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I thought I'd make a small update. Things are going alright. I've learned a lot from some experimental mistakes in the last few months. My new philosophy is this:

1. Stop chasing numbers
2. Feed a lot. Coral and fish food. Maybe more than is needed
3. Skim only 12 hours a day
4. Change filter socks only when they overflow (I am only keeping them to prevent micro bubbles. Otherwise, they'd be out of the sump totally)
5. Don't test for nitrogen or phosphorus. Period. Unless **** hits the fan, don't test for it.
6. Stop water changes completely.
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I need to get pictures of my little blue tang today. I think she has easily doubled in size since I got her. She eats so much food. She struggles with figuring out any sort of veggie clip or nori tied to a rock. I'm really trying to break her of that habit as she only eats free floating algae right now.
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Why stop water changes completely?
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Are you going to put your skimmer on a timer? Maybe something I'll try with my newer tank
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Originally posted by Hogie Hogie wrote:

Why stop water changes completely?


I don't really see a huge benefit. I might just reduce it to just 5 gallons per week
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Originally posted by Zack801 Zack801 wrote:

Are you going to put your skimmer on a timer? Maybe something I'll try with my newer tank


Yes. My skimmer is only running at night now for 12 hours
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2.0 is underway. Coming soon!
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What is the new plan?
60g LPS Cube
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Its super top secret classified
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Pink Milli


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I have finally found the sweet spot for alkalinity over the past 3 months. 7 to 7.5 is great for my reef.
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I like the long sides the best. I've created a lot of little valleys and nooks for fish to hide in.
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The reef is a year old!
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