Tr1ggers 100G Artisan II

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by tr1gger, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Some new items showed up today. Got my BRS dual reactor for my GFO and Carbon. Got that all setup and decided to use a maxijet I had laying around which is kinda loud but not loud enough to hear with the cabinet closed so it will do for now. Also got a Vertex filter sock holder (not installed yet in the photos) and my Tiger Shark Float for the glass. Well worth the money. That thing is a beast.

    I also got my sump camera going for when I am away from home. I will be adding more and at better angles. This is just a temporary setup.



    Still a lot of organization to happen so I dont freak out. In time :)
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  2. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    another cool new toy
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  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Man talk about cramming 10 pounds of crap into a 5 pound sack. What's next for in the stand? RO/DI unit? Little sink to wash your hand? :D

    I like that carbon dohicky, what keeps the carbon from getting blown out? Is there some sort of filter blocking the outlet?
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  4. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Each canister comes with a cartridge that has filter sponges to hold media in place like the carbon or just screens to allow tumbling like for the GFO. I wanted to run them separately so I can get the most life out of each media.
  5. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Looking good, Dan. Looks really organized compared to my sump! And SOOOOOO clean!!

    I started my gfo/carbon reactor with an old MaxiJet. Didn't take too long before I put a new Cobalt on it! Got tired of the noise. :)

    Hard to see from the pic but seems like you don't have the screen on the maxijet. I also added the sponge prefilter. Saves having as much crud pushed into the reactor media.
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  6. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    You are correct, it was not on. I did put it on later though. I kept knocking it off when I was adjusting the pump trying to reduce the noise.

    Also, my Nitrites finally hit 0.0 and I moved over my first corals today! Just a few colonies of my Hawaiians and 1 frag of utter chaos. Those Radions are off the chain!



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  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    w00t. I have two tangs and a foxface that are hoping I hurry the f-up and get my tank up and running!
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  8. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Nice work Dan - Should be a fantastic addition to the cave!
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  9. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Looks great. It's always so nice when the box gets life!

    Those pieces came from the 5.5? It must look kinda empty now! :D
  10. Marc

    Marc Guest

    Awesome! How did you cycle the tank so fast?

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  11. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy


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  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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  13. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Lemme know if you want help running the reactor off your return. Super easy and like $10 of parts.
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  14. Marc

    Marc Guest

    good to know this stuff works.

  15. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    It was good starter bacteria and had ammonia levels the same day I put it in. Nitrates and Nitrites the next day and for exactly 2 weeks. Nitrites dropped quickly over the past 48 hours and have now zeroed out. I wouldn't do what the directions say about putting it in and being fish safe. That just seems like asking for trouble but starter culture I liked it a lot more than decaying food or a piece of shrimp.

    I really like that idea. The pump I have is turned down more than half way so I def. could power a few more things from it and save some energy.
  16. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Please tell you neither paid for biospira nor used it!!
    You could have just peed in the tank to start the nitrogen cycle!

    Weekly 30% water changes will cure what ales ya
  17. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Ah yes, the ole piss in the tank method :p

    Yes I purchased and used it. Yes I liked the product results. And yes, 30% water changes weekly would cure what ales me. Full supporter of the water change "pollution dilution" theory, when the time is here.
  18. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Picked up a Leopard Wrasse yesterday from a friend taking down his tank. Has been housed there for a few years and is a pig. Got him home and he buried for about 18 hours. Once the lights came on today he was out and about and took food. Stoked!

    Not the best photo, but you get the point ;)

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  19. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Nice fish! I really love leopard wrasses and its great you could get one that was already eating well. Loving the new tank!
  20. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    For sure. Wouldn't have bought him from a store or online vendor. Notoriously hard to keep and get eating.

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