20gal long softie tank

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Water Parameters
pH - 7.8-8.0 (API test strips)
Salinity - 1.025 SG (RedSea refractometer)
Alk - 14dKH (API Reef Master Kit)
Cal - 440ppm (API Reef Master Kit)
Mag - 1,500ppm (Seachem Test)
NO2 - 0 (API Test Strip)
NO3 - 0 (API Test Strip)
PO4 - 0 (Untested but Phosgaurd is used)

Most of the test I use are unreliable, but I have new Red Sea test from PH, Alk, and Cal on the way and I’m hoping to win the @Hanna Instruments giveaway to improve my tank a bit

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Off to a good start ... love softies ... a bit of motion in he tank. VERY nice looking clown BTW! Slow and steady ... but please do keep us posted with any new additions!
Thank you! I love how they make the tank feel more alive and are responsive to feedings! I actually have a a couple other frags of different zoas and mushrooms that I’ll post tomorrow. I’ve been out on vacation for five days and put them in the day before I left so I’m excited to see how they’re doing! My sister has been dosing Reef Energy AB+ for me daily so I’m hoping to notice some growth or more vibrant colors!
 
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As my water improves, my coral’s health seems to decline. My GSP don’t open up as much as they were and they seem almost as if the “tentacles” have thinned out. My ricordea looks less bubbly than before. My symposium hardly open at all if they even do. And I’m pretty sure about half of the green zoas are dead (that’s how it was when purchased) being the reason I’ve never once seen them all open. My pink zoa is still recovering from the peroxide solution used to kill the hair algae. My rhodactic doesn’t seem happy no matter where I put it. And my discosoma was a bit bleached after returning from my trip as the water level had dropped quite a bit. It’s been a bit of a struggle and I’d really appreciate any advice!

Salinity - 1.025SG
pH - 8.2
Alk - 10.5 dKH
Calc - 440ppm
Magnesium - 1,450ppm
NO3 - 20ppm
NO2 - 0ppm
PO4 - 0.2ppm

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I got some new frags today! Please critique my placement because I need help especially with the hammer and robokaki also, will my rhodactis and ricordeas end up battling if they get bigger? I was trying to created a boarder for the zoas so I could have a little garden of them on the front part of the rock
 

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