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Old 01/12/2015, 09:00 PM   #51
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BK Double Cone 250 adapt well finally...


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Old 01/12/2015, 09:25 PM   #52
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Looking very good Shih
Lovely clean design and such great ideas
You should have asked me for my electric winch since I no longer require it

Anyways, keep up the great work!!


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Old 01/13/2015, 03:51 AM   #53
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Everything looks to be going really well mate, that beast of a skimmer will do the job
Using the aircon to do the cooling that way is a great idea, haven't seen that before. The day 11 snail looks kinda cool with the fuzzy green hair lol. Looking forward to following your journal my friend

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Old 01/13/2015, 07:41 AM   #54
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Love the chiller and love the little pin holes you put in the epoxy to make it look like live rock.
Keep the details coming, Shih, not boring at all.
I think I learn using steel brush and pin hole on epoxy from Youtube, but can't find the link ;-(


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Looking very good Shih
Lovely clean design and such great ideas
You should have asked me for my electric winch since I no longer require it

Anyways, keep up the great work!!
Hahaha... Guess where I learn how clean an aquarium system can be...It is all your fault!!!

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Everything looks to be going really well mate, that beast of a skimmer will do the job
Using the aircon to do the cooling that way is a great idea, haven't seen that before. The day 11 snail looks kinda cool with the fuzzy green hair lol. Looking forward to following your journal my friend

Nice to see you posting again Andrew
For some reason, most Taiwan reefers use airmen...but honestly, like you, I never know that when I was in California.


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Old 01/13/2015, 07:44 AM   #55
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Can't wait to get my coral back from LFS.....but they look pretty ok, just trim size a lot and sale some for store credit (red box part)






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Old 01/13/2015, 07:45 AM   #56
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Everything you have done is of high quality and I have no doubt the rest of the build will be of the same quality! I'm really looking forward to watching your progress

Wow you have some really nice pieces there and that's good your LFS is taking such good care of them for you!



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Old 01/13/2015, 08:00 AM   #57
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Ya trade you? Lol awesome job for sure someday I will do this


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Old 01/13/2015, 11:04 AM   #58
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It looks as if you can remove your doors entirely. Are these magnetized then? Can you post some more pics on the details of your stand? I love the clean look.


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Old 01/13/2015, 04:06 PM   #59
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Cool scape shih!
Can't wait to see your corals back,in there!
Your lfs keeps them in great shape!


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Old 01/14/2015, 08:23 AM   #60
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Everything you have done is of high quality and I have no doubt the rest of the build will be of the same quality! I'm really looking forward to watching your progress

Wow you have some really nice pieces there and that's good your LFS is taking such good care of them for you!
Thanks. Yes, my LFS take my SPS and fish well, but he keep remind me that he need space for new corals........ Maybe I should buy some thing from him to cool him down.... Hahaha

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Ya trade you? Lol awesome job for sure someday I will do this
I keep my water parameter very close to LFS. That actually help when I get SPS from him and help this time that put SPS back to his tank.

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It looks as if you can remove your doors entirely. Are these magnetized then? Can you post some more pics on the details of your stand? I love the clean look.
Not really. It is just woods. It is very easy to take off and put on. it just hook on stand with the design in picture below....



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Cool scape shih!
Can't wait to see your corals back,in there!
Your lfs keeps them in great shape!
Thanks. I may get my SPS back slowly this time. At least not the first four weeks (today is day 13)...


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Old 01/14/2015, 09:29 AM   #61
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First immigrant to tank

Sand Sifting Sea Star (10 bucks for 6)


Holothuria leucospiolota (2 bucks)


blenny (1 buck)


Start working hard...



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Old 01/14/2015, 10:41 AM   #62
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I'm trying to understand the doors from your drawings and pictures, but I have to admit I'm still not understanding them entirely. Is there a wooden track or rail that the doors slip up and onto?


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Old 01/14/2015, 09:37 PM   #63
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That's one if the best organized aquarium system, can't wait to see it with corals.


