TankCandy's 75 Gallon Build (SPS Dominate)

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To see latest progress https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/tankcandy-75-gallon-build-sps-dominate.750147/post-8403552


08/18/2020
Wanted to document my tank change today. Going from a 40 gallon display to a 75 gallon display tank. Sump/Fuge staying the same and lighting will stay the same.
Current Setup:
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New Tank:
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Fresh CaribSea Aragonite 10Lb
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All I can say is wow looking back a few months. Where to begin...

My PH was 7.3 and my dKH was at 6.5.. I am now dosing 8ml of eight.four and i and also dosing 8ml of dKH each day to slowly bring back the numbers.

I no longer run T5's. I bought 2 OR3 LED bars from Orphek and my coral just took off. Just last month I decided to take the plunge and go forward with 2 of the Atlantic V2 compact (2020 models).

Also switched from my bubble magus to a eshopps 120 and it is a night and day difference.

Without a doubt I a moving towards an SPS dominate system, but i do love my zoas!!

Only T5H0
8-16-2020
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September 5th 2020 - 2x 120cm OR3 light bars and a 4 bulb T5H0 36"
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Time for the bug guns:
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UV only mode: Cherry bomb :cool::cool::cool::cool:
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Coral Shots
9-2-2020
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Fast forward to today:
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RR Orange Passion o_O
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Some other SPS
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I also am now streaming my tank on twitch live 24/7. Waste all the bandwidth...

Would love to find a permanent underwater camera..
 
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Can do. I bought a cheap used Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Desktop which is a little larger than the palm of my hand. (make sure it has an SSD hard drive or get one installed).

PC: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Thi...650602?hash=item595ece09ea:g:mpAAAOSwJF1fynrx

For the Webcams i am using a Logitech Pro 1080p and a Logitech C320 (720p) for the sump view. Software is StreamLabs OBS (free version). You can have multiple inputs and resize as needed.

I love being able to check on my tank when I am away.
 
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Tank update. No3 is bottomed out at 0.00. I am using brand a new Redsea test kit. Testing daily at 7:30 PM. Ph and dKH are now stable. Ph is in range of 7.9-8.1 and dKH is around 8.1-8.3.

Dosing NeoNitro to raise No3. Day 5 @ 5ML/Day with no increase of No3 as of yet. SPS do seems to responding positively.

Also dosing 5ML of AcroPower every Sunday.
 
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What fish load do you have in the tank?
Only 7 fish. 1 Foxface, 2 Clowns, 2 six-line wrasses, 1 Royal Gamma, and 1 Mandarin Dragonet. I had a starry blenny that died 2 months ago that I had for 5-6 years.

Also ordered an ATI ICP test to really see what my numbers are.

Home water test: Water source is well water. Before any conditioner directly from the pump.
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I wonder if that company can analyze a saltwater test?
I am sure they can. Not sure why the price went way up but i paid $250 and have an additional 4 pages of results. I got the complete 200 parameter test kit from envirotestkits https://envirotestkits.com/product/safe-home-ultimate/


Finally have dosing under control. Need to get BM-T12 for NeoNitro, NeoPhos, and AcroPower.
Pump1: 8mL total of eight.four PH - Twice Daily
Pump2: 4mL total of part2 dKH - Twice Daily
Pump3: 2mL total of CA - Once Daily

No3: 8 (Redsea No3 Pro) Dosing 6mL NeoNitro
Po4: 0.08 (Hanna H1774) Dosing 1mL NeoPhos
Ph 8.3 (Hanna H1780)
dKH 8.7 (Hanna H1772)
Also dosing AcroPower 5mL twice a week.

I had a LFS test my water just to see and there results were completely different than mine..
dKH: 5
Ca: 490 ppm
Nitrate - 0 ppm
Po4 >2.5 ppm
I don't think anything would be alive if these results were true..

API ICP tets kit is still lost in the mail. Corals are really starting to color up.

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With a new year starts a new tank!! A frag tank.
40 gallon breeder with 20 gallon sump. Going T5HO with OR3 Blue bars in front and rear. Waiting on glass drill bit, overflow box, and triton style sump. Also have 100 Astraea snails coming.

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Updated tank video

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RR Orange Passion
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JF Jolt
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RMF Red Devil
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TSA Princess Peach
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TSA Bill Murray
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PC Superman
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UC Reign of Fire
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TSA Rose Bloom
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WWC Pink Panther
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CB Valhalla
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TSA Carolina Reaper
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ASD Rainbow Milli
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TSA Tesla
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RRC Marvin the Martian
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WWC Culture Shock
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Big R Walt Disney
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TSA Fruity Pebbles
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JF Homewrecker
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TGC Cherry bomb
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ARC Peach
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Couple pieces I got this week

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SBB Pop Rox
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SBB Tropical Trainwreck RIP RIP RIP :((((((((
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(Fedex drove past my house and Shane was able to have the package held at FedEx for pickup. They closed at 8PM I arrived at 7:54PM)

SBB Heaven
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RR USA Rainbow Blossom
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SBB No Name Small (TRADING)
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