Reef nutrition

Joe's 50 rimless without sump or skimmer (upgraded from 40 breeder)

Joseph Lee

Supporting Member
Took this photo with a 50mm 0.98 Aperture. The shallow depth of field gives an interesting look.

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Srt4eric

Facilities Coordinator
BOD
Thanks so much for sharing, it is lots of info to take in. Just to make sure, I think I will stop using it for now and see if there are any improvements in the coloration and health of the corals.


The EPA just came in an did a surprise inspection on where vibrant is made.
 

Joseph Lee

Supporting Member
Took some more pictures today. Sony a7II + 50mm 0.98 & 24-70mm 2.8 EF were used. Shallow depth of field if not the most ideal lens for reef tank photography but it provides an interesting unusual look. :)
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The presentation of the aquascape is not as nice without sandbed, but I am happy that my tank is running so much cleaner without detritus build-up.
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Lower the saturation quite a lot but maybe it is a bit too desaturated. I think the corals are looking more colorful in reality than the picture.
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Another desaturated picture :).
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Top-down shot of the OG bounce. It has shrunk quite a bit after it was taken out of the water to provide a bigger base.
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H2OPlayar

Public Relations
BOD
Took some more pictures today. Sony a7II + 50mm 0.98 & 24-70mm 2.8 EF were used. Shallow depth of field if not the most ideal lens for reef tank photography but it provides an interesting unusual look. :)
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The presentation of the aquascape is not as nice without sandbed, but I am happy that my tank is running so much cleaner without detritus build-up.
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Lower the saturation quite a lot but maybe it is a bit too desaturated. I think the corals are looking more colorful in reality than the picture.
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Another desaturated picture :).
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Top-down shot of the OG bounce. It has shrunk quite a bit after it was taken out of the water to provide a bigger base.
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Great pics, I might need to commission a photography session with you and my tank!
 

Joseph Lee

Supporting Member
Just finished the weekly water test and noticed the low alk. Tested 3 times using different test kits but the result was the same.
The culprit was the disconnected doser tubing. I modified and made the fit much tighter.

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Joseph Lee

Supporting Member
Update 5/21

Installed bulkhead RO connector on the dosing containers.
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Installation done.
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A new addition: green scolymia :) I picked this one over more colorful (same price) ones because I wanted to add nice green color next to the red cynarina.
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The shot was taken today. Thinking about replacing the green-purple frogspawn colony with a more bright LPS.
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A couple of videos:
Polyp extention of green mille.
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Long tentacle green toadstool
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Joseph Lee

Supporting Member
Update 06/10/22

One major change has been the improved color and polyp extension of the acros after raising PO4 level by adding more fish and feeding more.

PO4 before - 0.0 to 0.03
PO4 nowadays - 0.03 to 0.07
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Not the biggest fan of the look of the bare bottom. Thinking about adding super thin sandbed but it will be painful to clean.
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FTS today. The OG bounce has been moved to the rockwork and has a protective shield as the new clownfish are trying to rub against it. So the aqua scaping is still a work in progress. :(
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Joseph Lee

Supporting Member
Thank you. Here is my fish list.

Blue damsel x 1
Lemon damsel x 1
Talbot damsel x 2
Rolland damsel x 2
Azure damsel x 2
Black bar chromis x 2
Vanderbuilt chromis x 1
Clownfish x 2
Royal gramma x 2
Blue tang :)
16 fish!!

Feeding video clip:
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Qwiv

Supporting Member
Thats a lot of Damsels! Forgot the Hippo Tang in your count. shhh, Tang Police be watching.

What is the Zoa with the green center, red rim? I would like to locate some of those.
 

Joseph Lee

Supporting Member
Thats a lot of Damsels! Forgot the Hippo Tang in your count. shhh, Tang Police be watching.

What is the Zoa with the green center, red rim? I would like to locate some of those.
Lol Sharp eyes! I updated the list. I got it when it was tiny but it grows so fast! I think I will have to say goodbye to the fish soon.
The zoa you pointed out is the goblin eye zoa which is one of my favorites. Emerald on fire is a similar one, it has a green ring in the center.
 

Qwiv

Supporting Member
Lol Sharp eyes! I updated the list. I got it when it was tiny but it grows so fast! I think I will have to say goodbye to the fish soon.
The zoa you pointed out is the goblin eye zoa which is one of my favorites. Emerald on fire is a similar one, it has a green ring in the center.
Let me know if you ever frag it or where yah got it.
 
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