120G Rimless shallow peninsula tank

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  1. Janci

    Janci Staghorns will prevail R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    There were some mixed results from using the Aquaforest on the local reefer groups here and this supplier quickly lost its grip.
    I'll take a look at it.
    Thanks.
     

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    Never used it myself. I have always used LiveAquaria this go around.

     
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  3. Janci

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    Just found out that @shih87 is mixing 2 kinds of salts to get to 7.5
    He measures 6 dkh with the Aquaforest Reef salt.
    That is interesting.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    My lfs runs aquaforest and like cave said, I have been using their premixed for almost a year for my wc's, always between 8.2 and 8.6
     
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    You’ve probably seen this before mate but this is the best article iv’e seen for comparing salts. Unfortunately there isn’t every salt brand being tested here but the testing he did is very thorough.
    https://reefhub.pl/test-of-marine-salts/
     
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  6. Janci

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    latest FTS


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  7. NY_Caveman

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    Beautiful @Janci
    Not envious. Really. Not at all. Well, a little.

     
  8. SPR1968

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    Beautiful picture Jan, the tank looks stunning and very colourful!
     
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    Everything is looking great! I think I like one side better than the other, in terms of the view!

    FWIW, I've started using plain old Instant Ocean for my water changes a few months ago, and I've been able to keep at 8-.8.5
     
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    Sweet! :)
     
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    Stunning
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    Absolutely beautiful!

    Just a thought about the salt. If this is just a temporary shortage couldn’t you just get another salt and cut it with straight up sodium chloride to reduce the values until your preferred brand becomes available again?
     
  14. Janci

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    That is what I am searching for now.
    Still did not buy anything. I have about 2kg left, but next weekend I will need to buy some.
     
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    Immaculate Janci... just wow. Looking purrrrrrdy!!
     
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    Janci the tank is looking absolutely lovely! I think in a few months that blue/purple stag will be touching the surface!
    It's been a little while since your lighting change, what changes have you noticed since the swap?
     
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    Thanks. The tank appreciates it.

    It is hard to say what changed due to the extra T5's. I added them about 7 weeks ago, but I also did many more changes.
    I believe there are changes which can all be due to other, or a combination of factors, such as lower and stable alk, the T5's, Coral Essentials, better flow with the upgrade of the MP40's to Tunze, biweekly water changes,...

    I still like to add an extra pair of T5's, but hardly find the time to do so.
    It would be necessary to take of the complete support, add extra brackets (which I have laying around somewhere already), align everything, redo the wire managements and connect the bulbs.

    Unfortunately I work 12 hours a day, commute one hour, go to the gym minimum 4 times a week (I became 40 last year and decided to live "better"), I am redoing/painting the baby room and when I have a moment left, I go to the garage and do some modifications on the motorcycle which I like to have operational as soon as possible.
    I gave my PAR meter to a fellow reefer who is still not ready with it, so until then, I just focus on the above. LOL
     
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    Haha sounds like you have plenty on your plate mate!
    I worked similar hours last year and found it hard to find time for my tank, you're tank is doing extremely well for all the other important things you have in your life!

    I guess it would be difficult to track any changes from the light given all the other changes but as good as the tank is looking I think it's safe to say they definitely haven't made things worse :)
     
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    I can't believe you find the time to put as much as you do into such an incredible tank! Hats off to you.
     
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    Holy moley!! Man, why didn't you tell me you had such an amazing tank!?!? (I never noticed the link in your sig haha). It looks absolutely stunning :D
     
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