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Hey Wen,
Thanks for asking. No real change in set up on the system. Just trying to grow out the frags and colors. I did change the Radion G5 intensity from 45% to 75% over the past month. I wasn't getting the color I wanted and my parameters have been rock solid for over 6 months now. I decided to bump up the light intensity 5% every week and seeing improvement in colors. I will update on the corals once I deem they're worth showing. :D

I added some wrasses yesterday. For those who followed my build, you know I like a lot of fish in the tank. I like a busy tank. Not the most orthodox way to add fish or the amount of fish but I'm okay with that.

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Hey Wen,
Thanks for asking. No real change in set up on the system. Just trying to grow out the frags and colors. I did change the Radion G5 intensity from 45% to 75% over the past month. I wasn't getting the color I wanted and my parameters have been rock solid for over 6 months now. I decided to bump up the light intensity 5% every week and seeing improvement in colors. I will update on the corals once I deem they're worth showing. :D

I added some wrasses yesterday. For those who followed my build, you know I like a lot of fish in the tank. I like a busy tank. Not the most orthodox way to add fish or the amount of fish but I'm okay with that.

Rhomboidalis(Male)
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Rhomboidalis(Female)
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Laboutei
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Lineatus
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LOVE the wrasses! Wanting to add a lineatus and a rhomboialis myself. I also like a lot of fish. I have 32 fish in my 235 gallon so I feel like I'm starting to max out, but...
 
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You change your radion g5 from 45% to 75% to have better color on your sps. Do you know what is your par now ?

Not all at once. I increased 5% each time and monitor for a week then increase another 5%. My concern was how will the LPS handle it.
I don't have the Par meter with me anymore. Have to borrow it from a friend. But when it was 45%, I was measuring 380 on top most frag and 200 on the sand. it's probably somewhere in the 500 would be my guess.
This is all my observation. I'm at a point where I don't know what to change except the lights so I'm giving it a shot. So far so good. LPS are soaking it all in as well.
 
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LOVE the wrasses! Wanting to add a lineatus and a rhomboialis myself. I also like a lot of fish. I have 32 fish in my 235 gallon so I feel like I'm starting to max out, but...

Fish is the reason for bigger tanks right?
32 chromis and anthias is nothing like 32 tangs and angelfish. ;)
I only wish these wrasses didn't come in so big.
 
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I forgot to mention that one morning I woke up and the first thing I did was reached out for my phone and went to look for the Geisemann Spectra (3x250W SE+ 4x80W T5s). I couldn’t feasibly find one to buy. This was the fixture I used in my old tank and had great result.
So that day, I decided to increase the Radion since I was using 1200W of light in the old tank and I’m now using about 300W. Even at 100%, these 5 Radions will draw less than 1200W so I have a lot of room to run and so I did.
Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel for this tank. I think.
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Fish is the reason for bigger tanks right?
32 chromis and anthias is nothing like 32 tangs and angelfish. ;)
I only wish these wrasses didn't come in so big.
Fish and coral real estate!


My 32 are a mix of small to tangs. As long as they get along, it's just more food for the corals!
 
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Can't believe it has only been 10 months after the first livestock added to the tank. I guess the pandemic makes every seem much longer.
Enjoy the bombardment of photos taken yesterday. I shouldn't be too hard on the colors. I think they're there, it just the acors are still still that I can't really see it until I take macro shots and look at it on a screen.
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