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Chris IM Lagoon 25 ***UPDATE*** (with coral pics)

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claval01

Hey all just wanted to share my new setup. :D*****UPDATE*****

 

NEW Set UP

IM Lagoon 25

Maxpect Razor 12w 16,000k

Stock Pump

InTank Baskets

20 Lbs of Live rock and Branches

Natures Ocean White Sand

 

Live stock

Valentini Puffer (took him back for eating my Yuma)

Sixline Wrasse (Bottle Trap and he's gone)

Two young Ocellaris Clown Fish

Tail Spot Blenny

Three Turbo Snails

A few Hermits

 

Coral

Orange Yuma

Super Green Leather

Metallic FlowerPot

A third of my overall Branching Hammer (gave most of it to my brother it grew to be too HUGE)

Two Red Bubble Tip Anemones (which I believe will be three soon the second seems to be splitting into two.)

 

https://flic.kr/s/aHskrRqNA2

 

 

OLD SET UP...

- Nuvo 16 Gallon

- 2x Innovative Marine Skyye Light Clamp 8W

- MAXSPECT RAZOR 120W 16,000K

- 211 Gallon Pump

- inTank baskets and Fuge

- 12 lbs of Fiji Rock

- 10 lbs Fiji Pink sand

 

Current Livestock

- 2 Clown Fish

- 1 SPOTTED MANDERIAN

- 1 Tuxedo Urchin

- 1 Skunk Cleaner

- 4 Mexican Turbo Snails

- Echinaster sp (Orange Sea Star)

- Hope to pick up two Porcelain Anemone Crabs if I can find them

 

 

Current Coral

- Superman Monti

- Duncan Coral

- ORANGE YUMA

- Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa

- Hammer Coral

- Super Green Leather

- Blue Mushrooms

- Dragon Eyes Zoas

- Fire and Ice Zoas

- Metallic Green Star Polyps

- Waving Blue Xenia

- Pulsing Xenia

 

 

 

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Chew_Magna

Looks sharp, grats on the upgrade. ;)

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gqjeff

Looking good. Have another black skyylight avail if u wanted a little more punch in the FS section.

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claval01

I might be interested, I have the Fluval Sea LED that I was thinking about putting on it. Not sure if that would be too much light but what are you looking to get out of it?

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claval01

Some updated pics

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BadCrab

Looking good, I dig your little hammer. Is the pump still loud now that it's had a chance to break in?

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claval01

Thank you! I actually had IM send me a new pump and this one is perfect. The original was bad out of the box. the new one is silent. The IM nano Skimmer is great as well. It took exactly 7 days to "break in" and not its producing some nasty stuff lol. Here is a full shot.

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NanoGuy13

looking good

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claval01

So....I did my first water change last night and changed all the media, I also added Chemi Pure elite. I cleaned my IM Aquagadget skimmer and reinstalled the cup and bam MICROBUBBLES tons and tons my xenia and Hammer were kinda annoyed they closed and hammer was spitting out mucous. Am I going to get microbubbles every time I clean my skimmer cup?

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gqjeff

Yes, I have found anything you do causes the skimmer the throw micro bubbles for a couple hrs. Food, hand in tank, cleaning anything and bam bubbles. Its just the fact there is no dwell time in the rear chamber for bubbles to rise and burst. That's what we have to deal with in AIO tanks with NW skimmers. Now if you used an air stone skimmer it does not throw any micro bubbles back into the tank but I have seen where they can go crazy and can actually start a syphon draining water out of the DT.

 

Cleaning the cup should not lead to anymore bubbles though..

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markalot

Howdy,

 

... coming from the Nitrate thread ...

 

I would test Nitrates again tomorrow, again a couple of days later, and again after the next water change. You'll have to use the nitrate test as a guide when to change water, either how often or the quantity. Maybe twice a week or so now, and less in the future as things settle down. As long as it stays yellowish and the corals look happy then all should be ok. If it starts to look orange or the corals, especially what looks like a frogspawn on the bottom, start to contract significantly then do a water change.

 

Eventually you'll get used to judging water quality by how the corals look.

 

Nice tank, good luck! :)

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claval01

First SPS, Birds Nest.... whats the best food to feed this guy?

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claval01

Image

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x3thelast

First SPS, Birds Nest.... whats the best food to feed this guy?

Phyto. Coral frenzie. Reef pearls.

 

Tank looks good. I hope you're dipping your corals :)

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claval01

Phyto. Coral frenzie. Reef pearls.

 

Tank looks good. I hope you're dipping your corals :)

ended up getting Azox coral food and fed for the first time today... I dont dip my corals....;( probably why I have a bit of cotton candy algae....

 

New pieces added this weekend..

 

and Fire and Ice

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x3thelast

ended up getting Azox coral food and fed for the first time today... I dont dip my corals....;( probably why I have a bit of cotton candy algae....

 

New pieces added this weekend..

 

and Fire and Ice

 

dip them. before its too late!

 

you'll regret it later on when red bugs and flat worms wipe out your precious colonies :(

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claval01

dip them. before its too late!

 

you'll regret it later on when red bugs and flat worms wipe out your precious colonies :(

what do I dip them with?

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BadCrab

what do I dip them with?

 

I prefer ReVive but many swear by CoralRX and others. Some people even use Bayer insect repellent iirc, just do a quick google search or ask your lfs. You really should be dipping everything but inverts and fish, imho

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joel sandoman

Lugol's iodine is a great dip too. Been hearing Bayer's is good too

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x3thelast

I've just started to use Bayer. I used to use coral rx but it still ended up with flatworms. So I stepped it up a notch.

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Chew_Magna

Lol, bumping a tank thread?

 

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keithfullermusic

i saw your tank link in another post - it's awesome. how long have you had it up?

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claval01

i saw your tank link in another post - it's awesome. how long have you had it up?

Thank you very much! It has been up about 9 months. The rock was transfered from my old 12 gallon edge tank.

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lilmatty5dimes

awesome tank any update?

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