120g slow build log

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by enaldy, Oct 9, 2017.

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How many kessils a160we (mixed reef tank)?

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  1. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    But enough for a 120?

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  2. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Never mind... just saw the calculator :)

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  3. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    You could make a turtle tank out of the 120 and your wife would be the happiest woman this side of the Mississippi
     
  4. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Haha.. that's so true!!!

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  5. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Another +1 on BRS reactors. Solidly built and will last forever.

    I have an AquaMaxx XL reactor for my chaeto reactor. It's pretty nice too, but not as rugged. I got it over the BRS in this case because I needed the walls to be super clear for the LED lights.
     
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  6. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Do you think the cheato reactor will substitute the algae in the refugium?


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  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    watch the video was thinking were just being picky, but yikes that canopy is just... wow you lose the top 6 inches of tank with that beast, not sure it should be mounted like that at all.
     
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  8. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Did you get the tank too or you are still looking?


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  9. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Not yet.. it will be a slow build, I don’t think I will get the tank until the end of the year. Working on my budget :(


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  10. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    hey man they got Christmas sales...no worries!
     
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  11. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Or Black Friday


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  12. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    It will be great for phosphate export that a refugium would usually do. It won't really act like a fuge the same way (which traditionally is a breeding ground for pods, and some even used to use miracle mud and other forms of bacteria filtration), but it will grow chaeto efficiently.

    I went the reactor route because I didn't have a fuge in my sump (red sea reefer 170), and didn't really want to rig one in there. It would be small, and in my experience light from a fuge light will cause a ton of algae / coralline in the sump compartments/skimmer body/etc, unless you're really good at shielding the light. I also was already running a BRS reactor and chiller inline, so just stuck the algae reactor inline with those guys. The pump is working hard, but it's oversized and pushing plenty of flow (varios-2 at 75%).
     
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  13. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    I was thinking on going with reactor only for the tank, but was afraid it would not be enough. But thanks for the info.

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  14. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    I can't wait for the "PSA" posts on all the sweet deals!!!! Get ready!!! It's coming!
     
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  15. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Have anybody used Miracle Mud?
     
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  16. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    Leng Sy has!
    Mike Paletta!
    Sanjay Joshi!
     
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  17. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Question is, do they still do!?!
     
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  18. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    I saw sanjay talking about his tank a little while ago on a video, he didn't mention it.. so I am guessing not.

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  19. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Found a good deal on a trigger ruby 36s. I think it will be enough for a 120g tank right?
     
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  20. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Thanks days an awesome sump go for it.


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