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Upgraded my $8 ATO container to a custom $9 Walmart ATO container :D The smaller one I was filling every other day, looks like this one should last about a week.

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Have increased my Kalk by about 120ml per day but my Alk continues to plummet so guess it’s back to a regimented 2 part as a supplement to the Kalkwasser.

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Pink Goni strutting his best Easter pastels ;)

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Beautiful. I am looking forward to getting a chance to try them again. Po4 spiralled out of control and that was the end.

Ur 4 month progression on the favia is impressive. Thanks for sharing.
 
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In other news: Everything in my nano Biocube has been very angry since I stripped the tank of most of its inhabitants, everyone that is except for my hairy mushrooms.

If you remember earlier in my build thread before I removed them from my 40 I was having issues with some corals but I wasn’t 100% sure the hairy mushrooms where causing the problems.. I’m now feeling more confident they where the culprit, they must be conducting some really nasty chemical warfare ;Dead


Notice the funky deformed Duncan’s and my giant toadstool leather hasn’t opened in 6 weeks since introducing the mushrooms :mad:

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by RKL do you mean reef keeper lite?

If so where did you find it?

I am going to give this controller a try. Hopefully next time it is instock at i will be able to buy it. It has come back a few times.
Yeah it’s a Reef Keeper Lite.. doubt you will find a new one at this point but lots of used units floating around.. I found mine here on R2R used for $125 and I was also able to find new probes and float switch’s to complete the system.
 

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Upgraded my $8 ATO container to a custom $9 Walmart ATO container :D The smaller one I was filling every other day, looks like this one should last about a week.

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I was using a 5 gal bucket but had just enough room to upgrade to a 10g glass tank. Now I forget to refill it.
 
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I was using a 5 gal bucket but had just enough room to upgrade to a 10g glass tank. Now I forget to refill it.
lol.. I do the same thing, I have a large ATO container on my Biocube that last about 2 weeks but it’s hidden in another room and I’m constantly forgetting to refill it ;Facepalm with this build everything is out in the open right under tank so it’s easier to keep up with.
 
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lol.. I do the same thing, I have a large ATO container on my Biocube that last about 2 weeks but it’s hidden in another room and I’m constantly forgetting to refill it ;Facepalm with this build everything is out in the open right under tank so it’s easier to keep up with.
Experienced reefing problems. [emoji28] I remember when I would dump 1/2 gallon 2 times a day in a 55g I had 8 years ago.
 

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by RKL do you mean reef keeper lite?

If so where did you find it?

I am going to give this controller a try. Hopefully next time it is instock at i will be able to buy it. It has come back a few times.
Want one?

I have one. Some probes. 3 outlet bars. net module. I think a breakout box.

I have been going through all my storage reef boxes today taking inventory
 

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Everything is looking very nice. Very cool seeing progression pictures of the corals
Do you spot feed your Goni?
 
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Everything is looking very nice. Very cool seeing progression pictures of the corals
Do you spot feed your Goni?
Thanks Crabby! I do occasionally spot feed them, my neon green one eats like crazy but the pink one doesn’t seem to like it much.

Any pictures on your control board
Haven’t had a chance to start on it yet but I will have all the details and pictures right here in my build thread when I do.. thanks for stopping by :)
 

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