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Roskoreef
01-21-2015, 12:51 AM
So I took the plunge... selling all my freshwater stuffs, bought a new house and a beautiful custom 92" x 21" x 22" 3-sided starphire peninsula tank from concept! here it is near end of construction.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0317_zps4cd556ed.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0317_zps4cd556ed.jpg.html)

Also had them make me a custom U-Flow Sump to accomodate the drain and return on the same side of the sump. I am plumbing the sump into the furnace room about 6ft away.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0328_zps4c4d6503.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0328_zps4c4d6503.jpg.html)

I bought a reef octopus hy-10000w, with 1" output... they didnt have it in stock so i got a deal on the hy-12500w. Great i thought, totally spaced on output... now 1.25" return output, thus the quickly rigged plumbing coming out of the pump.

The basement is all finished and the bar is the new stand! Just need to reinforce it...

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0325_zpsef9f8bc4.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0325_zpsef9f8bc4.jpg.html)

well that did it.... hope it holds water..

Roskoreef
01-21-2015, 01:19 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0351_zpsf33ad123.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0351_zpsf33ad123.jpg.html)

water in and 110lbs. pukani from fijireefrock.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0335_zps481b2364.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0335_zps481b2364.jpg.html)

Apex, Skimmer and DOS set up, aswell as ATO

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0359_zps9cfec1c1.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0359_zps9cfec1c1.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0378_zps5979039c.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0378_zps5979039c.jpg.html)

Now time to cure and cycle:razz:

Roskoreef
01-21-2015, 01:31 AM
wow that was a fast cycle, about 6 minutes... no im kidding i have wanted to make a tank journal for a while and now i have time, the tank is now cycled and i have set up some lights. Yes, some lights.. i wanted to go with radions as the didplay colours are fantastic (even if i have to have a bit of my tank unlit for a while). So at the moment i only have 1 radion g3 pro running and plans to have 4 in the end, but will slowly upgrade. I plan on keeping softies and LPS for at least a year so im not too worried.

Added 2 clownfish, and a golden rabbit fish with some soft corals

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0452_zpscd3ca839.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0452_zpscd3ca839.jpg.html)

reefwars
01-21-2015, 01:32 AM
looking kien buddy :)

kien
01-21-2015, 01:46 AM
looking kien buddy :)

HUH???

Great looking tank though !! That's going to be 8 feet of awesome to play with !

mikellini
01-21-2015, 03:21 AM
This is almost the exact dream tank I want. Except I'd go for 30" wide, 90 long, and probably 24" tall.

Following, can't wait to see progress!

Roskoreef
01-21-2015, 03:38 AM
i got another radion xr15 pro which came with 120 degree lenses, and i already have them on the 30. im trying to squeeze as much light out of these as possible.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0415_zps0r2d9udd.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0415_zps0r2d9udd.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0429_zpskhkkyes2.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0429_zpskhkkyes2.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0477_zps522914b4.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0477_zps522914b4.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0467_zpsaoqawd19.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0467_zpsaoqawd19.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0494_zps7acf019b.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0494_zps7acf019b.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0538_zpsrgie3jr6.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0538_zpsrgie3jr6.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0539_zps1muk9utb.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0539_zps1muk9utb.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0541_zpsd5ym2tc3.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0541_zpsd5ym2tc3.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0544_zps33gmapgy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0544_zps33gmapgy.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0547_zpspogwlyx3.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0547_zpspogwlyx3.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0528_zpsffg9xfyh.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0528_zpsffg9xfyh.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0506_zpsj4nkmypy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0506_zpsj4nkmypy.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
01-22-2015, 01:11 AM
i came home today to find the spots of brown algae had turned into covering a bunch of the rocks... reduced light by an hour and some intensity, mad big water change and some more snails should do..
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0553_zpsm85jnrhz.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0553_zpsm85jnrhz.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0559_zpsgr357ovo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0559_zpsgr357ovo.jpg.html)

The Coral Beautys seem to eat some of it, they try at least..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0558_zps5gvotiev.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0558_zps5gvotiev.jpg.html)

Snails are pretty quick, should be a different story tomorrow.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0560_zpsihlyufqm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0560_zpsihlyufqm.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
01-31-2015, 04:02 AM
ok algae/diatom bloom is over, parameters are good, tank looks awesome.... exept one of my radions (xr15pro) seems to be dimmer than the others... probably need to calibrate it, anybody know how to calibrate from apex?

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0712_zpsm2rvpwps.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0712_zpsm2rvpwps.jpg.html)

it almost seems dark on one side, even tho apex says they are all the same power level

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0707_zps5hjuxxjq.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0707_zps5hjuxxjq.jpg.html)

trilinearmipmap
01-31-2015, 06:29 AM
How was it moving that tank, maneuvering it through doorways etc? How many people to carry it?

Roskoreef
02-01-2015, 04:33 AM
It wasnt so bad with the help i had, we had 4 guys: 2 large, 1 old and me (not large). Used a flat dolly for across mainfloor, then slid it down the stairs on the plywood base. I was lucky to have a tall enough staircase to stand it on end and no tight turns.

Roskoreef
02-02-2015, 01:06 AM
Well i thought i was going to hold off on sps for a while, but i think ive got my flow dialed in to accomodate high flow areas and low flow areas aswell as low light areas. Im using gyres to have a vertical top to bottom flow around the outside and a jebao 15 to break it up in the middle on one end. So the end of the peninsula is a bit calmer, less light but still nothing settling on the bottom.

right, darker calm side
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0742_zpsc871jfft.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0742_zpsc871jfft.jpg.html)

left, brighter and more flow
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0741_zps82rbj1qv.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0741_zps82rbj1qv.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-02-2015, 01:28 AM
Here is how i have decided to skin my cat:

Display 184G
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/alex%20tank%20build%20nov%2019%202014_zpsfsi9fcnd. jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/alex%20tank%20build%20nov%2019%202014_zpsfsi9fcnd. jpg.html)
Sump 47G, 3/4 full w/live rock and equip - 20G
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/alex%20sump%20nov%2022%202014_zpsngaludmf.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/alex%20sump%20nov%2022%202014_zpsngaludmf.jpg.html )

Total Volume - 204G best guess
Skimmer - Reef Octopus 225INT 8"
RODI - aquasafecanada 200gpd w/ 3g reserve and ATO
Return Pump - Reef Octopus hy-12500 2595gph w/3ft head
ZeoVit 3.0
2 Maxspect Gyre
Jebao RW-15
Jebao RW-20 (Not Used)
100lbs Pukani dry rock(cured by spraying with hot water, followed by 1 day freshwater soak in display, 100% water change, then cycled with live sand for 10 days - done with no issues)
few lbs live for sport

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0680_zpsfqfz5sqe.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0680_zpsfqfz5sqe.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-02-2015, 01:38 AM
new corals..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0666_zpsvatuxtpf.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0666_zpsvatuxtpf.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/IMG_20150201_1653342_zpsug1rmxq5.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/IMG_20150201_1653342_zpsug1rmxq5.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0727_zpsvzdxn73j.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0727_zpsvzdxn73j.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_07392_zpsuhtj1q8w.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_07392_zpsuhtj1q8w.jpg.html)

Skimmer Juice
02-02-2015, 01:45 AM
very nice very nice

rishu_pepper
02-02-2015, 07:16 AM
Tagging along, I'm going to be ordering pretty much the same dimensions tank from Denny soon, but not Starphire. Yours looks good!

andestang
02-02-2015, 07:28 AM
Looking very good ! Couldn't wait the year before SPS I see lol.

lastlight
02-02-2015, 07:29 AM
wow i love your rainbow monti. they always seem to do their rainbowing on the growth edges from what i've observed. yours is rainbow in the interior as well.

Roskoreef
02-02-2015, 02:12 PM
Tagging along, I'm going to be ordering pretty much the same dimensions tank from Denny soon, but not Starphire. Yours looks good!

I was worried about the depth and aquascaping but it is plenty of space... height is great too, I can reach the bottom! The hardest/best part is having it look good from both sides.

Roskoreef
02-02-2015, 02:13 PM
Looking very good ! Couldn't wait the year before SPS I see lol.

yeah....about that.....lol

Roskoreef
02-05-2015, 06:30 AM
Im going to add a radion freshwater tomorrow.... i looked into the difference, and without the green or red on either, the FW is about 70% of the xr15pro in terms of wattage. instead of cool white, there is neutral white. Should work out.

heres some new corals... i got an acro crab on this one:razz:

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00342_zps1ib97i0p.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00342_zps1ib97i0p.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00352_zpsrmcyigir.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00352_zpsrmcyigir.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00482_zpsxiyybwuu.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00482_zpsxiyybwuu.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00652_zpscnmxawiq.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00652_zpscnmxawiq.jpg.html)

favourite starfish..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00642_zpsam5ume1j.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00642_zpsam5ume1j.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00472_zpsdoour7od.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00472_zpsdoour7od.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-06-2015, 03:25 AM
ok, added a freshwater radion... what a pain in the ass. At first reeflink couldnt distinguish the saltwater lights from the FW in terms of programming...bunch of restarts later it now knows there is a new light.Next it wouldnt let me add a FW light to my aquarium with XR pros.. pfft.. lame. Had to make a separate aquarium and copy the schedule. To Match XR pros at 35% the best i could, i set the FW radion to 30% of the neutral and full of everything besides red and green, overall power 65%... looks similar... well see.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0107_zpsdjk2hipq.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0107_zpsdjk2hipq.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-06-2015, 03:47 AM
new lieutenant tang..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01132_zpsxtpvpale.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01132_zpsxtpvpale.jpg.html)

made friends with the golden rabbit right away

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00852_zps9szauevo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00852_zps9szauevo.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-06-2015, 04:33 AM
this stuff is quality! not even 15 minutes of dosing my polyps are like ive never seen them..
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0102_zps02v46lry.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0102_zps02v46lry.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00802_zps4b2kevte.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00802_zps4b2kevte.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01032_zps9ykiorym.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01032_zps9ykiorym.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00822_zpsyvcokotw.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00822_zpsyvcokotw.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-07-2015, 04:04 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01232_zpsljr0qroj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01232_zpsljr0qroj.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01682_zpsk0qts6qx.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01682_zpsk0qts6qx.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-07-2015, 04:07 AM
new fairy wrasse..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01512_zpsnet84uy8.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01512_zpsnet84uy8.jpg.html)


tank from end..
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01202_zpswsevoiar.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01202_zpswsevoiar.jpg.html)

Skimmer Juice
02-07-2015, 05:14 AM
gotta love getting little crabs that live in corals. Also where did you get the dt's from ? Did you find it at a store?

Roskoreef
02-07-2015, 02:04 PM
i got it at wai's

rishu_pepper
02-08-2015, 02:37 AM
Looking good! Here's hoping mine will look as good as yours!

How high are you mounting those 3 Radions at the moment? Light coverage seems decent.

Roskoreef
02-08-2015, 05:32 AM
Looking good! Here's hoping mine will look as good as yours!

How high are you mounting those 3 Radions at the moment? Light coverage seems decent.

Right now they are about 9 and bit inches from the water, also with 120 degree lenses. On the right theres actually 2 together, 1 xr15 pro and a xr15Freshwater lol, softies seem to like it. I need one more on the left and i should be good for all corals in some spots..

your tank plan looks awesome, an idea for a bright coral (there are some red ones) instead of having to hand feed each sun coral every day, you could try a Cynarina.. this is mine after hand feeding, (maybe twice a week).

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01882_zpsbta3yvns.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01882_zpsbta3yvns.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-09-2015, 05:01 AM
little garden coming along..new inhabitants

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02272_zpse3mmyhvf.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02272_zpse3mmyhvf.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02292_zpsl3pjsj2y.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02292_zpsl3pjsj2y.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-10-2015, 03:32 AM
here some more pics of corals and new fish..

can you see the fish in this one??

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02622_zpsuy6wj41i.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02622_zpsuy6wj41i.jpg.html)


Fish list so far:

10 blue chromis
2 spotted mandarins
2 Coral Beautys
golden rabbit
lieutenant tang
red fairy wrasse
flounder
juvenile blue ring angel
sub-adult (currently changing patterns) Emperor angel
ocellaris clownfish
magnificent angel

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02572_zpsnuprxda0.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02572_zpsnuprxda0.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0259_zpspazphfyp.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0259_zpspazphfyp.jpg.html)

best picture i could get of the magnificent, very shy..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0217_zpspkl6ewvq.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0217_zpspkl6ewvq.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02472_zpsnooehysz.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02472_zpsnooehysz.jpg.html)

new emporer changing colours..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02662_zpsa7wg4ypy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02662_zpsa7wg4ypy.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02522_zpsd2lfv0az.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02522_zpsd2lfv0az.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02712_zpsdumpte60.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02712_zpsdumpte60.jpg.html)

rishu_pepper
02-10-2015, 05:09 AM
Nice fish collection so far!

