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Reefing journey

Discussion in 'Marine Reef Journals' started by kim86, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. kim86

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    It all started a yr ago....i
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    Tank from oceansing
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    Equipment
    BM c3.5
    1x Rw4
    Return pump of 2500l/hr (cnt recall its brand)
    Hailea hs66 w 2000l/hr
    1x jebao dosing pump
    AI prime
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    After 3weeks of cycle with dead rock
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    Transfer my existing coral over to new tank
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    Trying to take a sweer shot using my camera phone bt it sucked!! one of few pioneers tat survive in my pico tank
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    Filling up the empty space
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    A spot for zoas to spead
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    A spot for pocci
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    Bought some sps frags from reefers
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    Gift from a friendly reefer green gonio
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    More sps frags
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    After few mths FTS with more frags
    As of current setup, did a few changes
    Lights upgrade to hydra 26hd
    Skimmer bm c5
    And currently using fm addictives (ultra amin,aminS,reefvitality,ultralife,coralbalance and color elements) tbh i dont know wat im dosing..even at one point i even overdose addictives tat i lost some of my sps...
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    Valida that grows pretty well
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    Purple digi from a friendly reefer
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    Red digi looks like bleached due to my new lights
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    Idk wat sps this is..bt i was told its hard to keep...indeed it is..sadly it died on me...beautiful piece tho...
    To be continue....
     
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    Nice collection of corals... yes, you have to be careful with fm additives... how are you dosing it now?
     
  3. kim86

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    As of now am using their zeolight system which consist of
    Zeolight (shake every 2days)
    Color elements (2ml every 4days)
    Ultra minS (0.1ml every 2days) and
    Ultra Carb (change every 2weeks)
    bt im still unsure if i shud dose coral balance as its included in the starter pack of the zeolight system..as each time i dose i notice some sps wud release white strains of slime which kinda worries me...bt somehow it burn some part of the sps(not all bt some)..i totally stop using it even at half dosage..might be my sps is not healthy or the dosage is too high...
     
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    upclose of those i purchase from reefers n gift from from them IMG-20160509-WA0065.jpeg
    Bought 1 urchin to clean up the green algae on my base tank and it decide to bring the cloves for a ride
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    Dont know wat this is...probably a lps
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    Gsp which i purposely place it at the back hoping that grows nicely back of tank
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    Purple n red montis
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    Suncoral
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    Broke my red digi frag while doin weekly wc, which i decide to place it above the pocci..lets hope it grows well there..
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    Top view
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    Fruitloops and mohawk zoas
    To be continue....
     
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    if you not sure or donno the content you are dosing, best is don't dose, just perform regular water changes with quality salt.

    Funny thing about reefing is the reef actually grow faster n colour up better when you do less thing to it.

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  6. youdontknowme

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    Dose coral balance is fine, as long u dont see any sps stn.

    The white slime stringy is normal i think. Like when u blast food at them, they will have similar response.



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  7. kim86

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    Tbh when i first started using FM product i dose everything...like literally all product from bakto blend,therapy,cb,rv,ultra minS,amin,color elements..bt on separate days...i see improvements...bt unfortunatly, im so lazy to read till i decide i better read up if i really want it to be beautiful n nice...so i did...and eventually i decide on FM zeolith system..which requires me lesser dosage of everything and make thing much easier.. only to realise, wth was i doing dosing everything w/o knowing..
     
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    I did try dose cb, sadly i see some of my sps tips turn white after they're on their feeding mode... n i decide to totally stop dosing cb...
     
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    Been awhile, since i posted/update my tank..here it goes.. 20170607_195045.jpg last FTS before i decom..
    What happen was my equipment fail on me...everything went well and chiller pump died,skimmer died...decide to decom and take a short break..
     
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    My tank at its best 20170624_181233.jpg
     
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    Decom process.. 20170827_210838.jpg
    Cleaning up dt
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    Not forgetting the sump too..
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    Equipments too...
     

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