My Big Beautiful Budget Breeder Build

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  1. Retro Reefer

    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I’m cold daddy ;)

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    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Early morning lights just ramping up, corals under the blues

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    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Upgraded my $8 ATO container to a custom $9 Walmart ATO container :D The smaller one I was filling every other day, looks like this one should last about a week.

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    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Have increased my Kalk by about 120ml per day but my Alk continues to plummet so guess it’s back to a regimented 2 part as a supplement to the Kalkwasser.

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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Beautiful. I am looking forward to getting a chance to try them again. Po4 spiralled out of control and that was the end.

    Ur 4 month progression on the favia is impressive. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    In other news: Everything in my nano Biocube has been very angry since I stripped the tank of most of its inhabitants, everyone that is except for my hairy mushrooms.

    If you remember earlier in my build thread before I removed them from my 40 I was having issues with some corals but I wasn’t 100% sure the hairy mushrooms where causing the problems.. I’m now feeling more confident they where the culprit, they must be conducting some really nasty chemical warfare ;Dead


    Notice the funky deformed Duncan’s and my giant toadstool leather hasn’t opened in 6 weeks since introducing the mushrooms :mad:

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    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Porites hitchhiker on my KP rock


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    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Sunday side shot

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    count krunk Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    by RKL do you mean reef keeper lite?

    If so where did you find it?

    I am going to give this controller a try. Hopefully next time it is instock at i will be able to buy it. It has come back a few times.
     
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    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Yeah it’s a Reef Keeper Lite.. doubt you will find a new one at this point but lots of used units floating around.. I found mine here on R2R used for $125 and I was also able to find new probes and float switch’s to complete the system.
     
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    Victoria M Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Just gorgeous!
     
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    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Your to kind.. thank you :)
     
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    I was using a 5 gal bucket but had just enough room to upgrade to a 10g glass tank. Now I forget to refill it.
     
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    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    lol.. I do the same thing, I have a large ATO container on my Biocube that last about 2 weeks but it’s hidden in another room and I’m constantly forgetting to refill it ;Facepalm with this build everything is out in the open right under tank so it’s easier to keep up with.
     
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    mshonk Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Experienced reefing problems. I remember when I would dump 1/2 gallon 2 times a day in a 55g I had 8 years ago.
     
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    Want one?

    I have one. Some probes. 3 outlet bars. net module. I think a breakout box.

    I have been going through all my storage reef boxes today taking inventory
     
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    Everything is looking very nice. Very cool seeing progression pictures of the corals
    Do you spot feed your Goni?
     
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    Any pictures on your control board
     
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    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks Crabby! I do occasionally spot feed them, my neon green one eats like crazy but the pink one doesn’t seem to like it much.

    Haven’t had a chance to start on it yet but I will have all the details and pictures right here in my build thread when I do.. thanks for stopping by :)
     
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