Has any of the angels nipped at your corals though? My cousin's emperor in Hong Kong ate all his coral and now he has a FOWLR... :neutral::wink:

Roskoreef
02-11-2015, 01:17 AM
Nice fish collection so far!

Has any of the angels nipped at your corals though? My cousin's emperor in Hong Kong ate all his coral and now he has a FOWLR... :neutral::wink:

Not too much, the emperor likes to nip at the edges of the zoa pieces and some other soft polyps, nothing nice so far! (knock on wood). The others ignore them completely. I made sure i only bought fish i saw eating suppliments and were doing well. The emperor loves pellets.

Roskoreef
02-11-2015, 04:40 AM
here is a better pic of the flounder, he wasnt as hard to find this time

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02962_zpszuzxawsc.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02962_zpszuzxawsc.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-14-2015, 03:31 AM
Nice fish collection so far!

Has any of the angels nipped at your corals though? My cousin's emperor in Hong Kong ate all his coral and now he has a FOWLR... :neutral::wink:

ok now he is a problem lol, what a jerk fish.. started to eat anything fleshy, aswell as kick up sand and scare all the smaller fish. I swear he almost got a chromis..he was returned.

Lesson learned, sort of, decided to try a less destructive fish and still play with fire. I exchanged for a Tomini Tang, a Powder Brown Tang, a bi color blenny and the fire - a coris wrasse...I know he might eat my clean up crew and move stuff at the worst, i can glue and replace crew. i have heard some dont bother anything, we will see how badly i get burnt.

pics to follow..

rishu_pepper
02-14-2015, 06:56 AM
ok now he is a problem lol, what a jerk fish.. started to eat anything fleshy, aswell as kick up sand and scare all the smaller fish. I swear he almost got a chromis..he was returned.

Lesson learned, sort of, decided to try a less destructive fish and still play with fire. I exchanged for a Tomini Tang, a Powder Brown Tang, a bi color blenny and the fire - a coris wrasse...I know he might eat my clean up crew and move stuff at the worst, i can glue and replace crew. i have heard some dont bother anything, we will see how badly i get burnt.

pics to follow..

Ouch! That's too bad, an emperor is such a beauty...at least it's returned to a place where it won't get your corals.

From what I've read (I have no experience with this) PBTs are very ich-prone. Hope yours is a nice and healthy fish! :biggrin:

Roskoreef
02-15-2015, 07:39 AM
Added a small uv for general fish health a few days ago, they all seem more active in the day and feed more agressively.
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0298_zpsm3rcwzen.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0298_zpsm3rcwzen.jpg.html)
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http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0362_12_zpsag1v3lxl.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0362_12_zpsag1v3lxl.jpg.html)

got this guy back in...

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0364_12_zpskdnnycsk.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0364_12_zpskdnnycsk.jpg.html)
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Roskoreef
02-15-2015, 07:51 AM
Tomini Tang at dusk

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0369_12_zpsyzf9ke7r.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0369_12_zpsyzf9ke7r.jpg.html)


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Roskoreef
02-18-2015, 04:14 AM
updated fish list:

10 blue chromis
2 spotted mandarins
2 Coral Beautys
golden rabbit
lieutenant tang
orange shoulder tang
tomini tang
blonde naso tang
clown tang
red fairy wrasse
bi colour blenny
flounder
juvenile blue ring angel
ocellaris clownfish
magnificent angel
harlequin sweetlips



http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00692_zpsc5uoudhs.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00692_zpsc5uoudhs.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00532_zpswvdtyi4b.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00532_zpswvdtyi4b.jpg.html)

better pics to come..

Roskoreef
02-20-2015, 04:20 AM
acheived a long milestone, decided to celebrate with a doser for 2 part. I went with another dos because down the road i want to dose the main zeovit stuff, so with the .1ml accuracy and easy scheduling through apex i feel it will be worth it...mainly apex scheduing as i want to be able to leave for a week at a time in the future.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0077_zpssqon4vhn.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0077_zpssqon4vhn.jpg.html)

they stack nicely -

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0078_zpsziarkszv.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0078_zpsziarkszv.jpg.html)

i still need to pick up a magnesium tester, but im not dosing right now so that can wait. My levels are:

Calcium 550
Alk 132 ppm - 7.39 dKH - 2.64 meq/l

My calcium is high, could be the tester (Hanna) so 500-600, still high. Tonight i will dose only alk when ph drops at about 10 or so to bring calcium down slightly, then i will be able to dose calc and alk and figure out what my tank is using on a daily bases. is this correct?

next task - build a maintenance cabinet over my sump to organize all of this..

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corals, a new sand anenome,

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http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01483_zpsj78ghogv.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01483_zpsj78ghogv.jpg.html)

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reefwars
02-20-2015, 04:25 AM
Adding Alk won't bring your calcium down by anything noticeable , it will only raise Alk. if you want to bring your calcium down then just don't dose anything and let it fall , as consumption happens in line with alkalinity your calcium with be use up in Ratio.

Once your calcium is where you want it then start dosing it again , dont dose on calcium numbers dose on alkalinity numbers if dosing 2 part.

Roskoreef
02-20-2015, 04:40 AM
thanks denny, that makes sense.. when you say dose on alk numbers, do you mean keep alkalinity in check and correct calc as i need with the right alkalinity?

krazykarl
02-20-2015, 12:52 PM
Hello

By no means am I an expert on doising as I am just about to start using ESV two part myself but check out this artical I found while reading up on how to use it. Maybe someone else has tried this aproch and can put their experience with it on the table.

https://joejaworski.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/the-right-way-to-use-2-part-additives/

Regards

Roskoreef
02-20-2015, 12:59 PM
That's a great point about the new salt water mix levels, as to not have variations when changing water... Didn't think of that.

reefwars
02-20-2015, 02:25 PM
thanks denny, that makes sense.. when you say dose on alk numbers, do you mean keep alkalinity in check and correct calc as i need with the right alkalinity?

What I mean is when your calcium drops don't chase calcium numbers but allow calcium to be dosed fairly equally with Alk.

Most 2 part products have the dry weight of the products already measured out for you , for examplpe your part a and your part b both have the same amount of liquid and same size bottle, but the dry weights would have been different , the idea is to replace and dose both equal amounts at the same time.

Alk and calcium are used up in a fixed ratio meaning that if you were to use up 1 dkh of Alk it would be impossible from a consumption point of view to use 50ppm of calcium , the ratio for calcium consumption is about 10% of Alk or for every 1.4 dkh drop its 20ppm of calcium and about 1-2 ppm of mg.

Myka
02-20-2015, 02:47 PM
i still need to pick up a magnesium tester, but im not dosing right now so that can wait. My levels are:

Calcium 550
Alk 132 ppm - 7.39 dKH - 2.64 meq/l

My calcium is high, could be the tester (Hanna) so 500-600, still high. Tonight i will dose only alk when ph drops at about 10 or so to bring calcium down slightly, then i will be able to dose calc and alk and figure out what my tank is using on a daily bases. is this correct?

Yes, you are correct. Calcium will not drop a lot, but it will a little. You should raise alkalinity to get closer to balanced calcium and alkalinity ratio. It should always be balanced, but calcium at 550 ppm is off the chart, and I wouldn't raise alkalinity more than about 10 or 11 dKH with that many SPS in the tank, and I wouldn't increase more than 1 dKH per 24 hours. Then dose neither until they fall together down to where you want them. You will need to make sure you magnesium is at least 1300-1400 ppm to have elevated calcium and alkalinity. If magnesium is low then you risk calcium carbonate precipitation (aka snow in your tank).

Although I agree with you that it could be the Hanna Calcium Checker. I find it very easy to get a false high reading on that device.

Here's a really good article by Randy Holmes-Farley on calcium and alkalinity. Scroll down about halfway and read Corrections for Zone 4. http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2002/11/chemistry

reefwars
02-20-2015, 03:06 PM
I also have issues with the Hanna calcium I find it not a good test at all compared to how well the others work:)

mseepman
02-20-2015, 05:02 PM
Wow, you have really moved pretty fast on this tank! It's looking good. I love my peninsula tank...couldn't imagine going back to one with less viewing sides.

Roskoreef
02-21-2015, 06:08 AM
update - hanna checker is a like an educated guess machine...

today:

calcium - 374
alk - 7.22


Alkalinity dropped slightly, seems legit. The calcium, If the Hanna is off by up to 150 ppm should be balanced and was before, 350-500 today and 550 - 400 yesterday. Im going to say im near the bottom of the suggested range for reefkeeping and pretty close to natural seawater as far as calc and alk are concerned.

Tonight i will dose 50ml of each, as per starting recommended dose for 200 gal, alk when ph begins to drop and calc before lights come on.

Roskoreef
02-21-2015, 01:53 PM
wild one changing colours..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01802_zpsi8wpvpo9.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01802_zpsi8wpvpo9.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01782_zpsllxdsa0o.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01782_zpsllxdsa0o.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01692_zpszoxedkak.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01692_zpszoxedkak.jpg.html)

other wild one doing great,

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01852_zpsbwoj7tsw.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01852_zpsbwoj7tsw.jpg.html)

girlfriends bday present to me,
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01882_zps3gsvhh0j.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01882_zps3gsvhh0j.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-22-2015, 02:04 AM
today- after dose of 50ml of each in the last 24h

calcium 570 -hanna, up from 374 , this is not accurate at all, i dont think i will test calcium regularly until i get a better tester, any suggestions??

Alkalinity - 134 ppm - 2.68 meq/l - 7.5 dkh, up from 7.22 dkh

I like where these are now, i will change the dose to 21.8 ml based on Alkalinity consumption of 3.5 ppm without dose, then a 8ppm total rise including daily usage with 50ml dose, thus 21.8 to cover the 3.5ppm use daily. I think this should be a good first adjustment.

Roskoreef
02-22-2015, 05:08 AM
finally got a good picture of this bi colour blenny

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01932_zps3kzdtynv.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01932_zps3kzdtynv.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01942_zpsmqb1druh.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01942_zpsmqb1druh.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0195_zpssnvebtiq.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0195_zpssnvebtiq.jpg.html)

Duckhams
02-22-2015, 08:27 PM
Great job on the rock-scape! I love the dimensions on this tank.

saltdog
02-22-2015, 08:29 PM
Yeah like those dimensions too, maybe even 96x24x24:biggrin:

Roskoreef
02-22-2015, 11:06 PM
Yeah like those dimensions too, maybe even 96x24x24:biggrin:


That was the hope, but i decided to use the bar as a tank stand... the bar top came in at 21.5 wide and 92 long. So close...

We are thinking of another tank upstairs in the dining room at 73"x24"x30", build thread to come soonish as this one will probably take a year or so just to set up as i havent even finished this one...

Roskoreef
02-22-2015, 11:14 PM
Great job on the rock-scape! I love the dimensions on this tank.

Thanks! Im seriously considering re-scaping it all to slant from one end to the other with a crevice down the center but I dont know how i shouold go about curing more dry rock and being sure i dont have another cycle happen.

saltdog
02-22-2015, 11:17 PM
We are thinking of another tank upstairs in the dining room at 73"x24"x30", build thread to come soonish as this one will probably take a year or so just to set up as i havent even finished this one...[/QUOTE]


Sweet...:mrgreen:

Roskoreef
02-24-2015, 05:04 AM
dosing under control, alk and calc hovering around 7.75 and 500, corals seem happy, im happy... is this going too well?? i think the daily 1% water change is really helping the amount im dosing and the stability of the tank. Its a little too quiet....

heres some new corals,

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02452_zps3ygablzq.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02452_zps3ygablzq.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03042_zpsv0l05cgs.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03042_zpsv0l05cgs.jpg.html)

new mandarin

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0284_zpsdjib5shx.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0284_zpsdjib5shx.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03002_zpsnnyejtfg.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03002_zpsnnyejtfg.jpg.html)

cleaning station

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02672_zpslij1brrd.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02672_zpslij1brrd.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0268_zpszo8izu5m.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0268_zpszo8izu5m.jpg.html)

back is staritng to come along

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0280_zpsxart3z1y.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0280_zpsxart3z1y.jpg.html)

my hammer seems to be sick, this is the second head to go in 2 weeks, parameters are good, everyone else is happy.. anybody know what could be killing it?

