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Unread 01/11/2005, 11:43 PM   #226
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That looks awesome, and taking full tank shots is tough! I was concerned when you told me you had added 50 corals, but since you mean 50 future colonies I'm happy for you.


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Unread 01/12/2005, 12:12 AM   #227
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Unread 01/12/2005, 06:58 AM   #228
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Thanks - yeah, it's all about the frags.


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Unread 01/12/2005, 06:58 AM   #229
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looks like the cup and brain are getting use to their old home again rather speedily

keep an eye out for bleaching... going from two 75w vhos to a 400w hqi radium is a pretty big step

how about the frags... all of them keeping their tissue well?
getting any color change already?

looking good
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Unread 01/12/2005, 08:24 AM   #230
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Thanks Kip - the color is doing great - none of the wild frags are doing much of anything and all the aquacultured stuff is holding well.

The cup and brain seem to stretch out for light with the PC's and 10k 175's but shrink back down when the 400Watter comes online. I'm keeping it on for 7 hours, with the 10k's on for 12 and the Actinics on for 14.

Everything seems to be good. I fixed the return flow with the locline splitter and finally got my testkits from custom aquatic. DKH was 8 and calcium was at least 500 (salifert kit maxes out at 500) I hit a half tablespoon of bicarb in there to hopefully balance it out a little.

I'll check it the same time tonight. I'm guessing it's a little more reasonable...


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Unread 01/12/2005, 08:34 AM   #231
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used oceanic to start the tank?
seems oceanic is getting higher and higher in Ca (it not a big deal on an established system and only doing water changes, but on a new one or one with light Ca load its a little worry-some)
that bi-carb (assuming its the bald guy with the large bicep) 1teas per 50g will raise dkh by 1 if ya didnt know... you may have read my blabber on this at maa w/devilboy.. but if not, he is in the same boat.... at any rate.. once that dkh hits about 11 and assuming you are adding no more Ca... you Ca will probably fall to 440ish (once again.. excuse the lesson if you already knew all of this)

what lights did Pi have over that tenius frag? I think i am managing to bleach mine a little. Otherwise its doing great... FPE and all.


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Unread 01/12/2005, 08:36 AM   #232
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oh yeah... and if you wanna go above 500 on that sali-kit... just read the syringe and add the result to 500 (would be a waste of test kit IMO... not like you can do anything more with a 550 reading than you can with a 500 reading)


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Unread 01/12/2005, 08:41 AM   #233
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Yeah - I actually did read that blurb with eric. I figured a half table is about 1.5 teaspoons - just a slight bump. I'll keep bumping slowly until I'm where I should be.

Pi had 250W DE 14k bulbs. Not sure if there was any other supplement. They did spend a while in the bag - so that might be just stress related.. They are pretty frags huh?


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Unread 01/12/2005, 08:55 AM   #234
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awesome frag... i think i got the same species of tenius from chad.. it was a wildie though-went dark

hopefully this frag wont.. .and it shouldnt since captive raised

mine is basically a pearl color with blue ends and orange axials...its just fading a little... i have mine pretty high under 250w DEs AB 20ks

teaspoon is 5ml and a tablespoon is 15ml... bumping by 1dkh/day should be safe... i have gone up by 2dkh/day, but that was my own risk (that and an "always on" milwaukee pH meter was talking to me the whole time )


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Yeah - I figured about 75 gallons of actual water. Maybe closer to 90 with my sump....

Always the side of caution...


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Unread 01/12/2005, 10:39 AM   #236
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yeah... ever get an accurate temp reading... i havent taken a reading with that handheld i used on your tank since i left your place... maybe i should do that tonite so you'd know if that 27*C was accurate


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Unread 01/12/2005, 10:43 AM   #237
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looking back.. what did we convert 27*C to in *F... was it 84???

i just used the converter here and it says 27*C = 80*F

(or was 27 even the reading we got on your tank?)


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Unread 01/12/2005, 11:34 AM   #238
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pretty sure the reading was 29 - 84 degrees...

I'm relatively comfortable that I'm staying close to 80. I've been watching the 2 heaters and the Ebo doesn't go on generally (set to 77) and the Won Pro runs at night only (set to 79)

I'm not sure your temp probe is accurate... Then again, I have no idea.


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Unread 01/12/2005, 01:17 PM   #239
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i just tested that TDS/thermometer against my other tanks at lunch....

(other instruments include aqualogic temp controllers, won digital heaters, and an old school floating thermometer)

seems as if the TDS/thermometer i used on your water was off by 1*C which translates to 2-3*F

not that you seemed worried, but no need to wonder about my reading anymore.


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off in the high direction? IE: your 84 is actually 81? - I hope?!??


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Unread 01/12/2005, 01:24 PM   #241
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hah... breathe in.. breathe out.....

yeah.. it was high... you were actually running around 81 at the time of testing

thinking about it.... that meter should give a reading to at least 1 decimal.... there is a decent difference b/w 27 and 28*C... i never use that thing as a thermometer anyways

at any rate... its all good.... no worries


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Unread 01/12/2005, 02:50 PM   #242
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Yeah - not worried. I'm probably one of the most "not worried" reefers out there...

Haven't even ordered a refractometer yet...


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Unread 01/12/2005, 02:53 PM   #243
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"not worried reefer"

i have more anxiety now than ever with tanks in the house

this hobby is supposed to be relaxing.. hah

maybe thats the wrong reefer hobby


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Unread 01/12/2005, 03:08 PM   #244
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yeah - no kidding.

Working on that one..... it's harder to find than a cheap Lordhowensis...


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Unread 01/12/2005, 03:26 PM   #245
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dont you have some extra LOA lights sitting around?


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Unread 01/12/2005, 03:29 PM   #246
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Yeah I do.... hmmmmm..... They're mangroves honey - yeah, that's it...


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Unread 01/12/2005, 03:33 PM   #247
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you oughtta be ashamed


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Unread 01/12/2005, 03:35 PM   #248
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I'm too busy to be ashamed...


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Unread 01/12/2005, 03:37 PM   #249
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so when do you guys wanna have another suare

i have no idea how to spell "swah-ray"


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Unread 01/12/2005, 03:38 PM   #250
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Kip - we're in the south - it's a hootenanny or a hoedown.

I guess though it would be in appropriate of me to ask you when you want to have your hoedown.... Your wife wouldn't appreciate it..>


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