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bwitchn
05/07/2017, 03:55 PM
I've decided to keep the Aquamaxx HOB-1 vs the WS-1 In Sump. I was concerned the WS-1 would not fit in the rear chamber of the JBJ 45. Far superior skimmer. The new one has a tube that in the event it were to overflow, it returns back into the skimmer box. I can also attach tubing to this tube and run it back into the tank. The HOB-1 is a far superior skimmer. And, I don't mind that it is visible as long as it allows me to maintain a high performance display tank with all types of corals and bioload.

I've now redesigned the entire rear chambers as follows:

Left first chamber - InTank Media basket with bottom and middle/Pond Matrix; top/filter pad

Left second chamber - Aquamaxx FR-S Filter Media Reactor w/ROX 0.8 Carbon

Middle - upgraded and replaced both standard pumps for 1 Tunze Silence Recirculation Water Pump with Insert Y-Fitting

Right second chamber (next to return chamber) - heater and Aquamaxx FR-S Filter media Reactor with Phosphate Out PRO FGO Gilter Media (it is turned off right now during cycling). Aquamaxx HOB-1 skimmer return is going into this chamber

Right chamber - Aquamaxx HOB-1 skimmer intake in the first right chamber and the JBJ stock media basket: Bottom carbon; middle pond matrix; top filter pad.

Running 2 - AI Prime HD lights

Running 2 Vortech MP10's.

Live sand - 20# was Carib Sea and 15# was from another display tank
Live rock - 30#'s - all cured

Tank is currently cycling 10 days now. I started cycle with 2 raw shrimp. one has already disintegrated, the other one there are just little pieces still left in the tank.

Ammonia tested as of yesterday at 50 - I didn't see Ammonia go any higher, but today it is down to 0. Nitrites are showing 0 and Nitrates are showing 0. Not sure if tank has cycled or if Nitrites are taking some time. The sand and live rock I placed was really good. Especially the sand.

I have the skimmer also off for the first week or two of cycling, then I will turn it on to break it in and ghost feed a little. The first inhabitant will be a clown fish from my 20gallon Fusion.

Mary

joesig
05/07/2017, 04:38 PM
Nice cant wait to see setup.
I would rethink 2 mp10s. I try to keep vibration to a min on a curved glass tank. Ill post a pic of my set up today for you to see.


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bwitchn
05/07/2017, 05:45 PM
Looking forward to your pics. The MP10s back magnets have to be aligned to stop the vibration

joesig
05/08/2017, 03:00 AM
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25075892#post25075892

joesig
05/08/2017, 03:00 AM
http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u425/joejsig/FTS_zpsparlu4t9.jpg (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/joejsig/media/FTS_zpsparlu4t9.jpg.html)

bwitchn
05/08/2017, 11:53 AM
Awesome!!!

bwitchn
05/08/2017, 11:54 AM
Where did you get the screen for the top? And what setings is your light?

bwitchn
05/08/2017, 11:59 AM
Also. How are you feeding your dragonette? Do uou have a fuge creating pods?

joesig
05/08/2017, 01:07 PM
Screen is homedepot aluminum screen and the mesh is from bulk reef supply


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joesig
05/08/2017, 01:07 PM
Dragon eats frozen mysys and ova


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bwitchn
05/08/2017, 09:08 PM
Your lucky your dragonette is eating mysis. Is it frozen? They usually starve without pods.

joesig
05/08/2017, 10:35 PM
Yeah its frozen id still like him to be fatter than he is i didn't really want to get him though. Wifes fav


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joesig
05/13/2017, 10:34 PM
You wont regret the HOB1.5 https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170514/e83af954a5c6e5980bac673bd858292b.jpg


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joesig
05/13/2017, 10:35 PM
Thats after about 2 maybe 3 weeks


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bwitchn
05/13/2017, 11:17 PM
Yes.. I decided to keep the HOB-1...