Jason Fox Tour

Discussion in 'The Eutrophic Zone' started by euod, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    I think this video documenting Jason Fox's tanks gave some great insights on basic techniques for reef: lighting, flow, feeding, supplements, qt, and maintenance.



    You really don't need that much gadgets to run a great reef.
     
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  2. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    O.M.G....
     
  3. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    He does two stage quarantine on corals ... wish I had done even one.
     
  4. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    You can with a biocube


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  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I don't mean to be disrespectful... but eh. Everyone has the look their going for, and apparently his is run just about everything under actinic light. You can see in the video when Jake "forgets" to turn the blue balance (or use his gel filter) (not sure if he mentioned something in the video, but I just jumped around). You can really see how with a filter it looks rather normal looking but the corals still are showing off their colors, but without it everything is bathed in that purple/blue glow. Just not my thing.
     
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  6. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    +1 on not liking to total "blue" look.
    Yes, it makes corals pop, and I think it does help coral color up better over time.
    And maybe it is more natural for deeper coral.
    But I like a nice bright fairly-white tank.

    Oh - And I like sand on the bottom also.
    He had bare bottom, and yes, bare bottom is cleaner/easier, and arguably more natural.
     
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  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    And tangs! He had pacific and red sea variants in the same tank! Well I never!!!!!

    actually I didn't pay that much attention to the tangs, he just kept saying "oh yeah I like those" whenever Jake mentioned anything :D
     
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  8. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Well, I enjoyed the insider tour of his impressive setup.


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  9. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    I gotta say, I turned up my flow and did a water change this morning :).

    In his opinion, flow is more important than light.


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  10. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Man I'm glad I still had 2 - t5 bulbs to buy. Adding a little more actinic. Still gotta find a gyre. although my 6 powerheads do a bit of water moving
     
  11. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    6????? Man..


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  12. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I know, I need a couple more:eek:
     
  13. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Powerhead collector rather than coral collector ;)
     
  14. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    And no heating needed!


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  15. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Yea, I know. Now that I have my lighting sorted out, it is time to get out of the 1970's and upgrade to a couple of gyres. The concern I have is making soup out of my critters.
     
  16. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Not really, and for your size you need only 1 gyres. I only run 1 mp40 in my 90g and everything looks great.


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  17. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Only 1? I have sooo much rock in my tank it's like a mountain range.
     
  18. 2 would be ideal
     
  19. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    I have a lot too


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