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Old 09-03-2012, 07:24 AM   #151
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Thanks! Hopefully the GSP take over the rock they're on, it'd look awesome to see that rock covered.
Gsp will take over your whole tank keep it away from the rest of the rock in my tank its already killed a red monti several zoas and now moving to a birdsnest very aggressive
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:59 PM   #152
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There is only one rock with GSP on it in the back right hand corner of the tank. This is a stand alone rock so it would have to make a pretty good jump to the rest of the rock but I will be keeping a close eye on it since this jump is possible. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:49 PM   #153
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So the GSP rock has been moved to the front right corner of the tank so I can keep a better watch on its growth. I got a positive ID on the green and the yellow Zoanthids, still don't know what species Chalice I have, and the montipora is starting to get nice and fleshy looking

So far, so good!

Edit: the tank is sitting hot though at 82. Might have to get a fan for the top. I took off the glass tops though to see if that makes a difference.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:15 AM   #154
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Water Test tonight! Here's the results:

PH: 8.4
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrites: 0 ppm
Nitrates: 0 ppm
Calcium: 460 ppm
KH: 8 dKH
Phosphates: 0 ppm

Woohoo!
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:31 AM   #155
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Water Test tonight! Here's the results:

PH: 8.4
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrites: 0 ppm
Nitrates: 0 ppm
Calcium: 460 ppm
KH: 8 dKH
Phosphates: 0 ppm

Woohoo!
0's are great!
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:09 AM   #156
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Tank temp is now down to 80 with the lids off as well, probably gonna keep them off for a few days and see what happens
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:10 AM   #157
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Tank temp is now down to 80 with the lids off as well, probably gonna keep them off for a few days and see what happens
Thank goodness it came down a little! Just keep an eye on the evaporation. You'll probably need to top off more with no lids on it.
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Thank goodness it came down a little! Just keep an eye on the evaporation. You'll probably need to top off more with no lids on it.
yeah, thats why i've been trying to leave them on. oh well, i'll make due lol
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Removing those lids will certainly help with evaporative cooling, so that was a good idea. My 75 evaporates off about a gallon a day it seems.
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So my tank is sitting at 78-79 after having the lights on all day! perfect.

I got the final 15 lbs of base rock I've been wanting so I can build the rock higher. Due to the size of the new rocks I had to put them on the bottom under the current rock so it was a bit of a project tonight. While I had the rocks out I added more substrate so now I have a mix of sugar sand and crushed coral, IMO this combination looks better since it feels more natural. The new scape looks a little symmetrical but that's just how the rocks fit best together. I kinda dig it though.

The rock in the front right corner is the one with the GSP and orange zoanthids on it. It's separated by about 4" from any other rock because I figured this would make it easier for me to control.

Here is the new scape. What do you think?
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