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Old 04/22/2017, 09:09 AM   #76
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What are your recent nutrient levels?

I like all that space you provide for your fish. So nice.

Hi Bulent,

Nitrates (Salifert) and Phosphates (Hanna Phosphates) are indetectable.....
I'm planning to start dosing Potassium Nitrate to raise the Nitrates to 5ppm.
Zero Nitrates are not good for Zoanthus and mushs and the suplements aren't working for them...

After start dosing Koralcolor and Koralle from Brightwell I saw a great improvement in the coloration and healthy aspect of corals....

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Old 04/22/2017, 09:29 AM   #77
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After start dosing Koralcolor and Koralle from Brightwell I saw a great improvement in the coloration and healthy aspect of corals....

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This has also been my experience. My Acropora digitifera has started to show pigments that I did not know existed on this coral. How much are you dosing? I am dosing 0.3 ml per 250 litre net volume per day.


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This has also been my experience. My Acropora digitifera has started to show pigments that I did not know existed on this coral. How much are you dosing? I am dosing 0.3 ml per 250 litre net volume per day.

I am dosing 2 times a week (Wed and Sun), 60 ml of Koralle and 20 ml of Koralcolor per 1900 liters.


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I am dosing 2 times a week (Wed and Sun), 60 ml of Koralle and 20 ml of Koralcolor per 1900 liters.
Wow. You dose a lot of Koral Color at once even though you dose only twice a week. I dose daily to ensure that the product is constantly available in the water column. I have never exceeded 0.4 ml per 250 per day. Perhaps I am too cautious.

One good side effect of dosing Koral Color is that, as I expected, it subdues bryopsis (thanks to lithium in the product) at 0.3 ml/250 L. At 0.35 ml/250L it stops bryopsis altogether, but does not eradicate it.


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Wow. You dose a lot of Koral Color at once even though you dose only twice a week. I dose daily to ensure that the product is constantly available in the water column. I have never exceeded 0.4 ml per 250 per day. Perhaps I am too cautious.

One good side effect of dosing Koral Color is that, as I expected, it subdues bryopsis (thanks to lithium in the product) at 0.3 ml/250 L. At 0.35 ml/250L it stops bryopsis altogether, but does not eradicate it.

I am dosing the recomended amount in the bottle label:

"Basic: Add 1ml per 94,6 liters every three days (alternatively, twice a week)."


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I am dosing the recomended amount in the bottle label:

"Basic: Add 1ml per 94,6 liters every three days (alternatively, twice a week)."
That's fair enough.

In my case, I have to be cautious because I also dose anionic and cationic elements daily in conjunction with NP-Bacto-Balance.


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That's fair enough.

In my case, I have to be cautious because I also dose anionic and cationic elements daily in conjunction with NP-Bacto-Balance.
I dose it too....from Tropic Marin.....Once a week....25 ml of each one


But no Bacto-Balance...


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I dose it too....from Tropic Marin.....Once a week....25 ml of each one


But no Bacto-Balance...


I use A- Elements. K+ elements are already in NP-Bacto-Balance. I used to dose K+ elements additionally, but after Bacto-balance dose reaches to a certain level you get too much iron in the water column. This then causes bryopsis and in most cases cyanobacteria.


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Test results:

Ca - 430
Kh - 8,0
K - 470
NO3 - 0
PO4 - 0

This values are keeping rock stable since the rebuild, what is great.

Today I removed the GAC and the GFO, that were running for the lst 2 ou 3 weeks and I'll keep them out for the next month.


I still having issues with diatoms in the sandbed, what is bothering a lot.
I'm thinking about give the Tropic Marin Reef Actif a try, to see if could help me with that.
I've read reviews saying that it is similar to ZEOzym, which I used with success in the past. Let's see.

This week I received some new supplements from Brightwell, and I'll add to my weekly dosing routine the Borochrom and Lugol's along Koralle and Koralcolor.
I'll try to improve my pinks and reds, that are very very dull.

I made some adjusts in my Hydras 52 ramps.
Now all the blues rise to 100%, an improve of 15%.




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And one sad news:




Until yesterday the fish was ok.
Feeding, swimming, no sign of any kind of problem.


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Milepora Baby Blue


Formosa Blue sky


Red dragon


Tortuosa ORA blue green



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Very nice, Alex.
I love how your scape looks so completely different from one angle to the next.
Those two fts look like they are from different tanks.
Corals are looking good.
That fish must have had a fish heart attack..


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Thanks Matt.

This time, for the first time, I'm fully satisfied with the scape of my reef.
Let's see how it evolves as the corals grow....time will tell but I think that it's gonna be better and better as time goes by...

About the fish, it's the only reasonable explanation....



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Poor fish. As I understand butterflies are hard to keep in general.

I enjoy your tank Alex. Thanks for the pic updates - as always.


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Nice tank.

What sort of butterfly was it? Also how long did you have it?

I really like the aquascape, keep up the great work.


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love the aquascape. open look allow amazing natural visual.


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Corals look in great condition. Sorry about the fish. Did it have any white marks on its fins or red marks on its body?


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Poor fish. As I understand butterflies are hard to keep in general.

I enjoy your tank Alex. Thanks for the pic updates - as always.
Thanks man.
Yeah....butterflies are hard sometimes. The yellow longnoose isn't diferent.
I'll give the tank some time and try another one again.
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Nice tank.

What sort of butterfly was it? Also how long did you have it?

I really like the aquascape, keep up the great work.
Thanks.
It was a Yellow Longnoose (Forcipiger flavissimus/longirostris). I don't remind how to differentiate both species.


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Yeah...that's really the point of the scape, the open spaces. Always tried to do something like this and this time I finally acomplished.

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Corals look in great condition. Sorry about the fish. Did it have any white marks on its fins or red marks on its body?
No sign Bulent.
It was healthy, swimming, eating......no marks.... neither in fins nor the body.
Talking to some friends they told that it's usual with this specie.
I'll give a break and try again in the end of the year.


I added some new fishes and corals but a problem in my notebook won't allow me to put new photos 'till next week.
The diatoms in the sandbed are worst and it's annoying me big time. Have tried to dose yeast for the past week with no good effect 'till now.
I'm thinking about try Zeozym.....I used it sometime ago and I liked the effect in the overall aspect of the sandbed.


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