Shallow 80g SPS Build

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  1. Leishman

    Leishman 143gadgets' Mentor CAMS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Took some iPhone pics through the Avast Porthole.

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    Leishman 143gadgets' Mentor CAMS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    These looked much better when I posted them from my phone. Not so much at full size on the desktop.
     
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    Leishman 143gadgets' Mentor CAMS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Frag tank clean up. Smashed this up to make 30+ frags of CB Bling Bling Cyphastrea and WWC Copperhead. Also started a new cyphastrea encrusting project for one of the guys over at Avast Marine.

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    Couple of night light pics after feeding Reef Chili 37335DA2-A309-455A-A552-48B248645386.jpeg 9E9D5704-9586-41BF-9844-96B81A1E7939.jpeg AB628763-F6F4-48C8-B73C-6FBFE82E27D0.jpeg B9665757-CE54-44F5-8DC9-1F38C2CEABBA.jpeg EEEBA404-DAB6-4C69-94B3-BF8C3F5B4CBB.jpeg
     
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    What tool did you use to Frag the acan?
     
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    Leishman 143gadgets' Mentor CAMS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Diamond blade dremel. Was lucky there were easy to reach polyps.
     
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    Leishman 143gadgets' Mentor CAMS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Good news: My ATI 8x54 arrived

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    The bad news: This happened to one of my MP40s

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    Leishman 143gadgets' Mentor CAMS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Luckily I had a spare wet side lying around.
     
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    Just went through your build! Awesome build man!! Inspiration for sure!
     
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    Just read through, Great looking build ! ! !

    Can I ask? What are you using to attach your frags? Looks like the Polymorr stuff you used for the rocks, is it? If so how's the working time under water?
     
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    I create a polymorph 'cast' of the rock, then use that to mount the frag. Push hot polymorph in to the rock where i want the frag to be mounted. At the same time i make an indent for the frag. Once it cools i remove the polymorph (it does not stick to the rock) and I mount the frag to it. Once the frag is mounted to the casting with super glue gel, I mount the cast to the rock with the same super glue gel. Because the polymorph cast is a perfect mold of the rock, it will glue in easily.

    Hope that makes sense.
     
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    A few growth shots:

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    Awesome job man! Keep updated on Frankenstein rock!
     
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    Leishman 143gadgets' Mentor CAMS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm having bleaching issues since adding the 8 bulb ATI. I initially set the new light a little higher than the 4 bulb unit. I also cut the photoperiod by three hours. Since the bleaching is tank wide and affecting both SPS and LPS, I have raised the light another 6" and have cut the photoperiod to 3 1/2 hours on the six main bulbs. I kept the 2 bulb channel @ 12 hrs for the actinic bulbs.

    Will slowly extend the photoperiod as things recover.
     
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