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I am new to the lighting aspect of reefing, but I am diving head into it to learn.

The seneye and laptop setup my friend brought over to map my tank had 2 readings...
1 was PAR, Potential Available Radiation

The 2nd was PUR. Usable radiation.

He knows more than me, but from what I gathered in his explanation you are aiming for 70% PUR. It relates in a sort of telling u how much of the lumens detected are usable in the photosynthetic spectrum... or something along those lines :p

Again, I'm learning still. I will know more as I skim @Dana Riddle 's articles.
Welcome to the never-ending journey of understanding reef aquarium lighting. I've been studying this aspect since the mid-90's and I now know less than when I started. ;)
 
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Interesting! Metals are known to alter the configuration of the fluorophore (or chromophore) within the protein responsible for coloration. Perhaps it is a difference of metal content in the salts?
I actually hope that the new salt will bring back some more colour to the tank.
It is my intention to send a sample of each salt+water mix for a full ICP test in order to find some differences.
There are differences in alkalinity, but I have no idea about the metals or other major and minor elements.

The result will be interesting to see.

Welcome to the never-ending journey of understanding reef aquarium lighting. I've been studying this aspect since the mid-90's and I now know less than when I started. ;)
Dang, that is giving us hope..... ;Sorry
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I just watched the video of Reef Builders with Vincent Chalias about his farm in Indonesia, comparing the ocean corals and our farmed corals.
It is interesting to see the differences.
Makes me also happy to have some brown corals :)

 
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I hope one day to have thriving stony corals across the peaks and a couple acropora stretching 1 branch to the light like a finger. Your acropora are stunning and I love how they provide life to the typically empty space in the top 3rd of most tanks.
Thanks.
If only I knew what I was doing, I could explain you more about it...
 
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Water change done today with the new salt.
I like it. The new buckets even have new design... this is promising.

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Welcome to the never-ending journey of understanding reef aquarium lighting. I've been studying this aspect since the mid-90's and I now know less than when I started. ;)
... ;Blackeye

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That means we're all lost... :confused:

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As the rock where the mystic sunset monti was growing is now completely covered with it, I took hammer and chisel to get some more frags.

The rock in the back

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Damsels are photo bombers...

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Welcome to the never-ending journey of understanding reef aquarium lighting. I've been studying this aspect since the mid-90's and I now know less than when I started. ;)
Your work isnt in vain at least. The articles are dense. Not easily combed through. Scary.
 

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I recently switched back to Tropic Marin. Was using the classic before then switched to blue bucket. Now switching to Pro Reef to try something a little different :)

Those montis are growing like weeds!
 
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Yesterday I received back my ICP results for the tank, rodi water and a sample of freshly mixed Tropic Marine Pro Reef water.

All came back pretty good.
My Ca was a little high but that is because I was a little to excited when adding supplement last week after measuring it at only 380. It is now at 470, which is not alarming high.
Phosphorus is low, just as phosphates. Adding a little every night now.
All other are more or less good.
On the website of ATI it gives a percentage to the results and I am at 90%. The number itself is not important but it is the highest so far since all samples were sent.
 

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I am preparing to do another water change this weekend and another next weekend.
That will replace about 50% of the water with the new salt.
I might be looking and viewing wrong and biased, but corals are looking fuller on colour already.
 

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Good idea to also ship some rodi to make sure nothing is going on with your unit as well. I'm guessing the raise in CA may have something to do with the salt switch as well? Just did my first water change with TMPR,
 
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Good idea to also ship some rodi to make sure nothing is going on with your unit as well. I'm guessing the raise in CA may have something to do with the salt switch as well? Just did my first water change with TMPR,
My next sample will be a batch of freshly mixed Fritz salt.
Like that I can compare the 2. As soon as I have both, I'll be posting here.

The ATI sample bottle come per 3.
2 for salt and one extra for rodi.
 

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Yesterday I received back my ICP results for the tank, rodi water and a sample of freshly mixed Tropic Marine Pro Reef water.

All came back pretty good.
My Ca was a little high but that is because I was a little to excited when adding supplement last week after measuring it at only 380. It is now at 470, which is not alarming high.
Phosphorus is low, just as phosphates. Adding a little every night now.
All other are more or less good.
On the website of ATI it gives a percentage to the results and I am at 90%. The number itself is not important but it is the highest so far since all samples were sent.
Solid results.
 
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Water change... done.

About 8 months ago, I got some frags from Fantasy Corals in Singapore.
Most of the frags did not make it. This due to my own fault as I did not keep up with maintenance at some point and those were the most fragile and first to suffer.
One of those frags was even lost during a change in scape.

Now, a couple of weeks ago I found that frag under one of the rocks. It has been there for maybe 4-5 months. Limited light, but with flow, stuck between the bottom and a rock. (If I had sand, it was lost)
There were no polyps and colour was grey/brownish.
So I placed that frag on the frag rack, with low light and waited.

Today, that frag was placed back and glued to a rock.
The bottom side did not survive but the top looks amazing.

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And some extra photos

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Water change... done.

About 8 months ago, I got some frags from Fantasy Corals in Singapore.
Most of the frags did not make it. This due to my own fault as I did not keep up with maintenance at some point and those were the most fragile and first to suffer.
One of those frags was even lost during a change in scape.

Now, a couple of weeks ago I found that frag under one of the rocks. It has been there for maybe 4-5 months. Limited light, but with flow, stuck between the bottom and a rock. (If I had sand, it was lost)
There were no polyps and colour was grey/brownish.
So I placed that frag on the frag rack, with low light and waited.

Today, that frag was placed back and glued to a rock.
The bottom side did not survive but the top looks amazing.

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And some extra photos

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Wow! Super cool!
 

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