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Old 12-22-2016, 04:22 PM
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Previous picture is 3 days worth of skimmate. I do have about 22 fish in the tank now.
Im just working on getting My nitrates down as my coral are alive and well but they are not getting great growth.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:25 PM
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The tank has been doing well these few months im still trting to deal with the high nitrates. Its to be expected with 22 well fed fish. Ive been using DIY nopox and got nitrates down from 80 ppm to 25 ppm.
Pictures were taken witb galaxy S7 in pro mode. Closest to how it looks with a 20k setting.


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Old 03-20-2017, 03:43 PM
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Your tank looks great. Nice colors. I just filled my SC 150gal. Two weeks still cycling. Great looking tank and you can't beat the price. Your bio load needs to catch up with all those fish.
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:11 PM
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Thanks. Im very pleased with this setup. It's a great value.
Your right about the bio load. My plan was to be mostly LPS the first year while the tank matures. As much as I know better, I still have a hard time being patient!

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Old 02-28-2018, 11:25 PM
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Any updates? Did you ever get nitrates under control?
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:28 PM
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Wow I forgot about this! There have been many changes and a few setbacks, but all is well. I'm still satisfied with out everything has turned out.

The tank runs at 5 ppm Nitrate with 0.03 - 0.09 PO4 using all nutrient reduction methods known to mankind. Vodka, siporax,GFO, Cheato(more for pH).
I had a major setback last summer when the temperature spiked. Everything was initially fine but a week after I started to lose coral to Brown Jelly Disease. I lost all of my euphyllia, acan colonies, and scolymia. Im about to purchase a teco chiller so that does not happen again.
Im actually enjoying the tank more now that it's settled in. Ive been growing easy to keep SPS like stylophora, pocillipora, montipora and now have upgraded to more acroporas. Video to follow.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:19 PM
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I must say Its always something with a tank. I just discovered my red monticap has Montipora eating Nudibranches! I dip everything and sometimes I even kill coral. Something always manages to get into the display!
Next time around ill have to do a coral QT.
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Nice Tank , i think you got to many Tangs , they eat a lot they do do a lot, i got same problem
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Old 12-31-2018, 07:27 PM
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So I absolutely suck at updating my thread.

I have made a lot of changes but overall I am still happy with how the tank has turned out.

I now run 8 bulb ATI T5 with Reef Brite XHO
Mtc mini Cal calcium reactor with a Kamoer Feed pump
Arid N24 Algea reactor( Not working as well as it should at the moment)

MY nutrients are currently

No3 25-50 ppm
po4 0.1ppm to 0.25 ppm
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