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    Anthelia: die die die

    Well after fighting with anthelia for almost two years, finally decided enough was enough.
    All the rock has been removed from the tank to be 'cleaned'. Most of the corals have been farmed out to two good buddies who helped me over the past week clean up the tank. The remainder of the livestock will be moved out over the weekend.
    Then off go the lights and the killing of the anthelia will start. I expect my tank will be off-line for the next couple of months.
    This is a major disappointment, but it had to be done. That anthelia stuff (using polite words here.....) just had to be taken care of.

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    Patrick.
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    Why not restock the tank with Reef Bones, its only 2.00$(ish) a pound and seeds really fast.

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    I want some anthelia

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    for some reason reef bones and base rock have been almost impossible to find. not sure why.
    anthelia,, yeh bad stuff. as well as GSP which you want to keep totally seperate LOL.
    good luck PWALL, as the years go by I'm realizing just how hard and frustrating this hobby can be.

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    It might have something to do with CaribSea getting busted reciently. Regardless of the cause of this, it's likely to have an impact on the availablity of either product for a bit.

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    Senior Member pwall's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DARK
    Why not restock the tank with Reef Bones, its only 2.00$(ish) a pound and seeds really fast.
    My plan is to turn my current rock into reef-bones. I needed to add more rock to the tank anyways, so using the old rock as the base, then buy some new rock to seed the tank.
    Basically, guess I'm starting over from scratch.

    At least I have my 20g at work to enjoy!
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    Patrick.
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    Latest update:
    Marc came over again tonight. We removed the remainder of the rock.
    All my fish and corals have been transferred to Marc's tank (QT).

    The lights have all been unplugged, but I left the pumps going to keep the circulation in the tank. It'll sit that way until mid-January, if not later.
    In the meantime, I'm gonna to boil my old rock to ensure any left-over anthelia dead dead dead!
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    Patrick.
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    is it gonna be in pitch blackness? if not maybe try covering it with garbage bags if there are ambient light in the room.

    u think light alone will kill it?

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    The tank won't be completely dark. It's an in-wall tank so I will cover the front. So it'll only get a small amount of ambient light.

    The rock...that's a different story. It's all out of the tank, and will be 'cleaned'. (turned into reef bones)
    Regards,
    Patrick.
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    Latest update (Dec 30/06):

    The tank is now drilled for the additional overflow!
    Still have to make an overflow box and plumb it in, but the hole is no there.
    I'll post picks a little later.

    Will be putting in a new sump and relocating to make it easier to work on. And will add some baffles to the new sump at the same time.
    Regards,
    Patrick.
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