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Old 04/28/2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Smile Island Reef

Hello everyone,

Well some friends of mine were saying I should put my tank over here ReefCentral so here it goes the setup and some pictures.

Volume: around 273L
Display tank: (100cm x 58cm x 45cm) = (39"x23"x18")
Sump: (50cm x 50cm x 35cm) = (20"x20"x14")
Skimmer: Royal Exclusiv Bubble King Double Cone 200
Return Pump: Eheim Compact+3000 ( 3000 L/hr)
Water circulation: 2x Ecotech Vortech MP10w ES with EcoTech Vortech battery backup
Lighting: ATI Sunpower dimmable 8x 39w T5
Ca, Mg and KH dosing: GHL 3-way independent dosing pump, using the Balling Light method


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Old 04/28/2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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Old 04/28/2013, 03:06 PM   #3
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Old 04/28/2013, 03:07 PM   #4
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Old 04/28/2013, 03:21 PM   #5
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Nicely done man! That tanks is absolutely beautiful! How long has it been up and running? Did you start from frags or colonies?


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Old 04/28/2013, 03:25 PM   #6
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Nicely done man! That tanks is absolutely beautiful! How long has it been up and running? Did you start from frags or colonies?
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This tank has been running for 1year and 8months, all the corals I started them from frags some added as big..ish frags from my old nano.

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Old 04/28/2013, 03:32 PM   #7
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Pedro, you grow a stunning reef! The pics are gorgeous! I just showed them off to my girlfriend and she says " can you make your tank look like that?". My reply was " yes honey, but I'm gonna need a bigger budget"..... LOL

Keep up the good work man!


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Old 04/28/2013, 03:44 PM   #8
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Pedro, you grow a stunning reef! The pics are gorgeous! I just showed them off to my girlfriend and she says " can you make your tank look like that?". My reply was " yes honey, but I'm gonna need a bigger budget"..... LOL

Keep up the good work man!
LOLOL this is a good persuasion thread then ahah

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Old 04/28/2013, 03:56 PM   #9
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Really an amazing tank, but def. not a Nano.


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Old 04/28/2013, 04:01 PM   #10
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Really an amazing tank, but def. not a Nano.
thanks Charley,

I was afraid of putting it on the larget tank section 180gallons+ LOL, I think I'm right there are 2 sections... 180+ and the nano section.

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Old 04/28/2013, 04:06 PM   #11
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yeah it doesnt make it into the large 180+ thread so i think this is where it belongs. i do think that there should be another section added for a 40-180 gallon tank. either way you have an amazing tank. what is your maintenance schedule like? what about dosing or reactors?


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Old 04/28/2013, 04:26 PM   #12
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yeah it doesnt make it into the large 180+ thread so i think this is where it belongs. i do think that there should be another section added for a 40-180 gallon tank. either way you have an amazing tank. what is your maintenance schedule like? what about dosing or reactors?
Indeed it needs!

Well for the maintenance I do:

40L water change every 15days with NSW
Skimmer cup cleaning every week or every 4days
Glass cleaning every day
Water testing Ca, Mg and KH every week
General equipment cleaning every 3months

Dosings:
I use the balling light method to control Ca, Mg and KH
Bacteria and elements dosing with KZ products
  • KZ ZeoBAK
  • KZ BioMate
  • KZ ZeoStart3
  • KZ ZeoLife
  • KZ Amino Acid HC
  • KZ Coral Vitalizer
  • KZ Sponge Power
  • KZ Coral Snow
  • KZ Pohls Xtra
  • KZ B-Balance
  • KZ K-Balance
  • KZ Stylo-Pocci glow
  • KZ Iron
  • KZ Potassium Iodide Fluoride
  • KZ Coral Booster
  • KZ Flatwormstop

And recently I started dosing live phytoplankton during the night 96ml per day at the moment.



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Old 04/28/2013, 04:59 PM   #13
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thanks Charley,

I was afraid of putting it on the larget tank section 180gallons+ LOL, I think I'm right there are 2 sections... 180+ and the nano section.

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Yeah it wouldn't do well in 180+ either. Either Reef Discusion or the SPS forum. Tons of people from the SPS section I'm sure would love to see your tank! Its really breathtaking.


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Old 04/28/2013, 05:11 PM   #14
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SPS section maybe yes, well let's hope a moderator notices and moves it.

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Absolutely gorgeous. Glad it was accidentally posted in the nano section. I don't go to the large section as much as i would like lol


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Old 05/04/2013, 04:19 AM   #16
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Absolutely gorgeous. Glad it was accidentally posted in the nano section. I don't go to the large section as much as i would like lol
thanks a lot Bman ahah


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Old 05/04/2013, 06:09 AM   #17
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Not only is the tank beautiful, your photography is great as well. Nice job!


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Old 05/04/2013, 06:42 AM   #18
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Beautiful tank!

Are you on AquaticLog.com yet? I bet this tank would get featured one week.


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Old 05/04/2013, 09:22 AM   #19
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Beautiful Tank!


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Old 05/05/2013, 05:14 PM   #20
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Beautiful tank!

Are you on AquaticLog.com yet? I bet this tank would get featured one week.
d2mini, that site looks quite good, already created an account and got some pictures up


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Old 05/05/2013, 05:41 PM   #21
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Love all the colors.


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Old 05/05/2013, 06:05 PM   #22
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d2mini, that site looks quite good, already created an account and got some pictures up
Cool, just saw you there!!! Can't wait to see your profile really get filled out.
Great way for others to get a real good behind the scenes look at an awesome tank like this.

Can you tell me a little more about your live photoplankton? Are you growing your own? Have you been running it long enough to see any difference (good or bad) yet?


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Old 05/05/2013, 06:17 PM   #23
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thank you hibb304

Dennis,

thanks for the suport.

The phytoplankton is nannochloropsis sp. that I grow on a reactor in my garage.

I've been dosing it for a long time 1years+, but I recently made it automatic so it has been running automatically for just over 1month an I'm having great results, growth and a bit of color improvements for now, but it's still too early to tell if it will work on the long run anyway so far so good.

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Old 05/06/2013, 09:05 AM   #24
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Ah, thanks Pedro. Very cool.

I would love to add something like this to my garage fish setup. If you have any detailed info you could post or point me to on how to get started growing the phyto, I would really appreciate it. I've seen one or two videos on youtube but would be very interested in your process.


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Old 05/06/2013, 09:38 AM   #25
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Great looking tank...tanks like yours is what got me doing zeovit..it works really well..im gettin great growth. .hopefully it will be like yours..thanks for sharing. .


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