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I had mentioned earlier that I take photos of corals when I get them, I put those into a sortof coffee table book that I save so I know what coral is what and so I can reference back to how it's changed since I got it. These are a few examples of those photos of new corals I got this week:

Never mind the spelling ;)

2021-5-1 Rainbow Challace by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

2021-5-1 Purple Stylo by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

2021-5-1 TriColorFavia by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

2021-5-1 ASD Rainbow Mili by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

2021-5-1 Strawberry Shortcake by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

2021-5-1 Ultra Lepto Jack o Lantern by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

Keep in mind these corals will color up, this is literally the day they went in the tank so they were pretty stressed. When I look back a month later I'm usually shocked at how well they settle in :)

This one's been with me for a couple months, it's doubled in size, and these colors under the blues are stunning:
IMG_3345 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

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Looking around I notice there's no one else around willing to be nosy.....OK, I'm up......How in the heck much did you have to pay at a retail dealer for THAT HAUL Whiskey? There folks, I asked for Ya!

Nice haul, but looks like you may have pawned the new house for it.
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Looking around I notice there's no one else around willing to be nosy.....OK, I'm up......How in the heck much did you have to pay at a retail dealer for THAT HAUL Whiskey? There folks, I asked for Ya!

Nice haul, but looks like you may have pawned the new house for it.
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Ha!! Actually, there is more from a coral show today (cough).
I did really well on this actually,.. let's see. Pretty much everything in Texas was $29 and it was buy two get one free. The two SPS were $50 each (which is a great deal for those actually, if you are in OKC check out Prestige Worldwide). So total it's about $200 here.

BUT!! At that coral show I saw some people selling these corals for much more (and some at my price point). That Ultra Lepto I saw for sale at $120 for a much smaller frag. I also saw Pink Floyd offered for $140 and I bought it at $39 for the same size from another booth at the same show. Where you buy makes a big difference.

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So you found some corals in Dallas.
I need to run down there some time.
I did!!! I looked up the place you mentioned and couldn't find it on Apple Maps, but I was super tight on time so I just found one that was on my route and stopped there. I found allot of stores down there actually, so I'm looking forward to exploring more in subsequent trips. That Jack O Lantern was selling for $100+ at the show for a much smaller piece so I think I got a great deal!

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I had mentioned earlier that I take photos of corals when I get them, I put those into a sortof coffee table book that I save so I know what coral is what and so I can reference back to how it's changed since I got it. These are a few examples of those photos of new corals I got this week:

Never mind the spelling ;)

2021-5-1 Rainbow Challace by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

2021-5-1 Purple Stylo by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

2021-5-1 TriColorFavia by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

2021-5-1 ASD Rainbow Mili by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

2021-5-1 Strawberry Shortcake by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

2021-5-1 Ultra Lepto Jack o Lantern by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

Keep in mind these corals will color up, this is literally the day they went in the tank so they were pretty stressed. When I look back a month later I'm usually shocked at how well they settle in :)

This one's been with me for a couple months, it's doubled in size, and these colors under the blues are stunning:
IMG_3345 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

Whiskey
Oh, wonderful creatures of God. Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
 

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I had mentioned getting the Trident, on the first test I found things to be a little high, mainly because I was still getting dosing tuned in from my move, and also because I had a bad regent for my ALK test kit that was perpetually reading low. The old batch read 6.8, when the new batch read 10 and the Trident sided with the new batch.

I adjusted the Trident, and the dosers for my Triton so that the Apex had 10% control over my dosing with a goal of ALK at 8.0 Dkh. Here is how we are doing so far. The doser is set to add 45 ML/Day and the Apex has it pulled back to around 40ish. Here is the result:
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Alk is tested 4 times per day, and the Apex is slowly letting it drop. From 8.8 to 8.65 over 5 days.

I'm happy with this progress, but think it could move a little faster so I've given the Apex control over 15% of the dosing.

With regards to CA, it was so far off I just shut off the dosing pump. Here is how it's progressing.
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This one is a little faster since I'm not putting anything in, but corals are much less sensitive to changes in CA.

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