WOW lots of frags, Are you selling or you have a really large tank you're going to put them all in? Late to the party just read through your tank build. I like the frag tank build out with multi levels so your higher light frags can be closer to the light.Another update,not the best picture but something to throw up on the web. Two FTS's
So many different foods, how do you keep up with it all?Quick up date, as I use this as a diary as well.
Everything seems stable, with dKH 10.5, outside air line to Skimmer now keeping pH at 8.2 from 8.0 (Bio cube with no skimmer is 7.9), Ca 440, Mg 1360, Salinity 1.025, Temp 77, phosphate is about .11ppm
Dosing 5ml of two part per day. This will change as I have some SPS on the way.
Started dosing NO3 at .8ppm per day. Noticed a difference in color and response, but maybe placebo, who knows. Flow is estimated to be strong, Hammers are getting a good shaking every 15-20 seconds, but not to the point of them shrinking, in fact they seem to be extending.
Anecdotal findings would be good flow, reasonable light, and stable parameters lead to a consistent response from the corals, meaning they look the same everyday.
Blastos seem to expand with flow, and I mean expand, I have some in low flow and they remain small whiles those in higher flow just expand.
Biggest response to the limited NO3 dosing has been the Mushrooms, they have expanded and colored up a little. Trying to maintain NO3 about 1.0ppm, but find that within 24hrs it has reduced to less than 0.25ppm. Using the RedSea Nitrate pro kit, be happy with ease of use, along with Hanna dKH, and Hanna Phosphate checker.
No critters other than CUC, looking to add a FlameFin Tang, and 6 line Wrasse, but have enjoyed watching my isopod populations grow and decline, same with the Flat worm populations. One day I have hundreds of Flat worms everywhere, and the next day almost gone. Very little Algae, so Tang can wait.
Started dosing Oyster-Feast, and Phyto-Feast, along with RedSea ReefEnergy, in addition to ReefRoids, Chilli, Spiralina, and mysis shrimp when I remember.
Cheato needs to be pruned, thought about continuing to grow it out in a 5G bucket, and sell, although it would be non sterile.
Contemplating splitting this 40G breeder into multiple tanks with one sump. Soft/LPS, Blasto/Acan, hammers/Ducans, SPS.
Have a few Acan Echinata, very well behaved so far, but my one favia is still a muppet, with long sweepers. Have a few corals I need identified.
Final thought, most corals will do fine if they are left alone. Think about how you would feel if people walked through you home anytime of the day, switched on and off lights, changed the temp or the odor in the house, you would either be upset and irritated, or would up and move.