Maroon Lagoon V2.0

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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Needed to take a study break and the actinics were one so I grabbed some shots with the iPhone

    My frag farm of goodies. Pink Floyd, Vivid Confetti, GE's the Upside Down, and RCA Baton Rouge.
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    My UC Bali Shortcake
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    My sunset Mille
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    The Cornbred rising Phoenix is starting to look good too
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    The top pic looks like it's going to be something real nice!
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    This thing is going to need a bigger tank soon!!
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    UC Bali Shortcake is looking good
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    Vivids Confetti is starting to take off
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    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    What's the top one? Pc superman?
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    It's a tabling hyacinthus my wife has named Princess Cherry Poops
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    What to do when your 2 year old table of red planet shears off?
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    Pull out the glue!
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    It had better be the strongest reef safe glue known to man! This thing is pretty heavy
     
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    I forget what thread it was but someone had a large strawberry shortcake colony growing in a weird direction. I remember they cut it off and glued it back in the direction they wanted it. They had a cup hold they colony up while it dried.
     
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    I've used disposable chopsticks to support the colony as the epoxy and superglue dried.
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Those chopsticks were also in your tank for over s year too!!
     
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    4-6 months man... That was for it to encrust and hold. It was a giant Chips colony too! You could just glue, let the chopsticks hold the weight until it sets, and then remove it.
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I just received my Triton test results back for the year. I timed the test so that my water sample was collected right when corals were ticked by something (what I hypothesize as something making its way through old RO prefilters and old DI resin). So whatever it is isn't tested for by Triton, because for the most part everything looks normal...

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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Snapped some photos with the iPhone macro lens. Happy Friday!
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    That's pretty impressive! Which iPhone and macro lens?
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    iPhone 6s. I used some clip on macro lens I found on Amazon. Pretty generic one as far as I can tell, it doesn't even have a name on it...
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    So I accidentally dosed a whole bottle of AcroPower last night. I hadn't been dosing in a while and I thought I would start dosing again to see if there was indeed a noticeable effect. I went to purge the lines and next thing I know it's morning and I realized I forgot to turn off the dosing pump! I thought for sure it would be a disaster, but everything looks fine today. The only thing I can notice is that PO4 dropped by half and my Alk decreased slightly. Everything else seems to be stable. Just thought that I would share my experience, some people seem to believe dosing too much amino acids can be detrimental, but here's a good example of over doing it! Just an anecdotal example of course. Any minute now my corals will burst out of the glass and blind me with their fluorescence
     
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    Did you do any water changes to try and help or just let it be?
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    No water changes, I realized it when I was leaving for work. I also wanted to see what would happen... apparently not much.
     
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    Watch your phosphates.
     
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