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maron6977
08-24-2015, 02:34 AM
Well , time for an upsize . Currently running a 4' 120g tank & soon to out grow it . So thought I'd go all out & get the tank I've always wanted . With the help of Concept , I think my dream tank will come true , but not without a bunch of frustration (I'm sure). Thinking to start from almost scratch , just picking out a few pieces from my current tank . Not looking forward to the cycle & algae blooms.
I'm a slow typer & believe a pic is worth a 1000 words , so let's get on with what I have so far . Oh Ya , tank should arrive this week !!!

maron6977
08-24-2015, 02:37 AM
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Tank
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Sump
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/5CCDD58C-F274-4FBA-9189-4FFD23010955_zpsnq7svawn.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/5CCDD58C-F274-4FBA-9189-4FFD23010955_zpsnq7svawn.jpg.html)
Helper

maron6977
08-24-2015, 02:40 AM
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Rock . Have another 50lbs in other containers
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/DE14E887-5B01-49B0-AFE7-B4E02F0549D7_zpsnnu3akyq.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/DE14E887-5B01-49B0-AFE7-B4E02F0549D7_zpsnnu3akyq.jpg.html)
BK SM250

maron6977
08-24-2015, 02:46 AM
Stand
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/95695F3E-4461-422E-9A58-C91E33B2EB60_zps7tbwbbyn.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/95695F3E-4461-422E-9A58-C91E33B2EB60_zps7tbwbbyn.jpg.html)
Base
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Top
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Main structure
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/B440651B-4923-4354-B7A2-D815F56545BF_zpss2ruwweb.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/B440651B-4923-4354-B7A2-D815F56545BF_zpss2ruwweb.jpg.html)
Sheeted with 5/8 birch
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/FB20D958-D391-4F46-8F53-6ED2A379CFD4_zpswkhwc2mb.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/FB20D958-D391-4F46-8F53-6ED2A379CFD4_zpswkhwc2mb.jpg.html)
Stained
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In place & awaiting tank . Still have to finish doors & trim

maron6977
08-24-2015, 03:33 AM
I also purchased equipment with tank :
3x Kessil A360w, with controller
Return pump Jebo DCT15000
300w heater
2x Maxspect gyre 150
All plumbing from overflow bulkheads up & gate valve

Myka
08-24-2015, 03:56 AM
Looks awesome! Can't wait to see it running!

maron6977
08-24-2015, 04:32 AM
Thanks, me too !

jason604
08-24-2015, 09:01 AM
That stand looks Rly sweet!!

maron6977
08-26-2015, 06:16 PM
So picked up a couple more used toys in Great shape !
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/E246CEE2-05FF-4DDC-9B50-2C2200877AAF_zps5dx02tew.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/E246CEE2-05FF-4DDC-9B50-2C2200877AAF_zps5dx02tew.jpg.html)

maron6977
08-26-2015, 06:25 PM
Also ordered a couple rock formations from Eli @ Figireefrock . I can't say enough about how nice & helpful he was . Talked to him late the night before, told him what I was after, by noon the next day he was texting pics & digging thru rock for me !
I would highly recommend him & very, very reasonable prices on hard to find rock.
This is what he came up with :
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/F187989D-9763-41BA-BC01-F3D6124C5C85_zpsl6ofapfh.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/F187989D-9763-41BA-BC01-F3D6124C5C85_zpsl6ofapfh.jpg.html)
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maron6977
08-26-2015, 06:30 PM
That stand looks Rly sweet!!

Thanks
Just trying to finish the doors today.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/19EF8801-3103-430F-AC69-D93A5B6377CB_zpszvoci35p.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/19EF8801-3103-430F-AC69-D93A5B6377CB_zpszvoci35p.jpg.html)

smokinreefer
08-26-2015, 11:55 PM
looking good!

i'm actually planning out my tank and it'll be almost identical to yours.

i'm even planning on 2 x gyres and most likely kessils as well!

cant wait to see your progression!

