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My Nano Reefs Part Twenty-Four - 1/18 to present

Last Updated: 9/25/22


On 1/6/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 70 degrees F.


On 1/13/18, the salinities were 1.026, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 73 degrees F.


On 1/20/18, the salinities were 1.026, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forgot to write down the temperatures.


On 1/29/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 72 degrees F.


On 2/3/18, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 72 degrees F.


On 2/10/18, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 72 degrees F.


On 2/17/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.023 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 74 degrees F. I had trouble getting the saltwater to mix. I weigh the salt though so once fully dissolved, the salinity should always be perfect. I heat the make-up water to about 75 degrees F and stir it on a stir plate but the magnetic stir bar kept stopping (the cat litter bucket I use is not flat on the bottom in the center where the stir bar sits over the magnet).


On 2/24/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 74 degrees F.


On 3/2/18, we had a horrible wind storm that brought down trees. The power was out for 10 hours. I thought it would be out for days. I had the generator going for the aquarium pumps but the temperature started to go down in the house and tanks. I plugged in the heater for the 6 gallon tank to the generator power strip (not enough room for more with four filters on there). An hour later, and the tank was 10 degrees F above the setting. I opened the lid, and a horrible burning metal scent met my nose. I lifted up the heater, and it was in pieces. The glass had shattered with metal and glass all down in the sump. I had to use my bare hands to pick it out because the fit was too tight for gloves or the aquarium tweezers. It was a mess. The corals were not happy. I ordered a new heater.


On 3/3/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 74 degrees F.


On 3/10/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I installed the new heater in the 6 gallon tank. It's a Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm 25 W. It has no glass so it won't break like the old one.


On 3/17/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 3/24/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 3/31/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 4/7/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F.


On 4/14/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F. The 12 gallon tank was clear when I fed Nemo, and it was opaque from some kind of white bacterial bloom a few hours later. Luckily, I was doing the water change that afternoon. By the evening feeding, the water was clear.


On 4/21/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 4/30/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 5/5/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 5/12/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 5/19/18, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forgot to record the tank temperatures.


On 5/26/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F. I changed the lamp in the 6 gallon nano reef.


On 6/2/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I did not record temperatures. I changed the lamps in the 12 gallon nano reef.


On 6/9/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 85 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. The tanks are getting super hot while the room is no more than 75 degrees F. I think the new lamps are hotter!


On 6/16/18, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.025, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 6/23/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 6/30/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/7/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/14/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 85 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F. The air temperature was 77 degrees F.


On 7/21/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 85 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/28/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 8/4/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 85 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. The air temperature was 76 degrees F.


On 8/11/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. The air temperature was 76 degrees F.


On 8/18/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. I do not know why I am still testing and recording these things. Nobody cares.


On 8/25/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 9/1/18, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 83 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 9/8/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 9/15/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/22/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/29/18, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/29/18, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


10/6/18 record is missing! I think I wrote over it with the 10/13/18 record.


On 10/13/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 10/20/18, the salinities were 1.026, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F.


On 10/27/18, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/3/18, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/12/18, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/17/18, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/24/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/1/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/8/18, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/10/18, I went to a pet store with a lot of aquariums for the first time in a few years. I wanted to get a few small hermit crabs. I only had the one electric blue one left in the 12 gallon tank. I also wanted to get some small snails. All they had though was one red tip hermit crab who was so tiny, you can barely see him! I named him Ichabod and put him in the 6 gallon tank reef tank after drip acclimation.


On 12/15/18, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/22/18, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/29/18, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/5/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.

The next day, I noticed the lights were flickering on the 12 gallon tank so I pulled the plug that goes in to the external ballast. I could not get it back in so I turned off the switch on the ballast and tried to get it in. Even though the switch was off, it popped, smoked, and turned black at the connection. I cut the power at the outlet, got it back in, and tried turning it on but only one of the lights was barely on so it was shot! I am in the process of trying to find a replacement hood and ballast. They do not manufacture the original ballast anymore. It was defective anyway! I had to replace a part in it years ago. I put my extra old 6 gallon hood from the reef tank as well as a freshwater 10 gallon fluorescent strip on top of the tank in the mean time. They are supported by a piece of plexiglass that I took off my old rabbit hutch outside (my rabbits have all died). So, I am waiting to fix this!


