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Can we see a FTS with your light on top?

 

Let me get my wiring cleaned up and I will!

-Dave

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trying to get my fish quarantine plan down...i notice you have a lot of fish. Just curious, what do you do for quarantine?

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On 2/6/2017 at 5:12 PM, burtbollinger said:

trying to get my fish quarantine plan down...i notice you have a lot of fish. Just curious, what do you do for quarantine?

I am terrible. I do not. 

 

Enjoyed shooting some videos and stills this weekend. The enjoyment I get from this tank is far more than any other tank I have owned. The colors are ~90% accurate that you see in person. This is just before it switches to night, my personal favorite. 

 

Growth has been really great in the tank. I have been dosing a bit more Reef Roids and see a huge difference. The NYOS skimmer has been putting in overtime as well. 

 

Babies :

joeyknowszoasgrowth

Dendro :

dendro

Rainbow Chalice : Already creating a orange rim

rainbowchalicerim

Say Ahhhh :

miamihur

Meteor Shower Growth : Look at the bottom left attaching to rock. 

meteorshowergrowth

Got Color?

topdowncolorfar

 

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Enjoy! 

 

-Dave

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Forgot this one from the other night. 

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The pygmy hawkfish only comes out at night and early mornings. I was able to catch him in the action! 

pygmyhawk

 

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A few from the weekend. 

 

FrogSpawn

frogmacro

Striped Acan

 

stripeacan

Miami Hurricane 

miamihur3517

Pink/Aqua Micros from @Legendary Corals

legmicroaquapink

Rainbow Chalice - The orange rim is coming in

joesrainbow3517

Peak-A-Boo

peekaboo

 

A couple fish photos. I will try and get the entire crew here soon.

Bangaii

bangaii

Tail Spot

tailspot

Sixline

sixline

 

Enjoy!

 

-Dave

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7 hours ago, burtbollinger said:

picked up some raptors peace favia after seeing yours.  How are yours doing?

Doing incredible. It is a very hardy coral! 

-Dave

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Care you share your light settings on this build? Or are you running the 'default' quad in Bluefish? (if I had to guess, that'd be no?)

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18 hours ago, micoastreefing said:

Care you share your light settings on this build? Or are you running the 'default' quad in Bluefish? (if I had to guess, that'd be no?)

I use the exact same setup as you ( different tank ) and run this. 

Miday :

70% - Royal Blue

5% - White

70% - Violet 

70% - Blue/Cyan

25% - Mint

 

I run a eight hour schedule. 

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15 minutes ago, charlesgage said:

I has no mint...

 

mine says white/lime. Should I rewire?

Yours has mint mixed in with the white now. Currently I am experimenting with running as you can see minimal white and mostly mint to create a white look. I am not ready to push this to the retail market yet. 

 

-Dave

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16 hours ago, DaveFason said:

Yours has mint mixed in with the white now. Currently I am experimenting with running as you can see minimal white and mostly mint to create a white look. I am not ready to push this to the retail market yet. 

 

-Dave

I love the array in the biocube retro you sent me last year. I am thinking about getting a quad for my JBJ 45 RL..... But now I just might need to hold out I love the color your getting! I'll happily be a guinea pig ;)

 

Your corals are looking great!

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Very pretty, and peaceful. Now I need a nap -_-

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On 3/13/2017 at 8:17 AM, DaveFason said:

I use the exact same setup as you ( different tank ) and run this. 

Miday :

70% - Royal Blue

5% - White

70% - Violet 

70% - Blue/Cyan

25% - Mint

 

I run a eight hour schedule. 

 

Dave, how has the light at these percentages been working? I have the stock quad, but am dealing with browning of SPS. Hard to tell if nutrient based or light based.

 

woukd you reccomend turning the lights up or turning them down? 

 

 

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58 minutes ago, xilez said:

 

Dave, how has the light at these percentages been working? I have the stock quad, but am dealing with browning of SPS. Hard to tell if nutrient based or light based.

 

woukd you reccomend turning the lights up or turning them down? 

 

 

what settings are you running?  Seeing that you can't individually control mint like he can, I'd have my whites at at least 25.  if browning, my 2 cents is your'e too low.

 

I'm running a Duo at 78, 30, 90, 78 and color is great on my montis.

 

 

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1 hour ago, xilez said:

 

Dave, how has the light at these percentages been working? I have the stock quad, but am dealing with browning of SPS. Hard to tell if nutrient based or light based.

