Gribbles' 75 gallon mixed reef

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Hey hey, I setup this tank back in August 2023 and it's finally ready to show off a little. I'm still pretty new to all of this, so I encourage you to leave me some feedback to help me learn!

Waterbox Infinia Frag 125.4

Equipment thingies:
Reef Factory Smart Roller M
Nyos Quantum 160 w/ co2 scrubber and outside line
(2) ReeFi 2.0
(2) MP40
Maxspec Gyre
Nero 3
Vectra S2

Automation stuffs:
Neptune Dos #1 - AWC 2 gallons per day
Neptune Dos #2 - BactoBalance, All for Reef once necessary
Neptune AutoFeeder
Some AutoAqua ATO thinger

Current params:
Alk 10
NO3 3.5
PO4 .16
I don't routinely test anything else at home. I send an ICP test every few months

Dosing:
BactoBalance daily
Seachem Iodide every other day
Coral snow and MB7 weekly

Livestock:
Tomini Tang
Lubbock's Wrasse
Diamond Watchman Goby

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Hey hey, I setup this tank back in August 2023 and it's finally ready to show off a little. I'm still pretty new to all of this, so I encourage you to leave me some feedback to help me learn!

Waterbox Infinia Frag 125.4

Equipment thingies:
Reef Factory Smart Roller M
Nyos Quantum 160 w/ co2 scrubber and outside line
(2) ReeFi 2.0
(2) MP40
Maxspec Gyre
Nero 3
Vectra S2

Automation stuffs:
Neptune Dos #1 - AWC 2 gallons per day
Neptune Dos #2 - BactoBalance, All for Reef once necessary
Neptune AutoFeeder
Some AutoAqua ATO thinger

Current params:
Alk 10
NO3 3.5
PO4 .16
I don't routinely test anything else at home. I send an ICP test every few months

Dosing:
BactoBalance daily
Seachem Iodide every other day
Coral snow and MB7 weekly

Livestock:
Tomini Tang
Lubbock's Wrasse
Diamond Watchman Goby

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Great looking tank!
 
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Corals are doing so much better than I've ever had. Still progress to be made but I'm quite pleased so far. Is that Duncan growing new heads/polyps?

I did add a trio of lyre tail anthias (ty Dr. Reef) and a flame hawkfish. The male anthias still has trouble feeding but it's accepting mysis regularly now.

On a sad note, the major storms that went through Houston knocked my power out for 5 days and I lost a Lubbock's Wrasse and flame hawkfish when I was having trouble getting my generator to operate.

A pair of clowns and another hawkfish coming soon courtesy of Dr. Reef again.
 
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Peculiar test results today

Po4 .38, up from the usual of ~.15 to .2
No3 1.9, down from the usual of ~10 to 15

While .38 isn't urgent, I'm going to start adding a drop or two of LC when I feed.

My alk continues to naturally rise daily, I guess it's from the carbon dosing effect on nitrates. So I've been dosing a few mL's of muriatic acid each night

Any suggestions or other input would be welcome
 
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Thought the tank liked pretty good tonight... Might delete later idk :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:

Looks like the coral are really starting to grow... So cool to see after taking care of it for the past 9 months or so.

That pssamocora in the last picture (the encrusting not the branching) was one of the first SPS I put in. It went to the brink of death and is now coming back!
 

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Thought the tank liked pretty good tonight... Might delete later idk :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:

Looks like the coral are really starting to grow... So cool to see after taking care of it for the past 9 months or so.

That pssamocora in the last picture (the encrusting not the branching) was one of the first SPS I put in. It went to the brink of death and is now coming back!
Your coral are looking great!
 

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