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Old 02-04-2017, 08:25 AM   #91
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I'm with you Hack...bare bottom may be great for maintenance but it just doesn't look right to me...an ocean has sand on the bottom
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:27 AM   #92
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:34 AM   #93
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I'm with you Hack...bare bottom may be great for maintenance but it just doesn't look right to me...an ocean has sand on the bottom
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Sand looks sooo much better. I ran bb for a little while, notice I said little lol
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:02 AM   #94
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Hello all!

Sorry I've been gone for a bit, it's been crazy with work lately, and I've been traveling, plus all the rain in CA showed us that we had a few leaks in the house we bought a year ago (right after the home warranty on the roof ended) so I've been just trying to keep up.

I have been maintaining the tank, but it is struggling to get back on it's feet. I've lost a few more coral and the tank continues to operate with phosphate too low despite aggressive feeding. The phosphate binding ability of sand is much more powerful than I would have guessed. After months I'm still unable to get readings above 0.04 on the hanna ul range.

At the same time though, some corals have started to show very nice color! My Pink Floyd is more yellow than ever, and the wild sunset I have has never grown better.

My plan is to keep consistent and let it come around. I'm sure it will. Luckily only one of the corals I lost was a really expensive and breathtaking frag. The rest were kindof ho-hum in my system.

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Old 03-21-2017, 07:05 AM   #95
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Hey Wiskey, glad to have ya back at it...sorry to hear about the roof...ain't that just the way it happens...kinda make you think the roof knew, eh?

Well, here's to seeing your tank get back on it's feet!
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:02 PM   #96
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Hey Wiskey, glad to have ya back at it...sorry to hear about the roof...ain't that just the way it happens...kinda make you think the roof knew, eh?

Well, here's to seeing your tank get back on it's feet!
Right? Or the weather new!

The tank is turning around slowly but surely. Hopefully with all the extra feeding it will hurry along.

Some people say that 0.03 ppm phosphate is the best level, but I really don't agree. Some coral seem okay at that level but most really don't seem to like it. Growth has all but stopped, and I've had to reduce light to fend of bleaching.

Though there is a plus side! I almost never have to clean my glass right now.

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Old 03-21-2017, 04:17 PM   #97
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Though there is a plus side! I almost never have to clean my glass right now.
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Well, that is a plus
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:47 PM   #98
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Welcome back Whiskey! There's a few standards we have around, and you being involved here is a BIG ONE! Glad to hear it's turning around for you, and all the best,
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:30 PM   #99
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Well, that is a plus
It really is! This must be the reason for the UNLS craze

I bet if I trippled my fish load the coral would be happier, but I'm hoping to bring the tank back into balance and I could never keep up with a fish load like that and sand long term.

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Old 03-21-2017, 08:31 PM   #100
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Welcome back Whiskey! There's a few standards we have around, and you being involved here is a BIG ONE! Glad to hear it's turning around for you, and all the best,
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Thanks for the big welcome back! I borrowed a nice camera for a work event I'm shooting tomorrow, maybe I can get a couple shots of the corals that are loving life tonight.

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Old 03-21-2017, 08:35 PM   #101
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Oooohhh yeah, please share!
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Welcome back wiskey! Glad to see everyone is migrating back!
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:02 PM   #103
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I have some photos! Keep in mind I'm only showing the corals that are looking nice right now

This one could really come out nice! So far it's failed to do much though:
_MG_9424 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

Love this one:
_MG_9417 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

This guy is still growing, and doing great:
_MG_9415 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

My Pink Floyd has more yellow than ever! The pylops are not out all the way in this photo though:
_MG_9413 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

_MG_9409 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

More coming,
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:05 PM   #104
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Top down, check out the PE!
_MG_9406 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

I don't think I've ever posted this one, but I'm liking how it's turning out:
_MG_9405 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

This combo looks great!
_MG_9403 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

Love these green pylops:
_MG_9401 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

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Old 03-21-2017, 11:08 PM   #105
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I can't wait for this guy to grow up a little more and I can get a side shot of it:
_MG_9400 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

I think this is a Cali tort
_MG_9393 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

Side shot of that same coral from above, the pylop contrast is nice under all the lights:
_MG_9389 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

Side shot of the one with the awesome pylops!
_MG_9380 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

Finally the sunset! It's never done better.
_MG_9373 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

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