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Old 05-19-2009, 02:11 PM   #511
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Thanks guys, it's definately coming along.

Spilzer, be careful. That's how I got hooked. I had always intended to setup a reef once I bought my own house and knew I wouldn't be moving, etc. But, as I kept reading, you see what happens. I haven't bought a house yet, but do have the tank. It'll reach out there and grab you!

Not that I'm complaining, mind you.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:02 PM   #512
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Looking good!
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:42 PM   #513
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What wattage are your MH's? How many lbs of LR do you you? Nice tank BTW.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:08 PM   #514
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My lighting specifics are on an earlier page somewhere, but I run 2x175 MHs and 2x54W T5HO actinics.

The rock is 100 pounds of the Pohnpei LR from underwateroutlet.com.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:14 PM   #515
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I read over the previous pages but I must of missed it. Anyway nice looking tank.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:58 PM   #516
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Thanks.

The rack on the right hand side is holding stuff for Sparky. Everyone send him a PM (Sparky697) and remind him to get his stuff out of my tank please.

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Old 05-19-2009, 06:32 PM   #517
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Um.... oh.... i forgot. sparky told me to pick them up for him
What time would be good to come get them?
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:09 AM   #518
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Funny, he never mentioned that to me
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:54 AM   #519
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I never tried taking any top-down shots before. This was my first acro.

When I got it:


Yesterday:
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:59 AM   #520
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So water testing isn't my strong point. On my planted tanks, Ive gotten to where I can look at the plants and get a feel for how things are doing. I guess I thought I was already to that point with corals, but I now see I was wrong.

I tested yesterday. My alk has always been a little low, but just before PWC it was down at 7. Ca was down at 360 and my mag was down at 1140.

This all seems a little low to me. Sparky, despite my wishes, convinced me to order some two-part. I thought my corals were doing and growing well, but if those numbers are that low then I suppose theyre not doing as well as they could be, huh?

So my question. Kalkstirrers and/or Ca Reactors can help to automate this process. What about the magnesium? do they help maintain that too, or is the only way to do that via dosing?
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