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Old 03-04-2011, 01:41 AM   #111
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I can't walk up to the front of the tank without all of them thinking its feeding time. They get very active and excited when they see me.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:37 AM   #112
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Beautiful tank. For what it's worth, we're proud of your efforts. It's gorgeous. I like the music of the first video best. But, great job. You have set a bar for me and my 125
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:58 PM   #113
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The tank really looks fantastic! Great job in getting it put together and the success of keeping it going!
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:06 PM   #114
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I am dying for this tank! Outstanding!! Love the depth, makes you feel like you are really snorkeling up to an outcrop, an get surrounded by it! Beautiful!!
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:18 PM   #115
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Great job looks awesome!
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:16 PM   #116
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It has been some time since I last updated this build. It has been over a year and a half since it was set up. There have been numerous improvements over that time. We went ahead and upgraded the following equipment:

1) Upgraded the 4 korelias to two synced wireless vortech MP40s
2) Upgraded the lighting to 4 of the AI Sol LED fixtures
3) Added an apex aquacontroller

We also got a new sony A33 DSLR camera, and thought that I would provide a few pictures.















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Old 11-07-2011, 01:27 PM   #118
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Looks absolutely great!
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:33 PM   #119
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Great looking tank.Curious,how often do you have to add cal. or Alk. If at all.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:01 PM   #120
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Great looking tank.Curious,how often do you have to add cal. or Alk. If at all.
We have recently been making the switch to more SPS coral than LPS & SPS. We have also added a decent sized clam.

I know there are varying opinions on how to maintain large tanks, but I like to employ the KISS principle. Keep it simple stupid.

Dosing makes me nervous. As such, we do weekly 30 Gallon water changes. Its quite a bit of work, but I just like to change water I guess and rely on the salt mix for most of the macro and micro nutrients the coral require.

As of late, we have still been struggling to keep our Alkalinity and Calcium in acceptable ranges even with such large water changes.

As feared, we got a little out of balance at one point with Alkalinity getting to low to allow calcium uptake and as such our calcium was too high. We dosed KH at that point to try and get things back into ideal readings.

Since that time, we have been having some trouble keeping both alk and calcium up and have started adding kalkwasser to our ATO. This has helped though we are planning on investing shortly in a calcium reactor.

Sorry for the long response.
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