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Old 01/08/2018, 01:58 AM   #76
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I had the same issues with burnt tips and got about the same readings from triton. Looked to be calcium low and that was it. Made me wonder if low calcium really could do this rather than something water related. I did waterchanges with new filters and with that my calcium went to normal and the issues went away. So I canít really pin point the issue but triton seems to tell the user that low calcium can cause serious issues. But like you Iím gonna change my filters more often


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Old 01/10/2018, 11:20 AM   #77
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Snapped some photos with the iPhone macro lens. Happy Friday!



Really nice colour rendition on those iPhone shots.. not to mention the really nice Corals!
Did you use a filter? Which macro lens did you use?


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Old 01/10/2018, 03:54 PM   #78
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It is the Zomei iPhone lens. I did use a gel filter for three of those photos. I don't know what the gel filters are called, I got them from a member of my local reef club.


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Old 01/15/2018, 06:41 PM   #79
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So I accidentally dosed a whole bottle of AcroPower last night. I hadn't been dosing in a while and I thought I would start dosing again to see if there was indeed a noticeable effect. I went to purge the lines and next thing I know it's morning and I realized I forgot to turn off the dosing pump! I thought for sure it would be a disaster, but everything looks fine today. The only thing I can notice is that PO4 dropped by half and my Alk decreased slightly. Everything else seems to be stable. Just thought that I would share my experience, some people seem to believe dosing too much amino acids can be detrimental, but here's a good example of over doing it! Just an anecdotal example of course. Any minute now my corals will burst out of the glass and blind me with their fluorescence 🤣


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Old 01/17/2018, 08:00 PM   #80
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Couple of corals looked very nice tonight, so I thought I would share




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Old 01/18/2018, 02:42 PM   #81
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Looking great! What's the one below the confetti?


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Old 01/18/2018, 06:28 PM   #82
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Looking great! What's the one below the confetti?


The one to the lower right is my GE The Upside Down.

Grabbed a couple more photos tonight while I was cutting frags.





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Old 01/23/2018, 07:22 PM   #83
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I’m curious if you dosed aminos before the acropower accident?


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Old 01/23/2018, 09:49 PM   #84
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Iím curious if you dosed aminos before the acropower accident?


I used to, I had stopped for a while due to not knowing whether the AcroPower was the cause of my mysterious acro health declines. I thought things have been looking steady for a while now, may as well start dosing again! No issues from the AcroPower still, nutrient levels have rebounded back up to what they were pre-dump.


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Old 01/23/2018, 10:44 PM   #85
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What are your current nutrient levels?


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Old 01/24/2018, 12:26 PM   #86
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What are your current nutrient levels?


Here's a graph of NO3 and PO4 during the period that I accidentally dosed he entire bottle of AcroPower and the days following. I haven't tested in a few days since I've been out of town for work. I'll be able to test again tonight when I'm back home.



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Old 01/24/2018, 06:38 PM   #87
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Nitrates have stayed the same and phosphate shave slightly declined. I've been away for a few days, and it seems like my corals do look more colorful. It's hard to quantify that or confirm it, but my impression this afternoon was "ooooooh, colors!". Could just be that I haven't seen the tank in a while, or it could be the amino acid dump. Who knows!


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Old 01/24/2018, 08:16 PM   #88
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Well, when I look at your most recent pics, I also say Ohhhh colors!!


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Old 01/25/2018, 08:24 AM   #89
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Thought I would share some side photos of the tank. As usual, sorry for the less than superb iPhone photo quality...


This pink hyacinthus (the GE PCP ) is getting insanely big. I feel like it's going to burst through my tank walls by the end of the year!



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Old 01/25/2018, 09:28 PM   #90
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Maroon Lagoon V2.0

FarmerTy was nice enough to come over and film a video of my tank. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/NOOPM-pForw



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Old 01/26/2018, 08:59 AM   #91
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Nice. That’s some crazy sponge growth down there.
Love the big colonies and the location of your anemone.


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Old 02/03/2018, 08:18 PM   #92
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Weekend photo update! Enjoy



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My green Mille

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Vivid Confetti looks awesome




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Old 02/04/2018, 08:21 AM   #93
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Very cool and different. So you don't have any tangs? What's the algae growing in there? It doesn't get out of hand? That's a nice dragon colony too, I would be scared of bumping into that baby.

Thanks farmerty for making that nice video!


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Beautiful shots!
I think I’ve asked this before but what’s the coral at the bottom of the last photo?
Is that the Bali shortcake?


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Old 02/04/2018, 10:43 AM   #95
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Beautiful shots!
I think Iíve asked this before but whatís the coral at the bottom of the last photo?
Is that the Bali shortcake?


That's the RR Firecracker


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Old 02/04/2018, 10:44 AM   #96
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Very cool and different. So you don't have any tangs? What's the algae growing in there? It doesn't get out of hand? That's a nice dragon colony too, I would be scared of bumping into that baby.



Thanks farmerty for making that nice video!


I have a yellow tang, but the most timid and lazy tang that ignores all algae It's just ulva and it's pretty easy to remove by hand.


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That's the RR Firecracker
Oooooh.. I want that.


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Oh that's good, I have seen a few lazy Yello tangs before. All had very good owners that feed well.

And that firecracker is my favorite deepwater ever! When I got my frag it even had the blue in it. But I haven't felt I could afford another since my tank went sideways. I sure would love to though because stuff looks so good. Update us on how yours looks every month or two if you would?


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Oh that's good, I have seen a few lazy Yello tangs before. All had very good owners that feed well.



And that firecracker is my favorite deepwater ever! When I got my frag it even had the blue in it. But I haven't felt I could afford another since my tank went sideways. I sure would love to though because stuff looks so good. Update us on how yours looks every month or two if you would?


Haha yeah my yellow tang doesn't go hungry in my tank. I should get an algae greedy tang like a convict or something to mow down this ulva.

When I saw the Firecracker in person I instantly knew I had to have it. Paid a pretty penny for it too It was slow growing at first, but now has added a couple of branches and seem to be taking off now. I'll try and snap an update photo each month to document it's growth.


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Well I got a little zealous with my fragging today and sheared off half my red dragon. Nothing a little super glue can't repair



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