Triton Progress Pictures

Discussion in 'Triton Applied Reef Bioscience' started by gpwdr, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. gpwdr

    gpwdr Well-Known Member

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    Just test the DKH every four days until it reads 7DKH adjusting the dose of the elementz equally.
     

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    gpwdr Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you could, but the frags will double in size every year depending on the coral type. I sold a colony of staghorn that was about 18" around. Quit a few corals triple in size every year.
     
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    angminsoon Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I am doing icp now monthly.
    The elements replacing is done manually or can automate?
     
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    Scrubber_steve Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations gpwdr on creating such an amazing aquarium.
    And also, well done on keeping the updates comming over a relative long period of time.

    Dare I ask for a photo update of the fuge ?
    Also, what types of algae do you use and recommend for the fuge to enable such success?
     
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    Enjoy reading this thread, awesome reef! :rolleyes:
     
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    You can dose some manually or with a dosser. My corals use a lot of strontium so I use an auto dosser which replenishes the strontium through out the day.
     
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    gpwdr Well-Known Member

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    Triton recommends putting in as many different kinds of algae as you can get, so thats what I do. I get it from; https://www.live-plants.com/index.htm
     
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    Scrubber_steve Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply.
    Do you use another inorganic nutrient export method other than the algae & live rock?
    And do you use activated carbon at all?
     
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    I use carbon and I switch back and forth between AL99 and Rowaphos. I just follow the Triton reef keeping method. It's a pretty simple and easy reef keeping method.
     
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    justingraham Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    I find with my tank when I run al99!or rowaphos it bottoms out my phosphate even at 1/4 the recommended dossage and heavy feeding while dossing acropower what have u found to be the sweet spot for running phosban
     
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    I had the same problem as you. So I loaded up the tank with fish.
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    Want2BS8ed Active Member R2R Supporter

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    What are you using for lighting these days gpwdr?
     
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    gpwdr Well-Known Member

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    Three Kessil Tuna Sun and Three Kessil Tuna Blue.
    Plus Two Reef Bright 150 watt HQI metal halides using Giesemann Magachrome Marine bulbs.

    I first bought the Kessil Tuna Blue and they just didn't seem to have much power. So I bought three more Tuna Sun and really like the combination. Still the lighting seemed to lack the power so I bought the two metal halide and now I love it. I should say the corals love it. I believe corals love sunshine.

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    Want2BS8ed Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Wow! That is awesome. Appreciate the reply.
     
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    justingraham Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    I would like to think I am “over stocked” and over feed
    Fish in a 90
    Mag foxface
    Sailfin tang
    Atlantic blue tang
    Three Bartlet anthias
    Two clowns
    Yasashir goby
    Blue throat wrasse
    Flame wrasse
    Kathrines wrasse

    I feed twice a day with pellets
    Live blackworms
    And feed three home made “ice cubes” that have all of the lrs combined in it
    Plus dose 10ml of acropower daily

    Phosphate is 0

    I guess I have to find the sweet spot
     
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