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  1. mckinleyw

    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Quick update, lost my chocolate snowflake today.
    Very sad right now. Idk what caused it all other fish are doing well.
     

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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Here he is final shot i have of him.

    Now update...
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  3. mckinleyw

    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    So today was a big day. Been about 3 weeks since my last water change. Everything is looking good. My sump needed a lil det. Removal, and my qt needed to be reset i bathed in vinegar 3 days ago and reset today with 50 percent dt water and 50 new mix salinity is at about 1.024-1.025(34 in my refracto) also cut a peice off of a seeded sponge i keep in my sump. I will ghost feed everyother day until i get my fish to add. My lfs has a few good looking midas blennies and a couple fat mandarins. I havent tryed to qt a mandarin yet, any suggestions? All corals and fish are looking good.
     
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    What is ghost feeding?
     
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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Feeding an empty tank to build nitrifying bacteria
     
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    Thank you
     
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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    so i added a green mandarin last night.. seems to look really good. I didnot do any kind of qt with her though fingers crossed i dont get anything.
    Any way i got her at my lfs where she has been for about 3-4 weeks. i am in the store at least once a week. so i took the leap last night and brought her home with 2 packs of pods since i buy those 2 times a month for idk year and half. tank is full of pods. hope i can keep her full. here are some pix of her this am. She is hunting like crazy and the tomini leaves her alone. 20170218_113314.jpg 20170218_113317.jpg 20170218_113314.jpg 20170218_113319.jpg
     
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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I would love to share a video of my girl aurora. Green mandarin dragonet. I have posted on youtube through my smartphone and i cant figure out how to add that to the forum.
     
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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    So i got my youtube going

    Here is my love

     
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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Ok sorry mute please lol.
     
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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Quick update i just bought a wav starter kit from @midtnmike41, I installed today and wow these things are powerful. Anyone have any suggestions on settings? I have high of 20 percent and its almost too much. Kinda mimicked the original that was set when i hooked it up just at a smaller scale. Low of 2 percent at midnight. Ill post a pic of setup later.

    Ps thank you @midtnmike41
     
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    I put one one the side going the length of the tank and the other on the back wall pointed at the front glass to break up the flow on the other side. Both pointed slightly up so I would not get a sandstorm. Just try different spots you will find what your tank likes.
     
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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    My tank is set up as a peninsula. I decided to just use one power head and keep it at like 2 percent. And 1 percent at night. Wow so powerful. The one gives me a good sway all over the tank. My overflow box is on a short side and i placed the power head under it in the corner of the long side pointing up and slightly down the aquarium to get a nice bounce. So far so good. Im gonna watch it for a couple of days and see how everything reacts. JFYI this replaced 4 smaller powerheads.
     
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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    So been a long while. Ive had other things like meat rabbits and family lately. Now reefapalooza was awesome!!! I had a great time and met alot of cool people. I tried to not overload on corals this year but i think i got 1 ir 2 too many we will see everytging is still looking good for the most part. One of my acans is a lil on the skeletal side. Here are some pix taken after feeding reefroids
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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Update all tests good alk 11.2, calcium. 463, nitrates high around 25. Phosphate low. Not very good at color on that one. Gotta save for hanna phosphate checker now. Alk and calc. Both hanna nitrate is redsea.
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    Lil pic session on samsung s7 [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Ugh gotta love life. I was just informed that my vehicle that i had recently purchased and then involved in an accident in has been totalled. So my family vaca got cancelled and now i need to find another vehicle.

    Anywat sorry just had to vent. And no i wasnt injured in the accident only ny poor truck.
     
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    Sorry about the truck.

    I like the skull GSP "hair."

    I'm curious... how did you find out your floors wouldn't support the 220? It seems like that would have either been something you knew before starting or would have been a rather dramatic realization. I hope it was the former.
     
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    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    The skull is from my gf. Its cool. As for the 220. I had thought ot maybe a lil too big but i was stubborn. Set it up and had it running for 6 months and started to have issues with my door opening. Uh oh. Cntr of my place near door was sinking. I removed 220 and left the sump inplace and then put the 50g. Plumbed to the 220 sump and complete filter system. Then i continued to get under the building with a 2ton jack and relevel the floor. My door still sticks but its much better. Someday i will be able to get my BIG aquarium until then im thinking 150 will be most i would push. Possibly after i get a new truck i maybe able to upgrade.
     
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