Mini Shallow Reef Upgrade

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  1. Iceman001

    Iceman001 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I'll go with 3 x XR 30. Instead of putting them in straight line, I'll put it vertically.
     
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    Janci Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I was thinking on that option but when putting out the position of the fixtures in way of the tank dimensions it seems like the outsides might get shadowing.
    So I came up with other options... less economical ones :(
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    psidriven Active Member

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    you can add some t5's on the sides to fill in the shadows. seems like led+t5 is very popular.
     
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    Iceman001 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    6 x XR 15 work also. About the same price for 3 x XR30.
     
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  5. Clayton Jessup

    Clayton Jessup Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I absolutely love my XR15PRO’s if you add T5’s you will have a solid let set up , little sneak peak of mine with 4x54w T5’s and two XR15PRO’s G4’s

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    Lots of light output hands down !
     
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    Iceman001 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Some update for the Tank

    1. Have remove most of the Chromis, now left with 4 in the tank, stock list as follow
    - 4 x chromis
    - 2 x Blue Eye Cardinal
    - 1 x ABT
    - 1 x Banggai Cardinal
    - 1 x Tiger Goby
    -1 x PBT
    Planing to add some Anthias provided I can catch out all the chromis

    2. Change the skimmer to Nyos 220
     
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    Iceman001 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Some pic update

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  8. Janci

    Janci Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I liked the chromis... nice skimmer upgrade.
    Will be necessary with the anthias. Smart move.
     
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    Tank looks amazing! What is the light schedule/spectrum you are running on the G4's?
     
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    Iceman001 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Love the skimmer. Looking to add some Dispar or Blue eyes
     
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    Iceman001 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank, I using AB+, running at 85%

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    How high did you mount the lights from the water ?
     
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    Iceman001 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I mount it about 13" above water level
     
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    Iceman001 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    From Mar 17 FTS
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    Jan 18 FTS
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  15. Janci

    Janci Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Looking great.
    That is some serious coral investment :p

    Those are lyretail anthias waiting to get in the DT?
     
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    Iceman001 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    :D Yes, still looking for a male Lyretail.
     
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    Just realized you upgraded the Skimmer ! What made you go with Nyos over another’s ? Was your Deltec loud ?
     
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    Iceman001 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Is kind of loud if u compare with Nyos, the build is not as solid as the Noys also.
    I still like the old Deltec, the AP701 with the ehiem pump.
     
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    That’s good to know , I have looked at the Nyos 160 as well as a replacement for my Tunze 9410 Skimmer if I am not happy with it once my build gets going .
     
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    Janci Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Do not look for a male. From the group you have one dominant female will make the transition to a male.
    It is wonderful to see how the fins develop and colours change.
    There are 2 kinds of lyretails. The Fiji and the Maldives ones. Both kind of males develop crazy colour.
     
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