JCOLE's 150 Gallon SPS Dominant Build

OP
JCOLE

JCOLE

Formerly known as h2oh2o
View Badges
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
5,480
Location
Concord, NC
Installed the frag lights and moved my frag rack to the tank yesterday. Going to install some light diffuser this week and start adding a bunch of frags. Wish me luck....

20191022_081552.jpg
 
OP
JCOLE

JCOLE

Formerly known as h2oh2o
View Badges
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
5,480
Location
Concord, NC
So I broke down and picked up some Vibrant. I am having a war with Bubble Algae and it seems to have won....for now. I like the Vibrant as it seems natural in that it is bacteria that targets algae. I will post progression pictures as I start this week. Looking forward to a bubble algae free tank. @UWC

20191031_191200.jpg

20191031_191203.jpg
20191031_191207.jpg
 
Top Shelf Aquatics
OP
JCOLE

JCOLE

Formerly known as h2oh2o
View Badges
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
5,480
Location
Concord, NC
Update - 3rd week of dosing and Dinoflagellates have hit. I think the issue was a combination of that my light was really strong and my Phosphates and Nitrates were borderline 0. Lowered my lights and dosing Nitrates and phosphates. So far it seems like they are slowly getting better.

20191120_190904.jpg
20191120_160304.jpg
20191120_155526.jpg
20191120_185946.jpg
20191120_190022.jpg
20191120_143234.jpg
 
Last edited:
OP
JCOLE

JCOLE

Formerly known as h2oh2o
View Badges
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
5,480
Location
Concord, NC
Even though I have a run in with GHA and Dinos i think the tank looks good. Corals are loving the added Nitrates and phosphates. Getting great color and good growth. Also I added about 13 new frags... :)

20191120_210016.jpg
20191120_210154.jpg
20191120_210031.jpg
20191120_210044.jpg
20191120_205931.jpg
20191120_210054.jpg
20191120_210318.jpg
20191120_210111.jpg
20191120_205946.jpg
20191120_205854.jpg
20191120_210140.jpg
20191120_210335.jpg
20191120_210003.jpg
20191120_205910.jpg
 
OP
JCOLE

JCOLE

Formerly known as h2oh2o
View Badges
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
5,480
Location
Concord, NC
Little man helping me clean the tank tonight.

20191124_210837.jpg

20191124_210903.jpg


And a couple of coral shots....because why not?
20191124_204800.jpg
20191124_204335.jpg
20191124_204822.jpg
20191124_204845.jpg
20191124_204613.jpg
20191124_204023.jpg
20191124_204700.jpg
20191124_204243.jpg
20191124_204201.jpg
20191124_204037.jpg
20191124_204055.jpg
 
Last edited:
OP
JCOLE

JCOLE

Formerly known as h2oh2o
View Badges
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
5,480
Location
Concord, NC
Great Looking Tank Sir.... Best part ... Doing with your Bud.... Great Job Sir
Thank you!! He is one of 3 boys. He is the only one who wants to help though. I will soak up as much of it as I can for now.
 
Joined
Oct 19, 2019
Messages
98
Reaction score
110
Awesome thread! I just got the same tank a couple weeks ago and I am in the building process. I have been trying to figure out how those mars aqua lights are and I have my answer! I’ll be getting them. The tank looks amazing and hope to get mine like yours.
 
OP
JCOLE

JCOLE

Formerly known as h2oh2o
View Badges
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
5,480
Location
Concord, NC
Awesome thread! I just got the same tank a couple weeks ago and I am in the building process. I have been trying to figure out how those mars aqua lights are and I have my answer! I’ll be getting them. The tank looks amazing and hope to get mine like yours.
Thank you!! Go for it!! I have never had Radions, Hydras, etc so I cant speak in comparison. However, I really like the Mars Spectrum and they are easy to adjust now that they are tied into my Apex system via VDM modules.

Let me know if you have any questions.
 
OP
JCOLE

JCOLE

Formerly known as h2oh2o
View Badges
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
5,480
Location
Concord, NC
Picked up some nice frags from a local hobbyist today. Really nice colors. I have them in my Frag tank and will post some pictures in the tank tomorrow.

20191206_155728.jpg
 
Last edited:
OP
JCOLE

JCOLE

Formerly known as h2oh2o
View Badges
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
5,480
Location
Concord, NC
New frags are settling in nicely in frag tank. Will move to DT tomorrow and wait a week to mount them.

JF Stag
20191207_202622.jpg


Blue Tip Acro
20191207_184336.jpg


BC Pearly Cadaver
20191207_204010.jpg


BC Rainbow Army
20191207_202721.jpg


PC Rainbow
20191207_204525.jpg


Blue Tort
20191207_204740.jpg


JF Unknown
20191207_205024.jpg
 
OP
JCOLE

JCOLE

Formerly known as h2oh2o
View Badges
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
5,480
Location
Concord, NC
Trimmed up one of my birdnest to make some room for other pieces. Frag tank is starting to fill up.

20191208_214405.jpg

20191208_214705.jpg
 
OP
JCOLE

JCOLE

Formerly known as h2oh2o
View Badges
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
5,480
Location
Concord, NC
A little bit of Necrosis started on one of the birdsnests. I wanted to remove it anyways for other corals I purchased. Fragged it and put it in the frag tank. Need to put them on plugs tomorrow.

20191203_211404.jpg

20191209_212453.jpg

20191210_214941.jpg
20191210_215017.jpg
 

Hair Algae in your aquarium. Choose all that apply!

  • I've never had hair algae

    Votes: 55 8.5%
  • I Have had a little but nothing major

    Votes: 164 25.4%
  • I Have had several tough outbreaks

    Votes: 86 13.3%
  • I Have had a major outbreak that I won

    Votes: 188 29.1%
  • Have had a major outbreak that caused me to tear the tank down

    Votes: 27 4.2%
  • I am battling a little hair algae now

    Votes: 164 25.4%
  • I am battling a major outbreak right now

    Votes: 64 9.9%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 10 1.6%

Online statistics

Members online
2,216
Guests online
4,991
Total visitors
7,207
SALGADO AQUATICS
Top