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Old 09/19/2017, 12:13 PM   #1051
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How many chromis do you keep nowadays?
Are they thrive in your reef or you must replace the dead ones?

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That is a great question!! Are they getting along? Shih I know you must love their look in your already great looking tank.
I really like Chromis School look. Before getting them I did my research. Asked around.
The one comment I got was "Over time you will be left with only one".
But I couldn't resist and got 8 Blue Green Chromis's (same size) about 8 month ago.
They went thru the pecking stage, establishing dominace order.
Then one died shortly, and there were 7. They swam nice as school for a long time.
One by one they killed each other off, by not allowing the weakest to eat. But remaining school stay together. One out each time.
I saved one since he swam weakly into net, and he is alone in another tank.
I now have 3 BIG Chromis's left. They don't school anymore.
There is an good Article about them in Coral Magazine VOL 13, No 2.
Says you need to get them in higher numbers, preferably 10-12 depending on tank size (to diffuse the aggression).
I want to increase the school to larger number, but LFS's don't carry big ones. Not sure it adding 10 small ones, to 3 big established ones is a good idea.


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Old 09/19/2017, 12:26 PM   #1052
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Survival chances of Chromis viridis as a group are increasing if you can feed multiple times per day, let's say at least once per hour from 'sunrise' 'till 'dawn'.
Not per se more food, but spreading it out more even during daytime.


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Old 09/19/2017, 02:47 PM   #1053
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Such an amazing tank, thank you for sharing with us!


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Old 09/20/2017, 10:00 AM   #1054
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Nice design, I'd be interested in something like this.
Thanks. It is a custom made from two of my friends. One response for the design and 3D printer work, another do HW/SW design to add weight sensor to detect empty feeder. I love my friends and love this nice unit.

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Really like the video.
Helps me understand Progress/Growth and improvements, Color changes over time.
Thanks. Color change, down time/good time and coral grow.... So many wonderful things for reef keeper like us ;-)

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Loved the video. Glad to see the tank is still doing well.
Haha... I have less business trips in 2017, so turn out with many good chances to take care my tank ;-)

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Such an amazing tank, thank you for sharing with us!
Always love to share and happy to see positive response. Thank you.


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Old 09/20/2017, 10:07 AM   #1055
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Hello,

Amazing video.....I really like this kind of progress shots videos.
My impression is that the tank is colorful than ever...Am I right?

How many chromis do you keep nowadays?
Are they thrive in your reef or you must replace the dead ones?

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It took me a while to figure out how to well balance KZ + Aquaforest on supplement dosing volume. After figure it out, coral performance turn better and more colorful.

I have a bout 15 to 20 chromic and lost count. It has been a while (more than a year) that I don't need to replace dead ones to keep the volume. But I remember the first year of this tank, I did have to replace dead ones to keep the number. I guess once coral grow to colony, they have more place to hide and rest. There is a very little one compare to others, she keep small size, but no broken fins or any damage, so I guess she is not easy to get enough food, but figure how to hide.


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Old 09/20/2017, 10:11 AM   #1056
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That is a great question!! Are they getting along? Shih I know you must love their look in your already great looking tank.
I really like Chromis School look. Before getting them I did my research. Asked around.
The one comment I got was "Over time you will be left with only one".
But I couldn't resist and got 8 Blue Green Chromis's (same size) about 8 month ago.
They went thru the pecking stage, establishing dominace order.
Then one died shortly, and there were 7. They swam nice as school for a long time.
One by one they killed each other off, by not allowing the weakest to eat. But remaining school stay together. One out each time.
I saved one since he swam weakly into net, and he is alone in another tank.
I now have 3 BIG Chromis's left. They don't school anymore.
There is an good Article about them in Coral Magazine VOL 13, No 2.
Says you need to get them in higher numbers, preferably 10-12 depending on tank size (to diffuse the aggression).
I want to increase the school to larger number, but LFS's don't carry big ones. Not sure it adding 10 small ones, to 3 big established ones is a good idea.
I probably already answered in early reply. In first year of tank age, I had to add more to keep the number, but I haven't do that for at least a year. I think coral colony help them to hide and divert their attack mind somehow. Don't really know. This is a good question and observation, hope we can figure out together.


