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Man I have seen refractometers cause tank crashes for so many people, experienced or not, more so experienced, because we get used to our routine. Most of the time it ends up being because the glass on the unit goes bad. Do you think that’s what happened to your digital? I do know they are much more delicate too. Since noticing so many friends have crashes like that I have always had a digital which I trust the most but also keep a top notch standard refractometer and always keep my fluid updated. I check against the two almost every other use to avoid any errors.
Thanks for sharing what happened, it’s a tough thing to realize when it ends up being something simple like that I am sure. Hopefully others will double check their results against another kind of equipment now and maybe someone will avoid a potential crash like this. Keep the superb pics coming!
Yea it must have been related to that, I’m going back to my old trusted refractometer now. Trying to maintain an sps tank through proxy can be a bit difficult especially when trying to diagnose issues with the tank.
On the other hand my anemones have been better than ever,I think I have over 15 Chicago Sunbursts now!
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Super Duper Awesome News!!!!
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Today I received a Biota shipment with a beautiful baby misbar regal angel! They are personally one of my favorite fish and I’ve loved them in my tanks as perfect reef angels. I’ve raised 3 baby regal angels before from when they were a size of a quarter so hopefully I can use those prior skills to raise this beauty.
I can’t wait to see if they keep their pattern as they mature. Along with the regal I snagged
3 mandarins
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And 2 neon gobies
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Hey Everyone, Just did an icp test on my reef. For the most part everything seems to be in order except my Iodine is reading 0. Any one have this issue where iodine bottoms out in your aquarium?

I've attached the link, feel free to look and shout out any pointers if y'all see anything.

 
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I notice issues with my zoa, but for acro I don’t have enough to report on. I do know iodine is reportedly important, it just gets used up by many organisms in a system after its oxidized. You need to constantly dose it if you want it not bottoming out.
 
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Sorry to read about your crash Hung. Thats always gut wrenching...

My last 2 ATI ICP showed the same thing. 0 Iodine. So I have been dosing 1mL of the ATI Iodine each week after a WC for the last 6 weeks. I just sent in another ATI ICP so we will see if the dosing helped it move it any.

I also started dosing manganese, strontium and potassium in the recommended dosages each week. I am noticing very nice color on all my acros. But the biggest difference I’ve noticed is in my goni’s. They are going nuts with color, growth and PE!
 

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Sorry to read about your crash Hung. Thats always gut wrenching...

My last 2 ATI ICP showed the same thing. 0 Iodine. So I have been dosing 1mL of the ATI Iodine each week after a WC for the last 6 weeks. I just sent in another ATI ICP so we will see if the dosing helped it move it any.

I also started dosing manganese, strontium and potassium in the recommended dosages each week. I am noticing very nice color on all my acros. But the biggest difference I’ve noticed is in my goni’s. They are going nuts with color, growth and PE!
How long have you been dosing each?
 
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Sorry to read about your crash Hung. Thats always gut wrenching...

My last 2 ATI ICP showed the same thing. 0 Iodine. So I have been dosing 1mL of the ATI Iodine each week after a WC for the last 6 weeks. I just sent in another ATI ICP so we will see if the dosing helped it move it any.

I also started dosing manganese, strontium and potassium in the recommended dosages each week. I am noticing very nice color on all my acros. But the biggest difference I’ve noticed is in my goni’s. They are going nuts with color, growth and PE!
Yup! I've notice the same thing with my lps as well. My brains, acans, gonis all have gotten extremely puffy, kind of ridiculous since I thought they were already doing great before. This really goes to show how useful these ICP tests are for our reefs.

Since dosing Iodine I have noticed certain acros in my tank becoming brighter. It's definitely something that I'll be dosing routinely to keep it from bottoming out again.
 
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Some Stick Updates

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Little tenuis booger that's been dormant for years, it's starting to develop some colored polyps again



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RRC Jaw Dropper



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CRT Star Killer



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CRT Delight


Some new ones in the oven too!
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Some more fiyaaa, things in the tank are starting to have little growth spurt

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Matt V Rainbow Envy, serving that base :cool:


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SniperSPS Rainbow Stag


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CRT Tony's Special


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CRT Toxic Lemonade, yellow acros have a sweet spot in my heart
 
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Another awesome day! Want to thank @Eric Cohen and Among the Reef for the awesome service and new additions. I’ve loved leopard wrasses and was able to snag these beautiful choati leopards. They’ve been an awesome addition and are already eating pellets as well!

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Some late nite/Early Mornin pics!

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CRT Fantasia, been growing this one out for a long long time. I got this one back in 2018, I managed to save a small branch before I lost the colony and it went dormant for awhile. Now post crash it's starting to explode!


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CRT Pinky Binky, bummed I lost the colony of this one, but I managed to save me some!


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RMF Psychoberry, you psycho for berries??


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RRC Pink Cadillac, this mini colony survived the crash. My main colony was probably reaching 1 foot in diameter before the crash.


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TGC Galactic Gabagool, very pastel unique tenuis. The corallites turn bright pink fully colored up. Might need to up my nitrates...


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CRT Hangover, currently coloring up post crash.


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TGC Creamsicle, this one's bright!


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CRT Golden Eye

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CRT Golden Eye, I've been growing this one out for a few years as well and it has the brightest yellow polyps of all my rainbow tenuis. I lost a sizable portion of my colony during the crash, but I managed to save a few pieces
 
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