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    SNG's 90g.

    I loved my sca 301, I base a lot of my perceived value on bang/buck ratio and these skimmers score very well in that area! And a new bigger sump to boot! Even better!
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    MIcoast's IM30L - 12/9 photo dump

    Yes, what kind is it? I have a huge chunk and I thought it was regular monti cap but I realized it is way thicker and has nodules instead of the mostly smooth red cap I already have.
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    MIcoast's IM30L - 12/9 photo dump

    This makes me feel better. Thats about what I am seeing on my frag from you. More green, but same PE. That crazy green acro has super PE, and the monti's are also very extended. So things must be doing ok! What camera do you use?
  4. "...but by a series of small things brought together." -George Elliot And so begins my first not-nano-reef build in over 7 years! This build will move slowly, but deliberately. Stage 1 will be building the basics and getting rock and water in it. Stage 2 will be fleshing it out, adding equipment and letting it mature. Stage 3 will be making it a "reef" tank! In mid-march of this year I traded a bunch of frags from my nano for a 48*24*12 glass tank and a 48" Tek 6 bulb T5 HO fixture knowing that I love shallow reefs, I would set one up at some point again and because it was a hell of a deal! Fast forward to October, I picked up a bunch of 50 breeders and a 75 gallon. Sold the 50 breeders but kept the 75 planning on using it as a sump. As of today, my equipment list is: 48x24x12 tank 48x18x18 sump 48" Tek 6 Bulb T5 HO fixture I have some "infrastructure" work to do prior to diving into the fun equipment gathering, which is where I started today. New 20 amp circuit, conduit and 20 amp breaker (DONE) Next in Stage 1 (Now): GFCI outlet, DIY 2x4 stand, light hanging and plumbing, heater, time and return pump. Stage 2 (Mid 2019): Rock, water, skimmer, light & ATO Stage 3 (Mid-late 2019): Fish and coral!
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    MIcoast's IM30L - 12/9 photo dump

    Does PE even indicate anything?
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    MIcoast's IM30L - 12/9 photo dump

    I got the tequila sunrise monti mounted, mid tank near the purple encrusting monti. It was a perfect sized chip for my tank, don't worry about! I need a better camera to document everything going on, the iPhone is not cutting it. What your hearing about the cali tort must be accurate. With all the new frags added in different locations in the tank I dropped the light intensity to 10%/10% blue/white and have been slowly ramping it back up. I am near my final setting now, but for the majority of the time it was in my tank it was pretty low. What is that neon green acro you gave me? It has PE in the bag and has looked bang-up good since I mounted it. The tort however is the only frag in the tank with no PE. Maybe thats normal?
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    MIcoast's IM30L - 12/9 photo dump

    I am glad to see the FTS looks great still. With the size of "frags" you gave me I was worried I cleaned you out! What is the name of the green encrusting monti and the acro you posted above? The Oregon tort you gave me is starting to shift, deep purple near the polyps and forest green in the middle.
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    Chris's IM30 - Time to GROW!

    Three weeks of growth on this monti. The setosa got at the same time is encrusting as well.
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    Chris's IM30 - Time to GROW!

    I don't know. It came in a clump of Hawaii'n stuff I got from a guy on here.
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    Chris's IM30 - Time to GROW!

    Everything is looking great. But I can't find my battery charger for the ol' G5 so no good pics. I am playing around with the idea of dosing carbon since the chaeto is not able to consume all of the excess nutrients. I wouldn't need to dose much, but I also don't want to kill off the chaeto and create a compound-death-by-dosing scenario.
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    New Hermit Crab Species

    John Maloney; master salesmen. My desire for hermit crabs has risen 746% since watching this video.
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    SNG's 90g.

    I get it now 🙂
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    SNG's 90g.

    Are these with the kit lens?
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    SNG's 90g.

    Whoa, yeah that is an important detail I would have skipped. Thanks!
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