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470 gallon tank going to softies

Posted 11/20/2011 at 09:50 PM by Nanook (Nook's Reef)

I lost most of my SPS over the summer. I think it was coral chemical warfare as I have a lot of very large sinularia and a 3 foot diameter sarcophyton that was located in my acro tank. I also ran nitrate up to around 30 while waiting for my denitrator to kick in, but I had a lot of difficulty getting it calibrated this time around. Long story short, as much as I love acros, I think the softies are just easier and cheaper to grow. This saves a bit in GFO and electricity which is nice. I'm in...
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375 Softy Tank Lighting

Posted 09/28/2009 at 10:18 PM by Nanook (Nook's Reef)

Four 110 watt VHO UVI super actinics powered by Icecap 660 ballast.

Four LumenBright reflectors.

Four Radium 250 watt 20,000 Kelvin bulbs on two Sunlight Supply HQI ballasts.
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470 Acropora Tank lighting

Posted 09/28/2009 at 10:15 PM by Nanook (Nook's Reef)

Four 110 watt VHO UVI super actinics powered by Icecap 660 ballast.

Four Lumenarc III 20"x20" reflectors.

Four Radium 400 watt 20,000 kelvin on two Sunlight Supply HQI ballasts.
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Temperature Control

Posted 09/28/2009 at 09:54 PM by Nanook (Nook's Reef)
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Equipment room cooled by Mitsubishi 12,600 BTU split system air conditioner.

System heated by five 500 watt Jalli titanium heaters controlled with four Medusa controllers for redundancy.
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Sumps

Posted 09/28/2009 at 09:29 PM by Nanook (Nook's Reef)

Custom GEO 150 gallon, 48x30x24 acrylic sump connected in series via three 2" SCH 80 Hayward bulkheads to second custom GEO 97 gallon, measuring 46.5x20x24. Sumps are fitted with bulkheads for main pump, skimmer pump and media reactor pump.
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