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nanoreefer11

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I use two BESTA... here are the links...

 

One 25 1/4" tall shelf

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50102157/#/00134052

 

One 15" tall shelf

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20134051/

 

And two glossy doors that match the shelves.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20227272/#/50178468

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20227272/#/70178467

 

Total is about 40 inches height.

 

25" is too short, that's why I combined two units. The shelf unit already comes with kit that can assembled two units together.

 

I did not use legs, you can buy a set of legs that can raise about 5" taller but I found 40" is just about right so I did not get legs.

 

Thanks! I've been so confused, especially after going to ikea last week!!

 

How much extra edge does the tank have in the front and back? The sides seem to edge up perfectly, but the front seems to be a tad bit longer?

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Miguel Burguete

Thanks again.

 

Here is what I found out today... about my Alkalinity and Calcium level... I use Hanna Checkers

 

Yesterday's values:

Alkalinity 6.6 dKH

Calcium 442 ppm

 

Today's values:

Alkalinity 5.9 dKH

Calcium 390 ppm

 

My freshly mixed saltwater

Alkalinity 9.5 dKH

Calcium 456 ppm

 

Is it possible Alk and Calcium can drop this much in one day?

Next water change is due on Thursday, it will be one week.

 

 

Hi delatu,

 

 

I´have a costume made that is like the ADA 90f

 

I had the same problem with the Alk dropping 1 dkh per day and the other parameters were right, so i both the carbonates balling salt and started dosing it manually every day and so can keep my alk over 7,5dkh every time i test and my sps´s are growing faster and the ones that lost colors are recovering!

 

I believe that for now you can maintain you Mag and Ca only with water-changes because corals can resist some changes but the Kh is really important to remain stable.

 

I´m also considering buying a one way dosing pump just for Kh.

 

 

You have a really beautiful tank! Congrats

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daletu

Yes, it is absolutely possible. If I were you I would do a wc asap. If your alk drops any lower you may (probably will) start losing your sps.

 

They will start to receed from the base of the coral up.

 

Tested the water this morning, it dropped to 5.6 dKH so immediately did a 2 gallons water change, will monitor again when I get home tonight.

 

Thanks!

 

Thanks! I've been so confused, especially after going to ikea last week!!

 

How much extra edge does the tank have in the front and back? The sides seem to edge up perfectly, but the front seems to be a tad bit longer?

 

No problem. Depth of shelf is 15 3/4" and 60F is 12", so you will have 3 3/4" of clearance front+back.

 

Width is perfectly 24", so 60F will still flush on both sides.

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daletu

Hi delatu,

 

 

I´have a costume made that is like the ADA 90f

 

I had the same problem with the Alk dropping 1 dkh per day and the other parameters were right, so i both the carbonates balling salt and started dosing it manually every day and so can keep my alk over 7,5dkh every time i test and my sps´s are growing faster and the ones that lost colors are recovering!

 

I believe that for now you can maintain you Mag and Ca only with water-changes because corals can resist some changes but the Kh is really important to remain stable.

 

I´m also considering buying a one way dosing pump just for Kh.

 

 

You have a really beautiful tank! Congrats

 

Thank you Miguel!

 

The sudden drop of alkalinity scares me a little, I will definitely start dosing some kind of alk buffer to stabilized it. Thanks again!

 

Dale

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nanoreefer11

Tested the water this morning, it dropped to 5.6 dKH so immediately did a 2 gallons water change, will monitor again when I get home tonight.

 

Thanks!

 

 

No problem. Depth of shelf is 15 3/4" and 60F is 12", so you will have 3 3/4" of clearance front+back.

 

Width is perfectly 24", so 60F will still flush on both sides.

 

Thanks dude, I wasn't a huge fan of ADA's until I saw this setup! Great work, classy tank bro.

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daletu

Thanks dude, I wasn't a huge fan of ADA's until I saw this setup! Great work, classy tank bro.

 

 

Thank you! :)

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glennr1978

Tested the water this morning, it dropped to 5.6 dKH so immediately did a 2 gallons water change, will monitor again when I get home tonight.

 

Thanks!

 

Cool, keep us posted.

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daletu

Is it normal that you think about your tank at work all the time? And just want to go back home as soon as possible to see it! Still at work... two hours to go!

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RollaJase

Is it normal that you think about your tank at work all the time? And just want to go back home as soon as possible to see it! Still at work... two hours to go!

Completely normal, I find myself taking a look at the pics on my thread at work sometimes haha.