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Old 01/14/2015, 09:45 PM   #64
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I'm trying to understand the doors from your drawings and pictures, but I have to admit I'm still not understanding them entirely. Is there a wooden track or rail that the doors slip up and onto?
Sorry. It is quite simple for people with basic carpenter skills to do. I will take some real photos instead of CAD pictures after work today for you.


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Old 01/14/2015, 10:39 PM   #65
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is this new tank running with ZEO too?
waitting for the new pic


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Old 01/15/2015, 11:20 AM   #66
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I'm trying to understand the doors from your drawings and pictures, but I have to admit I'm still not understanding them entirely. Is there a wooden track or rail that the doors slip up and onto?
Here it is. Hope it help. As you can see, door just first pull up a bit to make bottom part tilt in, and that it is.

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That's one if the best organized aquarium system, can't wait to see it with corals.
Thanks. I just reach NO3=0 date, but immediately out of town plan may slow me down ;-(

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is this new tank running with ZEO too?
waitting for the new pic
Yes, I use KZ 14 days method, and water parameters just reach acceptable condition on exact 14 days, and algae is gone..

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Day1 (1/2/2015)
Bak 40ml, Start3 80ml, food7 21ml
(No live rock, only dry rock)
Day2 KH 7.3, NO3 0.3, PO4 0.12

Day3 KH 7.3, NO3 0.3, PO4 0.13

Day4 KH 7.3, NO3 0.5, PO4 0.15

Day5 No test (Add 15 pound fresh live rock)

Day6 KH 7.5 NO3 0.7, PO4 0.165

Day7 KH 7.6 NO3 0.75 PO4 0.198

Day8 KH 7.6 NO3 0.75 PO4 0.18

Day9 KH 7.6 NO3 0.75 PO4 0.135
(brown algae show up)

Day10 KH 7.6 NO3 0.75 PO4 0.081
(brown slime algae become thicker,green hair algae on snail shell become longer)

Day 11 KH 8.1 NO3 0.5 PO4 0.027
(brown slime algae even thicker,green hair algae on snail shell even longer,air bobble float to water surface)

Day 12 KH 8.5 NO3 0.5 PO4 0.066
(I think the peak of brown slime algae is over)

Day 13 KH 8.4 NO3 0.25 PO4 0.06
(Brown slime algae slowly disappear)

Day 14 KH 8.4 NO3 0.0 PO4 0.057
(Brown slime algae disappear)

Note: NO3 test by Red Sea test kit; PO4 test by Hanna HI 736 Phosphorus ULR Checker


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Old 01/15/2015, 02:15 PM   #67
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Can't wait to see the corals move in! Absolutely stunning set up, keep posting pictures.


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Old 01/15/2015, 03:35 PM   #68
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impressive build Shih87. Loving the OCD, or CDO in alphabetical order, cleanliness of the build so far. Looks great.


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Old 01/16/2015, 01:16 AM   #69
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This 3D printer made small tool should help me avoid dosing solution travel too long in tube when dose pump far away from tank....(made by my friend, Dr. Bridge Taiwan)

Hello shih87~

I still can't figure out how this work, the imagination and creativity of Dr.Bridge is incredible, haha. Maybe next time you can explain it to me even if I may not use doser...

I have to say the chiller in Taiwan is so great because of no noise, no hot air in your house and great cooling ability with low power consumption for large tank. Although it actually need failure free temperature controller and Aqua Control System to avoid this cooling system crash someday...

Anyway, I am so glad to see you having SPS tank again. Remember to keep some colorless SPS in LFS


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I saw your last tank's build up on PH8.4, it's very beautiful and SPS grow very vell, so I wonder what's your new goal on this new tank? I mean : pursue better colour or something...
My last 2 tank was running with berin, and the colour was general, but now I like the ZEO colour very much,it's amazing you know,but a little expensive and complicated for me, now I begin my third tank ,may be I give it a try...ZEO

Right now I like this kink of colour very much :
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Wow. Very nice and clean. Congratulations


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Old 01/16/2015, 07:28 AM   #72
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Old 01/16/2015, 09:52 AM   #73
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Can't wait to see the corals move in! Absolutely stunning set up, keep posting pictures.
Thanks. I will. Update on RC is kind of the way to motivate me keeping tank clean.

