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December CNC SPS grow out thread.

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hey gang!

well it is december now. i dont know if it necessary to post a measured picture as the frags are likely just settling in, and it is the holidaze so people are busy.

 

Couple of interesting trends:

Almost everyone is using only LEDs.

One has LED and t5

I am the only one rockin halides..(and t5 and LEd).

 

Almost everyone rated their stability a 7-8. which i thought some would say higher but it is what it is, makes me wonder just how "stable" we can achieve.

 

the average tank size is just over 100g. We have 2 or 3 people under 40 gallon.

 

Jeremy is the sole calcium reactor in the group. most are 2 part on doser. a hand doser, and one using kalk.

 

For an update, add anything you want in terms of info.

 

Also, please add how often you check alk and via what test.

 

:)

 

 

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So not much to report for me. I moved my frag from my qt and glued it in place. It is pretty faded from the move and is getting around 350 par.

I test my alk daily with a hannah checker. I have added a lot of small colonies and frags in the last 3 months and they are really starting to take off. I have been increasing my cal and alk dosing about 10ml a week.
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I ended up switching from the Chinese black box to the hydra 26hd after about a week of it in the tank, just thought I would add. But it’s cool to see it starting to cover some of the plug and glue. This pic is from Nov 19th.

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My frag is showing good color and polyp extension every day.  It seems happy in its position at the top of my rocks, about 5" below the water surface:

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It has only grown about 1mm in height, but it's starting to encrust over the glue:

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I also test my alk daily with a Hanna checker, and try to keep it at 8.6 dKH

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come on folks.. lets have those updates :)

i dont know if we should have an "official" cut off date. but it does make me curious.. are we the only three with living frags? lol


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I didn't think we had to post each month? I've got nothing to show, maybe 1/8" growth of some new branches and some encrusting of plug. Nothing probably noticeable in a pic.

I check alk a couple times a week with either Hanna or red sea kit, both read about the same within .2 dkh for me.

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I will reply next month not really any change too early.

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Mine is barely starting to encrust. I'll post next month too.


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