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Old 08/23/2017, 08:27 PM   #51
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I went ahead and stirred part of my sand to break up the algae and it looks a thousand times better today.

I also stopped by my lfs and picked up a new fish!

I also have a couple of new corals coming!



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Old 08/23/2017, 11:16 PM   #52
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Old 08/24/2017, 12:36 PM   #53
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Brandon, I gotta say.. as wicked cool as that frag looks, it also looks next to death to me.. it is just so devoid of zoox, I just can't see how this thing will survive..
And if it survives, you'd probably have to run extreme ulns zeo or something to keep it looking like that.
I could be totally off on this one and I think you've already purchased so I apologize for the rain in the parade..
love the fish though!


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Old 08/24/2017, 12:42 PM   #54
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wow wonderful build. love the dimension and the aquascape is killer.


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Old 08/24/2017, 09:13 PM   #55
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Brandon, I gotta say.. as wicked cool as that frag looks, it also looks next to death to me.. it is just so devoid of zoox, I just can't see how this thing will survive..
And if it survives, you'd probably have to run extreme ulns zeo or something to keep it looking like that.
I could be totally off on this one and I think you've already purchased so I apologize for the rain in the parade..
love the fish though!
So I was leary as well but I talked with a friend that says it's the real deal and seen a picture of the colony. While now as white it was still a decent gamble as far as price. I really like to hear everyone's opinions. It helps me further my knowledge on what they look for in a coral. Thanks. I want to pick up a female too. Or read some more and see if I can mix others in the genus.
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wow wonderful build. love the dimension and the aquascape is killer.
Thank you, I wish it was larger but my wife won that argument. Thank you, I hope it looks better with coral!
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Old 08/24/2017, 09:16 PM   #56
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Now on to what everyone wants to see, a couple of pictures from tonight. I'm really getting the right combo of corals I want in front of and next to each other. My display should fill up some more soon.

My ASD Rainbow and Wwc ding dang mille are looking amazing. I had to take some pictures for reminders.



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Old 08/24/2017, 09:57 PM   #57
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Wow great collection. What's the one in the middle on this pic?
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Old 08/24/2017, 09:57 PM   #58
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Oh yeah. Nice rich colours!
Looking really good!


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Old 08/25/2017, 10:07 AM   #59
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looking really good man!

What are your params now and how much are you feeding?


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Old 08/26/2017, 07:46 PM   #60
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Damn that frag tank is fine


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Old 08/26/2017, 10:44 PM   #61
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Wow great collection. What's the one in the middle on this pic?
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That's pink Floyd. It's still young. It develops much of its colors as it grows.

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I'm not saying let's get rid of all the stupid people.* I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

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Old 08/26/2017, 10:46 PM   #62
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Oh yeah. Nice rich colours!
Looking really good!
Thank you! It means a lot with the colors in your tank.

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I'm not saying let's get rid of all the stupid people.* I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

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Old 08/26/2017, 10:50 PM   #63
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looking really good man!

What are your params now and how much are you feeding?
Thank you, I finally have nitrates under 5 and my phosphates are around 10 ppb.

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Old 08/26/2017, 10:51 PM   #64
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Damn that frag tank is fine
Thank you. It looked especially good last night.

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Old 08/28/2017, 06:20 PM   #65
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Hey Brandon, when do you receive the fish and coral you ordered?
I'm curious to see what that acro frag looks like once you get it. Curious to know your feelings about it once you have it in your system...


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Old 08/28/2017, 09:32 PM   #66
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Hey Brandon, when do you receive the fish and coral you ordered?
I'm curious to see what that acro frag looks like once you get it. Curious to know your feelings about it once you have it in your system...
I have the fishy. He's doing great. The acro is in a holding pattern waiting for me to add on to the order to help spread out the shipping. I'm debating buying the Jason fox anacapora? Have you seen it? What do you think of it?



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I'm not saying let's get rid of all the stupid people.* I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

Current Tank Info: 150g DT plumbed to an 80g frag tank and 220g sump in the basement. ~6-MP40s ~ 12 ATI powered t5s ~ Reefbrites and Radions supplementing ~ Custom GEO Skimmer ~ GEO CA Reactor 6x24~ Iwaki 70 Return ~
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Old 08/29/2017, 08:14 PM   #67
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I'm not familiar at all with the anacropora.. it seems there is a green version and a red..
I assume it's the red one from JF?
Does look cool from photos.. obviously grossly over saturated photoss..
Does look cool though..


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Old 09/02/2017, 09:14 PM   #68
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I did a water change (50 gallons) and some sump maintenence today. I also started getting everything around for a local frag swap in a couple of weeks.

