Am I doing this right?

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  1. Zeal

    Zeal Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Hi everyone new to the hobby been in it almost 2 months now. SUper excited and im obsessedddddd. Recently got a bunch of coral over the span of 2 weeks and everything is doing AWESOME. But I have a couple questions...

    Salt hovers around... 1.025-1.026

    Water temperature hovers around... 78/79 usually 79.2 to be exact.

    Lights... Radeon XR15W Pro Gen 4 running the Coral Lab template SPS PHX 14 with greens and reds at 5% from 9AM to 6PM

    Corals I have are..
    Trumpet Coral
    Favia
    Acan
    Ricordea
    Zoas
    Blastomussa
    Kenya Tree
    Discoma mushroom
    Alveopora
    And some type of encrusting coral

    Im currently spot feeding all my corals every Wednesday/Sunday with all pumps off.

    Their diet consist of..

    A half a tablespoon reef-roids mixed with gut loaded bring shrimp, I squish it just enough for the coral to eat. (Spot fed using 11ML syringe)

    5ML of Aquavitro Fuel

    Red Sea Reef Energy A/B 2.5ML (Just started it today)

    Poseidon Fury (3,000)
    OceanMagik Live Phytoplankton (4 species)
    Nano Brine Live Baby Artemia (500)

    Not sure what else im missing...

    Edit: I have a Nuvo 40G, I added refugium into one of my chambers with Cheato, and live rock. Hopefully the Copapods do the dirty in there and replicate!

    Edit:: Refugium has been going for 2 weeks. Today I added the Copapods. (Cheato is growing)
     
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    Justfebreezeit Valuable Member

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    What's the question?
     
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    Zeal Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Sorry question is am I overdoing the feeding or should I adjust things? Trying to maximize growth and color.. Maybe adjust things?
     
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    Justfebreezeit Valuable Member

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    It sounds like alot for a new tank.

    That being said if your nitrates and phosphates are where you want them to be and not elevated then there's no reason to stop. Just keep it consistent.

    And definitly test your nutrients regularly for awhile
     
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    Zeal Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Testing every other day, levels seem great.
    Tank was cycled with live cured rock 45 pounds, 40 pounds of live sand + 2 bottles of turbo start. Not sure if that matters?

    But will do. Im staying consistent, all the house mates seem happy as well as the fish.
     
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    Ranjib Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    I would just suggest taking things slow. Dont increase the bioload suddenly. Also research before you get the corals. Placement(light & flow), agression etc has to be considered carefully to minimize casualty,
     
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    Zeal Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Noted. so far everything seems alright..
     
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