Another Aussie SPS tank

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  1. Char lie

    Char lie Member

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    I'm using the Red Sea A,B&C for Ca, Alk and Mg. the light is in full intensity for 7 hours and fades in and out for a few hours either side :)

    Non dimmable T5s, there is a lot of par which burns most SPS although the stags love it. The less light-loving species just have to be shaded by the larger stags above. I mainly went for the Kessils as they're rather small and look kind of cool being a small cylinder shape.

    Thanks :)

    Thanks guys, it's a photosynthetic Gorgonian, an Isis hippuris

    Thanks :)

    Just Ca, Alk, Mg and K :)
     

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    It's crazy beautiful, I must find one! Where did you happen to get yours if you don't mind me asking?
     
  3. Char lie

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    Got it from a shop here in Australia. It's a pretty common gorg although usually brown, colours up nicely though.
     
  4. Char lie

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    Haven't done an update for a while as I've been busy with Uni and work. A few changes have occured plus the usual growth, most of the stags are at the surface now.
    Finally got around to getting panels for the stand cut to size, only took me over a year to get around to it. Installed a Vectra m1 as a second return pump, I'm still running the Royal Exclusiv speedy, the second pump is just for back up and will be run with the battery backup once available (hurry up Ecotech!).
    I will try upload some pics soon but before then here's a video:



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    awesome tank if you need room hmu
     
  6. Harse Designs

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    gorgeous tank
     
  7. Char lie

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    Thanks guys :)
     
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    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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    Dude amazing!! I love the clown shot at around 3:30!
     
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  9. Char lie

    Char lie Member

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    Thanks Revhtree :)

    Grabbed some pics during a water change last night. I've been recently doing 30% twice a week, I'm definitely a fan of large water changes as long as the new water has identical Alk/Ca etc.


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    AHHH so jealous!!
     
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    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Wow your growth is crazy fast
     
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    Char lie Member

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    Thanks :)
     
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    Such deep colours beautiful.
     
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    Great video what kind of camera did you use
     
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    One of my new favorite tanks........unreal. Any reason why you stopped dosing the KZ products?
     
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    Awesome tank. Your growth rate is fast!
     
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    Amazing REEF tank, I love it
     
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    What do you attribute to you fast growth?
    What benefits do you believe the KZ products offered?
    Do you have a coral stock list anywhere? You have some amazing corals, some are really thick. Amazing!
     
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    Thanks :)

    Just my phone, a Samsung s7 edge :)

    Thanks. The main reason I stopped is because I ran out. Instead I'm just doing larger water changes, twice a week :)

    Thanks mate :)

    The main thing I would say that helps the growth would be the lighting, personally I am definitely a fan of t5 lighting :) I have stopped the KZ products and I'm just doing larger water changes instead. I don't have a list in the way of fancy made up names but I can let you know the species of a certain one if you need haha. Also talking about species and the thickness of some of the growth; the two large stags at the left of the tank are actually A.aspera, not A.yongei (which I think is known as Bali slimer). A.aspera is significantly thicker than A.yongei and the large colonies in my tank would be about an inch thick at the base of each colony, maybe a bit more :)
     
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