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Waiting for ecotech to tell me whats wrong with the xr15.
Added this large stag from my frag system freeing up some space.
I glued it to this large rock that I reclaimed from my 120 after a cleaning.
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I moved the radions in a bit. They are 1" from 24" center on each light. Moved the 16hds in a little too.
I need to get my par mapped now as this combo looks the best.
Radion's are ab+ 100% @ 50% scheduled.
Running no diffuser.
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Also notice no macro algae in the fuge. I have slowly removed it and its now in my frag system. Po4 bottomed with no issues as I have been watching it for awhile now.
Have some brown stringy algae on the frag racks. The small floss filter in the tank helps remove it when I use the turkey baster.

Lots of coralline on the bottom of the tank and racks.

Corals looking and growing well.
Moved 2 colonies over and started a zoa rock. New project as I have never collected or kept them.
 
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what happen to all your sps from your 120
Well some are in the 80, some in the frag system, and I did a 20g nano cube with what I had.
Some went to the lfs.

The 120 was over grown and I had a hard time servicing it after my injury. I had to stand on a step ladder to do anything.

The 120 is in the garage and may be comming back on a lower stand.
Here is my 5 month old 20g cube.
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Well some are in the 80, some in the frag system, and I did a 20g nano cube with what I had.
Some went to the lfs.

The 120 was over grown and I had a hard time servicing it after my injury. I had to stand on a step ladder to do anything.

The 120 is in the garage and may be comming back on a lower stand.
Here is my 5 month old 20g cube.
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Wow can’t believe u broke it down

things happen . What’s the plan with the 80
 
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The 80 is going to be a colony
growout system. Im still entertaining a 36x72x22 one day.
Well, when you cut that stag on the left side of the 80, let me know. Want me a piece of that lol.

Other than that, it is looking good.
 
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Yes its blue and grows very fast.
With the 2 stags on the other side of the 80 1 is the same and the other was purple but is slowly turning blue.
Here it was laying in my frag system for a couple months.
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Yes its blue and grows very fast.
With the 2 stags on the other side of the 80 1 is the same and the other was purple but is slowly turning blue.
Here it was laying in my frag system for a couple months.
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It’s pretty and would go good in contrast my another stag I have. Been hard to find stags recently, as they are not the rave coral right now, but are my favorite just due to shape and growth.
 
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I plan to keep these going from the 120.
Blue slimer
Purple slimer
Green slimer
OD slimer
Surf and Turf
Blue Matrix
Again, if you trim, let me know. That would be a nice “stag pack” lol.
 
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Thanks. I try and keep it as simple as possible with good results.
My nano cube is 3 months old and growing coraline and encrusting well.
No filtration except 3 baskets and 2g WC once a month. Dosing esv 2 part, ez-trace daily, and strontium once a week.
Do you test strontium levels?
 
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I did one triton test and it came back withing range after 2 years dosing esv on my 120.
I have tried the salifert test but its to sensitive to use imo.
I dose esv strontium at their recommended levels once a week.
 
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Still at zero po4, around 2 weeks, and dosing 10ml of seachem po4. No3 test kit had 3 drops left so I ordered another Nyos kit.
Getting good coralinne growth. Corals are growing well. Jedi mind trick rock is starting to take off.

Some stringy algae on racks and overflow. May be from low po4 but I also added 5 dead live rocks to the system, 4 in the sump, plus the 2nd Radion is running. Also added 7 fish to the system.

System is 2.5 months old.
I removed all the macro algae over to the 45g frags sump.
Current fish load.
Fuge-7
Blue green chromis
Talbots damsel
Six line wrass
File fish
Diamond goby
Pair of false perculas
80 g 7 fish
6 saphire damsels
File fish
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Still at zero po4, around 2 weeks, and dosing 10ml of seachem po4. No3 test kit had 3 drops left so I ordered another Nyos kit.
Getting good coralinne growth. Corals are growing well. Jedi mind trick rock is starting to take off.

Some stringy algae on racks and overflow. May be from low po4 but I also added 5 dead live rocks to the system, 4 in the sump, plus the 2nd Radion is running. Also added 7 fish to the system.

System is 2.5 months old.
I removed all the macro algae over to the 45g frags sump.
Current fish load.
Fuge-7
Blue green chromis
Talbots damsel
Six line wrass
File fish
Diamond goby
Pair of false perculas
80 g 7 fish
6 saphire damsels
File fish
PO4 will come up over time. Good job on dosing it slowly, as once it binds and an equilibrium is reached, it can shoot up very quickly. In addition, if the new rocks you added had little or no PO4 bound to them, this is more than likely what is sucking it up.

Just go slow and steady and all will be well.
 
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PO4 will come up over time. Good job on dosing it slowly, as once it binds and an equilibrium is reached, it can shoot up very quickly. In addition, if the new rocks you added had little or no PO4 bound to them, this is more than likely what is sucking it up.

Just go slow and steady and all will be well.
Thanks! Yea I have been dosing for 2 weeks now. No hurry for sure.
 
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