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Time for another update. Let's put the build on the sideline for a minute. I have added a few frags to the tank. Still struggling with cloudy water. :confused: Corals settled better now that i have added the wax paper over the leds. Happy with that for now!

Here some pics of my first frag batch. I used buttons to mount the frags. They are small and they a natural color that blends well with the rock. I didn't want to mount the frags directly to the LR. If growth is slow i can easily move it without breaking the physical coral and putting stress on it. If its totally encrusted and grown over the LR there is no need to move it. It means it's in a happy place.


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So this is my first batch of frags. an unknown acropora? green bali slimer, gsp, green branching montipora, green pocci, pink pocci. I mounted the GSP on a piece of acrylic disc. Later found that its way to light and just flies over the sandbed like a hovercraft when the GSP opens up.

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not long after that this little beauty arrived. Yellow / Purple Turbinaria

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and not long after that this good looking favites

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and not too long after that this trio. Purple digitata, yellow acropora and acropora secale

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and not long after that....just kidding :m16:

Some closeups and FTS.

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I added an extra flow pump just to make the acros happy. not the best looking piece of equipment but it works for now. Already ordered 3x 12v dc pumps that i'll be adding for flow.

Thanks for following and have a GR8 weekend!
 
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Some more pics

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ID on this one?

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Pipe organ already showing good growth!

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Bali slimer and secale

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Water is really cloudy. I already added some carbon. Even ran some filter wool. Thought it could be a bacterial bloom so i stopped dosing seachem stability. Still no change. Looking forward to a salt change.
 
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Hi,

Quick update. Did a 50% WC this weeknd. Got my hands all wet cleaning the glass and substrate and accidentally knocked 3x sps frags from their plugs. :m85: This time i put them straight to the rock with some putty. Frags are doing GR8. They have some nice PE. Still on the edge with the latest yellow acro. STN on the base. Hope it recovers quickly. Some pics of the progress. Enjoy!

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Awesome pics and great idea using buttons to mount the frags.:cheers2:
 
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