maron6977
08-27-2015, 12:10 AM
Sump & Tank built & shipped today .
Sorry no good pics of tank . I'm like a kid on Xmas eve !!!!
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/44094404-5D27-4D4D-97D7-F68637AC77F2_zpsbsf8g6lg.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/44094404-5D27-4D4D-97D7-F68637AC77F2_zpsbsf8g6lg.jpg.html)
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Craigdillman
08-27-2015, 08:40 AM
Looks good tagging along

maron6977
08-28-2015, 05:04 AM
Installed a couple Icecap fans & doors on stand .
Thank god that's over , I hate doing finishing work & have the blisters to prove it.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/6E5C8B58-46C7-4600-93FB-4475FA0B3FE3_zps8tpg3phk.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/6E5C8B58-46C7-4600-93FB-4475FA0B3FE3_zps8tpg3phk.jpg.html)
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The Guy
08-28-2015, 03:47 PM
:thumb: Fans are a good idea to keep the lower area well ventilated, if you need help I'm available, probably 4 guys minimum is a good idea for lifting and placing. You don't want to crack that new bad boy! :smile:

maron6977
08-28-2015, 03:58 PM
Thanks Laurie, I might just take you up on the offer. I'm not sure when it will be delivered & may need some extra help.

The Guy
08-28-2015, 05:08 PM
Thanks Laurie, I might just take you up on the offer. I'm not sure when it will be delivered & may need some extra help.
No problem, give me some lead time if possible, there's probably other fellow reefers that will chime in to help I'm sure. :wink:

maron6977
08-29-2015, 05:00 AM
Received the rock from Eli this morning at 9am. So grabbed a coffee & started assembling with figicrete . That stuff is cool & sets really fast . Doesn't look quite the way it did from Eli's pics but I think it works .
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/FAD7C3B0-C68C-4F46-B667-8263A0AEAF85_zpsetxx66zu.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/FAD7C3B0-C68C-4F46-B667-8263A0AEAF85_zpsetxx66zu.jpg.html)
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maron6977
08-29-2015, 05:09 AM
So being very impatient, phoned shipping company & I think I may be getting a tank tomorrow (Saturday).
So if anyone is around late afternoon , in Cloverdale area , I'm trying to round up people .
Mark 604-319-0989 call or text me
Might have enough people but you never know .
By the way : pretty easy , roll on cart , lift 3" lip from garage to house , roll to stand , lift & push .
No Stairs !!!!

maron6977
09-04-2015, 03:16 AM
Finally , tank was delivered & on the stand with the help of a few friends .
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/8011FC24-83FD-4112-83CC-DF913B943B3D_zps8igmhh5m.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/8011FC24-83FD-4112-83CC-DF913B943B3D_zps8igmhh5m.jpg.html)
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SeaHorse_Fanatic
09-04-2015, 03:25 AM
Ooooh pretty:mrgreen:

Craigdillman
09-04-2015, 03:35 AM
Nice! Love the peninsula style tanks tagging along

DCDN
09-04-2015, 06:23 AM
Great job so far. Following

maron6977
09-05-2015, 03:20 AM
Playing around with new toys & mock up of included plumbing .
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/C289021E-7281-4CD5-A87F-17C95576FD98_zpsfwujvtvb.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/C289021E-7281-4CD5-A87F-17C95576FD98_zpsfwujvtvb.jpg.html)
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/08F85150-519B-4AE4-89F4-9C66812B2DB2_zpsiy0fsm67.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/08F85150-519B-4AE4-89F4-9C66812B2DB2_zpsiy0fsm67.jpg.html)

SeaHorse_Fanatic
09-05-2015, 05:41 AM
Ooooo ME LIKEY Fancy Rock Sculpture. So Purty:mrgreen::wink:

Bobothemonk
09-05-2015, 04:58 PM
:pop2:

Looking good, you going to get all new livestock or switch over from other tank?

maron6977
09-06-2015, 06:03 AM
Gonna try & do a transfer from my other tank , then shut it down & sell .
Except for a couple problem fish !

maron6977
09-07-2015, 07:42 PM
Had a busy day yesterday & this morning . All plumbing done & filled last night . Checked for leaks over a couple hours , looked good so added salt . This morning added rock & did a quick aqua scape - not finalized , just wanted it to finish cycling in the tank.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/365DAD7B-48FD-4C73-8B18-EB354AE2326E_zpsmxvyjumr.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/365DAD7B-48FD-4C73-8B18-EB354AE2326E_zpsmxvyjumr.jpg.html)
Not as cool as WarDog but think it'll work
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/946B4430-D7DF-45DA-B391-1AA358CCE706_zpshm5p4q7i.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/946B4430-D7DF-45DA-B391-1AA358CCE706_zpshm5p4q7i.jpg.html)
Still just have the 1 light over it sorry !
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input80
09-07-2015, 07:47 PM
Looking great Mark.

