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Old 11/03/2015, 10:02 AM   #251
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Old 11/03/2015, 10:58 AM   #252
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@BigJohny -
Two (four in two lamps) of the FM Royal blue are on for 12h/day, the rest is on for 8h/day.

Some topdowns I've made during WC:

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Cool thanks, corals look fantastic.


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Old 11/06/2015, 03:02 PM   #253
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Next week, next photos.
I'm beginning to like my tank again after the upgrade to 1400l.
Please keep in mind that it's only 3,5 months old tank..


btw. how to change the topic of my thread?

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Old 11/07/2015, 01:00 PM   #254
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Wow! Very nice. What a clean setup you have. Once these corals start filling in a little, this tank will be off the charts!


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Old 11/07/2015, 05:52 PM   #255
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Lovely corals and lovely colours.

I struggle to maintain pink colours. Other coral colours, including blues, greens, oranges and purples, seem to be fine. I do not think the light is an issue (8 X 39W ATI Power module with all ATI bulbs- 3 B+, 2 C+, 1 Actinic, 1 ABS, 1 P+).

Have you got any suggestions to improve pink coloration please? Note that I dose moderate amount of a Potassium supplement (Fauna Marin Ultra Easy K) every ten days. I dose it moderately because I am not able to test potassium at the moment. I am still waiting for Salifert to be on sale again (hopefully soon).


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Old 11/07/2015, 06:52 PM   #256
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Your tank is amazing! Given time, I believe we will see you on rotm!


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Old 11/07/2015, 09:39 PM   #257
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I love the aquascape. Are the pumps positioned so that the detritus forms a pile that you can siphon it out or does it get suspended and go out the overflow?


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Old 11/08/2015, 02:21 AM   #258
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Looking good! it's amazing how the same corals packed your last tank but haven't even started to fill in the space in this tank.


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Old 11/28/2015, 03:51 PM   #259
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Thank you all.
I can't give you any advice on pink.. My K+ according to salifert is around 360-370 so probably it's not the main issue - low NO3/PO4, high flow, intense light should me enough in my opinion.
To be honest the flow in my tank is so high that there are no places where detritus can settle down - it's getting me crazy because there are many "dust" particles in the water column and it looks ugly to me.

For the past few months I was switching from one type of filtration to another (biopelles/zeovit/berlin style) but some time ago I've decided to give Aquaforest brand a chance in my tank. So far it all looks good - below you will find some today's top downs I've made during WC.
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Old 11/28/2015, 04:02 PM   #260
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Paweł, could you say when did you exactly switch to aquaforest products?

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Old 11/28/2015, 04:36 PM   #261
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AFAIR I've got first products in late July - during my business trip I was able to visit their company and got a few basic additives. I'm not and probably will never use all of them since for example I'm using a calcium reactor so I'n not interested in all that KH,Ca,Mg buffers and stuff.
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Old 11/28/2015, 04:57 PM   #262
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Wow. That blue coral in the first shot is absolutely beautiful What products are you using and what, if any changes are you seeing?


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Old 11/28/2015, 05:22 PM   #263
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At the moment I'm using reef salt (because it's cheap - less than IO at ma LFS), amino acids (coral a), coral food (coral E),vitamins (coral V), zeolites (I've found an interesting topic about zeolites in reef tanks by Randy Holmes-Farley and I've decided that I can use not only KZ stones with good results)

Can't really say about the changes that the specific product gives or not because this tank is really fresh and many corals had a hard time during the migration - and are still recovering.
I also don't believe in a magic products that alone gives a great results - for me it's ok if it's not messing with my tank in a bad way.

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ps. forgot about coral b - looks similar to KZ Coral Snow or calcium reactor mud from dissolved media


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Old 11/29/2015, 03:32 PM   #264
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Nice work!
How much of the coral a,b,v and e are you dosing?

What volume of zeolites?
Do you dose the bacteria or the Aquaforest carbon source? i think they have a new one out now.

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Old 11/30/2015, 02:35 AM   #265
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Nice work!
How much of the coral a,b,v and e are you dosing?

What volume of zeolites?
Do you dose the bacteria or the Aquaforest carbon source? i think they have a new one out now.

Thanks
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I'm dosing around 10-12 drops of "a" and "e" each day, about 14-15 drops of "b" each day and 10 drops of "v" every other day.
I have about 2l of zeolites in KZ reactor "M" and I shake them the same way I used to do with KZ stones.

I still have some KZ ZS3 and Bak left so at the moment I don't want to waste it - I'll use all of it before moving to AF bacteria and carbon source (I got them already on my shelf).

btw. I love your tank - fantastic job!
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ps. one more photo from last weekend

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Old 11/30/2015, 03:51 AM   #266
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In love with your colors

All the pics are awesome but the first one is indeed sick!!
Is it a gomezi?

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Old 11/30/2015, 06:06 AM   #267
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Yes, it's probably a. gomezi
Some time ago in my old tank I made another photo of this coral - that time I could fit almost whole the colony on one shot



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Old 12/04/2015, 01:44 PM   #268
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Old 12/04/2015, 08:49 PM   #269
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@Pawel colors and photos amazing like always.


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Old 12/05/2015, 12:29 PM   #270
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Very colorful and healthy tank. Thanks for sharing.


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This new tank has stabilized pretty quickly! Those are some happy corals in there. What exactly is your current "filtration" approach- aquaforest products with zeolites?


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Yep, still Aquaforest with their zeolites. I've just started (2 days ago) using their bacteries (pro bio S) and carbon source (np pro). Of course it's too early to tell if there is any difference good or bad - but no bad sign I take as a good sign in this hobby when it comes to changing products I'll keep you informed.
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Old 12/05/2015, 03:55 PM   #273
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Do you run the zeolites the same as the Zeovit method? What quantity are you using, flow rate through the stones, and how often do you change them. What is the carbon source and how much do you dose of that? Sorry for all the questions, but I've been very impressed with the aquaforest tanks I've seen on here, yours especially


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I run them the same way I used to do with KZ stones but I used only 2l of them instead of 3l of KZ stones just to be sure not to overdose. The flow is around 700-800l/hour inside my KZ reactor - I also shake them twice a day just the way I did with KZ. Np pro according to the vendor is a "fuel" to help grow the denitrification bacteria AFAIK in the simmilar way as Zeostart3 is used in Zeovit method but AF products dont have any smell at all (KZ smells kind like a vinegar?). This is what producer claim - as I said it's only 2 days so I don't have any opinion on my own about this specific product yet.

edit - I dose 12 drops of Np pro every day - just a little less than the producer suggests for my tank volume


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I run them the same way I used to do with KZ stones but I used only 2l of them instead of 3l of KZ stones just to be sure not to overdose. The flow is around 700-800l/hour inside my KZ reactor - I also shake them twice a day just the way I did with KZ. Np pro according to the vendor is a "fuel" to help grow the denitrification bacteria AFAIK in the simmilar way as Zeostart3 is used in Zeovit method but AF products dont have any smell at all (KZ smells kind like a vinegar?). This is what producer claim - as I said it's only 2 days so I don't have any opinion on my own about this specific product yet.

edit - I dose 12 drops of Np pro every day - just a little less than the producer suggests for my tank volume
Thanks for the info!


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