New to me Reefer 250

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Rostato, May 17, 2018.

  1. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Will be easier said than done once they start encrusting a bunch. Always possible. Sounds like a fun plan.
     
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  2. musclebenz

    musclebenz Supporting Member

    Great job on the tank !
     
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  3. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Thanks. Very much still a work in progress.


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  4. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    In progress of starting to upgrade the frag tank a bit as well. Just swapped out the JBJ light for 2 prime HD’s.

    I wanted to be able to match the light in my display better so I can move corals back and forth from tank to tank without having too many lighting issues.

    Also picking up an apex jr for the frag tank.

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  5. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Tank is one year old!

    I did find some nps corals for my dark spot but they don’t seems to be doing great. I am feeding them so we will see.

    I am in the process of getting the clowns to host the BTA’s. I moved the Duncan close to the BTA’s hoping they would follow it and they did after a few days. I’ve even caught the female sleeping in the BTA’s [​IMG]

    The plan is to remove the Duncan once they had laid eggs there for a month. When they lay a fresh batch next week I’ll move the Duncan and pray that they host the BTA’s and not my gold torch again.

    I also swapped the sides of the protein skimmer and fuge. I am sick of having the clean chaeto out of the skimmer pump every 2 weeks. It seems to be much better now, and I eeked out some more room in the fuge.

    I plan to throw 4 lbs of miracle mud in the fuge. Why? Well only because I’ve never tried it and I was to see if this stuff is snake oil for myself.

    Here is the one year update video


    And a video of my clowns laying eggs
     
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  6. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Oh. I also picked up 6 bartletts anthias from AC yesterday. Definitely some aggression already between themselves and from the 6 line.

    I knew this could be trouble, but I’m hoping for the best.

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  7. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    It’s been almost 4 months since I updated this...

    I can’t keep macro algae alive so I removed the refugium and added a Clearwater CW50 scrubber. Also moved, removed and added a ton of corals!
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  8. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Also going to shut down my frag tank because I’m too lazy to take care of 2 systems
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  9. Reefee

    Reefee Supporting Member

    Spectacular!!! Makes me wonder if I should go bare bottom for my next tank


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  10. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Doesn’t even look too “bare” right?
     
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  11. JVU

    JVU BOD

    You have a tiny bit of open bottom along the back right corner, time for more coral!
     
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  12. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    First harvest from the scrubber[​IMG]
     
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  13. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Steady very high ph...grow corals, grow!

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  14. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Heres a 24hr time lapse of my lighting schedule

     
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  15. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    The yellowing in the beginning was the dose of Red Sea Reef Energy.
     
  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    It’s starting to look like one of those tanks where I don’t understand how full it is. That’s a compliment.
     
  17. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Thanks. There’s a lot of room for the actors to grow in as well. I’m hoping that in 2 years it’s really nice.
     
  18. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Second harvest from the scrubber. It’s about 4 times as thick.

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