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Old 01/09/2016, 09:04 AM   #1
BrandonMc2011
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Talking 150 Gallon Transition to Aquaforest

Hey guys,
At the request of Aquaforest i am creating a thread of my tank in order to help them help me utilize their program and achieve the best coloration and growth out of my SPS. So here it goes.

Tank Dimensions: 72"x18"x24"
Lighting: 2 Hydra 52's, 1 Hydra (50CW, 40V, 25R, 25G, 65DB, 80RB, 40UV with 8 hour peak and 4 hour ramp on either side) plus 4 T5 bulbs on retrofit kits (2 blue plus and 2 coral plus)
Flow: 2 MP40QD currently on 100% Nutrient Transport Mode
Eshopps 150 Skimmer
55 Gallon Sump
16 Gallon Refugium with Miracle Mud, Live Rock and Caulerpa taxifolia
Roughly 150b of live rock and 100bs of sand varying in depth.

Current Parameters:
Calcium- 480ppm (gradually lowering) (salifert)
Alkalinity- 6.5dkh (salifert)
Magnesium- 1350ppm (Red Sea)
Nitrate- 20ppm (possibly an overdose of amino acids) (salifert)
Phosphate- 0.00ppm (Hanna)
pH- 8.0
Temperature- 79-81F

I started majority of the Aquaforest Program on Monday January 4th 2016. I did not begin using Carbon, Phosphate Minus or ZeoMix until Wednesday January 6th 2016.
Current Aquaforest Dosing Regiment:
ProBioS- 6 drops daily
ProBioF- 6 scoops daily
Iodum- 4 drops daily
Strontium- 4 drops daily
Fluorine- 4 drops daily
Kalium- 4 drops daily
Iron- 4 drops daily
Micro E- 4 drops daily
Coral B- 6 drops nightly
Coral E- 6 drops nightly
Coral V- 2 drops nightly
Brightwells Coral Amino (only because I was trying to use this bottle up first) -was dosing 20 drops nightly but this may have caused nitrates to rise so I am down to 4 drops nightly since last night
Carbon- 250g
Phosphate Minus- 250g
ZeoMix- 250g

This tank was upgraded from a 90gallon tank in September 2014 so the system has been well established for over a year.

Here are the pictures of my corals taken on day 1 of the Aquaforest Program so that I can document changes. More in the following posts.


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Old 01/09/2016, 09:05 AM   #2
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More pics


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Old 01/09/2016, 09:06 AM   #3
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I don't know how to post more than 5 pics


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Old 01/09/2016, 09:07 AM   #4
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Please forgive me


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Old 01/09/2016, 09:08 AM   #5
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That was the last one


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Old 01/11/2016, 02:09 AM   #6
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Thanks for choose our products.
As You Can read in our Aquaforest Guide: http://aquaforest.eu/wp-content/uplo...Englishwww.pdf

We recommend to start from the mid-dose of each additive and observe corals
appearance.

For Your products I think that You Can buy -NP Pro also.
For coloration SPS corals We still recommend T5 light


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Old 01/31/2016, 02:55 PM   #7
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I don't know how to post more than 5 pics
Open an account with an online service like Photobucket - its free. Upload your pics there, its drag and drop. Then insert a picture and paste the address address of the picture into the box that pops up. It's all very easy.




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Old 01/31/2016, 04:33 PM   #8
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Those are some really nice pics.


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Old 01/31/2016, 06:04 PM   #9
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Nice looking tank,curious to see the results.


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Old 11/29/2016, 12:10 AM   #10
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Just wondering how things are coming along w the AF products and if your sps's have colored up? Post any new pics please to view your progress.


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