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Here’s my entry....sorry about the crappy pic.  Nothing special with my setup, just a custom made 60 x 30 display with an old ATI fixture for light.  Just fired up the calcium reactor, so hopefully I don’t kill this frag before the competition even starts.  
 

 

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three frags left. If you haven't made arrangement for pickup by the end of the day the frags will go to the next in line. Thanks everyone. Jeff

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Equipment
Tank: Red Sea Reefer 450, established Nov 2015
Sump: Standard with cheato and Kessil H80 Flora Tuna
Skimmer: bubble magus curve 7
Heater: Finnex 400w (with backup controlled by Inkbird and apex controller)
Reactors:  Activated Carbon (changed monthly), GFO (changed as needed)
Calcium Reactor:  GEO 618, Reborn media, pH 6.5
pH control: Soda Lime chamber connected to skimmer.
RO/DI System: BRS 6 stage w/booster and 2nd RO Membrane 
Return Pump:  Eheim 1262
Flow: Gyre 150, Gyre 130
Salt: Varies, currently using Rea Sea Coral Pro
LIghting: AI Hydra 26 HD x3 (mostly 80 blue, 20 white)
Dose: Acropower (weekly), MicroBacter7 (weekly), Iodine (monthly), Strontium & Molybdenum (monthly), Boron (monthly)

Levels / Parameters
Nitrates: 1 ppm
Phosphate: < .06 ppm
Temp:  76-77
pH:  8 - 8.2
Salinity:  33
Alk:  8 - 9
Calcium:  425
Magnesium: 1350
Aquaticlog:  https://www.aquaticlog.com/users/shaywood

 

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Equipment
Tank: Red Sea Reefer XL 425, established May 2018
Sump: Standard Red Sea with ATO reservoir converted to refugium with ChaetoMax LED
Skimmer: Nyos Quantum 160
Heater: Dual Finnex 300w 
Reactors:  Activated Carbon (currently offline), GFO (currently offline)
UV: Aqua UV Classic 15w
RO/DI System: BRS 5 stage w/booster and 2nd RO Membrane 
Return Pump:  COR-20
Flow: WAV, Gyre XF-230
Salt: Rea Sea Coral Pro
LIghting: ReeFi DUO Extreme x 3
Dosing: BRS 2-Part via Neptune DOS, controlled by Trident
Water Changes:  Automatic continuous water change via DOS, 2 gallons/day
Feeding:  Spot feed Reef Roids once per week

Levels / Parameters
Nitrates: 12 ppm
Phosphate: < .05 ppm
Temp:  77.9 - 78.3
pH:  8.0 - 8.3
Salinity:  1.026
Alk:  8.15 - 8.25 dKH
Calcium:  400 - 440 ppm
Magnesium: 1320 - 1360 ppm

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(thanks to @shaywood for the text layout)

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OBrien CNC Superman, Check-in: April 26

Frag info:

  • Picked up from CNC today, still on original plug

Tank & Placement:  

  • High right side frag rack of main tank.  Approx 10" below water surface.  48"x24x24"ish. 

Lights:  

  • Triple XR30 pro G3, approx 8" over tank.  60% intensity, Ramp up / down over 12hr period per day

Flow:

  • three MP40's, on on back wall opposite side of tank, two on same wall as frag rack.  Two hard plumbed Gen-x Mak4 /PCX-40 pumps, to sea swirls rotators.  One on each end of tank.

System Equipment:

  • Calcium Reactor, plus all makeup water is Kalk.  Chiller & Heaters, Apex controlled.  Reef Octopus Elite 200-INT skimmer

Feeding/Additives:

  • Mediium to heavy daily feeding of LRS frozen food.  Brightwell Amino dosed 1.5ml/day.

Parameters:

  • Temp 77, Salinity 35ppt, pH ~8.2, Alk ~10, Ca ~500, Mg ~1300

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Here's my entry- picked up my frag on friday, but been too busy to type everything out.

