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Old 08-29-2011, 03:15 PM   #121
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Charge cards are a wonderful thing! LOL

I am having some serious concerns about my corals in this tank.
I did a battery of tests and they came out good: amm 0 trites 0 ph 8.2 ish temp 79 salinity 1.024 trates are at barely over 0.
But my corals are not at all looking like they used to.
here is a picture of my duncan now.




Here is a picture of it in the pico a while ago.




Could it be not as large and opening as much since it's splitting heads rapidly? I plan on leaving the MH on for 8 hours today and most every coral is on the bottom for now, I didnt wanna burn anything up.

Should I just give it a few more days with the new light? Or should I get a new bulb, the guy who I bought it from said it was almost a year old but had a few months left in it. Then theres the choice of bulbs....I think I;m gonna go cheapo just to see if the 20k spectrum is where I want to be? THEN I may get an expensive bulb if I like the blue the 20k is supposed to provide.

Any help or opinions appreciated! As always, thanks guys.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:31 PM   #122
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I would say give it a few more days as it still might be getting used to your water and set up. I have always bought a new bulb when I get a used light. I think you are really going to like the 20k I love lights with lots of blue lol
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:28 PM   #123
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I picked up a new coral today for this tank as well as some for the 125g. I got this tank a new Blastomussa. I also clarified that I have a branching blastomussa, I thought it was a micromussa. lol

Anyways, here is a shot of the new blasto which hasnt opened up yet. :-(

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Wow nice coral I love blastos. Need not worrie Carey you got skills LOL
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:14 PM   #125
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That's WAY bigger than mine - Mine only had (1) head and it was still $35!
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:27 PM   #126
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I paid $20 for it too. Great deal in my mind. lol I also got my branching blasto for $20. I buy alot of $10-$25 frags and corals. I did pay $45 today for a large colony of lunar eclipse zooas though, they were so cool I couldnt resist. I already have some lunars in this tank and paid $20 for 4 polyps. The new one from today has at least 30 I'd say.
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WOW! Must be just Michigan. If I order a big order online, the shipping brings the total of what I can get at the LFS, for you it seems that you actually pay the better price. Good for you!!!! That's awesome.

I checked my MINT budget yesterday and my total for Aquaria this month was $499. Only $399 over budget! LOL
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:56 PM   #128
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i went coral crazy this week, I probably spent over $300 dollars easy. :-(

not to mention the new rimless tank that i bought two weeks ago with stand and all. And the halide I bought yesterday. And the new 55g setup I bought sunday. oh man....I am really over budget. It's actually making my stomach churn thinking about it....

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Carey I honestly havent the slightest clue how you fund your severe fishy obsession lol
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Neither do I . LOL Lots of charge cards and creative financing.
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