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LarryMoeCurly

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Looks really good. I love the fact your KH drops to < 6. :)

 

You have an auto-topoff, right? You might want to mix in some Seachem Reef Builder which will help keep KH from falling so fast. I use this in my tanks and it helps.



I turned the blue channel down to try to get some better pictures. I did a water change yesterday afternoon and the front glass was spotless, this afternoon there is already a green film on it; that is annoying.

 

Left side. These are some pieces of the frogspawn and trumpet that I have broken off; the trumpet is just stuck in the sand, the frogspawn is on a frag plug. I have thrown at least double the frags that you see here off the back porch.

 

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Right side. The mushrooms are multiplying a lot since they were moved to the low-light corner in the shade of the still-too-big frogspawn. The bland beige kenya tree is also growing much more quickly than it has in the past.

 

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Center. You can see the acro in the middle. It is leaning foreward, so it is branching toward the back. The part toward the front is the original frag which is a skeleton; the part that survived is doing well enough I suppose, especially considering I dose nothing (my alk drops to 6 dKH and below) and change the water twice a month at most.

 

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I love the fact your KH drops to < 6. :)

 

Yeah, I know that stability is the key when it comes to alk, but mine drops by about 1 dKH per day until it gets to between 5 or 6. So I change the water and it might be around 9, then 4 days later it is close to 5 (according to my Red Sea test kit) and there is no dosing or water change for at least another 2 weeks. This is my explaination for why the acro has failed to thrive, although it is growing.

 

You have an auto-topoff, right? You might want to mix in some Seachem Reef Builder which will help keep KH from falling so fast. I use this in my tanks and it helps.

 

I have a gallon of BRS kalk, but I simply haven't used it. I hesitate to put it in the ATO since evaporation is variable. I have considered getting two-part instead, especially since this is my last semester of classes and I should be home most days to dose it. (Although I suppose I could simply dose kalk in a similar fashion once I'm done with school.)

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