Granted we have a lot of light in our tank, but we start all our sps on the bottom, give 5em at least a week to get acclimated and then move them accordingly. Wild caught is going to be even more sensitive so I would be patient with it.
F aiptasia worked pretty well and I like that if you are going to use a treatment, thicker and kind of says caked on the aiptasia. We could not get rid of them so we got a copperband and he has destroyed all of them.
The other thing with those pictures is the lights the vendors run when taking pics, they are super super blue. So unless you run your tank like that you won’t get those colors. But under the right conditions yes those colors are mostly real.
9.2 alk, a little high for us but the acros love it right now
have not tested calcium or magnesium in a long time
trying to keep nitrates and phosphates down, using nopo, skimmer and water changes every 2-3 weeks.
corals are loving the Red Sea reef energy
This is more of a community and we have seen every spectrum of tank on here. Facebook can just be toxic trash sometimes. People ask for pics because we might see something that you missed or be able to offer specific guidance to a specific problem. Welcome back to the hobby and welcome to the...
Marine fish can no longer be collected out of Hawaii, so if there is something you have an eye on get it soon as the prices on...
For our tank size, we are kind of understocked so I agree this helps a lot. We will be keeping an eye on nutrient levels, we are still dosing a bit below recommended and will probably keep it that way.