On 1/12/19, the new lid and ballast came for the 12 gallon tank so I installed those. The salinities were 1.026, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/19/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/26/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/2/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/9/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I noticed that the green star polyps had not opened much in a few days in the 12 gallon tank. I think they are dying off which happens every few years, and they regrow from small pieces here and there.


On 2/16/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I cut off about a quarter of the green star polyps which appear to have died off in the 12 gallon tank. The diatoms (brown algae) and hairy green algae are growing like mad without the star polyps actively feeding although a few little green polyps are sticking out here and there. The die off the star polyps though came just in time to perhaps save the brain coral which has been drastically shrinking as the star polyps enveloped it despite weekly trimming around the brain coral. The other corals should also benefit from more available light and nutrients. I am noting that I have not seen the little hermit crab in the 6 gallon tank in a few months so I am afraid he is gone. My only surviving hermit crab is the blue and black one in the 12 gallon tank. He is a beauty!


On 2/23/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I removed more of the green star polyps from the 12 gallon tank although a few green polyps did show themselves. It certainly has not opened in its full glory in the last three weeks though. The diatoms and hairy green algae are having a field day with the green star polyps out of commission and not hogging all the light and nutrients.


On 3/2/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. Some of the green star polyps are starting to come out but not many and not all the way.


On 3/9/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. The green star polyps have shown no sign of life now for over a month so I pulled out most of them. The fact that they came out easily seems to indicate that they are dead, and yet, there were a few tiny peaks of green on one clump that I put in there just in case. The death of the green star polyps does mean that now the brain coral might survive, and I can get some more corals. The green star polyps live on in a piece that is in the six gallon tank, and now it's starting to take off.


On 3/16/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.0265, and 1.0255/1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up waters. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F. I cleaned the 6 gallon tank first, and I had to try to get the pump to stop buzzing. Then, I started on the 12 gallon tank. I made two batches of new water because I did a 100% cleaning of the 12 gallon nano tank. I removed half of the old water without stirring things up. I put the three pieces of live rock, Nemo, the electric blue hermit crab, one zooanthid colony, and one leather coral in two buckets to wait while I cleaned. The brain coral was attached to the biggest piece of live rock. So, only one fish, one crab, and three corals were alive plus all the tiny critters so it was a good time for a total cleaning before I try to restock. The diatoms have been growing like mad since the green star polyps died. I rinsed the gravel in the dirty water and then some fresh saltwater. I put that back with a layer of fresh aragonite gravel. The water was incredibly cloudy so, while I did put in the live rock, I waited over an hour to put the fish and crab back. Nemo was still gaspy. And, it looked like he had an instant case of some horrible fish disease but it was just debris stuck on a bunch of slime that he expelled due to stress. He was fine by the next day. I tried to do things as gently as I could. The diatoms grew back within 24 hours! I am going to order some new snails, crabs, and corals soon.


On 3/21/19, I received three small zooanthid colonies, I dripped acclimated them, and I added them to the 12 gallon nano reef.


On 3/23/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I received a lot of new animals for my aquariums which I drip acclimated. I added the following animals:

To the 6 gallon nano reef = 2 sexy shrimp, 1 cerith snail, 2 astraea snails, 1 zebra hermit crab

To the 12 gallon nano reef = 3 cerith snails, 2 astraea snails, 1 blue hermit crab, 1 yellow hermit crab, 1 scarlet reef hermit crab, and 1 pulsing xenia

Some of the snails seemed lifeless but most started to move around in a few days. I think two cerith snails in the 12 gallon tank died.


On 3/30/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.027, and 1.0265 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 4/6/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.0265, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 4/13/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 4/20/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 81 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F. One of the zooanthids came off so I had to reapply some reef epoxy to get it to stick again.


On 4/27/19, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. All the new corals have started to finally open in the 12 gallon tank, and the remaining pieces of green star polyps in there have also come back to life! That's great news for them but maybe not so much for the brain coral that they had previously been attacking and almost killed.


On 5/3/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. The spaghetti leather coral came off the live rock so I had to reapply some reef epoxy to get it to stick again.


By 5/9/19, the pulsing xenia is finally fully open but it does not pulse (yet).


On 5/11/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. The zooanthid that had come off before came off the live rock yet again so I had to reapply some reef epoxy to get it to stick again.


On 5/18/19, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 5/25/19, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.0255, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 6/1/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 6/8/19, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 6/15/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 6/22/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forgot to record temperatures.


