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2mo SPS Progress - before and after

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Being that my current goal is to grow some stick crops, I decided to post pics of 2 month growth progress. Your comments and observations are welcome, because I don't have much reference to judge which ones need intervention.

 

I have some fast growers and some slow ones. Not sure what's typical for each.

 

One thing I've learned is that I'm running too nutrient lean. Lost some coloration. Both nitrates and phosphates were at 0 for this 2 moth period. Since then, I've increased feeding and dialed back a little on the nopox dose. Am now targeting nitrates below 10ppm and PO4 around 0.18. In progress.

 

In some cases the angles are a little different, but as much as possible I've tried to keep the size of the plug in the before and after photos the same so it's apples to apples.

 

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Green Goblin - strong growth, but lost quite a bit of color on this guyc05b7f401a5230fe48ccf9dffc4773d1.jpg

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I have more stuff, but that's all the before & after photos I have. The date range is June 29th - Sept 1st.

Why do I feel like I just posted a bunch of pics of myself in my underwear?

Feel free to leave feedback or not. I just appreciate this community for making me feel like my sickness is normal (or at least ok)!

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2 hours ago, Dominican said:

Purple Bonsai - this is the one that's driving me crazy7bcad5172a7e68c484b551cb150a4992.jpg

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Is it just the picture or has it turned a lighter shade?

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A lot of those look like really happy!

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The red dragon is looking good! So is the UC Bali Shortcake you got from me, I may need to get a frag back!!
Thanks John! They're both budding nicely. Of course, I'm happy to separate a good sized frag for you. Let me know when you're ready.

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Is it just the picture or has it turned a lighter shade?
Jimbo the pic on the right does have more light - two coral plus ATIs - but it is definitely pale. I'm hoping it's the lack of nutrients issue.

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A lot of those look like really happy!
Thanks Jim! I appreciate the great frags.

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9 hours ago, Dominican said:

Jimbo the pic on the right does have more light - two coral plus ATIs - but it is definitely pale. I'm hoping it's the lack of nutrients issue. emoji15.png

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I was going to say mine turned pale just like that when nutrients dropped too. My Phos dropped from an avg of about .14 to around .08 when I started running chaeto in the fuge. I cut back on the photo period a little and started feeding just a little more.

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Awesome to see how well they've grown!
Thanks Reefpuck. I'm sure others have had much better results. Hopefully these pics can be one possible frame of reference.

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Once you get those nitrates in the 5-10 ppm level and phosphates below 0.08 ppm, you'll see some amazing color.

Growth seems right on par.

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