100 gallons Acros Tank

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  1. Mr V

    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    And good news, WD is happy again. Polyps are out!!!
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    Looks good bud
     
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    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Major change: remove the sand bed!
    Well, I am kind of perfectionist, (or maybe OCD ), and it bug me a lot when the sand bed is not even. (Sand shifting)
    I removed most of it with 15 gallons water change yesterday. The rest will be removed eventually in a next couple water change.

    Also, I treat the cyano with Chemiclean. Works perfectly. After 48 hours, cyano just flying around in the water columns.
    The tank is clean with crystal clear water!
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    One more thing I notice recently is snails. I think my astral snails are breeding. There are a lot of baby snails in different sizes, but they are all over the tank.
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    ...hang tight, stick pics coming soon...
     
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    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends.

    Meanwhile, let’s enjoy some coral pics.
    Some new additions:

    Vivid tequila sunrise:

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    No-name acro, it was brown but I can see hint of yellow coming out. Potential I see....
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    Old school “rainbow” : TDF acro. I can already see a hint of blue on this one already.
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    Another no-named. Very small but Again: potential! Blue with orange polyps
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    Tiny tiny nub of Matt V rainbow envy. What can I say, this one is too rich for my blood
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    Vivid purple rain
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    Vivid violet flame: this one bleach when I introduced into the tank.
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    Another tiny frag but very potential tenuis. Pink with yellow, orange,..
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    Jox flame: well, I know, it’s brown.
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    Rr inner core

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    No name blue acro, honestly I’ve never seen any acro this blue!
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    Vivid snap dragon
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    Diabolic Pacman

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    Woooh more sticks!!! also the frags I got from you are settling in nicely which only means I’ll be come backs more!!
     
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    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Another no-named acro. The color on this on just...weird. The blue is not normal blue, the polyps are also have weird coloration. Very interesting acro indeed.
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    Wd is doing quite good.
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    Beside that, the old acro growing and coloring up amazing. Note that no traces or additives added on this tank. Just calcium reactor.

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    11/18 still not fully yellow, but there’s no more green. And polyps are red.
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    11/18 still green, but if look closely, there are some hint of other color rather than green.

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    Super!
     
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    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    No additives on this tank? Are you still doing the reef roids on this tank?
     
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    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I am doing a test on this.
    No trace or any other supplements to see how’s the grow and coloration develop.
    About reefroid, I am not using it yet because I everything are still small and don’t need food. It’s not part of the test since I can say for sure it works. I am not sure if acros actually “eat” the particles or acros are beneficial from the nutrient reefroid release, but it works.
     
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    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm amazed your getting those colors in a new tank without adding anything. Most new tanks the corals look pale. Things are looking great so far!
     
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    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Well, most of the stuff I add have been in my 45 gallons system for a couple months.
    But so far everything keep their color or color up pretty good. Even the one that super hard to color up like Pearlberry keep its color perfectly.
    And the grow rate o the pink cadillac is so amazing. I can’t believe myself when I compare with the old pic . Only 20 days!
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    I can say color is the same or a little better. Encrusting nicely.

    Only the wd is not as colorful as it should be.

    So far the only maintenance on this one is 15 gallons water change every 2 weeks. Change carbon (I have a reactor for it now) every month.
    I like to keep things simple.
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    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Have you tested nutrient levels recently?
     
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    Any idea what average par your acros are getting?
     
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    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Unfortunately, no and no.
     
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    choss Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Just tread both your build threads. Amazing tanks. Following and looking for an update
     
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    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you.

    I just add a couple new acros into this tank. Will update pictures soon!
     
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    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Some major updates on the tank:
    - Calrx is gone, replacing it is APEX DOS with ESV 2 parts.
    - sand is gone. High flow in sandbed doesn’t mix well together. Every decision come with a cost. I lost the rr pretty in pink mini colony and the inner core after I remove the sand.

    Colorations on this tank is not “spot on” but the grow rate is tremendous.
    Some comparisons:
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    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Corals look amazing! Why did you get rid of the calcrx?
     
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    That is some nice growth to beautiful corals. May I ask how you mount the corals to the LR?
     
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