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  1. uwdanno

    Bommie SPS (Uwdanno)

    Current scape. I just need a to find a new home for the Gorg and I am done.
  2. uwdanno

    Bommie SPS (Uwdanno)

    The Psammocora. Its a really cool encrusting/branching coral. Very vivid green and has a cool fuzzy look too it. If you have encrusting corals, I would definitely advise you to try to isolate them on an island or rock put them in a place that you can control growth. I'd bet on them beating out your SPS. Thanks, its been a fun journey. My guess is my Radion is ~11 inches from the top of the tank. I am using a custom schedule but the lights peak at 83% intensity. In other news. I did a notable rescape and added two SPS - Red Dragon and Luminizer Acro (from Vivid). I'll post pics once the sand bed settles again.
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    Bommie SPS (Uwdanno)

    My encrusting corals are choking out my SPS. The SPS is so dense at the top that i can’t get to encrusting corals to stop them. I am positive within a year they encrusters will be covering and killing my SPS colony’s. I am thinking fragging the big chucks of SPS colony’s and doing a complete rescape with brand new rock dry rock (BRS). Basically old rocks out- new rocks in. I would cycle all the new dry rock in a bucket for two months but I am curious what it’ll do to the stability of the tank and how my SPS will react with the newly cycled rock. Has any done this?
  4. REALLY awesome pieces. Tons of fire. This Holy Grail Torch tho.... Looks like a common green torch to me???? What am I missing?
  5. uwdanno

    Bommie SPS (Uwdanno)

    Rescape is slowly coming into place. Still need to get rid of the Frogspawn and green Favia. Sorry for the wild cell phone colors
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    Bommie SPS (Uwdanno)

    Definitely keeping the zoa rock, though I may relocate it to the foot of the SPS rock and make a new structure on the right. I'll give the glue a shot. The growth rates are STRESSING me out! I am really worried that the Psammy could end up choking all the SPS out. If I can't stop it, at some point next year I will have to frag into colonys and restart the rock. On a positive note - I officially sold the Jawbreaker colony last night! My LFS now has 50 Jawbreakers to sell.
  7. uwdanno

    Bommie SPS (Uwdanno)

    This Jawbreaker colony is off to the chopping block this week Aussie Gold Torch has almost fully split into 4 heads now.
  8. uwdanno

    Bommie SPS (Uwdanno)

    SO true. Its a chore any way you look at it. If I had to do it with a siphon with clean up afterwards I would have only a fraction of the water changes I've done. Ease is everything in sustainability.
  9. Why do this over regular water changes?
  10. uwdanno

    Nano Addict's 20g Fusion - October Photo update

    You'll be really happy with the water flow of this setup as well. The two power heads will add some really nice non linear flow - perfect for happy corals.
  11. uwdanno

    Bommie SPS (Uwdanno)

    I do weekly water changes. Typically on Sundays. The automatic siphon and refill setup I have makes it SUPER easy. Just flip a couple switches and I can walk away. I use the small Tunze skimmer. Also lots to be desired but I think thats the case with all nano skimmers. I like life better without them. I am anxious to pull it out of the tank.
  12. uwdanno

    Bommie SPS (Uwdanno)

    Thats what I bought it as from the LFS. I have gone back and forth if it actually is. I think the placement is a bit high to get the full deep red and hints of green. The growth pattern definitely looks like an RP. Either way, I love it.
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    Bommie SPS (Uwdanno)

    The growth is becoming a serious problem! Corals are growing on top of each other and I am nervous about losing entire colonies. At some point I am going to have to frag as much as I can and restart with fresh rock and placements. For the first 2 years I used RedSea Foundations + RedSea Coral Pro Salt. The tank loved it and the colors were pretty amazing. It got too expensive though. For the last year or so I have been using BRS 2 part and basic Instant Ocean. I dose CA and Alk and just pour some MG into my ATO reservoir. I can confidently say that water changes are what have set this tank into overdrive. I have got a bit lazy lately but I rarely miss a 20% weekly change. The tank loves it. Once the cyber Monday deals come around I want to remove the skimmer and go back to a Carbon Reactor. I'll also shift back to RedSea Coral Pro salt.
  14. uwdanno

    Bommie SPS (Uwdanno)

    A few cellphone pics of the SPS island. Colors are way over stated in these pics. It’s tough to get them all accurate on a cell phone I need to figure out what to do on this one... The Kelly Green Psammy is encrusting so quickly that its choking out the Acros. You can see it coming up quickly on the base in this pic.
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