!!!7000+ POUNDS OF GLASS!! YOU GUYS UP FOR A BUILD OR WHAT??

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So, in a situation where you are one of the world’s finest SPS growers with years of success… how do you decide to make a major change on your system like this? It would seem like risk >> reward. What if your corals don’t like the lower nutrient environment the roller with theoretically provide?

But good luck. Still a super cool project!’
Great question and thanks for the extremely kind words. Truth is I still am very much in a constant state of trying to improve, anywhere that I can.

In this case it was a no brainer and something ive been wanting to address a long Time now, as I have had literally zero means of mechanical filtration on this system since day one, and I’ve got pockets of detritus in places that had reached nearly 3 inches deep.

When I’d fill up a bucket up it was very evident my water could use a polishing, as it had a very obvious brown tint to it. I assume due to the massive amount of suspended detritus in the water.

my corals have actually perked up a bit noticeably the last week.
 
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Great question and thanks for the extremely kind words. Truth is I still am very much in a constant state of trying to improve, anywhere that I can.

In this case it was a no brainer and something ive been wanting to address a long Time now, as I have had literally zero means of mechanical filtration on this system since day one, and I’ve got pockets of detritus in places that had reached nearly 3 inches deep.

When I’d fill up a bucket up it was very evident my water could use a polishing, as it had a very obvious brown tint to it. I assume due to the massive amount of suspended detritus in the water.

my corals have actually perked up a bit noticeably the last week.
Makes sense. And I can respect the attitude of keep pushing for perfection or else you will fall into complacency.

By that same thought, any interest in peroxide or ozone? Less maintenance than carbon.
 
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Makes sense. And I can respect the attitude of keep pushing for perfection or else you will fall into complacency.

By that same thought, any interest in peroxide or ozone? Less maintenance than carbon.
I have used ozone many years ago off and on but never committed to it. I don’t really use activated carbon though, but I do keep some around just in case I may need it.
I have been adding a Pinch to my shipping bags recently to help water quality in transit. Not really sure it’s making any difference but testing it out for now. Definitely doesn’t hurt.
 
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Keep this in mind, Adam... No matter how mundane we love to see any updates, even if it's just "took some quick pictures of the farm last night" or "here are some new frags I cut"

What do I tell my wife? "The good news is I'm busy. The bad news is...........I'm Busy!"

I totally hear you guys though! I promise. Working on a long-overdue site overhaul, as well as a new venture in refreshingly nonperishable hobby-related cool stuff. Will absolutely get some updates on here asap!
 
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Oh, you could say I've been cutting a "few" frags alright. Roughly 400 square feet of frags here ready to ship:)

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So do you have a system to know what frags are in what spot or do you just know what they are by looking?
It's all in my head my good man:). Every single silly name and location deeply planted into my prefrontal cortex.

Believe it or not every row is a totally organized set of frags
 

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