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03072_zpserr3pbd3.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03072_zpserr3pbd3.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-24-2015, 05:45 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02572_zpsoqkpjrau.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02572_zpsoqkpjrau.jpg.html)

mseepman
02-24-2015, 04:57 PM
If you are looking for another test kit on Calcium...the Red sea kit is really nice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT9tEHp828w

Roskoreef
02-27-2015, 03:53 AM
New plans to automate new saltwater top off:

have a float switch at top and bottom of NSW container hooked up to apex breakout box, also a solenoid plugged into apex to turn on and off depending on water level. so bottom float switches off, solenoid opens and fills up until top float switch closes, also mechanical float switch on top just in case. All i have to do is add salt once a week. I just have figure out how to attach the float switches to the container of NSW (currently 25g garbage can) without spending money on magnectic probe holders or something. I might just wait and get a 50gal cube with spots built in for floats.... any ideas?

also adding a few easy on/off switches for skimmer, pumps etc.

electrical for solenoid
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0348_zps07luluqk.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0348_zps07luluqk.jpg.html)

new corals..

strawberry

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03382_zpsxb4iu7r5.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03382_zpsxb4iu7r5.jpg.html)

sombrero chalice(what i call it)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03392_zpst8k9hcwx.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03392_zpst8k9hcwx.jpg.html)

coco worm duster

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_034322_zpswpp8s5jt.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_034322_zpswpp8s5jt.jpg.html)

huge awesome lime green carpet anenome and some new clownfish.. they all had a party in the anenome for about 10mins followed by a group battle, they figured out whos who, we'll see if they pair up evenly... had 1 added 5.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03322_zpsrkjdzucr.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03322_zpsrkjdzucr.jpg.html)

new end shot

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03362_zpsk95abxnw.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03362_zpsk95abxnw.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
02-27-2015, 04:09 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03522_zpsvcbaltay.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03522_zpsvcbaltay.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03572_zpsfftsquty.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03572_zpsfftsquty.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03592_zpscjdgrojp.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03592_zpscjdgrojp.jpg.html)

The Codfather
02-27-2015, 04:57 AM
electrical for solenoid
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0348_zps07luluqk.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0348_zps07luluqk.jpg.html)



Hey, just a thought, you should get a solenoid that doesn't contain brass.

Roskoreef
02-27-2015, 06:06 AM
Hey, just a thought, you should get a solenoid that doesn't contain brass.

Thanks! =====right over my head on that one, could have been horrible. Will definetly find stainless or something else, know of any sources for a di safe solenoid?

Roskoreef
03-02-2015, 03:37 AM
update, ick and some dead fish...... all from the same store..im sure of it... actually now that i think of it every coral i got from this shop also died within a month. I wont say which one, but i will give credit to the shops which i have bought the rest of the tanks inhabitants and corals from (which are all alive and well, even with some ich in the tank now and i suspect possibly flatworm).The fish i got from concept is strong, healthy and eating well, as well as everything from wai's ive had no trouble, all healthy and happy fish and corals.

Now what to do about the situation, obviusly wont be buying anything from that shop, i have ich....maybe flatworm....*&^$. I have been using polyplabs medic for 3 days now, another 7 to go. Its a water conditioner as well as a reef safe ich medicine. You cannot run UV or carbon when medicating so i suspect any of the sick fish perished when i dropped the uv. All others have recovered now but i want to do the 10 days to rid it of ich. has anyone tried this before?

Skimmer King
03-02-2015, 02:08 PM
you added all this within 1 month of starting up a new tank. with a tank that large its extremely hard to get your parameters to balance out. Even if you did get this sorted out it takes a long time for this body of water to level its self out. Having said that once you started adding all the fish the bio in the tnak is climbing and climbing the ammonia , nitrites and then to nitrates would build fast unless you are changing the water super fast. What about the sand bed new sand I don't see it taking 1 month to completely alive and working taking away the NO3. But with a tank are you not running a QT tank. you have a lot of nice stuff on there. but however have a UV light. its great and all but you need to source the ick from the start with a QT tank and then run UV light. nice tank BTW. but have the ick and the flat worms its a lot to deal with.
If you can get some flatworm EXIT I would use that.
as for the ick well lots of garlic if you cant take the fish that are infected out. if not I know a few people of tried draining the tank down to nothing hardly and taking the fish out that way Aquattro has done this and it worked .

that is a really nice tank and good luck my friend. I know what its like having a huge tank I myself had a240 gal 8 footer.

Roskoreef
03-02-2015, 07:22 PM
you added all this within 1 month of starting up a new tank. with a tank that large its extremely hard to get your parameters to balance out. Even if you did get this sorted out it takes a long time for this body of water to level its self out. Having said that once you started adding all the fish the bio in the tnak is climbing and climbing the ammonia , nitrites and then to nitrates would build fast unless you are changing the water super fast. What about the sand bed new sand I don't see it taking 1 month to completely alive and working taking away the NO3. But with a tank are you not running a QT tank. you have a lot of nice stuff on there. but however have a UV light. its great and all but you need to source the ick from the start with a QT tank and then run UV light. nice tank BTW. but have the ick and the flat worms its a lot to deal with.
If you can get some flatworm EXIT I would use that.
as for the ick well lots of garlic if you cant take the fish that are infected out. if not I know a few people of tried draining the tank down to nothing hardly and taking the fish out that way Aquattro has done this and it worked .

that is a really nice tank and good luck my friend. I know what its like having a huge tank I myself had a240 gal 8 footer.

Yes i moved fast. like really fast....guilty, The cycle took about 12 days, as I cured dry rock in DT, then 100% Water change, added all live sand, live rock and a ton of cured pukani, plus Start Up and zeovit system. I know a few others who have setup tanks this way in this short amount of time. I beleive adding fish earlier on, with a bio digest/bioptim regiment has helped. My parameters have never been bad exept for during the initial cycle when i added live sand, rock and dry rock. Im pretty sure the ich came from the PB Tang, now long gone his legacy remains...

update - upon further reading on polyp labs medic, it seems in most cases the fish will either perish during treatment and succomb to ich or they will be ich free long term. I beleive this is what has happened so far, the weak immune system fish have died, all others seem to be ich free. Im going to be using medic for at least 10 days to be sure. As for flatworm i only suspect because my Clown Tang has had increasing black spots since i turned off the UV for medic treatment and 2 of my smaller acros have perished. I used the UV for a few hours yesterday and will for a few this week till done the treatment, the clown already seems happier..

Roskoreef
03-02-2015, 08:34 PM
i found what i think is a baby snail? it kinda looks like a nudibranch, either a hitch hiker or offspring anyone know what this is??

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03852_zpseoccgttp.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03852_zpseoccgttp.jpg.html)


another wild one changing to reddish maybe, different time of day but the colour is getting more vivid and brighter... i need to get a real camera soon, this cell phone is driving me crazy.

before:
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01852_zpsbwoj7tsw.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01852_zpsbwoj7tsw.jpg.html)

now:
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03982_zpsbq1c8rbo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03982_zpsbq1c8rbo.jpg.html)

i dont know what exactly this one is, a euphyllia of some sort.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04132_zpstmsxnfom.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04132_zpstmsxnfom.jpg.html)

The LPS and Softie side is doing really well:

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04212_zpscijj6ipa.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04212_zpscijj6ipa.jpg.html)

end

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04112_zpslw8yttuw.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04112_zpslw8yttuw.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
03-04-2015, 04:56 AM
feeling frustrated....set up a permanent quarantine.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0426_zpspiktjibt.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0426_zpspiktjibt.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0425_zps8rjct74m.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0425_zps8rjct74m.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
03-04-2015, 05:08 AM
also.. thank you sand bed for being dirty and disgusting=====you will not be missed, going to bare bottom/rubble slowly during manual water changes.

rishu_pepper
03-04-2015, 05:33 AM
Sorry for the loss. Learning from experience is valuable.

What will you put in the QT?

Roskoreef
03-04-2015, 05:39 AM
it sure is.. depends if i see any more ich on any fish, all that remain have no ich at all. If any get it again, straight to the QT. Im going to continue this medic treatment of my DT for 20 days total to be sure. All new fish and corals will live in there for a while too , prob 6 weeks... getting rid of the sand, too much challenge for its value.

rishu_pepper
03-04-2015, 06:12 AM
Hope it all works out for you and the livestock will be happier in the long run.

Roskoreef
03-07-2015, 04:40 AM
all i can say is, never buy sand with small shells in it.... takes forever to syphon out witout using a 1" hose and sucking up everything.

some of the hard lessons learned so far:

-Quarantine
-Sand makes me crazy
-ich is no joke

here is a leaf wrasse,

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04632_zpsewprzq1s.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04632_zpsewprzq1s.jpg.html)

he will live in QT until DT goes through 12 week fish free soon here....i hope my red coris wrasse and him will get along in here once i can catch him going under the sand... i may have to setup another QT...palm to forehead

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04562_zpscntdnsfs.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04562_zpscntdnsfs.jpg.html)

rishu_pepper
03-07-2015, 08:03 AM
Looks like we are fated to go through the same things. I'm setting it up to be fallow for the 72 days. Saddest thing ever, getting a new 8 footer then seeing no fish for 2+ months. :lol:

Well, do it once, do it right. I want my fish, current and future, to be all healthy and happy. No point tossing them in now and seeing them succumb to sickness.

My corals and inverts will get a LOT of attention. :wink:

Trigger Man
03-07-2015, 03:33 PM
Don't forget to account for the rock in the QT absorbing some of the medication when dosing, so if you are using Cupramine for instance to combat ick, you should test the copper level to make sure you have the right dose in there.
Sorry to hear about the fish perishing.

Roskoreef
03-08-2015, 05:34 AM
well i couldnt find one coral beauty im sure died, i searched everywhere, then i saw this skeleton coming out of this monster green carpet anenome...

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0477_zpslpfufvco.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0477_zpslpfufvco.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0485_zpszonijzum.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0485_zpszonijzum.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
03-14-2015, 04:15 AM
cant get the wrasse out, nor the rabbit.. corals look great and water is super clear.. the sand is slowly coming out..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00022_zpscedva4hp.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00022_zpscedva4hp.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00042_zpsf5bytlv1.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00042_zpsf5bytlv1.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00072_zpswqrstvyp.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00072_zpswqrstvyp.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00092_zpsb7y8edio.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00092_zpsb7y8edio.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00122_zpshceqqipj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00122_zpshceqqipj.jpg.html)

Ginu
03-16-2015, 11:36 PM
Beautiful tank to say the least, love the 8ft peninsula style:)

I have to add that with Zeovit its not recomended to use live sand and also my understanding is that UV will counter and kill the Zeovit bacteria...

I need to get myself a QT tank, I'm thinking to put it at the office, however I'm there only a few times a week so it makes it difficult to monitor...

Roskoreef
03-17-2015, 03:13 AM
Beautiful tank to say the least, love the 8ft peninsula style:)

I have to add that with Zeovit its not recomended to use live sand and also my understanding is that UV will counter and kill the Zeovit bacteria...

I need to get myself a QT tank, I'm thinking to put it at the office, however I'm there only a few times a week so it makes it difficult to monitor...

Thanks, ya looking back i overlooked the sand and zeovit... acutally the sand all together has been a pain. As far as i know, and from seeing some others tanks all running zeo and uv, you can run uv and zeo as long as they are placed stratigically. The free floating bacteria from zeo when pumped/agitated (the mulm produced on the zeolites in reactor) is the food for the corals and also what UV will kill. I figure As long as the output from Zeo is after UV in sump, the tank will still receive the nutrients/bacteria. Now this is my opinon and what im trying based on what others are doing and seeing their tanks.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0058_zpscl6sftth.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0058_zpscl6sftth.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0059_zpsic93askf.jpg[/IMG] (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0059_zpsic93askf.jpg.html
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0059_zpsic93askf.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0059_zpsic93askf.jpg.html)


Yeah the QT needs much more attention than a large DT for sure..

Ive got about a tenth of the sand out and everything seems to be happier..in the process of rescaping everything, i didnt plan out enough of each height.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00512_zpsxvcr7lmb.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00512_zpsxvcr7lmb.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
03-17-2015, 03:20 AM
the wild acro has really started to turn blue with beige polyps..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00472_zpsuvga90pv.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00472_zpsuvga90pv.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00482_zpsh6jmmbv1.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00482_zpsh6jmmbv1.jpg.html)

I think im going to get a coral viewer for pictures.. top down does look the best.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00442_zpsxaqnpeiv.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00442_zpsxaqnpeiv.jpg.html)

Ginu
03-17-2015, 06:10 AM
I used tropic eden reef flakes in my tank which is running with zeo and used the same sand in the RSM s500 I'm building at my friends office

Best sand ever and its really difficult to blow around, worth looking into that if you want sand and premium aquatics sells it if you're interested

rsisvixen
03-17-2015, 08:16 AM
Man I feel like such a slow poke now, tank has been running for 4 months and all I have is a bare minimum clean up crew.

