Reef nutrition

Check out this build I am working on...

max_nano

Supporting Member
How do you learn how to do these builds and what is necessary at the larger scale? Is it from your experience with the huge display at the store and with other tanks in your past, or are there industry conferences to discuss with peers?

It must be a fun mix of anxiety and exciting to work on and see these builds progress. Thanks for sharing the pics!
 

robert4025

Neptune Aquatics
LFS Owner
How do you learn how to do these builds and what is necessary at the larger scale? Is it from your experience with the huge display at the store and with other tanks in your past, or are there industry conferences to discuss with peers?

It must be a fun mix of anxiety and exciting to work on and see these builds progress. Thanks for sharing the pics!

No problem! Glad you enjoy the pics. I’ll post more as soon as these projects progress some more. At this stage, they are roughly only 50% done so still long way to go.

To answer your first question, a lot of it are based on what I’ve learned from building Neptune 2.0. A quarter of it are based on what I’ve learned from my past life as a test engineer. The rest came from a lot of research based on what the industry has adopted. And some I had to really talk to a lot of people in order to come up with answer. But that is the best part, learning new things and opening new possibilities. At the end, the biggest driven factor in these projects is that it is someone’s dream that I am helping to fulfill so that is a really humbling experience and blessed to be a part of.
 

BAYMAC

Guest
No problem! Glad you enjoy the pics. I’ll post more as soon as these projects progress some more. At this stage, they are roughly only 50% done so still long way to go.

To answer your first question, a lot of it are based on what I’ve learned from building Neptune 2.0. A quarter of it are based on what I’ve learned from my past life as a test engineer. The rest came from a lot of research based on what the industry has adopted. And some I had to really talk to a lot of people in order to come up with answer. But that is the best part, learning new things and opening new possibilities. At the end, the biggest driven factor in these projects is that it is someone’s dream that I am helping to fulfill so that is a really humbling experience and blessed to be a part of.


Keep em coming!!!

These sort of projects, for me, are always a mix of love and stress :lol: I love doing them, and I stress over it at the same time. My last big one was a public tank, so a lot of work was done with people in the resort. I did most my work after hours, the hotel staff kept me company all night.
 

robert4025

Neptune Aquatics
LFS Owner

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iani

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You can sleep on it, yes. A little hard for my taste but I think the corals will like it better as their bed...
That dead coral skeleton is worth its weight in gold. I had Eric pick up a whole bag of it from you a month or so ago. How many of those bags do you have left?
 

H2OPlayar

Supporting Member
That dead coral skeleton is worth its weight in gold. I had Eric pick up a whole bag of it from you a month or so ago. How many of those bags do you have left?
Great for your back if you sleep on it right I hear too!

I knew I was picking the right substrate 2 years ago when I copied Neptune's display tanks.
 

JVU

Vice President
BOD
That dead coral skeleton is worth its weight in gold. I had Eric pick up a whole bag of it from you a month or so ago. How many of those bags do you have left?
It’s also great in a cup for getting mushrooms to attach, better than other types of rubble I’ve tried
 

robert4025

Neptune Aquatics
LFS Owner
It’s also great in a cup for getting mushrooms to attach, better than other types of rubble I’ve tried

Yeah I love that stuff. While I love the Real Reef artificial rock, that stuff just isn’t porous enough compared to the real thing. So, when I had the idea of using those Aragonite media to supplement biological support along with Marine Pure, the corals became much much happier and system became much more stable. The side benefits of it working well as a grow bed and handling massive water flow was also a huge plus.
 

robert4025

Neptune Aquatics
LFS Owner
A bit more progress from the last few days. All the plumbing under the tank are done, including the closed-loop stuff. We officially now have a PVC forest underneath! Next week, I’ll start on the opposite side of the room connecting the sump and remote water change system together.
 

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