Jeff's 75G conversion from FOLR to reef

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  1. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    Will be posting pictures as I add various corals to my current tank.

    75 gallon with overflow
    EShopps 200 sump
    Simplicity Skimmer
    GFO reactor
    Cobalt dual heaters
    2 Kessil A360 tuna lights

    Adding Shortly:
    Kessil controller
    MP-40 ecotech pumps

    Corals planned:
    Bubble Tip Anemone
    Utter Chaos zoa's

    Suggestions for more??
     
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    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

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  3. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    yep, June 1st when i get paid. I teach elementary school


     
  4. fishy408

    fishy408 Supporting Member

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    How about rocks and aquascaping? I'm on my 5th aquascape I think

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  5. rygh

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    ATO?
    Alk/CA dosers?
    More rock?
    Plan for Nitrates? (Chaeto / carbon dosing / etc)
     
  6. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    So excited. Joined BAR...supporting member. ordered my rocks and mortar from Marco. Kessil controller this month. Having Ultimate Aquarium folks coming out to get rid of these darn micro bubbles. I have the proper light but the chaeto is very unhappy. Not sure what's up with that. Still need:

    ATO
    Dual MP 40's
    Carbon Reactor
    RODI system
    Few more fish
    Many corals one by one!

    I appreciate the patience as I'm learning this hobby.
     
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    daddio Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the club!! Not sure where you are located but we are in Redwood City and if you ever make it out this way, we can give you some corals.
    Cheers! Mark
     
  8. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    Thanks! I'm in SF---Bernal Heights. If you have pictures I could def slide out there. New to reefing, so I need ones that are hardy!
     
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    So hardy ones - eh. I will have to look but I think we have some large cloves, Green Star Polyps, Encrusting green Pavona and probably a couple more.
     
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    daddio Supporting Member

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    I will be home today after 2, and will be in and out on Sat.
     
  11. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    Went nuts this week, after payday. Added an MP-40 pump, two designer clowns from The Fish Doctor, 50 pounds of Marco Rocks and mastic! Corals soon
     
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  12. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    Oh, yeah, and a Kessil controller with data link cable. Someone save me
    #cryforhelp
     
  13. fishy408

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    Awesome! Can we see some pics

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  14. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    MP-40 placement question...I have one now, and next month will purchase the other. I am running two pumps right now--the other is a hydor recommended for a 75g tank. Can't remember the model. Right now, they are located opposite each other (one front, one rear) at a depth of about 3". The return line is at the rear of the left side, but doesn't push out much flow. I'm using the purple mode on the MP-40, but haven't really monitored it to see how it cycles. I am adding some additional rock, so i won't know how to set up the flow until that's in and scaped.
     
  15. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    my new scape from Marco rocks
     
  16. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    how do you post pictures??
     
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    Flagg37 Colorado member

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    There’s a blue button at the bottom that says, “Upload a File”. Click that and then pick which pic you want to upload.
     
  18. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    I've done that, and the photo's never load
     
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    It has happened to me; I think if the photo file is too big, might not upload and sometimes takes too long for a large file to load and I just give up.
     
  20. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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    getting many different opinions on the Marco rocks. My tank has been running for over a year, with live rock. it's infested with the vermited snails and I want to change to my new rocks. Some have recommended moving the current live rock into the sump and put in the marco. BRS recommends at least two weeks in a tub with saltwater, biospira, a heater, and a powerhead. I guess the latter would make it possible to switch everything out at once? I don't want to upset the system, but also really want my new scape into the tank, as well as not get more snails. GO!
     

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