100 gallons Acros Tank

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  1. CoralNerd

    CoralNerd Well-Known Member

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    It looks like maybe you're getting better photos in the 100g vs the tight spaces of the 45g. Nice progress with no t5s and all radion gen 4 pros
     
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  2. bubbaque

    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    yes, it’s suppose to be blue. Mine looks healthy just doesn’t have the color it should yet.
     
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  3. Mr V

    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    This guy is so small I totally forgot.
    Asd Rainbow mili
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    Oh yeah, so much space to work with. The canopy on my 45 kills my back everytime I photographing.
    And the new camera with tilt screen help a lot!
     
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  4. PlayerUnknown

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    Great photos. Do you use a tripod to take top down pictures?
     
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  6. Mr V

    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    No, I use handheld when taking top down pictures. I use tripod when taking full tank shot.


    Hopefully you will enjoy the journey.
     
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  7. Peppe

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    fantastic corals. are you using only radion g4 pro? what is your lighting schedule?
    do you use balling or calcium reactor?
     
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    Reefltx Well-Known Member

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    Do you run carbon/gfo?
     
  9. Mr V

    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Yes, only radion g4 pros on this tank. I still think combining with t5s still the best. But for the clean look, can’t beat radions on the rails.
    Lighting schedule is AB+ at 65% intensity right now. I started with calcium reactor but now I use 2 parts.
    Yes, I run Carbon, but not GFO.
     
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    codydemmel4 Valuable Member

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    When you run carbon, is it in a reactor or just in a bad in the sump? why do you run it?
     
  11. Ashish Patel

    Ashish Patel Valuable Member

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    Regarding your new light setup, I had the same thought-process...Living room and clean look so went with the overpriced RMS hanging kit x 2 gen 4 radions ;Yuck. After few months I realized I was not happy with the growth form and lighting form of some sps frags. I have 2 radions going back and forth on 42" long tank and still find the shadowing a problem even though the PAR is evenly spread. I am almost convince the trick with SPS is not PAR but getting the most light angles to specific SPS per day. My PAR is 200-300 on my SPS but angling the par meter on the side it drops to close to 0. Sure corals such as tabling, and plating will grow just fine since they have evolved to only take light from above but the bushy and branching corals either turn pale where they would be growing or start growing into a different form.

    Based on your 45 gallon and various lighting angles you ran on it I feel this was a major factor you where able too grow such colorful and FAT corals ;Shamefullyembarrased.Maybe since you do have 3 Gen4 Pros you may be alright but I feel you will be able to identify this is fairly quickly since you have 2 tanks to compare.. Look forward to your observation but IMO I feel your gonna end up finding a way to add some new angles to your clean RMS look:)
     
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  12. Peppe

    Peppe Active Member

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    how far are radions from the water's surface? according to you for a reef 100 cm long 3XR15 g4 pro + 2/4 t5 are enough to breed sps?
     
  13. Mr V

    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I understand the frustration. It's exactly what happened on my 45 before I added the t5s. When they become mini colonies, they started shading themselves, and the others. One big problem with Radions is you will need more than you think enough. The coverage in their advertising is a joke. If you want to grow some serious sps, don't rely on their numbers, just go with as much as you can put above the tank! I have a xr15 pro on my 5 gallons frag tank, and I feel it just enough to hold them as frags, nowhere near "growing sps". I have another xr15 pro in my ... 2.5 gallons grow out tank and it JUST enough to grow my mini colonies. So in your tank, I think you should have 3 instead of 2 radions.
    But like you said, this system is a great opportunity for me to test out those G4s pro. They are said to be as good coverage as t5s.




    My lights are About 12" above the water. Enough or not enough also depend on your sps placement (middle only or spread to the sides too, high or low), how deep is your tank....
    In my experience, I succeed with 2 g3 pro and 4t5s on my 38 inch long, sps grow from side to side, from bottom glass to the overflow box.
    Again, put as much as light as you can. You can always dial down the intensity.
     
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  14. Peppe

    Peppe Active Member

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    thank you so much. so I can start with three xr 15 and evaluate?
     
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  15. CoralNerd

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    Mr. V. you need a Q & A thread lol.
    Keep the sweet pictures coming!
     
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  16. Dvara78

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    Mr. V...which doser to do use and when you say you dose 120ml - is that total (60ml part 1 and 60ml part 2) or 120ml of each?

    Do you dose Magnesium or just CA and ALK?

    Awesome corals and growth
     
  17. Mr V

    Mr V Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Consider a new system, I cannot happier with the growth:
    3 months
    10/28
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    01/26

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    In this system, I am dosing 12 mil each component not 120 mil! I use apex DOS.
    I am not dosing Mag.
     
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  18. kazikage42

    kazikage42 Active Member

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    That's insane growth in just 3 months. Keep up the awesome work man
     
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    So insane that I'm scratching my head over here trying to figure out, how? The tank is so new and with dry rock, I've never seen growth like that so early. Esv secret sauce!
     
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    larangcon Valuable Member

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    Secret magic potion Mr V
     
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