On 6/29/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0245 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 7/6/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 7/13/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 83 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/20/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 83 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 7/27/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 79 degrees F.


On 8/3/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/10/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/17/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 8/24/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 85 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/31/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer was on the bottom of the tank (did not read it), and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/7/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/14/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. The pulsing Xenia (which has never pulsed so I think it is some other Xenia) has grown so well that it was trying to kill some zooanthids that I like. It was with great guilt that I cut one of the Xenia's arms off that was grown in to the zooanthid colony.


On 9/21/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F. I found an Aiptasia anemone at the base of my Xenia on the rock that it came on. It must have come when I got the Xenia six months ago! It was hiding all this time! I tried to grab it with tweezers but it went in to a hole in the rock.


On 9/28/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 10/5/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I plugged the heater back in for the 6 gallon tank as colder weather is coming.


On 10/12/19, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I plugged in the 12 gallon heater for the winter.


On 10/19/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 10/27/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/2/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/9/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I should really just put the weekly SG and temperature in a table! Alas, where is the time?


On 11/16/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/23/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I removed the electric tape around the electrical cords for the 12 gallon's heater and two pumps where they come out the lid and rub. I put on fresh electric tape at those spots in the cords. The cords are damaged where I shut the lid on them because they did not design the lids well.


On 11/30/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/7/19, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/14/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/21/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/28/19, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forgot to write down the tank temperatures.


On 1/4/20, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.027, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/11/20, the salinities were 1.026, 1.0265, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/18/20, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.0265, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. The air temperature was 66 degrees F.


On 1/25/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/3/20, the salinities were 1.026, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/8/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/15/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I opened the hood on the 12 gallon tank and changed the lights. I cleaned all the dust out of the hood. I got the replacement lamps on Ebay because nobody makes them anymore. I am not sure what I will do next year.


On 2/22/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/29/20 (Leap Day!), the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 3/7/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 3/14/20, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.0265, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer was covered in coralline algae which I later scraped off.


On 3/21/20, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 3/28/20, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


When I went to update this page on 4/13/20, I found that the most recent version of this file was missing! It was missing in all three locations where I keep it! Yikes! So, I lost whatever I wrote regarding 4/4/20, if I even wrote anything? I certainly did clean the tanks then.

On 4/11/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 4/18/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 4/25/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 5/2/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 5/9/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 5/16/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 5/23/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 81 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F.


On 5/30/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F.


On 6/6/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 83 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 6/13/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 83 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 6/20/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 6/27/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 83 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 7/4/20, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/11/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 79 degrees F.


On 7/18/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/25/20, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 8/1/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0265 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 8/8/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 8/15/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forgot to record the temperature in the 12 gallon tank before I did the water change, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 8/22/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 8/29/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 9/5/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 9/12/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/19/20, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 9/26/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 10/3/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 10/10/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 10/17/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 10/24/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 10/31/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. The temperatures are finally dropping as it gets colder outside.


On 11/7/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/14/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/21/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/28/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/5/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/21/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. The spaghetti leather coral has grown so big that it was killing off my brain coral so I cut off a few arms of the leather coral. I felt really bad about this because, unlike the green star polyps, this was a fat arm!


On 12/26/20, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/2/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/9/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/16/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I was by pure chance able to get a replacement lamp for the 6 gallon nano reef. You are supposed to change them yearly but I had not changed it since May of 2019 because the two places that made the lamps discontinued them. The place I got this one must have had old inventory.


On 1/23/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/30/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/6/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 79 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/13/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/20/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/23/21, I added two astrea snails and one peppermint shrimp to the 12 gallon nano reef. I drip acclimated them. The tank now has a lot of Aiptasia anemones. The fish store only had large, gravid peppermint shrimp. I named her Cardi-B. I saw her that night and never again until I cleaned the tank on 2/27/21 and found her big body. RIP. The snails have done okay though. The anemones rejoiced.


On 2/25/21, I came home to find the 6 gallon nano reef's thermometer at 84 degrees F. The heater malfunctioned. I had to throw it away. I had a spare glass 25W heater that I put in there.


On 2/27/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 79 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 3/6/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 3/13/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0275, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forgot to record the thermometers' readings.


On 3/20/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 3/27/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 4/3/21, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 4/10/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 4/12/21, I bought another peppermint shrimp for the 12 gallon nano reef. I hope this one makes it! The Aiptasia are all over.


