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Finally got more lights.
Should I go with 2 or 3 lights?
I am ready for SPS!!! LoL

BRS recommended settings:
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I think it's too white.

Unfortunately 2 of them are HD and the middle is 16HD.
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IMO Don’t get the six line they’re spawns of satan, they will become the bully of the tank and they’re impossible to catch to get out of the tank
 
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So... I guess this skimmer is working now?

I made a stand with egg crate and pvc.
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The dial is at minimum. Do I need to increase the skimmer again since the bubble is still overflowing. No water though. Just fine bubbles
 
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I think I can say that my chaeto is growing. It was on the bottom last night. But somehow its floating now.

Now if only the nitrite and ammonia goes away.. hopefully soon
 
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Finally got around to test my phosphate, alkalinity, and calcium.

So if the hanna checker are correct.
My alkalinity is too low, calcium is good, and my phosphate is 0. Which is bad, right?
It may not be bad... Just my checker is not the ultra low

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Edit: I found out that I bought the wrong hanna checker. 713. Not the ultra low phosphate. :(
 
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I don't know if I am supposed to be destined to have this saltwater tank or not.


Edit: disaster averted
 
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very nice, Where did you get those frame connectors?
Hey, thank you. I got them from Dierks. But unfortunately, he decided to take a break.
 
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So.. ammonia 0.5, nitrite 0, nitrate 10

Yesterday was ammonia 0.75, nitrite 5, nitrate 20.

I added 2ppm dr. Tims ammonia after yesterday's test.

Going to drop another 2 now.


Man.. I'm giddy.. I think cycle almost done
 
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Somehow I forgot to mentioned that I won another stuff from Reef Automation (@Derrick Picker) Torq Reactors
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Just got them today. I would probably put carbon on them.

Check out Reef Automation livestream with giveaway, every Saturday.
 
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