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Your tank is looking beautiful Jackie (:

If you ever decide you want to trade/sell your little plate, let me know first (;
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Thanks so much!!
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Alright finally a full tank shot update. I have been slacking when it comes to updating. The tank is just over 10 months old now! I was having a few issues with some LPS heads dying or getting stung so I sold a few things, moved a few things around and hopefully it is under control. I need to get back to weekly water changes it just doesn't seem to be happening right now. So I think I get one in every 3-4 weeks:/
Anyway I added a large lyre tail anthers that a local was selling (mean little bugger, bit me already) and a starry blenny that I love watching.
I haven't seen my pom pom crab in weeks but I'm hopeful it's still alive.
Moved my powerhead to the side wall last night after I cleaned it so we will see if I like it better there.
On that note here's some pics.

Room view, this is a large hall/open area between the kitchen, living room and bedrooms


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Also I changed my salt with the last water change from the instant ocean purple box to the orange reef crystals box. It must contain a lot of alk and mag! My alk went up to 9.8 and my mag that was finally dropping is back up to roughly 1640. Any ideas on how to get my mag back down?
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Looks amazing! So colorful!
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Originally posted by evan127 evan127 wrote:

Looks amazing! So colorful!


Thanks!!
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Looking good Jackie. Love the ricordea garden.
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Originally posted by BillyC BillyC wrote:

Looking good Jackie. Love the ricordea garden.


Thanks Billy! They are one of my favorite parts of my tank, I moved them recently because where they were before one of my hammers fell on them and melted half of two of my colonies needless to say I was not happy!

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Beautiful tank!
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That's a beautiful tank and part of the reason I switched back to T5's.  Keep up the good work.
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Thanks guys!
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Gorgeous like always.  Very enjoy seeing your tank pictures. 
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New FTS for July, I had to move a few things around, my neon green bubble coral has gotten huge and managed to sting the rest of my dwindling florida ricordia mushrooms that I had on a large rock so I was only able to save 2 from that rock. Needless to say I moved all of them and put the bubble coral in the front corner where it can't do as much damage.

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Very Nice!!
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Originally posted by relethg relethg wrote:

Very Nice!!


Thank you!
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Looking good! Is that a jawbreaker I see front and center?
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Originally posted by bstuver bstuver wrote:

Also I changed my salt with the last water change from the instant ocean purple box to the orange reef crystals box. It must contain a lot of alk and mag! My alk went up to 9.8 and my mag that was finally dropping is back up to roughly 1640. Any ideas on how to get my mag back down?
Stop doing water changes and just add Alk and Ca as needed. The idea of not doing water changes shocks a lot of hobbyists, but I can assure you, the coral can still be happy with infrequent water changes, so long as Alk, Ca, and Mg are kept within range. Some of us have gone as much as 6 months to a year between water changes, but in addition to dosing the main three, we may also dose a product like Kent Coral-Vite to ensure trace elements are replenished.

 A major user of Mg is Coralline Algae. Coralline Algae grows better in not so bright light. In the oceans surf zone, I have found that Coralline Algae thickly covers the lower, shaded, underside areas of rocks, caves and shaded overhangs. We can mimic that, to accelerate Coralline Algae growth, by using only the dawn and dusk lighting for most or all of the day for weeks at a time.

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Originally posted by BillyC BillyC wrote:

Looking good! Is that a jawbreaker I see front and center?


Thanks and yes:)
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Tank turned a year old yesterday!!! Hopefully pics to come tonight, I cleaned the glass and ticked a few things off so waiting a few hours for them to reopen:)
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Not the greatest pics tonight but they will have to do. Don't mind the photo bombing fish they seem to think they need to be fed again!

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