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boxboy

Boxboy's 46gal.

Hello NR

 

This in my 1st SW tank a Fluval 46gal bowfront, started April 2011.

 

Ill just post what I have here and eveyone here just let me know what you think..

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Equiptment:

 

- Fluval Vicenza 180 (46gal) Bow Front Aquarium = 36x12x24

- Vertex Illumilux III LED - Marino Bianco (36 Inch)

 

- Custom 15g sump = 33x8x19

- DIY pvc overflow

- 200 watt Titinaim heater

- AC 70 filter (in sump)

- Return pump ECOPLUS 396 GPH

- 100g rated no name wood diffuser skimmer+ MJ 600

 

- Hydrometer

- Marina themo senser

- DIY phos ban reactor

- Koralia1 (400gph)

- No name ph (400gph)

 

 

Clean Up Crew:

- Ball of cheato

- 40 pounds Caribsea Arag-Alive Sand Substrate

- 53 pounds live rock

- 18 red mexican hermits

- 12 mixed snails

- 8 Nassarius snails

- 3 blue hermits

- 1 scarlet hermit crab

- 1 skunk cleaner shrimp

- 1 Trochus snail

- 1 emerald crab

- 1 red Froma sp star fish

 

Fish List:

 

- 4 blue/green chromis

- 2 Wild caught Ocellars clowns

- 1 Starry blenny

 

Corals:

 

- Pink ricorida mushroom

- Red,green,blue,spoted random Mushrooms

- elecrtic green trumpets

- GPS

- Green tip Torch coral

- kenya tree

- Blastomussa wellsi

- Radio actiave dragon eye zoa

- Red cap montipora

- Orange polpy frag

- Pacific palys and 4-5 random zoa frags

When I get names for the rest of my frags I will post them also.

- Orange plate coral (4")

- Yellow Sun coral (3head)

 

now some photos for you all :D :D

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all comments are welome

I will post updates of anything new also.. ;)

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Edited by boxboy

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Well its been a looong time since I wrote anything on my own thread lol

only real changes are that Ive got more Live rock and changed the scape a few times lol

since the photos have been posted on here I got a custom sump installed and diy overflows.

Im fighting with cayno at the moment, this will be corrected this week actually.

 

updated coral list..

kenya tree

blastomussa wellsi

radio actiave dragon eye zoa

red cap montipora

pacific palys

and 4-5 random zoa frags

once cayno is gone out of the display I will update full tank shots and stocking list photos.

Edited by boxboy

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Nice! But this is the wrong sub-forum. You'd get a lot more views in the member's tank part. ;)

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Nice! But this is the wrong sub-forum. You'd get a lot more views in the member's tank part. ;)

 

 

HOW do I change the sub fourm?

Im not seeing how to move this thread?

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PM a mod and ask, they'll do it. :)

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Just for comparison -

 

I have a 65 gallon tank. My main pump is a Q1 ( Quiet One ) 6000 rated at 1800 GPH.

At a head height of 4 feet, from the floor to the actual return, it's rated at 1200 GPH.

This pump also runs two reactors, one for carbon, one for GFO.

 

Your 396 GPH at a head height of 3-4 feet puts out around 150 - 200 ... a little low for my personal tastes.

 

But, that's just me. Your results will vary...lol

 

Nice tank btw.

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Mojorizn

 

I completly aggree with you. I actually have a ball valve on the overflow pipe :huh:

and the return is full open.. Im getting a ( Quiet One ) 4000 in the new year. to fix this low turn over rate. also getting a few K2s

 

Also Fluval Vicenza 180 tank IMO are NOT reef ready tanks at all..

my stock drilled pipes are 1-1/2" ohh and I did think maybe I can re drill the hole? nope its tempered lol.

But hey Im a noop and I did not know this even made a differance, till now lol

Edited by boxboy

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Hey, your off to a great start with a 46. Good size to grow into.

 

Trust me, I've gone through tanks and parts like a pawn shop goes through cheap jewelry.

 

If I was to ever add a second tank ... I think I would go 125 fowlr and keep it super simple.

 

I love my reef fer sure, but the next build = super simple and super low maint.

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Well its time for a photo update.. All Comments are Welcome..

Please dont mind the Canyo and GHA, Im currently trying to correct this issue..

 

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This is a sad thing tho, I got this frag about 6 months ago, and now its faded.. any ideas on why?

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New Orange plate coral I got today for $35.00 4" across

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I really like the color on that plate.. How do you like your Vertex?

 

Thanks, I like this coral alot..

I do like the Vertex, But im also building a second DIY light strip to help with the blue,, I like blue lol.

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DIY is the way to go. I just ordered an aqua styles kit to replace my PC fixture thank god himself

 

lol Im glad your getting a replacment, I keep checking your thread everyday lol

I like seeing tanks come to life.

Ive already got some GU10 bulbs ordered. I think Ill try 20 bulbs at first, then more if needed.

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Yes keep checking!! and i'll do the same.. Your tank looks good though, hows acquiring more rock going? I remember you said something a while ago.. and the GU10 idea, I was going to try, but never jumped on it.. Be sure to post pics or it didn't happen!

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Well its to bad I took this down a while ago. I miss this thing. But hey, New tanks, new corals and lots of fun..

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