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Just received my ICP results today after 3 days. Not bad at all. Levels look good as well and Trident is accurate with these levels.

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I have an order coming in from @Battlecorals in a couple weeks. Time to upgrade and put in a bigger frag tank. Picked up a lowboy frag tank, Drilled it and painted the bottom. Built the stand today. Working on plumbing tonight and tomorrow. Hopefully I will have water in it by tomorrow or Monday.

Also, going to paint the back as well.

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Starting dosing ChemiClean tonight for the first time. I have been battling a lot of Cyano for a couple months and it kept coming back stronger with every removal. Bit the bullet and decided to give it a try. I guess you can say it is working. These are some of the results within 30 minutes!

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On a positive note. I moved my salt mixing station to the other side of the garage to make room for the frag tank. Replumbed my setup to how I always wanted to do it. I can mix almost 50 gallons now and with a turn of a valve I can perform a water change.

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Finished painting and plumbing my frag tank. Should have water mixed and ready to fill up by Christmas!!

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And on top of that I have 25 frags coming in from Battlecorals in a couple weeks!! 2020 is going to be a great year!

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Shades of fall
Poison Envy
Goldfire
Catapult Fireball
Blood bank
Greg Hiller aqua delight
Tinkro belle
Mariachi Static
Sunflower mili Orange green polyps
Sky Parade
Bon fire table
ATL Raspberry Lemonade
Lemon peel
Blue Angel
Vivids rainbow delight
Amanaman
PERIL BETTY
BOHEMIA
ULTIMATE TABLE
RAINBOW JEWEL
Sanjay's Leprechauns beard
Dales Purple Unknown
Reef Ready Grape Juice
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Installed a new carbon reactor this weekend and got the frag tank plumbed in and online. Removed my purple stylo and last birdnest and moved them to the frag tank. Going to remove rock and make room this week for the 25 pack coming in 2 weeks from now.

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@Battlecorals order came in on Tuesday! They have really colored up since Tuesday. Pictures were taken from my cell phone last night with no filters, adjustments, etc. The pictures are crap but you can see the colors they are putting out. Cant wait for them to settle in and start to take off. I will be keeping them in my frag tank until I make my changes this weekend with the aquascape.

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Took some pictures last night after feeding the coral. Took with my phone and after they were closed up from feeding. My phone won't focus for macro shots but pictures are getting better I think.

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Busy day today. Removed the middle rock work and some corals. Working on removing all LPS this week. Hopefully get new rock work in by this weekend for new SPS next weekend. Busy couple weeks ahead.

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Busy weekend but finally almost there. Rearranged and added final rockwork. Mounted corals yesterday and today. Total around 20 with 10 more tomorrow. Hopefully I should be finished by tomorrow. Here goes another 3 months of GHA on dry rock...

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Finished aquascape and adding corals last night. Still thinking about removing the 3 LPS corals I have to make it a 100% SPS system. However, I counted and have a total of 61 SPS pieces. I would say it is officially SPS dominant now. Now to let the white rocks get ugly and let them grow for the next 6 months.

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ATL Raspberry Lemonade
Bali Green Slimer
BC Aquatic man table
BC Battle Stag
BC Blood bank
BC Blue Angel
BC Bohemia
BC Bon fire table
BC Catapult Fireball
BC Dales Purple Unknown
BC Goldfire
BC Lemon peel
BC Pearly Cadaver
BC Peril Betty
BC Poison Envy
BC Pumpkin Pie Milli
BC Rainbow Army
BC Rainbow Brite
BC Rainbow Jewel
BC Rainbow-Melon Teni
BC Sex Feast
BC Shades of fall
BC Sky Parade
BC Sunset Milli
BC Ulimate Table
Cali Tort
Carolina Blue Stag
Carolina Blue Tort
CC Needles in Haystack
Green Dragon
Green Poccilipora
Green Slimer
Green Stylo
Greg Hiller aqua delight
JF Fox Flame
JF Stag
JF Unknown Coral
Miyagi Tort
ORA Red Planet
Orange Digi
Orange Monti Cap
PC Rainbow
Purple Milka Stylo
Random Blue Tipped Acro
Reef Ready Grape Juice
Rose Milli
RR Pink Cadillac
Sanjay's Leprechauns beard
Strawberry Shortcake
Tyree Red Dragon
Unnamed bushy Acro
Unnamed teal stag
Walt Disney
A couple of Birdnests, Leptos, etc

LPS - Bowerbanki, Frogspawn, and Elegance Coral.

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I have a whole bucket of Tropic Marin Pro that has been sitting waiting for over a month. Things are looking really good right now with good ol Reef Crystal's. Starting to wonder if I should even make the switch?
 
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Thinking of relocating my Rose Milli this weekend. I wasn't thinking and stuck it at the very top and now it is starting to table out and I fear it will shadow out other corals underneath. Thinking of cutting it and relocating it to the bottom so it has room to table without shadowing. What do you all think?

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