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Old 09/06/2018, 12:06 PM   #1
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Waterbox 130.4

After a long break, it's time to get salty again.

Here is my Waterbox 130.4. First week of cycling.

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Tank: Waterbox 130.4 (48x24x22)
Controller: Apex EL
Return: Apex COR-15
Skimmer: Bubble Magnus Curve 5
Lights: 2 x Ecotech Radion XR15 Pro G4
Powerhead: 2 x Gyre XF230
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Old 09/06/2018, 02:38 PM   #2
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Nice looking setup!

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Old 09/06/2018, 03:42 PM   #3
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Nice looking setup!

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Old 09/07/2018, 07:57 AM   #4
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I like the scape, can't wait to see it with some livestock


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Old 09/07/2018, 09:25 AM   #5
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I like the scape, can't wait to see it with some livestock
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Old 09/07/2018, 09:35 AM   #6
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Installed a Klir fleece filter today. This device is pretty neat. Really easy to assemble and install. Quiet operation and fits perfectly in a standard 4" filter sock holder.










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Old 09/07/2018, 05:14 PM   #7
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I've been super interested in those roller filters but I can't seem to find one that will just "drop in" to the 7" rectangle sock slots on my Eshoppes sump. Been torn between the Klir and Clarisea but I just don't want to do a big retrofit for an already running system.

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Old 09/07/2018, 10:16 PM   #8
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I've been super interested in those roller filters but I can't seem to find one that will just "drop in" to the 7" rectangle sock slots on my Eshoppes sump. Been torn between the Klir and Clarisea but I just don't want to do a big retrofit for an already running system.

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My Klir came with 2 extra round adapter rings. Perhaps you can find an acrylic shop to make you a rectangular one? Having to do major retrofit on an establish system would be a hassle.

My tank is still cycling so not much is getting caught in the fleece. Hopefully I can see how it performs when I add livestock in a few weeks.


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Old 09/08/2018, 12:00 AM   #9
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My Klir came with 2 extra round adapter rings. Perhaps you can find an acrylic shop to make you a rectangular one? Having to do major retrofit on an establish system would be a hassle.

My tank is still cycling so not much is getting caught in the fleece. Hopefully I can see how it performs when I add livestock in a few weeks.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking that the Klir would be easiest to integrate that way. Only catch is that I need two side-by-side so I need to see if there is enough room to squeeze them in the sump like that. I've got a buddy that has some industrial laser CNC machines so will probably work with him to make an adapter.

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Sounds good. Hope you can get it sorted out. The Klir filter looks very promising.


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Old 09/16/2018, 09:06 AM   #11
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Hey mnml,

What kind of rock did you use and where did you get it? Love the look! once itís filled in with coral it will look awesome.


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What kind of rock did you use and where did you get it? Love the look! once itís filled in with coral it will look awesome.


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Hey Obiwan,

Thanks for the kind words. The rocks are called Stax from Two Little Fishies. I got them from saltwateraquarium.com. Got about 55 lbs in my tank.


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Old 09/16/2018, 07:45 PM   #13
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Added a few of Chromis to the tank.




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Thanks for the kind words. The rocks are called Stax from Two Little Fishies. I got them from saltwateraquarium.com. Got about 55 lbs in my tank.


It honestly looks like they took calcium carbonate rock and used a band saw to cut it into ďlayersĒ an inch or so thick. Awesome idea as it gives you a lot of options and once everything grows in you will have a sweet aquascape. Iím tagging along on this one to see how things end up. Might try the band sawed rock approach on my next tank!


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That’s a really cool idea. I’m sure you can DIY if you have the right saw. Thanks for following along. Planning to visit Reefapalooza here in SoCal in Oct. Will be stocking the tank then.


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Old 09/22/2018, 05:15 PM   #16
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Picked up a CoralBox doser. I was pleasantly surprised on how accurate this pump is once itís calibrated. The app makes setup a breeze.




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Old 09/25/2018, 11:05 PM   #17
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New clowns.




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Old 09/25/2018, 11:21 PM   #18
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Woah the smaller clown is epic! That helmet is insane! What breeder is it from?

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Thanks. I'm not sure what breed. My LFS had it labeled as "Designer" clown. My wife and kids picked them out.


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Looks like a "bullet holes" or "frostbite" to me, there are a few companies that sell them that I'm aware of like Sea and Reef or Proaquatix.

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Gotcha, good to know. I picked them up at Seaside in HB. They had about 30 of these guys in their own 70g tank.


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How are the Maxspect xf230s on the 12mm glass?
How are they placed? Back Wall?
Vertical or horizontal?
Any other flow Powerhead?
How are you hiding cords for them?
I currently have ecotechs that are old but looking to add Maxspect.
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Old 10/30/2018, 09:06 PM   #23
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hey guys I know this is way off topic but has anyone else out there been using the Red Sea reef energy coral nutrition?? My guy I go to has been raging saying this is the new best stuff on the market! Any thoughts??
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Old 11/03/2018, 05:40 PM   #24
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How are the Maxspect xf230s on the 12mm glass?
How are they placed? Back Wall?
Vertical or horizontal?
Any other flow Powerhead?
How are you hiding cords for them?
I currently have ecotechs that are old but looking to add Maxspect.
Thanks.

No issues with the magnets on the 12mm glass. I have them mounted at the end of each side horizontally. No other flow besides the return nozzles. I plan to run the cord vertical out of the tank similar to the ecotech. I can share with you my gyre settings if you decide to get a pair.

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hey guys I know this is way off topic but has anyone else out there been using the Red Sea reef energy coral nutrition?? My guy I go to has been raging saying this is the new best stuff on the market! Any thoughts??
Thank y'all!!

Iíve been using it now for 3 weeks at 2ml each every other day. So far I have not seen positive or negative effects. Will keep dosing for at least 2 months before I decide whether or not to keep dosing.


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