90 Gallon Mixed Reef Daylight Metal Halide Build

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I have an Aqueon 90 gallon
Been setup now for about a year now.
Ive been keeping reef tank for about 7 years and freshwater for 9 years
Started with 10 gallon to 20 gallon to 40 gallon then now
Will Add More Pictures in the Future

DIY Stand and Canopy made by me
DIY 40 Gallon Breeder Sump with Jaxracks Ebay sump kit

Overflow box
Exotic Marine Systems 20 Inch

Light
2x Reefbrite 250W SE 10,000 K
2x T5 Actinic 48 inch
2x Actinic 21LEDUSA strip
2 Cabinet LED puck

Light Schedule
T5 Actinic turns on at 12 pm turns off at 10 PM
Left MH turns on 1 PM turns off at 7 PM
Right MH turns on 3 PM turns off at 9 PM
Cabinet Dim Lights Turns on 10 PM turns off 10:10 PM

Actinic Blue Light Manually for Windex Look at Night

I have not tested for PAR yet..

Pumps
2x Hydor Koralia 3rd gen 2450 gph
2x Sicce Xstreme 8000 2111 gph

Return Pump
Sicce Syncra ADV 7

Skimmer
Bubble Magus Curve 7

Dosing
Avast Marine Kalkwasser Stir K2

ATO
Avast Marine ATO

Heater
2x Finnex HMA 100 W

Controller
DIY Skimmer Delay Timer
Baylite Temperature Controller
Power Strips

Clip on Fan

DIY Chaeto Refugium
Carbon Reactor

Dry Rock with old live rock from my 40 gallon to seed bacteria
Aragonite Special Grade Dry Sand

Salt
Reef Crystals
5 Stage RO/DI with booster pump

Fish
1 Tomini Tang
11 Blue Green Chromis
1 Firefish
1 Banggai Cardinal
1 Silver Belly Yellow Wrasse
2 Royal Gramma

Inverts
1 Fireshrimp
1 Cleaner Shrimp
1 Sand Conch
10+ margarita, trochus, astrea, spiny star snails

Corals

LPS
Green (Jade) Torch
Dark Night Torch
Gold Torch
Cotton Candy Torch

Purple Tip Green Branching Hammer
Gold Wall Hammer

Bi-color Frogspawn/Frammer

Other
Green Platygyra
Red Acanthastrea lordhowensis
jack o lantern leptoseris
hollywood stunner chalice
Miami Hurricane Chalice
Green/Brown Lithophylon
Green/Red War Coral

Soft Corals
Palythoa
Gobstopper
Pink Zippers
Purple Monster
Sunny D
Orange Rainbow
Hawaiian Ding Dang
Sonic Flare
AOG
Pink with Green Mouth
Candy Apply Red
Superman
Kung Fu Fighters
Limearitas
Utter Chaos
Grandis

Zoanthids
King Midas
Star Gazers
Fire and Ice
Scrambled Eggs
Radioactive Dragon Eyes
Rasta
Miami Vice

Mushroom
Orange Ricordia Yuma
Orange/Green Ricordia Florida

Other
GSP
Tracey Morgan Photosynthetic Gorgonian

SPS
Montipora
Mystic Sunset
Rainbow
Red Cap
ORA Lantana
Forest Fire Digi
Orange Setosa

Pocilloporidae
Milka Stylo
Pink Stylophora Pistillata
Pink Pocillopora
Green Pocillopora Eydouxi
Pink (Green Tip) Birdnest Stellata
ORA Pink Birdsnest hystrix
Green Tip Orange Birdsnest

Acropora
Fox Flame
Garf Bonsai
Tri-Color Valida
Walt Disney Tenius
PC Rainbow
Hawkins
Red Planet
Miyagi Tort
Green Slimer
Lemonade
Frostbite Tenuis
Green Spathulata
Green Humilis
Red/Green Millipora
Purple Acro
Redish Acro
Yellow Tip Tort
Pink Lemoade
Green Robusta

I lost an Oregon Blue Tort due to some bacterial issues
Will try to quarantine another one in the future.


Other
ORA Yellow Porites
Sunburst Psammacora
Green Anacopora
Mint Chip Pavona

Parameters: (not exact & varies)
8 Dkh Alkalinity
420 ppm Calcium
1350 ppm Magnesium
~10 ppm Nitrate
~0.1 ppm Phosphate
1.026 SG
Temperature ~77.5 F - 78.5 F (can go to 80F during hot days & no ac)

Mainly Use Kalkwasser Stir at night
Been adding 50 ml Liquid Soda Ash every 3 days

Supplements once a week
Brightwell Ferrion
Brightwell Chaetogro
Brightwell Replenish
Brightwell Strontium
Aquavitro Iodine
Aquavitro Fuel

Broadcast feeding depending on nutrients
ReefRoids
Reef Chili

Fish food:
Flakes, Pellets, Frozen Mysis

Pest:
Vermitid Snails (seem to on population decline with the help of bumble bee snails)
Pocillopora spawn
dealing with a small aptasia? with super glue (could be the pocillopora spawn)

Never done ICP Testing
It has been a good 3 months since Ive done a water change
I do quarantine corals and fish
TTM method with Prazi
So far no Ick or other fish disease

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Nothing much change just corals growing steadily. I moved some corals around as they were starting to encroach on other corals or to optimize the open sand bed.

Staggered Lighting. One side off
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Metal Halide Off, T5 off, 21LEDusa led bar on for windex look
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Looks great, keep up the awesome work. Love the daylight look, and up until my current build, have always run halide.

Trying out the A500X (turned to mostly white) supplemented with 50/50 XHO. Trying hard to mimic the halide shimmer (and punch).

Will be checking in....

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