xinu's 375g tank

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  1. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

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    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

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    Nice addition Perry!

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

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    Nice :)

    Are you going to sell the ER?
     
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    Yes I will be selling the euroreef cs12-1.
     
  8. scuba71

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

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

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    I've heard people using the sludge from the skimmer as fertilizer for your garden.
     
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    A peanut butter substitute maybe :D
     
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    5 bucks if you eat that dude! :D
     
  13. xinumaster

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

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    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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    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.
     
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    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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    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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    Looking good Perry. Is that dendro what some people are calling micro or nano dendro? opposed to normal sun coral.
     
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    Not the micro. It's the large head dendrophyllia.
     
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    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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