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Ultron favia and Red Micro went to war, probably snail moved

 

Micro won. Lost a head on Ultron. Bah!

 

Gotta keep em separated

 

5 gallon water change

Changed GFO

Changed Rox

 

Very little algae growth on glass

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Coolbreeze
20 hours ago, farkwar said:

Nano Zeovit Reactor

 

Nice.  It's not Vertex, but nice

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I did not think that they made these that small. What size is it?

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farkwar

That's medium size

 

It was priced lower, $60, than the small for a bit on Amazon(or BRS or Premiumaquatics)

 

Bought 2

 

Still is(lower price than a TLF small reactor and pump)

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farkwar

Microscopic Merkin Algae Video

 

 

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Slo Mo Space Invader Pectinia Video

 

 

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Phone camera pro mode(just found this)

 

Has Kelvin WB.  Didn't know that

 

Looks blotchy, and with NR derezzing...

 

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5 gallon water change

2 fresh Tbs GFO

 

24" rolls of neoprene are virtually unfindable

What I found was way too expensive

 

Ordered a yoga mat for 170 padding

 

I hate flatpack

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You mentioned the ATI Straton earlier in your thread. Are you still thinking of getting one? I just saw them online last week and I am intrigued. Has to be the most streamlined looking fixture. It would look great over my tank with the matching white stand. Lol

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1 hour ago, Elizabeth94 said:

You mentioned the ATI Straton earlier in your thread. Are you still thinking of getting one? I just saw them online last week and I am intrigued. Has to be the most streamlined looking fixture. It would look great over my tank with the matching white stand. Lol

Yes

 

I'm probably going to get two to put over an Elos 120XL that's still dry, white Euro style stand

 

But I am working on it slowly

 

I will say that Ecotech was rather responsive with the defective XR15.  Replacement is on its way, will be here Monday..

 

Back in my LED fabrication days,, I always thought a panel light would produce T5 type diffusion and less shadowed coverage than tight packed LED coverage as was available back then

 

The Straton was almost what I had envisioned. Which was more like the LED panels that photographers use for diffuse light, except blue instead of white LEDs

 

This video was convincing, see at 2:30

 

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Pretty sure I should have taken the stand out of the box before I ordered the yoga mat

 

Stand already comes with neoprene on the top and sump shelf.

 

Oof!

 

Maybe I should take up yoga, the reefer gods must be telling me. Or at least do some situps to get rid of my Covid-20

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Mostly put together

 

At least I can toss the boxes

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5 gallon water change

Removed GFO, did not replace

Acclimated, dipped, and put 13 WWC frags in the tank.

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5 gallon water change

Dosed

Fed

 

Went by the LFS that got me into reefing

 

Man is his place depressing.  Wearing a mask, I pretend not to know him. And thankfully he does the same.

 

I bought 3 Reef Nutrition bottles, and at higher than retail

 

I should have checked them closer

 

One expires this month

One expired in August of 2019

 

I don't even want to go back in to get refund it's so darn depressing

 

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Pretty sure these are WWC Nirvanas

 

The way the low light made them tonight, caught my eye

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Gawd that pic is bad

 

The tips were a beautiful florescent yellow

 

The disk was halfway between pink and purple, like it couldn't make up it's mind

 

IRL

 

I still remember an authoritative source stating, in the 70s, that the difference between normal colors and florescent colors were that florescent colors were not found in nature

 

Man, were scientists in the 70s wrong, or what?

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Tank is looking good.

 

A couple limpets have climbed into a corner, after running out of food on the rocks

 

Can't budge them without breaking them or the glass

 

That's a good sign

 

There's still crap Merkin Sludge Algae in the tank.  Just where they can't get to it.  It's not on coral or frag plugs, like.

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I need to move the ricordea to the bottom of the tank

 

Thinking of removing as much Red Sea hard piping from the 170.

 

Replacing with silicone tubing

 

I need to find my calipers to measure out the Red Sea metric stuff

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Well, the Ecotech XR15 advance replacement

 

Came in yesterday

 

And was bad out of box

 

The fan doesn't turn on, and when it is supposed to, an internal circuit breaker trips and turns the light off entirely

 

I'm getting tired of this @#$%!

 

I should probably just send it all back.  And get a Mitras instead

 

 

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Ecotech off

 

Kessils back on

 

Sending both XR15s back.  Going to try another brand

 

Full Tank Shot Video

 

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I'm Batman
On 11/11/2020 at 5:36 PM, farkwar said:

13 WWC frags in the tank.

Do you dip for WWC frags?

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17 minutes ago, I'm Batman said:

Do you dip for WWC frags?

I dip everything

 

I suspect Revive and Coral Rx are the same product, just different concentrations

 

Per gallon dip

 

1) 4 Capfuls of Revive

2) A dropperful of concentrated Coral Rx

3) Two droppers of Lugols

4) 10 mls of imidacloprid 22%

 

Only 'pest' was a baby brittle star that the dip unfortunately killed

 

WWC has very clean corals

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I just cut the top off this digi and left it in my grow out because of all the crap growing on it. Other than that everything else I received was pretty clean. 

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Yikes!

 

My CUC is like 4 or 6 times normal

 

That algae wouldn't make it a night in my tank

 

Are you sure that came from WWC or is it just a WWC SoAndSo coral?  Seems pretty tame for what they normally sell.

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Anyway

 

Dicking around with the lights

 

I neglected my corals.  Several of them went to war. The red micro literally ate a large zoa polyp. I was thinking yesterday how nice they were playing together

 

Anyway, found some frags that made it into the sand and under rocks.

 

Pulled the Bubble Gum Digi out and reglued to a new frag plug. It's been down there for a short week, we shall see how it does

 

5 gallon water change

Some Reef Nutrition

And Zeo and AA dosing

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1 hour ago, farkwar said:

Are you sure that came from WWC or is it just a WWC SoAndSo coral?

It’s a WWC Green Digitata. I clipped the top and mounted that to a plug to skip having whatever was on that frag in my tank. 
 

 

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