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Old 11/27/2013, 05:33 AM   #51
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Nice work on the new sump. Has is the water draining into the sump? Do you have a siphon overflow? Or something else?


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Old 11/27/2013, 05:59 AM   #52
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Thank you very much sahin
Until today,i'm really happy with it.
It stays clean easily and the reactor,skimmer and heaters work as better as possible,because of the narrow space.Almost all the of water that comes down passes through them.

The overflow has two holes at the bottom and two pipes drain it down.
Thanks for asking!I forgot that picture

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Old 11/27/2013, 07:33 AM   #53
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Thanks. Didn't realise you have holes already bottom of the overflow box.


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Old 11/27/2013, 11:03 AM   #54
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Yes sahin,had them from the start.
They were closed with two pvc cups.
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Old 11/27/2013, 11:17 AM   #55
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pellets reactor

I also started using bio pellets.
I had a zeo reactor,the one in the sump

Απο 1122 by mad23_, on Flickr

Starting i removed the part that was ment to shake the zeolith.
I put a pump to move the pellets but every time it stoped,half of the pellets came out of the reactor.
So i removed the handle,drilled the disc and used it to make stable the pipe

Απο 1250 by mad23_, on Flickr

Glued this to the pipe,so the pump could be secure and easily placed

Απο 1251 by mad23_, on Flickr

And the result

Απο 1257 by mad23_, on Flickr

So i closed the hole at the bottom,put the pump,pellets and here is what the reactor looks like now.Hope it will do the job!


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Old 11/27/2013, 11:22 AM   #56
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEz9...e_gdata_player

Can't figure out why i cant post it without the link,sorry guys


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Old 11/28/2013, 07:52 AM   #57
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After the rescape,things went like this...


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Απο 749 by mad23_, on Flickr

Then started adding CC

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Removed the piece of rock in the middle

Απο 773 by mad23_, on Flickr

And right before i leave the tank alone

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Old 11/28/2013, 08:07 AM   #58
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And these days...
Colors are slowly caming back and every ten days i siphon some cyano,here and there

Sorry for the many(that's what happens when you are lazy lol ) and bad photos


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Απο 1350 by mad23_, on Flickr

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Old 11/28/2013, 08:16 AM   #59
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and a few more...


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Απο 1450 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1451 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1456 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1474 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1476 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1479 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1425 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1440 by mad23_, on Flickr


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Old 11/28/2013, 08:50 AM   #60
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I was so tempted to add sand a couple of months back...but the algae cycles that come with it deterred me. You are brave.

I like the new rockwork. A large Elegance coral would love amazing on that sandbed. You have so much negative space. Very nice effect!


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Old 12/11/2013, 05:48 AM   #61
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and a few more...


Απο 1449 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1450 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1451 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1456 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1474 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1476 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1479 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1425 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1440 by mad23_, on Flickr


Thanks for watching guys!
I am loving the new scape! Minimalist all the way. Very nice!


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Old 12/15/2013, 12:03 PM   #62
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I was so tempted to add sand a couple of months back...but the algae cycles that come with it deterred me. You are brave.

I like the new rockwork. A large Elegance coral would love amazing on that sandbed. You have so much negative space. Very nice effect!
lol...brave or stupid,sahin!
To my eyes,minimalistic doesn't look good combined with BB.
At least in my tank.So i bit the bullet and put the CC.
I really like your suggestion about the elegance,will tink about it!Thanks!

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I am loving the new scape! Minimalist all the way. Very nice!
Thank you very much fail_shed!
I'm glad you like it!
Minimalistic has some advantages that i wasn't able to enjoy before!

Unfortunatelly after 16 months,my achilles died!
I left some scape foam exposed on the rocks,which he was eating,while he picked on the algea.
He had grown very much and his bites had became really strong,so despite that the foam was rock hard he could chop it while eating algea.
He then started eating less and less,his poop became green dust and somedays ago he passed away.
Just before his last breath

Απο 1684 by mad23_, on Flickr
And two last in his memory
A few days after his arrival

IMAG0515 by mad23_, on Flickr
16 months later and a few days before he rests

Απο 1659 by mad23_, on Flickr

I couldn't find an achilles any time soon,so at the moment and because of the pellets i put a sohal and a mystery wrasse.
I really like the mystery....a real beauty but with a relatively ugly face...lol
A friend of mine brought the sohal,as a present but i think i will change him with a leucosternon.
At least until(if) my next achilles arrive.
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Old 12/15/2013, 12:06 PM   #63
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Thank you very much fail_shed!
I'm glad you like it!
Minimalistic has some advantages that i wasn't able to enjoy before!

Unfortunatelly after 16 months,my achilles died!
I left some scape foam exposed on the rocks,which he was eating,while he picked on the algea.
He had grown very much and his bites had became really strong,so despite that the foam was rock hard he could chop it while eating algea.
He then started eating less and less,his poop became green dust and somedays ago he passed away.
Just before his last breath

Απο 1684 by mad23_, on Flickr
And two last in his memory
A few days after his arrival

IMAG0515 by mad23_, on Flickr
16 months later and a few days before he rests

Απο 1659 by mad23_, on Flickr

I couldn't find an achilles any time soon,so at the moment and because of the pellets i put a sohal and a mystery wrasse.
I really like the mystery....a real beauty but with a relatively ugly face...lol
A friend of mine brought the sohal,as a present but i think i will change him with a leucosternon.
At least until(if) my next achilles arrive.
Gradually i cover the foam with epoxy
Dude, I'm sorry for the loss... That sucks. It's one of those unintentional losses. I almost lost my wrasse to the MP10 recently. I was depressed for days.

