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Added 12 frags yesterday:

2 GARF bansai
Unknown pink/white
SCA orange passion
WWC Yellow tip austera
Unknown blue/green
Strawberry shortcake
2 Tyree's pink lemonade
ORA Hawkin's blue echinata
Cali tort
Vivid rainbow delight

I have space for about three or four more and would like to add some peach/orange. I was a little more selective on placement with this tank; purple is next to yellow and pinks are next to greens to provide more contrast. I'm going to remove the turbinaria and the rock with the green mushrooms that I used to seed the tank.
 
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So far, I've lost the pink lemonades (both), the unknown pink/white, and the blue echinata (the others look like they'll make it). The pink lemonades RTN'd over night and the blue echinata died off over the course of a week (I'm pretty sure that one was getting too much light). I think everything else is still doing alright, though the cali tort is loosing a lot of color. I need to get the lights hooked up to the controller so I can get them close to the program running on the 75g tank but I've been fighting some illness the past week that I just cant seem to shake (no energy and constantly hot).

The tank gobbled up .5 dKh in eight days and while the frags arent doing anything, the coralline is likely responsible for all of that. With some manual dosing, I was able to determine the total water volume is as close as I can measure to 150g on the button.
 
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Gonna need bigger heaters. Think I'll give the BRS/Shego heaters a try.

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On another note, most of the acroporas have died. I've been playing with the lights trying to get something close to the 75g in regard to intensity and I'm pretty that was the largest factor (other than being a young tank). I help mitigate the difference, I changed the slope of the Kessils in the 75g; they were originally on a constant ramp but not sit at peak intensity for three hours (adding an hour today). This actually created a positive response and alkalinity consumption has gone up quite a bit so that is cool. I'll give it another week and frag some more.

We also added a diamond goby, hi-fin goby/tiger pistol pair, and a fire shrimp. Oh, a pair of turbo snails were added too (little bit of fuzz on the rocks I want them to take care of).
 
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