Jason Fox Tour

Discussion in 'The Eutrophic Zone' started by euod, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    We all have to thank him for finding and pulling those crazy colored corals out of the ocean for us. And quarantining them...

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  2. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Remove some?

    I went through 3 stages:
    1 : A giant mountainous pile of rock.
    2 : A minimalist scape
    3 : Current one has rock pillars and tricky formations, so looks like quite a bit, but is really open with tunnels and so on.
  3. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I'm actually thinking of adding a little bit more rock because currently I don't have any open rock for more corals
  4. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Sounds like you need a bigger tank.
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  5. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    I found the bare bottom part interesting. Also that he adjust the power heads to accumulate detritus in one corner and then siphon them off.
  6. I'm very confused about his choice of using all actinics in his tanks? Is this really a viable option? I've tried going all blue before and have gotten great coloration of corals, but the growth was slow. When I had closer to daylight, my corals were healthier and grew faster. Granted, I grew algae faster as well. I'd like to hear more opinions about the use of this all actinic and all blue light. Can corals really be grown and kept healthy without using full spectrum light?
  7. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Why dont you try it? Just turn off white and dial up the blue.
  8. I have...and have not gotten optimum coral growth...which is why that portion has gotten me confused.. I've always been in the school that the best coral growth came from Iwasaki 6500k daylight bulbs metal halide...and this throws a curveball for sure.... Wondering if anyone else can confirm Jason Fox's setup?
  9. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I will say that Peter's small reef is growing a lot better with the addition of the reefbrite blues running 17-18 hours a day
  10. did you check PAR on his tank? I'm curious and hoping you are in line for the PAR meter
  11. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Addition, yes. Not full blue, like snu I was doing full blue before and almos no coral growth. But nothing was dying too.

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  12. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I was in line and then took us out of line. I dont plan on doing any PAR checking in the foreseeable future. Even with all of the free stuff that has been given to us, saltwater reefing has sucked my hobby budget DRY!! and there is no "hobby money" left for any lighting upgrades. I plan on just letting the tanks run "as is" til after Christmas. My daughter will be heading off to college in less than a year and Peter will get her huge bedroom and is already planning his next reef tank. Kinda funny, we all try to go bigger and he is thinking of going "nano"
  13. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    The tank looks as it’s having algae issue?

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  14. I have lots of algae and I love it! I have lots of bubble algae, lots of turf algae, lots of diatoms, cyano you name it! I've got it! Oh , and some coralline algae too!

    I've got sponges, brown, gray, white, blue, pineapple, I've got bristleworms!! I've got vermetids! I've got stomatella snails breeding, and collonista snails and all kinds of featherdusters too! Oh my! My tank is the Jenna Jameson of the Reefing world!
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2017
  15. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I am confused, this is Jenna. so your tank is large and full of life???
  16. mmhmm, yes.
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