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cwhip
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40 gallon anemone/softy tank 20 gallon sump/fuge.
Red sea max 250 Seahorse tank.
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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime2/22/2011, 8:29 am

popebosephus wrote:
cwhip wrote:
thanks I'm happy with it:) the hard part is keeping my mag.cal and alk within reasonable parameters..

Are you dosing by hand still?
I haven't needed to after the rescape my Mag is sticking @1450,cal 485 and alk 11dkh
at this point I am waiting for things to settle down naturally and get my alk down to about 9-10 dkh,cal 450 and mag around 1400 when they hit those marks I will put my stats into the reef calculator based on a total water volume of 150 gallons and adjust the amount added from there. I want to stay right between suggested params and atm my water changing and the elements already in my salt are keeping them elevated. but yes I will probably always dose by hand and topoff I've heard too many horror stories about over dosing and flooding with automated systems. the SPS are growing like weeds so they must like it a bit elevated. that and my TDS is 265 going in and 0 coming out
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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime2/22/2011, 9:32 am

I've been dosing the Randy's Recipe from reefkeeping magazine's DIY 2 part dosing system @ .5ml / gallon total volume of each part daily. Everything's holding at 8.5dkh/420ppm calcium. The magnesium supplement is only added after the depletion of a gallon of eath part. If you compare the recipe it's chemically no different than the BRS 2 part system, which also suggests .5ml/gallon daily of each part. Your parameters with regular water changes are definitely what's keeping the SPS happy.
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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/6/2011, 8:05 pm

nice!! man.. i can not seem to keep goniapora alive for long...how do yours do? i know theyre not a very long lived coral compared to others.
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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/7/2011, 2:44 am

I've had that green Goni for two years but yeah I hear all the time they don't live long in captivity. I also have a pink one. funny they used to be some of my favorite corals but now I'm all about SPS.

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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/7/2011, 3:41 am

yea, im feeling the itch myself for sps's. i got lps's ad softies.. im wanting to kind of fill up my upper reef now lol...
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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/7/2011, 4:20 am

thats what I have worked toward is zoas,LPS and then SPS at the top.
SPS is a natural progression for me. about a year ago I started getting bored with the easier to keep corals and started working on keeping my params stable then the next thing I knew I had 57 differant SPS's most of which are given to me by friends. we have a kind of coral bank where we swap with each other and if for some reason one of us loses a coral one of us will always has a frag to replace the one that was lost. my params are as follows and have been for quite a while. I only dose two part now but in the past I used pickling lime.
ammo 0
trates 0
trites 0
phos 0
ph 8.0 in the am 8.2 pm
cal 485
alk 11 dkh
mag 1500
I am finding the SPS are growing much better with the mag,cal,alk on the higher side I have also noticed my PE is amazing now.
its been trial and error for me to find the sweet spot where everything grows well.


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40 gallon anemone/softy tank 20 gallon sump/fuge.
Red sea max 250 Seahorse tank.
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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/7/2011, 4:34 am

i bet, sounds..fun lol. im planning on a 90 gal
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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/7/2011, 4:55 am

cool a 90 is a nice size:)

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180 gallon mixed reef SPS dominant 75 gallon sump/fuge.
40 gallon anemone/softy tank 20 gallon sump/fuge.
Red sea max 250 Seahorse tank.
Silence is Golden but Duct tape is Silver.....
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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/7/2011, 12:57 pm

yea, im small lol but i think a 90 just big enough space wise, but, small enough so i can still maintain it fairly easily. and affordable. where as a 150 oe bigger.. more water for h2o changes... etc lol
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cool deal.

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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/8/2011, 9:20 am

juice28 wrote:
yea, im small lol but i think a 90 just big enough space wise, but, small enough so i can still maintain it fairly easily. and affordable. where as a 150 oe bigger.. more water for h2o changes... etc lol

get your own RO/DI there are not expensive.
I agree with you on size I can't reach the bottom of the 180 thank goodness
I didn't get the 220 I would have hated the depth. lol I have tall friends help out when needed:)

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180 gallon mixed reef SPS dominant 75 gallon sump/fuge.
40 gallon anemone/softy tank 20 gallon sump/fuge.
Red sea max 250 Seahorse tank.
Silence is Golden but Duct tape is Silver.....
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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/8/2011, 12:52 pm

yea, beng bout 5 foot 7.. 90 is about my limit lol
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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/8/2011, 12:57 pm

now Juice thats not all that short:) you should see me climbing around on the 180 and I'm 5'2 and 3/4. good thing I have a latter and tall friends funny

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40 gallon anemone/softy tank 20 gallon sump/fuge.
Red sea max 250 Seahorse tank.
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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/8/2011, 1:35 pm

lol i feel ya on that.. i had a colum tank tha i loved but even with the laddeer.. i couldnt reach the bottom lol..we short start a club.. the 5footaz... gotta by 5 7 and under lol
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PostSubject: Re: check out this growth!   check out this growth! - Page 2 Icon_minitime3/8/2011, 1:43 pm

lol there ya go! theres nothing wrong with being short heck I can see under the bed without bending over. affraid

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