SCA 120 Gallon PNP Build

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  1. Mrwilcox281

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    It's was pretty funny.
     

  2. Scurvy

    Scurvy Pirate Reefer R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    That's the sick nature of the world, Everyone wants to see a disaster!! Glad it was only a prank.
     
  3. CJs Aquariums

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    After 5 weeks the cycle is finally completed... I haven't touched the tank to remove any Algae or detritus since I've added sand...

    First diatom bloom..
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    Diatoms def took full advantage along with a few other types of algae that I'm not exactly sure about...

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    Equipment has been continuing to break in... skimmer is def broken in pulling some stinky skimmate...


    SCA 302 skimmer
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    Along with my algae Scrubber starting to grow Algae with just 2 of the 4 led lights running... I fully expect there to be a growth explosion once nutrients start being added to the tank ...


    Santa Monica rain 2 Algae scrubber
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    In any case the time has come to do my 100% water change thru 3 consecutive 40 gallon changes

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    I plan to siphon the sand bed and manually remove any and all Algae/detritus that's left over...

    Next will be adding CUC and first fish...

    To be continued ...
     
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  4. Arrecifero

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    CJ you planning on quarantining your fish now that you have a bigger, much more expensive system? You can put the "hood tank" you had to good use as a QT. Just need an HOB or Sponge filter and some of the matrix from your DT and you are good to go.
     
  5. CJs Aquariums

    CJs Aquariums Member

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    Wouldn't use that 5.5 gal tank for Qt tank it's too small for tangs.... haven't decided yet to be honest. Depends on the type of fish I get if they are finicky I may Qt otherwise I'll just add them straight to the display
     
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    Tank has finished cycling and I have now added my first fish.... breaking all the rules and seeing how this works..

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    Stock list so far:
    blue eye kole
    yellow tang
    powder blue
    powder brown tanks
    Flame angel
    Yellow Coris wrasse

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    Still a lot more fish to add... I'll be stocking fish first then corals....

    Tangs have been in the tank a week... so far it's going as well as I could hope. No one has killed each other ... alittle chasing but nothing more ...

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    Algae Scrubber is taking off and now I will run it at full power. Increasing from 2 to all 4 lights 24/7

    More to come ...

    For those that like to watch ... episode 9 and 10 are up with more info...



     
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    Yea baby :)
     
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    pelphrey Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor

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    Ubans13 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    CJ can you put up your PAR reading on ur T247
     
  13. FLSharkvictim

    FLSharkvictim Shark Advocates Intl R2R Supporter West Palm Beach Reefer Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

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    @CJs Aquariums, I just ordered an SC Rimless 150 and it's been pre-drilled so I will be running the Synergy Extranl Over flow box along with an Algae Scrubber and haven't decided which one I should go with.
    My friend who made my sumps makes them as well. Here is a pix of A Turbo Algae Scrubber and one from 320 aquatics. Probably going to lean towards the one from 302 aquatics TO BE HONEST.

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  14. Barrett

    Barrett Well-Known Member CIRS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Go with the turbo aquatics algae scrubber they are by far the best around and well worth the wait.
     
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    I wouldn’t use the turbo aquatics Scrubber because the led are not water friendly or submersible ... for that reason I’d prefer the Rain2 Scrubber
     
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    Water Dog Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I’ve owned both. Ended up getting rid of the Rain2. I did not like the fact that the LEDs are not dimmable and thus, the perpetual bald spot in the middle of the screen. I just got my hands on a Turbo’s L2 Rev 4 ATS and the build quality alone is impressive. That, as well as the custom diode layout, heat sinks, dimmability and removable growth chamber makes me very exited to get this scrubber on line.
     
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    Good deal... I experienced the bald spot but it always eventually grows over...

    Sure the other Scrubber works long as u can install it on a way that never allows it to get wet..

    All means to the same end ... hope it has worked well for u
     
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    Any updates?
     
  19. FLSharkvictim

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    I'm going with an L-1 Turbo Scrubber in a few months!
     
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    Haven’t been active much but just a quick update.. the tank is almost fully stocked with corals. 50-60 sps (majority) acro’s, a clam, diff euphyllia and even some leather corals.

    All equipment is installed and being maintained by a apex 2016, Aquamaxx T1 Calcium Reactor, SCA 302 Skimmer and Santa Monica Rain2 Algae Scrubber

    Currently Housing 14 fish and keeping nutrients very low on my system.

    will be upgrading Lights soon and adding miracle Mud to my system....

    Going into year two the focus will be stability and growth. year 1 was all maturing and stocking ...

    happy reefing Everyone !!
     
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