Another Aussie SPS tank

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  1. redtigrinus

    redtigrinus Active Member

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    Are you ever worried that you have too much light? Are you dimming the T5s or LEDs? Have you ever had any issues with you LPS responding negatively to such much light?
     

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    speechless
     
  3. SlowMN

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    Amazing colors and one of the most impressive tanks I have seen in awhile. :)
     
  4. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life 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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    Wow!! These are awesome!! We need an update! :D :D
     
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    ITS REALLY REALLY W^_^W........... NICE BUDDY.....
     
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    Stunning! That is art! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous reef!
     
  7. echopiece

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    Charlie, what kind of camera did you use to shoot that video on youtube?
     
  8. Dropped

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    Sweet looking tank, it's great to know wait simple ingredients you can have such success.
     
  9. Viner87

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    In your earlier pics, you seem to slowly get rid of your sand to almost a bare bottom, but now have sand all over again. Why did you start to reduce your sand and then now build it back up again? Did you have problems with it?

    I ask, because I started off with sand, but have gradually syphoned it away around the front edges of the tank to get rid of constant diatoms, dirt and cyano.
     
  10. Dropped

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    Looks like it was pushed backwards from the gyre. Could have added more sand at that point.
     
  11. Tony73

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    Which sand have you added?
     
  12. Viner87

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    I used caribsea aragmax
     
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  13. Char lie

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    Sorry for the lack of replies, heres a quick video:


    I will try do a proper update soon and answer all questions etc.
    Battling a bad infestation of AEFW at the moment, seem to be winning but only time will tell. You can see in this pic the amount of eggs they have laid:
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  14. Dropped

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    What have you been treating with? i just used flatwormRX with some good success.
     
  15. Char lie

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    The T5s run at 100% (non-dimmable) and the LEDs run at 80% max (at 100% colour in Kessil terms lol). Obviously this makes LPS placement hard and a lot of med-low light LPS probably wouldn't do too well in the tank. The large stags love the light though and a few shadowed areas are being produced now they are getting large so I may have to add another spotlight or two if the Acropora start to struggle in those areas.

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    Just my phone, a Samsung s7 edge :)

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    I used a 1mm substrate to start with which just kept getting pushed towards the back of the tank. I have now added a 3mm substrate to the tank which doesn't move in the flow although it grows a lot of coralline algae and turns the substrate pink. I might remove it soon due to this as pink sand doesn't look too nice in my opinion.
     
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    Glad I found this thread. I've been following you on instagram. Amazing tank!
     
  17. swayd

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    Amazing tank, I just spent about an hour reading through this thread. Good luck with the AEFW, I would love to know how you are fighting them in case it ever happens to me. Thank you!
     
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    Someting itchy on my head seeing thoose egg..
     
  19. Viner87

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    Will you just go bare bottom then?
     
  20. Char lie

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    Thanks, updates are a lot quicker and easier on Instagram haha

    Thanks :)
    My H.melanarus is definitely picking at the corals a bit so he must be pecking off flatworms. I'm also currently using some RO tubing on a large syringe to blast them out of the tight crevices in the colonies branches where the melanarus can't get to. I'll probably never get rid of them but this process seems to be helping for now.

    I know, one of the worst infestations in AEFW eggs I've seen :(

    Probably, I don't mind the look of no substrate. Definitely makes it easy to get more flow in the tank...
     
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