MAY '21 WYSIWYG UPDATE - SPS Fire – Build Your Own Pack – HD Videos - BIG UPDATE 5/22

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Quick question for you Graham. Are all your colonies on square tiles on top of egg crate or just placed on the bottom of your tank?
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Great insight Graham, I hadn’t thought about running a carbon filter for the air coming into the house but that’s a great idea that I’ll have to look into, we’ve got some fairly dirty air where I live.
Speaking of PH fluctuation... how much variance do you typically see day to night?
Mine usually drops to around 8.0-8.10 at night (I run a Zeovit tank with no refugium) and comes back up to 8.3 by mid afternoon. I’ve considered running a fuge with a PM light cycle to eliminate the swing, but that opens and entirely new can of worms and hey, my corals are growing well so maybe I should just leave good enough alone and quit trying to fine tune things...
 

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Great insight Graham, I hadn’t thought about running a carbon filter for the air coming into the house but that’s a great idea that I’ll have to look into, we’ve got some fairly dirty air where I live.
Speaking of PH fluctuation... how much variance do you typically see day to night?
Mine usually drops to around 8.0-8.10 at night (I run a Zeovit tank with no refugium) and comes back up to 8.3 by mid afternoon. I’ve considered running a fuge with a PM light cycle to eliminate the swing, but that opens and entirely new can of worms and hey, my corals are growing well so maybe I should just leave good enough alone and quit trying to fine tune things...
What is the downside of running a reverse fuge light cycle?
 

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What is the downside of running a reverse fuge light cycle?

For me it would be just the fact that it’s a change in general (instability), I would expect to initially gain some Ph while the tank lights are off but it would suck down nutrient levels. I would have to take corrective action (dosing Nitrate and Phosphate, taking my Zeo reactor offline, etc) to stop them from zeroing out. I would make any change very slowly, small amount of the algae of choice and a short photo period, along with testing nutrients often if I did do this.
The last thing to consider is complexity of the machine we’ve built to maintain the biology it supports. Simply put, the fewer failure points a machine has, the more reliable it is. In our application more reliable = a more stable ecosystem long term for these animals to live in.
 
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This is awesome information! I love asking the REAL established stick guys how they achieve such great success! I am definitely newer to keeping (alive and THRIVING) SPS so hearing your tactics really help. I live in the desert with my wife, 4 kids, dog and cat. I try to keep the windows open as much as possible but when it isn't possible I notice my pH dropping to as low as 7.6 and doesn't get higher then 7.9. I've noticed turning on the whole house fan helps but doesn't do the trick like fresh air does. I've tried CO2 scrubbers (with so so success), kalk in ATO, I run a refugium with a kessil H380 12 hrs a day opposite of my DT which I like to think helps but who knows. I think the next thing I need to do is run a one inch line up the wall into the attic to draw in fresh air.

It is interesting to me your NO3 is so low. I LOVE fish in my tank so my NO has been floating around 25 ppm for some time now. PO4 I control with LaCl and try to keep under 0.15. If it gets any higher a few of my zoas start to hate life.

What are your Par levels? I run radion xr30 G4 Pros AB+ with blue plus T5 at 100%. I need to check my par levels but all the sticks don't seem to mind.

Do you have a youtube or instagram?

Typically I keep acros anywhere from 200-500 PAR. The vast majority are 200-350, there's not too many pieces in my experience that really benefit from PAR over 350.

Sorry, no youtube or instagram.
 
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Quick question for you Graham. Are all your colonies on square tiles on top of egg crate or just placed on the bottom of your tank?
Thanks

On top of eggcrate that is 1" off the bottom of the tank. I used to put the tiles directly on the bottom but a lot of detritus would collect underneath them.

Great insight Graham, I hadn’t thought about running a carbon filter for the air coming into the house but that’s a great idea that I’ll have to look into, we’ve got some fairly dirty air where I live.
Speaking of PH fluctuation... how much variance do you typically see day to night?
Mine usually drops to around 8.0-8.10 at night (I run a Zeovit tank with no refugium) and comes back up to 8.3 by mid afternoon. I’ve considered running a fuge with a PM light cycle to eliminate the swing, but that opens and entirely new can of worms and hey, my corals are growing well so maybe I should just leave good enough alone and quit trying to fine tune things...

