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Daan's Red Sea Max office tank - 365 Day Challenge

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debbeach13

Almost missed this one. Welcome to the contest. 

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7 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Almost missed this one. Welcome to the contest. 

Thanks bud 🙂

 

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Daan6661

So since my rock is bleach curing atm, my biospheres have to do the cycling. Ammonia already dropped a week ago but starting last week my nitrites where at least 5ppm and ammonia was at 0,25 again. This was probably caused by taking out the rock after it broke trying to rescape it.  Since I read that high nitrites could stall the cycle, I'm going to do a 30% waterchange to bring the nitrites down a bit. 

I'll let the rock cure for another 7 days and will probably take another week to dry and rinse the rock before scaping and putting it in the tank again. 

I'll expect that putting the rock in will start another minicycle. Once the rock is in I'll start seeding the tank with MB7 and let it be for a couple of weeks while testing every 3 days or so. If the nitrites remain above 4/5 ppm i'll combat that with a water change whenever nessecary. 

 

 

 

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Daan6661

Scape 2.0 is in the tank! 

Just in time before we start some reconstruction on our house. Now the tank can cycle a bit more without me fiddling with the rock and sand.Cycling process is going fairly well. Had a really high nitrite spike of >5ppm, so I did a 30% WC a week ago. 

 

Hope the bio spheres did their thing and putting the rock in won't cause a big cycle again. I probably keep on ghost feeding every couple of days or so, just to make sure the tank can handle the bioload of a pair of clowns.

 

Ordered a custom acryllic top from Reeftops UK, a Tunze 9001 skimmer and a auto aqua smart ato micro. With that the build is pretty complete gearwise untill I need a doser. 

 

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devaji108

maybe I missed it but why did you change the scape?

 

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2 hours ago, devaji108 said:

maybe I missed it but why did you change the scape?

 

Wanted to drill the back piece of the old one so the whole scape could move a bit backwards. Broke the entire thing in two.

 

It was broken so straight and unnatural,I couldn't fix it anymore. not in a way that looked even halfway decent. So I just took it out and started over.

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So the tank has been cycled for over a week now.

 

Sadly, due to the global pandemic my order of designer clowns has been delayed untill further notice. 

 

I may just visit a couple of LFS' to see what's in stock as I would like to let the tank stabelize around 2 clowns for a couple of weeks before beefing up the light and adding coral. 

 

 

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SliceGolfer

Nice start. Are you concerned at all about the stand? Appears the top is flexing. Could just be the angle of the photo.

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On 3/23/2020 at 2:01 PM, SliceGolfer said:

Nice start. Are you concerned at all about the stand? Appears the top is flexing. Could just be the angle of the photo.

Yeah the angle exaggerates it. It still has some archive from work in it but I will re-enforce it once I've sorted all that out.

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So, trough a friend I got in touch with a fish store who had a small pair of Wyoming clowns in stock. 
So glad to finally see some movement in the tank! Still thinking about how to name them. 

 

Now to just follow the plan of letting the thank mature around the livestock for a couple of more weeks before adding coral. 

With all the internet coral sellers popping op, this will be a dificult task I imagine haha. 

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debbeach13

Very nice clowns!

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SliceGolfer
1 hour ago, Daan6661 said:

So, trough a friend I got in touch with a fish store who had a small pair of Wyoming clowns in stock. 
So glad to finally see some movement in the tank!

Good looking pair of Clowns. Those would look great in my tank 😉

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On 3/24/2020 at 5:06 PM, SliceGolfer said:

Good looking pair of Clowns. Those would look great in my tank 😉

They probably still ship them within the states haha. 

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On 3/24/2020 at 4:26 PM, debbeach13 said:

Very nice clowns!

Yeah I keep imagining the contrast of the white next to all the colorfull corals. Can't wait haha.

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picoreef78

Lovely pair! Good luck holding out on coral. How do you like the tank so far?

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4 minutes ago, picoreef78 said:

Lovely pair! Good luck holding out on coral. How do you like the tank so far?

Love the tank, though I preffered it to be bigger haha.. but then it would be a chore taking it home on summer break when I'm not in the office for a couple of weeks. 

I like the way they shaped the tank, makes it look bigger than it actually is. 

I also like they Included  anATO, even though I changed it for a Auto Aqua smart micro ATO (which is awesome btw) because the included one didn't last trough the weekend. 

 

I'll post an update about the upgrades I made soon. Didn't come around to it yet.

 

 

 

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hinnenkm

Nice looking tank and clowns!

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