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    My first attempt at a saltwater tank. Aqueon 65g with a DIY 29g sump.

    Finished the initial cycle around New Years. Started adding cleanup crew and fish. Everything was going great until the ATO malfunctioned while I was out of town and caused the salinity to nose dive. The fish all lived but lost some hermit crabs and a couple of other inverts. This was followed by a bad green hair algae bloom, but it is coming under control now. A couple of more water changes should get the phosphate back down to near zero. A picture of the tank when it was new and another from last weekend.20180512_123609.jpg65gal tank (2)-800x600.jpg

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    Glad to hear you’re getting it under control. Do you mind me asking what brand ATO malfunctioned, and what malfunctioned?

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    Actually it was the reservoir that leaked, and as my wife tried to swap it out with a brute can, she pulled on the pump wire which dislodged the controller from where I had it tucked in, allowing to drop into the sump and fry it.

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