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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Need chaeto

Recent Message Board Posts - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:52
Author: jdskidawg
Subject: Need chaeto
Posted: September 28 2017 at 4:52pm

Anybody I’m salt lake have any?
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Tank Threads : speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!

Recent Message Board Posts - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:44
Author: speyside712
Subject: speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!
Posted: September 28 2017 at 4:44pm

Hey everyone, after taking a few weeks off from the forums I am back with some more updates on my 90 Gallon build.
The tank has been progressing slowly.  I have been adding equipment slowly (clearly I bought too much stuff!).  I mounted a BRS dual reactor in the cabinet and loaded it up with GFO and Carbon.  I bought a larger pump to run the reactor instead of the MaxiJet it came with.  I tried out the MaxiJet and it wasn't strong enough, even with the ball valve completely open the flow was really weak.  I couldnt get the GFO to tumble at all.  There was no visible movement in the GFO at all and I feared it would become a solid rock after a week of that.  The pump has to lift the water about 2.5 feet, so that must have just been too much head pressure for the original pump.
The new one didn't exactly fit the 1/2 bendable pvc that BRS supplied with the reactor.  To fix this I snipped 2 inches of rubber tubing off the end of a water change syphon kit.  This fit perfectly over both the pumps output and the 1/2 pvc and doesnt leak (it sits in the sump anyway, so a tiny leak wouldn't matter anyway).  The result worked out pretty well, the GFO is tumbling ever so slightly to prevent it from turning to stone.
At this point I was ready to build a mounting board.  I bought some wood at lowes and was able to put it together pretty quick.  I built the board to sit on a shelf in the closet behind the tank.  It has 4 legs, with the back 2 being longer than the front 2 so it sits slanted toward the front.  All the wires get concealed under the mounting board and on top of the shelf.  I mounted the following so far:

2 energy bar 8's2 jabeo powerhead controllers1 Tunze Osmilator controller1 Reef Octopus return pump controller1 Apex Classic1 Apex Display module1 Apex WXM module1 Apex ALD Leak Detection module1 Apex PM2 Salinity module

Here is a picture of the mounting board.

I was planning to use a spare Google Nexus 10 tablet as a full time tank controlling device and leave it on the shelf in the closet, but i'm finding that the Apex Fusion app doesn't work at all on android, the home screen doesn't have any buttons and is basically a frozen screenshot.  Due to this I have to navigate to the website and log in every time in order to control anything.  I might as well just use my phone to do this so i'm not standing in front of the closet for long periods of time.  Its much easier to control from the couch on my phone. 
I have yet to calibrate my probes and get those working, but I do have my fusion account set up and the energy bar 8's configured.  Since I dont have the probes working yet I have a few items set to "always on." That is the next item on my list to fix.

Now to the exciting stuff - As the whole project is being done to upgrade an existing tank, I have 5 fish waiting to move into their new home.  Now that the tank has been cycling for nearly 4 months it should be good and ready to start adding life slowly.
The fish waiting to be moved in are 1 orange/white ocellaris clown, 2 yellowtail blue damsels, 1 flame angel, and 1 yellow tang.  I have had all 5 fish for about 6 years, so they are at least that old (not sure how old they were when I bought them).
I am trying to put the fish in in the perfect order to reduce aggression.  Three days ago I added a new bubble tip anemone, a new juvenile black and white ocellaris clown, and my larger female orange and white ocellaris clown.  All went well and they are now both hosting in the same anemone together.  Here is a shot of them together.

I had one algae bloom of diatoms near the end of the cycle, when I first started turning on the lights.  It all died off after 3 days.  I don't have any coralline growth yet because I started with all dry rock and dry sand, so I'll need to introduce some into the tank at some point.
I've been monitoring my ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels and so far so good.  My bio-load is extremely small at the moment, so I don't forsee having any problems with that as long as I keep going slow and only add fish every few weeks.
Here is a FTS taken today.
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Tank Threads : Ch3tt's Red Rea Reefer 625 XXL

Recent Message Board Posts - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:01
Author: ch3tt
Subject: Ch3tt's Red Rea Reefer 625 XXL
Posted: September 28 2017 at 4:01pm

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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : September POTM

Recent Message Board Posts - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:38
Author: Electro4112
Subject: September POTM
Posted: September 28 2017 at 2:38pm

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS - Slim-Skim Nano Protein Skimmer

Recent Message Board Posts - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 06:25
Author: stout_trout
Subject: FS - Slim-Skim Nano Protein Skimmer
Posted: September 28 2017 at 12:25pm

I've had two for a long time but I've only used one (currently in the first chamber of an Oceanic 29). This one has hardly been used.
Asking $50
Send me a PM or text 801-430-15ThreeTwo
BrentModel No.HeightFootprintHeavy StockingNormal StockingFoaming PumpsSlim-Skim Nano 135.3612" (30 cm)3.3" x 3.1" x 12"25 Gallons35 Gallons4 Watts
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Meetings and Events : FragStock - November 2nd

Recent Message Board Posts - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 05:48
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: FragStock - November 2nd
Posted: September 28 2017 at 11:48am

We are getting more vendors each day. We will will get this updated with the new ones soon.
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