My tank is a standard 4' 120g, 40 breeder sump.  Rock is about 18 months old, but the tank has only been up since January. Generally keep everything stupid simple. Just a protein skimmer and a fuge for nutrient export, no heater due to room being a consistent temp. For lighting I have 2 AI sol blues in an aquatic life hybrid fixture. Got em cranked as high as I can for a decent spectrum, hit about 450 par during peak where the frag is sitting. Manually dosing 2 part+ kalkwasser while I get a calcium reactor online. About 30 other acro frags in the system.

Parameters are as follows

Alk: 9-9.2dkh

Cal- 460ppm

Mag- 1360ppm

N03- 5-10

P04- .05-.1

I got a pretty nice chunky frag, largest branch is about 1" smallest just under 1/2" middles about 3/4". I swapped the plug to a hex disk 20200426_143522.thumb.jpg.7ec62c755cda99ce73ada3dfdc63610a.jpg20200426_143535.thumb.jpg.6ba9dc87c024b4c3d756b90d26803573.jpg

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4/27/2020 CNC Superman Millie Growout Post:

THANKS TO JEFF AND JORGE FOR THIS CONTEST AND THIS AWESOME FRAG!

Equipment:

Tank: drilled 40 Gallon Breeder Frag tank

Running since June 2015

Sump: standard 20 gallon

Skimmer: Reef Octopus Space Saver

UV: None

RO/DI System: BRS 5 stage

Return Pump:  Waveline DC-6000
Flow: MP10, Tunze Nanostream
Salt: Fritz RPM
LIghting: Hydra 26 HD
Dosing: ATI Essentials Pro Two-part dosed by GHL Doser 2.1
Water Changes:  5 gallons per week
Feeding:  Hikari mysis twice per day for three fish: Foxface, Melanurus wrasse, Tomini Tang

Levels / Parameters
Nitrates: 2.5 ppm
Phosphate: 0 today, but usually around .03....just did a big water change
Temp:  76 - 78
pH:  8.0-8.2
Salinity:  1.026
Alk:  7.8
Calcium:  400
Magnesium: 1350

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Tank: Red Sea 500 peninsula, 3 AI hydra 32hd, two Nero 5, simplicity 240 skimmer. GHL dosing alk and cal, manually dosing mag.

water: 1.025, cal 430, mag 1350, nitrate 0, pos .04. 
 

the stick is 1”.

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We still have three pieces that didn’t get picked up with weekend. I will give those three people 24hrs to contact me about pickup or else we will release the spots. I don’t know who these people are. 

I know a few people are itching to get in. Reefnjunkie

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50 gallon IM Nuvo AIO which has only been set up for a month. It was instantly cycled using Indo and Florida live rock. Lightning is single Radion g3 suspended 8” above the tank. Calcium and alkalinity is provided by Tropic Marin carbocalcium using a GHL doser. Currently parameters are 430 calcium and 8.5 alk.

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Judging by everyone’s pics, looks I drew the short stick lol. Inspired by @SuncrestReef I took a macro shot of my frag and it also has great polyp extension. This makes me want a real camera even more!

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Here's my starter frag . I have about a 300 gallon system with 2 Radion G4s & 4 T5 bulbs. I do 2 part dosing with ALK at 9DKH. For filtration I I use a rollermat, Algae turf scrubber, and I run a refugium with Miracle mud and macro algae. 

 

I'd say my frag is roughly 3/4"

 

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Picked up my frag today- 2 days to spare (Jorge you better get that tank cycled fast!)

400 gallon display

80 gallon sump

Tanks been running since 12-20-2019, first acro went in that day-

Tanks pretty basic,

Reeflo Dart/Snapper gold hybrid return

Apex monitored/controlled

2 Maxspect gyre 250 with 5 QD40s

My Reef Creations CCR-818 Ca Rx with 2nd chamber for degassing

Radion X30 G4s

SWC 250 1A Xtreme protein Skimmer with Avast neck cleaner

I dont do water changes but rather am doing Reef Moonshiners regimen

Current levels

Mg 1550

Ca 500

KH 11

NO3 6

PO4 .18

Daily dosing NO3, PO4, Iodide, Liquid Mud, Manganese, Chromium, Cobalt, Iron, DIY Phyto plankton 4-7x a week

