700 Gallon ReBoot of My Dream Tank

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  1. cumbeje

    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks. I spend more time at work than at home so I put it there. Plus the weight of tank needed a concrete slab to sit on.
     

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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    A couple of new guys in my QT tank.
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Finally was able to catch this guy. He is now in my sump waiting rehome.

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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Now that I have gotten my twin spot wrasse out able to add some hermits and snails that my wrasse was snacking on.
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    This is my 3 rd attempt at keeping an elegance coral. The first one was an Indonesia version and quickly died. My second attempt only lasted a couple weeks but it was an Aussie one. I did have a twin spot that wrasse that kept flipping it over so maybe it got irritated and died. Hopefully this will be the one. Put in moderate light and low to moderate flow in sand bed. Wishing for good luck.

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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I am finally seeing some nitrate in my tank. It has been mostly below .25 since setup and now i am reading 3-4 ppm. I am going to continue watching it but I think I like that I have some nitrate now. If it continue to climb i think I will try to add so marinepure media to sump to see if i can keep it stable. I see some other nice sps tanks running 10-15 ppm with great success and little algae.
     
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    What an awesome build! +1 to whoever said I wouldn't get much work done with that beauty sitting anywhere near my office lol

    Hoes does the goni handle the two clowns? I've heard about clowns killing them but it looks like yours might be big enough not to have a concern?
     
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    That goni was like 1 inch across when I first got it. It is like 8-10 in across now. The pair of clowns in it now have been using it for over a year without any noticeable effect.
     
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    i wanted to give everyone some updated parameters. I try to keep my ALK right at 9 dkh. It has been off a little in the last week because i tore down the Calcium reactor and did a clean up and added new media. I measure Alk quite often. Calcium and Mag every month or 2.


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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    My fish stocking list in QT as of today:
    Pacific Blue Tang
    Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish

    Stocking list for DT:

    Longnose Hawkfish
    Captive-Bred Kaudern's Cardinalfish (Bonded Pair)
    pajama cardinal
    Lyretail Anthias 4 female 2 male
    Helfrichi Firefish
    Orange Spotted Blenny
    Red Mandarin (Indonesia)
    Diamond Watchman Goby (Sri Lanka) (2)
    Blue Spotted Jawfish
    Red Scooter Dragonet Female
    Pair of maroon clowns
    pair of percula clownfish
    couple damsels

    Angels:
    Purple Masked Angelfish
    Flame Angelfish
    black Nox

    Tangs:
    Blonde Naso Tang male with Streamers
    Achilles Tang
    Purple Tang
    Orange Stripe Bristletooth Tang
     
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    A favorite side shoot.
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    Happy New year!
     
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    Wow, amazing build!
     
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Full reef tank shot

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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I few tank down shots with my samsung 8. Still can't get the colors right but giving it a try.

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    Some more....
     
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    My two favorite pieces....

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    Couple bigger shots top down..

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    Another wider top down..

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    Wow is all I can say. Amazing detail!
     
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