Darren TL550

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Hi Guys though i would do a live stock and equipment update .
light - Radion XR30 Gen 3
Flow 2 x 4000L sun sun wave makers
Return 1 x 1500L boyu pump
Heater 1 x 150W and in winter i add a 85w
Skimmer Tunze 9004

i dont have a auto top up or a doser i do everything manually.

live stock ( fish and inverts)
3 x lyre tail anthias
1 x purple fire fish
1 x convict tang
1 x green manderin
1 x blue chromis
1 x srpinger damsel
5 x turbo snails
1 x cleaner shrimp

Currently dosing Aquaforest KH buffer , Calcium , magnesium and seachem aquavitro fuel
i still do 25L water change every Sunday using aquaforest Reef salt.
 
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Hi guys have not posted an update in abit my tank went through some wierd phase i lost a couple of zoa frags and my bubble gum didgi started bleaching (not dead though) my 3 anthias all got white spot too.
SG and temp were fine , oh and my GSP wall did not open for around 2 weeks , now not to be forward or anything yes my tank looks nice but its because i am always doing my weekly water changes ect so when i run into a problem like this i am sort of stuck because i honestly dont know the in depth water paramters i take care of my major elements and that is that .
i think i po4 was abit too high as i have recently started feeding my corals heavy .
good news is i left the tank do its thing and skipped one water change things are much better and its looking like its normal self again , Sunday was time for a clean though as i could not go 3 weeks and not do my water change i siphoned out my rear chambers and found it was pretty dirty . i also started dosing some vibrant for some of my hard to get to bubble algae .

lastly i wanted to know does Aquavitro Fuel expire ? i got mine in the fridge it was a 1L but with my tank being so small you can imagine how slowly i use it would it pose problems if it was old and i continued to use it ?
 
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Possibly your RO water or salt maybe an issue? Might be worth testing a batch before a water change?
 
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Possibly your RO water or salt maybe an issue? Might be worth testing a batch before a water change?
the Ro is from my LFS been using it for ages maybe a bad batch ?
 
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also did you change both lighting and salt recently? maybe the effect of the 2 changes stressed corals out?
yes you are correct but the light has been around 2 months already and the salt i have done a few water changes already but also not impossible , i just do suspect i over dosed with fuel .
 
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Some close ups , I suppose no news is good news
 

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Hey guys so I would say my tank is pretty stable and as you know I do my weekly water changes. However I felt I was not giving things time to settle because boom its weekend water change again . As every reefer knows stability is key now my main reason for water changes was because I was adding so much extra into the tank feeding reef roids , coral delight , planktonyx coral feast as well as adding fuel . Now the feeding was twice a week once mid week and once an hour before I did my water change. Recently I have been doing my water change every second week still 25 L but now I am not adding as much extra stuff I am just letting the tank do its thing and ofcourse I am still dosing I got my ALk stable at 7.5 to 8 DKH my Cal at 400 to 420PPm and my MG at 1280 to 1350 PPM I have even stopped dosing fuel . Not constantly working with the tank ect gives me time to enjoy it and I can definitely say I can see so much more growth on everything. Don't get me wrong water changes work their magic but I think was the reef is nice and established its not necessary to do it as often as I was .

Here are some top downs I took the weekend , the acros at the back are unfortunately growing over my digis , unfortunately I didn't know the difference when placing them as I came from a full LPS tank I will add a photo of my TL550 before I did the rescape and how I started . Now my tank looks so different 4 years later the
Last photo there was the night I set up for the first time
 

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Hey guys so I would say my tank is pretty stable and as you know I do my weekly water changes. However I felt I was not giving things time to settle because boom its weekend water change again . As every reefer knows stability is key now my main reason for water changes was because I was adding so much extra into the tank feeding reef roids , coral delight , planktonyx coral feast as well as adding fuel . Now the feeding was twice a week once mid week and once an hour before I did my water change. Recently I have been doing my water change every second week still 25 L but now I am not adding as much extra stuff I am just letting the tank do its thing and ofcourse I am still dosing I got my ALk stable at 7.5 to 8 DKH my Cal at 400 to 420PPm and my MG at 1280 to 1350 PPM I have even stopped dosing fuel . Not constantly working with the tank ect gives me time to enjoy it and I can definitely say I can see so much more growth on everything. Don't get me wrong water changes work their magic but I think was the reef is nice and established its not necessary to do it as often as I was .

Here are some top downs I took the weekend , the acros at the back are unfortunately growing over my digis , unfortunately I didn't know the difference when placing them as I came from a full LPS tank I will add a photo of my TL550 before I did the rescape and how I started . Now my tank looks so different 4 years later the
Last photo there was the night I set up for the first time
Your SPS are thriving. Everything is looking great
 
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Received no reasonable offers gents , decided to just give the system a good trim and start some new growth . Who knows what will come from here
 
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Hi guys so I took out the monti completely , I have cut back the 3 digis , I am thinking about moving the purple all together though. Then they purple stylo I will cut and move too there is a nice spot where I plan on putting some cyphastrea there . Also where the monti was I considering making another zoa garden or getting a nice hammer of some sort just to create some more movement in the tank. The dead skeletons you see is all that was under the main colonies as well as under the monti .the photo below was just after cutting up and a water change . I must say the amount of light spread after the trim is great
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Some heavy reconstruction going on . It was time time a change, the green digi in my hand was a small piece I trimmed off I cannot believe how big these things were
 

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just realised i have not posted in a while . i let the tank go for abit every tank has a down hill after hitting its prime .... but v3.0 coming soon going for something abit more simple but more colourful , ps my radion is already dying on me.... photos to follow
 
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