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Old 04-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #321
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Good to know that experience! thanks!

It is already on the very bottom of the tank, but I turned down the lighting further, and I guess we will see what happens.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:40 AM   #322
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Do you think your tank is too clean?

I thought that I have heard before the LPS corals don't like completely pristine water.

Good luck and I hope they get better for you!
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:30 PM   #323
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Well, the Frogspawn is definitely improving. The hammer has not changed and I think I probably nuked it. I am more and more convinced it was just too much light. After 4-5 days now of running at 20% white / 30% blue, things are looking up a bit, at least with the zoas and the frogspawn.

I am noticing a lot of new life on my live rock and even spreading to my base rock. The clowns are doing great. The jasmine's are doing great, and most of the zoas are doing well (there is still one colony that is not open. It was the highest up in the tank and I think I may have nuked it along with the hammer).

I added some sympodium yesterday (a tiny frag). It is doing well and opened up nicely today.

Water parameters are looking phenomenal (As far as I know):

1.025 SG
8.2-8.3 pH
10 dKH
460 ppm Ca
0.03 PO4
0 NO3
0 NO2
0 NH4

I think I got my skimmer dialed in nicely... it is producing a cup of skimmate about every 3 days, and it is coffee colored.

Also added some blue leg hermits (10) and 3 nerites over the past week.

I am looking towards adding my next fish in the next week, unless anyone thinks I need to wait another few weeks? Most likely going to stock a royal gramma next, followed by 3-4 blue reef chromis, which I finally found a source for.

As always, any feedback is appreciated, since I have no idea what I am doing
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0 n03? That's quite impressive. How did you obtain that?
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #325
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Water changes, a refugium, and skimming I guess. It was around 20 a couple of weeks ago, and I have done 3 water changes, and now it is sitting at 0 detectable. Also, my chaeto has about tripled in size since I first added it to the refugium.
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #326
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Great looking tank Justin! I remember the last time we talked, you were talking about setting up a reef tank. Now I just need to talk to one person if I have questions regarding freshwater plants and reef tanks. Great job :salute:
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Thanks Roy!

Things are coming along. The frogspawn is recovering nicely. Some of the closed up zoas have started opening back up, and my large zoa colony is almost fully open. The hammer however still looks terrible, but hopefully it is not dead and will come back like the frogspawn did. I am convinced I just had too much light and that was the issue because things have really turned around since setting it lower about a week ago.

I added some new inhabitants: 3 nerites, 3 turbo snails, some sympodium, some new zoas, a mushroom, and a coral banded shrimp. He is being shy at the moment so the pic is kind of dark, 'cause he is hiding under the rock.

I am also seeing quite a bit of coraline growth, but along with it I am getting some diatoms again... not out of control, but annoying none the less. I guess they should clear with time.

Here are some photos:

This zoa colony was closed up for a few days, but since turning the light down, it is almost fully opened up again.


These zoas are really hardy... them and the daisies were the only things not affected by my huge lighting influx. They are still looking good.


My newest zoas... partially opened I as added them a couple hours ago:


My $2 mushroom:


Another new addition... sympodium I think?
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My coral banded shrimp... cool little guy. He has only been in a few hours, so he is still adjusting to his new home:


Jasmine is looking healthy still:


Perculas seem to be enjoying their new home:


And the FTS. Like I said... diatoms... but also coraline! You can see the sad looking hammer on the right, and the recovering frogspawn on the left:
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How much light is that and how long is your tank and how high are they above the surface?
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14" above tank, 2 AI sols, tank is 36" long
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