Your corals look really nice.

Roskoreef
03-18-2015, 02:26 AM
Man I feel like such a slow poke now, tank has been running for 4 months and all I have is a bare minimum clean up crew.

Your corals look really nice.

Thanks, but looking back i would have taken the time to set up a qt and added fish slowly, this ich outbreak was pretty hard...

Ginu
03-18-2015, 02:31 AM
Thanks, but looking back i would have taken the time to set up a qt and added fish slowly, this ich outbreak was pretty hard...


You got a ton of fish in that tank in a very short period of time ... And I need to somehow setup a at as well

Roskoreef
03-18-2015, 06:14 AM
spent 4+ hours moving coral and rock, siphoning sand and rescaping rock... its levelish for now.. i kind of like it, i figure theres room to change this way. Plus there is way more room for corals and better flow. About half the sand is out! F yes.

Pics are after disorientating everything in the tank, only a few corals are angry.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00612_zpshs01hozd.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00612_zpshs01hozd.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00622_zpsyeb0swre.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00622_zpsyeb0swre.jpg.html)


Cleaner pics to come..

Roskoreef
03-19-2015, 12:22 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00902_zpszoh3qhk6.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00902_zpszoh3qhk6.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0079_zpsfdgrrpw0.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0079_zpsfdgrrpw0.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00962_zpskj37kq1x.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00962_zpskj37kq1x.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
03-21-2015, 01:05 PM
Finally lit from end to end, added a xr30 last night. Having issues programming again, no surprise... It seems the easiest and least frustrating way to add a radion to a group of radions is to start from scratch and create a new group on ecosmartlive and do them all overone at a time. Lame but saves frustration ad doing it ths way in the end.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01182_zpsjikebkgm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01182_zpsjikebkgm.jpg.html)

added a little frag rack for all the little broken pieces. I really like the black acrylic rack on the black overflow.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01022_zps5hjl7eih.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01022_zps5hjl7eih.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01122_zpsinxaavna.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01122_zpsinxaavna.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01142_zpsdag66mxf.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01142_zpsdag66mxf.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01202_zps1lwy4viy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01202_zps1lwy4viy.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
03-22-2015, 04:21 AM
best photo so far with a cell phone

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01222_zpsrzinznmq.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01222_zpsrzinznmq.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
03-23-2015, 05:24 AM
the more sand that leaves, the cleaner and happier everything is, almost all types of algae are dissapearing, small brown/green patches on rock and sand, and the glass is finally not needing a clean everyday..

here are some awesome new corals i found today..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_013622_zpsfrdda8er.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_013622_zpsfrdda8er.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0136222_zpsvbiv8lon.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0136222_zpsvbiv8lon.jpg.html)

and my new favourite.. huge rainbow monti

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01472_zpsd0zljnax.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01472_zpsd0zljnax.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
04-04-2015, 10:20 PM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02822_zpsocrncigd.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02822_zpsocrncigd.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_027722_zpsm3xny1ld.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_027722_zpsm3xny1ld.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02852_zpso35dd1vg.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02852_zpso35dd1vg.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02982_zpsptfiodfn.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02982_zpsptfiodfn.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03042_zpsgelywcle.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03042_zpsgelywcle.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03122_zpsmmfvqad6.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03122_zpsmmfvqad6.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
04-06-2015, 05:07 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03152_zpsz8qpwmvv.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03152_zpsz8qpwmvv.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
04-07-2015, 04:28 AM
these crabs are awesome.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_033022_zps64ozrnhj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_033022_zps64ozrnhj.jpg.html)

be fannin with the fans...

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03332_zps2jbivvb1.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03332_zps2jbivvb1.jpg.html)

made time and got rid of the sand, re did all the rockwork, nightime fell and dosed coral snow.. update tommorrow when the dust clears, a new tank!

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03462_zpsvepaumm8.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03462_zpsvepaumm8.jpg.html)

kien
04-07-2015, 05:18 AM
wow, hard to imagine that you just set this tank up two months ago! You're motoring along !

I would keep an eye on that Red Coris Wrasse. He may be fine now, but they do tend to to get quite destructive as they age. They naturally love invertebrates :sad:

Curious, do your two mandarins eat prepared foods are have you determined that you have a large enough pod population for them?

Roskoreef
04-07-2015, 05:34 AM
wow, hard to imagine that you just set this tank up two months ago! You're motoring along !

I would keep an eye on that Red Coris Wrasse. He may be fine now, but they do tend to to get quite destructive as they age. They naturally love invertebrates :sad:

Curious, do your two mandarins eat prepared foods are have you determined that you have a large enough pod population for them?

the madarins were doing fine, lots of pods after feeding dt's phyto and getting lots of pieces of rock and coral from tanks with fat mandarins.. until i had dosed with polyp lab for some ich releif, but after a few days of treatment i would see dead pods floating around. a few weeks later and only one mandarin remains, i think food was limited and the fought it out, they fought anyway anytime they saw each other..should have had only one.

as for the wrasse, hes angry about the sand leaving.. hope he doesnt take it out on the crabs.

Im convinced the routine zeo dosing, daily water changes and good lighting has made it possible in 2 months...loving every minute.Although my wallet is thin for some reason...

kien
04-07-2015, 05:44 AM
Although my wallet is thin for some reason...

Daily water changes and fully stocking your tank in 2 months will tend to do that :lol:

Snappy
04-07-2015, 08:14 AM
That is a pretty aggressive start for being up such a short time, I hope your success continues. Just a word of advise - I would be careful where you put the rainbow monti as it can quickly out grow & over grow many of your other corals and be a pain so I recommend giving it it's own area away from the other sps if possible. (you'll thank me later):biggrin:

Roskoreef
04-07-2015, 03:46 PM
That is a pretty aggressive start for being up such a short time, I hope your success continues. Just a word of advise - I would be careful where you put the rainbow monti as it can quickly out grow & over grow many of your other corals and be a pain so I recommend giving it it's own area away from the other sps if possible. (you'll thank me later):biggrin:

Thanks, i havent glued or permantly placed anything yet, ill make sure to keep those rainbows away.. in your experience are all montis going to encrust over acros?, or specifically rainbows? do some acros win?

Roskoreef
04-08-2015, 03:32 AM
new scape:

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_035322_zpsp9mxjfv3.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_035322_zpsp9mxjfv3.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03282_zpsgg2fxs7w.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03282_zpsgg2fxs7w.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03652_zpssnhnmcop.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03652_zpssnhnmcop.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
04-08-2015, 03:43 AM
christmas tree coral

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03622_zpsw7fzwh3c.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03622_zpsw7fzwh3c.jpg.html)

kien
04-08-2015, 03:59 AM
cool. Don't see those too often. Are you target feeding it and the carnation coral every day or just letting it catch its own food ?

Roskoreef
04-08-2015, 04:22 AM
cool. Don't see those too often. Are you target feeding it and the carnation coral every day or just letting it catch its own food ?

the carnation does well with medium flow, as long as the anenome doesnt cover is with more slime.. so i have just been letting it catch its own food. i have tons of pods again and i never miss a dose. I just got the christmas tree, its pretty cool although tempermental so far. if you even bump it, it retracts for a day or so.. well see what happens with what im dosing.

here is my dosing schedule for reference:

daily-
10ml coral snow at night
2 oz dt's phyto, worked up from 1 oz
5ml zeo coral booster
5ml k balance
2 ml zeostart3
8 drops kaliumiodid-fluor (potassium lodide flouride concentrate)
8 drops sponge power
10 ml flatwormstop
2 tablespoons zeozym ( help with all the chaos and sand removal for excess organics)

bi weekly-
8 drops zeobak
8 drops zeofood7

weekly-
10 ml b-balance
10ml zeo spur macroelements

Roskoreef
04-11-2015, 12:56 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04132_zpsreqbisjz.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04132_zpsreqbisjz.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04222_zpsmtdjiuji.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04222_zpsmtdjiuji.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
04-11-2015, 12:58 AM
new acro

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0410_zpsuvyiif7j.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0410_zpsuvyiif7j.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_042522_zpsfvo2etfk.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_042522_zpsfvo2etfk.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
04-17-2015, 04:31 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_06192_zpsysaadpsd.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_06192_zpsysaadpsd.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_05322_zpslmoawiov.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_05322_zpslmoawiov.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_05132_zpsmxlznemy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_05132_zpsmxlznemy.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
04-17-2015, 04:34 AM
stuff..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_05452_zpsqlvzwtnf.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_05452_zpsqlvzwtnf.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_05512_zpspejgmpn4.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_05512_zpspejgmpn4.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_05522_zpsfn6u3vuu.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_05522_zpsfn6u3vuu.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_05332_zpsorfhr1zw.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_05332_zpsorfhr1zw.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_061622_zpsemfnpg5v.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_061622_zpsemfnpg5v.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_06192_zpsysaadpsd.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_06192_zpsysaadpsd.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
04-19-2015, 04:20 AM
new mushroom

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_06682_zpszzifsehx.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_06682_zpszzifsehx.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
04-23-2015, 03:48 AM
added t5ho...

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0747_zpsiaspmpxo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0747_zpsiaspmpxo.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0741_zpsarj8jecx.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0741_zpsarj8jecx.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_07452_zpsfqrt2kky.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_07452_zpsfqrt2kky.jpg.html)

Apo Reefer
04-23-2015, 09:51 PM
Beautiful!

Roskoreef
04-24-2015, 12:58 AM
changed the t5 bulbs to 1/2 fiji purple and 1/2 super blue... super happy, corals are too.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00382_zps8gi0cdih.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00382_zps8gi0cdih.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00152_zpsgn4dajjw.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00152_zpsgn4dajjw.jpg.html)

this guy finally seems to be growing a little..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00332_zpsd0z9g4z8.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00332_zpsd0z9g4z8.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00182_zpsesblzu6j.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00182_zpsesblzu6j.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_004922_zpssa4tfrxb.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_004922_zpssa4tfrxb.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00592_zpsxddnesmm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00592_zpsxddnesmm.jpg.html)

Skimmer Juice
04-24-2015, 03:43 AM
what is that coral in the first pic?

Roskoreef
04-24-2015, 03:47 AM
what is that coral in the first pic?

Christmas Tree, or medusa coral. Sphaerella spp.

Roskoreef
04-26-2015, 05:47 AM
i am very tempted to go to all t5ho, sell most of my radions and get 2 48" ati fixtures... corals are showing major improvement in days.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00722_zpsckiz8zmk.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00722_zpsckiz8zmk.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00962_zpsunliendh.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00962_zpsunliendh.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00982_zps4xtubsoe.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00982_zps4xtubsoe.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00992_zpssacc1tff.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00992_zpssacc1tff.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00662_zpsbir3pmcl.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00662_zpsbir3pmcl.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00672_zpsovitassr.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00672_zpsovitassr.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
04-27-2015, 02:03 AM
new coral with tons of different coloured duster worms, mainly blues.. and red ones. they come out a encrusting sps of some kind..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/FullSizeRender_zpsfpi9lwtz.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/FullSizeRender_zpsfpi9lwtz.jpg.html)

blue hornets

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/IMG_1241_zpsp8dfvlhm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/IMG_1241_zpsp8dfvlhm.jpg.html)

new clown..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/IMG_1252_zpseysuo0xe.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/IMG_1252_zpseysuo0xe.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/IMG_1254_zpsbcfhttvo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/IMG_1254_zpsbcfhttvo.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/IMG_1237_zpsm3ycrqdg.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/IMG_1237_zpsm3ycrqdg.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/IMG_1230_zpseuqgn4c4.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/IMG_1230_zpseuqgn4c4.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
04-28-2015, 03:21 AM
better pics..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00292_zpspkydiipu.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00292_zpspkydiipu.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00312_zpswx30prec.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00312_zpswx30prec.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_000722_zpsjlepuanj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_000722_zpsjlepuanj.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00132_zpstplthijn.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00132_zpstplthijn.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
04-29-2015, 03:03 AM
ok i'll admit it think ive gone doser crazy...