My three systems daily fluctuation looking at the last week on the Apex plots:

8.3-8.65
8.1-8.55
7.9-8.25

On the first two systems I have algae turf scrubbers on revers photoperiods. I don't think it has a big impact. 0.2 to 0.3 swing doesn't seem too severe to me, I wouldn't make changes based on that.

I tend to tweak more things than I should. There's no way to improve something without changes. But if things are doing well I would keep it to small changes and one at a time.

What is the downside of running a reverse fuge light cycle?

I don't think it makes a big difference in my experience. It may reduce pH swing slightly. The only risk would be if you have really low po4, the algae could out compete the coral.
 
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WYSIWYG MINI COLONY UPDATE 5/22/21
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I got a ton of inquiries about this grafted piece. Originally I was going to not frag is and just let it grow, but it's been growing really well the last couple months so I decided to cut some frags and get this piece out there. I cut all the frags below from the cluster of branches on the top and the right that had grafting throughout, so these frags should grow out with the grafting

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GWS3 Grafted Acro 3/4" frag on 3/4" plug $180 SOLD
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GWS3 Grafted Acro 1.25" frag on 3/4" plug $250 SOLD
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GWS3 Grafted Acro 1"+ frag on 3/4" plug $400 SOLD
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GWS3 Grafted Acro 1.5" frag on 3/4" plug $500 SOLD
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MCC Prom Queen 3/4" frag on 3/4" plug $340
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MCC Prom Queen 3/4" frag on 3/4" plug $400
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RMF Lucky Charms 7/8" frag on 3/4" plug $350 SOLD
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TCK Superstar 1"+ frag on 3/4" plug $280
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MattV Mad Hatter 3/4" frag on 3/4" plug $450
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MattV Mad Hatter 7/8" frag on 3/4" plug $600
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MattV Mad Hatter 7/8" frag on 3/4" plug $700
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RMF Jared's Pinky 1" frag on 3/4" plug $220
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RMF Jared's Pinky 1.25" frag on 3/4" plug $280
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RMF Jared's Pinky 1.25" frag on 3/4" plug $320 PENDING
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RMF Jared's Pinky 1" frag on 3/4" plug $240
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JF Serial Killer 1.25" frag on 3/4" plug $200
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GB Fury 1"+ frag on 3/4" plug $120
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ASD Quantum Theory 3/4" frag on 3/4" plug $100
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ASD Quantum Theory 1" frag on 3/4" plug $140
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Z's Superman 1.25" frag on 3/4" plug $140
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RMF Phoenix 1.25" frag on 3/4" plug $140
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POTO Evil Queen 3/4" frag on 3/4" plug $160
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POTO Evil Queen 3/4" frag on 3/4" plug $160
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GWS Aquaculture Spath 1" frag on 3/4" plug $140
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TGC Crazy Eyes 1"+ frag on 3/4" plug $200
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RMF Psychoberry 1.25" frag on 3/4" plug $160
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Diabolic Pacman 1" frag on 3/4" plug $60 SOLD
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Diabolic Pacman 1.5" frag on 1.25" plug $180
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RMF Psychoberry 2.75" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $320
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Crown of Glow 1.5"+ frag on 1" plug $180
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Pink Panther Table 1" frag on 1" plug $80
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Pink Panther Table 1.25" frag on 1" plug $120
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Pink Panther Table 1.5"+ frag on 1" plug $140
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Pink Panther Table 2.75" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $280
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Pinky the Bear 1.5" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $140
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Pinky the Bear 2" frag on 1.25" plug $120
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Pinky the Bear 2" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $200
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Farmer Ty Lava Monster 3/4" frag on 3/4" plug $300 SOLD
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Farmer Ty Lava Monster 1"+ frag on 3/4" plug $450
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Rainbow Haze 1.5"+ frag on 1" plug $80
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Rainbow Haze 1.75"+ frag on 1" plug $140 SOLD
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RMF Candyland 1.5" frag on 1" plug $100
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RMF Candyland 1.25" frag on 1" plug $140 SOLD
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RMF Candyland 2" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $240
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RMF Candyland 3" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $320
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CRT Big Kahuna 1.5" frag on 1" plug $140
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CRT Big Kahuna 2" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $280
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CRT Big Kahuna 2.25" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $320
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RMF Phoenix 1.75" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $280
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Chewbacca Stag 1.75" frag on 1.25" plug $60
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WYSIWYG MINI COLONY UPDATE 5/22/21 CONTINUED:



