SCA 50 Gallon PNP System EcoTech Marine Edition

Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by Why-Me, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Philipgonzales3

    Philipgonzales3 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2018
    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    Sweet. They are big already! My rastas are tiny!
     

  2. Why-Me

    Why-Me Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    6,804
    Location:
    Wisconsin/Minnesota Border
    16 polyps for $20
     
  3. Philipgonzales3

    Philipgonzales3 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2018
    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    Wow! You stole those things!
     
  4. Why-Me

    Why-Me Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    6,804
    Location:
    Wisconsin/Minnesota Border
    lights came on just a bit ago. Unfortunately looks like I may have lost one of the glittering gold acros, the rest aren't happy. I need test kits for po4 ca mag now. Oh well, more sad about the losing the WWC slimeball.
    I'll take a pic.
     
  5. Why-Me

    Why-Me Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    6,804
    Location:
    Wisconsin/Minnesota Border
    As you can see the two glittering gold acros on the left are about dead. The poor WWC slimeball looks dead already and the MC purple mille is not as dark as last night but definitely not white or dead yet by any means.
    Also you can see in the background everything else has color and alive still.
    These are just my first observations so far.

    dead.jpg
     
  6. Philipgonzales3

    Philipgonzales3 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2018
    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    Man that sucks sorry to hear that. Let us know what your params are once you test them. I don't know enough about acro so wonder if maybe they are still OK? Maybe someone else will know. Only thing I can think of is a bit alk swing.
     
  7. Why-Me

    Why-Me Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    6,804
    Location:
    Wisconsin/Minnesota Border
    I will leave them for another day or so and watch them. On the plus side the rastas are slowly starting to open up. I did drop the light intensity 7% today
    I'll have to get on the list for the par meter and get a good reading of what I have going on in this tank. By the time I get it my 50 MIGHT be setup by then too.
     
  8. Why-Me

    Why-Me Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    6,804
    Location:
    Wisconsin/Minnesota Border
    Another thing, I don't have anything to feed corals and I don't have fish (no fish poo) so there's really nothing for them right now.

    And the trio of flame cardinalfish aren't on DD anymore.
     
  9. Philipgonzales3

    Philipgonzales3 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2018
    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    Sounds like you need some fish! I picked up a couple of fish today. Going to go post it on my build thread now. They are still acclimating but you know me, got to snap some pics.
     
  10. Why-Me

    Why-Me Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    6,804
    Location:
    Wisconsin/Minnesota Border
    Rastas starting to open

    IMG_20190428_130527 (1).jpg IMG_20190428_130527.jpg
     
  11. Why-Me

    Why-Me Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    6,804
    Location:
    Wisconsin/Minnesota Border
    @Philipgonzales3 I found the PERFECT gift for my daughter's 9th birthday yesterday. Didn't have the cash on me so on May 6th I'm ordering this absolutely gorgeous biscuit starfish.

    m.jpg
     
  12. Philipgonzales3

    Philipgonzales3 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2018
    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    Wow! That thing is sweet. It doesn't even look real, it's so perfectly symetrical. When I first saw the pic I thought it was a decoration or something.
     
  13. ncaldwell

    ncaldwell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2015
    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    612
    Make sure to feed it. Tank looks a little new so the algea fornit to eat might be scarce on the rocks
     
  14. Why-Me

    Why-Me Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    6,804
    Location:
    Wisconsin/Minnesota Border
    I'll likely have to feed it for quite awhile but definitely willing to do that they're gorgeous.
    Funny thing is it was going from side to side in his frag tank during the swap and heard many different people ask how much it is because it was in the $20 area then later the $65 area in his frag tank lol.
     
  15. Philipgonzales3

    Philipgonzales3 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2018
    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    Haha that's funny.
     
  16. Philipgonzales3

    Philipgonzales3 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2018
    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    Man those are so nice! Mine are teeny tiny compared to those monsters you got there! Lol.

    You see mine between the Torch and the laptastrea? ...yeah...me either. Lol.

    I think they are growing a new polyp though so will be fun to see them grow.

    20190428_120156.jpg
     
  17. DQM5

    DQM5 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2017
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    OC CA
    tank still too early for sps.
     
  18. Why-Me

    Why-Me Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    6,804
    Location:
    Wisconsin/Minnesota Border
    I figured out today the temp controller is way off on this heater. It's a digital finnex heater and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I had to set it to 83 degrees to get a tank temp of 77.
    The temp was 72-73 degrees before I figured this out.
    I agree, need more time and some fish too.
     
  19. Philipgonzales3

    Philipgonzales3 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2018
    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    3,125
    Bummer thast sucks. I have 3 thermometers in my tank including the one on the Ranco controller. One of them makes noise if it goes out of range.
     
  20. DQM5

    DQM5 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2017
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    OC CA
    maybe get a apex controller. I just got not too long ago, helps out a lot with the temperature, ph and etc.
     
    Crabby48, DiscGolfRob and crusso1993 like this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page