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Hopefully it will be clear enough tonight that I can get a shot AJ. Just after I took those pics I started filling it with fresh water. It got pretty cloudy by the time all was said and done. I plan to do a series of 50-75% water changes over the next week to get the tank cleared out as the rest of the stuff in there decomposes and breaks down.
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Well I have been doing at least daily if not twice daily water changes on the tank and the water is still getting really cloudy in a rather short period of time. And it smells pretty bad too. Lot's of stuff continuing to decompose and break down. Once I start to see the water remain clear for a coupel days at least I can start thinking about gettting saltwater back into it.
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So this is what the tank looked like the first two nigyhts when I got home from work:
 

 
There wasn't so much a film on the surface of the water as a crust. Nothing like a stinky bacterial soup to wakeup the olfactory glands.
 
It's not been this bad the last few days but it is still pretty foggy. I think I'm going to break out the ozone generator tonight and start pumping ozone into the tank. See if I can speed up this process alittle.
 
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OK tried to get some more shots of the aquascaping. Still foggy, lot's of particulate material in the water.
 

 

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Looking better, Chad.  You'll get there
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I have the ozone running through a powerhead now and hopefully that will clear things out some. Also did one of the last water changes that I hope to make before I start to fill this with saltwater again.
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Looks like you added some rock.

Looks good.

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I think I brought up 2 or 3 more rocks from the basement. Although there is more rock in the tank becuase of the way I reworked things it almost actually feels more open than the old layout.
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Hopefully tonight after the ozone has been runing all day I'll see some improvement in the smell and look of the tank. I do still have the surge running part time during this as well to help clean out the sump and surge tanks too. Hoping the ozone helps there as well.
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Well the tank is filled up now. I was at the pet store and saw this beautiful C. auratus and just had to get it for the tank:
 

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Hope it doesn't get lost in the rockwork. 
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So far he seems ok. Pretty much hangs out in the open.
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Glad to see fish in there Chad.  Can't wait to see the big angelfish
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So here is a little photo update..
 
My Mangrove lagoon

 
 
Also my Flower Petal Cap has recovered quite well and is actually showing quite a bit of new growth 
 
  
 

 
 

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That cap looks like it is doing very well.

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The Orange cap (I've started to refer to it as my Ironman Cap because the thing is invincible) really hardly was damaged at all by the incident. The little be of damage that did occur is already healed as is where I broke the colony in half when I took it out of the tank. You'd be hard pressed to tell that those two colonies where all one not but a couple weeks ago.

The Flower Petal did actually die back quite a bit. That was all live coral before the power outage and it died back to just a few patches. Since then though it has really bounced back quick. There is probably twice as much living coral on there new as there was when it was pulled from the tank. It's actually been pretty amazing! I'm note sure if it is the bulb or the almost complete lack of fish or what the deal is. It's only under a 175w MH that as you can see it well above the surface of the water.

I am still battling that fluffy brown algae that you see in the pictures but it is slowly subsiding now. It doesn't seem to have had much effect on the coral growth at all and while unsightly this isn't a display tank so I've just been letting it run it's course. 
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I got some updated pics of the tub the other day:
 

 

 
The corals are growing out quite nicely..I'm about the point of needing to give away some large chucks of orange cap again already.. Basically I now have 2 colonies of the stuff each as big as the one that was in my display.
 

 
Three of my 5 mangroves perished a few weeks ago so I replanted to two survivors in a smaller tub with some gravel and sand...Hoping they don't pass on as well.
 
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glad to see things are going along well!
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Not soo much really...That tub is also full of aiptasia and bubble algae...I need to come up with a plan to rid myself of that crap once and for all!
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