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Old 09/20/2017, 10:13 AM   #1057
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Survival chances of Chromis viridis as a group are increasing if you can feed multiple times per day, let's say at least once per hour from 'sunrise' 'till 'dawn'.
Not per se more food, but spreading it out more even during daytime.
Good point. I did feed fish three times a day, but not every light on hour.


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Old 09/25/2017, 10:22 AM   #1058
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Really love your video!
Congratulations!
Could you tell me the distance between Ati Hybrid and water line?


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Old 09/29/2017, 09:19 PM   #1059
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Really love your video!
Congratulations!
Could you tell me the distance between Ati Hybrid and water line?
Thank you.

My ATI fixture is about 25 cm above water line. If I have new coral in tank, I will pull up my ATI fixture to 60 cm above, and gradually down in a week. Hope this help.


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Old 09/29/2017, 09:28 PM   #1060
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Anyone know how to link a Facebook post here? Or it against RC rule?
I try to use FB embed code here, but try many way and no success, expect just a link to my FB homepage.

My latest post in FB is my Sept. 2017 FTS. Hope you like it.


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Old 09/30/2017, 09:15 PM   #1061
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Anyone know how to link a Facebook post here? Or it against RC rule?
I try to use FB embed code here, but try many way and no success, expect just a link to my FB homepage.

My latest post in FB is my Sept. 2017 FTS. Hope you like it.
Really amazing!

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Old 09/30/2017, 10:54 PM   #1062
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Thanks. Welcome comments and add me as your FB friends. I have way too many friends in FB speak Chinese, need more English base reefing friends ;-) haha


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Old 11/06/2017, 10:06 PM   #1063
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Most recent photo shot before my annual 3 week vocation start. I hope not a big surprise when I back home....

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Old 11/06/2017, 10:15 PM   #1066
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Plus, I hope these IPCam and KHG help me monitor my tank in a right way, but not ruin my vocation too much...haha





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Old 11/06/2017, 11:34 PM   #1067
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The tank looking good as always.
Corals looks healthy as well.


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Old 11/07/2017, 01:20 AM   #1068
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Holy smokes!! Tank is looking unreal!!


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Old 11/07/2017, 07:01 AM   #1069
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Stunning photos as always, shih!
What type of starfish is that? Beautiful.


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Old 11/07/2017, 12:44 PM   #1070
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Tank looks awesome man and those pics are super nice
Have a nice time on your vacation!


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Old 11/07/2017, 11:30 PM   #1071
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What beautiful colors. A full reef of one amazing coral colony after another!! It is really quite outstanding what you have accomplished in your tank.


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Old 11/09/2017, 08:56 AM   #1072
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Your system has come a long way! Looks amazing!

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Old 11/09/2017, 10:18 AM   #1073
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Old 11/09/2017, 09:09 PM   #1074
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Old 11/09/2017, 09:13 PM   #1075
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For most of supplement, I use exactly amount as suggested on the label, but usually from 1/4 amount to start with to avoid fluctuation. For food (Af ABEV and KZ CV), I dose 150 % ~200% of suggested amount.

System: KZ Bak + KZ Start3
Food: KZ CV + Af ABEV + Fish Poo
Major Elements: Homemade baking soda, CaCl2, MgCl2, KCl2
Trace Elements: Af Component abc, Af Iron, Af Strumtium, Af Fluorine, Af Iodim
Color improvement: KZ B-Balance, KZ Booster, KZ Xtra
Cure and water care: KZ FWS, KZ A-balance, KZ SPG, KZ Spong power
Salt: Af Reef Salt + Af RMS (Reef Minereal Salt)
Filter: KZ Zeolite and Brightwell Carbon


Hope above help.

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what's this : KZ Booster and KZ SPG?
How often do you dose a Balance ? i thought it is when you get cyano ?


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