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  1. Looks good Kirk. Nice come back.
  2. That's awesome. When the wife sees the money coming in from selling frags, see will get use to it. Congrats Nem Daddy
  3. I would not do a large water change. I would get parameters back in line by dosing. A large water change is gonna decrease nutrients, like nitrates down to zero. Unless you have a big fish load.
  4. Do what I did. For a couple of frags you can see it in person.
  5. The stink maybe from the rock. Perhaps didn't get everything when you cleaned it. What sand did you go with?
  6. Nice to see you still have a passion for reefin. Build looks really good. Keep us posted on your progress. Don't forget the pics.
  7. Alk crept to a little over 9. Nitrates went to 0. Just don't understand how a 4 year old tank with 15 fish has 0 nitrates. Once I saw a couple of corals with burnt tips, I dose stump remover to raise nitrates to 5 ppm. I purchased a doser to keep nitrates up. But it was too late, now every SPS coral, monti's and chalice looks like crap. Lost several already.
  8. I think I'm gonna take a break from the hobby after doing the same mistake twice I six months.
  9. I ordered some Cepex valves from bulk reef supply when they was on sale around Thanksgiving. Just haven't gotten around to replacing them. Getting lazy in my old age. lol
  10. Looks good Jensen. I would not use ball valves from Lowes/Home Depot. I used them, after awhile, they are very hard to turn. If they turn at all.
  11. You're welcome. I think it states you can raise nitrates all at once with no ill effects. I found cutting off the dead tips off increases the corals survival. I cut my Joe the coral colony down to the encrusted/nub. When it liked the conditions, it sprouted with growth again. Let me know if you need anything else.
  12. I know your corals isn't bleaching. But same principal. It is explained better then I can. Hope this helps.
  13. I use Red Sea test kit. It's 2 ppm accuracy. That is why I keep it at 5 ppm.
  14. That is what mine look like. This why i'm dosing nitrates. If I don't dose, it goes to 0 and corals start to die. I keep alk at around 8 dkh and nitrates at 5 ppm. Those corals that look like that may or may not survive. With all the water changes you been doing, I'm sure nitrates are at 0 ppm.