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Illuiix

Is it normal that you think about your tank at work all the time? And just want to go back home as soon as possible to see it! Still at work... two hours to go!

 

Lolol yeah it's perfectly normal. Just make sure you put enough emphasis on the work topic, you're fine.

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Illuiix

Oh and here, this is why I do 70-80% water changes weekly.

Meet the love of this guy's 5g nano reef, "Jake's EcoReef One".

He does 100% water change almost every week. Featured on AdvancedAquarist.com

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2010/4/aquarium

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/102023456@N08/10734222536/'>10734222536_c0958ba80f.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/102023456@N08/10734222536/'>100%WaterChange by http://www.flickr.com/people/102023456@N08/'>iscolymia, on Flickr

 

 

Works for him, it should work for anyone.

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Is it normal that you think about your tank at work all the time? And just want to go back home as soon as possible to see it! Still at work... two hours to go!

 

 

I think it's normal NOT to, especially when you just added some sweet candy :D

 

 

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ninjamyst

do you have a heater for your tank? i was about to place an order for the tank when i realized i have nowhere to hide a heater....

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Illuiix

do you have a heater for your tank? i was about to place an order for the tank when i realized i have nowhere to hide a heater....

 

Lolol wait are you going to use mp10 only?? Or you're adding a filtration to it? If you're adding an eheim filter than you can use hydor in-line heater to hide the heater, no sump needed.

 

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yfp-t-162-s&va=hydor+inline+heater

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Lolol wait are you going to use mp10 only?? Or you're adding a filtration to it? If you're adding an eheim filter than you can use hydor in-line heater to hide the heater, no sump needed.

 

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yfp-t-162-s&va=hydor+inline+heater

 

mp10 only for now. i am doing softies and LPS only. It wont be as epic as daletus's.

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Illuiix

mp10 only for now. i am doing softies and LPS only. It wont be as epic as daletus's.

 

Mmm I see. Is it really cold over in Chicago? If so, I'm afraid you have no choice but to add a heater in the display....lol.There are some sexy looking heaters out there like Neotherm Cobalt.

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daletu

 

This guy looks so weird! Hahaha... kinda cool though, but price is not very attractive! :)

 

 

Oh and here, this is why I do 70-80% water changes weekly.

Meet the love of this guy's 5g nano reef, "Jake's EcoReef One".

He does 100% water change almost every week. Featured on AdvancedAquarist.com

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2010/4/aquarium

 

100%WaterChange by iscolymia, on Flickr

 

Works for him, it should work for anyone.

 

This is crazy! No live rock. No live sand. No additives. Just 100% water change! So many corals in one tiny tank too!

 

 

do you have a heater for your tank? i was about to place an order for the tank when i realized i have nowhere to hide a heater....

 

Yes. I use 50 watts Finnex Heater. It's pretty small. I hide it behind right side rock. You can see it from the attached photo below. Also, here is the Amazon link.

http://www.amazon.com/Finnex-Electronic-Controller-Aquarium-20-Gallon/dp/B002YJW58K

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daletu

Just did a little project tonight, finally hide the ugly wire! Thanks to whatisit for the tips! Just need to paint the grommets wall color tomorrow. :)

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whatisit

Looks great

those grommets worked out a lot better than the plugs.

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Illuiix

Just did a little project tonight, finally hide the ugly wire! Thanks to whatisit for the tips! Just need to paint the grommets wall color tomorrow. :)

 

Whoa...I've never seen that technique before. What's it called anyway? Thanks for sharing lol, I'll keep that one in mind.

 

This is crazy! No live rock. No live sand. No additives. Just 100% water change! So many corals in one tiny tank too!

 

Yes, so now does it convince you just as much to want to make bigger water changes? I think so. :)

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Whoa...I've never seen that technique before. What's it called anyway? Thanks for sharing lol, I'll keep that one in mind.

 

I dont know what they call it but I learned it at my old job as a CCTV/security alarms technician.

When I buy a house there will be no wires shown anywhere in it.

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Illuiix

 

Whoa...I've never seen that technique before. What's it called anyway? Thanks for sharing lol, I'll keep that one in mind.

 

I dont know what they call it but I learned it at my old job as a CCTV/security alarms technician.

When I buy a house there will be no wires shown anywhere in it.

 

Damn, that's pretty cool. Wait did you do this for him? Lol

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whatisit

No

but he did a very good job, it looks like I did it.

He could get a job in CCTV

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Illuiix

Lol, nice. So asking for that kind of installation by a professional, how much roughly per se?

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