3 month old tank

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  1. Gyerfat

    Gyerfat Active Member

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    Here is my sca 120. 3 months in MVIMG_20171123_143531.jpg
     
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    Big G Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Very nice. Those corals are really starting to fill-in the nooks and crannies. :)
     
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    That’s very nice in only 3 months!
     
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    Gyerfat Active Member

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    MVIMG_20171207_181316.jpgThis is what I built to run my tank upstairs. Mind the mess I am still building, adjusting. Just added a predator tank in the back. So I've had a lot of help keeping my water stable
     
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    dutch27 Active Member Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    Nice setup, especially only being 3 months old. Love the trigger.

    What are you running for lights?
     
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    Kessil ap700
     
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    sponge Member Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    When I had meet other fellow reefer addicts at there homes for club gatherings,I always looked to see how they had ran the plumbing . I wanted to know more about the sump setup . I would ask why they used what they used ,and why did they use it ?

    Would you share what your doing ?
     
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    nine9d Member Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    How's the coverage on the ap700?
     
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    Ok I'm running a reef Flo pump. 1 1/2 pipe upstairs to tank. One inch drain and a one inch emergency. Through 3, 4 inch socks. Then into my reef octopus 200ss Skimmer. On my return I have a 2 inch Flo meter to my Apex. On the return it tees off and goes to my media, carbon and gfo tumbles. It also diverts to my refuguim that I loved so much growing kato and copepods that I added a 40 gallon tank for more room. My kessil ap700 covers a 4x2x2 area with really good results imo. This is my first tank so I am still learning. MVIMG_20171208_183552.jpg
     
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    I think it's great. But I don't have anything to compare it to
     
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    MVIMG_20171206_143923.jpg MVIMG_20171206_164506.jpg IMG_20171206_145734.jpg
    This is the predator tank I added. Now my 120 drains into 125 then into sump
     
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    The sump is from Geo's reef. I met him at reef-a-palooza this year while I was getting ideas to build. I was impressed with the build quality and thought it was a great place to start. I'm a plumber by trade so as I've learned and built and rebuilt and rebuilt I think I would build my own sump next time. I am still very happy with the sump it's a well thought out piece of equipment that solid. Support has been fantastic with all my questions
     
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    nine9d Member Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    Yeah, Geo has some top notch stuff. You looking good there bro!
     
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    dutch27 Active Member Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    Holy cow that's a big hermit!

    Any ideas on what you want in that tank other than the puffer?
     
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    That's the smaller of the 2 hermits. The puffer was a sad fish in a closing store so I took him home. I usually don't have a plan. When I see something that I have to have I make something work. So no plans on another fish yet. Plus I really need to slow down and let my bacteria catch up to the bio load
     
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    nine9d Member Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    Are you not worried about your pinball machines with all that salt in the air?
     
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    A little. I will be moving them soon
     
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    Just picked up a baby porcupine puffer. I always loved these guys, they just always look happy and it makes me smile. Big puffer is being very nice allowing him to eat the scraps IMG_20171214_073753.jpg
     
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    Hello IMG_20171214_165654-01.jpeg
     
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    mattdg Member Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    Very cool setup. Any updates?
     

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