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Old 05/05/2012, 11:39 AM   #51
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Very Beautiful, thank's for sharing...
Thanks I hope to get my levels under control so I can get to business!




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Old 05/05/2012, 03:27 PM   #52
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New addition from reef central member tom! Thanks tom!

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Old 05/05/2012, 03:30 PM   #53
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Results with the api saltwater master test kit.


Today:

High range ph 7.8
Normal range 8.2-8.4
Off by +.4 - +.6

Ammonia .25 ppm
Normal range 0 ppm
Off by -.25 ppm

Nitrite (no2-) 0.25 ppm
Normal range 0 ppm
Off by -.25 ppm

Nitrate (no3-) 160 ppm
Normal range 0 ppm
Off by -160 ppm


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Old 05/05/2012, 03:32 PM   #54
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Results with api reef master test kit.


Today:

Calcium 600 ppm
Normal range 400-500 ppm
Off by -200 -100 ppm

Carbonate hardness 196.90 ppm
Normal range 89 -125 ppm
Off by -107.90 - 71.90 ppm

Phosphate 0.0 ppm
Normal range 0.0 ppm
Off by 0.0 ppm

Nitrate (no3-) 160 ppm
Normal range 0 ppm
Off by -160 ppm


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Old 05/05/2012, 04:21 PM   #55
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I will take a pic of the new corals fully open soon.


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Old 05/05/2012, 08:05 PM   #56
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Old 05/06/2012, 08:18 AM   #57
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I'm noticing very long extensions on some of my corals, even Zoa at the very top are reaching out for light. The lighting fixture I have fro coralife will not lower any more than 20-21 inches away from the water. I have plans for a new light and hanging from celling or wall. Also the coral life HQi is a 150w MH 14k. I'm looking at a 250w MH 20,000k with 50/50 compacts and blue leds. All of the lights of their own source of power so I can adjust them as to dawn dusk and moonlight along with 100% photo period time.


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Old 05/07/2012, 08:58 AM   #58
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One item I changed over the weekend. New darker curtains in the room to be sure extra light is not looming in. Plus save on electric bill and stay cooler :-)

New light coming in 24" Odyessea :

NEW IMPROVED MODEL

ADV PLUS

24" 346W Aquarium Metal Halide System

Dimension: 24" X 13 5/8" X 3 3/4"

High end Metal Halide System for saltwater / reef aquarium use.
Sleek Aluminium Housing in black finish.
Germen made high quality light reflector.
Improved air vent design for cool operation.
Built-in heavy duty fan
Individual ON/OFF power switches.
Individual power cords for timer setup.
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4x Dual Lunar LEDs
2x 250 Double ended 20,000 mh bulbs (not in unit just for spare)
1x 250w Double ended 15,000K MH Bulbs.
4x T5 HO 24W Actinic bulbs
4x Dual lunar LED modules.
1 set of Mounting bracket ( raise unit about 3" with leg).


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Old 05/08/2012, 05:25 PM   #59
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Took out sponge filter that was in my sump lets see if nitrates lower.

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Old 05/08/2012, 05:39 PM   #60
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No3 160 ppm

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Old 05/08/2012, 05:42 PM   #61
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Old 05/08/2012, 07:21 PM   #62
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I am also concerned about lighting in my nano, but i am sticking with the stock 10k bulbs. I got replacements on the way and hopefully will start my build this weekend...

Your frags look pretty good.


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Old 05/08/2012, 07:51 PM   #63
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Thanks! How big is your tank again and how wide?

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Old 05/09/2012, 05:04 AM   #64
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I have the JBJ Nano_cube DX 12 gallon tank, and it's 13" wide.


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Old 05/09/2012, 05:30 AM   #65
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I have the JBJ Nano_cube DX 12 gallon tank, and it's 13" wide.
Wonder if my coralife light would work for your tank?


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Old 05/09/2012, 09:00 AM   #66
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This is what i am going to use:

CORALIFE 24W 10K STRAIGHT PIN PC BULB

I messed up the order and only got one and the tank hood has two slots for bulds and i see Coralife offers a couple different bulbs for the tank but i don't know what the differences are and if they are beneficial or not for a reef tank.

CORALIFE 24W 50/50 STRAIGHT PIN PC BULB
CORALIFE 24W ACTINIC STRAIGHT PIN PC BULB


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Old 05/09/2012, 09:39 AM   #67
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I was going to say I will have my 150w MH Coralife light for sale when I get my new one and it will go pretty cheap. You can see it on my tank in some of the pictures above.


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Old 05/10/2012, 07:55 AM   #68
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I checked Cal and Alk yesterday along with NO3. All are still really high and the weird thing is CAL jumped up and I havent added anything to the tank or in it.

I bought the Matrix media to see if it will help on the NO3 issues. Some people I see use it in phosban reator so I will just add it and see what happens this weekend.


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Old 05/10/2012, 09:13 PM   #69
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Testing new light. Loving it so far!







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Old 05/10/2012, 09:16 PM   #70
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Went to hp corals today picked up some items for friends and family along with chaeto for myself. Thanks hpcorals!

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Old 05/11/2012, 10:44 AM   #71
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Old 05/11/2012, 10:57 AM   #72
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Do you get a lot of water splash or any with that tank. The tank looks great. I know DAS makes good tanks.


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Old 05/11/2012, 12:18 PM   #73
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Do you know where the tank was purchased? I think you said you bought it from a friend. Do you know if he bought it local to Tampa Bay area?

Great looking Pics!!!


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Old 05/11/2012, 01:10 PM   #74
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No water splash unless snails on waterfall the trickle of water off their cones. You cant buy the tank anymore they offer a neo storm now but pricey. Check out cadlights my buddy is a dealer for them I can see if he can work a discount. Added a new sand sifter goby today.

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