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Old 03-17-2016, 07:23 PM
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Looking good J
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:55 AM
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Update.
Decided to add DIY tank cover. Ordered it from BRS. Very easy to put together.
Really like the open top but really don't want to lose any of my fish. I already lost a lyretai and a blotchy in the past year due to jumping.
I was surprised how it doesn't really take away much from the appearance.

Also want to add that the fug has really taken off. The cheato had to get chopped since it got huge. Cut back the hours of the fug light since my levels have been 0 and I have been feeding heavy. 3xs a day. Still doesn't go up. Phos and nitrates 0. Was having a issue with weird black algae in the fug but I think it was caused by too many hours lights on as well.
Cut back lights to 12 hours.

The sps frags that I added a few months ago have really taken off and got some really nice colors.
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:58 AM
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Blue Carpet nem has been doin nice. It loves strong flow. It gets blasted by the mp40
This is Pic of the cheato after chopping it up
I love the custom King sump but I did a few diy as well. I didn't like the way the flow into fuge was. I went down a pvc pipe into a cup and flow came up. Seems cool if u have a sandbed or mud in there but I don't so I cut pvc and placed a T in there for nice flow. Also I added a sponge on the exit side of the fug to skimmer section. Didn't like random small pieces of cheato floating in the skimmer section. I try my best to keep my sump spotless. Lol
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:35 PM
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Updated my lights to hydra 52 HD. They are bright! Have them set half the % as old hydras and still way my brighter. I like that they changed their blue LEDs. Now they give off more of a 20k look. More natural. And colors pop all day not like before only when the lights were more towards sunset.
Everything seems to have adjusted. Was worried about putting the % too high and bleaching but everythings good so far. Only 2 of my lps seems to not like the extra light.

I'm now using one of my old hydras in my fuge. I have to say that the chaeto has doubled in size in such a short period of time. Didn't kno it loved strong light. Running it on 50% intensity/9 hours.

I have stopped dosing tank with bacteria. Was dosing biodigest and special blend on opposite weeks but have noticed that it's not needed. If anything it was making the lil algae I had left stay alive. And was also competing with the macro. Now the few patches of algae are pretty much all gone. Been keeping close eye on nitrate and phos but it has not changed. Still both 0 and feeding pretty heavy.
Really believe the chaeto is taking care of nutrients along side with the bubble King.

Here's pic of sump with hydra
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Pic of a few sps. I was never able to keep them alive with any real color. Not looking too bad now I believe
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Left side of tank. Clam has gotten huge.
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Right side. Carpet is loving the new hydras HD.
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Rbta/clam side. Naso photo bomb
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Blue Carpet is growing very fast. Scared I might need to find it a new home if it keeps growing. Currently around a foot wide if flow is off.

Tank has never been better. Everything has been running smoothly. Sps are all growing and very deep colors
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Awesome bro! Your system looks nice,clean and healthy!
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