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Old 07/12/2018, 04:55 PM   #376
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What's the big green thick stag in the center of the last picture? On the right of the red hyanthicus. As i always say, your colonies are always top knotch for sure. I commend you for not cutting stuff up to make room for more stuff and just letting what you have take over. So nice to see thick branches and nicely formed tables like this. Keep up the good work.


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Old 07/16/2018, 08:43 PM   #377
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Amazing tank and great read, i just went through the entire thread. I read in the beginning that you dosed nitrate, I'm having the issue of low nitrate in my tank, can you explain what you used, how you mixed and how much you dosed the tank?


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Old 07/21/2018, 12:13 AM   #378
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Congratulations.

Can you speak about your dosing method? What do you add to the aquarium and wich value level you have?

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Sorry, I forgot to ask you about what do you use to feed sps? Thanks


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Old 07/24/2018, 02:58 PM   #380
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Amazing tank and great read, i just went through the entire thread. I read in the beginning that you dosed nitrate, I'm having the issue of low nitrate in my tank, can you explain what you used, how you mixed and how much you dosed the tank?


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Old 07/24/2018, 03:00 PM   #381
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I donít dose anything on a regular basis. If I get lazy on water changes, I will dose potassium, lugols, and I have a bottle of KZ Pohls Xtra I will throw in sometimes. But honestly I donít know how much I dose, just pour a little in.

I use a calcium reactor to keep alk and Ca stable.


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Old 08/12/2018, 07:24 PM   #382
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Old 08/18/2018, 02:55 PM   #383
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SHES ALIVE!!!!

Wires are a disaster right now. Decided to move my EB8s next to the reactor, and now I have a huge rats nest. Gunna spend some time cleaning those up next.


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Old 08/19/2018, 07:08 AM   #384
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Old 08/24/2018, 08:25 AM   #385
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Itís becoming harder and harder to take decent pics of my corals. They are growing right to the top of the water, and I donít have room with my light fixtures to get my camera at a good angle. This is the best I could do.
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ASD rainbow milli


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Pink lemonade


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Old 08/24/2018, 10:40 AM   #389
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Someone asked me about current filtration, here it is...


I have a basic 3 compartment sump. Sump is fed from a bean animal overflow.

First chamber is an Aquamaxx skimmer. I had a Vertex, a bubble king, and an ATB. IMO high end skimmers are the biggest waste of money in this hobby. I get the same colors and same growth with this $400 Aquamaxx as I did with the my $1200 bubble king. Much rather spend money on a quality light fixture, calcium reactor, return pump, apex, and an ATO.

Havenít ran socks in 3+ years. They just create more maintenance.

Second chamber is a tiny fuge. I have a Tao Tronics grow led light I got off of amazon. I found a bunch of reefers using it, so I tried it out. I only keep chaeto in the fuge.
I also run 2 Tunze pumps in my sump to help keep detritus from building up. One in the fuge, and 1 in the skimmer section.

Third chamber is a Fluval SP6. The Fluval is an AC, non adjustable pump that uses an Askoll motor. Having a quality return pump is extremely important. Everyone now a days is running controllable DC return pumps. IMO adding a controller just adds another point of failure. No thanks! I have a manifold off the Fluval that feeds my calcium reactor. I also have a line that bleeds off extra flow back to the sump. The Fluval is a monster, almost too much flow.

I donít run GFO, I donít run bio pellets, and I rarely run carbon. I do have some extra live rocks in my sump, but itís not much, and honestly i doubt it really does much. I did run Siporax at one point, but it just became a detritus trap, so I ditched them.

I run a Geo CR818 calcium reactor with a Geo second chamber. Everything is controlled by a classic apex.

Iím running an avast marine ATO that is also controlled by the apex. They have an option to plug in their ato to a break out box instead of a stand alone ato controller.

Water changes are done 40-50g at a time, and only when I have spare time. Currently itís been almost 6 months since my last water change. I do think water changes help, but clearly they arenít a necessity.

Flow in the tank is 2 mp60s, 2 Tunze 6095s, and 2 Tunze 6105s attached to sea sweeps.


I started the tank with all dry rock and dry sand. I used the cheapest dry rock from marine depot, I forgot what they called it. I did acid wash the rock, which I think helped from keeping the rock from leeching nasty stuff back into the tank. When I acid washed the rocks, all kinds of gunk came off them.

Not the biggest fan of starting with live rock. I went through a lot of headache making sure there wasnít any bad hitchhikers going into this tank.








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Nice write up.
How does the cheato grow? I don’t see much in your sump.
So, you add nothing but food to the tank?
Your massive corals and fantastic colour is a testament to you doing it right!


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Old 09/16/2018, 07:47 AM   #395
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Nice write up.
How does the cheato grow? I donít see much in your sump.
So, you add nothing but food to the tank?
Your massive corals and fantastic colour is a testament to you doing it right!


Chaeto grows just ok. My nutrients are pretty low, so I assume thatís the reason for the slower growth.
I will dose lugols and potassium every once in a while. But thatís only if Iím not staying up on water changes. I feed pellets every day, and mysis a few times a week. Thatís it.


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Someone asked me about current filtration, here it is...


I have a basic 3 compartment sump. Sump is fed from a bean animal overflow.

First chamber is an Aquamaxx skimmer. I had a Vertex, a bubble king, and an ATB. IMO high end skimmers are the biggest waste of money in this hobby. I get the same colors and same growth with this $400 Aquamaxx as I did with the my $1200 bubble king. Much rather spend money on a quality light fixture, calcium reactor, return pump, apex, and an ATO.

Havenít ran socks in 3+ years. They just create more maintenance.

Second chamber is a tiny fuge. I have a Tao Tronics grow led light I got off of amazon. I found a bunch of reefers using it, so I tried it out. I only keep chaeto in the fuge.
I also run 2 Tunze pumps in my sump to help keep detritus from building up. One in the fuge, and 1 in the skimmer section.

Third chamber is a Fluval SP6. The Fluval is an AC, non adjustable pump that uses an Askoll motor. Having a quality return pump is extremely important. Everyone now a days is running controllable DC return pumps. IMO adding a controller just adds another point of failure. No thanks! I have a manifold off the Fluval that feeds my calcium reactor. I also have a line that bleeds off extra flow back to the sump. The Fluval is a monster, almost too much flow.

I donít run GFO, I donít run bio pellets, and I rarely run carbon. I do have some extra live rocks in my sump, but itís not much, and honestly i doubt it really does much. I did run Siporax at one point, but it just became a detritus trap, so I ditched them.

I run a Geo CR818 calcium reactor with a Geo second chamber. Everything is controlled by a classic apex.

Iím running an avast marine ATO that is also controlled by the apex. They have an option to plug in their ato to a break out box instead of a stand alone ato controller.

Water changes are done 40-50g at a time, and only when I have spare time. Currently itís been almost 6 months since my last water change. I do think water changes help, but clearly they arenít a necessity.

Flow in the tank is 2 mp60s, 2 Tunze 6095s, and 2 Tunze 6105s attached to sea sweeps.


I started the tank with all dry rock and dry sand. I used the cheapest dry rock from marine depot, I forgot what they called it. I did acid wash the rock, which I think helped from keeping the rock from leeching nasty stuff back into the tank. When I acid washed the rocks, all kinds of gunk came off them.

Not the biggest fan of starting with live rock. I went through a lot of headache making sure there wasnít any bad hitchhikers going into this tank.
It's pretty much what I'm doing here right now.
The diference is that my chaeto have gone and I didn't replace it untill now.
And I also started with dead rocks+substrate.


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