WarDog
09-07-2015, 08:02 PM
Wow, your plumbing looks neat and tidy, me likey! That cross fitting might give you some problems with flow characteristics but it might not either. All in all, this is shaping up to be a very nice build!

maron6977
09-07-2015, 08:13 PM
The sump runs too high & afraid it might overflow . Supposed to run at 8" for skimmer & runs at 9.5" . Had to increase height on gated drain, so wouldn't overflow sump.
Few finish quality problems - chip (should be covered by canopy) , top sump trim - a little butchery , vinyl on bottom glass - air bubbles at one end (end you first see) .
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/C1FAF647-78C9-470C-9355-EEAFDBC66400_zpsyutnvyuj.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/C1FAF647-78C9-470C-9355-EEAFDBC66400_zpsyutnvyuj.jpg.html)
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maron6977
09-07-2015, 08:14 PM
Wow, your plumbing looks neat and tidy, me likey! That cross fitting might give you some problems with flow characteristics but it might not either. All in all, this is shaping up to be a very nice build!

Thanks Warren

The Guy
09-07-2015, 08:17 PM
Hey Mark looking great so far, when are you planning the switch over?
:thumb:

maron6977
09-07-2015, 08:19 PM
Not sure yet , think'in a week or 2 . Then I'll do a couple test fish - they'll be happy to get out of my sump .

Skimmer Juice
09-07-2015, 08:55 PM
lloking good , really like the rock tower

Myka
09-07-2015, 11:45 PM
Why is your sump almost overflowing? Where is all the back flow coming from? Did I miss it somewhere, or is the bottom of your tank blue? Leaving it bare-bottom? Plumbing looks great, and I love the spot you picked for the tank. :)

SeaHorse_Fanatic
09-07-2015, 11:57 PM
Looks great & I'm sure I'm not the only Canreefer who will continue following this tank build and drooling all over our keyboards (or is it just me?):redface:

maron6977
09-08-2015, 01:43 AM
Why is your sump almost overflowing? Where is all the back flow coming from? Did I miss it somewhere, or is the bottom of your tank blue? Leaving it bare-bottom? Plumbing looks great, and I love the spot you picked for the tank. :)

The sump was made & runs too high - barely enough volume when return pump shuts down . Tank runs 3/4" up overflow teeth , with return pump set on speed 4 (was set to 7 & ran approx. 1" up teeth) . Whole 6" end of tank is overflow & drain was made to empty 1/2 down when turned off .
I also had return lines set too deep in water , so that did back flow .
I did make a few adjustments , but when first turned it off ,sump filled to top , then back flowed into ato/refuge (luckily was empty) & filled 1/2 full .

Yes the bottom of the tank is blue (vinyl on outside of glass) & yes I'm leaving it bare-bottom.

Thanks

maron6977
09-08-2015, 02:07 AM
Looks great & I'm sure I'm not the only Canreefer who will continue following this tank build and drooling all over our keyboards (or is it just me?):redface:

Thanks Anthony
I think you were right - should have made the tank 26"H . Bottom pane of glass is 20mm & top brace is 14mm , tank runs over an inch from top = actual water height approx. 21.5"

maron6977
09-08-2015, 08:41 AM
Got the 3 lights up . Nothing fancy but programmed & had to try them out .
Think'in to add a couple pumps at other end , bottom. You might laugh but going old school (kind of) , I have a old wave maker box. It cycles 3 outlets randomly every 2 min.
Also have another gyre150 but not sure if I'm gonna use it . Maybe vertical in back corner . Anyone have input ?
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/9F8E97AD-A149-4D07-AD5F-27CDB48F354C_zpsfwgfsxsx.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/9F8E97AD-A149-4D07-AD5F-27CDB48F354C_zpsfwgfsxsx.jpg.html)
Also a little disappointed , the 1 Kessil is still kind of bright on 5% , to use as a moon light . But it works

Parker
09-08-2015, 07:08 PM
Do you like the coverage of the 3 Kessils across the lenght of the tank?

maron6977
09-08-2015, 10:02 PM
Yes , very happy . I am going to add 2 x 4' T5's but just cause I got'em.

