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Following me around the tank, waiting for food. It's coming guys.

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Just stumbled on this thread by accident, and I read through all 44 pages. What a ride, Joe. What a ride. I’m so grateful to you for sharing your experiences on reefing, life, and everything in between. Bless you. Looking forward to following along on all the reef updates ahead.
 
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Just stumbled on this thread by accident, and I read through all 44 pages. What a ride, Joe. What a ride. I’m so grateful to you for sharing your experiences on reefing, life, and everything in between. Bless you. Looking forward to following along on all the reef updates ahead.
Thanks so much. Glad to have you following along!
 
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Just received my order from ABC Reagents. With rising costs the way they have been to be able to save just a little bit for other reef tank goodies is welcomed.

3 Day turnaround from when I placed my order, packaging could have been a bit better. Thankfully none of the containers were leaking or damaged.

Once I run out of my current supply I will be using these and will post my results as they come.
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Does your Po4 stay pretty consistent at .02? I get nervous when it gets that low and end up putting reef roids in. Btw the spike was a false read
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I always shoot for a very low phosphate number, with the natural sunlight if I have any type of elevated Po4 algae does start to grow pretty rapidly. I try to keep it between .02 to .05 seems to be the sweet spot with keeping the algae growth to a minimum.
 
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He has been a model citizen, I had a Lemonpeel that wasn't he nipped everything. I couldn't wait to catch that lemonpeel and get it out.
My flame was the opposite of a model citizen. He nipped everything. 1 month after removing him I saw polyp extension. I think it’s a 60/40 shot of being a nipper.
 

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Following me around the tank, waiting for food. It's coming guys.

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Wow! Totally amazing! I just found your build thread and read all 44 pages. It really touched me a about the loss of your beautiful wife. I just lost my wonderful 74byr old dad on June 5th 2022, so it really resonated with me, I am a daddy's girl forever. Even though I have a great husband, the loss is profound. I lost my 72 year old mom 11 months before my dad. I did two dedication reef tank videos to each of them. They were divorced but were my biggest supporters.

Great looking tank and you are definitely an inspiration, especially for me!
 
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Wow! Totally amazing! I just found your build thread and read all 44 pages. It really touched me a about the loss of your beautiful wife. I just lost my wonderful 74byr old dad on June 5th 2022, so it really resonated with me, I am a daddy's girl forever. Even though I have a great husband, the loss is profound. I lost my 72 year old mom 11 months before my dad. I did two dedication reef tank videos to each of them. They were divorced but were my biggest supporters.

Great looking tank and you are definitely an inspiration, especially for me!
Thank you so much, I am so very sorry for the loss of your father.
 
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Hello friends, it's the 11-year anniversary of our natural sun-lit reef tank. It has been one bumpy ride. Thanks so much for the continued support through the years. I can safely say my experiment using natural sunlight to light my reef has been a success! Please enjoy a few pictures of the reef!

Happy reefing!

In memory of my loving wife, Kelly!

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Hello friends, it's the 11-year anniversary of our natural sun-lit reef tank. It has been one bumpy ride. Thanks so much for the continued support through the years. I can safely say my experiment using natural sunlight to light my reef has been a success! Please enjoy a few pictures of the reef!

Happy reefing!

In memory of my loving wife, Kelly!

Joe

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Beautiful tank . And happy anniversary

natural light Could save tons on bulb and ballast replacement . But how to magnify Canadian sun onto my reef . Do you have a link to the product used for lighting ?
 
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Beautiful tank . And happy anniversary

natural light Could save tons on bulb and ballast replacement . But how to magnify Canadian sun onto my reef . Do you have a link to the product used for lighting ?
Thanks! Yeah you might have a hard time getting enough par in Canada. Here is the company I used for the domes. www sun-dome com
 

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Thanks! Yeah you might have a hard time getting enough par in Canada. Here is the company I used for the domes. www sun-dome com
Thank you .
I believe the sun in the summer will provide enough hours but the winter months might be a challenge . I’m going to look into it .
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