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Steve...
04-27-2014, 12:40 AM
I had nothing to do this weekend so I decided to upload some random pics of the 220 gal DT taken from my phone. Its been up and running for 2.5 years now and have had many ups and down. Total water volume is about 400 gal which includes the sump. I just started running the ATI Hybrid fixture on this tank and its looking good. Please send me some feedbacks on how I can improve my tank.

Steve...
04-27-2014, 12:41 AM
I had nothing to do this weekend so I decided to upload some random pics of the 220 gal DT taken from my phone. Its been up and running for 2.5 years now and have had many ups and down. Total water volume is about 400 gal which includes the sump. I just started running the ATI Hybrid fixture on this tank and its looking good. Please send me some feedbacks on how I can improve my tank.

OMG , this is why I dont post pics of my tank. They are all upside down lol

hunggi74
04-27-2014, 01:02 AM
Nice tank. Those hybrid ATI are a sweet fixtures. Give us more system details...

kien
04-27-2014, 01:05 AM
That's neat. How did you get your rocks to stay on the surface like that? That's very original!

Steve...
04-27-2014, 01:45 AM
Nice tank. Those hybrid ATI are a sweet fixtures. Give us more system details...

Reef Octopus Skimmer, 2 X TLF Reactor ( Carbon and GFO), 2x Jebao wave maker. My Sump is located in the basement which is really nice for maintenance ! Ill be adding an Apex controller soon and would like to add more SPS into the tank. That being said, maybe a calc reactor or dosing pump will be required later on.

Steve...
04-27-2014, 01:47 AM
That's neat. How did you get your rocks to stay on the surface like that? That's very original!

Really? I like your rock work better, I find myself always trying to mess with mine once in a while. Never satisfy with the look lol

hunggi74
04-27-2014, 06:17 PM
Reef Octopus Skimmer, 2 X TLF Reactor ( Carbon and GFO), 2x Jebao wave maker. My Sump is located in the basement which is really nice for maintenance ! Ill be adding an Apex controller soon and would like to add more SPS into the tank. That being said, maybe a calc reactor or dosing pump will be required later on.

I'd get the Apex first before the calcium reactor and doser. The controllability it gives you even from your phone is awesome. There are so many times a day I wish I could do that lol! How are you maintaining your alk, mag and cal levels currently. Unless you plan on adding whole colonies of SPS at once, you should be able to add the reactor and dosers later on. More pic please:lol:

Steve...
04-28-2014, 01:14 AM
Im just manually dosing it each week and testing the levels . Ill try to get better pics later. It took me 2.5 years to post some pics, maybe will have to wait another 2.5 years for the next pics lol

I'd get the Apex first before the calcium reactor and doser. The controllability it gives you even from your phone is awesome. There are so many times a day I wish I could do that lol! How are you maintaining your alk, mag and cal levels currently. Unless you plan on adding whole colonies of SPS at once, you should be able to add the reactor and dosers later on. More pic please:lol:

Aquattro
04-28-2014, 02:23 AM
I'd get the Apex first before the calcium reactor and doser.

Really? Not me. I'd go for reactor before controller. I ran for a decade without a controller. If I had to manually dose that long, I'd have shut down long ago. That being said, I would plan the Apex for sure, just not ahead of water chemistry.

Steve...
04-28-2014, 03:35 AM
Really? Not me. I'd go for reactor before controller. I ran for a decade without a controller. If I had to manually dose that long, I'd have shut down long ago. That being said, I would plan the Apex for sure, just not ahead of water chemistry.

ya its a pain to manually dose. Any thoughts on Kalk Wasser ( Spelling)? . Would this be easier?

Aquattro
04-28-2014, 04:41 AM
ya its a pain to manually dose. Any thoughts on Kalk Wasser ( Spelling)? . Would this be easier?

It's an option. A bit more maintenance than a Ca reactor. Less initial cost. Harder to find bulk (affordable) kalk. Retail stuff is expensive.

I've used both, the reactor is a lot more set and forget.

tlhood
07-08-2014, 07:16 PM
That's neat. How did you get your rocks to stay on the surface like that? That's very original!

0 gravity ocean systems Kien, get with the times!

neoh
07-09-2014, 02:28 AM
Here you go, Steve:

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t370/neoh11/photo4-1_zpsbc1281e0.jpg
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t370/neoh11/photo2_zps4bc7f2f4.jpg
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t370/neoh11/photo1_zpsc17162c1.jpg

apexifd
07-09-2014, 02:36 AM
It's an option. A bit more maintenance than a Ca reactor. Less initial cost. Harder to find bulk (affordable) kalk. Retail stuff is expensive.

I've used both, the reactor is a lot more set and forget.

kalkwasser (http://www.jlaquatics.com/product/jl-ccalhyd19/Shlobster+Bulk+Calcium+Hydroxide+%281900+Gram%29.h tml) from J&L is pretty good price.

However I don't know how much you will need per month if it's your only source of dosing.

As my primary dosing is done with calcium reactor, and Kalk reactor is only to top up the extra bit of calcium and keep the pH up.