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Everything is doing healthy except my sunny D’s and punk rockers. Their polyps are never full open. I think it’s because flow and light (they’re starting to stress). Once I get my replacement corals in (hopefully Friday) and figure out where they’re going I might move them. Got the doser set up! Pretty easy to calibrate but we’ll see how stable it keeps everything when I check in a couple days. New pic of my hammer coral under white lights, it’s super pink :)
 

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welp. now i'm jealous. I wish I were handy and could make my own stand. going to follow this. can't wait for the upgrade though! get something to fill out that stand
Doesn’t take any special skills to build it. I’m only 17 and just went off what I’ve learned working with dad lol. Thank you for following along on the journey :) Gonna be a nice update on Friday with 26+ corals coming in :eek:
 

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Doesn’t take any special skills to build it. I’m only 17 and just went off what I’ve learned working with dad lol. Thank you for following along on the journey :) Gonna be a nice update on Friday with 26+ corals coming in :eek:
the messed up thing is my father does this EXACT type of stuff. could build this in his sleep. But he had all girls and his answer to us asking if we could help was always "yeah by getting out the way" lol I should have told my mother on him
 
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Just wanted to share some of the feeding reactions I get from my corals when I feed reef roids and Nano reef frenzy. I mix both with live phyto that I have increased to 50ml a day. The creepy bristles worms always come out :eek: The mushrooms, favia, and hammer are my favorite because you can tell they love it. Zoas are hit or miss for me, but most give a reaction.
 

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Corals, phyto plankton, and f2 fertilizer came in today. Everything looks great. I got all the corals acclimated, dipped, and in the tank. Also got my phyto culture started with nanno and tetra species. Super happy with everything we’ll see how they look moving forward
 

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