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Swapped out one blue plus t5 bulb for a coral plus. It makes white balance adjustment a little bit more natural. 
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and for Friday 13th FTS - full of crap and floaties as I just blew things around before wc last night. 

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Matteo
3 hours ago, mitten_reef said:

Swapped out one blue plus t5 bulb for a coral plus. It makes white balance adjustment a little bit more natural. 
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and for Friday 13th FTS - full of crap and floaties as I just blew things around before wc last night. 

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Coral + ftw! 

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pokerdobe
5 hours ago, mitten_reef said:

Swapped out one blue plus t5 bulb for a coral plus. It makes white balance adjustment a little bit more natural. 
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and for Friday 13th FTS - full of crap and floaties as I just blew things around before wc last night. 

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Amazing what a single bulb swap can do. 

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debbeach13

I feel like when I blow the crap out it's almost like feeding the tank. When is that pretty new coral expected?

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mitten_reef
21 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

I feel like when I blow the crap out it's almost like feeding the tank. When is that pretty new coral expected?

Next week or the following week because I also requested an extra frag that is freshly cut, that piece needs a week to heal. 
 

On to the update:

In preparation for the move, the selective deconstruction/removal of corals had begun. Here are the progress shots

 

yesterday afternoon

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last night before bed: took down the red planet and the large no name colony, mounted one blue tenuis colony to a stand base, and clipped a few leggy branches for frag plugs. 

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today after a visit to the lfs

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still more to be done. 

 

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farkwar
21 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

I feel like when I blow the crap out it's almost like feeding the tank. When is that pretty new coral expected?

I would bet a nano container of Reef Roids

 

That that mulm is exactly what is in Coral Snow bottles that sell for $25

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metrokat

How are you going to get the coral off the bottom?

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mitten_reef
4 hours ago, metrokat said:

How are you going to get the coral off the bottom?

I’m gonna use a razor blade to kinda “lift” them off of the tank floor. Most of the zoas are growing on a layer of coralline on bottom glass. The tough one will be the sunset monti, of which I have no problem losing some. Just need enough to put on a few frag plugs.  I may not even keep the sunset in the next tank, tbd. 

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FISHnChix

What in the world are you doing to this tank! 😪... stupid moving homes😅😅.. was scrolling back to see if I could find a photo of my favorite time frame on your tank. (When you had those giant montis 😊) but annoying the links that were there for Instagram dont so up anymore🤔.. 

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mitten_reef
58 minutes ago, FISHnChix said:

What in the world are you doing to this tank! 😪... stupid moving homes😅😅.. was scrolling back to see if I could find a photo of my favorite time frame on your tank. (When you had those giant montis 😊) but annoying the links that were there for Instagram dont so up anymore🤔.. 

take a look at the first post, it should give you the idea of the general timeline of tank progression. 😉

 

I think the peak of monti island was back in 2017-2018, what do you think?

 

 

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FISHnChix
55 minutes ago, mitten_reef said:

take a look at the first post, it should give you the idea of the general timeline of tank progression. 😉

 

I think the peak of monti island was back in 2017-2018, what do you think?

 

 

Yea end of 18 for sure..... that's sweet I like that first post.. really neat to see how the tank changed🤙🍻

55 minutes ago, mitten_reef said:

take a look at the first post, it should give you the idea of the general timeline of tank progression. 😉

 

I think the peak of monti island was back in 2017-2018, what do you think?

 

 

Yea end of 18 for sure..... that's sweet I like that first post.. really neat to see how the tank changed🤙🍻

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mitten_reef

These guys don’t look too bad tonight

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Update the ric’s photo above with Flickr instead to avoid image compression. 
 

and here’s how the frag rack is looking as of today. The 6-pack on the left and the blue ric are going out at some point.  
the remaining is my personal stash.  I couldn’t part with the ora bird of paradise completely, so I kept a small frag while the rest also went to LFS. 

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mitten_reef

The recovery corner 🏥 

 

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FISHnChix

When does the houses close? Got a date yet for the move??

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A.m.P

Amazing that animal's come back like that, you got some kind of magic going on.

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mitten_reef
9 minutes ago, FISHnChix said:

When does the houses close? Got a date yet for the move??

The new place closed already. We get the keys 11/29.  Waiting to close on our current one. 

8 minutes ago, A.m.P said:

Amazing that animal's come back like that, you got some kind of magic going on.

Thanks! To be fair the damage on the torch is solely from being under my care 😅. Suspected lack of nutrients. 

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ECLS Reefer
12 hours ago, mitten_reef said:

Update the ric’s photo above with Flickr instead to avoid image compression. 
 

and here’s how the frag rack is looking as of today. The 6-pack on the left and the blue ric are going out at some point.  
the remaining is my personal stash.  I couldn’t part with the ora bird of paradise completely, so I kept a small frag while the rest also went to LFS. 

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I’m loving that frag rack 🥰

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More topdown of the sticks

Mama OT

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Baby OT and blue tenuis

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pokerdobe

That blue tenuis looks like it wants to be a rainbow... blast it with more light. 

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mitten_reef
2 minutes ago, pokerdobe said:

That blue tenuis looks like it wants to be a rainbow... blast it with more light. 

That'd be amazing if it turned rainbow.  can't "crank" up the T5....altho I might be able to lower down the fixture another 0.5-1" toward the water line.    

 

Once I frankenstein the new T5/led bar hybrid for the new tank, that should boost PAR by DOUBLE!  So I'm looking forward to that.  I'm still going back and forth between whether I want the ATI as my T5, or going with Aquaticlife Hybrid with T5s on the outside (led down the center).  

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These top down iphone photos turned out rather a bit flat, not a lot of pop. I tried using only two T5 bulbs for lighting - one blue plus & one coral plus. 

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debbeach13

I like it. So much better than the all blue photo's that I can not always even see what the coral is.

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mitten_reef
38 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

I like it. So much better than the all blue photo's that I can not always even see what the coral is.

Lol, I hope my other photos haven’t been that blue 😅
 

here’s another one - love the trio of colors  

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Coolbreeze
On 11/17/2020 at 10:26 AM, mitten_reef said:

or going with Aquaticlife Hybrid with T5s on the outside (led down the center).  

 

I should have updated pictures here shortly on my AquaticLife T5. I really like it so far.

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