Sawcjack's Red Sea Reefer 750 XXL Build

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  1. SawCJack00

    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Demitri, I decided not to get them. I may add them at some point in the future, but right now I'm sticking with what I have since I don't feel like QTing any more fish for a while. Current stock list is:

    Regal Angel
    Bonded Pair of Watanabei Angels
    8 Bartletts Anthias
    Mystery Wrasse
    Blue Fairy Wrasse
    Labouts Fairy Wrasse
    Pintail Fairy Wrasse
    Picasso Percula Clown
    Foxface Rabbit fish
    White Tail Bristletooth Tang
    Diamond Goby


    Let me know how yours do if you get them.
     
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    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    OK, I know, I know, I keep promising an update, well it's time I delivered. It is my New Year resolution to update more often this year, so here it goes. I have made some major changes, and had some good as well as some bad happen over the past few months. I added quite a bit of rock to the aquascape as I needed more real estate for frags. While it doesn't look as open in an FTS as it originally did, there is actually quite a bit of swim space for the fishies, and it definitely made more room to mount frags. Here is an FTS from today:
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    Equipment wise, I have taken out the Chaeto, and replaced it with a Turbo's Aquatics L4 ATS. It grows algae like crazy. I do still have some GHA as you'll see in other pics, but it is improving. I also replaced my Tunze Osmolator ATO with the Spectrapure ATO which will be much more reliable as it uses a pressure switch instead of float switches and optical sensors. My optical sensor would sometimes get fouled and the ATO wouldn't come on as it sensed that the water level was OK. I have also added an Alkatronic which monitors my Alkalinity and controls another addition which is my DaStaCo calcium reactor. These 2 pieces of equipment are amazing and have made my alkalinity and calcium rock solid. I no longer am using my Kalk stirrer as I don't need it, and I ran an outside line to my skimmer so now PH stays nice and high. I have also finally set up my AWC using one of my Neptune Dos's. I change out 40 gallons a month which is a little less than 1 1/2 gallons per day. It is working flawlessly. I have also added 3 more Neptune Wav powerheads to get better circulation. I have all 5 of them turn on at 100% pulse mode at 8am and 8pm which really stirs up the detritous, and is helping to keep things much cleaner. The rest of the day, they run on the reefcreest type mode at varying intensities.

    As I mentioned, I have had some setbacks. In addition to the GHA which I am working to eliminate, I also got greedy with my light acclimation about 3 months ago, and burned some tips on my Acros. I turned the lights down, and re-acclimated much slower and things went great, however a few weeks ago just after Christmas, I started to notice some loss of color, and certain corals had little to no polyp extension. I thought I might be burning them again so I reduced lighting, but things got worse and tips started to burn and many Acros started to put out messenterial filaments, and just generally looking bad. I tried everything I could think of. Checked for stray voltage. Added fresh carbon. Put Polyfilter in the sump. Did water changes. Ran ICP tests which showed nothing obvious. Nothing seemed to help. I then inspected every piece of equipment in the tank, and finally found the culprit. The magnet had rusted on my probe holder. I immediately removed it and threw it away, then did a series of large water changes, and within days, I could see improvement. I replaced the magnetic probe holder with an acrylic one that hangs from the side, so it has no magnets to rust. Now several weeks later my tank has found it's mojo again and it looking better than ever. The death toll was small as I only lost 1 frag - but it was a good frag TGC Gravedigger. I also lost most of my MattV Psycho Asylum, and TSA Rainbow Fusion, as well as my Red Dragon, but there are a few polyps on each that are hanging in there so maybe they'll come back.

    On to some pics of corals as I know that's what people want to see. While I'm a confirmed stick head, I do have a few other types of coral too. Shhhhh don't tell anyone. Here are my chalices:

    OG Pink B00bies:
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    JF Crazy Fox
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    JKR Rainbow Cosmos
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    And my one Micromussa - TSA Holly Grail
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    I'll continue with the update in a bit. Stay tuned!
     
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    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Time for some more pics. This is the right side island
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    Here are some closer pics of some of the corals on that section

    Bubblegum Digitada
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    JF Homewrecker fuzzy nub
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    MattV Rainbow Envy
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    WWC Sunfire Monti
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    Pirates Reef Fruity Pebbles
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    More to come...
     
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    bubbaque Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    That update was well worth the wait!
     
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    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks Bubba, I've got more to post Stay tuned.
     
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    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Here's a few more of the corals on the right side island

    BC Miss Scarlett
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    TSA Princess Peach - this one lost a lot of color due to the magnet incident, but it's coming back.
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    A no name frag that always has great PE and is blue with green polyps. I really like this one.
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    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Now we move to the middle...ish island.

    Here's a shot of it
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    Some of the corals on this island

    ARC Fireworks
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    BC Kenberry
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    JKR Rainbow
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    RRA Ultimate Orange Passion
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    TSA Dan Akroyd
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    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    More from the middle island

    BC Teen Wolf - tough to get a good pic of this since it's in back.
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    Another RRA Ultimate Orange Passion from a diferent person
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    TGC Wonderland
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    Vivids Confetti - I have two frags this one is up higher and is almost completely red.
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    Vivids Fire Garden
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    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Continuing with the middle island

    BC Bubblebath Unicorn - lost some color in the "incident" but it's coming back
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    BC Snipers Blue Something or Other
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    RR Starburst - this one lost a lot of color in the tips during the incident. The tips also got burned, but have grown back over. Hoping it will color up again in the coming weeks.
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    TGC Inner Core
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    Cupcake - got this from a friend. That's what he calls it, so that's what I call it.
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    ORA Pearlberry - this one darkened significantly during the "incident" it is slowly getting back to it's awesome self.
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    RRC Jawdropper - I've had this one for a while, and it really hasn't done much. Hoping it will take off now that things are very stable
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    RRC Pretty in Pink - Another one that hasn't reached it's potential yet...
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    Sunburst Milli - My favorite Milli and one of my favorite corals. This picture does not do it justice!
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    BigR Candyland
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    JF Fox Flame
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    JF Homewrecker - this one I've had longer than the other nub. It got burned in the "incident" but is coming back.
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    PC Superman Table
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    RR Pink Floyd
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    bubbaque Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    You got a lot of high end stuff in your tank that you don't show off often enough.
     
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    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I do. I'm going to update much more often. I slacked last year :) I have a couple of new ones coming in on Tuesday including that EC Valentina frag. Can't wait to see how it looks in person. I still have alot more to post on my ongoing update.
     
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    I was thinking this exact same thing! Everything looks good and hope it continues.
     
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    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you!
     
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    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Time for a few more

    This is another no name that is starting to look nice.
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    WWC After Party
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    These next few all got hit hard by the "incident" They lost a lot of tissue, and had to be fragged, but are recovering now.

    RR Lady in Pink
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    Uchin's Pacific Wave
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    Pirates Reef Starfire
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    Lovely Corals and photos
     
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    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you very much! There's more...
     
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    Like Bubba said... Very nice sticks you have going there! Excited to see this one grow in
     
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    SawCJack00 Member of Value R2R Supporter AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you very much. Me too. I will be posting some more pics of the left side soon.
     
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