John's 75 planted new plant photo 4-20-13

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  1. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Some individual plant shots

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  3. Travis45

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    I must say John that I"m very jealous of this tank. Mine is hopefully on the way back up!;D
     
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    Thanks Travis, glad to hear it is coming back.
     
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    I think you were right on with the dosing of the PO4 and NO3. I think cutting that back with RODI WCs and letting the fish foul up the water should do the trick.
     
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    It seems to work very well. The plants seem to be able to keep up with the fish waste if you do regular WC, remove detritus and keep your filtration clean.
     
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    Any suggestions on vaccing detritus around the plants, while not disturbing them too much?
     
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    You can use a gravel vac to do that just don't suck up much gravel. There are many different sized ones. Grab one of the smaller ones to minimize disturbance.
     
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    After removing about 300 stems
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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    So if you cut back on the PO4 and NO3 will the plants grow slower.

    Do you keep some of the cuttings trade or sell?

    Guess it's kind of a blessing corals do not grow so fast.
     
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    No they grow just as well as long as there is enough for them to use as they want.

    I took the cuttings to the LFS for trade. That is how I got the Chromis and 3 3.5 oz frozen food trays.