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NanoBox Growth : Documenting the NanoBox RedSea Reefer

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This is something that has been in the works and I am finally in a position to document the growth of the NanoBox Red Sea 170. The goal of this thread is to show everyone that LEDs can and will grow any coral with proper care. 

 

This thread will be updated every second and last Friday of the month. I want this thread to be as transparent as possible and if you have ANY questions please ask. I want to help people and show that LED only tanks are just as good! 

 

Equipment  : 

Red Sea Reef 170

NanoBox Quad Plus

NYOS Skimmer 120

KPS Pump - 100%

MP40 - Reef Crest - 50%

RW-4 - Wavemode - 100%

Nuevo Return pump - 200gph

Tune 6020 - IN SUMP

 

Light Settings : 

Morning - 60% - Royal Blue, Violet, Blue/Cyan         0% - Mint          0% - White ( 60 Minute Ramp, 120 Length )

Midday  - 80% - Royal Blue, Violet, Blue/Cyan         30% - Mint        0% - White ( 60 Minute Ramp )

Evening  - 80% - Royal Blue, Violet, Blue/Cyan         0% - Mint          0% - White ( 60 Minute Ramp, 120 Length )

Night  - 0% all channels

Overall Length - Nine Hours

 

Parameters :

Cal - 420

Alk - 7.5-8

Mag - 1300

Water Temp - 78

Salt Used - Aqua Forest

Carbon - BRS ROX

 

This tank is current not dosed. However in the near future I will need to dose rather than do water changes. 

 

Camera Gear :

Sony A6300

Sigma 30 1.4

Sony 16-70 4

Voit 75mm 1.8

Hoya Close Up Adaptor - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1321853-REG/hoya_a_58cus_ii_58mm_hmc_close_up_filter.html

Vello Tubes - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&O=&Q=&ap=y&c3api=1876%2C{creative}%2C{keyword}&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjsP3_P_y1QIVyIh-Ch0hmA84EAQYBSABEgK6CvD_BwE&is=REG&m=Y&sku=1048759

Orange Filter - https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Universal-Photography-Speedlite-Balance/dp/B00QN48X0Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503664761&sr=8-1&keywords=orange+gel+filter

 

April 10th 2017 :

33959828346_1924402489_c.jpgNanoBox Red Sea by David Fason, on Flickr

33959826896_b89448bfc4_c.jpgNanoBox Red Sea by David Fason, on Flickr

Aug 21st 2017:

36402555520_b6135076ce_c.jpgRedSeaAug-6 by David Fason, on Flickr

36402555520_b6135076ce_c.jpgRedSeaAug-6 by David Fason, on Flickr

 

Sept 28th 2017 :

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Corals :

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Rainbow Chalice Feb 3rd 2017 :

31880594544_ebb6ab2148_c.jpgrainbowchalicemacro by Dave Fason, on Flickr

Rainbow Chalice April 10th 2017 :

33959830946_f00c5e2f73_c.jpgNanoBox Red Sea by David Fason, on Flickr

Rainbow Chalice July 22st :

36090801626_341ee42b7e_c.jpgrainbowmacro by David Fason, on Flickr

 

Meteor Shower April 10th :

33615877950_c2d347f276_c.jpgNanoBox Red Sea by David Fason, on Flickr

Meteor Shower Aug 21 2017 :

36752242346_2554c9e95c_c.jpgRedSeaAug-8 by David Fason, on Flickr

September 5th 2017 :

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Favia June 10th 2017 :

35100670646_cd4e086458_c.jpgFavia by David Fason, on Flickr

Favia Aug 21 2017 :

35778469493_8e794db5bb_c.jpgfavia3 by David Fason, on Flickr

36402555250_3895cde7cc_c.jpgRedSeaAug-7 by David Fason, on Flickr

Sept 16 2017 :

redsea91517-6

Sept 28th 2017 :

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Walt Disney Frag : One of the holy grails of SPS.

July 4th

waltdisney

Aug 28th 2017

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Sept 16 2017 :

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Sept 28th 2017 - It lost a little color due to ALK swing

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Favia : July 4th 2017

faviagrowth

Aug 13th 2017 :

favia1

September 5th 2017 :

NBR090517

Sept 28th 2017 :

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Setosa 

Sept 16th 2017 :

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Sept 28th 2017 :

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Chalices 

Sept 16th 2017 :

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Sept 28th 2017 :

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To be continued! 

 

-Dave

 

****EDIT : MORE CORALS WILL BE ADDED****

 

 

 

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So you only run your whites for a couple of hours in the evening?

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Just remember you can't grow SPS under LED's! :lol:

That rainbow chalice gets me every time, I'm in love :wub:

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16 hours ago, TILTON said:

So you only run your whites for a couple of hours in the evening?

Only Mint. No white. 

 

9 hours ago, teenyreef said:

Just remember you can't grow SPS under LED's! :lol:

That rainbow chalice gets me every time, I'm in love :wub:

Compiling the SPS photos now too. You can see the Sunet monti, Setosa growth very easily. I will be posting photos of the Walt Disney and purple tip. I plan on getting a cap, Slimer and a couple others now that the tank is nice and mature. 

