June of 2019 i had to move and instead of moving the old 13.5 fluval nano tank i took the opportunity for a slight upgrade to a 20 long with a similar filtration style.
The new tank had the same brand of crushed coral substrate and went from a current orbit marine to the same brand newer model one size larger. I could never achieve the same visual look but I programed it to similar % across its channels and kept the lighting schedule the same. All filter media from the old tank and rockwork from the old tank went into the new tank.
The first picture was taken 3 days after the move and everyone seemed to have adjusted well. The other pictures were taken 2 months in. There had been no new growth in the new tank but everyone was still out and eating (reef roids). Then my bucket of instant ocean salt ran out and I decided to get the instant ocean reef crystals with plans to do more lps
coral (I had a healthy acan and duncan). 4 months later and all the zoanthids had disappeared except for one small colony. That little patch remains today, my clownfish murdered my acan and duncan both and in my disappointment I have given the tank over to gsp.
Could the salt really have done all the damage? I got it right on accident in first tank failed on the second and would like your opinion before the third(40 breeder)