WB 20g cube and now WB 65.4 Acro/Wrasse Wonderland!!

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Exciting times ahead. The new tank has been chosen and ordered, picking it up this week :cool:
Waterbox 65.4 AIO. Dimensions are 1200x500x450 , 250 litres. (48"x 20" x 18". 66g )
Went with the black stand because it will go well with other furniture in the room it'll be in.

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That tank is super clean looking! This is gonna be awesome. :cool:
 
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Yes indeed! I’m really thrilled about the fish for this tank. Fish are what got me interested in this hobby in the first place.
Setting up the workbench in the garage to design the scape. Going to try hard and take my time to get it right.
 
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and todays numbers before the water change;

nitrates 18.7 ppm (up 2.0 since last WC)
phosphates 0.20 (I mean seriously?!?!)
Ph 8.14
Alkalinity 9.2 (just a couple hours after dosing)

I did feed pellets a couple of times this week which may explain the phosphate jump
 
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here are my messed up phosphate numbers for the last few months

SatNov 6, 2021 12:400.20 ppm
TueNov 2, 2021 17:140.02 ppm
SatOct 23, 2021 09:520.04 ppm
SatOct 16, 2021 11:120.02 ppm
ThuOct 14, 2021 08:470.00 ppm
TueOct 12, 2021 17:050.54 ppm
SatOct 9, 2021 10:390.02 ppm
MonOct 4, 2021 16:080.04 ppm
WedSep 29, 2021 17:430.04 ppm
TueSep 14, 2021 17:240.02 ppm
SatSep 11, 2021 11:330.06 ppm
WedSep 8, 2021 16:270.06 ppm
MonSep 6, 2021 12:020.02 ppm
SatSep 4, 2021 11:030.00 ppm
ThuSep 2, 2021 10:090.00 ppm
MonAug 30, 2021 10:480.05 ppm
WedAug 25, 2021 11:190.07 ppm
SunAug 22, 2021 17:360.00 ppm
FriAug 20, 2021 11:350.04 ppm
TueAug 17, 2021 10:020.10 ppm
SatAug 14, 2021 12:500.02 ppm
WedAug 11, 2021 13:250.06 ppm
MonAug 9, 2021 12:480.04 ppm
FriAug 6, 2021 11:180.05 ppm
TueAug 3, 2021 11:250.06 ppm
SatJul 31, 2021 18:070.03 ppm
WedJul 28, 2021 17:070.04 ppm
SunJul 25, 2021 10:550.04 ppm
ThuJul 22, 2021 09:070.04 ppm
MonJul 19, 2021 16:110.06 ppm
ThuJul 15, 2021 15:010.09 ppm
MonJul 12, 2021 17:090.12 ppm
FriJul 9, 2021 17:530.11 ppm
 

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Did my weekly calcium and magnesium tests today. No change 1500 and 500. Really seems silly to do this every week so I'm going to schedule it for a 2 week interval now.
I know, pretty darn fascinating stuff eh ? ;)
Calcium on the hanna is such a pita I hardly run it any more
 
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Calcium on the hanna is such a pita I hardly run it any more
I don’t have the Hanna checker for calcium but I’ve heard it’s a pain.
I use Salifert for calcium and magnesium and I don’t like those either. Seem very inaccurate so I’ll be trying something else when these run out. Maybe Aquaforest ?
Reason I’m moving to 2 week schedule is because my numbers for these never change so why bother?
 
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Well I guess it’s time to start thinking about lights for the 65.
My first thought is to go with 3 AI Primes but I’m concerned about light coverage for the front and back. I’d like to have something that I can aim at the front. Maybe one of those reefbrite fixtures that have a full length led strip on the front and back and spots for the primes down the middle?? I’m pretty sure you can angle the strips in.

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If any of you are looking for new YouTube videos to watch, Mitchell at New Dawn Aquaculture up here in the great white North has just started up a channel. Really informative and a very straightforward and honest dude. Worth a few minutes of your time imo.
 

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Well I guess it’s time to start thinking about lights for the 65.
My first thought is to go with 3 AI Primes but I’m concerned about light coverage for the front and back. I’d like to have something that I can aim at the front. Maybe one of those reefbrite fixtures that have a full length led strip on the front and back and spots for the primes down the middle?? I’m pretty sure you can angle the strips in.

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Radion G5’s… if you don’t wanna eat for a month. :p

In all seriousness, the AI Primes are a solid choice.
 
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Radion G5’s… if you don’t wanna eat for a month. :p

In all seriousness, the AI Primes are a solid choice.
G5’s would cost me a lot more than just food! Ha!
I’m sure they’re great lights but the cost is stupid.
yes the primes are fine except they’re point light sources and don’t wrap the coral in light, just blast down from the top, know what I mean?
 

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New tanks are so exciting! Are you considering a hybrid lighting fixture? I might look for something a little more powerful that AI primes for a primarily SPS tank personally.

Awesome wrasse choices! The only thing I would recommend is adding the two leopards together or adding the smaller one first. I had my established leopard wrasse bully a smaller blue star leopard wrasse to death in under 24 hours. I’d also try to add them early and give them lots of time to settle in.
 
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New tanks are so exciting! Are you considering a hybrid lighting fixture? I might look for something a little more powerful that AI primes for a primarily SPS tank personally.

Awesome wrasse choices! The only thing I would recommend is adding the two leopards together or adding the smaller one first. I had my established leopard wrasse bully a smaller blue star leopard wrasse to death in under 24 hours. I’d also try to add them early and give them lots of time to settle in.

For sure a hybrid is of interest to me. The one detail about the tank that may make the primes acceptable is the fact that the tank water depth is just 17”. They should be able to power through to the bottom.

I plan to add the leopards at the same time and they’ll be first in the tank. I’ll transfer my possum wrasse over at the same time.
Next will be the radiant and canary followed by the vrolics and finally the Labouts fairy.
hopefully that will keep everyone happy.
 
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