Chris' algae farm (ELOS 160)

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  1. ChristopherKriens

    ChristopherKriens Unknown Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks :)

    The MkII will max out at ISO 2000 before it gets what I consider "too much" noise. I'm finding the MkIV looks about the same at ISO 4000.
     

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    I actually own a bottle of the .8mm and the texture is almost like sand. I tried it once and the fish didn't even seem to notice I threw anything in the tank. And what kind of frozen do you feed and how often?
     
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    tangerine3486 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks for the info. I'm shooting in a 70D and am a little worried of bumping the ISO that high on my smaller sensor. At least the corals sit still for the most part!

    How has the growth under the radios been?
     
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    In order to get some room back in the sump, I decided to pull the return pump out and plumb it up outside since the Reef Octopus are submersible/external. This frees up the return pump chamber for the biopellet reactor, which has been offline for quite awhile; I've been vodka dosing in the meantime.

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    Hello Chris! Many congratulations, wonderful aquarium and impeccable work, the question, which calculation do you use to dose the vodka?
     
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    Hey Chris, what product(s) did you use to glue together the rocks structure on the left?
     
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    any updates on this tank?
     
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    One of my recent favorites- Candy Basslet stretching under the actinics.

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    Sorry for the late responses.

    Lately I've been feeding primarily Ova, Reef Nutrition Roe, Spirulina Brine, and Hikari Mysis, with the occasional pellet feeding.

    It's been great. It's hard to compare as my other system has the same corals but is also under Radions. I know others that get faster growth than I do, but I can't attribute it to lighting.

    Thanks! I basically increased dosing by 1 ml per week until I saw similar nutrients, then leveled off. I think 4 ml per day ended up being the maintenance dose.

    I always use PaleoBond Jurassic Gel with an accelerator, which can keep pretty large rocks together with a decent contact patch.
     
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    Recently added a small group of P. smithvanizi thanks to @ZoaCollector. Another pretty tough species to ween off of live foods, but fairly hardy and social eventually.

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    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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    LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos (as usual, these are awesome)!!
     
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    Very nice Chris. Training them to eat in separate QT tank or right in the DT?
     
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    Training separately with baby brine. I'm confident I wouldn't have any if I put them into the display directly; they were pretty slow learners.

    Thanks, Daniel :)
     
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    A couple of the Copperband:

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    Fantastic photos and beautiful fish! Thanks!
     
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    Royal Gramma:
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    The leopard wrasse continues the transition (or has finished?) and has developed a yellow-green splotch at the base of the gill.
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    Hey. Fantastic tank and photo ....
     
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    ChristopherKriens Unknown Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Posting a few photos every day until I run out.

    Yellow tang split by the morning sunlight through the window and the early morning red/blue tank lighting.

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    Bartletts' males. When they squabble, the pelvic and anal fins develop a slight red margin.

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    Can we get a updated full tank shot?
     
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    ;Woot Ooo... "Hot Pics of the Day!"
     
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    Your pictures are great
     
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