Frag tank is up and running!

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by enaldy, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Finally finished (kinda of) the frag tank...
    A biocube 29g, with 4 t5s at 8 inch from water.. the light stand is not a work of art yet (just a temporary solution) but will be making a better one soon. The rocks are just temporary to hold some stuff in place for now...

    So, a question now.. I am thinking on making the back of the tank a refugium (just some algae as I saw some people doing). Is it a good idea? Should I use bioballs to help with bacteria?

    I also have a skimmer and a carbon reactor in it (Will use gfo and carbon in it).

    Any thoughts and tips is highly appreciated on this, specially because is my first frag tank.

    Thanks everyone!!!

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  2. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Cool!
     
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  3. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    i just have a small nano skimmer in my 20 gallon frag tank, with a kessil a80 as the light
     
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  4. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    This is awesome!! Looking great!
     
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  5. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Don’t put anything in until you get rid/pass the gha phase, trust me, you will thank me later


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  6. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    +1
     
  7. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    You can hang the light from the ceiling?
     
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  8. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    Astrea Snails love Green Hair Algae. They are better than any other snail when it comes to that.
     
  9. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    You'll always be fighting algae. You need to make sure your nutrient export is up to par. I put in an algae reactor on my small frag tank, an aquamaxx fr-se. It is about a half gallon worth of volume and can be hung on back of tank.

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  10. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    that is so cool!
     
  11. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Oh and I put it in a 4" pvc pipe over the reactor to reflect back some of the light bleed, but this pvc pipe was a little thin and light was shining through it so I painted it black with epoxy paint. Plus the black is less noticeable than bright white pipe when you walk in the room.

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  12. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Then my astrea snails are being bunch of lazy asses, they don’t do great jobs on the gha at all.


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  13. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Excuse my ignorance.. but what is GHA again. I am really bad with those acronyms


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  14. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    I can, but wife would go crazy lol...


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  15. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    That’s a great idea...


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  16. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    green hair algea
     
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  17. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Oh ok.. it makes sense :/


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  18. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Could not wait for the gha... the little tank was just too cluttered.. it was driving me crazy!!
    Well.. had to get the RapidLed Aurora Puck up again.. the T5's are too strong and corals are not happy.
    Will have it up again and will increase power slowly.
     
  19. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Much better now.. birdsnest are already showing some polyps and acans are opening again. And best part... since the tank is "on my desk" I don't have to keep up with the heat from the lights. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  20. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Here's 10 days worth of growth; about 3x the amount of cheato then when I started. If you want to keep GHA out of DT and off of frag plugs, this will most definitely help.

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