Luke33

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  1. There is nothing wrong with your pH, its the least thing to worry about. Its more harmful to keep trying to raise it and having it bounce all around. Your corals will adjust to the ups and downs through the day and night that are natural ups and downs. Not so much the adding this or using a co2 scrubber here and there...etc. Just let your tank do its thing with pH. Tank 1 I would raise your sg to .025-.026 and get your phos down to below .1 Tank 2 I would get your alk down to 9 (or lower) and pull your sg up to .025-.026. With phos that low your corals may not do well with an alk that high. If you want to run high alk generally you need a dirtier tank.
  2. To me it sounds like your borderline but more than likely safe from the calcification issue. I really don't think PH being that low is going to cause any issues as long as your consistent in your figures. Like I said, the C02 media gets very costly which I would avoid, that and your ph really fluctuates a lot which imo causes even more of an issue than just a bit low. How old is this tank?
  3. C02 scrubbers are the latest way to get people to dump a lot of money consistently. The media lasts about a day and then you need to buy more, totally not something you can keep buying over and over and over. Are you positive its getting below 7.6? If its getting below 7.6 your coral will not be able to build skeletons and it will start to break down your sand, rock....etc anything calcium based. Its like your turning everything into a calc reactor. I would open some windows for a bit or add the chaeto like mentioned above and run the light 24/7.
  4. I'm pretty disappointed with photobucket. I have over 10yrs of builds that just died due to there greed. I'm hosting my pics on r2r currently until I figure something out.
  5. I have used brutes, glass tanks and acrylic ato reservoirs. Just get whatever fits your size and price as anything reef safe will work. All I can say is the bigger the better.
  6. That's a lot of light your using Tyryfin!
  7. Looking for new link
  8. Took a few daylight shots, the pics didn't come out great as they are a bit washed out color wise but oh well. Had to treat the tank for aiptasia, my biggest struggle. RP Pandamonia Modern Aquatics Shirley Temple No Name, starting to get yellow and orange tips Cherry Corals passion fruit TCK Laser Lemon RP Ultraviolet No Name Aussie RR OP
  9. Well, that's what you want! I'm sure your corals will thank you with growth.
  10. Looks good, that's a lot more light and you now don't have any intense spots like the kessil's. Is that an 8 bulb? Personally I would run the two bulb's for 10hrs and all on for 2 hrs, then move up to 3 hrs next week, then 4...etc. Two bulb's is pretty weak intensity goes. Just watch how they coral react.
  11. You may as well stick with what you know works
  12. I wouldn't expect anything else from you Ian
  13. It's been a while since I've heard of anyone running vho!
  14. Plenty of reasons! The efficiency is so much greater with led vs t5. I run t5 for 8 hrs at 640w and another 4hrs at 160w. I plan on getting 5 led fixtures and will run them for 8 hrs at 250w and 4 hrs at 125w. The look is just unbeatable with led and I'll get better coverage through the entire 72" vs 60". I plan on running the black box fixtures the opposite of the normal way, if I ran them the normal way I could get away with four fixtures.
  15. I like the reefbreeders v2, pry my favorite out there. Still debating those over my display or these wellpar black box with timers. Only 119 bux and they are really nice. Just hung them over my frag tank last night. look fwd to see how the rb does for you.