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I see you're also crazy....
Mine looks crazier than it really is. My peaks and valleys are all the same spectrum. The valleys are just 10-20 minutes of par relief.

How high are yours mounted and what’s your peak and valley wattage?
 
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Mine looks crazier than it really is. My peaks and valleys are all the same spectrum. The valleys are just 10-20 minutes of par relief.

How high are yours mounted and what’s your peak and valley wattage?
Not sure about the wattage, or how I'd even check that. I go by this little circle ? Lights are a wee bit high around 17 inch
 

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For some reason I cannot tag your handle. It just truncates to Charlie
 
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Not sure about the wattage, or how I'd even check that. I go by this little circle ? Lights are a wee bit high around 17 inch
You can click on one of those points to edit and it’ll show you the wattage in the upper right corner.

Do you have diffusers?
2- 32s with diffusers at 17” over a 65g won’t be much par
 

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You can click on one of those points to edit and it’ll show you the wattage in the upper right corner.

Do you have diffusers?
2- 32s with diffusers at 17” over a 65g won’t be much par
Yeah I'm running diffusers. There's also an ai prime in the middle alone with a bar light
 
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Will do. Might even buy one after this conversation. I'm am however growing montis on the sand bed, that's kinda been my judge
Not saying you don’t have enough par but you mentioned yours look different than mine and my corals are receiving 350-550 par
 

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Thx. How about the media? What works best in your experience?
 

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Umm...
Not sure what to do, 25ppm n03, and 0.00 p04?
I am concerned that my corals are growing and colorful, and I don't have cyano or dinos, should I go ahead and treat the tank anyway?
Why are my corals not dying, UL p04, I should see starving corals, and I guess I am about to hear it from the nutrient experts. Or, maybe I will hear my "old fashioned " ways are stale, and not relevant modern reefing. Guess I better break out the bottle of flourish and start chasing...
Ok, my sarcasm is over ;) Could it be that my bacteria/carbon dosing is efficient at providing p04 to my corals, and that maybe it's not the test revealed, but maybe the nutrient throughput and processing? This is exactly why I don't test, and observe instead, because the numbers don't match what my eyes see, or what popular opinions are. Simply put, not all reefs can be measured equally :)
 
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Umm...
Not sure what to do, 25ppm n03, and 0.00 p04?
I am concerned that my corals are growing and colorful, and I don't have cyano or dinos, should I go ahead and treat the tank anyway?
Why are my corals not dying, UL p04, I should see starving corals, and I guess I am about to hear it from the nutrient experts. Or, maybe I will hear my "old fashioned " ways are stale, and not relevant modern reefing. Guess I better break out the bottle of flourish and start chasing...
Ok, my sarcasm is over ;) Could it be that my bacteria/carbon dosing is efficient at providing p04 to my corals, and that maybe it's not the test revealed, but maybe the nutrient throughput and processing? This is exactly why I don't test, and observe instead, because the numbers don't match what my eyes see, or what popular opinions are. Simply put, not all reefs can be measured equally :)
Im no expert but I heard no3 should be closer to 0.25 ppm
 
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Im no expert but I heard no3 should be closer to 0.25 ppm

According to Redfield Ratio, you are correct, and if I didn't test, I wouldn't know, lol. And frankly, I would prefer my P04 around .06
I would also prefer my NO3 around 5-10, I just wanted others to know that despite having some rather whacky numbers, visibly no signs anything alarming with corals. All the best my friend, and not trying to take a jab at you or your reefing style, I appreciate your contributions :)
 

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According to Redfield Ratio, you are correct, and if I didn't test, I wouldn't know, lol. And frankly, I would prefer my P04 around .06
I would also prefer my NO3 around 5-10, I just wanted others to know that despite having some rather whacky numbers, visibly no signs anything alarming with corals. All the best my friend, and not trying to take a jab at you or your reefing style, I appreciate your contributions :)
I joke I joke

I just wished ppl would stop killing acros chasing some magic “stable” formula.
 
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