I think thats it-

 

Good Luck everyone :thumbs: (Bill you're already disqualified 🤣 )

Id guess the frag to be just shy of 1/2" maybe 3/8-someone can make the call 

 

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Looks like there is some stiff competition on this one, but I'm totally in for some smack-talk, at the least.  Okay you Lily-Livered Losers, here's my entry:

Approx. 500 gallon system

    300 gallon DT

    2 x 60 gallon frag tanks

    100 gallon sump

ATI 8-bulb T5s (5 blues, 1 purple, 1 actinic, 1 coral)

    PAR where frag will begin is about 250

Parameters

    Alk 8.7 (Hanna)

    Ca 480 (Triton 4/2020)

    Mg 1380 (Triton 4/2020)

    Phosphates 0.014 (Triton 4/2020)

Calcium reactor with Reborn media

UV

Maintenance

    Regular cleaning 1-2 x week 

(glass, change socks, clean skimmer, wipe down salt creep, reposition/move corals, etc)

    10% water change per week

    Fill 20-gallon ATO 1-2 x week

    Check equipment, clean powerheads and pumps as needed

Feed LRS daily, occasionally mysis, pellets, seaweed

No dosing


 

 

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5 minutes ago, Gil&Fin said:

Looks like there is some stiff competition on this one, but I'm totally in for some smack-talk, at the least.  Okay you Lily-Livered Losers, here's my entry:

Pack a lunch you lying dog faced pony soldier 💥💥💥

🌈

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Let me just say up front that if the person who wins is one of those "I Don't Do Water Changes" ninnies (yeah, Brad, I'm talking to you), I might just have to...to...well I'm not sure yet, but it will be awful.  

Andy, a protractor?  Really?

Damian, how did you get three frags?  Don't think I'm not on to you.

David, what exactly are you measuring, man!?  That is like the worst frag measurement of all time.

John, as expected, your write up is an A+.  Even if you don't win, you will have the best pics, hands down.

Trash-Talk Month #1...check!

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5 minutes ago, Gil&Fin said:

David, what exactly are you measuring, man!?  That is like the worst frag measurement of all time.

It's not the first measurement that matters, It's the LAST!  (I was trying to hold the tongs and ruler in the same hand, and cell phone with the other.  Oh well.)

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OK.... just snapped a quick pick (apologies in advance John) to get my place in this fun fest secured.  Not sure who I'm kidding here given the grow out line up but WTH.

Tank - 125 display with approx. 100 plus pounds of live rock, sump with filter socks, aquamax ConeS3 skimmer, separate refugium with deep sand bed, live rock and cheato (approx. 40 total additional gallons of water). 

Flow - return pump about 6000 liters per hour with rotating outlets plus two xf250 gyres in inverse gradual pulse mode

Paramater control - large CA reactor running off carbon doser regulator with pH control.  Occasional dosing of Mg, trace elements, Fuel based on testing/observation.

Levels - Ca 430, Mg 1290, Alk 9.3, NO3 4-8, PO3 0.1-0.12

Automation - not a lot, running a old aquatronica controller to measure temp, pH, ORP, salinity, levels but mostly just failsafes other than reactor.

Lighting - three ReeFi duo extremes (thank you Daniel!) running default programming (plus a bit of added lime at peak).  Lights about 13 inches off water.

Frag position - on frag rack at end of tank about 8 inches below surface.  PAR about 250 or so (almost all blue).  Still getting tank adjusted to the new lights so overall PAR a bit lower than I ultimately will run... oh well.

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14 minutes ago, obrien.david.j said:

It's not the first measurement that matters, It's the LAST!  (I was trying to hold the tongs and ruler in the same hand, and cell phone with the other.  Oh well.)

So the plan is to just straighten out the ruler at the end and instant growth!  Hmmm.... not sure about this.

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On 4/28/2020 at 1:17 PM, SuncrestReef said:

Here's a close-up of my frag.  Good polyp extension so far.

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You just had to show off your polyps didn't you 😃

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