Pancho’s S-500

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    Pancho75 Well-Known Member

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    The green branch hammer went from two heads to a nice colony. [​IMG]


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    So finally my Blue/Green Chromis did what they do... they attacked each other, I lost the smallest one and another is now swimming with half caudal fin. I guess it is just normal behavior.


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    It's what they do isn't it, and it seems to go in bursts. I've gone from seven to three, but those four all went in a pretty rapid timescale. Since then, the three have settled down, but one of the three seems to have stopped growing and I've no doubt that it will be the next to go.
     
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    Exactly, my original 5 came at the same time and for mo reason one stopped to grow, ??? I don’t understand that but now he is gone... natural selection??? It is good we are not like the Chromis... lol


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    Here are the new light settings per @emvanburen + BRS investigation..... :)

    I hope to enhance coral growth and further coloration. I will have a 7 weeks ramp up to avoid bleaching.
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    The previous settings were:
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    Those settings look pretty similar to the Red Sea ones.
     
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    They do look pretty much the same.

    I don’t know about you, but I don’t really care, or understand all this ‘par’ malarkey (not even in golf!) with the meters and things. I know what it’s about, but I just have zero interest

    I just switch the lights on and if it grows it grows!
     
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    Amen Brother !
     
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    What do you mean @SPR, @Nobbygas ?

    There are differences in the RY and B channels.

    I do not understand either the PAR readings but I would like to increase the coral growth. When I tried the Red Sea Reef Spec setting it produced rapid growth in my SPS but bleached LPS specially my Duncans.


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    This is what I use which is the Red Sea reef spec settings and then blue in the evenings with a very slow ramp down from around 7pm

    This slow ramp down coincides with alcohol consumption and then an alcohol induced coma around 10pm. It really works a treat! Lol

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    Lol... blue alcohol coma?


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    Exactly! lol


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    An alcohol induced coma around 10pm?????? You amateur.
     
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    I start at 4.30pm!! Lol

    Does that make me a bad person doctor! Lol
     
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    First update from the new light settings, the SPS seem to love, better polyp extension, colors are still similar, I guess it will take more time.

    The LPS however are not that happy, all Duncans are closed, the Torch achieves maximum extension only during 9 hrs and then closes during 3 hours.

    I will give the LPS more time to adapt, I guess one week more before trying to make an adjustment.


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    These are some top view pics. Still fighting nitrates and phosphates, I hope to install the new skimmer in a month or so.
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    NO3 in 20 ppm, PO4 in 1 ppm and the reef is blooming, no algae and no side effects... maybe I am doing it right while thinking it is wrong lol.


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    I think that is the main point with this hobby in that every tank is different. If it's working for you, then don't change it.
     
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    Here is a picture of my mandarin wondering through the right side of the tank, he is really a beautiful fish.

    This week I will be in UK and Romania, and on the way I will pull the trigger on the Nyos 160 skimmer, enough of that Soviet era C-Skim!
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