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Doostur
04/03/2017, 12:13 PM
Hi Everyone.

We finished building our home and we had a small area in the living room which was perfect for a 45 breeder (needed the smaller depth). Custom stand made. We drilled the tank, stained the stand, and plumbed everything up. All tank components were cleaned with vinigar/ro. All rock was cleaned with bleach and then vinegar. Sand rinsed with RO. Finished cycling using Red Sea Reef Mature Pro Kit and we have added a cleaner crew 10 hermits, 6 Astrea Snails and a cleaner shrimp. Followed by a blood/coral banded shrimp and Hammer & Torch coral. Our first fish added was a Blue Reef Chromis. After a bonded pair of Extreme Onyx Picassos and Zoas. We have a midas blenny, and red fin fairy wrasse in our 10G QT tank waiting to be added in a few weeks. We treat QT with copper.

I'll be very specific with everything we have, hoping it'll help someone else. Our setup is as follows:

Main Tank

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVCod72JF38

- 45 Gallon Aqueon Breeder Tank
- Custom Stand
- Reef Breeders Photon 32-V2 LEDs
- 2 Hydor Koralia Evolution 750/850 Fans
- Jecod/Jebao DCT-4000
- Wet Dry System converted to a sump (Limited due to stand width). Not sure on brand, think 10-15G.
- Reef Octopus BH-1000 Skimmer
- EHEIM Jager Heater 125W
- 2 Alternative Reef Magnetic Standard Frag Stations
- 2 Alternative Reef Big Un magnetic single frag station
- CPR Retrofit Overflow Box with Lid (Open Back)
- Zacro Digital Aquarium Thermometer
- Seachem Ammonia Alert
- Medium Mag Float Cleaner
- ZMODO Wifi Camera (Had an extra not being used from our home 8 camera setup).
- Most PVC plumbing from Lowes, and some fittings from BRS.
- Carib Sea Sand 20 pounds


Quarantine Tank (I realize we should not have rock in our QT tank)

- 10 Gallon Aqueon Breeder Tank
- COODIA Aquarium Hood LEDs with remote 19-28 inch
- Alternative Reef Magnetic Nano Frag Station
- AquaClear Power Filter 5-20G
- Hydor Koralia Nano 240 fan
- EHEIM Jager Heater 50W
- Small Mag Float Cleaner
- Seachem Ammonia Alert
- Zacro Digital Aquarium Thermometer
- 2 three way 1.5 inch PVC pipes for hiding
- White Coral Rock that we got from St Marteen vacation


Testing Equipment & Misc

- Salinity Refractometer
- BABAN Diamond bit set
- Agile-Shop Adjustable 1/6" - 3 1/4 Inches Diamond Drill Bit Holder (Holds Bit in place).
- Red Sea Reef Mature Pro Kit
- Red Sea Calcium, Alkalinity & Magnesium Tester
- API Saltwater Master Test Kit
- Aquamend for sculpting rock

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Doostur
04/03/2017, 12:16 PM
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JUNBUG361
04/03/2017, 01:23 PM
Looks good

Doostur
04/24/2017, 08:23 PM
Update:

Everything has been doing great. All levels are spot on. Added the last of our inhabitants I think. Next I will be placing corals throughout live rock.


Cleaners
- 30 blue legged hermits
- 6 Astrea Snails
- 1 Coral Banded Shrimp
- 1 Blood Shrimp
- 1 Cleaner Shrimp
- 3 brittle starfish
- Lettuce Nudibranch
- 1 Tiger Pistol Shrimp

Fish in MT
- 1 Blue Reef Chromis
- 2 Frostbite Subzero Clown Fish Bonded Pair
- 1 Midas Blenny
- 1 Red Fin Fairy Wrasse
- 1 Yellow Watchman Goby
- 1 Tiger Pistol Shrimp
- 1 Exquisite firefish
- 1 Royal Gramma

Coral in MT
LPS
- Hammer
- Torch
- Elegance
- Red Goniopora
- Frogspawn
- Torch (On single mini left magnet station)
- WWC Lemon Lime Favites
- Superman Scoly
- WWC Cotton Candy Chalice
- Pretty Pink Acan
- Neon Green w/ Pink Tip Toadstool
ZOAs
- Bam Bamms
- Rastas
- Tyree Orange Rainbow Paly
- Yodas
- Purple People Eater
- Small misc ZOA colony
-Scrambled Eggs
- Fire and Ice
- Peachy Spectrums
- Radioactive Dragon Eyes
- Chuckies Bride
- Rainbow Paly
- Sunny D's
- Pink Pinwheel
- Eagle Eyes
SPS
- ORA Purple Stylophora
- ORA Green Stylophora
- Blue Tip Stag
- ORA Green Birdnest
- World Wide Coral Slimeball Anacapora
- ORA Pink Birdnest
- ORA Green Bali Slimer
- Tri Color Granulosa
- Bird Of Paradise Seriatorpora
- Tubs Stella Montipora
Misc
- Green Pinstripe Discosoma Shroom

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0BlCrByeJs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWzWCjrxiXw

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Doostur
04/24/2017, 08:24 PM
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Doostur
05/08/2017, 09:21 AM
Update:

Picked up some Hanna testers for Alk & Phosphate. Much more accurate. Phosphates were 1.8. After running the BRS mini reactor for 12 hours, our Phosphates were down to .03. This should keep our SPS much more happy.

- Added bubble tip anemone.
- Added Ricordia
- Added Blasto
- Added Few Montis
- Added BRS mini reactor running GFO & Carbon.

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dimasv
05/08/2017, 01:13 PM
B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L so many frags. I love your idea with the camera :-)

Doostur
05/08/2017, 03:18 PM
B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L so many frags. I love your idea with the camera :-)

Thanks! Zmodo on amazon :) Have the whole house wired up. Down to door bell!

Doostur
05/22/2017, 05:51 PM
05-21-17 Update

We added a CyberPower UPS. 1500VA/900W (BRG1500AVRLCD). On sale for $120 shipped from BH Photo. Each of our power heads pulls 5 watts. So both are 10 watt total. After doing some testing, and removing power, we had 420 minutes of back up running both heads (7 hours). In case we lose power as we fall asleep at night or after we leave the house, this should be enough until we return. Then we will use our generator in the garage.

Spread all our frags throughout tank.



Added...

- Added Utter Chaos Zoa
- Few more Purple People Eater Zoas
- King Midas Zoas

- Duncans
- Dendrophyllia
- Green Star Polyp

SPS

- World Wide Coral DingDang Milli
- Battlecorals Wild Red Acro
- ORA Pearlberry
- Aqua SD Fallen Lord
- Reef Raft Asia Wolverine
- Another Blue tip Stag
- World Wide Coral Heartbreaker
- World Wide Coral Pink Flamingo

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Biz-FJIW4sI&t=9s

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