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Frag Contest Check-In #3 (1/02/17)

Printed From: Utah Reefs
Category: Events / Club Info
Forum Name: Frag Grow-Out Competition (NEW)!!!
Forum Description: All Information and Discussions about the clubs new Frag Grow-out Competition
URL: http://www.utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=81629
Printed Date: December 17 2017 at 6:32pm


Topic: Frag Contest Check-In #3 (1/02/17)
Posted By: jdinchak
Subject: Frag Contest Check-In #3 (1/02/17)
Date Posted: January 02 2017 at 9:25pm
Contestants have until the end of the day Friday, January 9th to complete and answer the following.

1. Please post a current picture of your frag.

2. Have you tested your water recently? (i.e. calcium, alkalinity, magnesium, nitrate, phosphate, nitrite, ammonia, salinity, etc.)
For each test completed please share your results. (If tested multiple times, please share
the date you tested and what your results were.)

3. What methods do you use for nutrient export? How often? How often do you the media or clean it?


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Replies:
Posted By: backwards32
Date Posted: January 03 2017 at 9:36am
Unfortunatly i am not going to be able to continue with the competition. I am moving offices and will not be able to take my tank along with me. Good luck to everyone else in the compitition.

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Posted By: MadReefer
Date Posted: January 03 2017 at 8:57pm

Looks sad lately. I'm not finding time to feed much, and that is all I do for the tank these days.
I toss bunches of caulerpa when it grows too much.


Posted By: Reefer4Ever
Date Posted: January 04 2017 at 8:21am
Coming today if I can make it home before lights go downt. Also been struggling a bit, I added new media to my calcium reactor and well my alkalinity was all over the place for about 5 days. Learned best to leave it alone until it calms down, kinda like me when I don't get the coral I want I carbon dose vinegar daily and run cheato with heavy skimming. I feed a ton of food for my fish as well as feed corals daily.
Alk 8.5
Calc 425
Mag 1350
NO3 trace at best
PO4 .02
Salinity 1.026
Temp 77.5
Sump lit 24/7 with the brightness of the sun at noon
I will add pics later




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90 gal reef w/refugium
24 gal softie tank
11 gal nano anemone tank
5 gal fresh water


Posted By: HumuHumuForever
Date Posted: January 06 2017 at 10:44pm


12/23/16
Po4 - 0.08
SG - 1.026
Mg - 1320
Ca - 390
KH - 9.1

1/02/17
Po4 - 0.11
SG - 1.026
Mg - 1320
Ca - 390
KH - 8.4

My primary means of nutrient export is a large growth of caulerpa in the sump.  I trim about half of it every 3 weeks or so.  I add a small bag of gfo to the sump as well when the Po4 gets too high, which I promptly did after returning from my holiday vacation.  I still struggle with hair algae so I've been researching additional nutrient export options.  Dennis speaks very highly of carbon dosing and I've been toying with the idea of an Algae Scrubber if I can figure out a good configuration to add to the sump.

-Dave


Posted By: evan127
Date Posted: January 07 2017 at 12:59pm
Contestants have until the end of the day Friday, January 9th to complete and answer the following.

I'm hoping the deadline was until the 9th, because Friday the 9th doesn't exist. Friday was the 6th. Rule 2) i)        "Requirements must be completed by the 7th or 22nd of each month or participant will be disqualified." So I'm still in it! Whew! I was worried for a minute!

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2. Calcium - 400
Alkalinity - 8.7
Magnesium - 1600
Nitrate - 5
Phosphate - unfortunately 0.00
Nitrite - N/A
Ammonia - N/A
Salinity - 1.0265

3. What methods do you use for nutrient export?
- I use a protein skimmer. That's it.

How often?
- The protein skimmer runs 24/7.

How often do you the media or clean it?
- I empty the skimmer collection cup twice daily and clean the neck and collection cup every 3 days.

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Posted By: christhjesus
Date Posted: January 07 2017 at 11:53pm

I haven't tested since my last update, nutrient export is mainly done by skimming and removing macro algae.

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