maron6977
09-12-2015, 04:15 AM
Been busy . Got 2 pumps set up on overflow end , near bottom , set on wave maker from 8am-8pm. I think it does help for that circlular flow around the tank.
I also re-did the rock work - some of it , anyways . Pretty happy with it !
Then I transferred 6 fish & my mushroom/zoa rock out of my sump , that weren't very happy .
Next day , looking at my sps in old tank getting pruned by my blue spot puffer (another thread) I decided to start transferring a few things.
Day after that, things were still doing fairly well , so decided to transfer a few more things & my clowns (had'em for approx 10 yrs)
This is what I'm look'in at now !!!
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/C105EA62-1F4A-47E3-A25D-C20EA18B4D2D_zpsr6r5uxqp.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/C105EA62-1F4A-47E3-A25D-C20EA18B4D2D_zpsr6r5uxqp.jpg.html)
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maron6977
09-20-2015, 04:47 PM
Sorry, not much to update. Been trying to get the water in check. Didn't realize reg IO , Alk was so high & mag & cal was so low - stupid . I usually use reef crystals but thought I'd cheap out & fill the tank with reg. , thinking I'd be cycling for a month or 2 .
Also haven't been able to snap a good pic of tank yet , gotta pull out real camera & see what I can snap.
All fish & corals seem to be doing okay , a little browning here & there , but to be expected . Also starting to go thru algae phase of a new tank 😝

maron6977
09-20-2015, 06:31 PM
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WarDog
09-20-2015, 07:35 PM
It's looking good! I've got the same problem with the IO, still have 2 more buckets to go through before I can switch. That green monti is looking pretty saweet!

maron6977
09-22-2015, 05:15 AM
Got motivated & spent the whole $16 for the canopy frame , came home , cut & assembled .
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Duckhams
09-22-2015, 07:57 PM
Awesome setup! I love the shelf structure on the left, and that green monti-cap really adds a great dimension to the rock-scape! Im running the same lighting, 2 x kessil A360WE and 4 x T5's, lots of flexibility and options. Tagging along.

gmann
09-29-2015, 03:11 AM
very nice set up. im considering doing a similar depth tank (30") and was wondering what the coverage of the 3 kessils is like (website says they have a 24" radius)? Did you add the T5's to supplement the kessils, or because they did not cover the whole tank?

thanks,

Geoff

maron6977
09-29-2015, 05:46 AM
The Kessils cover fairly well . Adding T5's cause I have them & thought I'd give them a try . That way I can add different color as well .
Should be done by weekend & I'll snap a pic.


Just got back from Ryan's with a few frags . Crossing fingers !!!!
Thanks Ryan .

maron6977
10-02-2015, 03:43 AM
Canopy coming along , main structure stained & T5's mounted .
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/F7C2897F-761E-4F71-A9C2-10AF3432D54B_zpsh1ekmjxc.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/F7C2897F-761E-4F71-A9C2-10AF3432D54B_zpsh1ekmjxc.jpg.html)

maron6977
10-02-2015, 06:03 PM
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Madreefer
10-02-2015, 08:11 PM
Sweet setup. Very nice

maron6977
10-04-2015, 04:44 AM
Thanks


Got my controller , power bars & timers all transfered hooked up & organized !
Lol !!!
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maron6977
10-12-2015, 07:35 PM
Sorry , no pics this time .
Been trying to get dosers dialed in . I'm close.
Added a few frags , thanks to Ryan & Walter. They seem to be doing good so far , except for 1 - tenius . A bit of STN , but alk is still a bit high - 10 . Moved it & see how it goes.
Picked up a few fish - 2 x anthias , naso , power blue & 2x star fish .
Power blue had ich & I don't have a quarantine tank , so in he went . I'm not super worried about that , cause I know the rest of my fish are quite health.
So far , so good . Ich is very minimal & no signs on any other fish . Now just get him eating & fattened up !
Staining pieces for canopy but weather permitting . Got to finish soon otherwise I'll have to wait till next June . Should be done in 1 week & hopefully I can sit back & enjoy it for a bit - till the next water change .


Flow - I added 2x hydor pumps cycling every 2min for 8hrs day .
Found it was a little much , turned them off & just running the gyre 150 . Surprising it seems good , right now just enough . Amazing for just 1 pump !
Mark

maron6977
11-01-2015, 01:48 AM
Well, adding the fish with ich was one of the worst things I've done since starting this hobby 10yrs ago. It started off not too bad , then ramped up drastically over the next week . My tangs all had it bad & triggers . Tried Medic , garlic & fired up UV it seemed to help , but after another week the rest of the fish were getting it pretty bad . So it's been 3 weeks , tangs & triggers are looking pretty good . But a lot of the smaller fish have started dying off . Figure I've lost at least 10 ! And , oh Ya , power blue died after first week . Ich wasn't too bad but just wouldn't eat.

