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Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Coral reefer, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Thanks to John, @Flagg37 !!!! His old phone is my new treasure. I am in your debt big time!
     
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  2. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member


    Is that plumbed to the display? Looks awesome!!
     
  3. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    Your right mike , way more complicated than mine
     
  4. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Yessir! Frag tank and sump directly below display in garage. So much easier to access everything now. Fired up to start fragging stuff.
     
  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

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    Coral reefer President

  7. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    Woo hoo! Looking great. What a ton of work.

    I do not understand this. How deep underwater the drain tubes are affects a gurgle noise in the DT overflow?
     
  8. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member


    Sweet!! I've got some decent growth in the last few months. You are always welcome to frags. Your red tabling is taking off. It's ready when you are.
     
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  9. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Air isn't able to get out of the drain pipe easy enough because I has to go too far down through the water. This makes it not flow evenly and creates a bit of gurgling sound. Or so goes my theory. Haven't tried to fix it yet...
     
  10. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Boo yah! I still am playing w the idea of a quaranteen tank for corals. Just not sure how to automate it. I know I won't be vigilant enough to keep water quality high. I like the idea of pumping in a couple gal to the sump each day and having a overflow in the sump drain into the qt and an overflow in the qt drain to waste. Anybody have a better idea?
     
  11. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Coming along great !
    But hey - I think you might want a few more zip ties on that fancy light fixture.
    :p

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    Overflowing from sump into the QT is an issue, since it conflicts with your ATO. Evaporation is never that constant.
    Plus, that ends up being a lot of water.

    My QT:
    The QT is above the sump. I pump a little water into it non stop, perhaps 5 GPH.
    That overflows, goes through a 1 micron sediment filter, and back to sump.
    Viruses will get through, but pretty much nothing else.
    Filters easily last a few months with running QT, then discard.
     
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  12. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    Glad things are looking much better!
     
  13. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Tank starting to settle in again. Sps starting to grow well. Chalices are happy. I believe I have a pistol shrimp or a mantis shrimp that I am hearing sporadically. Going to try to trap it somehow soon. Been losing a few smaller fish slowly over several months. Suspecting whatever rogue shrimp that I am convinced I'm hearing.
    Got phosphate media changed out, 1/3 water change, cleaned skimmer, and installed frag racks in the frag tank tonight. Still gotta mount that light for real and then start moving stuff down there to prepare for rock switching. Anyone think and urchin will eat/kill off blue cloves?
     
  14. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Nah urchin might munch the rocks and get the cloves in the water column to help spread them :) Might just be your tanks version of aiptasia... something you need to live with. those suckers are tough to deal with, grows on any surface it seems.
     
  15. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    Good to hear it's coming along mike
     
  16. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Sweet!! Glad things are going well. Urchin will definitely NOT eat blue cloves. I have 3 in the tank right now, and have always had at least one. Still got cloves.


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  17. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I didn't really think it would. Maybe it would rip them off here and there. I am thinking I may just replace all my rocks anyways. Wanna make some emaco structures and should be able to load them up w bacteria by putting them in my sump for a couple weeks first I think.
     
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  19. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Finally borrowed the club band saw and did some fragging yesterday. Will post some dbtc soon w better pics of the frags once they are healed up good.
     
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  20. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Took a big step towards redoing my rockwork yesterday. Had to remove an acan that was encrusting onto a rock that has aptasia. And that rock was a keystone of sorts. So now it is time to rebuild and or replace. I have 2 rocks that have most fin the aiptasia on them that are coming out, and then I'll probably throw in a bunch of peppermint shrimp or try a copperband butterfly.
    Otherwise tank is doing good
     
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