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Old 03/23/2017, 08:51 AM   #101
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Thanks, with it being mostly blue you still getting good growth rate? I bought first chalice yesterday and not sure what I'm doing haha


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They grow pretty fast for chalice which is still really slow haha

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Old 03/28/2017, 09:32 AM   #102
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Old 03/28/2017, 10:47 AM   #103
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amazing job, the colors are so great, they look so healthy, amazing job keeping solid numbers on a small tank!


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Old 03/28/2017, 01:52 PM   #104
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Mike,

I have a few questions I would love to know the answers to if you have time:

1. Have you ever measured the PAR throughout your tank? If so, what measurements did you get, i.e. what PAR levels are the various corals under?

2. How long is your photoperiod?

3. What, and how often do you feed?

4. How much, and how often do you dose Acropower?

5. What are your nitrate and phosphate levels?

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Old 03/28/2017, 03:01 PM   #105
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Mike,

I have a few questions I would love to know the answers to if you have time:

1. Have you ever measured the PAR throughout your tank? If so, what measurements did you get, i.e. what PAR levels are the various corals under?
I haven't measured PAR recently enough to remember.

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2. How long is your photoperiod?
The lights run for 11 hours per day on a split schedule to keep it on while I'm home in the morning and evening.

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3. What, and how often do you feed?
I feed a special blend Elite Reef makes everyday along with coral foods a couple times a day.

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. How much, and how often do you dose Acropower?
I dose a cap full every week.

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. What are your nitrate and phosphate levels?
Both always at zero.



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Old 03/28/2017, 03:03 PM   #106
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Great. Thank you for your response! The tank looks great!


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Old 03/29/2017, 10:02 AM   #107
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I forgot to mention, the Zetlight UFO fan was rubbing on the housing which I believe ended up causing it to slow and lose the ability to cool the fixture. It no longer runs for more than half hour with out heating up and shutting down due to thermal protection.

Back to the trusted Kessil A350.

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Old 03/31/2017, 11:35 AM   #108
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Getting close to full coral cover.

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Old 03/31/2017, 12:46 PM   #109
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Nice. Looks like you'll have to go with a bigger tank soon


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Old 05/17/2017, 09:30 PM   #110
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Nice. Looks like you'll have to go with a bigger tank soon


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No way. This tank had been running for too long.

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Old 05/17/2017, 09:31 PM   #111
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Some new pics of the reef.

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Old 05/19/2017, 05:24 PM   #112
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Great colors on your corals!


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Old 05/27/2017, 12:09 PM   #113
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"Meltdown" chalice

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Old 05/29/2017, 10:21 AM   #114
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Had to move some chalice around this week to keep them from over growing each other.

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Old 06/06/2017, 08:24 AM   #115
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Old 06/07/2017, 07:26 AM   #116
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Old 08/09/2017, 08:07 PM   #117
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I ended up moving this tank down to the LFS I work at, Elite Reef in Denver, Colorado.

A couple of things bleaches out after the move but seem to be recovering well. If you're in the area, stop by and check it out at our brand new shop!

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Old 08/17/2017, 10:33 AM   #118
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Testing out a new light over this tank. Very interesting innovation.

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Old 01/11/2018, 03:06 PM   #119
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Been awhile since I updated this thread.

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Old 01/11/2018, 03:18 PM   #120
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Old 02/03/2018, 11:38 AM   #121
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I added a Kessil A160 to fill in some shadows this week.

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Old 03/02/2018, 06:59 PM   #122
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My tank was featured in Reef Hobbyist Magazine this year!

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Old 03/06/2018, 02:19 PM   #123
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Old 03/16/2018, 06:13 PM   #124
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My refugium light went out this week. I didn't have enough Kessil lighting on it already though, so I added an H80 to run the refugium. It's a pretty interesting little light. Can't wait to see how it performs...

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Old 03/17/2018, 04:49 PM   #125
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24 hours after putting the A80 on my refugium and the cyano that's been on my sand lately is gone. Coincidence?

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