On 4/17/21, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I have not seen the shrimp since I added him/her but also did not find him/her when cleaning so I hope that means that he/she is just a good hider!


On 4/24/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. I have not seen the peppermint shrimp since I got him so he is presumed dead.


On 5/1/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 5/8/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 5/15/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 79 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 5/24/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 77 degrees F. When I read the temperatures, it was 71 degrees F in the laundry room and 84 degrees F outside so a hot day.


On 5/29/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 6/5/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 6/12/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F. The air temperature was 73 degrees F.


On 6/19/21, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F. The air temperature was 73 degrees F.


On 6/26/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 7/3/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 7/10/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 7/17/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 7/24/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.023 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 86 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 7/31/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 8/6/21, one of the 12 gallon reef tank's light bulbs went out. Since nobody sells replacement lamps, the bulbs in there were old. I pulled out two older bulbs used from June 2016 to June 2017 and put them in. They are working for now.


On 8/7/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 8/14/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 8/21/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 8/28/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F. The 600 gph Marineland Maxijet in the 6 gallon nano reef would not run after I finished the water change. The only new one I could find in my collection was modified so it could no longer fit in the tiny space of the nano cube. I had no choice but to put in a new 900 gph Maxijet so there is a lot of motion in there now!


On 9/4/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/11/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/18/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 9/25/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 10/2/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 10/9/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 10/16/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.023 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 86 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. The air temperature was only 74 degrees F so I do not know why the tanks are even warmer than usual.


On 10/23/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.024 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 10/30/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/6/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/13/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/20/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 11/27/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F. The air temperature was 66 degrees F.


On 12/4/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/11/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/18/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/24/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 12/31/21, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/8/22, the salinities were 1.026, 1.027, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer was fallen to the bottom of the tank, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/15/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/22/22, the salinities were 1.026, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 1/29/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/5/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/12/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/19/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer was not read (fell into tank), and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 2/26/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 76 degrees F.


On 3/5/22, the salinities were 1.026, 1.027, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer was too hard for me to read.


On 3/12/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 3/19/22, the salinities were 1.026, 1.027, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


The morning of 3/26/22, when I first went in to the laundry room, something sounded wrong. I found that the 6 gallon nano reef tank was missing a gallon of saltwater that was all over the counter, behind the other tanks (under lots of cords where I could not reach), down on the floor, and out to the rug in the other room. I found that the tube connecting the pump to the return had popped off. The pump was fountaining, and water leaked out the seam between the tank proper and the lid. What a mess! It was an easy fix but the tank had to wait until late morning before I could get new saltwater mixed up and refill the tank enough to run the pump. In the mean time, I had put the heater in the main part of the tank as the sump and main tank were no longer joined (water too low).

On 3/26/22, the salinities were 1.026, 1.027, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 4/2/22, the salinities were 1.026, 1.027, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 4/9/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 4/16/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.027, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 83 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 79 degrees F.


On 4/23/22, the salinities were 1.026, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 4/30/22, the salinities were 1.026, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer was on the bottom of the tank, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 5/7/22, the salinities were 1.026, 1.027, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 5/14/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 5/21/22, the salinities were 1.0256 1.0265, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F. I unplugged the heaters as it has been super hot, and the air conditioning is running so the tanks should not get too cold. The saltwater tanks tend to run 10 degrees F over room temperature, presumably mostly from the trapped heat of the lighting.


On 5/28/22, the salinities were 1.026, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 6/4/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forgot to record temperatures.


On 6/11/22, the salinities were 1.026, 1.0265, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 6/18/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 6/25/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/2/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I forgot to record the temperatures but they were the usual ~80 degrees F.


On 7/9/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.0255 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


On 7/16/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/23/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 7/23/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer was aimed so that I could not read it, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/6/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/13/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 84 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 8/20/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.0265, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 83 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer was not readable.


On 8/27/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/3/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.026 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/10/22, the salinities were 1.025, 1.026, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 82 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/17/22, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.025, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. I could not read the 12 gallon's thermometer (had to scrape the corraline algae off of it), and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F.


On 9/24/22, the salinities were 1.0255, 1.0255, and 1.025 for the 12 and 6 gallon tanks and the make-up water. The 12 gallon's thermometer read 80 degrees F, and the 6 gallon's thermometer read 78 degrees F.


To be continued.


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