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Old 07-12-2019, 01:57 PM   #41
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Might work then, but I remember those stock lights to be pretty weak, but maybe they’ve upgraded them over the years
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:54 PM   #42
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Yeah that's what everyone said that they did upgrade it they are led reef ready the box says and even coralife said that out the box you can grow pretty much everything just have to place it in the right spot, I called the place b4 I made my decision on goin biocube
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:42 PM   #43
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I’d still avoid the clam, and if you plan on having sps on the top portion make sure that’s where the flow is strongest as well
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I’d still avoid the clam, and if you plan on having sps on the top portion make sure that’s where the flow is strongest as well
I have the return facing the spot for the sps coral that I want
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Old 07-13-2019, 02:12 PM   #45
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Ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 20 what's next
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:17 PM   #46
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And this is with the fish still in the tank? If so, then water changes to bring those nitrates to 0 and it'll be time to add your first fish, but that's awfully quick for a cycle.
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And this is with the fish still in the tank? If so, then water changes to bring those nitrates to 0 and it'll be time to add your first fish, but that's awfully quick for a cycle.
One thing that the lfs gave me was this instant ocean bio-spira and a small bottle of fritz turbo start 900 after I added those I did the first piece of fish
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So the fish is still in there right now? If so, you're cycled.
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So the fish is still in there right now? If so, you're cycled.
Yes the fish is still in there, should I do a small water change before adding fish
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You should do as many water changes it takes until your nitrates read 0, and remove the chunk of fish too.
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Did one last night of 5 gallons tested this morning and it was almost gone so did another 5 gallons and by noon I had 0
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Sounds like its time for a fish.
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Sounds like its time for a fish.
Good I will take some pics of what I got just got back from the store and I'm acclimating
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Did one last night of 5 gallons tested this morning and it was almost gone so did another 5 gallons and by noon I had 0


What do you mean “by noon it was 0”, nitrate doesn’t “go” anywhere. A couple 5g wcs is only going to drop nitrate by about 25% so that kind of confuses me.
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Well this is what I got a platinum ocellaris clownfish and a midnight ocellaris and I got some coral o e Is a gsp that u see it's all most all the way open and the other one is some kind either white or purple center star polyps will post that when they look good
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What do you mean “by noon it was 0”, nitrate doesn’t “go” anywhere. A couple 5g wcs is only going to drop nitrate by about 25% so that kind of confuses me.
I did a 5 gallon change at night tested as soon as the lights came on then notice that the trates were almost done so I did another 5 and didn't test till noon that day
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Nice you can't go wrong with GSP. Typically a fast grower will grow other other corals so keep that in mind with your placement. One of my favorites.
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Nice you can't go wrong with GSP. Typically a fast grower will grow other other corals so keep that in mind with your placement. One of my favorites.
Yes that's why I have it isolated in the front my goal is to grow it like carpet kind of in the middle of the sand then the back glass, how long does it take to fully get bright like at the lfs
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The “brightness” of the coral depends on the color temperature of the lights. The bluer the lighting the more the colors will pop.
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There's also a metallic cultivar.
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