Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by Xathron, Oct 7, 2016.
Thanks, now if I can get the light to work it will be one more hurdle off the list..
OK, back on track to get the tank running. Now that I got the lights up and working on day 2 of the bulb burn in.
Salt is steady at 1.026
Everything else is at 0
Just start to add in the bacteria and stuff with the Red Sea Reef Mature ( I hope on the right track)
Had to cut the Gyre 280 back to 20% see if that helps. It was moving all the sand on the other end away.
Sand all fixed lets see how that works out
OK, so on day 2 of adding Nitro Bac and N03-P04-x readings are as follows
Tank Temp 79.1
KH 151 ppm
The tank has a some what cloudy in the water today
OK I have had water in tank now since 11-19-16. Been using the Red Sea Reef Mature kit
Phosphate 0.0 (Hanna Checker)
Alkalinity 180 = 10.08 (Hanna Checker)
N03 Nitrate 2 (Red Sea Test)
No2 Nitrite 0.1 (Red Sea Test)
NH3/NH4 Ammonia 0 (Red Sea Test)
Magnesium 1400ppm (Red Sea Test)
Calcium 410ppm (Red Sea Test)
OK, so is anything out of wack ? Need to be doing something different ?
So far so good. Just let it keep cycling. I'm sure by adding the bacteria and all it will speed it up but patients works best in this hobby.
The cloudy water could be bacterial bloom. Should go away. Are you adding any thing else to the tank?
Well it has been a while since I have done any updates. Have added some life to the tanks....
Not the best pictures but its a start...
Really nice looking build. Did you plumb the Vectra in the sump or in the back, where you had the previous pump? Apex, you might consider adding one of their leak detection probes in the dry area behind your sump.
Thanks, I plumb it in the back behind the sump. Added the leak detector to the list
Nice additions to your tank, been following your thread and really like your rock scape
Nice ! Which model is that ?
I just ordered a new LifeReef Sump and Refugium from Jeff today. I am on a waiting list, but I can't wait until he builds mine out.
It is the LF1-300s
Even awhile just thought I would post a tank update .
Small clip from the start till today
Love the aquascape! Great job.
Nice build which lfs do you shop at
I use the Aquarium Design Group off of beltway 8 , also use FJW off of Mangum
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