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12/04/2013, 10:22 AM
Here's a picture of our latest office tank project featuring a rimless low iron glass tank with a DIF100 Orphek Pendant and Aqua Illumination 48" upright rail with a 12" EXT horizontal rail. The tank is going to house a large anemone and several clown fish. More pictures to come as time permits.

Tank 24" x 24" x 24" Cube with Blue Life USA black background (coming soon on our site)

Here's what we have on the tank so far but more equipment will be added (reactors from Triton Aquatics for PO4x4 and NP Biopellets and a dosing pump for Ca, Mg, Alk). All of our tanks are fed by a Vertex 100GPD RO/DI to a 55 Gallon Reservoir and then to a MRC Nelson reactor before it hits each aquarium sump.

RLSS R6-i Protein Skimmer

Orphek DIF100 LED Pendant

Aqua Illumination 48" EXT upright rail and 12" arm

Waveline DC6000 Return Pump

Vertex 100GPD RO/DI

Tahitian black sand is arriving today and we are adding water today also. Hope to have livestock in the tank in the next few days. We will send more pictures soon. The stand is a temporary setup as we are waiting on the new Vertex Stands. Hopefully they will be shipping to the US soon but no ETA from Vertex. If you have any questions about the setup feel free to ask.

12/05/2013, 12:10 AM
Looking good, looking forward to more pictures.

12/11/2013, 12:08 PM
This is a lousy picture. I will try to get some better ones done but this is a start.

12/11/2013, 12:21 PM
This image is a little better quality. Please note that we are changing out the LED Diode array to a specific setup for anemones. Orphek researched specific requires for hard to keep anemones like the blue carpet we have and we are waiting on it to arrive before the carpet and fish go into the tank.

The equipment is fulling setup and running nearly silent with the exception of our Triton PO4x4 reactor that I haven't installed yet. The only noise coming from the tank is the water hitting the filter sock.

05/19/2014, 10:15 AM
As of today we are running an experiment on our somewhat intentionally neglected clownfish tank (don't worry the fish are healthy). For the past few months we have been running NP Biopellets on the tank but have done little to help and maintain good water quality (no water changes in a few months and no additional Po4 removal other than NP Biopellets). Today we are switching over to the All-In-One Biopellets to see changes take place.

As of 5/19/14
Po4: 1.00+ mg/L with a Salifert Test Kit
No3: 2 mg/L

Every Monday we will be taking another test and posting it to this thread to see the changes. During the test no water changes will be done and normal skimming will continue. No other additives/supplements will be introduced into the aquarium other than the fish food for the clownfish.

Currently the aquarium water is cloudy with algae issues on the glass and rocks. Also red cyano is present in some areas. Now it's time to wait and see what happens...

06/26/2014, 07:01 PM
I was reading the description of this product. The manufacturer states\

“On Note, this particular tank contains approximately 50 fish and after 10 months of testing both nitrates and phosphates were undetectable with standard nitrate and phosphate kits.“

For Nitrate the standard test kits like Salifert is pretty good but for phosphates there is no standard test kit which will detect it accurately at such low levels. Hanna is one of the Ultra low checkers which is used by the most hobbyists to accurately detect phosphates. I can have phosphates in the high range (above 0.003) and it will show as zero in standard test kits.

The manufacturer states that the nitrates and phosphates were kept undetectable with STANDARD TEST KITS.

I want to know which test kits are they referring too.

As most of us hobbyists do not trust standard test kits for phosphates.

07/03/2014, 02:29 PM
No updates on the biopellets?

07/09/2014, 11:40 AM
I'm currently on vacation but I had a chance to check the PO4. It was at .09. Added more pellets before I left. I'll check it when I get back. I only had about 200ml in the reactor. Now I would say it has about 400ml in it as of yesterday. Currently on a jet at 30k feet :D.