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Old 10/10/2015, 05:38 AM   #51
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Dan, the tank is looking fantastic.
Lush and jam packed and healthy!
Really nice!


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Old 10/11/2015, 07:16 PM   #52
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Dan, the tank is looking fantastic.
Lush and jam packed and healthy!
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Thank you Matt, but is far away from yours


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Old 10/11/2015, 07:21 PM   #53
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Old 10/11/2015, 07:24 PM   #54
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Old 10/11/2015, 07:28 PM   #55
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Old 10/11/2015, 08:44 PM   #56
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Pictures look amazing. It's great to see an example of a mixed reef where both SPS and LPS are doing well along with the softies. Very encouraging for those of us who enjoy mixed reefs.


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Old 10/12/2015, 09:07 PM   #57
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Pictures look amazing. It's great to see an example of a mixed reef where both SPS and LPS are doing well along with the softies. Very encouraging for those of us who enjoy mixed reefs.
Thank you for the nice comments !!!

I was not expecting to have success with zoas and some LPS because I keep my water quality SPS type. But, some zoas and Palies survived and the few LPS I have are doing OK. They do not grow fast, but they are happy and slowly growing.

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Old 10/13/2015, 12:19 AM   #58
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Fantastic pictures. You have some great pieces and have kept great color on them.


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Old 10/13/2015, 07:03 AM   #59
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Tank is looking great and SPS look lovely with nice colours. Keep up the good work.


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Old 10/13/2015, 10:02 PM   #60
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Tank is looking great and SPS look lovely with nice colours. Keep up the good work.
Thank you SAHIN !!!


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Old 10/19/2015, 03:54 PM   #61
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Love it, and the way everything is packed in. Acros looking very nice.


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Old 10/20/2015, 05:11 AM   #62
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Love it, and the way everything is packed in. Acros looking very nice.
Thank you Markalot !!!

I have been traveling since Saturday and will be back home on Thursday. I miss the family and the tank. The corals gave me a lot of peace when I have time to seat, watch them and relax.

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Old 10/21/2015, 08:11 PM   #63
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Hey buddy, what is your lighting bulb combination, about to ditch my radions and give in to the t-5. Also, what LED's did you use.
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Old 10/22/2015, 08:44 PM   #64
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Hey buddy, what is your lighting bulb combination, about to ditch my radions and give in to the t-5. Also, what LED's did you use.
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Korallen Zucht KZ Coral Light II New Generation High Output T5 Bulb, 36" (39W) LT-KZ-CL2-36 (3)

Korallen Zucht KZ Fiji Purple T5 Bulb, 36" (39W) LT-KZ-FP-36 (1)

Giesemann Actinic+ T5 Bulb, 36" (39W) LT-GN-T5-AC-36 (2)

A month ago I replaced one of the KZ new generation with a ultra UV.

Plus I have 3 Actinic Trulumen Pro LED strips of 24 " at 70%


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Old 10/22/2015, 08:45 PM   #65
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Old 11/03/2015, 05:34 PM   #66
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Let see if you can watch this video.

https://youtu.be/M4Fs3qaEdrg


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Old 11/04/2015, 04:43 AM   #67
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Great video, love your grown in reef scene


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Old 11/04/2015, 06:13 AM   #68
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Old 11/04/2015, 06:31 AM   #69
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Daniel! Your tank is looking absolutely fantastic.
As you know, I am a fan of yours and your reef keeping ideology.
The photography is great and the video is even better.
The shot with the red milli with the polyps below it is really cool... A little scary but a really nice shot.
I love how densely packed and lush the tank looks.
I am also very impressed with the mixed nature of your tank and how healthy the sps, lps and softies all are!
The growth you are getting is admirable and enviable!
The great colour, growth and diversity of your tank is a testament to your skills.
Soon, you will have no choice but to expand!!


