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Old 11-07-2011, 04:01 PM   #121
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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.
I have a mixed with a clam also.I do a PWC every other week with instant ocean reef crystals.I have to dose alk every other day,but my calcium usually stays ok between PWC's..
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:12 PM   #122
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:54 PM   #123
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I have a mixed with a clam also.I do a PWC every other week with instant ocean reef crystals.I have to dose alk every other day,but my calcium usually stays ok between PWC's..
Nice looking tank Rick. We have been dosing alk every day too trying to keep it up.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:26 PM   #124
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Nice looking tank Rick. We have been dosing alk every day too trying to keep it up.
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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.















Absolutely stunning tank!
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Hey everybody, did a video last night with a new Sony A33 camera.

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