My husband (kev2me) and I planned on doing this contest together, but turns out we won an extra pack at the swap so we're going to have competing zoas in two different tanks! We are a bit competitive...
A bit about the tank:
Size: 120 gallon (about 150 gallon total volume)
Sump: 55 gallon (half divided into a fuge/frag area)
Mainly softies with a few LPS, SPS
Temp: ranges from 72-74 (this is our seahorse tank so the temp has to stay under 74*)
Age: Approximately 2 years old
Mag18 return pump (almost all of our flow comes from the return pump... planned this way for the seahorses)
Koralia nano Evo 425 in main tank
Koralia 2 in fuge/frag area
Main tank lit by DIY LEDs (4x12 3W Cree LED panels -- 6 white, 3 RB, 3 blue LEDs each)
Frag tank lit by 24" 4x24W T5s (soon to be replaced by DIY LEDs)
BRS reactor with biopellets
Well we lost several frags from this bunch. A couple were fungus covered from the beginning. We tried to nurse them back but lost them. It's amazing how much better the other batch has done, but these not so much. We lost the lunars, gobstoppers, and I think something else. The others are still alive.
I told Kev to update his thread since those frags are doing awesome! I think we're out of the competition though since we haven't posted right?
Most likely you won't win the contest. But there is always a chance...it could come down to the last man/woman standing. If the current leaders have a mishap, there is always a slight chance. Certainly finishing strong with regular updates would factor into the final determination...
With that said, regardless I think this contest gives us an opportunity to better determine what works and doesn't work with growing Z&P's. Frankly its a rare opportunity...I don't think many contests/experiment like this have ever been done...it took a lot of work (mostly on skyhigh's part making frags). I hate to see 90% of the people not follow through with an occasional update because the potential educational value will be lost.
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