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This is the beginning of my redsea 200xl.
My complete restart of reefing.

started 3/23/22
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Livestock plan currently :
1 small yellow tang
2 small gladiator clownfish

planning to do all types of corals. No plan yet.
 
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Decent update , from last update I had gone to Puerto Rico for a week so I literally had a stagnant tank for that. I came back and had to drain it AGAIN because it was too close for the light mount to go on so I had to move it away from the wall more but last night I got some good progress, stayed up till 3am. I have work now :) but I got the equipment all in. It looks pretty . ( minus the cable management right now ) but it looks pretty !

I’m only running the mp10 because I didn’t have enough focus to figure out the sump level and skimmer. But I woke up to a pretty tank :)

Can I run this light at 5-10% and ramp it up 5% each 2-3 days ? Or just keep it off .

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since then. We’ve made some updates. Got some fish in. Got a co2 scrubber installed to jump the pH to 8.1-8.2. Great addition !!

Clowns went in after a few days of stability. YellowT followed 1-2 weeks after.

The clowns have hosted a spot finally.
yellow tang finally is eating meaty foods with seaweed !! Took me a month to get that thing to eat meaty foods.

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Well, got my water tested yesterday.
Everything is pristine . Cycle is done for sure and everything is converting nicely.

only issue was my alk was running around 8 with 380 calcium. So I began to dose code A and code B daily to get them up.

Added my first coral , and believed the Duncan was the way to go.
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Been able to keep stable parameters for 1-2 weeks now.

PH 8.2
Salinity 1.024
ALK 8-9 dkh
Calcium 400-450
Magnesium 1200
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0.1
Nitrate 2


went ahead and added a couple crew members

Quesadilla the turbo snail
& the few hermits
 

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Well, I went to reefopalooza today. Grabbed me some corals and some random stuff
Will be posting up new additions here soon.
Bubble, torch, hammer, a couple easy SPS
 

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New pick ups at reefopalooza
 

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Beautiful update. All corals have been thriving.
Decided to go more SPS heavy vs mixed reef as my acros have been doing well.

i had a small diatom bloom & that went away after a few days. Parameters have stayed stable for weeks now. Alkalinity 8.6-9.3. Might try and slowly lower to 8.

pH wouldn’t ever go above 8.1! I built a small PVC stand to put the skimmer at the correct height and instantly I got better flow in the co2 scrubber within an hour. 8.2 pH!

yesterday I picked up more frags for the tank and they’re already getting good polyp extension! Don’t mind any that look stressed, just moved them to final placements.

trying to move around soft corals still or deciding if I want to sell them.

i definitely want to keep the torch and hammer, and favia
 

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Moving the tank to a new home this week. Update of it currently.
 

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