Salty G's Reef

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    That was probably one of the best free dive sessions of my life.Just over the that little ridge of coral is the drop off.It drops down into a channel to 30m with screaming currents.
     
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    Had an interesting weekend hunting the elusive Zoa eating nudi's with tweezers in hand i caught 2 on my big zoa colony!!!Dipped the corals with some reef dip and back in the tank they went. Have not seen any suspicious movements yet.I inspected the coral when the polyps were closed for any eggs but could not see any.
     
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    Some close up snaps.sorry for all the blue in the pic.
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    Sorry for the bad pics..Really need to start using my DSLR camera to do some proper pics.
     
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    Awesome thread to read. Your tank is very neat nd will look awesome once it's stocked up. Keep up the good work.
    Never mind the blue...zoas look :m108::m108:
     
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    So myself and @Keenreefer84 had a brainstorm/braai last night at his place.Looking at the monster tank he is setting up.Go check out his thread!!!
    Did some tests on my tank water as well.

    Nitrates 0
    Ca 445
    Kh 8.7
    Mg 1480
    Phosphates almost nothing

    Really happy with the tank progression thus far.Still dosing NOPOX daily with additional alkilinity and Calcium dosed manually every now and.
    With the few corals in the tank there is no real need to be concerned of the levels dropping to fast.Next step is adding some more corals and figuring out what the real consumption is of the tank.Then adding a dosing pump.

    Happy reefing!!
     
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    Good morning!!!need to add some coral...
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    Agreed!!!
     
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    Still early days..Havn't added a frag in 2 weeks so I think it is time..
     
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    Add some more colour..bright pink or orange blasto or acan maybe.
    I need to get some more frags as well
     
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    With time.First getting a little zoa garden going there in the middle with the odd gsp frag inbetween. The bigger rocks will be housing some SPS. Looking for more rare type zoa frags now.Then some SPS frags will be going in.Still need to get a doser so that everything can be dialed in.
     
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    What do u dose Kh nd Ca with?
     
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    I use red sea foundation Alkilinity and calcium liquid additives
     
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    Currently dose manually
     

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