I remember having ich a couple times over my history & was never this bad .

On the flip side , everything else looks pretty good , considering .

Myka
11-01-2015, 01:55 PM
I remember having ich a couple times over my history & was never this bad .

My more recent experiences with Ich have been similar - it was much worse than years ago.

I'd never, ever put a fish in my tank with known Ich though, that's not a good idea. It's a shame that you lost 10 fish to your decision. Imo, you really should consider a quarantine protocol bevause the size of your tank suggests you could lose many fish to just one infected one.

Duckhams
11-02-2015, 02:15 PM
Well, adding the fish with ich was one of the worst things I've done since starting this hobby 10yrs ago. It started off not too bad , then ramped up drastically over the next week . My tangs all had it bad & triggers . Tried Medic , garlic & fired up UV it seemed to help , but after another week the rest of the fish were getting it pretty bad . So it's been 3 weeks , tangs & triggers are looking pretty good . But a lot of the smaller fish have started dying off . Figure I've lost at least 10 ! And , oh Ya , power blue died after first week . Ich wasn't too bad but just wouldn't eat.

I remember having ich a couple times over my history & was never this bad .

On the flip side , everything else looks pretty good , considering .

So sorry to hear that. It sounds like you put up a good fight trying to save them, and thank you for sharing your experience so honestly. If you don't have/can't setup a QT, maybe the LFS you purchase fish from will hold them for you in a medicated QT tank. This isn't ideal, but still another line of defence.

maron6977
11-03-2015, 04:23 AM
So picked up a 26g bow front tank , stand , light & aqua clear filter . Gonna set it up as a quarantine .
Is that filter good enough ? Would I need a skimmer ???
Thinking to add live rock , etc out of my main tank sump & get everything going . Figure I got a couple months !

Myka
11-03-2015, 02:20 PM
So picked up a 26g bow front tank , stand , light & aqua clear filter . Gonna set it up as a quarantine .
Is that filter good enough ? Would I need a skimmer ???
Thinking to add live rock , etc out of my main tank sump & get everything going . Figure I got a couple months !

Excellent! The filter is fine, you may want to add a small Koralia or other type of cheap powerhead as some medications lower the oxygen level and pointing a powerhead at the surface helps with gas exchange. It helps to keep the scum off the surface too. You don't need a skimmer. Keep in mind that you won't be able to keep larger fish like Tangs or Rabbitfish in a QT that size though.

There are two ways (or many more) to set up a QT using live rock. The first method is you medicate with the rock/sand in the QT and that rock/sand has been sacrificed. It can never be used for a reef tank ever again. Or, you can use live rock, but skip the sand, and if you have to medicate you can remove the rock and replace it with a few pieces of PVC pipe. On the other hand, you can skip the live rock and sand and just use PVC pipe, or buy a couple fake plastic rock/coral formations. I've found that fish do better and are more comfortable if you provide either real live rock or fake formations rather than PVC. I think it's mainly due to the color - the darker colors help the fish feel more comfortable.

maron6977
11-09-2015, 12:00 AM
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Just to show it isn't a complete disaster !

input80
11-09-2015, 12:36 AM
Looking really good Mark.

Myka
11-09-2015, 04:52 AM
Doesn't look like a disaster to me. :)

maron6977
11-10-2015, 09:44 PM
Thanks
Dave (Concept) was out & cut down my sump baffle . Running skimmer in 8" of water now . Thanks again Dave !!!
Snapped a couple pics at peak light time . Sorry, still phone pics .
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Reef Pilot
11-10-2015, 10:35 PM
Looks pretty darn good to me, Mark.

Wretch
11-10-2015, 10:46 PM
Looks pretty darn good to me, Mark.

I would have to agree. You seem very much headed in the right direction. Looks good.

maron6977
11-11-2015, 04:45 AM
Thanks guys .
And Walter , the frags I got from you are my favorites & doing great !

Reef Pilot
11-11-2015, 02:31 PM
Thanks guys .
And Walter , the frags I got from you are my favorites & doing great !
Glad to hear it, Mark, and hope your fish will get back on track as well.

Myka
11-11-2015, 03:50 PM
Should we change the thread title yet? Or would that jinx it? :p

maron6977
11-11-2015, 07:15 PM
No , I'm good .
Loosing over a dozen fish is pretty frustrating !
And I still have to restock in a few months .

