LandenB's 30 gallon Reef

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  1. LandenB

    LandenB Well-Known Member

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    Tank: JBJ 30g Rimless AIO
    Filtration: InTank media basket, 1 stock media basket, filter floss, Chemi-pure elite, 19lbs of liverock, 25lbs of livesand
    Lighting: AI Prime HD
    Flow: 2 stock return pumps, Vortech MP10 wqd
    Livestock: Davinchi Clownfish, Phanton Clownfish, Blue Flasher Wrasse, SPS , LPS, Softies, GBTA

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    Looks nice!
     
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    LandenB Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man!!
     
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    New orange and green plate coral!!
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    Chrisfish Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome:) I have the JBJ 30 gal. As well, it's been up and running since Feb. 2016 and really like it but I wish I would have listened to some of the members who suggested( strongly:D) that I go bigger, as the tank I had upgraded from was 8 gals. I thought 30 was big enough. :rolleyes: I have the kessil 160 tuna blue and the kessil 360 w and still don't like the shadow I get. Do you feel you get enough coverage with the aI prime HD? Not running A protein skimmer? I didn't for a while but my bio load is pretty heavy now. :rolleyes: Your tank looks awesome! If you have any questions PM and I'd be happy to help and if I can't there's others with the same tank that I'm sure can. :)
     
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    LandenB Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!!! :)Yeah the coverage looks good with the Prime but I am not sure it is putting out the PAR numbers I would like to see. Nothing botters me shadow wise. I may upgrade to the Hydra26 if I don't see the growth I would like to or a EcoTech G4 fixture as the lighting is supposed to look a little better. I really like the control and custom setting you can achieve with these AI's tho.

    I got the 30 for the fact i'd rather have an aquarium that looks too full of coral then empty. Then again, Im quickly running out of space! I should probably slow down and let it mature a bit before I go anymore crazy. I'll probably add more live rock as some point for coral placement. :)


    What skimmer do you have? im thinking about the tunze 9004. Not sure if it is the youth of my tank or what but cyno on the sand is growing more rapidly then II would like.
     
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    LandenB Well-Known Member

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    honestly I think I havent bought a protien skimmer yet bc deep inside im deathly afraid of micro bubbles
     
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    LandenB Well-Known Member

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    Some new additions
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    When your looking at your tank all saturday and decide to make a video lol

     
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    New stuff!!!
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    LandenB Well-Known Member

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    Looks pretty good! [​IMG] just need it to turn purple
     
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    LandenB Well-Known Member

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    Just acquired a second prime... the day just got longer
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    Lighting upgrade!
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    New top
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    New scape and coral
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    Hi, Do you have or had any issues with keeping water clear i have the same tank and my water is always dirty with stuff floating around and looks like micro bubbles too, i just sealed all possible air intakes for bubbles today but now is the dirty stuff thats just too annoying! I dont know whats going on.

    I really need some help my old tank was cystal clear and it was a hang on the back overflow. In this one i cant seem to have a clean water no even when every pump is turned off.
     
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    I mean my tank is not crystal clear. I have my MP10 up just three dots away from full throttle so sand gets thrown up when it pulses, especially since I just moved my rocks around and the sand scape is adjusting. The only time I see micro bubbles is when the flow on my return pulls down air from the surface and spits it down into the tank. This happens almost once a minute but not many bubbles are thrown into the display. what kind of flow are you running on your tank? are bubbles being pushed in from the sump side? are you running a protein skimmer?
     

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