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Old 10-28-2012, 09:16 PM   #431
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Thanks Randy. I am pretty OCD when it comes to stuff on the glass. I scrape coralline about twice a week
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Thanks Randy. I am pretty OCD when it comes to stuff on the glass. I scrape coralline about twice a week
Yeah, its too bad that something that looks so nice when it covers the rockwork is such a pain on the aquarium itself. The different color variations you can end up with has always fascinated me. I've had one tank where the coralline was always a light pink, and another where it was always a dark purple. In the my home tank under MH, I'd get the purple, pink and green. Pretty cool stuff all in all.
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Wish I had some of the green stuff.


I am hoping my new sps continues the trend of the last month. It is exciting to see this stuff finally growing! Retested the tank tonight and all params are looking great. 0 nitrate and 0.00 phosphate even though I started feeding reef chili. The chaeto and skimmer really work their magic. Ca and Alk are holding steady at 420ppm and 10.0 dKH with the autodosers.
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Wish I had some of the green stuff.


I am hoping my new sps continues the trend of the last month. It is exciting to see this stuff finally growing! Retested the tank tonight and all params are looking great. 0 nitrate and 0.00 phosphate even though I started feeding reef chili. The chaeto and skimmer really work their magic. Ca and Alk are holding steady at 420ppm and 10.0 dKH with the autodosers.
I generally find the green on the underside of rock under MH. It seems to require higher lighting to show up, but MH appears to be a bit too high. Sounds like that autodoser is doing the trick, might be something I have to check into at some point.
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I wonder if it has something to do with the spectrum of light being more complex with a MH? On straight PAR my LEDs are as much or more than 500W MH's.
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I wonder if it has something to do with the spectrum of light being more complex with a MH? On straight PAR my LEDs are as much or more than 500W MH's.
Could be, I really can't say for sure. I've never run the LEDs yet, so I really don't know much about them. Since I've kind of drifted out of the saltwater scene, I don't get involved with it much any more.
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Got some new frags yesterday, and a new toy today - a 60mm f2.0 Macro. lens for the SLR.

Here are the new frags:


I believe this is a branched Monti? Help on the SPS!


A really cool color morph of fauvia. I killed the last one. This will be a good test to see if I really have this tank figured out:


A very psychedelic shroom:


A new ric... here are a couple of gratuitous macros:

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And some shots of some of the older stuff with the new lens. Some are better than others, and I am still learning. I got a tripod and a remote shutter control which seems to help, but still it is tough some times to get it right. I shot most of these in aperture priority:






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Tank is doing great. Tested params this morning and Ca and Alk have held exactly steady for the past 3 weeks now. I think the autodosers are dialed in for now.

Getting better with this macro lens. Here are a few more shots from around the tank today:





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