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Looks nice, man.  Do you really get enough flow without the koralia?  Is the branching coral in the back right a kenya tree?  Your gsp looks a lot better than mine.  That candy cane looks nice, too.  Have you thought about a condo and another jawfish?
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Yeah, I seem to get plenty of flow..  I pulled out the koralia because I have a Maxijet 900 in the back of my tank (with that alone I am getting a 17x turnover), and with both the MJ and the KN on my little clowns had a really hard time swimming haha...

Once I took out my KN my corals also got a lot bigger than they were, so its seemed to help everything out quite a bit.

The branching coral in the back right is a brown finger leather (I think) it recently started growing a lot


I wanted another Jawfish, but I think that will have to wait since I bought a bi-color blenny, dunno if I can risk putting it in the tank, my wife would be really upset if another one died (they are her favorite)

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I forgot you had the MJ900.  Did you ever bypass the elbow into the display?  Did that increase your flow?

Isn't the reddish-brown one the finger leather?  I have one just like it. 

Does the blenny hide in holes like the jawfish?  I had a yellow watchman goby and a red scooter blenny that completely ignored each other.

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I haven't messed around with the elbow, but I think this week I am going to bypass the elbow to increase more flow, plus I am going to install a loc line with a T on it to push the water in both directions.  Also I might buy a 50/50 bulb just to help my coral growth instead of two actinic, even though I love the color

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So a couple of weeks have passed, but this is probably the largest update that I have had with the tank.  Gaining on 4 months with this tank, i'm amazed with how much has changed, but also how much stuff I have changed around LOL

Here's my mod list for the last couple of weeks

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Removed 2" of sand from the bottom of the tank, I probably will remove another inch, but I will do that when I do another water change. 

This gave me close to a whole extra gallon of water in my tank.

I am still playing with the idea of doing a barebottom tank, but since my sand hasn't been blowing around so far, I think i'll just leave it how it is.

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Added a Loc Line Y Splitter with 3 Links for Each Side

This diverted the flow of the Maxijet 900, removing a couple dead spots I had in my tank, but seemed to make my flow go down a lot more than I like

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Added a Koralia Evolution Nano 425 (Same Size as the Koralia Nano, but pushes 425GPH)

I did a bit of research, and even though my Koralia Nano was pushing my tank a bit harder than it should, I decided to give this a try.  Surprisingly enough, this created the perfect amount of turbulence for my tank, and now gives most of my corals a decent wave, rather than blowing in one direction, they rock back and forth.  

I now no longer have any extreme dead spots like I did, which was causing my cyano outbreak.

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And last but not least, I finally finished my LED build, I made another post for the build thread, but I figured I would post again just to show what a huge difference it is making, I probably will place some screening to help acclimate my corals better to the lighting, but after a day underneath the LED's my corals have opened up a lot more than they did with the power compact lighting.


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Looks great! very nice color.
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