Sawdonkey’s 210 Rebuild / Redo

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Pretty excited about this new-ish frag.


This Two Guys Pearly Gates has a really unique blue that I can’t quite capture with a pic



This blue stag is one of the deepest blues I’ve seen.



This thing is super yellow (BC Dragonfly)


BC Kenberry


This Pinky the Bear was a tiny frag when I got it, but it’s taking off.
 
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How about an update?
OK, Here we go. Nothing notable happening with the tank. Corals are growing, cant get my nitrates down, Milton never leaves his cave.

Here are some corals:


CRT Peachy Delight
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BC something or other. Got it in my grab bag of 10 browned out corals for $100. Adam didn't know what it was.
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BC Dragonfly. Used to be more yellow, but lost a bit of color recently.
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Windy City Reefs Rainbow - Maybe best red acro I've owned.
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CRT Purple Haze. This thing grows!
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Reef Ready Grape Juice
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No-Namer from a local buddy
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Route 66 Merlin's Staff
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Two Guys Corals Pink Caddy
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Two Guys Corals Pearly Gates. Love this thing!
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RR Event Horizon
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RR Poison Ivy
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BC Kenberry
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Some other stuff:

BC Therman's Rainbow. Got this in my 10 for $100 bag of brownies and it's coming around.
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Chromis
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Trigger Warning! Gary
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Lovers (that mostly hate each other)
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No-Namer from a local budy
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No name blue stag from local budy. Bluest coral I've ever seen.
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No-namer from CRT. It shows some yellow from time to time.
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BC Xmas
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Yuma garden
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Checked my nitrates tonight because my glass has been getting dirty really quickly....like a serious film after one day.

Nitrates are somewhere between 25 and 50, but closer to 50. I’ve never seen them this high and I’ve had my tank stocked much more heavily than now. Plus, I’m running biopellets and dosing about 15 ml of NOPOX daily.

My skimmer hadn’t been cleaned (besides the cup) for nearly a year and it was FILtHy! It seems to be producing better already after I thoroughly soaked and cleaned it with citric acid tonight.

Funny thing is that all of my SPS are looking great. Colors look good and great PE. Might have to do a couple of 45 gallon water chafes this weekend to jump start the nitrate reduction.
 
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OK Adam (@Battlecorals), what is this? It is one of my “?” frags that came in my 10 brownies for $100 box. You had previously said Efflo 2.0, but it doesn’t have the Efflo shape and the purple is much darker than your pics. Thoughts now that it’s grown some more?



 
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This no-namer was real brown so I put it in the back of my tank. Might get promoted soon!
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@Battlecorals Kenberry. Slow to take off, but taking off
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This was in my BC browned out pack. Labeled as "might be Fleshdunce." Showing promise
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Windy City Reefs Rainbow
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BC Therman's Rainbow. Coloring up diferently than in my last tank. This is another one that came in by brownie box from BC, so maybe it's not Therman's at all? My old colony was much more green. Thoughts?
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Pinky The Bear
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BC Nilbog Resident
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Tubbs Mystic Blue
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Not really sure what this is. Sold to me as RR Poison Ivy, but I'm pretty sure that's wrong. Then said it might be WWC Grizzly Adams, but that seems wrong too. Either way, I like it.
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Merlin's Staff keeps looking better and better. Finally captured true colors.
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Another Merlin shot
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No-Namer
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RR Event Horizon - Love this thing
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BC Xmas
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Two Guys Pearly Gates
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BC Reef Ready Grape Juice
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One Ric has turned in to a handful
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Torches
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Just got home from five days of backpacking/fly fishing the Big Horn Mountains / Cloud Peak Wilderness Area of Wyoming. I had no phone or Internet the whole time and my wife was out of town too.

I talked to my wife two nights ago when I came out of the mountains and she said the aquarium is making a loud sucking noise. She showed me on FaceTime and the return chamber of my sump was empty and my return pump was sucking air. No heat or alk/cal was getting to the display for multiple days. My smart ATO malfunctioned. I instructed my wife to reset the ATO and she got the return pumping again.

I got home today and everything looks really good. I can’t believe it. I’m a little afraid to check my alk.

Anyway...caught some big brookies and some goldens too. (I actually caught that big brookie with the twig I’m holding because I’d already put my rod away when I spotted him....couldn’t believe it!)



 
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