JCOLE's ACRO Dominant Build(Soon to be 1000 gallons)

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Very nice. Great idea for a peninsula. Don't suppose you're going to put a seaswirl on each one? =)

I have thought about it. Maybe down the road. They are hard to find though. Right now just loc-line.
 
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She's ready. It will be here next week

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Holy Freaking Wow!!!
Oh the stoked feeling of a new project :)
 
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I checked the cameras at work today and noticed the tank. The shipping company was supposed to call and set up a time for delivery but instead just dropped it into my driveway. I ran home to get it covered from the sun and with the help of some awesome neighbors I was able to get it into the garage. Ended up working out better though because I only had to move it 5'. It was pretty light. So glad I went with acrylic. It looks great! I am going to fill it up tomorrow to inspect for leaks, etc.

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Decided to fill it up last night for a leak test. No leaks as of this morning! Looking good so far.

Neighbors probably think I am crazy! :rolling-on-the-floor-laughing:

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Decided to fill it up last night for a leak test. No leaks as of this morning! Looking good so far.

Neighbors probably think I am crazy! :rolling-on-the-floor-laughing:

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Leak test done.

1 week countdown now begins.

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Spent the day today moving everything over to the 300 sump in the garage. Next weekend I will hopefully have the old tank out and start on prepping the room.
Disregard the wiring. I threw things together late last night.

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Your acros look so good! What phosphate and nitrate levels do you keep?

Thanks! I wish they still looked good. I recently lost 80% of my Acro's and I think one of the reasons was due to high nutrients. When the corals looked their best my No3 was 5-10ppm and Po4 .03-.06. When they lost color and STN'd they shot up to No3 at 80ppm and Po4 .25-.35ppm. I started dosing Vodka a couple months ago and now they are down to No3 20pppm and Po4 .01. Color is starting to come back though.
 

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Thanks! I wish they still looked good. I recently lost 80% of my Acro's and I think one of the reasons was due to high nutrients. When the corals looked their best my No3 was 5-10ppm and Po4 .03-.06. When they lost color and STN'd they shot up to No3 at 80ppm and Po4 .25-.35ppm. I started dosing Vodka a couple months ago and now they are down to No3 20pppm and Po4 .01. Color is starting to come back though.
Thank you!

Here’s my nutrients, I strive for ULNS. :)


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Thank you!

Here’s my nutrients, I strive for ULNS. :)


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That is where mine used to be. A little higher on No3 for me but close. Your post reminded me to test. I just tested and Po4 registered 0 and No3 is 20.4. It's getting better. I find Acro's do really well for me with lower Alk and nutrients.
 
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Whats the name for this acro? I have a colony of it, but don't know its trade name.

That is the Greg Carroll Ultimate Efflo
 
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