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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! I posted this in my thread but figured I'd put it out here as well to get more views. This is a time lapse video of 7 months of coral growth. It is in HD so be sure to click on the "Full Screen" button. Whiskey
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys , Just Want to tell you that ... I GOT MY LIGHT ! FINALLY . I´M SO HAPPY ! :dance::beer::ac15::Bdaycake::hat: So , I See that In-App it got a spectrum whit three colors and i can adjust it per percentage . So What is The Best Percentage for Sunrise , Sunset , Daylight , Dawn , and...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys i just want to get some input on what you or most reefers test for in there water. I already understand testing your salinity is very important for success along with ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH. I will be starting to stock my nano tank soon with just a few fish but mostly corals...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, So recently within the last month or so I have noticed almost all of my SPS and similar corals have stopped growing. For instance my green slimer would have white tips from the growth and now the green has progressed all the way to the tips and show no indication of new growth. My...
  5. Large Systems
    New here and fairly new to reef tanks. been in the hobby for about 2 years now. Started with a 60 gallon and had it thriving. July made a year that i came across a 175 bowfront from a buddy that i couldn't pass up. well here is it just over a year later and the growth of any coral is slim to...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I was just curious who out there had the current Orbit Marine LED fixture over their reef tank. I have the 48-60" above my 75. I've only had my tank going for 3 months but so far everything looks really good. I love the features but was a little nervous because it uses 1/4 watt LEDs. My fixture...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I bought myself an innovative marine 40 galling tank in July and when I purchased the tank I planned on keeping a majority of sps corals. For my equipment I have a max spect razor 120w, Smart ATO, cadlights skimmer, and a cheap power head that I plan on upgrading. The tank has been running for...
  8. LPS Coral Forum
    I've had this duncan now for 7 days in my 20gal long. I have target fed it every other day. The guy at the LFS said the more I feed it the faster it will grow. However, I did have a slight ammonia jump a few days ago and I'm still battling it. I just did my third water change in 4 days. First...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am at the very beginning of setting up my tank (100 gallon long). do you guys have any stories or tips you learned along the way that i would be better off knowing before i start?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    hey so i am interested in making my tank sps. It is a 100 gallon long and I am just starting it up, is there any very prerequisite steps i should do before i start cycling? Ive read a little on it and i know it is harder to keep them alive but exactly what makes it hard? Like I know there are...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    In the first pic you'll see my Monti about 3 weeks ago and the second pic is today and I'm just wondering if they all grow this fast? This is my first monti and wow I just can't believe how fast it's growing :dance: I broke a 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" piece off by accident moving it about a week ago...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Looking for some info on brightening up corals. Have mixed reef under Ai sol blues for past year. Getting go growth but colors seem dull. Any additives or tank adjustments that would affect coral colors? I perform weekly 10% water changes
  13. "Soft" corals
    Hello all. It been a while for me but currently in my 20 gallon tank I have zoas, GSP and a frogspawn. I got them all as frag intending them to grow but after 7 months I still see no growth. Here are my water parameters and lighting any suggestions. pH: ~8.0-8.1 Mg: 1100 ppm Ca: 420 pm...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have been wanting to ask this for such a long time, but thought I would see what happens first... havent had the luck I wanted yet. Is there a 'trick' to getting monti caps to scroll together and make those beautiful pieces I see sometimes? I have had 3 frags for about 8 months now (all...
  15. SPS Coral Forum
    i have a red montipora about 3 inches under the surface in my biocube for about 6 months. lately its been growing like crazy polyps out and color is amazing. howver while this is happeing one of the edges has turned white. it doesnt seem like growth but i could be wrong. howver while thats going...
  16. SPS Coral Forum
    In February I clipped a tip off my ORA Pink and Green tip birds nest. I was a bit amazed at the growth rate of this SPS coral. It went from just a 1/8" nub to just about 3/4" in 4 months. 2/18/13 Today 6/12/13 Thought I would share.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Why has none of my coral grown. I bought this Hammer coral about 5 months ago and when i bought it the coral was in the process of splitting and since then the coral stayed the same it hasnt split yet. also i have a duncan coral apparently they are fast growers. it hasnt had a single sign of...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    looking for some better t5s for my 10 gallon. i want a bluish color but the best growth. i looked at ATI and Giesseman but neither one has 18'' bulbs. i want m coral to glow.
  19. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys trying to upgrade my lighting on my ten gallon. im not getting a new fixture i just want better light bulbs. currently have 1 power-glo and 1 aqua-glo. i was wanting a bluish color.i want my vocal to pop like very neon but i also want the best growth.
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I am new to this forum, so forgive me if I leave out any needed information regarding my tank specs etc... I have recently began looking into different options and ideas to bring out the coral color, growth, and overall health of my 55 gallon reef tank. This is my first reef tank, and it is...
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