50 Gallon SCA Tank

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  1. DQM5

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    Tank: Aqua Japan All In One Tank AJ-50 To
    SCA 50 Gallon Starfire Glass With Black Stand
    Dimension 24x24x20


    Wavemaker: Jebao PP-4 , Jebao PP-15 wavemaker
    Return Pump: Jebao DCT Marine Controller Pump DCT 8000 - 12000
    Lights: Hydra 52 HD ( Gonna grab Aquatic Life Hybrid T5 near future )

    Protein Skimmer: SCA-301 skimmer
    ATO: JBJ Automatic Water Top Off
    Dosing Pump: Jebao DP-4 Dosing ( 2 parts from B-Ionic )
    Refugium Lights: Hipargeo Aquarium LED LIGHT


    Livestock

    • Starry Blenny
    • 2 Clownfish
    • Purple Tang
    • Yellow Tang
    • Sixline Wrasse






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    Here’s a shot of the Wyoming white hosting the mushroom.
    Old photo

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    going to be posting more pics very soon!!
     
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    Congrats!

    So the second image is an existing tank?
     
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    Sorry yes this is an existing tank.
     
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    PIC
    Sorry for the poor quality pics, lol some pics were a screenshot of my old video. SCA 50 Gallon Tank. Decide to transfer all my water and rocks to the new 50 SCA tank, all the livestock were in the bucket until, everything was plumbed and ready to go.

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    couple month ago, I overdose on alkalinity, and the corals took a major hit! basically my alk was at 16!! everything mostly died beside the fishes

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    What the tank used to look like before the crash happen lol.

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    After month of high alkalinity , the tank is back to normal here a FTS, most of the coral melted away.
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    Decided to plumb the aqua japan tank into my main dt, using the same sump. I ran a pvc connecting to hang in the back overflow. I believe it is a nano eshopps overflow. Using a vinyl tubing to connect to my return pump also added a ball valve to increase or decrease the return output.

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    Cover the ugly pipe work, I added a nightstand.
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    Here's the filtration sump, pretty messy stuff down there :)

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    Some corals that I picked up from @vuqchu & @BSA Corals
    • Rmf Acid trip millie
    • Tck pikachu
    • Cb bubble gum digi
    • WD acro
    • WWC grafted cap
    • WWC sunfire cap
    • BSA shock tart acro

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    Also upgraded the hydra 24hd to hydra 52hd!!

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    Last week stop by @Mr V house’s to check out his amazing tank and his amazing collection of sps!! End up buying RR lady in pink and ASD red table! @Mr V is very generous with his cut! Look how chunky it is. If you guys happen to be around California in the oc area you should hit him up.

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    Had to move the tank to a different room, went to target to buy plastic containers. First step drain the water out and net the fish.
    1st container were for the livestock and 2nd container were for the live rock. Also I removed all the sand so now the tank is bare bottom!

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    After the tank moved, re-aqua scape the rocks.

    FTS

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    Today I went to coral farmers market swap in Buena Park and visited exotic frag booth, purchased JF Fox flame and paletta pink tip acro.

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    Epoxy and glue down all the corals!

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    Welcome back guys!!

    Got a new equipment to play with!! I finally decide to buy the aquatic life t5 hybrid!! To take away the shadowing, man the t5 and led combo are insane!!!

    Also bought the universal mount.

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