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Old 04/07/2017, 07:23 PM   #26
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The tank is looking good! What is the flat shelf on the left? Did you find a rock like that?
Yes it is live rock I have several pieces like that, two on the display and 3 more in the sump that I may use later.
It must be formed from coral skeleton as it has a very porous structure but is flat with waves in it.

When epoxied it forms nice shelves, however they do collect a little detritus.


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Old 04/26/2017, 02:16 AM   #27
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hi
i just wanted know where to buy EcoTech Marine Radions in bangkok


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Old 04/26/2017, 08:09 AM   #28
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You can't, I ordered them from sewatec in Germany!


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Old 08/25/2017, 03:45 AM   #29
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I have let the tank bubble along, there was a bit of a re-scape to house a magnifica anemone. I have added one or two sps and kept on with some FM products. I just recently got back from 5 weeks away from the tank in which time it did well but growth slowed significantly on the sps. nutrients hit pretty much zero even though i was feeding on a schedule via the apex.
Here are some pics, I wish they were better.
I have ordered a new light from Germany it should be here any day..






















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Old 08/30/2017, 07:59 AM   #30
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I took some Par readings with a seneye, pumps turned on so the readings jumped a little and I took an average.
This is with 3 radion xr15's two gen 3 with a gen 4 in the middle.
all three at 100% intensity on the SPSAB+ setting.

All readings directly under the lights except the bottom middle and bottom right readings which are 2 inches off the front glass and hence lower.
Not bad numbers but the shadowing is the reason I have changed to an ati 4 bulb hybrid from Germany with the new style pucks.



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Old 08/31/2017, 05:08 AM   #31
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There are the readings for the ATI HYBRID
4 bulb 39 watt unit 2 coral plus 2 blue plus
LED at 70% violet at 72 blues at 255 and white at 125



I turned it down to 60%led intensity after the par tests to get closer to the radion numbers. and then may bump up.


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Old 08/31/2017, 05:12 AM   #32
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pH went up .05 of a point today, may be coincidence from 8.3 to 8.35 but may be more growth?


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Old 08/31/2017, 07:21 PM   #33
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So are you using the LEDs or the t5?
The added light intensity of the t5 may cause the ph increase...


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Old 08/31/2017, 11:23 PM   #34
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The new light I have now is the ATI hybrid Powermodule it has t5 and LED.


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Old 09/01/2017, 08:05 AM   #35
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come to think of it, don't par meters have an easier (more accurate) time reading fluorescent light?
I've never used a par meter but I think I've read that they read a bit lower for LEDs..


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Old 11/01/2017, 09:50 PM   #36
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Two months on and there have been some changes in the tank.
I switched from basic 3 part dosing (randy's) to the FM balling salts and had an alk spike as a result, this was not too bad but really came about due to a faulty test kit. The only negative result was a bit of stn on my red robin stag. The alk is now stable at 8dkh.

I had to remove the anemone and clowns and relocate them to my 2 foot cube at work as the nem was huge and the clownfish killed a very expensive flame wrasse, literally dragged it around by the gills. I did not really want to take them out but had to.

Another development was that I added some media to the sump to increase biological filtration it was a ceramic media in a block form that was recommended by by LFS here. Anyway after 1.5 months my nitrates went from near 0 to about 16 which could easily have been the lack of carbon dosing or over feeding but due to the size of the media and its possible negative effects i pulled it.

One consequence of switching to FM salts as opposed to randy's recipe is that the pH of the aquarium has fallen slightly. To counter this I have put in a smallish fuge with Chaeto and caulerpa.

I filled the nem space with two larger sps colonies, in fact the only non frags i have started with. one is a lovely aussie piece and the other a green and yellow millie.

Apart from that I have added a chalice, some shrooms and a zoas to fill in and act as accent corals and growth is now really staring to take off at last.

Bubble algae and brown wafer continues to be a little troublesome but I have had two halloween urchins mowing through it.

The ATI hybrid PM has been a great success and now I have resolved a small issue with the clock resetting during power outages it seems we may be getting somewhere.
lastly I replaced the Tunze 6095's with vortechs and am very impressed with the flow and controllability using the apex.

Pictures to follow


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Old 11/02/2017, 10:54 AM   #37
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Old 11/06/2017, 09:23 PM   #39
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Not much interest for this tank!

Anyway, I have my ati icp results back, very quick considering I sent them to Germany.

slightly low on strontium 5.79
down on Iodine 25ppb and Potassium 380ppm so will supplement the reccomended doses.
Phosphorus and phospate also low 0.01!
Nitrate at 7

alk 7.69
calc 443
mag 1450

I have had some sporadic base recession (very minor) which could the lack of iodine?


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The base recession could be due to any of the low numbers.. also maybe shading? Or maybe nutrition..
See what happens when you get sr, I, k up.. and maybe some reefroids for the coral nutrition?
Or maybe another fish in there..


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Old 11/09/2017, 05:16 PM   #41
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More fish yay!
My wrasse are angry men though.
Current fish are
Green mandarin
Flame hawk
Convict tang
Kole tang
Exquisite wrasse
Rubrisquamis wrasse
Mystery wrasse

Any suggestions? thanks


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Old 11/10/2017, 12:03 PM   #42
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Genicanthus angel or a pair perhaps?
Pair of clowns?


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Old 11/12/2017, 05:35 AM   #43
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i decided on some pJ cardinals, cheap and in qt now.
I also got a nice appleberry branching montipora.


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Nice start, I think I would get my levels straight and then sit back and watch my corals grow.


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