Another Aussie SPS tank

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  1. echopiece

    echopiece Active Member

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    I drool every time I see your tank! I've been wanting a red starfish, but I fear it will be eaten alive by my MP40's! Have you had any issues with yours and your powerheads?
     

  2. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Sorry about the AEFW!
     
  3. Dropped

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    For some reason I always seem to find myself looking at this tank....
     
  4. Char lie

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    Nah never had a problem, I did have a small Fromia milleporella disappear in the tank although my Fromia monilis and Linkia seem to be going great :)

    It's annoying but hopefully I can keep them growing quicker than they get eaten haha

    Got a few pics to share, haven't been the best at updating this thread recently.
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  5. Tony73

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    Wow
    I love it
     
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  6. Char lie

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    14 months growth:
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    I'm pretty busy with UNI/work these days so there is regularly updated pics on my instagram: @Charlie_bel
    https://www.instagram.com/charlie_bel/
    If there's any problems with sharing my IG on here Revhtree let me know :) If any changes happen to the tank though I will keep them updated here :) I will try update here more often.
     
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    Hey Charlie,

    I have been following you religiously on Instagram and checking this thread occasionally for updates. I have a few questions for you mate You mentioned micro dosing. Were you talking about the Zeovit additives that you mentioned on your first post? And how do you maintain your phosphates? You just have a slimmer and no Zeovit reactor. I am trying to replicate what you have created
     
  8. Char lie

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    You probably saw me mention dosing just the macro (not micro/trace) elements, as in Ca, Alk, Mg etc. :) I don't use a Zeovit reactor or use any of the KZ products anymore, I just do large, frequent water changes which seems to be working. All that's in the sump is just the RE skimmer and I guess the only things keeping N+P low would be the skimmer, water changes, coral/zoox growth and a bit removed by diatom growth etc.
     
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    14 month grow comparison is nuts Charlie!! Keep up the good work. Only hope to achieve growth and color like this.
     
  10. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Beautiful and no problem sharing your IG link! As long as you keep posting here! Don't forget your fans... :p
     
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    How on earth have you achieved such good growth in just 14months?
     
  13. RFred77

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    Have you ever tested your PAR from your lights?
     
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    Also very interested to know what those PAR numbers look like and how you haven't bleached everything to death! :)
     
  15. lou dog420

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    Amazingly beautiful tank.your water is extremely clear for not running any filter socks
     
  16. Bronc

    Bronc Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Absolutely amazing tank!!!
     
  17. leo carvalho

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    congratulation!!! amazing reef!
     
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    Thanks a lot for the answers! How frequent are your water changes? Last question I promise
     
  19. Dropped

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    This is an epic tank! That growth is crazy also!

    Good work mate!
     
  20. nicknl

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    Amazing growing and colors
     
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