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0061_zpslghwmpjy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0061_zpslghwmpjy.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0060_zps0bwgqwr5.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0060_zps0bwgqwr5.jpg.html)

picked up another ghl doser 2 to dose more zeo products.. Now 11 pumps in all, 2 for auto water change, 1 un-used and currently using 8 for automated dosing:

Alkalinity
Calcium
Magnesium
zeo Pohls xtra
zeo start3
zeospur macroelements
zeo coral booster
zeo strontium

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0066_zpsr9nynft6.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0066_zpsr9nynft6.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0057_zpseyvh3dfn.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0057_zpseyvh3dfn.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0065_zpsdh8st9kb.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0065_zpsdh8st9kb.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0064_zpskkq6cuom.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0064_zpskkq6cuom.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0063_zpscipagb6y.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0063_zpscipagb6y.jpg.html)

Bugger
04-29-2015, 11:17 PM
What salt are you using. ????

Roskoreef
04-30-2015, 03:36 AM
What salt are you using. ????

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0083_zps0kp36jmi.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0083_zps0kp36jmi.jpg.html)

So far, this stuff is my go to..

Roskoreef
04-30-2015, 03:48 AM
added a few small fish, 2 small black leopard wrasse and a smaller male clownfish for the female, both host with the carpet anenome but the female is still pretty territorial.

he is hard to get photos of..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01002_zpsgb88ktqj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01002_zpsgb88ktqj.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00982_zps3fcz9n2g.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00982_zps3fcz9n2g.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00772_zpssvr9etbj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00772_zpssvr9etbj.jpg.html)


also some new favourites, forest green pocillopora and a huge hydnophora

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00922_zps924krmkm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00922_zps924krmkm.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01052_zpsybmykky7.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01052_zpsybmykky7.jpg.html)

Bugger
04-30-2015, 03:53 AM
Who sold you the GHL dosers?

Roskoreef
04-30-2015, 03:56 AM
Who sold you the GHL dosers?

Got them new at a LFS, wai's in calgary

Ginu
04-30-2015, 04:52 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0083_zps0kp36jmi.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0083_zps0kp36jmi.jpg.html)

So far, this stuff is my go to..


Careful with that salt and zeovit... That salt is not something to use in a ULNS environment, its really high on most parameters, most importantly the alk which should be around 7 with zeo; also mg and calcium is a little high for zeo.

Best salt to.use with zeo are Red Sea Blue Bucket and the KZ salt

Ginu
04-30-2015, 09:38 PM
This is from the Zeowebsite:

"Finally, in order to effectively use zeovit you need to run your system as close to natural seawater levels as possible. This mean an alkalinity of 6.5-7.5 dKh, Calcium 410-430 mg, Magnesium 1250-1300 mg, Salinity 33-35 ppt and Potassium (K+) 380-400 mg. Therefore the salt you choose is very important, you want something with a low alkalinity, high potassium and good Calcium levels."

H2Ocean parameters:

http://www.theaquariumsolution.com/files/u8/salt_Table%202.jpg

Roskoreef
05-01-2015, 01:43 AM
This is from the Zeowebsite:

"Finally, in order to effectively use zeovit you need to run your system as close to natural seawater levels as possible. This mean an alkalinity of 6.5-7.5 dKh, Calcium 410-430 mg, Magnesium 1250-1300 mg, Salinity 33-35 ppt and Potassium (K+) 380-400 mg. Therefore the salt you choose is very important, you want something with a low alkalinity, high potassium and good Calcium levels."

H2Ocean parameters:

http://www.theaquariumsolution.com/files/u8/salt_Table%202.jpg


Good to know, I was doing daily water changes with this salt and i was wondering why my tank was only consuming 6 ml or so of calc and alk. I had switched the daily waterchange to my smaller tank and my large tank was dropping alk quick, like .5 DKH per day:( and i didnt notice till i was at 5.9 DKH. Ive been sowly bringing it up with more dosing, now at 30ml/day and raising .25 DKH or so each day.

Water change today, from 6.16 to 6.6 with 10G change. As long as i adjust my dosing and make sure i change similar amounts of water and check alk before water change i should be able to keep it steady for the rest of this salt. Although it may be more cost effective to dose more salt than chemicals or maybe steadier water parameters using the salt as a measured dose?...

Roskoreef
05-13-2015, 01:15 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00622_zpseirb1xsg.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00622_zpseirb1xsg.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00752_zps7nrasoif.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00752_zps7nrasoif.jpg.html)

reefwars
05-13-2015, 01:17 AM
Good luck on that one buddy best advice I can offer is set up an automatic feed that feeds it all day long dedicated foods :)

reefwars
05-13-2015, 01:18 AM
Beautiful though my favorite gorgonian:)

Roskoreef
05-13-2015, 01:21 AM
Im hoping zooplankton at night with all the other coral foods and phyto, should keep it happy, we'll see..

Roskoreef
05-16-2015, 03:47 AM
pics...

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01282_zpsqre5avnb.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01282_zpsqre5avnb.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01362_zpslismajuq.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01362_zpslismajuq.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01482_zpsvb3p5gcd.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01482_zpsvb3p5gcd.jpg.html)

tank is doing much better, low alk and mag was stunting growth. this stag has took off, not getting much taller but lots of branches.

last check:
Alk - 7 dkh
mag - 1310
calc - 480 ( hanna, pfft..)

havent checked phosphate or ammonia in a month, havent ever had a high reading since first cycle, not sure if i will anytime soon...

Ginu
05-16-2015, 05:02 AM
Looking good, glad to have helped with the salt selection :)

You should periodically test for po3 no3 as you want some in there as you don't want to starve the coral in a ULNS system
I think target po4 is 0.05 and no3@ .2

I'm a bit stuck.with my zeo as my nitrates are 0 and phosphates are .08 and in order to.drop po I have to raise nitrates a bit, so always good to check.

Wheelman76
05-16-2015, 05:18 AM
That trachy is gorgeous !!!

Roskoreef
05-18-2015, 03:27 AM
top down with a cell phone:

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01862_zpsl1whss8m.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01862_zpsl1whss8m.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01852_zpsvmyng5cs.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01852_zpsvmyng5cs.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01822_zpskdycotqy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01822_zpskdycotqy.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01792_zpsa2qi6bij.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01792_zpsa2qi6bij.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_017622_zpsgz0boy3t.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_017622_zpsgz0boy3t.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02102_zpsjfbxdqdq.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02102_zpsjfbxdqdq.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02262_zpswy86dojq.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02262_zpswy86dojq.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02302_zps330jhffm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02302_zps330jhffm.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02332_zpssysakie2.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02332_zpssysakie2.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02362_zpsbyxvxhup.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02362_zpsbyxvxhup.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02422_zps0xpgrk4w.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02422_zps0xpgrk4w.jpg.html)

riceboy
05-18-2015, 04:19 AM
Let me know when your gonna frag the coral in the first pic that blue I'd amazing

Roskoreef
05-18-2015, 02:53 PM
Let me know when your gonna frag the coral in the first pic that blue I'd amazing
Already got one for you victor you could come pick it up this week if you want

riceboy
05-19-2015, 01:28 AM
Already got one for you victor you could come pick it up this week if you want



Sweet I'll prabably swing by on the weekend if that's cool with u.

Roskoreef
05-19-2015, 10:09 PM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02602_zpspzihn1lr.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02602_zpspzihn1lr.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02732_zpsmmjmj7yu.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02732_zpsmmjmj7yu.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02762_zpsiljtglpx.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02762_zpsiljtglpx.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02832_zps1o79gyvx.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02832_zps1o79gyvx.jpg.html)

shiftline
05-19-2015, 10:15 PM
Looking good!

Ginu
05-19-2015, 10:16 PM
Love that hairy beast above, what is it and its all looking mighty nice.

Roskoreef
05-20-2015, 01:56 AM
Love that hairy beast above, what is it and its all looking mighty nice.

this is a flourecent green horn coral, or hydnophora sp.


http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02832_zps1o79gyvx.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02832_zps1o79gyvx.jpg.html)[/QUOTE]

reefwars
05-20-2015, 01:58 AM
Looking good buddy :) you should take a video I'd love to see the whole tour :)

Cheers

Denny

Myka
05-20-2015, 03:22 AM
Looking sweet!! You have some really wicked SPS.

Roskoreef
05-20-2015, 06:07 AM
Looking good buddy :) you should take a video I'd love to see the whole tour :)

Cheers

Denny

check it out.. took it with a cell so its not the greatest video..

https://youtu.be/CuhG41ErDbI

Roskoreef
05-24-2015, 06:10 AM
tank at sundown

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00682_zps8pkzu6ga.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00682_zps8pkzu6ga.jpg.html)

Picked up some really nice colonies today from fellow canreefer globaldesigns, awsome guy, superb deal on his tank shutdown. These are now the largest pieces in my tank and also the largest pieces i have transported...about 5 or so gallons of water for the monster monti colony and acro colony topper......

Well despite the passenger seat getting totally soaked on the way home all went well. Until i got rear ended...... funny Rick and I were just talking about how ill be fine as long as I dont rear end anyone. About 5 blocks from my house some guy wasnt paying attention and bumps me at the stop sign, no damage, just a fender bender, old truck who cares...But..the Colony rolled ( like 12x 10x 12 size ) in the 20 gal tub and a few of the nice monti shelves broke off...super bummed...The guy felt bad for my truck, lol i was checking the coral while he was checking the vehicles. Priorities... oh well it'll grow back. Anyway finally got home and got them in the tank...more pics tomorrow..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0069_zpstlpolhmx.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0069_zpstlpolhmx.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0070_zpsvcswnfbw.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0070_zpsvcswnfbw.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00532_zpshgdcloab.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00532_zpshgdcloab.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
05-25-2015, 06:00 AM
switched up my gyres, I turned one horizontal.. so one is vertical and the other horozontal both on the same end running in opposite directions.. i want to post a video of the coral snow to show the flow of water i think this change was well needed! sps seems a little happier. Anyone else running 2 gyres on one end? the flow is kind of like a 3d figure 8..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00882_zpsbusgnhcy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00882_zpsbusgnhcy.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00902_zpsg6xuikem.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00902_zpsg6xuikem.jpg.html)

rishu_pepper
05-25-2015, 08:08 AM
Interesting placement of the Gyres. Any dead spots or weak flow areas? What kind of power settings are you using with them? My tank is fairly similar to yours and I have two Gyres as well.

Roskoreef
05-25-2015, 02:11 PM
Interesting placement of the Gyres. Any dead spots or weak flow areas? What kind of power settings are you using with them? My tank is fairly similar to yours and I have two Gyres as well.

I didnt realize you had 2 aswell, Im running the vertical one on forward at 20% and the horozontal one at 50% in reverse.. Flow is pretty goodould say no dead areas but it does slow down in the opposite end as the gyres, which works as i put all the lps and soft corals at that end.

Roskoreef
05-25-2015, 09:21 PM
new wild colony and an acan maxima...

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01052_zps7zwfmr6v.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01052_zps7zwfmr6v.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01062_zpsehfq1sgo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01062_zpsehfq1sgo.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
05-25-2015, 09:33 PM
FTS 5 months

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01122_zpsxbouku6f.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01122_zpsxbouku6f.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
05-26-2015, 05:41 AM
lyretail anthaias and some coral pics, the colour is really starting to get brighter and less brown..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01182_zpskanfsa40.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01182_zpskanfsa40.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01232_zpsk6n1cz2u.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01232_zpsk6n1cz2u.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01352_zpsnwmiu6t6.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01352_zpsnwmiu6t6.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01432_zpsbt5kvp5o.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01432_zpsbt5kvp5o.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01462_zpslxgdnh2s.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01462_zpslxgdnh2s.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01212_zpswzbrrzaw.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01212_zpswzbrrzaw.jpg.html)

rishu_pepper
05-26-2015, 06:48 AM
I didnt realize you had 2 aswell, Im running the vertical one on forward at 20% and the horozontal one at 50% in reverse.. Flow is pretty goodould say no dead areas but it does slow down in the opposite end as the gyres, which works as i put all the lps and soft corals at that end.

Interesting. Maybe I'll give that a shot.

Currently have both horizontal, one at overflow end at about 40% short pulses, and the other end at 60% constant. Some lesser flow area still, but my tank doesn't have SPS at the moment.

Roskoreef
05-26-2015, 11:44 PM
new treasures, has been a fruitfull weekend(mon/tues) found a huge tube anenome, a leopard wrasse and super thin pavona coral (similar to ORA's mint pavona) i think its a pavona frondifera or potato chip coral. hope it colours nicely..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01712_zpsancyq1gn.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01712_zpsancyq1gn.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01852_zpslorqwyoa.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01852_zpslorqwyoa.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_01682_zps1fegxc1a.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_01682_zps1fegxc1a.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
05-29-2015, 06:15 AM
ok so eventually i will want to cram more fish in here, so i need a bigger skimmer. So i got an external and tee'd off of my return, should be good with both skimmers for a 450 gallon heavy load tank. im pretty sure i dont have to worry about skimming anymore..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0219_zpsxtmz3ivd.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0219_zpsxtmz3ivd.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
05-30-2015, 05:45 AM
since when do cucumbers look this sweet?