I cleaned all my media (Matrix and Siporax). I also changed out the old containers for since new pond baskets that have holes every where including the bottom. I couldn't belive how dirty the media got in the last section of my sump. I also had quite a bit of detritus in there too. I wonder if this will have an effect on my nutrients.

I've also been testing a Litermeter III for the last week and plan to put it online sometime this week for automatic water changes daily. I'm only doing 5 gallons a day to see if that makes any difference. I'm just looking to replenish the trace elements to try and improve color and to keep from changing large volumes every couple weeks.


Here is the dirty Matrix.




And here it is so fresh and so clean, clean.









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Old 09/03/2017, 12:06 AM   #69
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Oh yea, my sailfin fairy wrasse is gone now. I'm saddened by all the fish losses recently.


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I'm not saying let's get rid of all the stupid people.* I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

Current Tank Info: 150g DT plumbed to an 80g frag tank and 220g sump in the basement. ~6-MP40s ~ 12 ATI powered t5s ~ Reefbrites and Radions supplementing ~ Custom GEO Skimmer ~ GEO CA Reactor 6x24~ Iwaki 70 Return ~
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Oh yea, my sailfin fairy wrasse is gone now. I'm saddened by all the fish losses recently.
Sorry to hear about the fish losses Brandon, i always feel terribly bummed and always a bit guilty about not keeping a fish i took home alive.

I love those latest frag pics, you have a stunning collection of beautiful acros that i'd love to get my hands on, your display is going to look nuts buddy.
Out of interest i grabbed this pic and white balanced it the way i would my own pic because i have kept the exact same tricolor looking thing you have on more than one occasion so i know the colors very well when it's in my tank.

I would say that your colors and more importantly the saturation of them is within 95% of an exact match to mine. Meaning i would be very, very confident that anything you gave me would look pretty much exactly like it does in your water............ just thought you might find it interesting that our acro colors are so similar - even to the extent of color from tip to base on all your acros When i ramble on about 'clarity' of colors making a big difference i mean exactly what your colors are showing, dipped in paint colors like you have mate. I found the vitamins were largely responsible for that look which is why i dose them every night but i think i saw you say you were stopping them a while back so i have no idea what i'm talking about as usual lol.




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Old 09/04/2017, 12:45 AM   #71
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The AquaSD Rainbow millie is fast becoming my favorite coral in my tank. I split one frag into 2, and now both are significantly bigger than the original frag. The color is so intense - metallic red like I've never seen before. That piece you have may become your centerpiece.


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Sorry to hear about the fish losses Brandon, i always feel terribly bummed and always a bit guilty about not keeping a fish i took home alive.

I love those latest frag pics, you have a stunning collection of beautiful acros that i'd love to get my hands on, your display is going to look nuts buddy.
Out of interest i grabbed this pic and white balanced it the way i would my own pic because i have kept the exact same tricolor looking thing you have on more than one occasion so i know the colors very well when it's in my tank.

I would say that your colors and more importantly the saturation of them is within 95% of an exact match to mine. Meaning i would be very, very confident that anything you gave me would look pretty much exactly like it does in your water............ just thought you might find it interesting that our acro colors are so similar - even to the extent of color from tip to base on all your acros When i ramble on about 'clarity' of colors making a big difference i mean exactly what your colors are showing, dipped in paint colors like you have mate. I found the vitamins were largely responsible for that look which is why i dose them every night but i think i saw you say you were stopping them a while back so i have no idea what i'm talking about as usual lol.

I hate the fish losses. It almost puts me in a little bit of a depression and not want to mess with my tanks.

Thank you for the great complement. My frag tank is colored up and it's now growing fast. I have stopped vitamins for now because I have a cyanobacteria outbreak in my display. I will start them back up when it subsidies.

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I'm not saying let's get rid of all the stupid people.* I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

Current Tank Info: 150g DT plumbed to an 80g frag tank and 220g sump in the basement. ~6-MP40s ~ 12 ATI powered t5s ~ Reefbrites and Radions supplementing ~ Custom GEO Skimmer ~ GEO CA Reactor 6x24~ Iwaki 70 Return ~
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The AquaSD Rainbow millie is fast becoming my favorite coral in my tank. I split one frag into 2, and now both are significantly bigger than the original frag. The color is so intense - metallic red like I've never seen before. That piece you have may become your centerpiece.
It is one of my favorites as well. I have a frag in my DT and one in the frag tank as back up. They are spectacular and many people that come over ask about it first.

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I'm not saying let's get rid of all the stupid people.* I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

Current Tank Info: 150g DT plumbed to an 80g frag tank and 220g sump in the basement. ~6-MP40s ~ 12 ATI powered t5s ~ Reefbrites and Radions supplementing ~ Custom GEO Skimmer ~ GEO CA Reactor 6x24~ Iwaki 70 Return ~
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Very nice .
Thank you.

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