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It's been a little while.... I've changed a few things since the last post. I have removed the aragonite from my display. It was so full of detritus and slowed the flow around the bottom of the tank. It doesn't look as nice as the aragonite right now, but ive started growing some coral on the floor.
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My coral coloring has improved a bit since moving over to the aquaforest stuff. It's not that it's any better than red sea in my opinion. They are just more clever in making it much easier to get the dosing right as they show explicitly how to ensure you don't overdose the minor trace elements. Anyway, I am happy so far with how things are going.

I also bought lanthanum chloride to dose for phosphates. I'm three days in and impressed at how drastically it can remove phosphate. Definitely a product I'll be using from now on.

Here's an update on that Cualastrea that I was nursing. It seems to have made a good recovery. The polyp on the other side is doing okay, but it's shaded a bit so I'll prob cut it off and stick it somewhere else.

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I'll do a full update once we've won the world cup
 

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Looks beautiful man! Sand is so overrated! :011: I have to say that the led has definitely changed this tank for the better judging by your pictures. What products of AF are you using on the tank?
 
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Thanks Baz. Yes I agree, the light is much better, I have better polyp extension in my LPS, and my acros are eating up my alk, Mg and CA, which I've had to up again.
 
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I'm using the probiotic salt and I mix up the component 1,2 and 3 with the powders...
 
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Your nano looks really nice man! Are those bolts still holding up properly? I want to do an overhead refugium (40x20x20) above a planned frag tank, and looking for some ideas to neatly have it secure.
 
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Your nano looks really nice man! Are those bolts still holding up properly? I want to do an overhead refugium (40x20x20) above a planned frag tank, and looking for some ideas to neatly have it secure.
Just checked, yes everything holding up fine. No visible rust, no slumping or pulling on the frame away from the wall. I know this as I painted the wall and the foam between the cabinet and the wall. The paint hasn't cracked or warped at all, so I'm confident it hasn't moved even 1mm.

Make sure you use decent expansion bolts. Check the tensile and shear strength of the size you want to use and make sure you have a massive safety factor. I have used 6 Eureka M8 bolts.
 
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Just checked, yes everything holding up fine. No visible rust, no slumping or pulling on the frame away from the wall. I know this as I painted the wall and the foam between the cabinet and the wall. The paint hasn't cracked or warped at all, so I'm confident it hasn't moved even 1mm.

Make sure you use decent expansion bolts. Check the tensile and shear strength of the size you want to use and make sure you have a massive safety factor. I have used 6 Eureka M8 bolts.
That's great news. Thanks I'll keep the M8 bolts on my list
 

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I did some more DIY today, and got the cupboard together. Conduit and the rest to still do, but it's coming along nicely. I'm excited to get dosing this new aquaforest three part.
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I'll run the pipes through Conduit to the tank, I think it should look quite neat.

I'll update tomorrow.
Ive missed alot. This looks awesome. NOICE...........
 
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