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Old 01-27-2019, 03:39 PM
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Ive been in the hobby for 7 years now with the same 6' Tank, almost shut down 3 times. I make my own Calcium and KH dosing materials in Bulk. Looking forward to getting LPS and SPS corals rocking again.

Updated some of my equipment including a new doser by kamoer
New XF-350 jets (wow the flow is amazing, how I have been missing this for all these years)
working on dropping nitrates so stock can begin to be added.

I considered getting an APEX but feel it will over complicate the system and could be problematic if things start to go wrong. KISS (keep it simple stupid) is what I've always been told in this hobby. Looking forward to sharing progress as things begin to develop.
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:47 PM
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Ive been in the hobby for 7 years now with the same 6' Tank, almost shut down 3 times. I make my own Calcium and KH dosing materials in Bulk. Looking forward to getting LPS and SPS corals rocking again.

Updated some of my equipment including a new doser by kamoer
New XF-350 jets (wow the flow is amazing, how I have been missing this for all these years)
working on dropping nitrates so stock can begin to be added.

I considered getting an APEX but feel it will over complicate the system and could be problematic if things start to go wrong. KISS (keep it simple stupid) is what I've always been told in this hobby. Looking forward to sharing progress as things begin to develop.
Iím trying the KISS principal this time around too. Itís almost impossible not to tinker with the tank.

Good luck with the reboot!
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:54 PM
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I am hoping with my past experience and new equipment things will run smoothly.. Keep you posted
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:34 AM
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Good luck
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So after changing out my doser, my skimmer and doing a lot of water changes using carbon dosing and constant water perimeter checks, my tank is finally back to a good place. We added a slew of new fish this weekend from wrasses to schooling and angles.
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I think that you should still install a monitoring system as it will save you trouble down the road you can work out the kinks early before you put livestock in. I would suggest just using the monitoring system for your lights, return pump and heaters right now then add equipment as your tank moves towards stability.
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Sweet! Get some photos up, then we can see the progress
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Old 03-31-2019, 04:37 PM
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I think that you should still install a monitoring system as it will save you trouble down the road you can work out the kinks early before you put livestock in. I would suggest just using the monitoring system for your lights, return pump and heaters right now then add equipment as your tank moves towards stability.

I highly considered the monitoring system, I hate they all run on a pc based systems. Having a tank 7 years the tank was great when I dedicated the time.nownim back to feeling the love for the work load. I just returned from 17 days in Europe and had my young neighbor (who knows nothing about tanks) feed and change filter socks and it ran perfect with levels stable. Iím sticking with the KISS method dosing only carbon, KH and CA running regular tests weekly.
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