Nuvo 38 help and ideas?

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  1. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    good catch on that electric
     
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  3. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    tank looks fantastic! Love the shrooms - beautiful color and so big
     
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  4. Anthony Danta

    Anthony Danta Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Well the tank has settled in nice and the clown and bubble tip are doing great all corals are looking amazing so I think I'm ready to get another fish something that will be active looking at some sort of a wrasse maybe a melanurus or 6 line

    also thinking of dosing kalk it is the only parameter I am struggling with
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Are you struggling with pH or Ca?
     
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    Anthony Danta Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    struggling with ph and alkalinity seems when my ph is right my alk is good my ph hangs around 7.8 that keeps my alk 7-7.5 but when my ph is up at 8.4 my alk is 8-8.5
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That makes sense.

    I top off with a cup of kalk solution every am (clear solution administered into the back compartments over about 2 min) for the sole purpose of keeping my pH at 8.2.The the only reason I use kalk is for pH. To keep my alk up to 8.5 I must use a two part dosing system, kalk alone does not keep my Ca or Alk within NSW parameters. Huge fan of kalk, it really needs to be fine tuned to the utilization of ones own tank.
     
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  9. Anthony Danta

    Anthony Danta Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Hey guys been super busy haven't been on much. here is a update on the 38 everything has been running smooth good coral growth absolutely loving this tank! Enjoy the pictures
     

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The tank is the bomb (dating myself). Still in love with your Lightening Clown and the scape.
     
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  11. Anthony Danta

    Anthony Danta Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    thank you Corailline means a lot coming from you...i need ot find a way of better pictures those are just from my phone and it really does it no justice its turned out better then i could of imagined i have my eyes on a few corals but waiting till i have the time to pick them up right now just keeping up with water changes and cleaning both tanks is a handful i need to update my 46 bowfront thread
     
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  12. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    nice love that clown
     
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