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Old 03/25/2017, 06:44 PM   #1
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Talking My saltwater habbit system evolution

Ive been into saltwater for over 10 years tried alot failed alot overcome alot and for sure learned alot and still need to learn alot more lol!
Ive logged and took tons of pics from beginning up to now.
I fell in love with this hobby fast and will always as long as im able be in this hobby!

Alot of what ive learned is from you helpful folks right here on reefcentral and i am very grateful for people with like minds there are very few that are into this in my area but the ones that are i keep in contact with.

Anyways here goes some parts of my journey

As you can see hang on back refug. and what you cant see no sump yet and a canister filter under fiberboard yes fiberboard stand. but i got the tank and the setup used. Basic setup for a newbe btw the HOB refug. was new at the time.



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Current Tank Info: BubbleMagus(calc.,alk.)/AquaMaxx reactor(carbon)/56wAQUA UV/Reef Oct.SRO6000SSS Protein sk./1/10HP Chiller/GENESIS AWC
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Old 03/25/2017, 06:50 PM   #2
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Then my first sump setup. 55g

From here i found out all the room i had and my addiction exploded!


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Old 03/25/2017, 06:53 PM   #3
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my 75g DT before the crash due to construction (remodel) of thew house upstairs.
Pretty much all softies but growing very well!



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Old 03/25/2017, 06:56 PM   #4
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After it was all tore down and the remodel was done. It was time to start again this time i was going to sps dominate the system had to get a remodel to!
meet the 125g sump



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Old 03/25/2017, 06:57 PM   #5
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this is how it started



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Old 03/25/2017, 07:01 PM   #6
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Then i did my fresh water and mixing setup



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Current Tank Info: BubbleMagus(calc.,alk.)/AquaMaxx reactor(carbon)/56wAQUA UV/Reef Oct.SRO6000SSS Protein sk./1/10HP Chiller/GENESIS AWC
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Then my control panel and my first dosing setup.




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Current Tank Info: BubbleMagus(calc.,alk.)/AquaMaxx reactor(carbon)/56wAQUA UV/Reef Oct.SRO6000SSS Protein sk./1/10HP Chiller/GENESIS AWC
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Old 03/25/2017, 07:15 PM   #8
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Tried leds and the old scary fiberboard stand gone!

One thing i will note is this the genesis AWC changed the whole game for me at the time with keeping better water quality at minimal effort from me with WCing!



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Current Tank Info: BubbleMagus(calc.,alk.)/AquaMaxx reactor(carbon)/56wAQUA UV/Reef Oct.SRO6000SSS Protein sk./1/10HP Chiller/GENESIS AWC

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Old 03/25/2017, 07:31 PM   #9
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Ive got other pics of my first saump expansion a 20g then i added a 30g frag and got rid of the 20g and added a 40g grow out tank other big changes was my big skimmer Reef Octopus SRO6000SSS, Reefkeeper controller and uv sterilizers one 16w the other 56w. I also went back to T5s.
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Current Tank Info: BubbleMagus(calc.,alk.)/AquaMaxx reactor(carbon)/56wAQUA UV/Reef Oct.SRO6000SSS Protein sk./1/10HP Chiller/GENESIS AWC
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Old 03/25/2017, 07:41 PM   #10
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My newest venture is getting into calcium reactors with some of the sps i want to grow they are touchy with even alittle bit of fluctuations so i cant wait to get my setup completed and get this puppy dialed in stability here i come!



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Here are updated pics of my fish room.



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its not a obsession its a way of life!--75g DT/125g sump/40g growout/30g frag/ATI sun power x8/t5 on DT/X2 D120 leds 40g/Sun blaze x4/t5 30g

Current Tank Info: BubbleMagus(calc.,alk.)/AquaMaxx reactor(carbon)/56wAQUA UV/Reef Oct.SRO6000SSS Protein sk./1/10HP Chiller/GENESIS AWC
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Future plans sump redesign on the floor and a stand over it with my equipment on top.Then i can lower my future other tank addons.
Get rid of the 30g and 40g and put a 75g long frag tank across the whole stand and have x2 40g grow outs on the right side wall and a host of new equipment!
Stay tuned i got more room down there!
Also want a new DT 125g wide with new stand and canopy!


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Also ive had one thing never change from day one my clown fish, the day i got my tank home and set up i went and purchased him from petco yes petco lol
In the first pic of this thread you can see the little guy on the right side of the tank.


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its not a obsession its a way of life!--75g DT/125g sump/40g growout/30g frag/ATI sun power x8/t5 on DT/X2 D120 leds 40g/Sun blaze x4/t5 30g

Current Tank Info: BubbleMagus(calc.,alk.)/AquaMaxx reactor(carbon)/56wAQUA UV/Reef Oct.SRO6000SSS Protein sk./1/10HP Chiller/GENESIS AWC

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That's quite a journey! Congrats!


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thanks it isnt even close to being over yet i think i will keep posting my progress i wish i would have started this years ago!


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Honestly i feel like i have a sleeper. yeah it looks ok for how old it is (DT) but lift up the hood and its got one crazy motor, suspension and drive train! lol


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Current Tank Info: BubbleMagus(calc.,alk.)/AquaMaxx reactor(carbon)/56wAQUA UV/Reef Oct.SRO6000SSS Protein sk./1/10HP Chiller/GENESIS AWC
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Here is my DIY turf scrubber not perfect by any means but its functional it keeps my system at 5-6 ppm nitrate and .04 phos. I did dose vinegar but wanted to find a more natural way to control nutrients. Before i first tried vinegar though my nitrates were sky high 30ppm+ and my phos. over .10 I would like to get them lower but at least its manageable. Will do a proper ATS setup after my sump rebuild.



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Here is whats going on in my 40g



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Whats going on in my 30g frag tank as of now.



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I got my slx module in today and drilled out my cup and put a float switch in so no chance anymore of a overflowing skimmer!



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Another piece of my rock solid calcium reactor setup!
got my pump in today!
I was kind of worried about the lower rpm 1.6-100 and was worried it wouldn't put out enough flow boy am I wrong this will work just fine!
Just need my easy load head ��



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Old 03/30/2017, 08:41 PM   #24
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I have some better pics of the DT the previous one was before the cleaning. I have a problem i cant seem to shake with red algae but a good cleaning of the sandbed keeps it at bay for a while.
There is alot of blue saturation with my T5s so i played around with the photo editor on my phone it looks much more like it should IMO.
As you can see i have growth and color from my corals but they arent anywhere as colorful as they should be and growth is slow. But that will change in good time!







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Current Tank Info: BubbleMagus(calc.,alk.)/AquaMaxx reactor(carbon)/56wAQUA UV/Reef Oct.SRO6000SSS Protein sk./1/10HP Chiller/GENESIS AWC

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Been doing some fraging today man it feels good I finally be able to frag again been awhile since my crash I've been able to grow out enough corals to do some. I missed this thing!



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