Shaun's Red Sea Max S 650 LED Design & Build

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  1. Janci

    Janci Staghorns will prevail R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I love to see this thread pop up in my notifications.
    It means another great picture is up!
     
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  2. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 UK Reef Club Member Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks Jan, I’ll keep them coming then! Lol
     
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    najer Valuable Member

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    Get a supply in your sump, it will get hungry when it has done it's job and appear more, you will be able to feed it whilst you try to catch it and move it on! ;)
     
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  4. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 UK Reef Club Member Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    My water change schedule has changed recently to around every 4-8 weeks, and I change 18% of the water.

    I think the result of this is that nitrates have increased to around 20ppm, maybe a bit less, but a bit higher than I want and one of my nitrate indicating coral is telling me to reduce it.

    So I’ve done another water change, will do another in the next few days but I don’t want to get back into regular water changes (like weekly) as I find it upsets the water chemistry, in particular foundation element levels.

    So, I’ve increased the Nopox dose to 22ml per day, and added another 2L of Seachem Matrix. In addition, 2L of Seachem De Nitrate with another 2L about to be added in the next few days.

    The De Nitrate needs to be in a slow flow area, so I’ve buried it within the Matrix bags of media to hopefully provide this. It’s basically exactly the same product as Matrix but just smaller ‘rocks’.

    The target Nitrate level is ideally around 10, but 15 or less will be fine.

    The Nopox dose is getting towards 4ml/100 litres which is above the recommended but I’ve been here before and it’s fine. It does increase the amount of glass cleaning, as you get a fine layer of white ‘dust’, and you also need to avoid white slime, bacterial flocks, mainly in the sump. I ‘ripple’ the water surface at higher doses and this stops the slime forming.

    So we shall seen how the major increase in biological filtration affects the levels over the next few weeks.

    Oh I nearly forgot, a picture of a ‘green coral’.....

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  5. GoVols

    GoVols Cobb / Webb - 1989 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Shaun,
    We're all tagging along.

    Just curious... ;Writing
    Do you dose bacteria's with the NoPoX too?
     
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  6. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 UK Reef Club Member Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    No Freddie, just Nopox

    Why, do you know of some super ‘nitrate’ eating strain I can dose ?
     
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  7. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    Do you have any idea how hard it is to read that text with the amazing picture directly underneath it? My eyes kept going down. It took 3 or 4 tries to make sure I didn't miss anything.. :confused:
     
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  8. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 UK Reef Club Member Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Lol!

    I like to get your attention @Brew12 and then mesmerise you! Lol

    Here’s a slightly different version... it’s like another world.....

    Are you paying attention! Lol

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  9. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    This is a trick to see if anyone notices my quote didn't copy correctly, isn't it!?!?!?! o_O

    I'm on to your tricks!!!! ;Wideyed;Wideyed;Wideyed;Wideyed;Wideyed
    Make me drool once, shame on me.. make me drool twice and I'll keep coming back.;Drool;Drool;Drool;Drool
     
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    najer Valuable Member

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    I could drift away into that. :)
     
  11. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 UK Reef Club Member Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Yes! Lol

    I uploaded the picture and forgot to enter the quote and then it wouldn’t let me! Banged to rights !

    Anyway your under my spell now! Lol
     
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  12. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 UK Reef Club Member Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Since it’s ‘picture Saturday’ the coral you have been looking at above is the ‘green one’ on the right hand side of my tank

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  13. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    I just did a 30g water change so things are a mess. I have some errands to run but you are making me want to stay home and pull out the camera! If the tank was clear enough for pictures I'd probably be getting the wife mad at me right about now!
     
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  14. GoVols

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    No, just staying with 15 gallon, weekly water changes, while only dosing 1ml of the Color's program a week... :)
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I have a lot of threads to check out, but this one might take an appointment.

    Looking forward to reading 60pages that tells me how you got to this point.

    What a hearty, full, balanced reef. Well done sir. Well done.
     
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  16. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 UK Reef Club Member Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks for stopping by and your kind words, greatly appreciated!

    It’s been a wonderful adventure so far that’s for sure
     
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  17. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 UK Reef Club Member Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Look into my eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes into the eyes, 3,2 1, your under.....

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  18. 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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    GREAT pic ! ! !
     
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  19. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    That is freaky! I have one and I haven't seen his eyes that clearly!
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Wow great frame!
     
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