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Old 09-15-2012, 10:47 PM   #1361
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Well I got a Kenya tree today, put it in the sump for now. Nothing special, just got it for free lol.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #1362
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Okay, with the fish gone for about two days... THE CORAL IS SOOOOO HAPPY. The frogspawn is huge and happy. The zoas are open wide and colorful, even the sps are coloring up. This is within two days?!
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:00 PM   #1363
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Okay, with the fish gone for about two days... THE CORAL IS SOOOOO HAPPY. The frogspawn is huge and happy. The zoas are open wide and colorful, even the sps are coloring up. This is within two days?!
Awesome! This is one of the reasons I always understock fish in a reef. Rock on, man!
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:07 PM   #1364
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Okay, with the fish gone for about two days... THE CORAL IS SOOOOO HAPPY. The frogspawn is huge and happy. The zoas are open wide and colorful, even the sps are coloring up. This is within two days?!
That's great news!!!
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:26 PM   #1365
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Awesome! This is one of the reasons I always understock fish in a reef. Rock on, man!
Yeah, but I only had two fish! Once I get the reactor running, I'll be adding some more Lps like a hammer so I can make the tank more lively.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:26 PM   #1366
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That's great news!!!
Thanks! Im hoping it keeps going this way!
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:45 PM   #1367
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Okay, with the fish gone for about two days... THE CORAL IS SOOOOO HAPPY. The frogspawn is huge and happy. The zoas are open wide and colorful, even the sps are coloring up. This is within two days?!
Hmm...maybe i should get rid of somthing...:P jk

Awesome for ya man!! So, will the BB die off a but?
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #1368
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Group buy bout to happen for brs thought I'd give you a heads up
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:17 PM   #1369
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Hmm...maybe i should get rid of somthing...:P jk

Awesome for ya man!! So, will the BB die off a bit?
Yeah, but it's ok. Corals actually produce waste all on their own. A few snails, hermits, a shrimp or something and the BB will be fed just fine. Keep in mind that BB are nearly all aerobic, which means they take up oxygen, more than most people realize. Think "trickle filter". Those work so ridiculously well because the bacteria have so much access to oxygen. They really consume a lot!

Reducing bio-load doesn't just mean less nutrients stressing the corals. It also leaves a little more O2 for them. The bacteria will still be there doing their magic. The tide just turns to everything in the tank working to the coral's benefit. He can still feed the tank, but it'll be the corals getting fed. Kinda like an only child getting spoiled vs. a big family where the kids all end up sharing rooms and argue over whose turn it is to play the X-Box. lol
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Awesome for ya man!! So, will the BB die off a but?
Haha coralline pretty much covered it up!
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