keywestreefer's Waterbox 130.4 Ultimate Dream Build

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Update time- QTs are doing what they were designed to do. Found some undesirable worms on some corals so put them through another round of coral RX and found several bristle worms and various stars.

Fish have started showing symptoms of ICH so today is day 3 of the influx of copper power. We are around 1.5 and will slowly increase the amount of copper until we get to around 2.33. If anyone is interested in my medicated QT method, let me know and I will share my spreadsheet.

One other note- when doing a water change on my Frag QT I totally messed up. I turned the power strip off to stop the pumps. When I turned it back on, the heater never got back on. The water temp dropped to 73 degrees for about 12 hours I’m guessing. I lost one acro and my toadstool is still a shriveled mess. While not dead, I’m holding on to hope. Everything else seems to have faired unscathed.

Hope everyone is well and staying safe!

Here is a photo of the new hammer coming out to say hi.
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Tanks cycling away. Algaebarn sent some free pods because of the issues I had with Turbo start. It was very nice of them to do that. They also sent some phyto to feed the pods :). I’ve been dosing phyto nightly, Apex seems to be working well and looking to add a small clean up crew from the QT this week. Here is a shot of the 130.4 as it sits tonight.
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Next up, is a photo of one of my favorite corals so far. The Mayan Sun Favia who seems to be happy in QT.
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And finally- for fun- here is a nice little shark that came up to the back of the boat this weekend to say hi.
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The tank is looking great!!! Can you share some pics of your QT please!!!!! Also what is your m2 set at in your return? I am trying to silence my tank and it way to loud!!!
Hi There-

Upgraded the camera this week so hoping to start getting some better photos. I run a Cor-20 on my return for the display tank. It is set on 60% and running 600 GPH. I wonder if your water level in the return chamber is a bit too high? Close the gate valve until it is right level with the emergency drain if not a tiny touch higher.

Here are a couple shots of the Coral QT-


And the Fish QT-



Feel free to start a build thread, would love to follow along.
 

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Hi There-

Upgraded the camera this week so hoping to start getting some better photos. I run a Cor-20 on my return for the display tank. It is set on 60% and running 600 GPH. I wonder if your water level in the return chamber is a bit too high? Close the gate valve until it is right level with the emergency drain if not a tiny touch higher.

Here are a couple shots of the Coral QT-


And the Fish QT-



Feel free to start a build thread, would love to follow along.
I have one on here! Will try to ad a link!

 
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Wow- been a while since I have posted. I have been busy on instagram, with work, and preparing for Tropical Storm Laura. Glad we got prepared, happy we didn't need to.

Fighting what I think are Dino's and diatoms in my coral QT. I was Nitrate deficient with nitrate reading 0 for 9 days prior to getting NeoNitrate to bring it back to around 4ppm. Phosphates spiked at one point, and I think it is something I am dosing. Currently doing a 48 hour blackout to see if it will help with algae. Here are some of the photos of the algae... any thoughts?


Fish are almost through QT... but here is the next wrench. I ordered the new Waterbox 15 gallon peninsula. This is going to go in the office and I will move the 2 clowns and 6 line into that tank. I will stock it with some easy corals and have something help to keep me focused during the day LOL!

I have decided to go with Elliot at Marine Collectors to exclusively QT and stock my display. While QT was a super knowledgeable experience, I am not interested in doing it anymore. I will if I have to, but would rather someone else spend the time. I will still put them through a 2 week observation prior to moving to display, but won't deal with meds unless it is needed.

I also picked up another hobby- Photography,I just had to show off some of these amazing corals. Here are some shots from the Frag QT and incoming Tropical Storm Laura.

 

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