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Old 05/01/2018, 06:09 PM   #26
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Matt, great set up and I love the coral colors your getting...bravo


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Old 05/01/2018, 09:38 PM   #27
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What intensity are you running the coral lab ab+ setting? I'm at 60% now and wondering if it's too little.

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Old 05/08/2018, 06:44 PM   #28
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What intensity are you running the coral lab ab+ setting? I'm at 60% now and wondering if it's too little.

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I am running them at 55%.
Depending on how many fixtures you have. I have 3 on the 48Ē long tank so itís kind of overkill.

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The new tank is looking gorgeous mate!! Can't wait to see it in another couple of months! How much of an improvement do you find the G4's to be over the G3's?? Seeing as you have both

Simple answer is: both work! I like the g4s a little more than g3.
But they are not perfect. I feel that I need t5s to cover all the shade (corals shade themselves too).


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Old 05/08/2018, 10:18 PM   #29
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Great collection


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Old 05/15/2018, 10:44 PM   #30
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The corals here and the photography are out of this world. Very cool Mr V! Can you share some info about your setup and your routine, in particular your nutrient export? Are you dosing anything? How often do you do water changes and how much water do you change? What is the key to your success?


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Old 05/26/2018, 03:08 AM   #31
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The return pump problem really hit me hard. Thatís NCE (near crash experience). Lost a couple frags, a couple half dead, water quality went down hill.
But since it fixed, everything seem making a come back. Polyps start coming out and water quality improve. Even the snails are happy, they spawn!
Enough words, here are some updates pictures. The pics are mixed of 20k and blue shots. Some acros only look good on blue so please donít expect me to shot then under ďnormal lightĒ, as well as some acro look so weird, unrealistic under pure blue so 20k it is.
Try my best to show the pics as my eyes seeing them in person.

Three months since I have this acro, no more doubt it is indeed a black acro. Very unique.
Pic under 20k.

Next to it is the rr firecrackers mini colony I obtain recently by a trade (thanks tqui)
Also under 20k


Give it a little more blue and it glows!


Also from a recent trade: RMF Psycoberry. Not fully color up yet but I can see potential. Love the rainbow polyps!



MattV Rebel. Also a new acro. Having the old school look. Super fuzzy with tiny little polyps. Look better in 20k, not glowing in blue.


Back from the death: Vivid Confetti. I was so close to remove this frag because I was certain that itís gone. But today I notice the polyps are out again! Yay!


Easier to notice life come back under blue:


Beautiful as usual: RRC Pretty in Pink




A little dull in coloration, but I like the color theme. Goldish with purple/pink tips and polyps.



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Thanks for the info. but in your opinion what is the key to obtaining these fantastic colors? I see many who use the sps ab program but very few have your results .. what can you recommend to me?
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Another one V?


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The corals here and the photography are out of this world. Very cool Mr V! Can you share some info about your setup and your routine, in particular your nutrient export? Are you dosing anything? How often do you do water changes and how much water do you change? What is the key to your success?
Thank you my friend. Just try my best to entertain everyone!
About my set up. I have two system, one 45 gallons tank in the middle of breaking down and moving to my new frag system (build coming shortly) and one 100 gallons system (those frag pics come from this tank since I like to start everything with frags).
I have really simple import and export method: a lot of fishes, heavy feeding. Nice skimmer, Marine Pure block and cheato take care the nutrients.
I only monitor Alk. Keep it between 8~9dkh.
I donít test for nutrients(NO3/PO4), and almost not test for cal and Mg.
I do 15 gallons water change every two weeks using ESV salt. But Thatís just the goal, I usually to lazy to do it.


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Old 05/26/2018, 10:23 AM   #32
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Beautiful as always!
Love that firecracker!!


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Old 05/26/2018, 11:47 PM   #33
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Who know this little guy can turn into a beautiful beast!





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Old 05/27/2018, 02:12 AM   #34
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Amazing collection as usual

What type of camera did you use to capture these images?


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Old 05/27/2018, 08:39 AM   #35
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wow, that last one must have cost you a kidney....


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Old 05/28/2018, 12:34 AM   #36
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This acro never doing good. Pale then stn, but now it starts color up and show more polyps. Hopefully it will become a good one.
Before

Now


Tgc inner core, not look so good under 20k. But under blue, itís crazy.


On the other hand, rra The Vinh look so good under 20k. Blue polyps, blueish/white coralline with purple tips.


TDF. I think I will call this Vís version since thereíre so many version of TDF out there.


RRC Shazam


No name


Tgc Ball Buster


RR Pink Floyd


RRC Pink Cadillac







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wow, that last one must have cost you a kidney....

Believe it or not I got it for $50 on the ďcheap fragsĒ section. Sometime you find gold in sand.


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Old 05/28/2018, 06:14 AM   #37
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Amazing. Thanks for sharing


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Old 05/28/2018, 02:02 PM   #38
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Stunning!
You said your photoperiod is quite low(7 hours blue, 6 hours daylight): when the G4's are at full blast, at what percentage of the maximum are you?


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Old 05/28/2018, 05:37 PM   #39
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Very nice tank sir!!

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Old 05/28/2018, 07:53 PM   #40
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No name, blue with green hairy polyps.




Rrc Lady In Pink. I have 3 mini colonies on 3 tank, all have different color.


Cc Bahama Mama. Pic under pure actinic. The frag still not happy enough to look good under 20k.


BkChem Nightmare


Jf Griswold


Another vivid confetti frag. This one doing good.


20k


Asd Strawberry Wine.


Wwc Culture Shocker


Rrc Mardi Gras. 20k



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Stunning!
You said your photoperiod is quite low(7 hours blue, 6 hours daylight): when the G4's are at full blast, at what percentage of the maximum are you?

Between 55% and 75%. I switch back and forth depending on how the corals response.
But in AB+, white/green/red only at 24% at day light (6hours)


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Old 05/29/2018, 02:22 AM   #41
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Wowww


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Old 05/29/2018, 02:23 AM   #42
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How do i acquire a small frag of these


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Old 05/30/2018, 12:08 AM   #43
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Some of the ďold schoolĒ acro.
Pink lemonade



Vivid fire garden


Asd Sweet tort




Yellow Carolina




Jkr Joe Rainbow


Rose Mili


RrU the Vinh



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Old 05/30/2018, 03:46 PM   #44
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Nice pics man, even nicer corals. What equipment do you use for your pictures?


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Old 05/30/2018, 04:10 PM   #45
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Love that pink lemonade and the sweet tort..
stunning shots.


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Old 05/30/2018, 05:23 PM   #46
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Iím loving the pics


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Old 06/01/2018, 08:10 AM   #47
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Old 06/01/2018, 09:03 AM   #48
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I am so jealous!!


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Old 06/01/2018, 03:57 PM   #49
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This beast finally taking off. Got it as a brown, just an encrusted base. I wasnít even sure itís an acro.



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Old 06/02/2018, 06:15 PM   #50
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Some macro shots. All under 20k, no pure blue, no filter.
Check out this crazy looking acro.


Mini colony shot. Sitting in the system for almost a year and It just start color up recently.


















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