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Old 04/21/2018, 08:06 PM   #126
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Snapped some actinic shots tonight.

The light ripples across this table was beautiful. Wish I could capture it better


My RCA The Hotness mille I've been growing for a while is insane.


This red acro at night is as red as you can get. Even more red than the red planet. Eat your heart out pink tenuis actinic specials!



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Old 05/12/2018, 09:18 PM   #127
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Add a JF Solar Flare to my collection today. This thing is INSANE orange! Here it is next to my RCA The Hotness mille.


Here's an update picture of my RR Firecracker, also looking amazing



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Old 05/13/2018, 07:20 AM   #128
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Dang! Those are some colorful corals, nice!


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Old 05/16/2018, 08:15 PM   #129
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My squamy is still alive and kicking! Taking lots of photos while I can, you never know about clams and when they'll decide to kick the bucket!


I know I'm probably sounding like a broken record, but man I LOVE these eviota gobies! They're so mobile and inquisitive. When I shut my pumps off, all my big fish hide, but these little guys come out and explore the tank. They're not afraid of anything! They swim up and watch what I'm doing, hardly budge when I move my hand in the water.


Hard to capture the blue of my blue matrix, but it is stunning! Darker blue than my Oregon Tort IMHO.


Vivid Confetti growth has slowed down, seems like it has reached its borders with other corals and is just thickening up now. In the process of clearing more growth space for it...



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Old 05/17/2018, 07:52 PM   #130
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Was going through my thread today and stumbled on a FTS from exactly 2 years ago. How things have changed!




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Old 05/18/2018, 06:53 AM   #131
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Add a JF Solar Flare to my collection today. This thing is INSANE orange! Here it is next to my RCA The Hotness mille.


Here's an update picture of my RR Firecracker, also looking amazing


Both is these are hot!!!


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It's been a month since I've updated so I thought I would do a little photo update and recap!

My wife and I went overseas for vacation for a little over 2 weeks and had a good friend/neighbor/professional SPS guru watch the tank while we were gone. Everything seemed to be going alright until near the end of my trip I got a text at 3 am telling me my neighborhood was experiencing power outrages and that my Vivids Confetti colony was dead. Luckily my house only lost power for half an hour, but I still lost about $2,000 in corals that day. Didn't quite make sense how I could lose so much in that time frame...

My Confetti the day after


Today when I finally had time to tear it out


After I got home I did some investigating before leaving for another week and a half and found that oh! my GFO and carbon had been turned off right about when I had left. I had changed the media out a couple days before I left and there had been water in the canisters, but the sponges were barely dirty when I opened them. Clearly it had been turned on and then shortly after been turned back off. Low and behold my PO4 was above 0.4 ppm after 50 gallons of water changes. I assume the PO4 had gotten even higher before the water was changed. My diagnosis is the carbon/GFO somehow got accidentally turned off and some of my corals just didn't handle the elevated levels very well. Of course it was my most expensive coral that died. If I've ever had luck, it's been bad luck.

Everything seems to be rebounding now. Still working on replacing my lights with T5s and custom LED strips. Here's how things currently look:






My mag keeps growing despite never being fed. Took advantage of a moment it was slightly balled


I now know why my Orphek Atlantik started freaking out. I guess a couple years confined in a hood really did a number on this USB port. Couldn't find the replacement piece at Frys so I'm at a loss until I replace the whole card or find this connection.


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