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Double Arch: IM 20G Fusion - 6 Month FTS

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Some more of my favorites. As you can probably tell I am a big fan of euphyllia.

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These are two of my fastest growers

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Before my water change on saturday Alk tested at 5.3... It appears that weekly water changes are no longer keeping up with the demands of the coral. So ive picked up Red Sea's foundation solutions (Ca,Alk,Mg) and also their trace elememt program to slowly bring levels back up in my tank. Anyone have thoughts about their trace elements program?  Did it make a noticeable difference to coloration for anyone?

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The snowy drive to Frag Farmers Market was well worth it. Picked up some awesome new pieces!20190305_205845.thumb.jpg.2e6028ca16952067418b3123227f634b.jpg20190305_212849.thumb.jpg.5d120f452ce2c6a8f1dbbc47345fbc76.jpg20190305_210017.thumb.jpg.8f0b1f8ab9dfa5755cbf0acd718e3c40.jpg20190305_205958.thumb.jpg.cfee5de5b4dbdee84110e62367d2fbd0.jpg20190305_205927.thumb.jpg.3e6035ac39d4465ef4bace573a4ea890.jpg20190305_210147.thumb.jpg.6f44e490d7e176450ae8e0a2bc9a4d8e.jpg

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Fantastic pics!

 

What has been your biggest challenge thus far?

 

Are you still using the spin nozzle?

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10 hours ago, Dantrasy said:

Fantastic pics!

 

 

 

What has been your biggest challenge thus far?

 

 

 

Are you still using the spin nozzle?

 

Thanks Dantrasy!

 

I have struggled with getting an appropriate amount of flow to all parts of the tank. Since this is my first tank i wasnt thinking too much about how my  aquascape would affect the flow in the tank when I built it. There are still some dead zones in a couple places. I have messed with the powerhead placement a lot to find a spot where I am decently happy with the flow. 

 

 I am currently using a constantly on powerhead and the spin streams on the stock return pump. While the randomness from the spin streams is nice, they reduce the flow A LOT. I would like to try the RFG nozzles instead and eventually upgrade to a controllable powerhead. 

 

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The tank just passed the 6 month mark! I figure this is an appropriate time to post a new FTS to celebrate the occasion. 

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Congratulations caas.  Your tank has the wow factor!

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22 hours ago, Dantrasy said:

Congratulations caas.  Your tank has the wow factor!

Thanks Dantrasy! I've been really enjoying watching everything grow and sharing the progress here on Nano Reef. Here are some more shots to mark the progress of the tank at 6 months. I also just ordered some Kamoer dosing pumps, so I'm excited to not be dosing by hand every day... 

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Congrats on your six month milestone @caas1496, your nano reef has really come a long ways! I am seriously jealous of your growing zoanthid collection, great new additions!

 

What was your favorite part of the Frag Farmers Market? Had you been to a big frag swap before?

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@Christopher Marks, Frag Farmers Market was my first big swap and it was so cool to see such a huge amount of coral all in one place! It was awesome to see pieces that very rarely pop up at my LFS and at such affordable prices. FFM really is a one stop shop for any coral you could want. 

 

It was also a great opportunity to talk with like minded people who understand the obsession... and to get advice from very experienced reefers.

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Your tank looks "Marvelous" hard to believe it is only six months old. What ever the equivalent to a green thumb in gardening is for reefing you have it.

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Tank looks great!  Almost out of room already.  

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5 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Your tank looks "Marvelous" hard to believe it is only six months old. What ever the equivalent to a green thumb in gardening is for reefing you have it.

A blue thumb maybe? 

 

5 hours ago, TILTON said:

Tank looks great!  Almost out of room already.  

Space is definitely getting tight. I want to let the corals grow out a bit more while i plan an upgrade 🙂

 

6 hours ago, DutchNanoReefer88 said:

Very nice looking tank! 😊

Thanks Dutch!

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