Raege's 75 Gallon Adventure

Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by Raege, Jun 2, 2018.

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Green Hair Algae battleplan?

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  1. GFO Nopox and patience

    42.3%
  2. Pull rocks full scrub replace

    46.2%
  3. Chem warfare and remove and scrub then replace

    7.7%
  4. Chem warfare brush rock in tank

    3.8%
  1. najer

    najer Valuable Member

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    Pfffft!
    Spam! :p

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  2. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    ngoodermuth Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    You can throw some of that in my tank if you want ;)
     
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    NY_Caveman "listen to the colour of your dreams” R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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  6. Hemmdog

    Hemmdog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Woooo!!!!! Thank you!
     
  7. Raege

    Raege Smart enough to know what I don’t know R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Hey guys and gals and reefers extraordinaire I have to make some choices from below zoas it’s good to be me

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  8. Scurvy

    Scurvy Pirate Reefer R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I like pics 1 & 3.
     
  9. Raege

    Raege Smart enough to know what I don’t know R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    @Hemmdog congrats again your 30 dollar BRS card should hit your email soon. @RichtheReefer21 pods nano and phyto to kickstart your new fuge on the way for tomorrow afternoon from our premier local PodGuy @Paul C.
    Happy to say the real winner in the contest was me more build threads to follow and tanks to inspire and hopefully new friends to share the hobby with. Cheers to all
     
  10. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks so much for the generosity Ray. Cheers.
     
  11. Hemmdog

    Hemmdog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Thank you again!
     
  12. Raege

    Raege Smart enough to know what I don’t know R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    It’s clean up day.
    30 gal WC
    Skimmer clean out
    Filter socks
    Glass scrape
    Pumps getting soaked and scrubbed in vinegar dunk
    May not put socks in full time thinking something easier to clean and ensure not leaving a nitrate factory in sump
     
  13. Fudsey

    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

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    I pulled my socks a few weeks ago, best decision yet ;)
     
  14. Raege

    Raege Smart enough to know what I don’t know R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Before Sunday scrub FTS

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  15. RichtheReefer21

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    Start picking out spots :)
     
  16. Raege

    Raege Smart enough to know what I don’t know R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Working on it ;) Wouldn’t be right to not be prepared for incoming goodies Don’t want your
    Wet Salty Knees to be in vain
     
  17. Hemmdog

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    +1 , smartest decision I’ve made in reefing.
     
  18. Raege

    Raege Smart enough to know what I don’t know R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Done deal they are gone. Think just when I need to scrub rocks or blow stuff around tank will they go in. @Hemmdog @Fudsey What improvement did you guys see pulling socks out?
     
  19. Hemmdog

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    So many. And weird stuff you wouldn’t expect like better water clarity and stuff. The pod population for sure is a big bonus. The sump will quickly adapt to using no socks to build up its bio layers or however that works, I assume something like that. Your sump will look more, “sumpy”, this doesn’t work great if your trying to do a display sump or anything like that. It’s picking up the extra workload that the socks were doing and having larger particulates to process. But some how after a week it works itself out and your water gets crystal clear, no more bacterial blooms ever, super stable, no sock maintenance, oodles of pods, no elevated nutrients compared to before or anything like that. All around great.
     
  20. najer

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    Very interesting comments people, I wouldn't run a filter sock or roller thingy if you paid me!
    For those that don't know my tank I run two fuges, sump and attached display fuge.
    I just took this, sump fuge, if I took a good pinch of that and gently lifted you would be amazed at the root structure!
    The display fuge runs 2 x caulerpa species, prolifera and the really naughty one, loads of flow, I don't see the point in cheato, just my preference.

    Yes it is mostly cover in cyano currently, better there than in the display! ;)

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