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02392_zpsueluwgex.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02392_zpsueluwgex.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02382_zpsodmb422o.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02382_zpsodmb422o.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
05-31-2015, 05:45 AM
im wondering how much direct sunlight is bad for coral and tank, besides algae what problems could arrise? About 45 mins per day on half the tank.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_02632_zpsrxuexx3x.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_02632_zpsrxuexx3x.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
06-02-2015, 08:23 PM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_035922_zpswmxzfppj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_035922_zpswmxzfppj.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03602_zps4vi6gf5u.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03602_zps4vi6gf5u.jpg.html)

those crazy polyps..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03682_zpski5tvovy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03682_zpski5tvovy.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03692_zpsfqbjdvax.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03692_zpsfqbjdvax.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
06-06-2015, 04:52 AM
things are going well here are some more pictures

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_039122_zpsxqzfersy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_039122_zpsxqzfersy.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_03952_zpsnu0uxh9r.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_03952_zpsnu0uxh9r.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04002_zpslylvln2j.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04002_zpslylvln2j.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04332_zps1dppapnm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04332_zps1dppapnm.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04382_zpshe7ddfmo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04382_zpshe7ddfmo.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04592_zpsdokw4ij5.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04592_zpsdokw4ij5.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04602_zpsxrs5lgwr.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04602_zpsxrs5lgwr.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04812_zpsnbq8xnnn.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04812_zpsnbq8xnnn.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04852_zpseajcyu9m.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04852_zpseajcyu9m.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_05022_zpshr1ik0gr.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_05022_zpshr1ik0gr.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_05442_zpstjmck2z9.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_05442_zpstjmck2z9.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_05942_zpsiiifgmjf.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_05942_zpsiiifgmjf.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_05982_zpsfpsj3jni.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_05982_zpsfpsj3jni.jpg.html)

Myka
06-06-2015, 05:14 AM
Nice natural sunlight shots!

gregzz4
06-06-2015, 05:16 AM
Nice pics
Tanks lookin great

kien
06-06-2015, 06:33 AM
those sunset/sunrise pics are cool! Tank is trucking along nicely !

Roskoreef
06-07-2015, 06:44 AM
awsome find today at oceans, a 5" Australian harlequin tusk wrasse, this guy is awsome. He ate about an hour after he was in the new tank, and was cruzing around all night... I was anticipating him to be relatively calm, timid and hide for a while..Athough he is the biggest fish.

hard to take photos, hes fast.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_06472_zps9twup0gh.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_06472_zps9twup0gh.jpg.html)

sun shot on the B side of the tank

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_06382_zpswwpxm1ap.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_06382_zpswwpxm1ap.jpg.html)

blue bird wrasse looks like a hummingbird

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_06322_zps8qit1gwe.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_06322_zps8qit1gwe.jpg.html)

shiftline
06-08-2015, 03:56 AM
Beautiful shots


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

jazzywashbuckler
06-08-2015, 07:54 AM
update, ick and some dead fish...... all from the same store..im sure of it... actually now that i think of it every coral i got from this shop also died within a month. I wont say which one, but i will give credit to the shops which i have bought the rest of the tanks inhabitants and corals from (which are all alive and well, even with some ich in the tank now and i suspect possibly flatworm).The fish i got from concept is strong, healthy and eating well, as well as everything from wai's ive had no trouble, all healthy and happy fish and corals.

Now what to do about the situation, obviusly wont be buying anything from that shop, i have ich....maybe flatworm....*&^$. I have been using polyplabs medic for 3 days now, another 7 to go. Its a water conditioner as well as a reef safe ich medicine. You cannot run UV or carbon when medicating so i suspect any of the sick fish perished when i dropped the uv. All others have recovered now but i want to do the 10 days to rid it of ich. has anyone tried this before?

Pm me the place hell I don't want the ick either

jazzywashbuckler
06-08-2015, 08:13 AM
Sweet tank holy cow. Them pics so good I'm gonna print them on postcards lol:wink:

Skimmer Juice
06-08-2015, 04:31 PM
Pm me the place hell I don't want the ick either

does not matter where you buy your fish , there is always a chance of getting it . its up to you to look for the healthiest fish and if you are not qt'ing at least to observe you are running a risk of adding something to your system. I have bought stuff from ocean's , gold's, wai's , concepts , and reef wonderland had good success at all of them also have had a few things not make it just the way things go .

Roskoreef
06-08-2015, 06:05 PM
does not matter where you buy your fish , there is always a chance of getting it . its up to you to look for the healthiest fish and if you are not qt'ing at least to observe you are running a risk of adding something to your system. I have bought stuff from ocean's , gold's, wai's , concepts , and reef wonderland had good success at all of them also have had a few things not make it just the way things go .
Fully agree, sure i was angry at that shop but in the end it was my responsibility to qt and make sure the fish was healthy, nobody put the fish in for me..

Skimmer Juice
06-08-2015, 06:12 PM
I seen it was an older post just wanted to let jazzy know as he is new to the hobby . Dont want him to single out a shop for the wrong reasons :biggrin:

Rosko love your updates as you always pick up cool stuff , tank is coming along great

jazzywashbuckler
06-08-2015, 09:16 PM
Amicable what you said, and totally true. We should forgive and forget. The risks are there. Why would we want to ruin a business which potentially took a lifetime to build. Highest respect for you not naming the place.

Myka
06-09-2015, 02:29 AM
Sweet pic of the Bird Wrasse!

Roskoreef
06-09-2015, 06:07 AM
thanks everyone, im surprised at some of the shots that come out of my phone.. here are some more... Im so happy with the placement of my tank, i really had no choice but the sun in the evening makes for sweet photo moments. Added more fish, more chromis, at 30 now. I think. no casualties but hard to count lol i dont thinki will add anymore. might look crowded.

I have been thinking lately and watching my tank, and it dawned on me, i have only ever had a max of 20 snails and 15 crabs. not much of a clean up crew...plus i dont expect many to be around with 4 large wrasse.. So ive decided that i will go without a crew all together. The remaining crabs and snails will be food and i will be the clean up crew, vacuum more often and dose bio mate and zeozym on a regular. I also added my absolute favourite fish that will most definetly eat snails and crabs..

big one going green/blue
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_069222_zpsytnejco4.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_069222_zpsytnejco4.jpg.html)

seahorse(small tank) almost was eaten by this donut coral... i thought he was a gonner but finally made it away, almost went in with the tongs!...lucky i was home..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0700_zpsvzq4muop.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0700_zpsvzq4muop.jpg.html)



http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_07112_zpsiuxge05l.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_07112_zpsiuxge05l.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_07152_zpsbijxfapa.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_07152_zpsbijxfapa.jpg.html)

HUNGRY

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_07192_zpslpbs3q9n.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_07192_zpslpbs3q9n.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_07232_zpsuhqkyfq8.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_07232_zpsuhqkyfq8.jpg.html)

Chillin on the gyres flame hawk

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_07372_zps9yr68lmj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_07372_zps9yr68lmj.jpg.html)

this guy is crusing already, seems happy although not competitive for food yet, those chromis are like piranahs!

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_07512_zpsktbrchwr.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_07512_zpsktbrchwr.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_07542_zpsneuq7pwo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_07542_zpsneuq7pwo.jpg.html)

my favourite new friend..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_07682_zps3khwoi6v.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_07682_zps3khwoi6v.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_07882_zpsmf2mpyej.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_07882_zpsmf2mpyej.jpg.html)

new chromis looking for a bed...they all sleep in the acro colonies

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_08112_zpsmaim6fn1.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_08112_zpsmaim6fn1.jpg.html)

tank is coming along much better thank i had hoped, thanks everyone on canreef and local area for your help and encouragement. Have definetly avoided some potential disasters by reading through journals etc.

Skimmer Juice
06-09-2015, 07:01 AM
burfish are cool as hell. very jelly . If you get a fish that pics on starfish I will gladly buy that one you have lol.

Roskoreef
06-13-2015, 01:23 PM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150612_193142_zpsequo6hn8.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150612_193142_zpsequo6hn8.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150612_193445_zpsc3rilo4a.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150612_193445_zpsc3rilo4a.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150612_211332_zpsnalkewum.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150612_211332_zpsnalkewum.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
06-14-2015, 04:31 AM
some new pics..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150613_202255_zpsnulzy7qs.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150613_202255_zpsnulzy7qs.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150613_202754_zpshnbgc9od.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150613_202754_zpshnbgc9od.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150613_202620_zpschqzean6.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150613_202620_zpschqzean6.jpg.html)

got an absolute show piece today at concept, also some other sweet acros..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150613_212614_zpsxxgz2fec.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150613_212614_zpsxxgz2fec.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150613_202956_zpsg0aois35.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150613_202956_zpsg0aois35.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150613_163450_zpsmrfwwkbj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150613_163450_zpsmrfwwkbj.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
06-15-2015, 03:55 AM
daily photos..


http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150614_191644_zpsuqeiowvk.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150614_191644_zpsuqeiowvk.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150614_192610_zpsb0xzsepp.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150614_192610_zpsb0xzsepp.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150614_191227_zpshsblyvdj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150614_191227_zpshsblyvdj.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150614_200113_zpswjcm3zlu.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150614_200113_zpswjcm3zlu.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150614_200357_zpsur7ntwxg.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150614_200357_zpsur7ntwxg.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150614_200638_zpsyiyvo6jv.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150614_200638_zpsyiyvo6jv.jpg.html)

Sharkbait-huhaha
06-15-2015, 05:01 AM
That is one cool looking puffer!

brotherd
06-15-2015, 06:11 AM
What! I thought Concept was closed till July 1st!?

WarDog
06-15-2015, 06:49 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150612_193142_zpsequo6hn8.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150612_193142_zpsequo6hn8.jpg.html)

Is this the greatest photo ever taken in the history of reef tanks, or is it just me?

AMAZING!

Roskoreef
06-15-2015, 02:44 PM
What! I thought Concept was closed till July 1st!?

they are sort of,still renovating but the doors are open and dave will sell you stuff if you walk in..

Roskoreef
06-15-2015, 02:45 PM
Is this the greatest photo ever taken in the history of reef tanks, or is it just me?

AMAZING!

thanks! took about 1000 shots beforeand turned out, those wrasse do not like their photo taken.

Roskoreef
06-15-2015, 02:46 PM
That is one cool looking puffer!

Definetly my favourite, he already eats from my hand! awsome fish, eats my crabs tho..

Roskoreef
06-16-2015, 04:15 AM
I seem to venture in to concept at the right time, this time scored a ton of amazing acros.. cant wait till they colour up.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_200354_zpsycdcmwsw.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_200354_zpsycdcmwsw.jpg.html)

my favourite for sure

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_200446_zpsgcmehlgo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_200446_zpsgcmehlgo.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_200958_zpsmnqtbeix.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_200958_zpsmnqtbeix.jpg.html)

no joke it looks like this

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_201054_zpsomvq8auh.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_201054_zpsomvq8auh.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_201327_zpsvzoml26w.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_201327_zpsvzoml26w.jpg.html)

this table is taking off

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_200230_zps5fykebut.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_200230_zps5fykebut.jpg.html)

yup

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_200147_zpsafzviuq3.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_200147_zpsafzviuq3.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_195902_zpspo1e4g1r.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_195902_zpspo1e4g1r.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_195946_zpslcrvi8nm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_195946_zpslcrvi8nm.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_202457_zpshaitzluo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_202457_zpshaitzluo.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_202743_zpsqdihh2px.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_202743_zpsqdihh2px.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_202847_zpsjfpnf9in.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_202847_zpsjfpnf9in.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_202636_zpsfj5lcvag.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_202636_zpsfj5lcvag.jpg.html)

pretty full..better stop putting sticks in...

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150615_202946_zpswlkybhsp.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150615_202946_zpswlkybhsp.jpg.html)

video:

https://youtu.be/SJ1kZAhDTDA

Roskoreef
06-20-2015, 07:19 AM
added a frag tank to the system, to get rid of those frag shelves and hold more coral..

