spspirates 150 gallon build

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  1. spspirate

    spspirate Tidepool Explorer Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Thank you! This is a wild a.hyacinthus that a friend of mine had an extra frag of. Pretty cool pink with blueish tips. I think he called it the Pink Caddy.
     
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    Thanks again!.....Yes a fluctuation in nutrients can color shift corals. I have such a variety of corals that it's almost hard to keep them all happy. I try to find that happy medium and stick with somewhat of a feeding regime. I don't see the need in checking and chasing after the "magic" number. If your corals look happy and healthy your water looks good and your big 3 are in sink then whats the point. I really don't believe there is one. I stopped carbon dosing a while back. I just feed a variety of foods and do my water changes, stay on top of my big 3 dKH, calcium and magnesium. I feed a moderate amount not too much and not too little. Sometimes if I see a red flag.. for example more nuisance algae than excepted then I cut back a little. I don't mind a little algae just as long as it's under control, doesn't bother me......it shows that I have nutrients in the water for corals to utilize. You asked about target feeding. I would like too but thumbing around in the fish room in the dark feeding chalices I'd be afraid to wake up our baby..LOL. I have some really nice rainbow lords that I'd love to start target feeding. To answer your question I used too but would like to again in the future. So broadcast feeding it is for right now.
     
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    I'll take a new pic tomorrow.
     
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    Sweet can't wait to see.
     
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    Is that an rc plane on the wall in the back? Ah the other spendy hobby. Lol
     
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    Yes it is. That is my dad and brothers hobby. I thought reef keeping was expensive!
     
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    I got out of that hobby and decided I wasn't broke enough so I got into this one. Lol
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    Not the best shot. My clowns wanted to be in the shot all so.
     
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    Looks good! Nice and healthy. Thanks for sharing. Is that too a goni next to it?
     
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    So here lately I've had this recurring idea of fragging coral on to old looking bottles. Just like you would see on an old pirate wreck!..LOL I found a place to buy small old looking bottles of all kinds and colors. I purchased a clear one today and fragged a Pink Lemonade acro to the top of it. Can't wait to see how this turns out!

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    dmantz1 Member R2R Supporter

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    Yes. Under the clown to the right. I think the frag in front of the red one is a Goni also. Maybe a different type because the polyps only extend out about an 1/8". I have a blue/purple one just out of view of the shot. The bottle frag is pretty cool.
     
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    kschweer Zoas!!! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2018 NJRC Member

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    Really cool! Going to have to try to do this. My girlfriend and I actually find and Collect
    Old bottles. It would be combining 2 hobbies. Can wait to see how it turns out.
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    Awesome! I'm starting to like goniopora. The bottle idea I'm super stoked on we'll have to see how it turns out.
     
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    what's the name of this coral?
     
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    Really nice looking corals you have grown, like the simple approach, gonna have to read the entire thread now. Thanks!
     
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    This is the BSA Big Bird.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Drawing out more yellow pigment with the new Radiums.

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    Yeti

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