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Old 02/10/2014, 11:06 AM   #1251
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Your ability to share and answer questions is a blessing to this hobby. Thank you for the inspiration from this amazing thread.
+1 This thread has helped me quite a bit. It's great that Dan has the ability to change only one parameter or method at a time and determine the effect on his reef. Not all of us can do that. As much as I try to keep things stable to try out a new supplement or husbandry practice something always happens and I can't pinpoint the results solely on one thing. And a great photographer to boot. Thanks for keeping this thread going and sharing your secrets!


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Old 03/30/2014, 01:21 PM   #1252
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Hey, Dan!

Question: (sorry if I missed this in a previous post)
Do you add anything (calcium chloride, magnesium chloride etc)
When mixing up your INSTANT OCEAN salt mix...

Or do you tweak parameters only once water is in the aquarium?


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Old 04/08/2014, 03:13 PM   #1253
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+1 This thread has helped me quite a bit. It's great that Dan has the ability to change only one parameter or method at a time and determine the effect on his reef. Not all of us can do that. As much as I try to keep things stable to try out a new supplement or husbandry practice something always happens and I can't pinpoint the results solely on one thing. And a great photographer to boot. Thanks for keeping this thread going and sharing your secrets!
Well it didn't happen overnight, and it was not something I planned. Sooo, keep trying to keep it as simple as possible, and observe continuously and closely with the mind set of keeping the #s in mind on any given day. And , test often with only proven kits or meters using calibration fluids to ck everything you test with. It will come if you stick it out long enough. TY

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Question: (sorry if I missed this in a previous post)
Do you add anything (calcium chloride, magnesium chloride etc)
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Or do you tweak parameters only once water is in the aquarium?
Sorry Gary, just saw this. Yes I tweek the mix every week at time of water change. The IO I use needs a handful of CaCl and a couple handfulls of
MgCl/ MgSO4 per 55 gal drum to give me what I desire. Depending on the systems #s will determine how dense I make the WC mix. TY


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Old 04/08/2014, 03:24 PM   #1254
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Your ability to share and answer questions is a blessing to this hobby. Thank you for the inspiration from this amazing thread.
Thank you. It is a blessing for me also.

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As usual it's a pleasure to see your skills in action, great stuff Dan.
Thanks sir. I appreciate it and glad you are still looking

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Do you run phosband and or carbon? Also what do you use in your calcium reactor?
I do but on and off depending on the health of the corals and PO4 readings. I would rather not run either if I can control nutrients without these. They both seem to have pluses and minuses over the long term

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Old 04/08/2014, 03:28 PM   #1255
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Old 04/08/2014, 03:40 PM   #1256
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Dan, can you please tell me how many lbs of liverock is in this system? Thanks.


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Old 04/08/2014, 03:45 PM   #1257
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Dan, can you please tell me how many lbs of liverock is in this system? Thanks.
Not alot. I can guess around 100 but as corals grew, I removed rock to provide space. I had around 200lbs at one time.


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Old 04/08/2014, 06:21 PM   #1258
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What are you going to use now that we can't get vho?


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Old 04/08/2014, 06:32 PM   #1259
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I have still been getting them but if they go away, I will use a T 5 actinic. Geisman or ATI most likely


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Old 04/22/2014, 12:46 PM   #1260
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Old 04/22/2014, 02:30 PM   #1261
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Amazing stuff Dan. I personally have been collecting quite a bit of your sps frags from Joe and Ryan here in CT. It just does great for me, and hoping to pick up some more soon


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Old 04/22/2014, 07:16 PM   #1262
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canopy

Dan, I have a 200g. Which is close to the same size of your 180g. My question is, how tall is your canopy? I have a canopy which is only 12'' tall. I'm running 250w radiums as well, but am looking for a better reflector. I see you use Lumenarc III mini's. Just trying to see if they will fit in my canopy. Like I've said before, I love your tank and am trying to set up a system just like your's.


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Old 04/25/2014, 08:26 AM   #1263
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Amazing stuff Dan. I personally have been collecting quite a bit of your sps frags from Joe and Ryan here in CT. It just does great for me, and hoping to pick up some more soon
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Dan, I have a 200g. Which is close to the same size of your 180g. My question is, how tall is your canopy? I have a canopy which is only 12'' tall. I'm running 250w radiums as well, but am looking for a better reflector. I see you use Lumenarc III mini's. Just trying to see if they will fit in my canopy. Like I've said before, I love your tank and am trying to set up a system just like your's.
Also 12 inches tall. And the Lumenarc III minis fit nicely


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Hey Dan again this is truly an amazing reef you have. My friend Richie just picked up two blue torts of yours at the frags swap in manhattan last week. He kept one and I have one and they are so blue it's amazing. I think my friend Richie told me he bought them as Oregon tort. Can you give a little history about were you got your blue tort from as I always like tracking the linage of rare sps.


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Old 05/11/2014, 02:42 PM   #1266
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i just read the whole thread, nice colonys there sir. i do tweak my salt mix aswell. i used the same salt and sometimes i use half io and half rc. i cant wait for my frags to become colony like urs.


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Old 05/13/2014, 02:46 AM   #1267
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Thanks.the blue tort was originally from ORA


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Thanks for the information very helpful and the frag I got is awesome. Your seems to be of outstanding quality. How long did it take for you to get it that big? Also are you giving it lots of light? I have mine 16 in he's below my radion fixture and she holding it's color. Thanks again as your Sps and tank are truly an insperation to me.


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Nice stuff Dan. Keep em coming


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Dan - impressive as always!!


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Thanks Greg. Just trying to keep em alive bro


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