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thirst
03/28/2017, 01:48 AM
A few months ago, I took a couple of acans from another reefer

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170328/502278121cd62f82e06eab6d94f9f6f7.jpg


Here it is a now, after having had some time to grow

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chaudhry
03/28/2017, 01:53 AM
Amazing growth.
In how much time?


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chaudhry
03/28/2017, 01:54 AM
What are the placed in. Are these tiles of plastic cutting board.


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thirst
03/28/2017, 01:58 AM
About 5 months. They're ceramic frag tiles I guess

I'm most impress with the pieces on the right.

Some of them looked like they were dead, but has now come back pretty nicely


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Optionman
03/28/2017, 05:02 AM
Wow, that's awesome for only 5 months. They must really like that placement in your tank. Are you target feeding? I have lots of acans and love watching them grow new heads. Ten months growth below. 370529370530


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UKMarineGuy
03/28/2017, 06:02 AM
Watching this. Yeah what's the Params and regimen? I've got a whole load of plates at the moment and with the room around them they've opened right up. I've also switched to T5s and the colours are coming back now.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170328/51ba6b1f24461b0d71be358fc4ec4ac8.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170328/1dffcce47bc82ca4da1c4cd046de4135.jpg

Cheers,


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Optionman
03/28/2017, 07:33 AM
4 months for this acan 370532370533


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thirst
03/28/2017, 12:29 PM
Watching this. Yeah what's the Params and regimen? I've got a whole load of plates at the moment and with the room around them they've opened right up. I've also switched to T5s and the colours are coming back now.

Cheers,


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Great looking acans!

This tank was set up around 14 months ago. Initially as a bare bottom

100 gallon tank
Curve 7 skimmer
Tunze return pump
Rw8 along w 2 6105 that sometimes work
Kalkwasser top off
Some zeo rocks in sump in a filter bag

I have other sps tanks, and ones with aefw, so I had been spending all my reef time dipping testing those. I main just took the, leave it alone approach with this tank.

Here are things I would dose occasionally:
Mecoral amino
Kz zeobak
Kz zeostart
Kz amino
Kz sponge power
Prodibio tried that for a while, but lately mostly doing partial zeo

The tank struggled for a few months, I then added sand since it was struggling anyways.

I got those acans around oct. after they gathered themselves, I would try to feed them lps pellets once or week or so for about a month. After that I just left everything in this tank alone.

I stopped changing water about 9 months ago. I think I may have done a 20 gallon water change once.

I used to do it more, and the tank just wasn't stable, so I just ignored it while I went to fight my aefw in my other tank.

Funny thing is that I recently moved in a purple monster, and in this tank it has started sprouting growth tips

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thirst
03/28/2017, 12:29 PM
4 months for this acan 370532370533


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Wow loooks great!!


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Optionman
03/28/2017, 12:40 PM
No water changes in the acan tank for 9 months? And things are thriving ? Great to hear


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garygonzales
03/28/2017, 07:43 PM
what kinda lighting you guys keeping these at...full light or shaded...or ?

Optionman
03/28/2017, 07:55 PM
None of my acans are shaded. Almost all are 3/4 way down 24 inch deep tank with hydra 26 leds about 8 inches above water line. One acan is near top and it's doing great too. I can't leave mine on sand bed due to wrasses.


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joesig
04/20/2017, 04:10 AM
Those look nice where is your placement of the digi


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UKMarineGuy
04/20/2017, 04:16 AM
Yeah switching to T5s only has worked great, within 3-4 weeks a piece I had that was mostly green coloured up. Before and after of this..

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/b4dafe18a15871e23174e8628b9ee35d.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/6bb57dcded8e19238c12e62df972de61.jpg

Cheers,


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Optionman
04/20/2017, 06:47 AM
Digi is 3/4 down 60x24x24 inch tank with 4 hydra 26 leds. Just bought it early February and already growing fast. I run my leds without any white/red/green spectrum and high blues and UV.
Here's a photo after 2 months!

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Thepipbull
04/20/2017, 11:51 AM
Wow looks great what are your water parameters. I cant get mine to puff up like that

Optionman
04/20/2017, 01:22 PM
Wow looks great what are your water parameters. I cant get mine to puff up like that



I run high Alk (10-11) and my phosphates and nitrates also run high, .50ish and 50ish, but I've never had any algae issues and my growth (including SPS) is great. I run bagged carbon, skimmer, and CArx, nothing else.


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