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One of my LFS's has a $5 coral bin that usually has stuff thats on its way out. I picked up these zoas that were closed up. After I dipped them they opened up to a pale pink color, and after 2 weeks they look like this. Very different than anything I have seen.
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Another good day for my reef. I sold my first ever coral, plus some frags today. My first was a 2 head micromussa lord that is now 20+. It is a basic red on red and I wanted the room for a more unique color. The frags were just a couple purple stylos and 2 small bubblegum digis. I am a long way from a growout and frag tank, but it is definitely a plan for the future.
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As part of my water change and maintenance I scraped the coraline algae off the back glass and overflow. What difference! It makes colors more vibrant. I also think I should have built at least one rock taller. I may pull some rock out of the fuge and add hieght to a portion of my rockwork if I get some time off work. The negative space is too even.
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Heres the Mandarin already putting on weight from the white worms and TDO pellets. Big thanks to @Reef Nutrition for the extra small high quality pellets. This fish was so skinny and pale soon after I got it. It is definitely getting good color and getting chunky.
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Thanks for the great feedback. Your fish is lovely!

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Thanks for the great feedback. Your fish is lovely!

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I heard from my lfs, Aquarium and Reptile Depot, that you are in the Bay Area. I live fairly close. Do you all allow visitors to check out your propagation systems?
 
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I heard from my lfs, Aquarium and Reptile Depot, that you are in the Bay Area. I live fairly close. Do you all allow visitors to check out your propagation systems?
Campbell is just our mailing address and office. Our farm is at a different, undisclosed location. Due to the proprietary nature of what we do, we don't allow visitors. I lovingly call this place Algae51. LOL

Sorry that we can't show you around. It really is an amazing place. 1.5 million gallons of phytoplankton is something to behold. :)

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Campbell is just our mailing address and office. Our farm is at a different, undisclosed location. Due to the proprietary nature of what we do, we don't allow visitors. I lovingly call this place Algae51. LOL

Sorry that we can't show you around. It really is an amazing place. 1.5 million gallons of phytoplankton is something to behold. :)

Chad
No worries. I understand the 'need to know' level security. Lol! See you all at Tyree's Coral Farmers Market.
 
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I did a thing today. These brackets are a proof of concept/alpha build. If they are out of the way and everything works well where it is I will build them out of white acrylic. I am hoping that the carbo calcium and doser will be more stabil
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than kalk in the topoff. I am on top of the kalk adjustments but still get 0.1 to 0.3 swings in alk daily.
 
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I came home from work to the sound of my emergency drain. I opened the ball valve, checked the filter sock and found my watchman goby...still alive! He was pale white and lethargic, but topfin up and able to move. I put him back in the tank, lowered the lights and flow and fed twice tonight. He has his color back and is guarding the pistol shrimp as usual.
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