36"x22"x12" external overflow rimless,
gyre xf130
7 sunbright t5ho

I built the stand to overhang my current sump out of 2x4s

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0010_zps7k8tekok.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0010_zps7k8tekok.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0013_zpst9mifbta.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0013_zpst9mifbta.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0015_zpszbedgtuy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0015_zpszbedgtuy.jpg.html)

plumbing done, made water and cut eggcrate.. then i came to how i was going to hold up the eggcrate.. i had some branch in my nsw bucket so i put a few pieces in the bottom with a few snails. i really like how it turned out.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0019_zpsr8ropskd.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0019_zpsr8ropskd.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0020_zpsxi8wcopc.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0020_zpsxi8wcopc.jpg.html)

corals are adjusting quickly

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0021_zpsorz8znji.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0021_zpsorz8znji.jpg.html)

kien
06-20-2015, 07:58 AM
wow, great scores ! looks like you nearly cleared them out :lol: I didn't even know they were open already!

Roskoreef
06-22-2015, 05:22 AM
better photos in here

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150621_210241_zpstipptowt.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150621_210241_zpstipptowt.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150621_211113_zpsjxh6csig.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150621_211113_zpsjxh6csig.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_00372_zpsuu2dncl8.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_00372_zpsuu2dncl8.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150621_210858_zpsgkdpnpwl.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150621_210858_zpsgkdpnpwl.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150621_210749_zpsqaaqrxqo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150621_210749_zpsqaaqrxqo.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
06-24-2015, 04:35 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0001_zpsuo4adl05.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0001_zpsuo4adl05.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0010_zpszu9ivwez.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0010_zpszu9ivwez.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0013_zps0qbkkgbh.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0013_zps0qbkkgbh.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0015_zpso6ao47hh.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0015_zpso6ao47hh.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0017_zpssvx4mlts.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0017_zpssvx4mlts.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0019_zps774rhlbr.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0019_zps774rhlbr.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0021_zpstgvtv6rt.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0021_zpstgvtv6rt.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0026_zpsxsrtnjik.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0026_zpsxsrtnjik.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
06-30-2015, 03:58 AM
its changing....

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150629_201117_zps0osfrmhu.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150629_201117_zps0osfrmhu.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
07-04-2015, 05:44 AM
besides the algae issues, the tank has some good growth on some colonies i thought were never going to grow...I found some tiny clams that im positive werent there before growing on some sps colonies, and 1" long sponges in my overflow.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150703_203711_zps1tf9qt6b.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150703_203711_zps1tf9qt6b.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150703_203811_zpsirebv8mv.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150703_203811_zpsirebv8mv.jpg.html)

FTS with only Radions on, might only run leds for a few days to help combat algae.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150703_204017_zpsk7p3exsu.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150703_204017_zpsk7p3exsu.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150703_223657_zpsfxqomswk.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150703_223657_zpsfxqomswk.jpg.html)

Myka
07-04-2015, 04:07 PM
That first one you posted from Concept with the pale skin - dayum! :eek: Love the Efflo too.

Roskoreef
07-05-2015, 02:25 AM
colour updates..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0066_zpsdvehjg7d.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0066_zpsdvehjg7d.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150704_184522_zpsb6bewdls.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150704_184522_zpsb6bewdls.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150704_184648_zpsaqilgb7b.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150704_184648_zpsaqilgb7b.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150704_184805_zpscjae0lkw.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150704_184805_zpscjae0lkw.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0064_zpsopn5duwi.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0064_zpsopn5duwi.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150704_185120_zpstq26kvx7.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150704_185120_zpstq26kvx7.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150704_185227_zps8isyiah7.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150704_185227_zps8isyiah7.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150704_185427_zpsbkkn7pga.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150704_185427_zpsbkkn7pga.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150704_184404_zpsl4i7weu3.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150704_184404_zpsl4i7weu3.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
07-09-2015, 03:15 AM
yessssssss... first dslr

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0123_zpsd0jpohux.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0123_zpsd0jpohux.jpg.html)

a cheap macro lens to guage my interest..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0125_zps6ck65cky.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0125_zps6ck65cky.jpg.html)

pics to come soon

Roskoreef
07-09-2015, 03:34 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0203_zpsevmjovlj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0203_zpsevmjovlj.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0098_zpsn6hifwkm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0098_zpsn6hifwkm.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0193_zpsexx37ggk.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0193_zpsexx37ggk.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0112_zpsyxrc63w9.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0112_zpsyxrc63w9.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0207_zpspsqaewbj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0207_zpspsqaewbj.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0208_zpsfq36qlgm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0208_zpsfq36qlgm.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0210_zpskqfuir4r.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0210_zpskqfuir4r.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0148_zpsqvonzhak.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0148_zpsqvonzhak.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0147_zpsu5arqepk.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0147_zpsu5arqepk.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0205_zps27uk28es.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0205_zps27uk28es.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0211_zpskkqstsaf.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0211_zpskkqstsaf.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0201_zpsuahpubm7.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0201_zpsuahpubm7.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0158_zpss6tivozt.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0158_zpss6tivozt.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0157_zpsrzaji8zo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0157_zpsrzaji8zo.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0200_zpsk01qirt3.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0200_zpsk01qirt3.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0192_zps32pwrzse.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0192_zps32pwrzse.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0195_zpscdi4qovj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0195_zpscdi4qovj.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0198_zpsamxx05qi.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0198_zpsamxx05qi.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0191_zpsreiwllth.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0191_zpsreiwllth.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0190_zpstg4xljlt.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0190_zpstg4xljlt.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0194_zpsmzr3dzyh.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0194_zpsmzr3dzyh.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0189_zpsuzoch3ze.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0189_zpsuzoch3ze.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0188_zpsh3rryzuv.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0188_zpsh3rryzuv.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0187_zpsnokjt8nn.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0187_zpsnokjt8nn.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0186_zpslemxg41r.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0186_zpslemxg41r.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0209_zpsh72x7esr.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0209_zpsh72x7esr.jpg.html)

Ginu
07-09-2015, 07:17 PM
Coral looks really good, grats. I feel on my tank I am taking steps back to fight random pests... ugh so ugly.

Roskoreef
07-11-2015, 03:10 PM
found the culprit for my algae outbreak... i had changed some apex outlets and based out on the doser...it was only on when the heaters were on :redface: so my doser wasnt dosing my zeostart consistently, and with the heat wave no heaters meant no doser. dosing zeostart for certin now... cyano gone, gha almost gone, diatoms gone, bubble ....rampant...

Roskoreef
07-11-2015, 03:12 PM
Coral looks really good, grats. I feel on my tank I am taking steps back to fight random pests... ugh so ugly.

Thanks! good luck!

Myka
07-13-2015, 02:56 AM
Sucks about the Bubble Algae, that's the worst stuff really. Maybe dinos are worse. Those are some great macro shots!

Roskoreef
07-14-2015, 07:19 AM
Sucks about the Bubble Algae, that's the worst stuff really. Maybe dinos are worse. Those are some great macro shots!

Thanks, im loving this new camera

Bblinks
07-15-2015, 12:33 AM
Nice macro shots! Makes me almost want to pull out my 60D. Looking good bud!

57buick
07-16-2015, 12:58 AM
What is this coral you have there? or Anemone? It's beautiful

its changing....

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150629_201117_zps0osfrmhu.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150629_201117_zps0osfrmhu.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
07-16-2015, 02:17 AM
What is this coral you have there? or Anemone? It's beautiful

That is an Acropora Efflorescens, only one i've ever seen.

Roskoreef
07-18-2015, 04:54 AM
some good growth happening..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0473_zpsm7jdsrcz.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0473_zpsm7jdsrcz.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0482_zps1gjuin7y.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0482_zps1gjuin7y.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0469_zpsfhwe8qso.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0469_zpsfhwe8qso.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0471_zpsvkyfgqi1.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0471_zpsvkyfgqi1.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0476_zpswovmqdv9.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0476_zpswovmqdv9.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0478_zpsfece2qsp.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0478_zpsfece2qsp.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0479_zpsrdvijadc.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0479_zpsrdvijadc.jpg.html)

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Myka
07-20-2015, 10:27 PM
Nice photo dump! The Efflo lools like it's very happy. Got any growth sequence photos?

Roskoreef
07-22-2015, 11:02 PM
Nice photo dump! The Efflo lools like it's very happy. Got any growth sequence photos?

sort of...moestly colour/shape change

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/PSX_20150613_163450_zpsmrfwwkbj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/PSX_20150613_163450_zpsmrfwwkbj.jpg.html)

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Roskoreef
07-22-2015, 11:09 PM
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Reef Pilot
07-22-2015, 11:40 PM
Wow!! You really do have a lot of very good looking stuff in there. Good job!

Ginu
07-22-2015, 11:47 PM
Wow!! You really do have a lot of very good looking stuff in there. Good job!


And camera skills are there, looking good!

Roskoreef
07-23-2015, 02:52 AM
Wow!! You really do have a lot of very good looking stuff in there. Good job!

Thanks!

Roskoreef
07-23-2015, 02:57 AM
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Roskoreef
07-24-2015, 02:19 AM
New Fish! Tripletail Maori Wrasse - Cheilinus trilobatus Lacépède

1.5" snail for scale

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0711_zpswzxrtxam.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0711_zpswzxrtxam.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
07-28-2015, 04:22 AM
ok that went fast, dosing is becoming too expensive... am going to a calcium reactor tomorrow and picked up this beauty

Vertex RX-C 6D

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0814_zpshyiggvhu.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0814_zpshyiggvhu.jpg.html)

hopefully it will be enough alone for this tank. More shots of this end without the carpet anenome..

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Roskoreef
08-02-2015, 05:10 AM
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Roskoreef
08-04-2015, 04:20 AM
got the wrasse bug... got a scarbreast tusk.. he will definetly be the new boss.

and a new video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eckKoiZUUzU&feature=youtu.be

Roskoreef
08-04-2015, 05:27 AM
end video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZtByU2VN1g&feature=youtu.be

Roskoreef
08-17-2015, 04:42 PM
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Roskoreef
08-31-2015, 04:36 AM
tank is doing great, lots of growth, healthy fish. Some new tangs, a chocolate tang with white fins and white on his face, sold as a chocolate hybrid. My Maori wrasse ate some new additions, ate an allens chromis as i ploped him in the tank :( took a chunk out of another...so i moved them to the 30G quickly...called the injured one chunky...

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0685_zps83wiwur9.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0685_zps83wiwur9.jpg.html)

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http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0726_zpsmqumpscb.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0726_zpsmqumpscb.jpg.html)

fuzzy peach....

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0704_zpsga1lwmz8.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0704_zpsga1lwmz8.jpg.html)

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Myka
08-31-2015, 05:14 AM
Wow that's quite aquarium sanctuary! The big tank looks great and that's a crazy looking wrasse! :eek:

Roskoreef
08-31-2015, 05:23 AM
Wow that's quite aquarium sanctuary! The big tank looks great and that's a crazy looking wrasse! :eek:

lol yes definetly my happy place... just need some good seating now...

yeah the wrasse is the only ive ever seen, its a tripletail maori wrasse. so far pretty calm until he saw an allens chromis - seriously shocked i have 15 or so chromis and he doesnt bother them, the shiny reflective blue must have been a favourite for him, he went beserk when i put 2 in..

Roskoreef
09-02-2015, 07:02 AM
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http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0779_zpsky4laogd.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0779_zpsky4laogd.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0781_zpsfvgtmlxy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0781_zpsfvgtmlxy.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0789_zpslmykuagn.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0789_zpslmykuagn.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0785_zpsigfy4uam.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0785_zpsigfy4uam.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0790_zpsnvprjnk8.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0790_zpsnvprjnk8.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0804_zpsnpckiivm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0804_zpsnpckiivm.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0791_zpsx2issjlt.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0791_zpsx2issjlt.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0763_zps831tnu9y.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0763_zps831tnu9y.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0765_zpsjxj7mdca.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0765_zpsjxj7mdca.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0767_zpsqat616qt.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0767_zpsqat616qt.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0766_zpscabwavuc.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0766_zpscabwavuc.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0772_zps8ob7z9zh.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0772_zps8ob7z9zh.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0775_zpsxbxtmnlm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0775_zpsxbxtmnlm.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0774_zpsidqe42oj.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0774_zpsidqe42oj.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0777_zpsy3qtgaqf.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0777_zpsy3qtgaqf.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0776_zps6izzxn7y.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0776_zps6izzxn7y.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0769_zps5edirvzu.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0769_zps5edirvzu.jpg.html)

Myka
09-02-2015, 03:33 PM
lol yes definetly my happy place... just need some good seating now...

yeah the wrasse is the only ive ever seen, its a tripletail maori wrasse. so far pretty calm until he saw an allens chromis - seriously shocked i have 15 or so chromis and he doesnt bother them, the shiny reflective blue must have been a favourite for him, he went beserk when i put 2 in..

