Saltwater fish/coral reef water tests.

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  1. Mitch91

    Mitch91 Member

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    I have a Red Sea Reefer 250, 65 gal tank. I tested and got these numbers. I've been testing MG KH CA for 1.5 years just started testing the others till 4 months ago.
    1:Radio G4 XR30w Pro
    1: Bubble-Magus curve 5
    Red Sea dosing products
    Magnesium
    Alkalinity
    Calcium
    Coral Colors A,B,C,D
    NO3-PO4-X
    REEF SPEC Carbon - Aquarium Filter Media
    Chemi-pure Elite

    I guess I'm looking to see what everyone thinks as to why my water is not clear, corals don't seem to be getting colorful, there's pink stringy thing coming out of the tubes. What are the you're things? What is a good setting for my light?
    There are more questions I have to IMG_20170213_180316.jpg IMG_20170228_201455.jpg IMG_20170213_180156.jpg IMG_20170213_180303.jpg IMG_20170301_215733.jpg but I'll add those later.

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  2. Seyoz

    Seyoz Well-Known Member

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    Colors look nice.
     
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    Seyoz Well-Known Member

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    Image_20170301...looks like some sponge.
     
  4. mtraylor

    mtraylor Well-Known Member

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    LEAVE THE AQUARIUM ALONE

    Ok that may have been over dramatic. The aquarium is beautiful and doing great. Don't start messing with it and ruin the beautiful reef you are taking
    care of. Great job by the way. Keep doing what you are doing. It looks amazing. Water looks clear to me.
     
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  5. CarrieB

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    You are joking, right? Your reef looks beautiful. If you want to tinker, set up a new one.
     
  6. Mitch91

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  7. Seyoz

    Seyoz Well-Known Member

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    Are you fishing?
     
  8. Seyoz

    Seyoz Well-Known Member

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    Causing if your fishing for a compliment, We all agree. It's Beautiful and your setup is likewise. Like Paul Walker of Builds, all the tech below. Nice choices above, only thing your missing is Central air or a chiller.

    Take a better picture of your cloudiness, it's not apparent in any thing you posted.

    All in all your way to hard on yourself!
     
  9. Seyoz

    Seyoz Well-Known Member

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    Only other thing to improve is, adding a few Colt, few Christmas Tree Coral, hammerhead, frogspawn.
    Tongue or plate coral.

    From your tank all would do great in your tank and grow fast enough, some frag easy or naturally Propogated of them...

    I really don't spend this much time analyzing pictures...But we got very similar taste.
     
  10. Mitch91

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    Im more into LPS. I only have 4 SPS's. And only one (the green one) is coloring up nice.
    And the 7th pic from the bottom with the zoas, there's Brown fuzzy stuff on all the rocks. I don't know how to get rid of it all.
     
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  11. Mitch91

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    And I have a room AC that I run 24/7 once it gets hot. What temp should the tank be at?
     
  12. bluerexy

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    Tank looks great. Just keep it constant. I run mine at 78 but I know there are varying answers on this topic all over the internet.
     
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  13. Seyoz

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    I was just recommending some cousins to what you got. Tank looks great, those would be easy in your case. And those are fast fillers. Literally propagate easiest.
     
  14. Mitch91

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    I've tried every degree from 76 to 81. One degree for 2 months. The cooler the tank, the less hair algie I had.
     
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