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Old 09/29/2018, 12:25 AM   #476
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Old 09/29/2018, 12:32 AM   #477
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Three months ago I changed my dosing schedule.
Some nuisance algae began to apear and some corals (sps) were too dark for my taste and I thought it was time to reduce the dose of supplements.
I think it's time to change again, and slightly increase the dosage, due to the lightening of some corals.
Despite the increase, the iron dosage should remain reduced until some yellow sps return to their ideal color.
The new dosage as of now will be:

SEG– Ferrion 10ml

TER – Fluorine 10 drops / Nectar 20 drops

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Old 09/29/2018, 12:44 PM   #478
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Is that a Valenciennea Strigata (Gold Head Sleeper Goby)?


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Old 09/29/2018, 04:20 PM   #479
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Is that a Valenciennea Strigata (Gold Head Sleeper Goby)?

It's an Opistognathus aurifron.
My gold head must leave because the mess that he was doing over my corals


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Old 09/29/2018, 04:52 PM   #480
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Oh, interesting! I thought all Jawfish were cooler water fish, but guess I thought wrong. Do you have to spot feed it, or does it get enough food on it's own?


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Old 09/29/2018, 05:08 PM   #481
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Oh, interesting! I thought all Jawfish were cooler water fish, but guess I thought wrong. Do you have to spot feed it, or does it get enough food on it's own?

This specie is from Caribe...so it's from warmer water.
I am feeding as I used to....Until now, I'm seeing him getting his bite.


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Old 09/30/2018, 01:24 PM   #482
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Three months ago I changed my dosing schedule.
Some nuisance algae began to apear and some corals (sps) were too dark for my taste and I thought it was time to reduce the dose of supplements.
I think it's time to change again, and slightly increase the dosage, due to the lightening of some corals.
Despite the increase, the iron dosage should remain reduced until some yellow sps return to their ideal color.
The new dosage as of now will be:

SEG– Ferrion 10ml

TER – Fluorine 10 drops / Nectar 20 drops

QUA –

QUI – Micro E 10 drops/ Energy 10 drops

SEX –

SAB – AF Amino 15 drops/ Vitality 15 drops

DOM – Koralcolor 10 ml / Lugol 5 drops
Took me a while to figure out the days of the week in Portuguese..
Interesting dosing regimen!
What is Nectar and Energy.. is energy the aqua forest product?
I absolutely LOVE yellow head jawfish. One of my all time favorite fish!


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Two sps that I like a lot:

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Both are really nice.


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Old 09/30/2018, 07:03 PM   #490
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Took me a while to figure out the days of the week in Portuguese..
Interesting dosing regimen!
What is Nectar and Energy.. is energy the aqua forest product?
I absolutely LOVE yellow head jawfish. One of my all time favorite fish!
Hi Matt.
Only now, when you mentioned, I noted I forgot to translate the days.....
Nectar is a product from Nyos. Aparently, another amino.
And yes....energy is AF Energy......another coral food.


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Love it Alex,
Great video as well.
You are a true conceptual reef artist.
Just beautiful!!
When I look at your tank I want to tear mine down and start over.


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Looking great! That yellow wrasse is almost as big a camera hog as the tang. The jawfish also looks entertaining. I may have to look into them more closely.


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Love it Alex,
Great video as well.
You are a true conceptual reef artist.
Just beautiful!!
When I look at your tank I want to tear mine down and start over.
Thanks Matt.
This tank pleases me a lot....a lot....
To look at it makes me think that I've made a lot of good decisions with it.


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The jawfish has a GREAT personality......And swims in a cool, angellical way


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Yesterday I added a melanurus to my tank.
And my fish list is closer to get complete....


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Today I disassembled my two Icecap 3000 for cleaning.

My conclusion about them: they are noisy ..... LOUD.....and....... NOISY.

I have 2 Gyre XF 250 working nearby and, for comparison, they move more water and make less noise.

When cleaned, the Icecap 3000 are as noisier as the Gyre. But it needs just to get a little dirtier, even if not working at maximum power, to make a loud noise. That really bothers.

I usually leave the Gyre running in continuous mode with 100% power.
Icecap works in ramdom mode and I need to leave it at a maximum of 70% of the power and even then the noise bothers.

I do not know if the newer versions are less noisy.
Mine, unfortunately, is not.


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Your gorgeous reef continues to impress. Every time I check in it looks better and better!


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Your gorgeous reef continues to impress. Every time I check in it looks better and better!
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