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Started: August 2018


 

 

Equipment: 

Display: 96x24x30 tall, with 2 layer top and bottom eurobracing. Dual rear overflow. 

Stand: Unknown manufacturer, from craigslist. Faux stone. Interior lighting, and fan pulling out humid air.

Lighting: Pending


Flow: 2x Jebao CP-150, Vortech MP60wQD

Sump: BashSea Smart Series, 48 x 15" x 16"

Refugium Lighting: Random 75w grow light off amazon. 

Skimmer: Reef Octopus REGAL 250SSS with auto-neck cleaner, and float-switch cutoff. Can be controlled via apex 0-10v, but I don't see the point yet. 

Return: Eflux 6009, 3170gph. Only at like 30% or the overflow gurgles. (Under-plumbed 😥)

ATO: Tunze 3155 with 10g eshopps reservoir. 

Controller: Apex 2016, with 2 eb832s & Breakout Box.

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Heater: JBJ 1000w, plugged into an Inkbird Temperature controller, with apex cutoff. Redundancy.  *Heater is oversized, no good. Spikes temp as it goes on and off. Need to replace with 500w*

Battery Backup: APC 1500VA. Runs return pump for ~4 hours, and powers apex. 


Element replenishment: Undecided. CA Reactor or doser. 

 

 

 

9/3/2018

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20 minutes ago, HarryPotter said:

Started: August 2018


 

 

Equipment: 

Display: 96x24x30 tall, with 2 layer top and bottom eurobracing. Dual rear overflow. 

Stand: Unknown manufacturer, from craigslist. Faux stone. Interior lighting, and fan pulling out humid air.

Lighting: 2x NanoBox ATI 48" Sunpowers. 8 pucks, 6 bulbs each. Pulls 'bout 11 amps

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Flow: 2x Jebao CP-150, **Insufficient, still looking for more flow** 

Sump: BashSea Smart Series, 48 x 15" x 16"

Refugium Lighting: Random 75w grow light off amazon. 

Skimmer: Reef Octopus REGAL 250SSS with auto-neck cleaner, and float-switch cutoff. Can be controlled via apex 0-10v, but I don't see the point yet. 

Return: Eflux 6009, 3170gph. Only at like 30% or the overflow gurgles. (Under-plumbed 😥)

ATO: Tunze 3155 with 10g eshopps reservoir. 

Controller: Apex 2016, with 2 eb832s & Breakout Box.

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AMO9prf.png

Heater: JBJ 1000w, plugged into an Inkbird Temperature controller, with apex cutoff. Redundancy.  *Heater is oversized, no good. Spikes temp as it goes on and off. Need to replace with 500w*

Battery Backup: APC 1500VA. Runs return pump for ~4 hours, and powers apex. 


Element replenishment: Undecided. CA Reactor or doser. 

 

 

 

9/3/2018

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Such a tease! ☺️

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Glad to see a build thread for this massive "mirco" reef.... 

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On 9/4/2018 at 1:19 PM, WV Reefer said:

 Such a tease! ☺️

 

How so?!?! 

 

On 9/4/2018 at 1:58 PM, Weikel said:

Glad to see a build thread for this massive "mirco" reef.... 

 

Ill come up with a better title at one point, I couldn't think of anything and had to post that after typing it up! The "Engorgio" spell is not well known enough.... Ill take advice. 

 

Flow updated 🤩

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You've come a long way Harry! I can't wait to see this one stuffed full of corals and fish! 

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14 hours ago, teenyreef said:

You've come a long way Harry! I can't wait to see this one stuffed full of corals and fish! 

 

Thanks teeny! Fish will have to wait a bit, of course had ich breakout when I added a tang. Putting in a UV and giving the tank a fallow period. There was no ammonia or anything, but perhaps it was just too sterile? 

 

Some great news is that PerfectCorals is still open! I was worried that they got hit too hard from the indo ban- they weren’t responding to FB and their site is down. But I checked out their Instagram, and it looks sweet. This weekend my dad and I will head over and do some damage 😬. It is one of the only places I know that doesn’t have such a large markup on imported LPS/SPS. 

