So i picked up the tank from @daveH recently and quickly got it home to start planning the build
Its 100x50x45 PPG starfire, Rimless and braceless
Originally i was going to go eurobrace again but dave thinks i should try rimless again so ill give it a go.
In the process of modifying the stand to suit my dosing pump containers and ATO
This is where i am up to
2 weeks in and I’m amazed at how well the new tank has settled.
It looks like it’s been going for ages. The small amount of diatoms I got were quickly cleaned up by the snails.
All the parameters are spot on - zero phosphates and nitrates. No die off and no losses.
All the fish are healthy and certainly seem to be enjoying the extra room.
The two Radion 15’s certainly seem to be pushing out...
So after discovering these awesome morph/ric traps, I decided to get four and finally be able to frag my rick without loosing three pieces... twice now I've fragged this ric and each time I only end up with one. hahaha its funny but its not...
So this time none of them will get blown away.
Please excuse the terrible photo, Iphone 5's take bad shots under evening lights.
Sooooooo I took a few frags to Deer Park on the weekend which helped out in my mass spending spree but I walked out with 4 amazing fish. Two I'd put on hold the previous week and a pair that I simply couldn't help myself! I ended up walking out with a gorgeous Colini angelfish, the teeny tiniest little blotched anthia you've ever seen and a pair of juvenile flame hawks...
With the extra width of the new sump I needed 2 par 38 lights but it was impossible to find a double headed gooseneck so I got two holders and attached them to the bottom of my drawer. Put some extenders on the holders to get them nice and close to the chaeto. They also have an elbow so that it makes it easy to change bulbs or bend them out the road to do some work.
Wired straight into the drawer...
hey everyone. Looking at putting on either an AI prime or AI hydra 26 HD onto my aquaone minireef 150. Its a 150ltr cube. From what i read it seems the prime is bordeline ok this size tank. Since the tank is cube i feel the single ligth of the prime would give an even distribuation where as going the hydra would mean a more rectangluar distribution but obviosuly brighter....anyone used these...
It has been ages since I have posted (almost 18 months). Regrettably, from a reefing point of view, life got in the way since my last post and tank progress stalled.
Feel free to read the full post for my reasoning, but the short reason for the post is that I am hoping for some help. I am looking for either:
1) someone with an established tank who has the capacity and skill to...
Well after the introduction of the sand wiped my progress out it is only fit that we pick up and dust ourselves off.
To get the excitement underway I purchased a dosing pump, removed the calcium reactor and ready to get all Randy with a new methodology of dosing.....
Two STC -1000 controllers have been ordered as well.
New fresh water throughout the system....... fish and siporax added from...
I am moving offices in january and was thinking of putting a nano tank at work. New office faces north so could have the option of a lot of natural light.
Nano reef: I could use quite a few frags from my main tank, and maintain it by water changes and forget the skimmer.
Planted Tank :Going back to my roots when I kept planted discus tanks, although this was far more...
Hope all is well, I came across this and thought oh cute, thought i'd share.
Well, 48hrs old and everything is going well.
The new size certainly looks great. It might not seem bigger but it’s nearly a gain of 200L - the fish certainly appreciate the extra swimming room, especially with nothing on the back wall.
Time for an update...
The tank is ticking along with no critical issues.
About 6 weeks ago I noticed a lot of coralline appearing. It's taken the longest time but a good sign that the tank is maturing. I often wonder if the timeline would be different if live rock was used instead of "real reef".
Most corals are doing well, but the acro's could be better.
They are growing, but not very quickly....
Everything happens at a snails pace with my tank so not a great deal has happened. My crappy jebao gyre pump decided it doesn't want to play the game so I got a replacement tunze 6101 and microcontroller. The thing is huge but on the up side, I can kinda hide it in the rock so I have been playing around with some rock and got some polymorph plastic to see what I can come up with.
It also came...
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