Sunday, October 29, 2017

October Update

The corals are starting to color back up and growth has definitely exploded. I added 2 liters of Seachem DeNitrate to help lower nitrates and I have increased my feeding.



Thursday, October 5, 2017

ATI ICP Test (September 2017)

After performing 55 gallons worth of water changes between August 21st and September 26th, below are my ICP values. I did add Seachem Cuprisorb three days prior to sending out the sample. As you can see, the Tin, Iron, Zinc and Aluminum values dropped. Possibly from the Cuprisorb or from performing five small water changes. The silicon values dropped as well after replacing my RO & DI filters, the previous test showed my make up water was 202.3 ug/L and after replacing the filters it dropped to 12.86 ug/L.

120 Gallon ATI ICP Results


120 Gallon Marin Lab ICP Results



RO/DI Water ATI ICP Results (120 Gallon Test)


RO/DI Water Marin Lab ICP Results (120 Gallon Test)



In contrast, the chemistry values on the 160 gallon are not ideal yet the colors and growth are not suffering like the 120 gallon. Maybe the corals are missing more feeding as the chaetomorpha algae grows faster in the 160 than in the 120. 

160 Gallon ATI ICP Results


RO/DI Water ATI ICP Results (160 Gallon Test)
















Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ATI ICP Test (August 2017)

Below are the results of my August 21st ATI ICP Test.




Water analysis of my RO/DI water.


I dose Seachem Reef Trace and Seachem Reef Plus, either product is very high in Tin. Reef Plus also contains the same amount of Copper as Tin and the ICP test showed there was 0 Copper in the tank. I will have to test a fresh sample of salt water to see if the source is the Aquaforest Reef salt. I have been dosing KZ Sponge Power which is mostly sodium silicate because I have seen an increase in sponge growth but I may not need it as my RO/DI water is a good source of silica.


Seachem Reef Trace

Seachem Reef Plus





Sunday, August 20, 2017

August Update

Full Tank Shot

CRT Rainbow Explosion


Below are the results of my August 15th CoralVue ICP Test.

ICP Test Results
120 Gallon

160 Gallon




Arsen's 300 Gallon Reef

I went over to my buddy Arsen's tank and took a few photos, his tank is only a few weeks old but has all the proper equipment and husbandry for a successful reef tank.

Full Tank Shot

Klayi Basslet

Royal Gramma

Gold Assessor





Saturday, July 22, 2017

July Update

Ricky's Guardian Angel

WWC Firebreather

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May Photo Update


JF Fox Flame

ORA Pearlberry

PC Superman

TCK Dragonfire

Tub's Pink Jade

CRT Rainbow Explosion

TCK Smurf

Ricky's Poison Ivy

BC Pink Matrix

Ricky's Yellow Viper

Ricky's Iron Patriot

TGC Pink Cadillac

TCK Field of Dreams

ORA Hawkins