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  1. Sorry you cant really tell from the picture. It is a torch and gets pretty big when happy. Polyps extend about 4 to 5 inches. Heres a better picture of it
  2. About a month or two ago i had a phosphate issue. Gha and cyano started taking off. I was definitely overfeeding corals with rr. I freaked out and started chemiclean and after that did a few big water changes. Took nitrates from 20 to 2ppm. Phosphates became unreadable but thats not saying much because i could hardly read them before with the green hair and cyano getting out of hand. Hammer and candy cane have recovered fine but my torch has been completely closed for over a month. Since this phos issue i stopped feeding corals completely until now. Has anyone had this happen? If so are they any pointers you can give or what to expect? Will a well fed coral not do well if feeding suddenly stops?Parameters are currently at: N03 2 P04 ? Salifert says 0 (no cyano anymore and gha is hardly there) Alk 8 Mag 1350 Calcium 460 Ph 8.2 You can see the torch on the far right. And ive had it there for a few months and has done well under the lighting and flow.
  3. Thanks guys. I didnt expect this much info. Seems to be a pretty debatable topic. Lots to think about. I really appreciate all the feedback
  4. Thanks guys. What are your thoughts on over skimming? Is it possible? Would a reef octo classic 100 be too much where it could have ill effects?
  5. Thanks man. Ill check that one out. That was my thought as well
  6. I would just love the idea of less water changes. I was thinking it might help with that. Long work weeks and sometimes i just dont have the energy. Thanks for the input guys i appreciate it.
  7. Current load. 4 chromis 2 clowns and a blue spotted puffer. Gsp, colt, toadstool, green shrooms, and then a torch and candy cane. Puffer is well fed so id like to cut back on wc if possible.
  8. Would like to get a skimmer on this 20g. Ive been told skimming with soft corals is actually not good bc softies love the dirtier water. Would dosing phyto or anything make up for this? Any input on this would be greatly appreciated
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    Cycling question

    This is more for my own curiosity than anything. I have a 5.5 gallon tank that has been going for about 8 months. Just recently I bought a 20 gallon to have a little more room. On the 5.5 gal I have a hob and canister( made for a 30 gallon.. so it says). I have about 10 lbs of live rock in there. I bought another 6 lbs that I have stuck in the 20 gallon. 20 gal has new live sand. If I move the filters to the 20, add the 5 gal tank water, and the lr am I really going to go through the whole cycling process again? There are no fish btw
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    Toadstool questions

    Thanks guys! 5.5 gal has become to congested. Just got a 20 gal running hopefully more room will be beneficial for them. I appreciate the input. It is hard to put my finger on what the issue is. I just bought an a product that is only zoo..something. whatever helps photosynthesis. Apparently it gives them their color. After 2 days I have seen a major change. Not only with toadstool but the whole tank became more vibrant.
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    Toadstool questions

    Agreed. Thanks man
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    Toadstool questions

    Yeah that was right after lights kicked on. Yeah Idk man it's weird. I just can't put my finger on it bc everything else is still doing awesome. Thanks for the input. Maybe it's just been a weird month for it or something.. I agree the leathers seem to do weird things. The lose of color was my main concern. Any ideas on how to bring that back?
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    Toadstool questions

    Before above. Below is now. (Clownfish has been gone for a couple months now)