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Old 11/04/2015, 06:56 AM   #70
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Daniel! Your tank is looking absolutely fantastic.
As you know, I am a fan of yours and your reef keeping ideology.
The photography is great and the video is even better.
The shot with the red milli with the polyps below it is really cool... A little scary but a really nice shot.
I love how densely packed and lush the tank looks.
I am also very impressed with the mixed nature of your tank and how healthy the sps, lps and softies all are!
The growth you are getting is admirable and enviable!
The great colour, growth and diversity of your tank is a testament to your skills.
Soon, you will have no choice but to expand!!

WOW Matt ..... thank you very much , you won an invitation to a BQ next summer at my house. I am nearby the Canadian border...... LOL .

Every day I keep my fingers crossed and I am happy when I woke up in a hotel in USA or Europe and see, through my APEX, that the tank is still alive. My travels pushed me to keep the tank as simple as I can. It also helped me to not chase those "difficult SPS" . So, I tried to balance strong SPS with some LPS and a few palies and zoas. I never expected I was going to have success with Acros, but the few I have are doing OK (touch wood right now).

After the DST small increase in ALK due to the dosing pump that pumped an extra hour, I was able to get down from 8 dkh to 7.5 dkh in 2 days. Slowly and I know guys will laugh with a decrease of 0.5 dkh, but I feel sooo much better. I hope in the following days get it to the 7 dkh. It will....slowly! !!

About the refugium I took a lot !!! Of Macro the past weekend. I am pruning it every other week. Good indication that I am feeding well the fish, that generates nutrients for the Macro and corals. Fish are fat like cows...LOL. when I am in my travels my family gets every evening a txt message "remember to feed the fish please".... LOL

Beside that my DIY media reactor full of Matrix cracked. It was my mistake. So I replaced it for a real one, well done, media reactor. Not one, two .... :-) I will post pictures later.

That's all.....

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Ps: this week I do not have to travel, neither was a need to go to my office, so I worked from home. That gave me the posibiliti to see the tank more than once during the day.


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Old 11/06/2015, 05:52 AM   #72
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Old 11/06/2015, 07:57 AM   #73
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Nice video, finally had a chance to watch it. Tank is looking terrific. I just have to say this is exactly how I'd like my 150 to look someday, completely packed with healthy corals. The birds, the spongodes, the acros, can't decide which I like more.


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Old 11/06/2015, 11:40 AM   #74
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WOW Matt ..... thank you very much , you won an invitation to a BQ next summer at my house. I am nearby the Canadian border...... LOL .
thanks, Dan. That's very kind!.. Actually, my family vacations in Oqunquit, Maine every year.. Now, that is close.. I just might knock on your door!

I forget, do you use Carbon (gac) in your system?


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Old 11/06/2015, 12:30 PM   #75
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thanks, Dan. That's very kind!.. Actually, my family vacations in Oqunquit, Maine every year.. Now, that is close.. I just might knock on your door!

I forget, do you use Carbon (gac) in your system?
Well..... that is only 1 hour and 24 minutes from home. We can really make that BQ to happen at my house. Then another at the beach I have never been in that town. I drive 1 and a half hour to my office. More, if by next summer our corals,are doing good,we can exchange some frags. But mine are not the same,as yours. I better buy from you or from that LFS,you have. Humm plans for next summer. The Aussie group will be Jelous if they know I can get, at least a half inch frag, from one of your beauties...... LOL

About the carbon . The answer is ... NO.... and.... YES. :-)

Well I will say more NO.

it happens that during the last stages of my crash I changed the Carbon bag in my media rack ( Chemipure Elite). My tank is an AIO tank and has in the back a rack to add bags with stuff . That bag was added around the same time I started the refugium. After a month I started to see changes going in the good direction. The bag has to be changed, every 3 months. But that time the tank was moving significantly to an improvement. Then I was afraid to remove anything. So the bag is still there after more than 6 months. It is just a place for Bacterias now.

Do you think I better remove it, now that the tank has really recover ?

I was planning to replace it with another bag of Matrix.

Bottom line : My tank now do not have any media. Only a nice sized refugium and a lot of Matrix.

Cheers
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