I love mystery wrasses. I think the same thing about them. Face only a mother (or father) could love.


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Old 12/15/2013, 12:10 PM   #64
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Ohhh. That is very sad news your lovely Achilles died. Your tank will be a lonely place without him.


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Dude, I'm sorry for the loss... That sucks. It's one of those unintentional losses. I almost lost my wrasse to the MP10 recently. I was depressed for days.

I love mystery wrasses. I think the same thing about them. Face only a mother (or father) could love.
Thanks fail_shed!
It sucks and it sucks really bad!
I had him for 16 months and every day i was watching him as if he was 16 sec in the tank.
My biggest aquatic love ever!So sad to lose him over something so stupid!

I'll post later on some mystery pics

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Ohhh. That is very sad news your lovely Achilles died. Your tank will be a lonely place without him.
Thanks sahin!
I may be exaggerating but the first few days i felt like i lost a human or a pet(which he was very close to).
Really lonely place...
I hope i'll find another to fill the gap,he left.
The sohal is a very nice fish but with achilles goes the saying "once you go black you never go back".
Despite not having interesting colors and patterns,will always be my favorite fish.

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Old 12/19/2013, 07:24 PM   #66
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Really like the new aqua scape
And a new skimmer ! Looking good!


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Pity about the achilles.... beautiful fish

I like your current scape, and I too tried to go bare bottom on my tanks...just couldn't stick with it.... Addicted to sand


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Sorry about your pet
It's corny too some people they "say its just a fish or coral"
But too us with this passion for reefs
It is part of us that's lost too
I hope you will make another finned friend seasons greetings!
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Old 12/26/2013, 10:08 AM   #69
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Really like the new aqua scape
And a new skimmer ! Looking good!
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Sorry about your pet
It's corny too some people they "say its just a fish or coral"
But too us with this passion for reefs
It is part of us that's lost too
I hope you will make another finned friend seasons greetings!
Rich
Thank you very much diciple
I'm glad you like the new scape!As the days go by i also like it even more!
The truth be told,i was very sceptic about buying the skimmer but at the moment i couldn't be happier.
Works like a champ!

In my head,it's never corny to say that you have deep in your heart "just" a fish...
Thank you so much for the support friend!
In the next few days(if everything goes as planned) i'll take out the sohal and
bring another achilles.

Now most of the scape foam is covered with epoxy.
A few more small spots and done.


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Pity about the achilles.... beautiful fish

I like your current scape, and I too tried to go bare bottom on my tanks...just couldn't stick with it.... Addicted to sand
Thank you so much for the support bello...real pitty...he was and will be my favorite fish ever.

100% with you,as far as the sand.
Love the easy life that comes with the BB,but sand adds something special...even if it's crushed coral...lol!

Really glad you like the new scape,thank you so much


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A few pics of the sohal.
When he came,was in bad shape with scratches and spots on both sides

Απο 1707 by mad23_, on Flickr

And after a few days.It's amazing how fast they can heal,given the wright conditions.

Απο 1738 by mad23_, on Flickr

Having some guilts for getting him out soon(because of the new achilles) but unfortunatelly i can't have them both

And the mystery.Really glad i bought this guy.Thank god a good friend of mine insisted on him
A reeeeeeeally ugly dude(mystery) but at the same time sooo colorfull and weird!

Απο 1736 by mad23_, on Flickr

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I love that last pic of the Mystery. Kind of like a puppy looking at you! Nice tank


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Wow, that is VERy fast recovery.

That Mystery Wrasse looks suspicious to me...its those eyes...makes me think he is up to no good...


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A few pics of the sohal.
When he came,was in bad shape with scratches and spots on both sides

Απο 1707 by mad23_, on Flickr

And after a few days.It's amazing how fast they can heal,given the wright conditions.

Απο 1738 by mad23_, on Flickr

Having some guilts for getting him out soon(because of the new achilles) but unfortunatelly i can't have them both

And the mystery.Really glad i bought this guy.Thank god a good friend of mine insisted on him
A reeeeeeeally ugly dude(mystery) but at the same time sooo colorfull and weird!

Απο 1736 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1798 by mad23_, on Flickr
Great recovery on the tang.

And awesome mystery!

Don't feel guilt buddy. I'm sure the Achilles would want it that way!


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I love that last pic of the Mystery. Kind of like a puppy looking at you! Nice tank
Thank you so much andy,glad you like it
lol...nice way to make the mystery look beautiful!lol

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Wow, that is VERy fast recovery.

That Mystery Wrasse looks suspicious to me...its those eyes...makes me think he is up to no good...
Some weeks ago i was reading a study on how fst fishes recover their skin problems(tissue loss etc) and after that i saw that healing from the sohal.
Iwas impressed!

Lol sahin...i will have a close eye on him!

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Great recovery on the tang.

And awesome mystery!

Don't feel guilt buddy. I'm sure the Achilles would want it that way!
Thank you so much fail_shed!


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