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New addition. GHL Fan (version with 2 fans) installed onto my Aquatic Life Hybrid fixture. Turns on when temp gets high, turns off when temp is normal.

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Been thinking about adding a fan myself. How quickly are the GHL fans bringing down the temperature?
Just installed it this evening. No need for them to click on yet, but will find out tomorrow. Will have to see if the height above the tank is going to be an issue or not. Or if I need to install them lower. I like having them up on the fixture instead of the tank. I could point them straight down if I need to as well.
 
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Been thinking about adding a fan myself. How quickly are the GHL fans bringing down the temperature?
Here is today's results compared to previous days. Clearly the fans help keep the tank more consistent during the day.

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Currently using a filter cup with filter floss. Using a small bag of chemipure elite in the return section.
you dont find filter floss is more work it is in when i tried 3D print couldnt go long without overslowing, Would love if someone made roller matt, But great looking tank cant wait to see it grow out.
 
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you dont find filter floss is more work it is in when i tried 3D print couldnt go long without overslowing, Would love if someone made roller matt, But great looking tank cant wait to see it grow out.
I change out the filter floss every few days. What filter cup are you using? Mine hasn't overflowed yet.

Some of my coral are starting to get some good growth going.

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I change out the filter floss every few days. What filter cup are you using? Mine hasn't overflowed yet.

Some of my coral are starting to get some good growth going.
Looking great mate, How do you find Trident no leaks with being below tank?

Yeah i have printed the smaller one and the larger one, i try something else other then filter floss, I also have a Hang on Algae scrubber will be interesting how it goes, At moment i only have Filter Sock Tunze 9001 and i Dose AFR and few others for NO3 and po4 reduction, My tank is great just sick of cleaning sock every day but keeps water smick.
 
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Looking great mate, How do you find Trident no leaks with being below tank?

Yeah i have printed the smaller one and the larger one, i try something else other then filter floss, I also have a Hang on Algae scrubber will be interesting how it goes, At moment i only have Filter Sock Tunze 9001 and i Dose AFR and few others for NO3 and po4 reduction, My tank is great just sick of cleaning sock every day but keeps water smick.
Trident has worked pretty well. Have not run into leaks yet thank goodness.

How's the algae scrubber? Which one are you using?

I also dose AFR, but my corals are starting to grow at a faster rate I have been chasing the dosage amount. I usually have to supplement with some Alk, but it is getting more and more dialed in. I am using NP Bacto Balance with Microbacter7 for nutrient addition/control.
 

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Cool Yes Microbacter7 isnt cheap here but i do have some, its the Western Slope Aquatics Hangon one, Im still waiting in transit but ill have it next week will let you know, Waiting on new Custom lid to fit waterfall too its very small foot print
 
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Hi all. I have been out of the hobby for many years. I was an avid reefkeeper many years ago as can be seen by my TOTM October 2002. I am back but have gone much smaller with an AIO Max Nano I just put together. Hope it works out as nice as my tank of the past.

Equipment

  • Red Sea Max Nano with white stand
  • Red Sea ReefLED 50 lights
  • Red Sea Max Nano skimmer (original with kit). Still breaking in, unsure about it's future so far.
  • Replaced filter sock with filter cup and using Sera Crystal Clear filter media
  • Tunze 3152 ATO replaced the stock ATO
  • 10 gallon Bashsea ATO reservoir
  • Aquatop 100w heater
  • 240 gph return pump (original with kit). So far so good, nice and quiet
  • Tunze 6040 nanostream, soon to be replacing with AI Nero 3 in the coming days (smaller footprint, hopefully less vibration noise)
  • Neptune Systems ApexEL (controller, energy bar, temp probe, pH probe). Controls heater as well as power to whole system.
  • Neptune Trident Water Analyzer (tests Alk, Ca, Mg automatically)
  • Red Sea Reefdose4 (currently dosing Red Sea Coralline Gro and Red Sea Foundation B Ca)
Livestock
  • Lightning Maroon Clownfish (Cultivated Reef)
  • Thunder Maroon Clownfish (Cultivated Reef)
  • Gold Nugget Maroon Clownfish (Cultivated Reef)
  • 20 lbs live rock
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Coming along nicely. Still getting the up and down algae issues. My clowns are happy, added some nice coral frags. Some doing well, others not so well. I'm so used to metal halide 10ks from 20 years ago, getting hard to adjust to the more blue look but fun to see the corals pop a bit more with the blues. I certainly am not good at pictures with the bluer lights. I made lots of changes from the original red sea kit but am pleased with the equipment so far:

Tunze 9001 skimmer
AI Nero 3 pump
Radion XR15 G5 Blue light
Jebao DC 1200 return pump
Green Water Killer 3w UV
Eheim auto feeder
ReefDose 4 (Alk, Ca, Mg)
ApexEL

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Coming along nicely. Still getting the up and down algae issues. My clowns are happy, added some nice coral frags. Some doing well, others not so well. I'm so used to metal halide 10ks from 20 years ago, getting hard to adjust to the more blue look but fun to see the corals pop a bit more with the blues. I certainly am not good at pictures with the bluer lights. I made lots of changes from the original red sea kit but am pleased with the equipment so far:

Tunze 9001 skimmer
AI Nero 3 pump
Radion XR15 G5 Blue light
Jebao DC 1200 return pump
Green Water Killer 3w UV
Eheim auto feeder
ReefDose 4 (Alk, Ca, Mg)
ApexEL

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would it be possible for you to take some closeup pictures of your ato setup like the position of the sensors under the dosing rack . I have no experience in reefing but would like to copy your setup. my email is [email protected] if you could help me out i would greatly appreciate it. Again i went to youtube university but have no hands on experience.
 
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would it be possible for you to take some closeup pictures of your ato setup like the position of the sensors under the dosing rack . I have no experience in reefing but would like to copy your setup. my email is [email protected] if you could help me out i would greatly appreciate it. Again i went to youtube university but have no hands on experience.
Hope these pictures help:

Skimmer:

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Overflow area - Filter cup and tube for Trident:

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Return flow area - Dosing tubes, probes, chemipure bag

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Return flow area - ATO sensor and ATO water outlet:

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