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Old 03/30/2016, 07:19 AM   #51
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Really nice fish selection and corals on this tank, wouldn't mind having afew frags out of that frag tank either... are those bigger frags (mini colonies) pearlberry?
Thank you! Most of the acros in the frag tank have been sold off and I just have a few montis left. I'm not sure which acros you are looking at but I rarely make pearlberry frags as I'd like to have my colony grow out a bit more.

I'm about to frag some more corals in 2 weeks for a swap we're having May 1st so it'll be full once again!


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Old 03/30/2016, 11:11 AM   #52
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What calcium reactor are you using? I'm running 2 part and considering switching over. I seem to have a hard time staying balanced on 250gal total volume system.


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Old 03/30/2016, 11:39 AM   #53
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What calcium reactor are you using? I'm running 2 part and considering switching over. I seem to have a hard time staying balanced on 250gal total volume system.
Using a MTC Procal CaRX, they are based out of New Jersey.

I've used a Korallin, PM, Deltec, and to me, it's by far the best. Has a built-in secondary reaction chamber and flow meter as well as pressure gauge. Can be run off a line from your return pump and doesn't need a peristaltic pump to keep effluent steady.


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Old 03/30/2016, 11:39 AM   #54
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Still with the Ocean Revive T247 LED ?


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Old 03/30/2016, 12:21 PM   #55
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Thank you! Most of the acros in the frag tank have been sold off and I just have a few montis left. I'm not sure which acros you are looking at but I rarely make pearlberry frags as I'd like to have my colony grow out a bit more.

I'm about to frag some more corals in 2 weeks for a swap we're having May 1st so it'll be full once again!
Hey brother, good to see you on here, and showing your beautiful tank. I may have to make that May 1st swap date.


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Old 03/30/2016, 01:22 PM   #56
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Old 03/30/2016, 01:23 PM   #57
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Hey brother, good to see you on here, and showing your beautiful tank. I may have to make that May 1st swap date.
Hey there sir,

Definitely if you can. I'll be bringing some goodies!


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Old 04/01/2016, 08:19 AM   #58
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Old 04/07/2016, 01:28 PM   #67
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Old 04/07/2016, 01:43 PM   #68
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Looking amazing! I admire your restraint in leaving negative space to keep the artistic aspect of the reef!


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Old 04/07/2016, 01:46 PM   #69
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Looking amazing! I admire your restraint in leaving negative space to keep the artistic aspect of the reef!
Thank you! When people ask what's the hardest part about keeping my tank, I tell them that! Leaving the negative space alone and not trying to squeeze another colony somewhere.


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Old 04/07/2016, 07:47 PM   #71
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Amazing tank, even moreso given that you don't do water changes. I'm sorry if I missed it, but can you tell us what you keep your water parameters at? Also, do you only feed frozen food or do you feed a mixture of things? Finally, do you blast the rocks at all or rely only on your water movement to do that? Andrew


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Old 04/07/2016, 08:04 PM   #72
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Amazing tank, I love the thought of no water changes. What does your cuc consist of? And how deep is your sand bed?


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Old 04/07/2016, 09:44 PM   #73
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Don't know why I didn't watch this on arc. Amazing Ty! Truly amazing!


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Old 04/07/2016, 10:57 PM   #74
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Amazing tank, I love the thought of no water changes. What does your cuc consist of? And how deep is your sand bed?
Thank you! My CUC is pretty limited and consists of 5 tuxedo urchins, a couple of nassarius snails, a few emerald crabs, a pink and black sea cucumber, a few large zebra turbo snails, and my horde of tangs/angels.

My sandbed is in the gray area, not shallow, and not deep, at around 3-4". I know it's supposedly "no man's land" to be in between but it hasn't faulted me in this system or my last system for 3 years/piece.

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Amazing tank, even moreso given that you don't do water changes. I'm sorry if I missed it, but can you tell us what you keep your water parameters at? Also, do you only feed frozen food or do you feed a mixture of things? Finally, do you blast the rocks at all or rely only on your water movement to do that? Andrew
Appreciate it! Just regular parameters most keep theirs at:

Sal - 1.025
Temp - 80-81 degrees F
Ca - 420 ppm
Alk - 7.8-8.0 dKh
Mg - 1500 ppm (this I like to keep higher)
PO4 - 0.03 ppm
NO3 - 5-10 ppm
K - 410 ppm
I2 - 0.09 ppm

I feed frozen mysis, bloodworms, LRS, Rods, live blackworms, NLS pellets (via autofeeder), Ocean Nutrition flakes, and tons of nori. I've never blasted my rocks ever, though I would be inclined to say it probably helps. I'm just lazy. I don't remove detritus from my sump ever either or use filter socks. Detritus isn't as evil as it's reputation makes it.

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Don't know why I didn't watch this on arc. Amazing Ty! Truly amazing!

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Thanks! Who is this from ARC? I don't recognize the screenname. Hello fellow Austinite!


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Old 04/07/2016, 11:11 PM   #75
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So, after seeing another reefer modify his Ocean Revive lights, I figured I'd try it myself.

What was the goal? To remove all the cool white 10k LED diodes and replace them with warm white 3.5k diodes. Also removed the useless red and green diodes and replaced them with 3.5k diodes as well.



Why? Better usable spectrum of light and to help fix the Windex look I get from my LEDs as they are too focused on the blues/whites. I missed the warmer colors I'd get (red/orange/yellow) like when I had my MHs.

While it's too early to call a success yet, my purples have been popping, my reds look marginally better, some of my green acros have a hint of yellow in them now, and all together, it looks more like my old MH bulbs with a fuller spectrum.

Bonus... I learned how to solder!


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