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Old 06-25-2012, 08:31 AM   #331
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Carey how are you going to do your zoas? Are you going to stick the plug in somewhere and let them grow out over the plug and then move them or are you just going to stick them where you want them permanently? Or, are you going to stick them in the sand bed to light acclimate for a while?

Kinda curious how others do it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:16 PM   #332
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I have the new corals acclimating to the light and then I plan on putting the plug on a small rock and then i can move that rock around when I need to. Thats; what I try to do with my corals usually, gives the coral a place to spread and makes it portable. lol
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:59 PM   #333
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That is a good idea. Like rock rubble small?
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:41 AM   #334
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Yep, I use pieces about 2 -5 inches, depends on how big the coral is already. Or of you have them on the sandbed you can put little empty frag disks right next to it and the zooas will spread there.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:23 AM   #335
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Gearing up to do 3 water changes tomorrow so I figured I'd test the water in the 60g cube. I was pleasantly surprised to see the nitrates have dropped to orange in color in the test from red a few weeks ago. This I attribute to the biopellets.

My last water change was almost 3 weeks ago, I was holding off as I was waiting for some results with the nitrates. The phosphates are also lower, not 0 around .4 but thats half what they were.

I figure a good sized water change will get the nitrates down to hopefully 10-20 and the reactor can clean up that.

Wish I had the same results in the 125g, but I think the reactor i'm using in that tank is too small. If the results continue to be good with this tank i may get a larger unit for the big tank.
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Yay! Good news with the success. How long do you usually go between water changes?
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I try to keep them done every other week, sometimes every week. It's been at least 3 weeks since the last water change on this tank, could even be 4 or 5 weeks. But it's very encouraging that the pellets seem to work. There is no other explanation for the decrease in nitrates since I have no fuge.

Gonna do some re-arranging today when I do the pwc, I think I am gonna add a brain coral and some zooa's from the 125g.
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Added some things from the 125g to fill up the sandbed. lol Can't wait til all these corals start taking over and I get the "lived in" look in my tank.

Having some trouble with cyano too, have a 4 inch patch of it that disappears at night but comes back when the lights come on. hehe...
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