Mckevin's 58 Gallon Starphire

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  1. mckevinfang

    mckevinfang Guest

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    just picked up my tank today!! ;D
    58 Gallon Starphire

    forgot to take pictures of it while i was setting it up but ill post pictures of it as of right now, later on.

    still need to do the aquascaping but so far im really loving it ;D ;D
     
  2. mckevinfang

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    PICTURES!!! ;D ;D LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ;D ;D DIDNT DO AQUASCAPING YET PROBABLY TOMORROW ;D ;D

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  3. xcaret

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    Nice Kevin, did you get the whole package deal? I see an ATI 160 in there?
     
  4. mckevinfang

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    • yes it was a package deal $800 for everything:

      Custom Made Stand and Canopy

      LIGHTING
      175watt 10K MH
      2x39watt t5's
      2x1watt Coralife Moonlights[/li]


    SUMP
    ATI 160 Skimmer
    Carbon
    100watt heater
    Floating Thermometer
    Refugium
    TLF phosphate reactor
    ATO system
    Fuge Light
    Ehiem Return Pump

    Display Tank
    58 Gallon Starphire
    Overflow Box
    2xK4's
    Seio PH
    SCWD
    100watt heater
    Digital Thermometer
    Wavebox
    75 lbs live rock
    10 lbs live sand

    LIVE STOCK *NOT FROM PACKAGE* (from other tanks)
    2xScarlet Cleaner Shrimp
    30+ onyx nass snails.
    7+ Turbos
    Purple Firefish
    Peppermint Shrimp
    all corals from 14gal BioCube

    Still to come
    SPS FRAG PACK (included in package)
    Filter Sock attachment (need to buy)



    ill try and take more pictures in a few
     
  5. mckevinfang

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    PICTURES

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    Nice, I like the reflector, just an opinion, get a second one to cover the sides, look a little shaded.
    I like the T5's for color, took my canopy down to switch reflector and experiment with VHO's for pure color reasons; I'm keeping the T5 set in case want to go back to them.
     
  7. mckevinfang

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    just got new bulbs that ill put on tomorrow

    2x39watt ATI t5's Bulbs
    1x175watt 15k XM Bulb
     
  8. DurTBear

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    Lookin good Mckevin! What are the dimensions on that tank?
     
  9. mckevinfang

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    Hey durwin thanks again for that piece awesome deal
    It's a oceanic 58 aquarium ultimate 36Lx18Wx21H
     
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    Picked up my 2nd purple firefish today and 3 chromis I'll post pictures later
    Also installed all the new bulbs :D
     
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    So i finally setup my ATO glad thats done also picked up a ehiem automatic fish feeder $15 (Spectrum pellets & Ocean Nutrition Flakes) from a buddy of mine. Next is setting up the phosban reactor w/carbon&phosban. still need to pick up an AquaController Jr.

    Questions:
    1. how do i measure 50grams of phosban to add into the reactor?
    2. should i use a mj 400 or 600 on the reactor?
    3. should i run a chiller the temp of the tank stays at 79F'-82.5F'
    4. is there anything else thats a must have that im missing?
     
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    I'd be sure to secure that refugium light you've got over your sump, if you have not already; don't want any accidents :)
    Looking good, and sweet pick-up!
     
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    Is the eheim hooked up to a closed loop? Is that what that white pvc is in the tank?? I like the canopy, stand, tank combo... Looks good
     
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    thanks for reminding me to secure the sump light Anthony :D

    And yes it's a closed loop system so no flood during a blackout ;)

    Anything else I would need or can someone answer the questions above

    THANKS
     
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    1. The container is 150g so just eyeball it and divide it into three equal portions, or come over and use my triple beam :D

    2. I like Mini Jet 606s for Phosban reactors, that way you don't need to throttle them back so much, plus they are pretty bulletproof.

    3. You may or may not need a chiller, that is a gauntlet for you to decide how to run, it really depends on how warm your place gets.

    4. Good test kits and a lot of patience
     
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    UPDATE:: LOTS OF PICTURES::

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    10 Gallon FRAG TANK

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    sorry for the sucky pictures i used my iPhone to take all the pictures

    i definitely need a new/better camera :p
     
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    Why are all the Zoas closed in your frag tank?
     
  20. mckevinfang

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    i just finished setting up the frag tank about 15min ago added Sand and cheato also lowered the frag rack and added couple turbos, nass and blue legged hermits

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