Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by Mr V, Jun 18, 2017.
How long is your photoperiod on this tank and how high do your vortechs go % wise/what programs do you run?
Some of the new additions, some of of them are signature acros, but mostly no name. But they are all cool and unique corals.
No named. This one has very nice pink tips. Loved at first sight!
CK pink panther: orange with red polyps
Rr wolverines, excuse me for the frag size! I am broke.
When this baby grown, it’s will be crazy tenuis! Very light pink with yellow rings.
Wwc what the heck : lost the yellow tips when I transferred to this tank.
Vivid snap dragon starts showing some potential!
CK Harvey Wall Banger, I know I know, I already sent words to CK, such a funny name! but super-duper-hyper cool mili. I don’t like mili much, but look at the red! I haven’t never seen a mili that red!
And placed next to it is my beloved blue mili.
Blue acro with blue polyps:
And his brother, blue acro with blue polyps and yellow tips
...and his cousin, super-duper-hyper blue acro
Many reasons, first I don’t always have to look for the effluent all the time and worry that it clogged. Second, I constantly have low pH so I think dosing will help with it. And mostly because I love ESV.
Thanks. I glue them to a small piece if rock and glue that piece to my main structure.
I have radions ram up from 1pm to 3pm. Max peak at 3pm to 9pm then ram down to 2am.
Guess the corals like the flow and ESV...
Looks great. Are you running any “methods”?
Or just the old school weekly water change, calcium reactor, and Red Sea colors?
Right now this tank running on the very basic method: 15 gallons water change every 2 weeks, dosing ESV 2 parts, No calcium reactor, NO additives at the moment. I want to see how the coloration and growth without any additives.
So far as you can see, the growth is very good. Color also pretty good. Acros are not fully color up, but considering this is a new system and I recently mess with the sand bed, I am happy.
Asd Sweet tort
Wd, coloration is nothing compared to my other system, but look really happy.
Rr rainbow blossom
Funny story about this one is they called it Wolverines in France. So yeah, I will call it The French wolverines!
Rr angry birds
Rr Pink floyd
I always look forward to your pics!
Nice! What salt? Classic IO?
Even better photos? What mm lens? Are you using a porthole tube?
I picked up some chaeto from you a few months back when this tank was barely even up. Awesome to see how it looks now
What programs/% power do you run your vortechs on, and how many fish do you have now?
What parameters are you shooting for V?
Ca, alk, p04, no3
Good catch, My wife got me a new camera last Christmas, the Nikon D500. Let my old Nikon d3200 retire!
These corals pictures were taken with 18-55mm lens.
Love the camera! So much faster and af is spot on!
Radion is on AB+ program at 65%. Vortechs are at 90% antisync reefcrest mode.
Fishes right now: purple tang, 2 anthias, maroon clown, cleaner wrasse, purple firefish.
Alk: 8-9 dkh test one or two times per week.
Cal: 450ppm test once a month.
Mg: 1400 ppm test one per couple months. (Haven’t test on this tank yet)
No3/po4: never tested on this tank. Even when it was cycling.
This colony look so good in the new tank.
Meanwhile the Pearlberry look a little pale.
First non-sps in the tank!
This is for you brother @bubbaque ! New look, without sand!
P/s: I forgot to mention, still no feeding on this one.
Very nice corals and colours.
I find it more amazing how you remember all the coral names...
Lol we are on the same page! Except I recently starting chasing nitrate because it was 0.00 and starving out sps
Don't fall into chasing nitrate. You can see on his 45 gallon he showed a pic of his nitrate and it looked zero or real close to it.
I agree about "chasing numbers", but if your SPS are pale and nitrate is undetectable with a good kit, you need to increase feeding.
I have a question though: what's the difference between a heavily-fed healthy tank and a "dirty" tank with a bunch of brown corals? Right now my nutrients are very low (tank is coral only with no fish), but my corals aren't really light. I'm afraid to feed too much and end up with a dirty tank with a bunch of brown acros. @Mr V I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, since my tank seems to be like your old 45 was (too clean).
That's one beautiful tank. What are the tank's dimensions and what do you use for light?
Very interesting, excuse the pic V on your journal.
I don't do a "method", I don't do water changes and dose and top up manually, I might not have the most colourful corals on the planet but they're fine!
You could call it a bit grubby!
DSC_0007 by sshipuk, on Flickr
The different is the filtration. Heavy feeding have to go a long with effective (not agressive) filtration system.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not ignoring nutrient numbers. I am just against using the method of test to acknowledge these numbers. In my system, even when nutrients are high, no3/po4 still showed 0 or close to 0 results. Following these test results will do more harm than good.
Best indicators for your nutrients level are the appearance of algae and corals health (pe, coloration).
In your case, when you increase feeding, you need to make sure your filtration (export) can catch up with extra import. (It’s the reason why I haven’t fed this tank yet)
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