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Sturgi_0225

Been out of the hobby since 2010 but have missed it. Decided to get back in and I’ve been piecing this tank together the past few months and it’s slowly coming together. 
I’ll do my best to keep a  journal throughout my journey. 
 Tank plans are lps, a few sps and macro-algae. As for fish I’d like to keep it simple and the family voted for two clownfish (possibly gladiators) 

Things however may change 😂

here is a breakdown of what I’ve got this far.

 

Tank: ADA 60p 

Lights: XR15G4 pro with rms mount

Sump/Refugium: Micro-reef custom 9.5 gallon. 

Overflow: xaqua in/out

Return pump: Hydor seltz d750

Sicce voyager 2000

Skimmer: icecap neo k1

 

here is how tank sits now, this is what I came up for my aquascape. I was going for an iwagami style and I’m pleased the way it turned out. 
 

total tank volume is roughly 23 gallons. 
 

SG: 34ppt

 

 

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Sturgi_0225

Ordered the remaining parts to complete the system today super excited. 
Drilling the tank will be nerve racking but once completed I’ll love the minimalist look. 

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Jaren45
3 hours ago, Sturgi_0225 said:

Drilling the tank will be nerve racking but once completed I’ll love the minimalist look. 

Don't sweat it, if you've never done it before it's easier than it sounds.

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Reefkid88

Oh yeahhh !!! I haven't been this excited for someones build in a long time like I am for this one. 

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Sturgi_0225
1 hour ago, Reefkid88 said:

Oh yeahhh !!! I haven't been this excited for someones build in a long time like I am for this one. 

Thanks @Reefkid88
Hoping to not disappoint now, I’ve seen your builds! 

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Sturgi_0225

Tank update,  got the rest of everything today, water is being brewed and hopefully fill her up tomorrow 

 

@Micro-Reefs Aquariums huge thanks!!! This refugium is freaking awesome. 
 

overflow is in let’s get this cycle going. 

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Micro-Reefs Aquariums

Watching this thread!  Thanks for kind words about our products! 🙂

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Sturgi_0225

Hard to get a good picture this late with lights going down but we officially have water. 
 

waiting to see where temperature stabilizes and plan on adding algae barns nitro cycle a come tomorrow. 
 

Still have a few things to grab and sort, my little dc pump burnt up today and my power head isn’t functioning properly….. My plan is to get an ai Nero 3. 

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So the MP10 QD took a dump, luckily it was purchased from a local reefer who refunded my money. 
 

in a pinch I bought the cheap Sicce voyager nano 2000 and honestly for the money this thing is awesome. 
 

it’s compact and super quiet, more quiet then an mp10 and 1/10 of the price, anyone needing a power head should definitely consider one of these things. 

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Also to cycle I used the turbo start 900 with algea barns nitrocycle.

 

tadays readings 

api test:
ammonia: approx 6ppm

nitrates: 40ppm

These test are 24hours after adding products to tank. 
 

been having trouble with keeping Salinity stable, I think partly due to adding too much RO to replace what’s evaporated but I mixed salt this am and added to tank and so far it’s sitting around ~1.025 will test all again this evening 

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So I learned with turbo start it cycles immediately… however I still waited a week watched parameters waited for ammonia to drop did wc then added some macros. Here is how it sits today. 
 

Need to get a blue light filter

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It’s been a few since I’ve updated. Not much has changed other then Diatoms have shown up. 
doing weekly WC of 5 gal but may change it to more frequent smaller WC. 
 

corals and clown goby all seem happy the few hermits and snails are still kicking. 
 

My next purchase will be a controllable pic Powerhead, To help regulate flow along with a bigger CUC 

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