xinu's 375g tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by xinumaster, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    I just replaced my old euroreef CS12-1 skimmer a week ago with an ATB "Large" model skimmer.

    Here is the CS12-1 skimmer.
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    And this is my new ATB skimmer.
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    Break in period
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    24hr worth of skimmate.
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  2. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Very cool. That seems like a lot of water and not a lot of skimmate? I'm just basing that on what I'm used to so it's at a much smaller scale but I was expecting it to be dark like your old one. Is that because it's new still?
     
  3. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Yap, it is wet skimmate but ideal for a Bare Bottom Tank setup. I can probably adjust the gate in the output pipe to make the skimmate darker; that way I won't have to empty the waste cup every 24hrs but instead every 48hrs. A problem I see with darker skimmate is that hard waste sticks on the skimmate neck that can cause reduction in the performance of the skimmer.
     
  4. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Nice addition Perry!

    The scicci pumps rock!
     
  5. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Eileen, ATB don't use Sicce pump. This pump was base from Laguna pumps; the same pumps that were used on BK.
     
  6. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Nice :)

    Are you going to sell the ER?
     
  7. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Yes I will be selling the euroreef cs12-1.
     
  8. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    Kickass tank man. I can't wait to set up my new 140 g tank.
     
  9. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    And here is more picture of this nasty waste from my euroreef CS12-1.
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  10. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    I've heard people using the sludge from the skimmer as fertilizer for your garden.
     
  11. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    A peanut butter substitute maybe :D
     
  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    5 bucks if you eat that dude! :D
     
  13. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Nah! I'm not ready to give up my JIF brand peanut butter, yet. :D
     
  14. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    It actually works great, but you have to dilute it a bit, and/or mix it with other compost to get optimal results.

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    I've heard people using the sludge from the skimmer as fertilizer for your garden.
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  15. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    The other update I made to my current setup is the addition of a Sulfur Denitrator reactor. The reactor uses 10kg of sulfur beads and a gallon of Seachem Matrix De-nitrator reactor.

    Here is a picture of the reactor.
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    It took about a week to bring down the N03 level from +100ppm to 0ppm at the reactor effluent. The test on the left vial is from my reactor effluent. The right vial (+100ppm) come from my main tank.
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    I'm hoping the NO3 in my main tank will drop to atleast a 50ppm in a couple more weeks.
     
  16. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Got my nitrate down from +100ppm then 50ppm after my initial setup.

    The sulfur were getting compacted inside the chamber. When that happens water does not circulate in side anymore. I mod the reactor by mixing sulfur and denitrator media in the second half of the chamber to create pockets and to allow water to flow freely.

    I also mod the direction of the flow so that water curcluate now from bottom to top of of the reactor.
    The new mod brought the nitrate down from +100ppm to 10ppm in the tank and 0ppm in the reactor effluent. After two weeks got my nitrate down from +100ppm to 50ppm. But last night I check it again and nitrate is down to 10ppm.

    Here is new picture of the modded sulfur de-nitrator reactor.

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  17. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Pictures of some recently aquired corals.

    Oregon tort that I just got over the weekend from Alan. Nice to have a reefer who is also your neighbor.
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    Next to OT is a Setosa that I picked up from the BAR frag swap. Luckily it survived after falling on top of a favia.
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    A frag of this chalice might be going to DBTC soon. So watch for it. Does it qual as semi Xtreme?
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    A dendro trying to devour a krill.
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    ORA german blue green acro. I love ORA.
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    Miami Orchid. Another ORA.
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    Pink Smoothie -- still under evaluation. Picked up this one last Monday.
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  18. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Looking good Perry. Is that dendro what some people are calling micro or nano dendro? opposed to normal sun coral.
     
  19. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Not the micro. It's the large head dendrophyllia.
     
  20. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Perry are you still looking for a large gigas? coralb4bills is selling a 10 incher and OT is selling a 20ish? incher, its been there for over a month, its too big for me.
     

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