Battlecorals Vivid's Rainbow Acropora - Contest Discussion Thread

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  1. Diesel

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    Oh I made a promise on the Battlebrew and let Adam @Battlecorals chime in on that.
    As far for the Dieselbrew I need to find my recipe as it been a while I made that brew.
     
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    It has been 2 days and mine is coloring up nicely. Has the green hint to it almost entirely. I have mine in med high flow, med light (raising it a little at a time) and on a rock
     
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    Not sure if the DIESELBREW and NEOZEO brew made it through the flood, but hope to find it back one day when I unpack my boxes :D
     
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    Ah so you know what the dieselbrew is!
     
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    Due to legal pressure I had to drop the name N.E.O ZEO, ugh :mad:
     
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    Well, the Diesel as one of my mentors, once gave me the secret receipes for the different versions ;-)
    Patent Pending...........lol

    He is as well in Houston.
     
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    Ok so this Is my first acro, is it normal to lose color over night and then color back up during the day?
     
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    That does not sound normal. When your lights do turn off at night they will look brownish with no lights shining on them though.
     
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    Acros will look totally different with a flash light or room light versus your tank lighting. How much of a color change are you talking about?

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    Not sure if you're talking about with tank lights off. The color shouldn't really change from lights on to lights off. Then again, I've read that Vivids Rainbow will change color even if you look at it wrong.
     
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    Moved my frag into the rock work 2-3 weeks ago. It's getting lots of flow and high lighting(or so I think, no par meter). This is what it looks like today. Encrusting nicely but no vertical growth. The new encrusting growth has a purplish hue to it and the rest of the frag seems to be slowly coloring up as well. Its been in my tank since Jan 8th. Excited to see how this one grows out!
     
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    It looked brownish this morning when lights turned on. Yesterday it was green...
     
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    Ok so there's green to the coral again now after all day with lights on. 20180216_182235.jpg
     
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    I did witness the coral eat though! It was pretty cool
     
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    I've noticed mine catch food as well. Yours looks healthier than mine, imo. I think I need to get my nitrates up some as they sit at 0. Been trying by feeding but its not making a difference. Plus this tank is only 8 months old.
     
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    My trates are at 1
     
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    Ok, while No3 is at 0, what is Po4 at?

    -Andre
     
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    I get .02 with a red sea test kit. Could be .04. Hard to tell the colors apart.

    Here's the rest:

    Alk-8.8 dkh measured with Hanna alk checker. Stable within .3 for the last 3 months.

    Ca-420-440
    Mg-1260 with salifert
    Mg-1380 with redsea
     
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    You could go easily go then to 2-3ppm No3, but in steps. Start with dosing Nitrates up to 1, then 2 and wait and watch the wonder. That will gove the system some time to adapt to the new nutrient balances.
     
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    Andre,

    Thanks for the help/advice. Really appreciated! I have potassium nitrate aka spectricide stump remover on the way, but it'll be a week before it gets here. Any advice on mixing up a solution? And how many milliliters to add per gallon to start out? I've been reading up on this but not 100% sure and don't want to over do it. Any advice for another product to use instead? I'm still learning on this topic and appreciate all the help I can get.

    -Matt

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    Doesn't matter much to me if I win the contest or not. Just want healthy coral. That's my only goal really.
     
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    Your welcome. Here is a picture out of my built thread showing my Stomp remover/Sodium Nitrate mix.
    The increases shown on the bottle were used for a 200G system. But in most cases you have to figure out the increase after dosing.
    Just measure before dosing and 2-3 hours later after dosing.
    Built thread is here : https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/andre’s-full-blown-300gallon-sps-reeftank-up-within-a-week.339591/
     
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