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impressive build Shih87. Loving the OCD, or CDO in alphabetical order, cleanliness of the build so far. Looks great.
I am not sure I understand CDO? OCD? ....but thanks ;-)

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Hello shih87~

I still can't figure out how this work, the imagination and creativity of Dr.Bridge is incredible, haha. Maybe next time you can explain it to me even if I may not use doser...

I have to say the chiller in Taiwan is so great because of no noise, no hot air in your house and great cooling ability with low power consumption for large tank. Although it actually need failure free temperature controller and Aqua Control System to avoid this cooling system crash someday...

Anyway, I am so glad to see you having SPS tank again. Remember to keep some colorless SPS in LFS
I believe I can talk to you in person... since you live very close ;-)
I am share we can exchange coral, but ..... YOU GOT TO HAVE A TANK FIRST, my friend.

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I saw your last tank's build up on PH8.4, it's very beautiful and SPS grow very vell, so I wonder what's your new goal on this new tank? I mean : pursue better colour or something...
My last 2 tank was running with berin, and the colour was general, but now I like the ZEO colour very much,it's amazing you know,but a little expensive and complicated for me, now I begin my third tank ,may be I give it a try...ZEO

Right now I like this kink of colour very much :
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A tank at home is kind of a my personal headshrinker after work.
I did not set a fixed goal for this new tank, but would like to find way of making tank "smart" enough, a few new toys I am going to try (coming soon), and of course, a better color result than last tank. We should defintely discuss more on color performance here.

Oh, I also want to introduce Taiwan reefers to the world since I know how great they are.

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Wow. Very nice and clean. Congratulations
Thanks. Hope I can keep it clean....

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hmmm...I am not sure Mandarin is your native language or not. If it is, then you use precise words here. If not, but you use google translate, then the word usually mean something else.... Hahahaha....

Anyway, thanks.


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I probably should start explaining why I put a title as a “smart" aquarium...

As you may find out... I use complete Apex control system. I think that is a significant step to help reefer be smart ;-) and able to take “some” vocation somewhere, sometime…Hahaha

But this is not good enough. My friend Elton (especial Elton) and I, sometimes have family migration period from 3 weeks to 9 weeks (Taiwan/US, or Taiwan/China)…. All SPS additives may just stop temporary and SPS still maintain ok color and grow, Ca and Mg can shift a bit without hurting Coral, but Alkalinity (KH), I think it has to keep less than 5~10% fluctuation all the time.

Yes, I may skip Calcium reactor and using a GHL dosing system, but I still don’t know my KH value when out of town, and no way to correct it. Asking a friend to do some minimum maintain work per week? Yes, maybe, but when build a complicate system, then I got to find a friend with equal knowledge to do it to avoid collateral damage, that is hard.

I put my hope on Mindstream for a while, but then realize they have big delay and all updates are around other water parameters, no KH update so far.
Then we talk to another friend in Taiwan, Dr. Bridge (a nickname I call him…Haha)

(DR. BRIDGE....)


He then invented a prototype for KH auto test, monitoring, and correction daily or hourly.

(A LAB TANK WITHOUT ANY MANUAL KH CORRECTION for 9 MONTHS)


Above is his tank running with the prototype, absolutely no manual KH test and KH correction for 9 months, and his KH daily log show less than 10% fluctuation all the time.

Stay tuned...


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I believe I can talk to you in person... since you live very close ;-)
I am share we can exchange coral, but ..... YOU GOT TO HAVE A TANK FIRST, my friend.
Well…I am not talking about exchanging coral or buying coral. You misunderstand my words. Your last tank lets those colorless species to occupy too many space.Just leave them in LFS and feed some colorful species


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