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VaporCountry's IM Nuvo 10 gallon Frag Tank

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2 hours ago, CrazyEyes said:

How are you liking the light overall? I just setup a fusion 10g and it looks like it's a great budget light for zoas and lps, and maybe even some sps high up. 

So far its working well and I am pleased with it. Cant comment too much on growth yet as the tank is so new and settling in. Everything has been happy and opening up everyday though. I wrote a small review on the light if you want to check it out. Im going to try and update it as time goes on. 

 

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Had a local reefer come by the house today to check out the Asta20 LED light I have. He is into photography and plans on setting up a dedicated tank plumbed into his system to take pictures. He wanted to see how the light did with his camera. 

 

Here are a few quick pictures he took of my frags while we were chatting

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Those are some nice shots, and some good looking pieces. I definitely think I'm going to give this light a shot and see how it works.

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Lula_Mae   

Do you have a link to the light on Amazon?  I looked for it but couldn't find it.

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3 hours ago, Lula_Mae said:

Do you have a link to the light on Amazon?  I looked for it but couldn't find it.

 

2 hours ago, CrazyEyes said:

 

Yup thats the one, make sure you order the Marine version
https://www.amazon.com/Aquarium-Asta-20-Multi-Color-Programmable/dp/B071LJC8HL/ref=sr_1_26?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1501688069&sr=1-26&keywords=led+reef+light

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So I bought some zoas and had them shipped next day to me. I thought I would share my process when adding new frags to my system. I highly recommend this with any new frags to reduce the chance of pests and stress on the coral.

 

1. Float the bags for about 20 mins

 

2. Empty the frags and water into a container

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3. Drip acclimate for about an hour or until  I have a mix of about 50% of my tank water to 50% of the water it was shipped with

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4. Place the frags in a container of just my tank water

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5. Use my tank water and Coral RX pro to dip the corals for 10 mins. While In the coral rx solution I take a small pipette and gently blow water at the frags and around the plugs.

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6. Rinse the frags in a container of fresh tank water for about 5 min and do the same process with the pipette

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I use pretty much the same process for fish but do a longer drip and do not dip. Here is my sixline drip acclimating when I got him last month

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This can use quite a bit of water depending on how many frags so you wanna make sure you have some saltwater mixed to replace with what you used. With nanos it does not take too much to effect the salinity 

 

 

So far this process has been successful for me. Do any of you guys use a similar process? Any tips on suggestions? I always like to hear others thoughts and what works for them. I'll take a couple pics later after everything opens up fully

 

 

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Camera skills suck but here are the zoas that I got today. They are doing awesome and opened right away. Have only been in the tank for about 5 hours

 

Red Hornets

Blonde Blue Eyed Bitches 

Emeralds on fire

Stiggy Marleys

Orange Rainbows

Twizzlers

Pink Hallucinations

 

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Lula_Mae   
On 10/2/2017 at 8:42 AM, CrazyEyes said:

 

On 10/2/2017 at 11:42 AM, VaporCountry said:

Awesome, thanks guys!  How big of a spread does it have?  Looking for something for my new 15L which is 24" long.

 

On 10/3/2017 at 4:15 PM, VaporCountry said:

Camera skills suck but here are the zoas that I got today. They are doing awesome and opened right away. Have only been in the tank for about 5 hours

 

Red Hornets

Blonde Blue Eyed Bitches 

Emeralds on fire

Stiggy Marleys

Orange Rainbows

Twizzlers

Pink Hallucinations

 

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I :wub: blondies!  Nice pickups!

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5 minutes ago, Lula_Mae said:

 

Awesome, thanks guys!  How big of a spread does it have?  Looking for something for my new 15L which is 24" long.

 

I :wub: blondies!  Nice pickups!

I don't think it would be enough for a 24" spread. The manufacturer says up to 18", this nuvo is only like 12x12

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Not a whole lot new to report. Got a couple acro frags in a trade so I rearranged things a bit. I wanted the frag rack to be more centered under the light. I removed the corner rack and mounted most the LPS to flat discs. I also switched out the tray with matrix to a longer one. The matrix I had in the back media basket was reducing flow quite a bit so I took it out and rinsed it during water change then put it in the display tray. 

 

So far the Sps has been responding well to the light, so time will tell. 

 

Some pictures, a few zoos are pissed off from a dip the other day :furious:

 

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