Madreefer
11-12-2015, 03:30 AM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/maron6977/66E9A3B0-54CD-4FDA-BD83-18EDBB5CB91B_zpsg0wsjvnt.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/maron6977/media/66E9A3B0-54CD-4FDA-BD83-18EDBB5CB91B_zpsg0wsjvnt.jpg.html)

Your tank looks great. What do you have for triggers in it?
Skimming through your journal I came across this older pic, ummm whats goin on behind your tank:lol:

maron6977
11-12-2015, 05:24 AM
A Niger trigger & female blue throat trigger .
Haha , wife watching so you think you can dance . It's projected on 120" screen.

maron6977
12-20-2015, 03:39 PM
So , I'm on the second page , time for an update.
Ick seems to be gone weeks ago . Everything was doing good so added some fish , back up to a full house again .
Bought myself a Xmas gift - calcium reactor . Took the dosers off line , except for my foz down .
So at this point , just trying to dial in Cal. reactor , hopefully everything will become a little more steady & I'll regain some of my color lose .
Considering tank is 3-4 months old , pretty happy with it - but I guess I should be with $$$ spent .
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Dearth
12-20-2015, 03:50 PM
Damn mighty fine tank there glad to see it doing very well

maron6977
02-14-2016, 06:45 PM
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Ryanerickson
02-14-2016, 06:52 PM
Looks great mark

maron6977
02-14-2016, 07:02 PM
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maron6977
02-14-2016, 07:02 PM
Thanks Ryan !

input80
02-14-2016, 07:46 PM
Coming along really well Mark.

mattr
03-13-2016, 05:58 AM
LOOKING GREAT!

SeaHorse_Fanatic
03-13-2016, 08:43 AM
OK, we're adding you to the tank tour for the Surrey/Fraser Valley stops.:wink:

maron6977
03-25-2016, 06:27 PM
Finally got a Ro-Di unit . Was on a water meter & always afraid of all the waste water . Talking to Tyler & Albert I decided to get one . Thanks guys !!!
It's the Vertex Deluxe w/1:1 ratio .
Tank is doing good , really good . Sps is loosing it's brown & coloring up .
Think I'm at the 6 month mark & looking forward to see it at 1 year .
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maron6977
03-25-2016, 06:57 PM
Pics from over last 6 months since starting tank & today.
Sorry still cell phone pics , but you get the idea.
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maron6977
09-19-2016, 02:09 AM
Been a while since I've updated . Things have been up & down . Happy how things are coming, not as impressive as some people's. But I'm happy with it & can't wait to see it in another year !
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Wholly that was a lot of pics .
Sorry still iPhone pics !

Myka
09-19-2016, 02:58 AM
Looks awesome! You have some really sweet SPS in there. :)

maron6977
09-19-2016, 04:18 AM
Thanks Mindy
😀

input80
09-19-2016, 06:39 AM
Nicely done Mark,,,,,,,,, Hoping ours can look as good in such a short space of time :)

maron6977
10-13-2016, 08:50 PM
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maron6977
01-30-2017, 04:20 AM
Been a few months & have changed/upgraded a few things.
First I upgraded controller , from reefkeeper lite to Reefkeeper elite. Lite could only do 4 module & it was full , second could only see 1 line of display & then have to scroll . New one does 4 lines & a lot easier to access modules .
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Also picked up a couple new fish, clown tang & Harlequintusk. The tang was/is so small but feisty , took about a week to get not chased. Now he chases the gold spot rabbit fish & hippo away from the norri clip every morning.
The tusk , I've been wanting & looking for about a year . Finally got a tip from a fellow Canreefer & picked him up from the pet store in Abby the next day . Again took a few days for everyone to get used to the new comer, but all good now .
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Changed my Ato system from a gravity fed from 15g rubber maid container to float valve , to acrylic 35g tank, aqua lifter pump controlled by RKE & float switch. That feeds into Avast kalk stirrer . Was having trouble keeping PH up & also calcium reactor couldn't keep up to consumption. Just got that online & still trying to dial it in . Good results so far .
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Because of the bigger water storage , had to build a new stand . I think turned out okay , considering its 2x4's & plywood !
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Glued & screwed!
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Lastly , to still increase my PH , I'm trying a secondary chamber after calcium reactor . Just a spare reactor body I had with media . Will see how it goes .
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