 

woukd you reccomend turning the lights up or turning them down? 

 

 

It is hard to say with browning of SPS. Feedings, lighting, flow, etc can all have some play. I have no idea what you are currently running as well. I would bump the royal and violet up. Adjust the white to your liking. 

 

I have monti's ~ 16" away from the light that are growing and have great color. A couple acros near the top. I will see if I can get PAR readings for you guys. 

 

-Dave

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So how goes this tank?  Like others, I'm also curious about a full tank shot including the lights, and I'm also curious about the sump ^_^

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On 4/8/2017 at 2:42 PM, WhiteWulfe said:

So how goes this tank?  Like others, I'm also curious about a full tank shot including the lights, and I'm also curious about the sump ^_^

I will have an update this week. :)

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This tank has been an absolute pleasure. While I do have a little bit of a bacteria issue going on it will phase out. The tank is not perfect but allows me to do minimal care with great results. The amount of questions I receive about the tank is blowing my mind. So here are many answers. 

 

Light Schedule - I do not touch it. It has not changed from the above. I believe the amount of fiddling and adjustments people make only stress things out. Watch the corals! 

 

Feeding Schedule - A ton

  • Two-Three times a day of PE Mysis dry food
  • Teaspoon of Polyp Lab Reef Roids
  • Squirt of Polyp Lab Colors
  • 2-3 times a week of LRS frozen
  • Polyp Booster daily until recently - I ran out! 

Cleaning : I should clean daily but normally every three days. As you can see in the new FTS, it is not perfect. 

  • Glass - Every 3 days. 
  • Skimmer - Once a week
  • Carbon - One a month
  • Turkey baster - daily in sump and display 

Light Height : As of now I am using two old quad bodies to hold the new style Quad up. I am going to hang it however as you can see, it is not. ;) 

  • ~5" away from water

PAR : These are ruff. I will get a detailed map this weekend. These are taken with the pumps off. 

  • 300-375 on the top
  • 200 mid tank
  • 80-110 on the bottom

Flow : I like to blast my corals. 

  • MP40 - 60% Reef Crest
  • MP10 - 100% Reef Crest
  • Sump Pump - Nuvo16 pump

A few things that I also believe that contribute to the corals adjusting quicker, growing quicker and the tank just being healthy are.

  • Keeping my hands out of the tank. My hands MAY touch the water once a month. 
  • Keeping the lighting schedule consistent
  • Large fish population & feeding schedule 
  • Tons of flow

Now for the pictures. As you can see things are growing. I had a few corals sting each other but other than that it is smooth sailing. 

 

Pink Chalice : This coral is incredible in person

NanoBox Red Sea

 

Joe Knows Reef Rainbow : You can see the new growth. UNREAL

NanoBox Red Sea

 

Chalices :

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MS : This stuff grows quick and looks great. A little out of focus but you can see the growth. 

NanoBox Red Sea

 

My favorite acans :

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Top down :

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A little bit of SPS. It started as a nub :

NanoBox Red Sea

 

An honest and dirty FTS : Note the custom mounting with two old quad bodies. 

NanoBox Red Sea

 

Enjoy! 

 

-Dave

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After getting back from vacation the tank did great. The tank is on auto drive and will get water change this week. Corals are growing, coloring and looking incredible. 

 

Joes rainbow chalice - The rim is mind dumbing

joesrainbowgrowth

Favia - This started to take off this month. 

favia

 

Pink Chalice :

pinkchalicemacro

 

M. Shower is growing at insane rates. 

mshowergrowth

 

Scans :

acanlove

 

Sunset : This looked like a turd two months ago. 

sunsetbacktolife

 

Enjoy!

 

-Dave

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Hi Dave,

 

Could you provide me with some information?

Could you tell me what the exact depth is of the cabinet? 

I'm trying to figure out if my Skimz sumpro up21 would fit. (21 x 18 x 15)

 

Thx in advance,

 

Rory 

 

ps: your tank is looking superb mate!

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3 hours ago, Rory282 said:

Hi Dave,

 

Could you provide me with some information?

Could you tell me what the exact depth is of the cabinet? 

I'm trying to figure out if my Skimz sumpro up21 would fit. (21 x 18 x 15)

 

Thx in advance,

 

Rory 

 

ps: your tank is looking superb mate!

I don't have the exact dimensions now but if you go to RedSeas website I know I have seen them there. 

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