jason g 150g Reef Tank. I'm Back.

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  1. jason g

    jason g Well-Known Member

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    Hello again reefers, I'm back after a year and some months off from the hobby.
    I purchased a 150g reef tank used. I'm using a 40g refugium to go with it. Tank is up and running as of January 2nd. What a way to start off the New Year.

    Equipment
    Jebao DCT 12000 return pump
    Jebao WP 40
    Curve 7 Skimmer
    Eheim 250 watt heater
    Coralife T-5 4 bulb fixture. Temporary until I buy some LED lights from Reef Republik.

    Of course I plan to buy a doser, A.T.O. and an aquarium controller but until then tank is cycling as we speak. This is my 4th reef tank. Enjoy the build and the pictures.

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    jason g Well-Known Member

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    Here is a picture of me on the left with my Uncle Victor on the right who made my refugium and plumbed my tank. I owe everything to him for all the help with this build.

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    That looks like a great setup!
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome back!
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    jason g Well-Known Member

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    Thanks revhtree. It feels good to be back.
     
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    jason g Well-Known Member

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    Please check out my short video of the tank up and running since January 2nd.

     
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    jason g Well-Known Member

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    Pictures of my first corals.
    Here's my Gorgonian.

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    My FrogSpawn coral. I love these.

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    Chrisfish Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018

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    Really nice tank, like your rockscape and
    Welcome Back:)
     
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    jason g Well-Known Member

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    I ended up buying some ViparSpectra 165 watt dimmable LED lights for my tank.

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    Thanks for the compliment. I'm very happy to be back. I really missed the challenges of running a reef tank.
     
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    Here's a short video of the new LED lights up.


     
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    A picture of my corals. All doing well.

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    I made another short video with the corals. Enjoy.

     
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    Maritimer Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader CTARS Member R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome back to the madness, Jason G!

    That's a remarkably pleasant aquascape to look at - much more than just a pile of rocks - and how cool is it that you have an Uncle Victor! I'm the only person in my circle who even keeps a tank. (Well, there is one ... he's got a little box with a dwarf frog . . . )

    ~Bruce
     
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    Thanks. I'm glad to be back. My Uncle has helped me in many ways with this build. Now I'm repaying him by helping him setup his 140g Half Moon reef tank.
     
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    Here's an update of my tank. Unfortunately I ran into Bryopsis and had to treat my tank to kill it with Fluconazole. The treatment worked but I still see a little bit more algae hanging around. I will probably do another treatment soon.

     
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    Here's a quick video of my reef tank which will be 3 Months old on the 2nd of April.

     
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    I added a new Yellow Eye Tang to my reef today.

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