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Drew's 37 Gallon Reef *Lazy Low Tech Reefing*

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dferrari13

Hey guys, I have started a new reef tank. This tank is my third reef tank and actually used to be freahwater. It was located upstairs but my daughter will be walking soon and I decided to move the tank to my man cave, to avoid my daughter banging into the tank and possibly getting hurt. So here's what I'm working with....

 

Start Date: 1/6/2021

 

EQUIPMENT:

 

-37 Gallon Aqueon Tank

 

-Aquaclear 70 HOB

 

-Nero 5

 

-2x Hydor koralia 240 

 

-300 Watt Aqueon Heater

 

-Duetto Dual-sensor ATO by XP Aqua

 

-2x Prime 16 HD with 2x 12inch Flex arms

 

ROCKSCAPE:

 

-40 lbs of Carib Sea LifeRock

 

-20lbs of Special Grade Agra-Alive Reef Sand

 

 

 

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This tank is located in my man cave so that the kid don't knock into it (and so my wife doesn't see all the new expensive corals lol)

 

 

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Murphych
12 minutes ago, dferrari13 said:

This tank is located in my man cave so that the kid don't knock into it (and so my wife doesn't see all the new expensive corals lol)

 

 

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Forgot the tank..... That my friend is a cave 👍🏼🍻

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1 minute ago, Grimes said:

Forgot the tank..... That my friend is a cave 👍🏼🍻

Thanks....I try to spend alot of time here

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dferrari13

I ordered a huge 24 inch arch for the top of the aquascape and a glass lid to prevent evaporation. They get here today, so we'll see how that looks.

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yorkshire.reefer

I want one!

 

The cave, not the tank 😉

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mfield16

Throw a ping-pong 🏓 table top on that pool table and I'm in! 

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dferrari13

Starting thinking about stocking, any suggestions? I was thinking lawnmower blenny, flasher wrasse, six line wrasse, yellow watchman goby and a fancy clown. 

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dferrari13

Pulled the trigger....fish on the way

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mfield16

What did you go with? 

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dferrari13
8 hours ago, mfield16 said:

What did you go with? 

Orchid Dottyback, lawn mower blenny, yellow watchman goby, citrinis clown goby, and a six lined wrasse. Hoping it won't be too much bioload on the new tank....well see

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dferrari13

Ofcourse a huge blizzard in NJ delayed my fish delivery 😑😒😐

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dferrari13

It's happening

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Some new additions 

 

 

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JustReading

Oh yes

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dferrari13
8 hours ago, JustReading said:

Oh yes

It's a start

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dferrari13

What do you do on your birthday? Me, I buy a bunch of frags!!

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debbeach13

Happy Birthday to you!

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Murphych
34 minutes ago, dferrari13 said:

What do you do on your birthday? Me, I buy a bunch of frags!!

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What else would you do? Happy birthday

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dferrari13

Flow Rate Calculations

 

Aquaclear 70 = 300gph

Koralia pumps(2) = 480 gph

Nero 5 = 2,193 gph

Total = 2,973 gph

2973÷60= 49.55 times turn over rate per hr.

 

How much is your turn over rate?

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4 minutes ago, dferrari13 said:

Flow Rate Calculations

 

Aquaclear 70 = 300gph

Koralia pumps(2) = 480 gph

Nero 5 = 2,193 gph

Total = 2,973 gph

2973÷60= 49.55 times turn over rate per hr.

 

How much is your turn over rate?

That's a lot! But I'm right there too, 50.5. 

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dferrari13

Added some more life rock, aquascape complete

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dferrari13

Been hit wit the first stage of algae.....yay

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Still battling this brown algae, thinking about using vibrant or razor. Does anyone have experience using either?

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