410 gal SPS tank build in SW Florida

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    Very, very nice. I've followed this from the beginning; excellent job. I see you have a few angels in there that a lot of people say can't be kept with corals. Very beautiful; you are an inspiration.
     
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    You have my favorite tank on here. I love the diversity of fish and coral.
     
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    Thank you. Both of my dwarf angels are nippers. I am in the process of trying to remove the Cherub, he is the worst.

    Thank you very much.
     
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    Very nice! just curious, I was wondering what you are using for alk and calcium supplements? thanks
     
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    I dose kalk with my top off water at night and I also run a calcium reactor.
     
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    SeahorseKeeper Where's the mysis? Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Absolutely stunning!! :)
     
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    WOW!!!!! awesome, awesome, awesome.
     
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    Just caught up on this thread. Wow, fantastic progress! It's really coming together. Bravo!

    We have similar tastes: nikon guy with similar tank dimensions and fish list (though, you're much braver than I am with regard to the angels). Great photos and excellent job documenting you build. I'll continue to check-in.
     
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    Wow, just incredible tank, setup, growth! Gigantic work! Bravo!
     
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    Nice tank Steve.
    You are not all that far from me.
    Do you have any LFS up towards you that you get SPS from?
     
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    HOLY COW! What a build. This is unreal. Super nice. :bigsmile:
     
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    kacrocorals581 Gotta have that acro

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    impressive sir
     
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    Impressive build you got there and excellent pictures.
    A few questions:
    Are you happy with the RO CA reactor? What controllers do you have on it?
    Have you increased the light intensity to higher than 35%? do you think you would have gotten away with few less higher positioned lights at higher intensity?
    Love the progression shots and that you're starting with frags which of course means 2-3 years to have that Full look.
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    There are a few LFS in the area but I have not gotten any SPS from them, only LPS. I have gotten several SPS pieces from the Tampa Frag Swap and Orlando Coralmania.

    Yes I am happy with my reactors. The calcium reactor maintains my PH perfectly and I rarely have to dose any additional calcium. I regulate it with my Apex controller to kick the CO2 on and off.
    I did increase my light intensity but changed the color spectrum. I do not think I could have used fewer lights, especially as the corals get bigger.
     
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    Incredible - I love the SPS and your interesting choice of inhabitants
     
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    Very impressive setup! I'm interested to know how your liking the genesis water change system? Also what have been your challenges in keeping your large tank? Thanks! Nick ~
     
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