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Old 04-07-2015, 07:05 PM   #2571
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I fight a constant battle with caps.


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Old 04-07-2015, 07:29 PM   #2572
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I bought a one eye frag about two years ago. When I first cut it down in November, it was the size of a volleyball.


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Old 04-07-2015, 07:29 PM   #2573
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Greg , With your knowledge I can't imagine you having difficulties raising any type of coral especially caps ,...So you can imagine how we dummies must feel trying to raise anything :-/


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Old 04-07-2015, 07:32 PM   #2574
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I bought a one eye frag about two years ago. When I first cut it down in November, it was the size of a volleyball.


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Whoa,.... I'm hoping I can do the same !


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Old 04-07-2015, 07:48 PM   #2575
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Chalices I have pretty good luck with. Lobos, not so much. I think my Cleaner Shrimp is suspect with the Lobos though. Currently have Watermelon, Raspberry Lemonade, Sweet Tooth, and Mummy Eye Chalices that are all doing well.


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My system has gotten out of control. With complexity comes screw ups. My alk varied (again) as I fought to bring Mg up. I don't test for Mg very often but it fell to 1000. As I raised it, the alk went to 13. The caps did not like that at all. The SPS could have cared less.


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Old 04-07-2015, 08:19 PM   #2577
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Greg, that sucks. I just had a Mg upset about a month ago. I just decided to bite the bullet and test when I test Alk and Ca.


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Chalices I have pretty good luck with. Lobos, not so much. I think my Cleaner Shrimp is suspect with the Lobos though. Currently have Watermelon, Raspberry Lemonade, Sweet Tooth, and Mummy Eye Chalices that are all doing well.


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I had done well with the chalices until all my parameters went coco ,... Just now I'm getting a handle on things and more important thanks to all of you guys ,I'm starting to understand the chemistry thing a little bit better too,...Hopefully I can re-enter the chalice kingdom again soon.


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If I ran a smaller system and wasn't so offended by current salt prices, I would do as Doug does and make life simpler thru massive water exchanges. Since stability seems to be in the top five things you need to grow corals, dosing can screw you up.


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I tried that for a long time but yep the cost was pretty steep so I decided to go the traditional way and join the madness.... I think they both have their good and bad points., it's just something you have to decide on yourself...Dosing really confused me but even a bowl of jello confuses me so I just plunk away and cross my fingers that I'm doing things correctly


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