Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by Stpatrick, Jun 3, 2014.
Here is view of her guts
Here is a good look at my fuge. My NO3's ar 0 and PO4 is .03 I run a 18 watt LED light.
And here are the goodies
Better look at the sump, skimmer, and manifold system.
Chiller and Carbon
Here is my 35 gallon extra water volume tank. This also has 6-8" of sand in it to give me the DSB.
My water change station. Mix it, check it, and open the valve. It goes straight into the sump
And to my newest addition. I will be setting this up to hold my new frags tank. I have 4 X t5 on top. I need to beef up and support the extra weight. Should be pretty simple.
Thanks for sharing the rest of the tanks system.
What kind of macro algae is that in the refugium?
You use a lot of additives; out of the Zeo line, what are the top 3 products in your opinion/experience?
I picked up some new goodies tonight. Dosing made easy. Thanks for the heads up Marc...
The macro algae is Calurpa. Not sure if I spelled that right. You cant get it any longer on the west coast. My top three KZ products are B-Balance, PIF, and Amino Acids. They just released a product you can simply drop in your sump and forget it. Bets the daily dropper. B-Balance lightens the color of sps. Make reds a nice pink. Aminos just help with growth. And the Potassium Iodide Florid. I also like the flat worm stop. I dont think I have flat worm but it seems to help coral build a stronger base and encrust. I will keep you posted on how well the tabs work.
I checked my big 4 tonight and need to make a couple adjustments. ALK = 7.7. CA = 390. PO4 = .06 and NO3 is still 0. What are your thoughts on alk being between 7&8?
I had some issues with my tank as of late. Apparently I let my alk get to low. Maybe even my nutrient's. I notice on one of my STS the tips where dying. I played it off and moved it to my frag tank to keep an eye on it. Then just yesterday I noticed my Poletti's yellow tip started to do the same thing. So I did a water change and then checked my params. CA - 400, ALK - 7, PO4 - 0, NO3 - 2. That's the numbers after a water change. I use TM Pro reef salts. Out of the box there alk is 9 at .025. I am guessing swing was causing the issues. I raise my ALK to around 8.5. Back where I normally ran it. Fingers cross. Here is a picture of my yellow tip. Not so yellow any more
Pretty Cool Thread
Aww man! I hope things stabilize for you soon and the corals rebound quickly.
Thank you. Seems things are stabilizing again. Figures crossed I will keep you posted.
That looks exactly like what I got going on with my Sps.
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