From the 34g to the 90g

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  1. Janci

    Janci Staghorns will prevail R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    It was a tempting offer, but I would never get a mandarin again.
    Some how they manage to decimate the pod population so fast that they start slowly dying of hunger.
    I do not have a pod farm and neither to the LFS carry them here around.
    Only in huge established tanks with a lot of rock, I see this possible.

    I hope they went to a good home.
     
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  2. mch1984

    mch1984 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hub City Reef Club

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    I agree, especially when they are competing with the wrasse for the food supply. I will add a mandarin a some point but I'm going to give it some more time and add more pods to my tank. The tank is just now about to hit it's first birthday so I don't mind waiting a little while and letting it mature some more before I do.
     
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  3. mch1984

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    Algae barn will be at Aquashella. Maybe they will have some CB mandarins and plenty of pods with them.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Me :knock knock:

    You: "yes? Can I help you?"

    Me: "Ya.. sorry to bother you... I'm here to see the Trachy as mentioned in another thread"

    You: "oh yes, of course, here it is":



    :D here for the ride. I'll run they the whole thread when I get some time soon. :cool:
     
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  5. mch1984

    mch1984 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hub City Reef Club

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    Haha thanks. I am proud of that trachy, a friend of mind had to tear down his tank and gave me one heck of a deal.

    Thanks for following along, I’ll try to get some updates going.
     
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  6. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I guess u didnt get a hint. I want an updated pic.

    :: crosses arms and taps toe ::
     
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  7. mch1984

    mch1984 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hub City Reef Club

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    Haha, here you go. FTS and a trachy shot even though it’s a little blue. Still fighting some algae but I have the upper hand on it. Loosing SPS and I’m still trying to track down why. Going to do some more testing later.

    ACB05AAA-5E86-498F-BA5E-1B7B393D578C.jpeg

    DF62AAE1-7CD6-4695-BA42-9CE23A4F5764.jpeg
     
  8. mch1984

    mch1984 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hub City Reef Club

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    Dang I didn't realize how dirty that glass was. I'm going to have to clean it and have a redo later.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Wow. Beautiful!

    #POTM for March is brain corals! Dust off those photography skills and let's see that thing in prime HD!

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    I have already submitted it actually.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Rookie Reefer R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Sweet! GL. And keep the updates coming so we can follow! ;)
     
  12. mch1984

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    Already saw it... love the fw grow tanks. There wasnt a trachy there so here I am annoying u :)

    I'll check out the budget build later too.
     
  14. mch1984

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    Alright folks I need some help. I’m loosing SPS, not all of them but a few and some that have previously been good. Everybody else is happy, but not some of the SPS. About a month ago I let my two part run dry, worst habit I have. I started dozing again but haven’t really gotten some of it back to where I need it. So here are the numbers, are the low alk and low cal really to blame or is there something else?

    Alk 7
    Cal 420
    Mag 1440
    Salinity 1.026
    Temp 79
    No3 2
    Po4 .02
     
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