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Old 02/28/2018, 08:16 AM   #501
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We are still dealing with a ďcloudyĒ DT. All other tanks attached are clear as can be, gorgeous really.

Iím wondering if this is sand related? Itís to the point that Iíve thrown the idea around to suck all of the sand out and replace with a more coarse sand. Concerns? Advice on removal and introducing new? We have a diamond goby, Iíd like sand small enough he can still process, but not so fine that it blows around. (Even though I donít see any actual sand being picked up by the current, currently).

I will be really frustrated if this doesnít help to clear things up, but it has to be the root of it! Itís not air bubble, itís small particulate.




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Old 02/28/2018, 07:29 PM   #502
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Pretty excited, got a Walt Disney acro frag last night. WD is already encrusting, canít wait for this puppy to grow a bit and color up! Also picked up a WWC yellow tip RR Aussie Gold #1.

Clean up crew arrives Friday. Need to restock the DT and the frag tank. Both are prettttty bare and needing a replenish.


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Old 03/01/2018, 02:44 PM   #503
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Adding T5's was one of the best things I've done to my tank. I love the look, extra PAR and lack of shadow issues.
Iced, what happened to your build thread??????


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Old 03/01/2018, 08:59 PM   #504
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Pretty excited, got a Walt Disney acro frag last night. WD is already encrusting, canít wait for this puppy to grow a bit and color up! Also picked up a WWC yellow tip RR Aussie Gold #1.

Clean up crew arrives Friday. Need to restock the DT and the frag tank. Both are prettttty bare and needing a replenish.


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Can't wait to see photos of all your new sticks growing and coloring up

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Old 03/04/2018, 04:01 PM   #505
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Mr and Mrs Reef - 290g in wall build

Some new shots, and some new frags that got added to the frag tank today!

Still havenít tried to master the camera shots yet, just cell phone pics that love to emphasize the blues...

Have some hair algae and other algae going, figured out our RO has been running at 14 TDS... thatís looking to be the root of the problem. Replenished the clean up crew - New resin and new everything in the 6 RO canisters, should solve the problem here soon!

Weíre working to get the birdsnests out and more higher end in. About 10-13 New mid to high end frags went into the frag tank over the last couple weeks. Excited to get these big birdsnest out.

Wet thumbs copper Millie and a Jason fox Tierra del Fuego plusTwo Aussie Millieís that I need to look at the name of again.




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Old 03/04/2018, 07:21 PM   #506
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Both blue Linkias are doing good - knock on wood! Neat shot from today, minus the blue lights of course, haha.


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Old 08/02/2018, 11:43 AM   #507
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Growing in nicely!




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Old 08/04/2018, 02:08 PM   #508
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Awesome tank. I love the growth and the coral placements.


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Old 08/24/2018, 04:42 PM   #509
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Old 08/24/2018, 04:58 PM   #510
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very beautiful. I always enjoy reading up on your tank.


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Old 09/06/2018, 06:59 PM   #511
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New phone = better pics!




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Old 09/06/2018, 08:03 PM   #512
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In addition to the nori clip update, hereís one years progress. Sorry for the blues, but you get the idea. One years growth! Everything grown from 1-2Ē frags!

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Wow... Jan to now. The calc reactor made a big difference this year! Now pic below.





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Old 09/07/2018, 11:47 AM   #513
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Dang, that's some growth!!

I love the jawfish!! Do you have to target feed it?


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Old 09/07/2018, 09:56 PM   #514
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Dang, that's some growth!!



I love the jawfish!! Do you have to target feed it?

Thanks!! The growth has been substantial. Iím excited to see what the next year brings for sure.

Never have spot fed! I want some more, probably 3-5 more of them. With my travels I am not home to QT, hoping travel will slow down a bit this winter so that I can successfully TTM and QT the next round of additions.


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Old 09/07/2018, 11:14 PM   #515
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Wow, I just spent the last couple of hours reading this thread. Thanks for sharing your journey as I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to updates.


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Old 09/08/2018, 09:19 AM   #516
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How did you deal with the introduction of tangs? I am starting a large tank soon, and am concerned that I will just get ich and lose them. Did you quarantine? Or just add healthy looking specimens and keep everyone well fed?


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Old 09/09/2018, 02:50 PM   #517
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Wow, I just spent the last couple of hours reading this thread. Thanks for sharing your journey as I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to updates.

Thank you! I havenít been posting as much, but will try to be better.

M1 pump went out - the one they replaced a couple months back. Thankfully the slimmer pump again, so just running skimmer less.


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Old 09/09/2018, 02:55 PM   #518
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How did you deal with the introduction of tangs? I am starting a large tank soon, and am concerned that I will just get ich and lose them. Did you quarantine? Or just add healthy looking specimens and keep everyone well fed?

Good question! It was a journey with the tangs being the powder brown was already established in the tank.

I run a very strict QT, nothing hits our system without a tank transfer method (TTM) and 76 days of holding in QT. They also get a freshwater dip as well.

With introducing, it was a rough few months. I printed out full 8x11 pictures of a sail fin tang (with his fin up) and taped about 10 of them to the outside of the tank. That is what worked best for us. I tried the mirror method originally and that didnít make as much of an impact. Left the pictures up for about a month, and then took them down one at a time over a couple weeks. It took about 8 months before everyone was truly swimming freely and not showing aggression. One piece - ours are all almost identical size, that was key when I was picking them out. So I had to go to Lfs versus online like I usually buy.

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Old 09/10/2018, 07:08 AM   #519
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Thanks!! The growth has been substantial. Iím excited to see what the next year brings for sure.

Never have spot fed! I want some more, probably 3-5 more of them. With my travels I am not home to QT, hoping travel will slow down a bit this winter so that I can successfully TTM and QT the next round of additions.


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What did you provide for cover for the jawfish during TTM and QT? I assume some smaller pvc? And a tight fitting lid!


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Old 09/10/2018, 08:00 AM   #520
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What did you provide for cover for the jawfish during TTM and QT? I assume some smaller pvc? And a tight fitting lid!

Yes! Tight lid, and then I have 2 different sizes of pvc, plus I added a bowl of sand that I changed out during each transfer. This guy never touched the sand though, probably wonít go through that this next round.


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Old 11/15/2018, 07:58 PM   #521
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One year growth comparison, 1 year ago on top, today on bottom. I know I know - blues! But you get the idea. Someday Iíll get around to taking some better pics for you all.

Everything has been fragged at least 6-7 times. Just increased light intensity and flow a few weeks back, seeing the impact already!




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