CR Eternal Flame 2" frag on 1" plug $80
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CR Eternal Flame 3.25" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $220
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Black Magic Mille 1.5" frag on 3/4" plug $200
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TSA Princess Peach 1" frag on 3/4" plug $100 SOLD
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TCK Code Red 1.75" frag on 1" plug $120
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TCK Code Red 1.5" frag on 1" plug $160
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RMF Red Halo 1"+ frag on 1" plug $180 SOLD
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TSA Fruity Pebbles 1"+ frag on 1" plug $160
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WWC Pantera Rose 2" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $200
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RRC Tropicana 1.5" frag on 1" plug $400
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Crown of Glow 2"+ mini-colony on 1.25" plug $280
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RMF Break Out Your Wallet Mille 1" frag on 1" plug $120 SOLD
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RMF Break Out Your Wallet Mille 1.5" frag on 1" plug $160
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RMF Break Out Your Wallet Mille 1.75" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $200
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RMF Break Out Your Wallet Mille 1.75" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $220
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I bought a couple frags from Graham and I got to say I am exceptionally happy with the purchase. Frags were generously portioned and the shipping was exceptional. The corals arrived with PE while still in the bag. Rest easy and buy in confidence!
 

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I purchased my first frag pack from Graham and couldn't be more happy. The frags were in great shape, nicely sized, and the packaging was fantastic. I highly recommend purchasing from Graham.
 
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Great pictures !!!

I bought a couple frags from Graham and I got to say I am exceptionally happy with the purchase. Frags were generously portioned and the shipping was exceptional. The corals arrived with PE while still in the bag. Rest easy and buy in confidence!

I purchased my first frag pack from Graham and couldn't be more happy. The frags were in great shape, nicely sized, and the packaging was fantastic. I highly recommend purchasing from Graham.

Thank you guys!


Graham -
What are the differences between ASD quantum theory and JF fox flame?

They're very different in person. ASD is much more pink/purple vs the red body on fox flame. ASD has slightly thinner, but denser branches, and tables much more readily.
 
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WYSIWYG MINI COLONY UPDATE 5/22/21 CONTINUED:



CR Eternal Flame 2" frag on 1" plug $80
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CR Eternal Flame 3.25" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $220
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Black Magic Mille 1.5" frag on 3/4" plug $200
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TSA Princess Peach 1" frag on 3/4" plug $100
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TCK Code Red 1.75" frag on 1" plug $120
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TCK Code Red 1.5" frag on 1" plug $160
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RMF Red Halo 1"+ frag on 1" plug $180
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TSA Fruity Pebbles 1"+ frag on 1" plug $160
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WWC Pantera Rose 2" mini-colony on 1.25" plug $200
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RRC Tropicana 1.5" frag on 1" plug $400
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Crown of Glow 2"+ mini-colony on 1.25" plug $280
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Is the black Mille you have listed the RMF black magic that's mostly pink with blue tips when grown out?
 
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Is the black Mille you have listed the RMF black magic that's mostly pink with blue tips when grown out?

I got this one years ago. It definitely looks different than what he has on his website, I don't get much pink at all with this one. I'll reach out to Jared an see whats up.

Your coral sizes and prices can’t be beat, happen to have any pictures of your systems or frag tanks?

Thanks so much! If you google search "gws3 totm" you can see pics and a write up on my main display. It's an external link so I won't post it here.

Beautiful collection! Gotta go rest my retinas for a bit.

Thanks! Hahah, I know what you mean, I think staring at corals under blue LEDs for so many hours over the years has reprogrammed my brain for how I perceive blue light.
 
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