Hello Everybody

Discussion in 'Welcome!' started by Yuk SUm, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Yuk SUm

    Yuk SUm Supporting Member

    Hello there

    I been on this forum for a while and i think i should finally introduce myself.

    I have always been a freshwater type of guy. Started with a 30 gallons freshwater goldfish. I then move on to the freshwater planted tank. with the whole rimless and ada tanks. I thought to myself that I would never get a saltwater tank.

    But here we are. I started with a evo 13 and now I have upgraded that tank to a red sea reefer 350.

    Red sea 350 v3white
    Light: ap700
    2 Nero 5
    Jeabo dca 9000
    Nyos 160 skimmer
    Finnex heater

    Thanks for looking. Look forward to advance in this reef!

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    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
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  2. jamie

    jamie Supporting Member

    looks awesome. wish i could have a tank that size.
  3. glee

    glee BOD

    Welcome to BAR. Cool looking planted tank and good start on the reef.
  4. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    off to a good start
  5. The_Lazy_Reefer

    The_Lazy_Reefer Supporting Member

    Looks good!
  6. tankguy

    tankguy Supporting Member

  7. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    Both tanks look nice! Do you use an RO system to make fresh water for topoff and to mix into saltwater? Can you use that water for your freshwater tanks or do you need a third type of water?
  8. Yuk SUm

    Yuk SUm Supporting Member

    Thanks everyone.
    I am just waiting to let everything settle down before getting more coral. Do you think I would need more light if I want to do some SPS on the top and some LPS on the bottom. I would like a mix reef tank.

    Yes. I do have a RO/DI system for my top off and used to mix for saltwater. I just used tap water with prime for my freshwater. I find that the plant grow better with tap water than me using RO/DI. I find that for my freshwater, I keep it simple and everything just grow better. All I have in there is a eheim 2215, skimmer, co2 and light. That is pretty much is it. Let me know if you have any question.
  9. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Sponsor

  10. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Yes, you probably need more light. Depends on which SPS though.
    If you avoid acros for a while, might be fine.

    Freshwater tanks need minerals also, hence the problem with RO. In particular, Alk to keep you PH stable.
    They do make additives. Tap water generally works though, as you know.
  11. dochou

    dochou Supporting Member

    I like both your tanks.
    One bit of advice would be to keep the green star polyps isolated on their own rock. Otherwise when they start to spread, they'll overtake the tank and you won't be able to get rid of them easily.
    I don't think you need more light. I have 1 ap700 over my tank and I can grow anything, including acros. The max brightness is set at only 60%.
  12. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Plant tank...beautiful!

    Welcome to our place in space
    Your investment in us will be well worth your while

    Best fishes and happy reefing
  13. Yuk SUm

    Yuk SUm Supporting Member

    Thanks. I think I will start a journal so I can see how far I came from.

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