Did you add the new Chromis after lights off when all the fish were sleeping? You may have a different reaction if you do it that way. Fish tend to think that action at the water surface will involve feeding, and will gulp down new fish when they might not if they weren't already in feed-mode.

Dang, that Efflo is looking sweet. Was it a Bali Maricultured piece?

Roskoreef
09-04-2015, 03:37 AM
new fishes, probably the last fish i will add as tha maori wrassein beggining to see any new additions as lunch, good thing these guys held their own so far...

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0810_zps2v0k6lsn.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0810_zps2v0k6lsn.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0818_zpsnvfejelq.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0818_zpsnvfejelq.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0820_zpssqpej6jg.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0820_zpssqpej6jg.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
09-13-2015, 04:53 AM
update..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0869_zpso6xaxxf7.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0869_zpso6xaxxf7.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0882_zpsh2gyipof.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0882_zpsh2gyipof.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0859_zpsa9hcfryq.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0859_zpsa9hcfryq.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0856_zpsexjnnulr.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0856_zpsexjnnulr.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0855_zpsys83bxof.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0855_zpsys83bxof.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0854_zpsgebvxmux.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0854_zpsgebvxmux.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0846_zpsszktqm3y.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0846_zpsszktqm3y.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0837_zpsphm5bvpz.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0837_zpsphm5bvpz.jpg.html)

AquaAddict
09-13-2015, 11:43 PM
Hi,

I would like to know how you are able to take such beautiful pictures? Mine don't look nearly as good.

AquaAddict

Roskoreef
09-14-2015, 08:11 AM
Hi,

I would like to know how you are able to take such beautiful pictures? Mine don't look nearly as good.

AquaAddict

for the most part I use my nikon d5500 with a cheap macro lens and use the sports setting because im to lazy to turn off the pumps everytime i see a good shot. I take lots of pictures, less than half turn out.

Roskoreef
09-14-2015, 08:14 AM
new pics from frag tank, got a new MH fixture, 2x150 and 2x 39t5ho

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0240_zpsc5q4abvw.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0240_zpsc5q4abvw.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0241_zpsaexdqfo3.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0241_zpsaexdqfo3.jpg.html)

the porites seems to like the MH

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0242_zpspyjtxz8y.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0242_zpspyjtxz8y.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0243_zpss3wbrfmz.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0243_zpss3wbrfmz.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
09-19-2015, 01:40 AM
Ok so i got new bulbs for this mh fixture.... one already blew and cracked...im wondering ive done something wrong or faulty bulb. Its a maristar 2x250w mh with old huge ballast(rated for 2x250w) and 2x39w t5ho, all good for 3 days and now this afternoon only one is on, and other has big crack on bulb (hamilton 20k de 250w).

this is the frag tank before the light blew out,

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0040_zpsfgb7j6wb.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0040_zpsfgb7j6wb.jpg.html)

Am i using the wrong ballast for bulbs?

grr, they were stupid expesive cause i was to eager to order online, anyway also picked up a small skimmer to replace my other 2...just giving it a little clean with vinegar(its used).



http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0048_zps6zflkvmo.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0048_zps6zflkvmo.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
09-21-2015, 01:36 AM
got the BK plumbed in and starting to break it in, left my other skimmer running till the big one is ready and pulling stuff.

Garbage can for scale lol

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0058_zpsfhz1ujuz.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0058_zpsfhz1ujuz.jpg.html)

Skimmer Juice
09-21-2015, 01:47 AM
Impressive

Roskoreef
09-22-2015, 08:03 PM
this skimmer rocks.. thick foam, only day 2..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0089_zps0sosgq6f.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0089_zps0sosgq6f.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0088_zpsrl8boela.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0088_zpsrl8boela.jpg.html)

fish seem way more active, morning shots without t5s

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0299_zps2j5x5w6d.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0299_zps2j5x5w6d.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0301_zps7syc3vkb.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0301_zps7syc3vkb.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0307_zpsv1iunkml.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0307_zpsv1iunkml.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
09-23-2015, 07:58 PM
So i went to get some new tires for the gfs jeep this morning, and after i checked in and was waiting, apex fusion decided to connect again ( been a month of on and off all day, ****ty wireless and cant update unless i pull it out and bring to modem).

this is screenshot after i got home and moved all the plugs. it was heading in a bad direction..


http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/Capture_zpsa2btnysy.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/Capture_zpsa2btnysy.jpg.html)

at about 5 am apex simply turned everything on, regardless of what the settings were, even when i got home the apex unit itself said lights off and they were all on...

co2 to my calcium reactor was just flowing away, brought ph in reactor down an extra .1 and the heaters were roaring and brought temp up..

wtf. has this happened to anybody else?

Slyguy00
09-23-2015, 08:05 PM
My Apex has been doing the same thing, not quite that extent though. My ato wouldnt turn off even though all settings were right (luckily my sump holds more than my ato for just that reason), when lights off it says on, and when I try and turn them on manually it doesnt even work. Not even with the controller. It has been a little bit better since the update, but it still has issues. kinda scary to think what could happen if the apex did fail and went undetected for to long.

Roskoreef
09-23-2015, 08:11 PM
ill probably issue a service ticket and see what neptune says, but im reluctant to use it at all, if they cant provide a reliable product for 1000+ dollars im gonna be ****ed, my livestock is worth too much to have a premium product kill everything...not sure what to at this point with winter coming. do i trust the temp switch on the heaters themselves, or do i trust apex. sigh..co2 feels alot more dangerous now, have to dial in the bubble count alot closer now.

Myka
09-27-2015, 08:10 PM
Seems to be a lot of Apex issues on the board this year. I wonder wth?

On the other side, your tank looks fabulous and you can't go wrong with THAT new skimmer! :D

Roskoreef
09-28-2015, 04:31 AM
Seems to be a lot of Apex issues on the board this year. I wonder wth?

On the other side, your tank looks fabulous and you can't go wrong with THAT new skimmer! :D

Yeah... the skimmer... errrrr merrrr gerrrrd. Had to get a new fish for the skimmer so i stumbled upon male and a female Masked Swallowtail Angels today!


http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/IMG_20150927_191410_zpsdxey1ban.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/IMG_20150927_191410_zpsdxey1ban.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/IMG_20150927_191705_zps7k1rvwsm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/IMG_20150927_191705_zps7k1rvwsm.jpg.html)

AquaAddict
09-28-2015, 05:11 AM
Love those Angels! I hope they are reef safe because one day I would like a pair as well.

Also, how is your pump running? Quiet? No other problems?

I am asking because I will be setting up a 175 gal tank soon.

AquaAddict

Roskoreef
09-28-2015, 05:42 AM
Love those Angels! I hope they are reef safe because one day I would like a pair as well.

Also, how is your pump running? Quiet? No other problems?

I am asking because I will be setting up a 175 gal tank soon.

AquaAddict

They are supposd to have a high chance of being reef safe, i dont have any more crabs because of some wrasse, so in that aspect of reef safe not sure.

Which pump are you talking about?

Ginu
09-28-2015, 05:49 PM
Love those Angels! I hope they are reef safe because one day I would like a pair as well.

Also, how is your pump running? Quiet? No other problems?

I am asking because I will be setting up a 175 gal tank soon.

AquaAddict

If you want a reef safe angel look into watanbei angels. (http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+18+1708&pcatid=1708)

I had two, however one was really rough after shipping and didn't make it. I've had the other for a few months and she is a a model citizen

Roskoreef
09-28-2015, 06:00 PM
I have had so many changes in the last 7-8 months, all fish are different with the exception of my red coris wrasse, and most equipment is differennt. So i figured i would make a new stock/equipment list.

Equipment

Tank - 184 Gallon 92"x21"x22" Starphire front,back and one end
sump - 38"x18"x16"
Aquasafe 200gpd RODI
Return Pump - Reef Octopus hy-12500
Maxspect gyre 150 x 3
Maxspect gyre 130
Avast Marine Vibe Auto Zeovit reactor
Vertex rx-c 6d Calcium reactor
Radion xr30 pro 3rd gen
Radion xr30 3rd gen
Radion xr15 pro x 2
Radion freshwater
39W T5HO X 4 - 2 fiji purple, 2 Super blue
59W T5HO X 4 - 2 fiji purple, 2 Super blue
Skimmer - Bubble King Royal Exclusiv 300

Fish

harlequin tuskfish
triple-tail maori wrasse
red coris wrasse
melanarus wrasse
female bird wrasse
flame hawkfish
17 blue chromis
lavender tang
yellow eye kole tang
3 blue tangs
yellow tang
"night" tang - dont know what it is..
mimic tang
2 porcupine puffers
magnificent foxface
1 male squarespot anthinas
2 female squarespot anthinas
male masked swallowtail angel
female masked swallowtail angel

Corals...lots, to be continued

Myka
09-28-2015, 08:27 PM
I can't believe how sweet your tank looks in sub a short period of time. The difference between buying colonies and the modern habit of frags!

Post a pic of your mystery tang - I'm sure someone here can ID it!

rishu_pepper
09-28-2015, 09:13 PM
You run 4 gyres?? Man those fish must be getting some good exercise! :wink:

Roskoreef
09-28-2015, 11:06 PM
You run 4 gyres?? Man those fish must be getting some good exercise! :wink:

yeah ive been insisting that i only have pumps on one end.. and adding some pretty demanding sps i need pretty heavy flow on one end while the "slow" end is better for gonis and some lps i want to keep still. I dont need 4, but i dont vacuum much dietrus off the bottom anymore lol. 3 are vertical running contant and one horozontal making waves at the top, gives a nice shimmer and the sps on top are happy. Tangs love it and the caves are clean.

Roskoreef
09-29-2015, 02:03 AM
here is this "mystery" tang, its been called a night tang.. best photo i could get, just out of focus.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0338_zpsbrctchgh.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0338_zpsbrctchgh.jpg.html)

FWC
09-29-2015, 05:56 PM
Could be a Mata or Yellowfin tang.

Roskoreef
09-30-2015, 12:29 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0425_zpsoq2gqgvf.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0425_zpsoq2gqgvf.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0395_zpssu9mrsb1.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0395_zpssu9mrsb1.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0426_zpsrud6xyoi.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0426_zpsrud6xyoi.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0440_zpshiymsafp.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0440_zpshiymsafp.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
09-30-2015, 12:51 AM
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0442_zpsrndctz4w.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0442_zpsrndctz4w.jpg.html)

Myka
09-30-2015, 03:28 AM
Could be a Mata or Yellowfin tang.

Yeah, I'm thinking it looks like a Yellowfin, Acanthurus xanthopterus. If so, that's going to be one BIG boy!!!

Roskoreef
10-06-2015, 12:36 AM
team meeting

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0581_zpsc0wfglus.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0581_zpsc0wfglus.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0584_zpsgneycr1c.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0584_zpsgneycr1c.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0593_zpsfuqqgoty.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0593_zpsfuqqgoty.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0600_zps6uktc44a.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0600_zps6uktc44a.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0613_zpsjnnka7ov.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0613_zpsjnnka7ov.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0616_zpsfxnbhr3f.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0616_zpsfxnbhr3f.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0578_zpsx0rwdg2p.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0578_zpsx0rwdg2p.jpg.html)


http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0631_zps5fjrbc0c.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0631_zps5fjrbc0c.jpg.html)

Roskoreef
10-10-2015, 03:02 AM
crazy cats eye..

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0743_zpsydd1fgwu.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0743_zpsydd1fgwu.jpg.html)

Myka
10-10-2015, 03:09 AM
:eek: Hot damn that's a sweet Cynarina!

Roskoreef
10-17-2015, 05:16 AM
built a floating canopy today to try and organize lighting and reflect more back into the tank as opposed to all over the room. While were at it might as well add some halides, a 250W for the sps end and a 150w for the Lps end. It turned out pretty good, still need to put the t5s back up.

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0209_zps64zv2pdr.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0209_zps64zv2pdr.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0212_zpsijfqfwhg.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0212_zpsijfqfwhg.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_0215_zpslmfvjfoc.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_0215_zpslmfvjfoc.jpg.html)

Slyguy00
10-17-2015, 06:58 AM
Those are some incredible pictures. Keep em coming!:shocked!:

FishyFishy!
10-17-2015, 03:02 PM
I think I see a red coris wrasse in there. How has he been? My last one was fairly large. He was destructive as heck. Would flip rocks and corals, ate tonnes of hermits. I would love to get another one.