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    What is this crap and how do I get rid of it?

    Interesting. I've had dino's before, but it was more like dust. I've never seen it get stringy like this. Unfortunately, my sleeper goby is starving as it won't touch the sand anymore and despite feeding him mysis and brine as a supplement, it's apparently not enough. Thanks for the feedback!
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    What is this crap and how do I get rid of it?

    How about the pics? Can you see them now? I used a different image hosting site.
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    What is this crap and how do I get rid of it?

    That's odd. I did post two pics, and I can see them in the original post. Let me try and repost them again through a different method. Not sure why I can see them and you can't but clearly something isn't right. Thanks for the heads up on the photos.
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    What is this crap and how do I get rid of it?

    It's a relatively new tank (around 5 months) getting prepped for SPS. 8.5 dkh 450 Ca 1400 Mg .02 Phos .5 Nitrate 1.026 Salinity Fritz Salt and Red Sea liquid A&B+Mg. RODI water, of course. It's rust-colored and bit stringy... I can mix it up into the water column, filter it out, and it's...
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    Are there any LifeRock (or comprable) aquascaping experts on here?

    Excellent suggestion. I was on there this morning. Tons of great ideas! I found 3 or 4 I really like. Thanks again!
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    Are there any LifeRock (or comprable) aquascaping experts on here?

    For sure. This go around I'm definitely going with "just enough" rock to have places for the SPS to grow out. Less is more. You get more water volume, swim area for fish, and access to the bottom for cleaning. Pinterest is a great idea. Never thought of that. I'll take a look. I emailed...
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    Are there any LifeRock (or comprable) aquascaping experts on here?

    Thank you for all the great info!
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    Are there any LifeRock (or comprable) aquascaping experts on here?

    Long story, but I had to tear down my 5-year-old SPS tank and am in the process of completely starting over. From scratch. My tank is 48"x20"x20". The tank will be only SPS and I'd like to use only the middle third from left to right, leaving the front and back fairly open for flow and...
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    So it finally happened... Tank went so sideways I have to start over and need help.

    So, I just finished my first fill and drain. Messy. It was really gross. I just filled it up again, scraped the glass down, and added 8 gallons of vinegar this time. My office smells like a salad. It's still really gross in the tank with a lot of debris. I'm shocked at how much garbage is...
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    So it finally happened... Tank went so sideways I have to start over and need help.

    So I drained the tank this past weekend, and filled it out with tap water. Sad... So many years of work, down the drain. That was a ton of work. And despite taking what I thought was every living creature out of the tank a coupe of weeks ago, I ended up find all sorts of stuff still living in...
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    So it finally happened... Tank went so sideways I have to start over and need help.

    Agreed. But I gave away all the rock. So, there's that :) I'm starting over from scratch and will just have to be patient.
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    So it finally happened... Tank went so sideways I have to start over and need help.

    Excellent, thanks guys. The teardown and "rebirth" will start this week. Appreciate all the help after never having found myself in this scenario before. Thanks again.
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    So it finally happened... Tank went so sideways I have to start over and need help.

    Thanks for all the great info! I'm starting over with new rock and new sand. I had majanos and cloves which originated from the previous rock. Might as well go straight from scratch this go around.... I plan on removing the sand tomorrow and probably draining it as well at the same time. Do...
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