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Old 09/13/2017, 06:11 PM   #1701
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Thanks Matt. I still expect it to crash any day now.
I man EXACTLY the same way!!


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Old 10/20/2017, 08:56 PM   #1702
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Hi all,

I've been too busy to visit much, unfortunately. Tank is doing well but colors are a tad drab ... well, damn good but not perfect. While I measure low nitrates and PO4 the tank behaves as if the nutrients are high and the Xenia is going wild.

I've decided to start a little NOPOX to see how the tank reacts. Starting with 5ml daily and skimming a little wetter than normal. So far everything looks fine, skimmate stinks more, no other changes good or bad.

FTS's and a crappy video.








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Old 10/20/2017, 09:01 PM   #1703
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No video can be crappy when it's capturing this tabk man
Simply love it!!!


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Old 10/20/2017, 09:43 PM   #1704
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Wow!! Mark that’s fantastic. You’ve had the same type of growth as jbny. The colonies look amazing.
Stunning, man!
Are you still using lc with the nopox?


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Old 10/21/2017, 03:43 AM   #1705
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Thanks for sharing your video. I really like it. Xenia looks much prettier than bryopsis.


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Old 10/21/2017, 05:13 AM   #1706
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nice video, thanks for sharing what camera do u use?


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Old 10/21/2017, 07:33 AM   #1707
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No video can be crappy when it's capturing this tabk man
Simply love it!!!
Thanks Mike

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Wow!! Mark that’s fantastic. You’ve had the same type of growth as jbny. The colonies look amazing.
Stunning, man!
Are you still using lc with the nopox?
Thanks Matt, yes, just a single drop daily.

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Thanks for sharing your video. I really like it. Xenia looks much prettier than bryopsis.
LOL, thanks Bulent.

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nice video, thanks for sharing what camera do u use?
Thanks for the compliment. It's a Nikon D5500 using a Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens. Editing done in Movie Studio Platinum 14.0 which was on sale last year for $30.


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Old 10/21/2017, 10:34 AM   #1708
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Thanks for sharing your video. I really like it. Xenia looks much prettier than bryopsis.

Bulent- king of the deadpan.

Mark, I’ve read that nopox is formulated to work more on po4.. I wonder if you’ll need the lc going forward..


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Old 10/21/2017, 01:19 PM   #1709
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Bulent- king of the deadpan.

Mark, I’ve read that nopox is formulated to work more on po4.. I wonder if you’ll need the lc going forward..
Good question Matt, I am trying to keep a sharp eye out for any stress, in case I drop PO4 or NO3 too low.


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Old 10/21/2017, 02:21 PM   #1710
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Wow Mark, your tank is really really filling out hard!! That slimer is freaking awesome, I love how large it is!


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Old 10/23/2017, 08:54 AM   #1711
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Hey Mark, why start no pox when nutrients are already low?


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Old 10/23/2017, 09:24 AM   #1712
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Hey Mark, why start no pox when nutrients are already low?
I don't think Nitrate is really low, it's being consumed by the Xenia which is starting to really grow faster than I can keep up with. The idea is to put reasonable pressure on the nitrate loving softies while not nuking the tank. To compensate I'm feeding the corals a little more often than normal, but only time will tell.

My 40 gallon has a different problem. Xenia grows very slowly and if I don't feed or if I do anything to lower PO4 or Nitrates I experience coral health decline. Algae grows on the tank walls any in any bare spots, it's a neglected tank, yet the SPS still grow like crazy and overall the tank looks great. I need to get this balance in the 150 is possible.

This is my neglected 40 gallon.




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Old 10/23/2017, 09:58 AM   #1713
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Can you please neglect my tank for me? I really love your tank Mark. Good job.


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Old 11/05/2017, 08:13 PM   #1714
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Can you please neglect my tank for me? I really love your tank Mark. Good job.
Thanks Sergi.

I'm 2 weeks into NOPOX now, 5ml a day which is the maintenance dose for this tank. Water is noticable clearer and skimmate stinks, both expected. The clowns started laying eggs again last week after skipping a month. No idea if the is a coincidence or not.

Colors, ooh boy, colors have gone up a couple of notches. Most noticeable is the pink milli, which has lost most of it's brown, and and lemonade like acro which is simply off the charts, best color I've ever seen.

Unfortunately (though a good problem to have) the slimer is going to take advantage of this and is putting on another massive growth spurt. The best is huge and starting to shade multiple acros now.

Notice new growth tips missing from the last picture.















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Old 11/05/2017, 08:57 PM   #1715
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Looks beautiful Mark! Your growth has been outstanding.

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Old 11/06/2017, 06:03 AM   #1716
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Awesome Mark! What Pife said. Growth is just fantastic.
I’ll wait to comment on colours once you’ve posted all the new tops downs you are just took!!


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Old 11/06/2017, 04:03 PM   #1717
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FTS looks awesome Mark. What is your latest PO4 reading?


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Old 11/07/2017, 01:27 AM   #1718
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As per usual you've struck from the darkness with your tank looking gorgeous!! She's come along so beautifully since your issues Mark! You should be really proud


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Old 11/07/2017, 12:47 PM   #1719
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Tank looks amazing man!!!Look at all those corals growth!
Besides their sizes i also love the plate morphology that most of them have
Great job bud and thanks for sharing it


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Old 11/07/2017, 11:27 PM   #1720
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Wow, wow, wow. Your tank is stunning and the colors phenomenal. I want my tank to blossom into something like yours. Beautiful and remarkable


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