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reefcanada
12-05-2015, 05:41 PM
I was asked to put my final upgrade up here and start a journal. The tank is 560 gals 72X60X30 and is all gorgonians and nps corals. It has been running for about 8 months now. I didn't want big bulky glass euros over my tank so I went with a stainless steel top frame.

I have changed a few things on the tank, removed one of the return pumps and added and moved the power heads a few times to get everything just so. The return pump is a jebao dc12000, There are 4 RW-8's at the top, a mp60 at the back bottom and a WP40 in the front left corner. The flow in this tank has been very challenging to get just right.

It is lite by 3 250 HQI halides, with the minimal rock work I don't need to cover the whole tank with light and the corals don't need a ton of light either.

The sump is 60X34X20, the water flows into a cryptic fuge. Then into a small cheato chamber, then finally threw 4-4" filter socks. After that it goes into the skimmer, which is a reef octopus int-300 and my bio-pellet reactor.


http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af97/reefcanada/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150329_144332_zpse3ya4tut.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/reefcanada/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150329_144332_zpse3ya4tut.jpg.html)

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af97/reefcanada/Mobile%20Uploads/20151123_181238_zpsq8pqpkyv.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/reefcanada/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20151123_181238_zpsq8pqpkyv.jpg.html)

Aquattro
12-05-2015, 06:32 PM
That's a nice tank. I like that a lot.

kien
12-05-2015, 06:37 PM
Wow. You don't see that everyday. I like that a lot too.

Myka
12-05-2015, 06:39 PM
That is one really sweet tank! Well done! Thank you for sharing - I'd love to see more pics of the sump and equipment all the goodies. LOVE the big fish!

It doesn't look like you get a lot of algae with those halides and trying to feed the NPS corals. What's your feeding regimen for the NPS corals? What does N and P run at with your biopellets online?

FishyFishy!
12-05-2015, 07:43 PM
Bout time you got this journal up!

Mad jelly of the dimensions

reefcanada
12-05-2015, 08:01 PM
Thank you guys, I feed reef-roids, NLS seafan, ultra seefan by fauna marine and frozen cyclops every day. Then NPS corals get target fed and the rest are just cast fed. As far as my water parameters are concerned, one would have to test to know what they are. I go more on the way my tank looks and how my corals are acting. I do 50 gallon water changes every two weeks. The cryptic fuge seems to plat a huge part in the health of this tank.

And the two biggest tangs are almost 16".

Myka
12-05-2015, 09:37 PM
Thank you guys, I feed reef-roids, NLS seafan, ultra seefan by fauna marine and frozen cyclops every day. Then NPS corals get target fed and the rest are just cast fed.

Thanks for the details. :)

As far as my water parameters are concerned, one would have to test to know what they are. I go more on the way my tank looks and how my corals are acting.

Yeah, it's just unfortunate that it takes corals a few days/weeks/months to react to unfavorable water quality.

I do 50 gallon water changes every two weeks. The cryptic fuge seems to plat a huge part in the health of this tank.

And the two biggest tangs are almost 16".

Yeah, those are nice sized tangs. Did you grow them out yourself?

SeaHorse_Fanatic
12-05-2015, 11:22 PM
Gorgeous NPS & Gorg tank. As others have stated, SUPER JELLY!!!:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::biggrin:

Anthony

wayner
12-07-2015, 05:45 AM
Really nice Jay - looks fantastic.

Delphinus
12-07-2015, 05:55 AM
Wow Jay, that tank is awesome!

Still have all the eel tanks on the go somewhere too?

reefcanada
12-12-2015, 05:11 PM
Wow Jay, that tank is awesome!

Still have all the eel tanks on the go somewhere too?

Thanks Tony, No I sold those a few years ago.

Dearth
12-12-2015, 05:23 PM
:jaw:

I like

lastlight
12-15-2015, 06:41 PM
Jay that thing is so many kinds of awesome! I just love that tank it must be sweet to relax in front of.

That is if you have any space in front of it... :lol:

reefcanada
12-17-2015, 07:26 PM
Jay that thing is so many kinds of awesome! I just love that tank it must be sweet to relax in front of.

That is if you have any space in front of it... :lol:

Lol there are only three tanks down there now. The 560 reef, my old 260 that is set up as harem/nem tank. And then a 72X48x24 fresh water amazon tank. So you have a choice of three really nice tanks to chill out infront of.

squibege
12-17-2015, 09:37 PM
I'm new- what does a 'cryptic fuge' look like?

Myka
12-18-2015, 03:39 AM
Lol there are only three tanks down there now. The 560 reef, my old 260 that is set up as harem/nem tank. And then a 72X48x24 fresh water amazon tank. So you have a choice of three really nice tanks to chill out infront of.

Got pics of the other ones? :) Sounds like a dang nice place to chill out!

Delphinus
12-18-2015, 05:51 PM
Got pics of the other ones? :) Sounds like a dang nice place to chill out!

+1 !!

Please do.

Man if there was a place I could hang out and look at tanks like that, I'd probably not have my own!!!

(... nah, who am I kidding.)

Anyhow yes please show the others as well!

reefcanada
12-19-2015, 12:40 AM
http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af97/reefcanada/20151022_213221-1_zpsuewzxrv4.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/reefcanada/media/20151022_213221-1_zpsuewzxrv4.jpg.html)
As requested, The Amazon tank.

And the haren/nem tank. There are over fifty designer clowns and 15 nems. Including three heteractis magnifica that are growing very fast. so this picture is a little old. Will try to get a new one up soon. http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af97/reefcanada/20151123_184516_zpsg0x3msy3.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/reefcanada/media/20151123_184516_zpsg0x3msy3.jpg.html)

FishyFishy!
12-19-2015, 03:24 AM
That amazon tank is siiiiiick!

reefcanada
12-20-2015, 09:50 PM
I was cleaning last night and like this picture. You also kinda see the new Naso tang I got last night as well.

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af97/reefcanada/20151219_204637-1_zpsysnip8lv.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/reefcanada/media/20151219_204637-1_zpsysnip8lv.jpg.html)

Howie
12-20-2015, 11:28 PM
The tank looks good Jay, lol all of them look grest.

Delphinus
12-21-2015, 06:12 PM
The tanks look fantastic!!

3 H. magnifica's! You nut. :) There are days I miss my old H. mag (who was around 30" diameter when I finally sold him to someone else). Can you post some closeups of those? So I can live vicariously through you for now. :)

Myka
12-21-2015, 06:34 PM
As requested, The Amazon tank.

And the haren/nem tank.

Awesome tanks!!!