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Biocube 16 W/ AI Hydra 26 HD SPS tank build...Hopefully!

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Hi everyone
 
Sorry still newer but after reading all the amazing tank builds I wanted to start one to track my progress
 
Current tank: Biocube 16
Lighting: AI Hydra 26 HD
ATO: tunze nano with Kalk in top off water
Salt: RSCP
Filtration: CPE, Purigen, filter flosS
Flow: my 1200 return and Jebao sw-2
 
Tanks going on 2 months and SPS are encrusting and coloring up a little
 
Pics below of tank progress and getting a sps frag pack this weekend with the following:
 
Red Robin Acro
Green Slimer
Purple Stylo
Candlelight Acro
Green digi
Ponape Birdsnest
Sour apple bird nest
Blue enchinata
Blue Aussie tabling acro
Watermelon Acro
 
 

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Sorry pics uploaded in reverse so bottom is the oldest and top is the newest

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Yea I will be for sure... but have plans to set up a second tank

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Added a new Red Planet and got my 2 part to start dosing... also going to give acro power a try

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Not sure if anyone is following but added one of my all time favorites... PC rainbow

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On 1/16/2019 at 9:26 AM, mpekoske said:

Moved some stuff around and put the 3 big namers up front

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tank looks pretty full 😁 hope to see continued growth/progress. 

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Thank you yea I may only add one more and then call it good for a while! Now to just let things settle in and grow

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Added another Wavemaker sw-4 and doser... also got some new frags that look like they may turn into something nice! Next week switching up filtration to a Fuge in center chamber

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Also added my new acke Fuge light... hopefully this will grow some chaeto 

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Added a IceCap 1K Gyre and so far sps are loving it! (Not the best pic sorry)

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What % are you running the gyre at?  Also what kind of sand do you have on the bottom? 

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I’m running it on auto setting so from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm I’m running random max set at 50% then from 9:30pm-6:30 am running alternating gyre max 20% with 2 second on each setting... sorry I can’t remember my substrate but it’s not super fine but also not the size of crushed coral... when I put it in it did move a little sand which you can see in the picture (front middle has a little more sand now) but it settled down and now none moves... I removed my sw-2 and sw-4 and getting much better movement with the gyre and my mj 1200 return... so far everything seems to really like it including my hammer... I’ll update if anything reacts negatively ... lastly I tried it in a couple of different positions and found the side works best for my tank

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Update: came how to a sand storm so had to adjust the gyre... now running it one side max 30% alternating gyre with 4 sec intervals which seems to keep everything happy and now sand moving... been a week now and have better PE on a bunch of sps. Also running sw-4 on lowest speed pulse setting on other side of tank

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Last addition for a while... hoping to set up a grow out system in the future for more frags

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