Carlos's 600 cube attempt

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  1. CarlosF

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    Hey guys so i went from my 125l nano to around i 250l i think with display tank and sump.

    I have been keeping my previous tank going smoothly for 10 months only a hang on back skimmer and thats it, no algae nothing, and that was without a sump. Now i have a sump and its all new and confusing to me still but i will ge there. Hope i have the same luck with this tank.

    So heres a list of my tank equipment and everyone inside.

    Tank is a 600x600x500 cube with skinnny overflow.
    -The substrate is arragonite.
    -I have about 24kg well cured live rock in here that came from my old tank.
    -Inside im runnig 2x sicce voyager 2 powerheads on a sicce wave surfer controller \
    -In the sump im running a reef octo nw-110 protein skimmer in first chamber, second chamber instead off a dsb i have got live rock so all the pods can grow in there and then in my last chamber i have my return pump its a atman 2000lph and running a reef octo np pellet reactor plumbed back to my skimmer chamber.

    lighting
    -I have 8x24watt t5's running at the moment, going to add 2 more soon.
    3xgeissamen globes
    5xreeftek globes

    Corals
    -zoas
    -frogspawns
    -trumpet coral
    -candy cane
    -mushrooms
    -pincushions
    -yellow bali palys
    -gsp
    -montis
    -alverapora, this is the only coral that took a knock in the move, but i am seeing some polyp extensions again:yeahdude:

    Fish
    -2x occelaris clowns
    -1x bangai cardinal
    -1x anthias
    -1xlawnmower blenny
    -1xsixline wrasse
    -1xtiny regal tang(2cm)

    I do a 25l waterchange weekly and top up with ro water manually.
    all my fish eat flakes and get frozen supershrimp and mysis for treats twice a week.


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  3. seank

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    Nice tank, just watch out for Aptaisia:

     
  4. CarlosF

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    hi @seank yea thanks i had alot of aptasia and my eibli angel kept them sortef now that i sold him they are all returing going to have to make a plan soon.
     
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    how about some engine room porn dude?
     
  6. CarlosF

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    Hey loki I will post some tonight but it looks bad man. There so many wires everywhere , still have to get that sorted dude. And I'm struggling to set my skimmer in its either to wet or too dry but I think its just playing around
     
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    So is this the future home of the SPS? Looks good.
     
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    Yes marius die is die huis, approve jy?
     
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    I approve :thumbup:. That acro will look awesome in there. BTW, the price went up by R2 for new growth :lol:
     
  10. CarlosF

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    I'm thinking of doing the whole upper area SPS and cover the rocks with zoas, I'm already getting growth on the pink zoas and the yellow bali's. Btw just pm me which date fits you
     
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    Beautiful tank Carlos, loving that cute little Regal.
     
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    tank is looking great man! :)
     
  13. CarlosF

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    Thanks a lot @erratiC I'm trying man. Ah yeah I love the regal, my fav fish. You should see he thinks he is a clownfish, swims with them the whole day and even learned how the male clown makes when the female gets close lol
     
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    Thanks @treyman. Getting my first acro today so can't wait
     
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    What T5 unit are you running?
     
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    @belindamotion lol no, I want to know what unit it is, not what globes
     
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    hi tremayn sorry yeah im running those oddesea fitting one qaud and 2 duals will be adding my other dual soon to have 10globes running then which i think should be enough lol. but ja having problems with 2 fitting flickering the whole time when they off even when they are plugged out
     
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    Hey Carlos,great choice there,I'am a cube fan too!!it looks great!!ill
     
  21. CarlosF

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    Haha @belindamotion its ok we understand lol;-)

    Thanks a lot collin.68 yeah I love the cube look just not happy with my rock work but o well.

    Will be taking some pics on engin room tonight and my new sps.

    If any of you guys need some zoa frags give @mariusmeyer a pm awsm frags he got.
     
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