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Frankenz Stein
03-03-2014, 02:46 AM
Just getting back into the hobby after a few years away. Decided to start with a Red Sea 130d. So far, I am loving it. Its been running with the rock in it for about 3weeks now. Cycling using live rock only. Had 2 diatom blooms.
I started the clean up crew a couple days ago with 10 blue legs, 5 Astrea, and 1 peppermint. I got the peppermint because one of the rocks had Aiptasia on it. The next day, there was none to be seen. He wasted no time with that.

Well here are some pics from the beginning till now.

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Control panel:

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Battery Back up.

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Filling her up.

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Blue LEDs i put in the hood as this tank cannot run actinics alone:

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Waiting for the sandstorm to clear.

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and ... clear!

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RSM pump upgrade.

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Peppermint.

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reeferfulton
03-03-2014, 03:44 AM
rock structure looks nice . has a neat cave .

Are those switches built in to the tank ? if so thats cool

Frankenz Stein
03-03-2014, 04:08 AM
rock structure looks nice . has a neat cave .

Are those switches built in to the tank ? if so thats cool

Thanks! .. Yeah the switches are built into the side of the tank to control the lights, circ pumps, skimmer, heater. But I bypassed it for the main circ. pump and heater as they are running off battery back up. But the switches are great for killing the other pump and skimmer for maintenance and things.

reeferfulton
03-03-2014, 04:15 AM
right on ,
was the pepermint shrimp the first inhabitant to be added ?

what kind of battery back up is that ? looks pretty fancy

Frankenz Stein
03-03-2014, 04:18 AM
right on ,
was the pepermint shrimp the first inhabitant to be added ?

what kind of battery back up is that ? looks pretty fancy

Yep, I added the shrimp, crabs and snails 2 days ago. first inhabitants .. aside from the aiptasia lol .. which is now gone!

The battery back up is a cyber power UPS

Frankenz Stein
03-05-2014, 01:27 AM
Found some things growing on my rock today. Was told the green things are banana algae. Pretty cool, hope it grows more.

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Then there is this, looks kinda like brown plants. Still have no ID on these ones.

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Frankenz Stein
03-08-2014, 05:03 AM
first new corals in the tank! .. oh and a hitchhiker i am hoping is a stomatella and not some toxic slug!

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Frankenz Stein
03-09-2014, 12:08 AM
Here are a couple more pics, mushrooms are looking much better today:

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and the first fish to hit the waters ...

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Frankenz Stein
03-15-2014, 07:40 PM
and a couple more additions...

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Bugger
03-15-2014, 07:56 PM
How much was the tank I always wanted a red sea tank for quarantine? Who sold it to you. Nice tank by the way.

Frankenz Stein
03-15-2014, 08:03 PM
How much was the tank I always wanted a red sea tank for quarantine? Who sold it to you. Nice tank by the way.

They are anywhere from $1k to $1200 depending on where you get it and if it is on sale or not. I got mine from bigal's

Bugger
03-15-2014, 08:47 PM
I used to work there. So I guess they charged you the 1200. They always are so expensive with what they sell. People used to always come in with JL print outs all the time and my manager would always want to charge them for shipping.

Frankenz Stein
03-16-2014, 05:37 PM
Yeah, some things they sell are expensive, and others not so much, but they do have a much lager overhead to deal with than any of the smaller local shops.

Frankenz Stein
03-23-2014, 02:18 AM
Some more shots of my tank as of today. A bit over 1 month old now.

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FTS as of today:

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