 40b tank for a few years and I really wanted to go to some wood and plants now that I have the room. Should I not put wood in ever?
  5. Put some calcium reactor medium in the top of the canister in a medium bag and it seems to be bringing the ph back up. Feeling a lot better about the transition. I especially want the ph stable before I add the mopani and plants. I want to put the plants In with the wood Thursday but I’m concerned I’m not going to have enough time to watch things before I travel on Monday next week. is 3 days enough time to see how new plants and wood effect the water?
  6. My tap is really good so I know it’s not that. I do notice when the shells wear down after a while the ph goes off a little bit. It’s up enough now that I put a little baking soda in. Usually it’s between 6.8 and 7. I’ll make sure I add some shells to the filter. What is going to happen when I put that mopani wood in there with plants attached? Is that going to change the pH as well? The mopani is really well soaked now but I still think it’s going to change the water somehow.
  7. So I am noticing my PH low. I washe the new tank with a rag soaked in vinegar and water then rinsed that a couple times. I thought I got it all rinsed away. I think that’s what it is. I have shells in the canister normally to keep the ph up. A couple of hours ago I put some baking soda water in to bring it up some. A little concerned. Will watch it at about a 6.6 / 6.8.
  8. So I am noticing my PH low. I washe the new tank with a rag soaked in vinegar and water then rinsed that a couple times. I thought I got it all rinsed away. I think that’s what it is. I have shells in the canister normally to keep the ph up. A couple of hours ago I put some baking soda water in to bring it up some. A little concerned. Will watch it at about a 6.6 / 6.8.
  9. Thank you. I have really grown to love them. I love watching them now they are swimming around. 10” though .... geeez. I hope this Tank is going to be big enough.
  10. Good to know they won’t get a lot longer. Because now they can swim back-and-forth and it’s nice long space for them. She’s a lot wider than he is. I thought maybe because she’s the female. We’ll See.
  11. These two are 3 years old. Body is 8” w no tail. I transferred all 40 gallons from their existing tank then added the second 40 gallons with new water.
  12. It’s in and what a gorgeous setup. Thank you all so much for your advise. Things went perfectly smooth moving from the 40B to the new 80 gallon reef tank. They are so happy. They just keep swimming back and forth. the large and small pieces of mopani have been soaking for a couple of weeks now and the water water changes are almost running clear. Our LFS has a new shipment of plants coming in midweek so I’ll get some plants on the wood and put them in this week. I attached the before and after photos. Again, thanks everyone for your help getting me here.
  13. The new stand is ready. Picking it up tomorrow. Check it out. Sooooo excited. I’m really hoping the tank is in on Friday then it’s game on
  14. Just confirmed this week my guy is building my stand is using cherry for the wood. It’s going to be really nice.
  15. Thank so much. That’s the way I have it now. The intake is the back left of the tank at the bottom and the outflow on the back top right. I’ll set the new tank up the same way.
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