Ashburn's 187g endgame tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by ashburn2k, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Maybe silicon on a piece of glass on the outside and a square on the top of that corner kinda like a eurobrace?
     
  2. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Update since the tank leak.

    fixed the frag tank with corner re-enforcement that they wont move, and glue the corner, also added a triangle piece to tighten the corner. so far it hasnt been leaking.

    Here comes another disaster, i managed to knock over my co2 tank ( smaller one that i was going to finish up the rest co2 and it's wobbly ) over and hit the calcium reactor acrylic cylinder body, and crack developed starting from the hole at the bottom, assuming it's SOL and not repairable. but thank god i still have my old reactor, will have to refund the buyer $$ and do leak test today.

    go some new SPS the other day and all of them are looking really good

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    I notice the colors are off, I guess I will have to use a real camera and correct light setting for photo shoot next time
     
  3. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Thanks to apex, it warned me temperature drop and one of my 300w heater broke, had to throw in 2 100w heater for now until I get another high wattage heater in place.


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  4. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Isn't that a shame. I would just get a heating element and a ranco controller to use with apex for double redundancy. Those heaters with built in thermostat break a lot.


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  5. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Yeah going to get a 500w finnex


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  6. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Your acros look happy with good polyp extension! I would keep them at least 7” from Hollywood Stunner chalice :)
     
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  7. xcaret

    xcaret Guest

    I'd get two finnex heaters; if one fails, the other keeps on working but on separate controllers; I agree on the Ranco
     
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  8. Ibn

    Ibn Guest

    3rd acro. Is that a line of dead skeleton on the underside there?
     
  9. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    yes, dead skeleton. it came like that when I got the frag, but nothing dying downward.
     
  10. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    waiting on BRS sale, had to get one right now to fix the current problem.
     
  11. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    you betcha, in the photo it looks they are close by, but it's way apart in the background.
     
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  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Black friday is right around the corner :D
     
  13. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    got new test kit refill in.

    i know im not supposed to case the #... but here it is.
    ph 8.2
    and the rest to come later tonight
     
  14. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Alk 12.97
    Ca 450

    New addition

    Gold hammer
    Beach bum

    New calcium reactor


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  15. Mozby

    Mozby Supporting Member

    Nice! Let’s see some pics!


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  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    New calcium reactor?

    Come on man show some pics of this equipment (I don't care about the corals)
     
  17. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    That's aweful high alk...on purpose?
     
  18. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Water change yesterday. And some tank photos.

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  19. ashburn2k

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  20. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    i had a carx accident a while back where i did not see how much water was dumping back into the sump, and my tank had plunged ph way down to 5 or something, so i had to raise the ph back to 7 by adding the alk part from a 2part dosing. and lowering the alk little by little since then with water changes. thank god my tank has high nutrients and i haven't had any sps burns.
     

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