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  1. watdachuck

    Friday Birds Nest and friends! Now off to NJ for a wedding....
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    Calcium reactor only. No dosing.
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    Very interesting! My biggest fear in running at elevated levels has always been precipitation on my pumps. I have had failures in the past as calcium encrusted the magnetic portion the the propeller on my display's main pump. Wish they could throw that into the study.
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    I think turning off the skimmer or lowering the water level in it will help. I think nitrate dosing can work, but is also another numbers chase. What is the right number for your tank, and are nitrates only testing so low because your reef is consuming them so quickly? My nitrates have never tested higher than 1.4 via lab testing. This is likely a result of the bio-pellet/refugium combination, but outside of reduced skimming I personally have not considered dosing nitrates. Turning off the bio-pellet reactor worries me also since any colonies inside the reactor would most certainly perish. Date Type Activity Notes Salt NH4 NO2 NO3 PO4 Monday, July 17, 2017 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results Good - High Si and Ca 1.026 0 0.003 1.4 0.06 Sunday, August 20, 2017 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 9.24 DKH Hanna Check 1.025 0 0.003 1.2 0 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 9.24 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.003 0.9 0.03 Monday, November 20, 2017 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 9.5 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.002 0.8 0 Friday, December 08, 2017 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 9.8 DKH Hanna Check 1.025 0 0.002 1.3 0.02 Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 8.1 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.003 0.8 0.01 Thursday, February 01, 2018 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 9.2 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.005 0.4 0.02 Sunday, March 11, 2018 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 8.9 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.005 0.8 0.01 Thursday, April 19, 2018 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 8.2 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.001 0.2 0.04 Thursday, May 24, 2018 Water Testing Aquamedic Test Results 8.6 DKH Hanna Check 1.026 0 0.003 0.8 0.05
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    Liking this set up!
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    May water test results are in...not sure how but Silica has dropped to 0. Date Salt NH4 NO2 NO3 PO4 SiO2 K Mo Sr Mg I Cu DKH Ca Monday, July 17, 2017 1.026 0 0.003 1.4 0.06 0.8 389 0.2 8.1 1380 0.06 0.05 10.4 510 Sunday, August 20, 2017 1.025 0 0.003 1.2 0 0.2 368 0.1 8.1 1380 0.03 0.05 9.2 510 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1.026 0 0.003 0.9 0.03 1.6 391 0.3 6.9 1480 0.03 0.03 9.2 490 Monday, November 20, 2017 1.026 0 0.002 0.8 0 2.2 390 0.2 7 1390 1.4 0.03 9.5 460 Friday, December 08, 2017 1.025 0 0.002 1.3 0.02 0.8 413 0.3 8.3 1460 0.06 0.03 9.8 530 Tuesday, January 02, 2018 1.026 0 0.003 0.8 0.01 1.3 362 0.2 8.3 1420 0.09 0.03 8.1 510 Thursday, February 01, 2018 1.026 0 0.005 0.4 0.02 1 366 0.4 7.2 1440 0 0.01 8.8 460 Sunday, March 11, 2018 1.026 0 0.005 0.8 0.01 0.9 387 0.1 7.3 1380 0.08 0.04 9.0 570 Thursday, April 19, 2018 1.026 0 0.001 0.2 0.04 1.3 420 0.3 8.1 1300 0.04 0.01 7.7 480 Thursday, May 24, 2018 1.026 0 0.003 0.8 0.05 0 492 0.6 8.25 1320 0.03 0.02 9.0 480
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    FTS Thursday... And my pink lemonade that is interesting nicely from the 3/4 inch "frag" lol.
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    Started a new strategy this morning feeding the corals before the lights come on versus the middle of the day, and love your feedback. So many articles and discussions say SPS should be fed at night. I wouldn't even feed them if I had more fish in the tank, but until then this seems to be working. Does anyone else intentionally feed there stix?
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    The Miyagi Tort gets more flow than any coral in this tank and it's turning into a brick wall lol
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    My wife has the iPhone. It give me great satisfaction every time she tells me to take a picture of something with my phone instead of hers. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Yes sir. Apparently 4:30 is the best time of day when the blues don't interfere. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Couple more Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    I'm really starting to feel the love around here Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    All good Crimson, updated water test results below...not really sure where the silica is coming from, or if it is really effecting anything. It has been high since day one and fluctuated between .2 at the lowest (8/20/17) to 2.2 at the highest (11/20/17), average 1.12. Hanna Alk checked in at 8.2 the day I sent in this sample. Actual DKH came back as 7.7 converted from below. 04-23-2018 Ammonia (NH3-4) Good 0 0.000 - 0.050 mg/L 04-23-2018 Nitrite (NO2) Good 0.001 0.000 - 0.100 mg/L 04-23-2018 Phosphate (PO4) Good 0.04 0.000 - 0.250 mg/L 04-23-2018 Nitrate (NO3) Good 0.2 0.000 - 25.000 mg/L 04-23-2018 Silica (Sio2-3) High 1.3 0.000 - 0.500 mg/L 04-23-2018 Potassium (K) Good 420 350.000 - 450.000 mg/L 04-23-2018 Ionic Calcium (Ca) Good 160 100.000 - 400.000 mg/L 04-23-2018 Boron (B) NA NA 3.000 - 6.000 mg/L 04-23-2018 Molybdenum (Mo) Good 0.3 0.000 - 0.300 mg/L 04-23-2018 Strontium (Sr) Good 8.1 5.000 - 12.000 mg/L 04-23-2018 Magnesium (Mg) Good 1300 1100.000 - 1400.000 mg/L 04-23-2018 Iodine (I) Good 0.04 0.030 - 0.090 mg/L 04-23-2018 Copper (Cu) Good 0.01 0.000 - 0.100 mg/L 04-23-2018 Alkalinity (meq/L) Good 2.75 2.500 - 5.000 meq/L 04-23-2018 Total Calcium (Ca) High 480 350.000 - 450.000 mg/L 04-23-2018 Iron (Fe) NA NA 0.000 - 0.010 mg/L
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    12 PM on to 10 PM with lunar phases through midnight. Radiant Color mode at 60% on the slider. I forget how that relates to the actual mid-day maximum. SPS are having no problem growing in the bottom.of the tank, so I have no intention of increasing it. The 3 radion 4 pros are ~11" above the water line. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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