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FarmerTy last won the day on April 23

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  1. FarmerTy

    Color and growth influenced by water flow

    If anybody missed the subtle jab, Tim is talking about me as a person that likes to present himself as a person of science (not that my degree in Ocean and Coastal Resources or my 10 years of being an actual scientist plays any part in that maybe being somewhat factual)... If you're going to dig your heels in Tim, at least call me by name sir. This is also the second time I have seen you utter the same gripe about a person of science and not taking the time to read and refute. I've already told you last year via PM that I don't have the luxury of free time that you do. I have a wife and kid and both our families live in town... So curling up with the newest reef research is not at the top of my priority list as I'm happy just to have time to feed my fish before I go wash bottles or do laundry. It is not out of lack of desire to read is the issue... It is the time constraint so I do the best I can. Honestly, you're the only reason I don't spend time on ARC anymore. I'm got tired of having a successful acropora dominated tank and trying to share advice that worked for me to achieve that tank get thrown back in my face by someone that just regurgitates articles they read and has never produced a beautiful acro-dominated tank that I've ever seen. I've seen your tank at your house... Stags (the easiest of acros) with burnt tips and STN at the base with glass so dirty I could hardly see them... And I've seen your body of work with your clients in person and on video. None of what I have seen I would consider maintained or created by a person I would consider an acro expert. Where's the Hawkins echinata you were going to grow in a tap water topoff system of yours? I saw 3 pictures of it and then it was never mentioned again. The disappointing part is you've seen my tank in person and was even amazed at how I was able to achieve the colors I do from the acros. I don't understand how you can refute the level of success I've had with them and my experience with them that you've seen with your own eyes. That my advice may actually may be helpful to those trying to achieve the same type of tank. I'm not running a softie tank here... So my advice is geared towards those trying to achieve the same style of tank that I run with full acros. That's fine if you don't agree with that for your type of tanks... But my advice was never geared for that type of system so I don't understand where you have a leg to stand on to counter my advice when I've never seen you run an acro-dominant tank? I don't sit around and tell people how to run tap water ATO tanks with no skimmers... I have no leg to stand on with those type of systems. I don't really appreciate the back handed jabs at me... Even when I had left the forum already. I don't know if my absence is why you were bolstered to do it again but just please stop and move on. You are behaving like you still have a chip on your shoulder. I'm not even around anymore. Regarding low phosphates... I keep mine at 0.03 ppm. This is what 0.03 ppm of phosphates looks like in my tank. I don't consider my corals starved and unhealthy. I'm not entrenched in old reefer dogma... I run that based on my experience with color and health in correlation with phosphate levels in my tank and found that the lower end pulls better colors for me and keeps my tank more stable while increasing growth. There are going to be anomalies with any rule but I stick with what I've seen in my own acro dominated systems the last 7 years I've been running them. If you're running a softie tank... Don't keep it that low... But that's not who I am trying to advise these days. They'd be better off listening to someone else's advice for those type of tanks. I haven't run one in 7 years so I'm a bad resource. I've said my peace. Feel free to say whatever you need to say to get it off your chest and let's just move on. I'd rather be spending time with my kid then thinking about this stuff... That's why I left in the first place Tim.
  2. FarmerTy

    Juiceman's AGE 200 Gallon Reef

    That's what I did. It'll help suppress tank wide epidemics of it. May not ever rid you of it but will make occurrences less of an issue. That and not keep fish that have little resistence to it... Like Achilles,powder blues, etc.
  3. FarmerTy

    Juiceman's AGE 200 Gallon Reef

    Personally consider ich free to not mix well with normal standards of reefing. Unless you plan to QT every frag, fish, and CUC 76 days... It'll eventually revert to having ich in it. Not a question of if... But when. Just my 2 cents bud.
  4. FarmerTy

    Juiceman's AGE 200 Gallon Reef

    Leave it alone bud. You'll end up losing a couple fish in the process and your corals will pay a bit with them gone from the tank. And remember, last time it didn't even work for you and you got ich back in the tank again.
  5. FarmerTy

    300 Gallon Disaster Reboot

    You finally got your naso! I bet Holly is ecstatic! Tank looks great bud!
  6. FarmerTy

    Jacob's Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

    Looking great!
  7. FarmerTy

    Anyone see this?

    Its the one for the Apex. I'll let others try it out... I'm happy with my Alkatronic. The cost of reagent and mandatory service every 18-24 months (where you ship it in) has this guy turning the other direction from the Trident. Really, monitoring alk is the only thing important to me. Calcium tracks closely with alk usually and Mg I dose once every quarter at best so I really don't need to know either of the other two daily like I do alk. Just my 2 cents. Someone buy it and test it out for me and let me know though. I'm always curious. [emoji16]
  8. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    Winner winner Jolt! Thanks! It was a long day so I didn't have the energy to look it up. [emoji53]
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    FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    BC Honeycomb C2C Calamity... Yes it is that bright and red in person. CC Forgot its name... Lol. FarmerTy Bluebonnet.. My whole colony went up about 6 months back... Was able to save this.
  10. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    Haha... I think i need to trust this robot. I'm becoming less reliable these days as work is getting crazier. [emoji4]
  11. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    I make it a large batch at a time so pretty confident once I dial it in that its reading the correct number. Its not the machine's fault ever that its reading the wrong alk... Its usually my fault with inaccurate mixing of the reagent and I'll have to adjust as needed but then its spot on until I run out again. I just have trust issues in general. Lol.
  12. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    My Jawdropper looking like its about to explode in growth. Hungs Rainbow under 14k... Excuse the frag taken right out of the middle... And sorry its a had blurry. Cultivated Reef Electric Miyagi and Cornbred Bubblegum Digi
  13. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    I have it in monitor mode only... I have trust issues and can't seem to let go yet and let it run in control mode. [emoji51]
  14. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    I take all my pictures in RAW format with the "Shade" temperature setting on my Nikon D5300. I then use Lightroom to match what I see in person. I get much better results this way then shooting JPG.
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    FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    It's got great blue presence... Very bright blue in person and even brighter under higher par. I'm tempted to move it higher!