 

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Little elegance 

 

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Bunch of big wall hammers just added- gold, purple, light blueish. Was pretty aggressive with dipping and cleaning, they’re still pretty closed.

 

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Also added a monti cap chunk, maybe 4”x4”, red. And two or three acro frags. 

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I thought this was Dads tank.....................

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9 hours ago, spectra said:

I thought this was Dads tank.....................

 

He ain’t gonna make a thread! I may be able to get him to post a tank-selfie though 👀

 

A bit of lighting troubles, so only 1/2 the tank is lit. Hopefully will be resolved in a week or two though! 

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Andddd opening! No contrast in this photo 😂

 

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(Used) Flow has arrived! 

 

Ill try try to avoid ripping off the LPS polyps 👀

 

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29 minutes ago, HarryPotter said:

(Used) Flow has arrived! 

 

Ill try try to avoid ripping off the LPS polyps 👀

 

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That's quite a pump for the "engorgio" spell 😄

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18 minutes ago, Euphylin me said:

just realized the "engorgio" part lol...harry potter

Oh jeez I just did too lol

32 minutes ago, HarryPotter said:

(Used) Flow has arrived! 

 

Ill try try to avoid ripping off the LPS polyps 👀

 

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What a beast!

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13 hours ago, Euphylin me said:

just realized the "engorgio" part lol...harry potter

 

Exactly xD, 300ml, supersized x 4000 😂

 

13 hours ago, teenyreef said:

That's quite a pump for the "engorgio" spell 😄

 

Everything is bigger! Grabbed a UV from drfostersmith for $85, I figured it might help keep ich down. But it’s like 36” long 😳

 

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Designed and printed a small toggle box: green momentary button activates feed mode, and the (protected) red toggle switch turns on WC/maintenance mode 🙂 

 

(I don’t want my dad accidentally hitting the toggle switch when turning on feed mode, hence why it has that cover.) 

 

I do have one more protected switch if anyone wants one of these to connect to their breakout box. 

 

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Nice.  Been messing with mine as well.  I decided to go with a momentary switch for water changes that is set for a 30 minute cycle and a second momentary switch to end the water change shut down pre maturely.  Guess I worry I might forget to switch off the toggle when I'm done, but I suppose you could just program redundancies for such a scenario.  I do like that box too, looks clean.  I went with a steel junction box and cover for mine.  

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4 minutes ago, specore said:

Nice.  Been messing with mine as well.  I decided to go with a momentary switch for water changes that is set for a 30 minute cycle and a second momentary switch to end the water change shut down pre maturely.  Guess I worry I might forget to switch off the toggle when I'm done, but I suppose you could just program redundancies for such a scenario.  I do like that box too, looks clean.  I went with a steel junction box and cover for mine.  

 

Just have a “Max Run Time”, mine is set to sound an alarm at 30 minutes and then restart after 45.

 

 

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1 hour ago, HarryPotter said:

Sweet!

 

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Nice job making that switch box! Paint that ugly ass door though . Beautiful stand and tank then the back side looks like 💩 hahaha

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On 9/11/2018 at 7:43 PM, Euphylin me said:

just realized the "engorgio" part lol...harry potter

 

Erm.... this was accidental, I swear. But LMFAO

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Hammer colonies look excellent. I was lucky to get these at PerfectCorals for $40 each, they were from the last indo import before the ban. Anywhere else, these are priced in the three digits.  

 

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I also moved over a neglected torch from my tank. About 1/3 of the years were dead from being buried, but after being trimmed, the colony looks great here. 

 

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Test acros (also from PerfectCorals) also look great. They were brown on one side from LED shadowing, but are  coloring up quickly. 

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On 9/16/2018 at 9:52 AM, HarryPotter said:

 

Erm.... this was accidental, I swear. But LMFAO

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Hammer colonies look excellent. I was lucky to get these at PerfectCorals for $40 each, they were from the last indo import before the ban. Anywhere else, these are priced in the three digits.  

 

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I also moved over a neglected torch from my tank. About 1/3 of the years were dead from being buried, but after being trimmed, the colony looks great here. 

 

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Test acros (also from PerfectCorals) also look great. They were brown on one side from LED shadowing, but are  coloring up quickly. 

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ha that's great!

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