Maroon Lagoon V2.0

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  1. gig 'em

    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Today is the 1 year birthday of my 120 gallon reef tank so I thought now would be an appropriate time to post pictures of my tank build.

    Equipment
    Skimmer: RE Bubble King Mini 200
    Lights: Modified OR, Orphek Atlantik 1st gen, and T5s
    Control: Apex Classic with lunar module
    Flow: 2x Jebao WP-40 controlled by Apex and a Jebao DCT12000 for return
    Filtration: Biopelletts reactor and BRS dual carbon/GFO reactor
    Calcium Reactor: Reef Octopus OCT-CR140 calcium reactor

    Regular Maintenance
    Food: I feed the fish 3 times a day with my own blend of food
    Supplements: I dose amino acids, Lugol's solution, and KNO3 as needed
    Water changes: I only perform water changes when necessary, but not very often

    Water Conditions
    Alk: 10-11 dkh
    Ca: 420-440 ppm
    Mg: 1245-1365 ppm
    NO3: 1-5 ppm
    Salinity: 1.025-1.027
    Temperature: 78-81 deg F
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    1 year ago (1/22/17):
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    10 months ago:
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    9 months ago:
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    I love love love the nem rock.
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Last month:
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    Recent coral shots:
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    ORA red planet growth. Originally placed in the tank in August of 2016:
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    This week:
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    FarmerTy Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Seen this tank in person! It looks amazing with those magnificas and all the acro colonies!
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you FarmerTy, and here's a macro photo FarmerTy took with his android while he was over
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    His android takes much much better photos than my iPhone 6s!

    Side shot of the tank
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Wow beautiful reef tank! Love it!
     
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    revsgirl Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Wow! Looks great!
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    FTS this afternoon
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I really like my H. magnifica anemones if you haven't picked up on that yet...


     
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    Awesome tank. Corals look great. Keep it up.
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks!
     
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    Jimbo662 Valuable Member Partner Member 2018

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    Once I convert my 66g I hope it looks this good.
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    One day Jimbo! One day
     
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I snapped this screenshot last night of my alk levels over the past month. I had adjusted my CaRX strategy in January and it seems to be paying off incredibly well. This undoubtedly helps explain why my corals have been growing so vigorously lately. Stability is key!


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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Random coral shots
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    gig 'em Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Not a whole lot to update. Corals are still growing like crazy and I'm running out of room! Not a bad problem to have [​IMG]
     
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    Everything is looking great!
     
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