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Old 11/12/2017, 09:22 AM   #2776
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Scott, you get the prize for eagle eyes! Yep. Been in there for a few months. Not doing much however. Iím just leaving it alone for now.





Wow. Looks very similar. Could very well be the same. How long have you had it?

Here- I edited your shot a bit to remove the blue.. looks even more similar..





I have a question for you: I see you use tapatalk. When you post pics are they stored on your phone?

Iíve been using postimage. Com to host my pics but I know tapatalk will great itís one link from a computer. I pretty much use my phone exclusively for going on line and Iím not sure the mobile version of tapatalk can support the third party hosting link..

any insight in that?


Thanks man; yes your edited picture looks way more accurate in terms of what the coral looks like in real life.

Re. Tapatalk; I actually donít now where my pictures are stored, but defiantly not my phone. They are compressed and beamed up to the net and I think they are likely stored on a Tapatalk server; for example, I am on a few reefing forums, when I post an update on one forum, I simply copy and paste my post into the other forums, and the picture / links transfer seamlessly (one of my favorite things about Tapatalk). I see there are some buttons on the Tapatalk GUI for posting links and codes but Iíve never had to use it as I donít host my pictures externally.

Thanks again for having a look!


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Old 11/12/2017, 11:55 AM   #2777
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NO problem!
I assume you have tapatalk on your pc as well as your smartphone..
I think I will look into tapatalk.. thanks for the info.


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Old 11/14/2017, 07:48 AM   #2778
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Well.. Iím trying tapatalk for the first time.. downloaded the app 2 minutes ago..
Gonna try a pic.. took this at a local shop called Planet Mer..



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Old 11/14/2017, 07:50 AM   #2779
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Is it really this easy??
Not crazy about the interface.. but if posting pics from my phone is this easy and I no longer need a third party hosting site.. Iím in..



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Old 11/14/2017, 08:38 AM   #2780
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Yeah, Tapatalk is really that easy. I expect more pictures incoming ^^

Lovely Red dragon, I'm looking for one, it will be my next purchase for sure.


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Old 11/14/2017, 08:43 AM   #2781
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Yeah, Tapatalk is really that easy. I expect more pictures incoming ^^

Lovely Red dragon, I'm looking for one, it will be my next purchase for sure.






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Old 11/14/2017, 08:44 AM   #2782
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Oops.. still figuring this out. I much prefer going through the reefcentral site but the ease of posting pics is insane!
Too bad you arenít close to me. I have a forest of red dragon in my frag tank!


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Old 11/14/2017, 05:50 PM   #2783
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Is it really this easy??
Not crazy about the interface.. but if posting pics from my phone is this easy and I no longer need a third party hosting site.. Iím in..



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Yeah... welcome to the club!


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Old 11/14/2017, 08:41 PM   #2784
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Think you need a new/bigger tank, Matt. Awesome reef!!


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Old 11/15/2017, 10:54 AM   #2785
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Hey Nick! I agree.. I definitely need a bigger reef!
I’d appreciate it if you’d come over and convince my wife of that!
Thanks!


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Old 11/15/2017, 02:06 PM   #2786
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Is it really this easy??
Not crazy about the interface.. but if posting pics from my phone is this easy and I no longer need a third party hosting site.. Iím in..



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I tried to tell you six months ago! Isn't it lovely.


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I'm not saying let's get rid of all the stupid people.* I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

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Old 11/15/2017, 07:59 PM   #2787
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I know! But I didn’t know it would work from my phone..
I actually hate the gui and never use it to view reef central or any other site, but I will use it whenever posting pics from now on.. I even upgraded to the no commercials option!! $6per year— ouch!!


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Old 11/15/2017, 10:17 PM   #2788
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I know! But I didnít know it would work from my phone..
I actually hate the gui and never use it to view reef central or any other site, but I will use it whenever posting pics from now on.. I even upgraded to the no commercials option!! $6per yearó ouch!!
That's about what I use it for too. It's not very user friendly imho.


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I'm not saying let's get rid of all the stupid people.* I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

Current Tank Info: 150g DT plumbed to an 80g frag tank and 220g sump in the basement. ~6-MP40s ~ ATI powered t5s ~ Reefbrites and Radions supplementing ~ Custom GEO Skimmer ~ GEO CA Reactor 6x24~ Iwaki 80 Return ~
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Old 11/19/2017, 11:12 AM   #2789
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Dang Matt you are really pulling some great colors out of those acros. Pink Matrix and FTS are looking great!


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Old 11/21/2017, 01:56 PM   #2790
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Matt, I've just started to scratch the surface of playing catch-up on your thread - it really is incredible stuff! Your photography has improved over time and is top of the line - it helps that your coral is some of the nicest I've ever seen on this forum

I'm looking forward to reading further about your husbandry, and picking up some tips to apply to my own system. Currently I'm running nothing but Chaeto/mangroves in a fuge, and am keeping about 100 lbs of live rock in a remote 44 gallon brute cryptic zone, in addition to light skimming as my filtration - I liked reading about your chaeto experiences in this regard - can't wait to slowly work back and see what else is in this thread that I've missed.

