65g Mixed Reef (Hopefully Picture Intensive ;))

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This tank has been running for just over a year and four months. There have been a lot of ups and downs in parameters, so been stable for about two months. Here is a current FTS:
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Equipment:
Lights: Reefbreeders photon V2 (24in)
Sump: Trigger systems crystal series
-Filtration
Skimmer: Reef Octopus 110 internal
Filter sock, changed weekly
Live rock “refugium”
Some phosguard occasionally
Return Pump: Magdrive 950?

Stock list:

Fish-
1 ocellaris clownfish
1 six line wrasse
1 Kole Tang ( I know a 65g is a little small, but he is healthy and eats well and is small enough for now)

Corals-
WWC mint stylophora
Green Pocillopora
Gorgonian
Red Monti cap
Green Monti cap
WWC grafted Monti cap
Rainbow encrusting Monti
Green Montipora Spongodes
GSP
Duncan
WWC BBQ leptoseris
Purple/yellow ricordea
Blue/green ricordea
Red acans
Orange/red lobophyllia
WWC rainbow favia
WWC Mayan moon favia
WWC witches brew leptastrea
WWC arctic leptastrea
Halloween leptastrea
War coral
Torch coral
Marbled hammer
Green Frogspawn

Dosing:
Using kalkwasser in ATO, but recently hit the point with more demand than Kalk can provide. Hopefully getting 2 part dosers soon. Dosing NeoNitro nitrate supplement from Brightwell aquatics.
BRS magnesium mix.

Feeding:
Reef chili
PE Mysis
PE Mysis pellets

Just wanted to share and will try to update often, sorry for the long post.
 
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Welcome to R2R

Tank looks great. That a nice list of corals and fish.
How has the six line wrasse been with other tank mates? They are one of my favorite wrasse.
Thanks! The wrasse chased the tang when I first put the tang in, but things have calmed down. He picks things off the rocks all the time, probably factoring into the reason that I don’t have many pests. He gets his fair share of food, one of two of the fish that eat directly from my hand. He eats frozen and pellets.

The tank looks great and welcome to R2R as well!

And we like pictures on here lol
Thanks. Lol

Looks like a great system! Welcome to the forum!
Thanks, hopefully will post updates often.
 
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Amazing tank! Two questions... how big is it and what power heads/wave makers are you using?
The tank is a 65g reef-ready tank. The sump is the smallest trigger systems crystal series. About 15g? Currently I only have the return and a hydor koralia pump for water flow. I hopefully will be adding a rpm reversible pump from reef breeders and taking out the hydor koralia. I am really excited about it!
 
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Working on additives, what do you guys use to measure out additives in grams? Like a kitchen scale or something?

Also Parameters from today:
Salinity: 35ppt, 1.026
Temp: 80 F
Alk: 8.0 dkh (perfect)
Calcium: 400ppm (low!)
Magnesium: 1380ppm (I like to keep it a 1450...)
NO3: 0.75ppm
PO4: 0.03ppm
 
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Working on additives, what do you guys use to measure out additives in grams? Like a kitchen scale or something?

Also Parameters from today:
Salinity: 35ppt, 1.026
Temp: 80 F
Alk: 8.0 dkh (perfect)
Calcium: 400ppm (low!)
Magnesium: 1380ppm (I like to keep it a 1450...)
NO3: 0.75ppm
PO4: 0.03ppm
I have a jewelers digital scale for chemicals. It goes to 0.01 grams. I use the kitchen digital scale at 1 gram readout for salt.

 

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This looks beautiful! Mind if I Message you with some questions as they come up OP? I have the same 65G tank. I'm kind of curious at what angles you are creating flow for this size and shape tank.
 
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I have a jewelers digital scale for chemicals. It goes to 0.01 grams. I use the kitchen digital scale at 1 gram readout for salt.
Would you mind posting the link if you have one. I was looking on Amazon yesterday.

This looks beautiful! Mind if I Message you with some questions as they come up OP? I have the same 65G tank. I'm kind of curious at what angles you are creating flow for this size and shape tank.
Thanks! Sure, flow will be changing soon because I’m buying a reef power rpm soon but I’ll be glad to help.
 

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Should work fine I suppose. Does not need to be too fancy. FWIW, to spot test any digital scale I tend to use coins since they are usually handy.

Penny 2.50 g
Nickel 5.00 g
Dime 2.27 g
Quarter 5.67 g

 
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So, my torch died of brown jelly (I think) in two days. Ready to start syphoning off of any infected corals, but luckily nothing else is affected yet. All parameters are good and all other corals look amazing. Here is a pic, is this brown jelly?
There was brown slime on it.
 

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