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Old 12-16-2018, 09:09 AM
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Picked up a Chalk Bass, Tomini Tang and a Talbot Damsel currently in quarantine.


Moved all the corals in and slowly acclimating them to the new lights. So far they seem ok! Also moved in my previous fish, a Clown and an Azure Damsel.


Will post more once I get thru all the uglyness of a new tank.
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:23 PM
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Looks good. Bleaching the rocks was a wise move. Stand looks solid.

I used one of those hanging shop lights a few years ago, keep an eye on corrosion, especially in the non aluminium parts.

Good luck
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Old 12-17-2018, 03:14 AM
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Thx!


It's one of those reptile lights. I just took the metal reflector off and left the ceramic socket. I hope it lasts for a year or so. Don't know how well this setup is going to work yet so it might get pulled sooner for something better built for growing algae.
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:46 PM
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Rearranged sump. Changed to a Sock Filter instead of floss in media chamber of sump. Changed to a smaller CoralBox Reactor instead of the oversized Aquamaxx to save room. Added a second Feit PAR grow bulb and discontinued the CAT light for the time being. Added a tray to keep Chaeto closer to the lights. Still need to make a proper sized stand for the skimmer so I can move the reactor into the same chamber....for now its with the return pump.

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Old 12-28-2018, 09:39 PM
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I am really digging this build. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:42 AM
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With this tank I am going to attempt to severely cut water changes with a combination of strategies using Chaeto, GFO and NO3:PO4-X to control nitrates and phosphates. These will be put in place and tuned as needed. I will be dosing Trace Elements with Red Sea Coral Colors.

I needed to figure out how much trace elements to dose. I use Reef Crest 2 Part System so I though I'd come up with a number to easily work this out for myself and anybody else who may use Reef Crest and be interested in using RedSea Coral Colors. So far this is what I have come up with. If you see anything wrong with my math, let me know!

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The instructions on the RedSea containers say use 1mL of additive for every 20ppm Calcium added per 100L when using 3rd party products.

First off, I got a number of http://reef.diesyst.com Reef Calculator that ~0.0139g of Calcium Chloride to increase 1 gallon of water by 1ppm.

A bag of Reef Crest Part A Calcium contains 400g of Calcium Chloride.

This is mixed into 1 gallon of water which is equal to 3785.41mL

So 3785.41mL / 400g is a ratio of 9.463mL:1g

RedSea instructions are in Litres so converted 100L to 26.4172 gallons

26.4172 Gallons * 20ppm = 528.34ppm if the volume was of water is 1 gallon.

528.34ppm * 0.00139g = 7.34g of Calcium Chloride used to raise ~26 gallons/100L by 20ppm

9.463mL * 7.34g = 69.5mL of mixture Reef Crest Part A Calcium Solution

Therefore if my calculations are correct, for every 69.5mL of Calcium dosed, you must add 1mL of the RedSea Coral Coral Additives when using the Reef Crest 2 Part System.

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Old 01-02-2019, 01:55 AM
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Ooh I just bought the Red Sea trace elements on Black Friday but havenít started yet (mostly because I was too lazy to figure it out). Iím sure your math is better than mine.
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Ugh...was interested in the Red Sea coral colours however my math is no where near yours to figure this out. I also use the reefcrest 2 part! Following along.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:22 AM
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Added a Tyree Toadstool I got from a fellow reefer. Polyps came out after day of moodiness.

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Old 01-08-2019, 07:24 AM
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Changed return. Removed some Loc-line and put outlet directly into water. Planning to make a screen lid so this will be easier to work with. Looks cleaner in my opinion as well.

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