Really, this thread should now be titled "Learning/Rebuilding into my Epic TOTM Worthy SPS System". You were obviously ROTM for a reason - your devotion to your tank and the hobby is obvious, and there is a lot here to admire and for other aquarists to learn from. Really, it would be shame if this wasn't TOTM sometime soon.


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Old Today, 12:25 PM   #2791
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Dang Matt you are really pulling some great colors out of those acros. Pink Matrix and FTS are looking great!
Thanks, Tim! The tank continues to push along right now, despite the recent Ďbumpsí in the road that I will detail below..

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Matt, I've just started to scratch the surface of playing catch-up on your thread - it really is incredible stuff! Your photography has improved over time and is top of the line - it helps that your coral is some of the nicest I've ever seen on this forum

I'm looking forward to reading further about your husbandry, and picking up some tips to apply to my own system. Currently I'm running nothing but Chaeto/mangroves in a fuge, and am keeping about 100 lbs of live rock in a remote 44 gallon brute cryptic zone, in addition to light skimming as my filtration - I liked reading about your chaeto experiences in this regard - can't wait to slowly work back and see what else is in this thread that I've missed.

Really, this thread should now be titled "Learning/Rebuilding into my Epic TOTM Worthy SPS System". You were obviously ROTM for a reason - your devotion to your tank and the hobby is obvious, and there is a lot here to admire and for other aquarists to learn from. Really, it would be shame if this wasn't TOTM sometime soon.
Hey Jordan, thank you very much for your stunningly generous words!
It would obviously be an extreme honor to one day have that vote but with half the tank doing well and the other half small frags, the tank it really no where near a totm.. but thank you, my friend!
Well, you were interested in more cheato stories.. I have a new one..

Here are my latest n and p numbers...
N- 40 ish
P- .3 ish No, no typo there..

I have not tested n or p in a good 6 weeks I think.. maybe more?
I think the last time I tested was before I treated with fluconazole for my bryopsis and then the subsequent small cyano outbreak which was dealt with using chemi clean..

So I mentioned that fluconazole is extremely effective at killing bryopsis and many hair algeas but I have seen lasting negative effects in my cheato as well.. it has not been the same since fluconazole. It has gone through small growth spurts and several die offs where it seems to just dry up and get thin and stringy. I have been pulling it out as the dead patches appear.
Clearly fluconazole has a wide impact on the plant life in a tank, not just bryopsis..
No other husbandry habits have changed.
On Wednesday, I added some fresh cheato to the system and will watch to see if it does better than the cheato that went through the fluconazole treatment.
Last month, I added some new anthias and have been feeding the tank more than usual and with the cheato not really working, the nutrients have reacted.

Funny thing is that I have almost no algae in the system. Not even bubble algea that was such a nuisance over the years..

I cannot remember EVER having p as high as it is right now.. my Elos High resolution test said around .3 and my Hanna egg said .37!!!!

About a year ago my n was around 50 and p just below .2. The addition of cheato back then pulled numbers way down through last spring and summer until n went below 1. Then I decided to add some no3 for a while but it climbed to quickly and I havenít added any since maybe June..
Over the past year, as nutrients fell, I noticed a serious uptick in coral growth. I began adding much more kalk and turned up co2 on my ca reactor.
Today, even with the high numbers, demand has NOT gone down..... yet maybe it will maybe it wonít...
So, once again, I am in a holding pattern.. waiting, watching to see if the new untreated cheato will outperform the cheato that went through the fluconazole treatment...
We shall see.....


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How are you dosing Kalk? I run a calc reactor and find my ph low so I just started dripping kalk but took it back off after worrying about not catching it in time if I run out of kalk or if the drip rate starts to vary. I don't want to have inconsistent ph swings when I run out of kalk.

How are you running yours? I assume you are not having an issue with how your corals are looking.


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How are you dosing Kalk? I run a calc reactor and find my ph low so I just started dripping kalk but took it back off after worrying about not catching it in time if I run out of kalk or if the drip rate starts to vary. I don't want to have inconsistent ph swings when I run out of kalk.

How are you running yours? I assume you are not having an issue with how your corals are looking.
I have a deltec kalk stirrer and a kamoer single dosing pump. It runs from 7:30pm overnight to 12:30p the following day. So itís only off from 12:30pm to 7:30pm.. which is the most intense daytime lighting over my display..
It doses 9ml/minute for 17 hours. I add several heaping spoonfuls of kalk every weekend to keep it fresh.
It hasnít been extremely consistent for me.. my system sits at 8-8.1 at all times..


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Are you dosing Kalk strickly for ph, instead of just turning up your calc reactor?


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Are you dosing Kalk strickly for ph, instead of just turning up your calc reactor?
Way back when I canít remember, before using the kalk, I was having chronically high magnesium levels. I changed carx mediaís and restarted my reactor but the problem persisted. I decided to run kalk for as much of my ca/alk as I could and only use the carx as backup.
So no, not to raise ph but it certainly is a nice benefit. It definitely has elevated ph a bit.


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