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Another quick update: most of the SPS are encrusting nicely. Not super fast but the colors are finally showing up. I have not done a water change since the tank was setup but I plan to do a couple of 30G in the next two weeks.

Alk is around 8.3 very stable. Floating up or down by 0.1 on a weekly basis.
Cal is around 420, dropped 10 in about 1 month.
Nitrate is finally 1 ppm. It took me almost two month to finally get it detectable via Red Sea Pro kit.
Phosphate is 0.13 ppm via Hanna ULR checker.
 
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@Paul B Come see how many clams I have fed after reading your post! All fish go nuts after I drop in the sliced clam every morning. The copperband eats huge pieces off the shell!
 
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Another update. Most of the frags are still growing downwards. Colors are mostly stable and pronounced. I am thinking about ramping up the light intensity from 45% to 50%.
Water test results below as of yesterday:
Alk: 8.4 DKH
Cal: 425 ppm
Nitrate: 4 ppm
Mag: 1,040 ppm This is pretty low but I am not sure if the result was accurate because everything in the tank looks pretty good.
 
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Running into some nitrate spike and lost some Acro frags. I am now dosing 80ml of NOPOX and just added a chaeto reactor in addition to the refugium. Time will tell.

 
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Thought I should keep a list of the fish because every time someone asks me "how many fish do you have?" I always say "I am not sure"..

Dwarf Angels: 4
Flame Angel
Coral Beauty
Potter's Angel
Ventus Angel

Big Angels: 6
Rock Beauty
Regal Angel 2
Emperor Angel
Majestic Angel
Gold Flake Angel

Tangs: 7
Sailfin Tang
Regal Blue Tang
Pacific Blue Tang
Yellow Tang
Purple Tang
Yellow Eye Kole Tang
Powder Brown Tang

Wrasses: 2
Soloen Fair Wrasse
Leopard Wrasse

A pair of clown fish

A Lyretail Anthias

A Copper Band Butterfly

So Total of 23 fish in a 300G tank.

 
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After struggling with SPS for a few month I finally realized maybe it’s time to try something different.
 
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Did four 25 - 30 gallon changes this week. Nitrate is at 12 and phosphate is around 0.3 a little higher than I like but I am hoping the chaeto will work harder after trimming.
 
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