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Ryan’s 40G first reef

rdriggett

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My chalice's new growth around the edge is brown. It's getting about 140-160 par on the sandbed. Will it turn back to green/blue or am I doing something wrong?
 

rdriggett

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Positive update since I mainly post questions / trials and tribulations.
Everyone is eating except my perchlet. Chalice grew noticeably but not in the best color. Test 9.99 acro has maintained good PE for 2 weeks now and the tips are turning white indicating growth. Goni is growing new heads! I've stopped losing fish and corals.

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rdriggett

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Bubblegum digi is light with zero PE. I put it under 250 par because the seller ran 400 par. I put it in very high flow bc the seller had it in that. Test acro lost PE and a little color in one area. All I did was a 5g WC and replaced my carbon. What gives?
 
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rdriggett

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Woke up and I’m missing a clownfish. Aggressive one is still there so I think she chased her tankmate out of the tiny gap in my lid again. I’ve searched all around the floor and inside my tank, including the filter.
Clearwater is out of frostbites for a month, bummer.
I think I’ll rehome my aggressive clown and get a pair of new ones. Anyone want 1 frozen frostbite clown?
 

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RandyC

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If you're interested in basic coral photography, I cannot recommend the Icecap lens kit (or something similar) enough: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/clip-on-photo-lens-kit-icecap.html . It's $35, but makes capturing pictures of your tank so much better.

I got one from @musclebenz last year and that made a HUGE difference. I wish I'd bought one a lot earlier.

This is the one I use. Slightly lower cost and works well.

ORPHEK LENS – 2020 Kit for Smartphones – 4 Included: Macro, CPL 37mm Polarized, 15,000k Orange, 20,000k Yellow – For ALL smartphone models: iphone, samsung, huawei, google pixel, tablets and more! https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07ZJX6...i_i_AEBV7VZ0RJ916JVJWHV2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
 

rdriggett

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Thanks for the recs all! I have used the orphek lens kit and liked it. I need to order one for myself so my build thread isnt so boring to read.
 

RandyC

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Anyone know how to get one of those in say 62mm, 77mm or 82mm.... or what Gel color code these typically are?

Never tried this, but they have lens attachments with interchangeable filters.

24 PCS Square Filter Kit ND Filters Graduated Full Color Lens Filter Set for Cokin P Series with Adapter Rings(49-82mm) Filter Holder Lens Cleaning Pen and Other Accessories for DSLR Cameras https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0834NSX88/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_62VHZM66DTKJRNTJ8HEE

Grab a lens swatch book so you can find the exact filter color to match your spectrum.

 
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