 

 

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What fixtures do you have with mint on a separate channel?  

 

This is is all I have.  This is a new nanobox Duo as well.  I would rather see your coral progression with something that you built for customers, i.e. using these settings alone.

 

 

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50 minutes ago, TILTON said:

What fixtures do you have with mint on a separate channel?  

 

This is is all I have.  This is a new nanobox Duo as well.  I would rather see your coral progression with something that you built for customers, i.e. using these settings alone.

 

 

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Just recently started to offer the Mint on its own channel. However you will loose the dedicated moonlight. 

 

The issue is this is still taboo by NOT having any white light and not widely accepted ( bleeding edge? ). You can mimic very close to my spectrum by evening the blue/cyan & violet with the royal ( 85% ). Keep the white where yours in now. 

 

Hope that helps!

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1 hour ago, Reeferadicto said:

Beautiful tank

i like your favias, where did u get them from ?

Unique Corals and Legendary Corals. 

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On 8/25/2017 at 3:22 PM, DaveFason said:

Light Settings : 

Morning - 60% - Royal Blue, Violet, Blue/Cyan         0% - Mint          0% - White ( 60 Minute Ramp, 120 Length )

Evening  - 80% - Royal Blue, Violet, Blue/Cyan         30% - Mint        0% - White ( 60 Minute Ramp )

 

Evening  - 80% - Royal Blue, Violet, Blue/Cyan         0% - Mint          0% - White ( 60 Minute Ramp, 120 Length )

Night  - 0% all channels

Overall Length - Nine Hours

Dave,

 

What are the Midday settings?  I think that some info is missing here.

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On ‎8‎/‎25‎/‎2017 at 9:42 PM, teenyreef said:

Just remember you can't grow SPS under LED's! :lol:

That rainbow chalice gets me every time, I'm in love :wub:

 

That's just nuts right there..................:lol: hell I have SPS growing like weeds......................had a local reefer come over today and he was just amazed how much shit has grown..............

 

Nanobox for he win ;)

 

Your tank looks great Dave!

 

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10 hours ago, rsucre said:

Dave,

 

What are the Midday settings?  I think that some info is missing here.

thanks for the catch. Edited. I have two evenings! :P

 

6 hours ago, spectra said:

 

That's just nuts right there..................:lol: hell I have SPS growing like weeds......................had a local reefer come over today and he was just amazed how much shit has grown..............

 

Nanobox for he win ;)

 

Your tank looks great Dave!

 

Thanks bud. Maybe one day I could visit your parts ( tons of customers out that way ) and do a photo shoot. :D

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On 8/25/2017 at 3:22 PM, DaveFason said:

Light Settings : 

Morning - 60% - Royal Blue, Violet, Blue/Cyan         0% - Mint          0% - White ( 60 Minute Ramp, 120 Length )

Midday  - 80% - Royal Blue, Violet, Blue/Cyan         30% - Mint        0% - White ( 60 Minute Ramp )

Evening  - 80% - Royal Blue, Violet, Blue/Cyan         0% - Mint          0% - White ( 60 Minute Ramp, 120 Length )

Night  - 0% all channels

Overall Length - Nine Hours

What would be the equivalent settings with standard white/lime channel?  The 30% Mint ~= 30% White/Lime?

 

Also, are you carbon dosing?  I think that you are feeding a lot and still algae and cyano are under control. 

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18 hours ago, rsucre said:

What would be the equivalent settings with standard white/lime channel?  The 30% Mint ~= 30% White/Lime?

 

Also, are you carbon dosing?  I think that you are feeding a lot and still algae and cyano are under control. 

~20% would be close. 

 

I mentioned at the top I use BRS ROX. I do have algae but I prefer to keep the tank much more "dirty" than most. As well I try to keep my hands out of the tank ( maybe once every three weeks my hands go in ). 

 

-Dave

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Updated a couple corals today ( Sept 5 2017 ). 

 

Quick video for your viewing pleasure. 

 

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Updated with a few pictures. I am currently battling some algae but believe it is caused from over feeding this week. 

 

More to come!

 

-Dave

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On 9/16/2017 at 5:18 PM, Noinoi24 said:

What's your light setting on this Dave? I'm having hard time setting up my light.  And taking pictures..

Scroll to the top for all the info. 

On 9/16/2017 at 8:18 PM, Nickbruh510 said:

Hows the mp40 doing on the reefer 170.

Love it. I do have two other pumps as well. 

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On 8/28/2017 at 4:35 PM, DaveFason said:

Raw and unedited video straight from my iPhone 7+.

 

Hey Dave, what might setting did you use for this? I tried using my iPhone 7 Plus as well, but it gets too blue. 

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18 hours ago, Noinoi24 said:

Hey Dave, what might setting did you use for this? I tried using my iPhone 7 Plus as well, but it gets too blue. 

Always use a orange filter. Scroll to the top for the link. I tape it on my lens, easy as that!

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Tried it with my iPhone 7 Plus with this new orange lens I bought, it’s still orange...   :( 

 

 

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