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  1. Francois

    Francois

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    Hello fellow reefers.

    This is an update on my 4ft tank and I wanted to start a new thread of my tank.

    It's been two years now since I started. I've learnt allot and I'm still learning and I have to say thanx to my LFS, local reef buddies and especially a great thanx to MASA!:thumbup:

    A quick backround of my tank:
    270 L Main Display 330 L Total System Volume,
    +- 60 kg LR,
    Softie and lps dominated tank,
    TS 1 Skimmer ( Want a bigger one )
    Algea Scrubber,
    DSB,
    Two little fishes PHOS Reactor, ( Thinking of converting it to Bio N/P reducing pellets),
    Chiller,
    Flow Main Display 6500 l/h 24 X Turn Over,
    ATU with slake lime,

    Light unit 7 X 54 watt Geisemann and 1 Reeftek

    Actinic Plus
    Aqua Blue Plus
    Pure Actinic
    Actinic Plus
    Aqua Blue Plus
    Actinic Plus
    Aqua Blue Plus
    Reeftek Actinic (Will be replaced with Aqua Pink)

    This was my tank back in 2009

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    This is how my tank looks now,
    LHS

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    I know the leather looks bad and it's sulking but I had to move it to a other place due to star polyps taking over in the centre and RHS.

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    RHS

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    very very nice!
    i love the scoly
     
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    Some pics of the fishes,

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    I'm going to have to get rid of this beaut it's getting to big for my tank.

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    Any suggestions (remarks) on how to better the system are welcome.:thumbup:
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i wouldnt change a thing, everything seems to be growing nicely, you have found great balance and stability
     
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    looking good man:thumbup:,big difference!
     
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    Very nice I love the "grown in effect" System looks really refreshing and unfussy look.

    Dont change anything.
     
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    Shot allot guys:thumbup:, I do have a concern of the leather it's been sulking for more than two weeks now:(
     
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    Thanx boet, but the star polyps can be a pain it's actually tacking over all LR.
     
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    check your iodine
    you can add trace and amino acids, and iodine
     
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    I'm dosing iodine one drop every other day and trace elements but no amino acids.Think I must get my self some. Shot for the info;)
     
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    Reefers,

    My tank is braced below and on top and it's got a centre brace as well.

    I want to remove this centre brace as it's a pain when doing maintenance and it's obstructing the light. What will be the safest way to remove this centre brace?
     
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    i wouldnt remove it, not with the tank full, its to brace the 6mm glass used for the tank, it is 6mm right?
     
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    Yes it's 6mm, so is there no safe way to remove it?
     
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    You basically have the amount of Green Star Polyps I want for by backdrop on one rockwall.....lol, and I am battling to get at the right prize.

    Btw, do not change anything
     
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    looking lovley fantastic contrast to what it was, what snail is that in amongst your zoas? if it is a snail and not a hermit. if its a sundial snail it needs to be removed..

    check it out and let us know..
     
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    Thanx Sean, and to think I gave two big frags of the Green Star Polyps away (And they where big). When you are in this area again you can come get a frag if you want to;)

    Thanx Leslie, I don't know what type of snail it is its never been off that rock for the past 18 months and I never had problems with it .So you think it is a sundail snail? are they pests?
     
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