GlennF's 1500Liter DSR mixed tank (250x80x60wh)

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  1. Adrian B

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    Glen with regard to your butterflies. Did you select corals that taste bad, can handle pecking or don't need to extend their polyps or did you select Butterflies you believe not to nip at the corals?

    Tried one of those Pearscales in with my SPS and he was ok but I definatelly noticed better polyp extension after I removed him.

    Sure that set up wasn't pot luck?
     
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    The coral are leftovers from my maintank, so why not make it usefull.
    Indeed far less polyps at daytime.

    I did not select anything.
    i just put them together because all corals were sacrficial.
     
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    Keeping busy...

    Converting coral "stack" to reeftank.
    2 days work...
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    Very Nice!!! Does this DSR methode require more time than regular water changes? What lights are you currently using and why?
     
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    How are the butterflies doing with the softies?
    Have the taken anything out?
     
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    Haha.... you're kidding me right

    DSR is known for working without water changes..

    This saves a lot of time instead of making and replacing the water.
    Read this www.DSRreefing.com/history

    These are the maintenance/measuring intervals.[​IMG]
     
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    Full T5[​IMG]
     
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    Finished
    That 's what i did it for...

    No more frag stacked on top of eachother....
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    Just another shallow reef
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    Far more usefull
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    More butterflies
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    have you ever considered going LED?
     
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    Just read the whole thread. Its truely so inspiring and amzing how you havent done wc in so many years. This tank is definately a dream tank :thumbup::y13:
     
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    Not with my main tank.

    Experiment though...[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks m8..

    Sure not mainstream...
    But becomming mainstream in holland...
     
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    Actual pictures of my main DSR reeftank
    Front right [​IMG]

    Front center
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    Back right
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    Back left
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    I have over 200 species of corals in this tank.
     
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    The Cheatodon Collare

    Everytime i see them pecking at a coral is shout with joy.
    That'S the only thing keeping them alive, because after a week they still won't accept feeding.

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    What type of coral are they eating? I went back to page one of this thread trying to find your calculator. Thinking of giving this DSR method a go since back in Cape Town we have water shortages and my RO unit uses a lot of water.
     
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    Just google dsr reefing. The calculator you can download on the website
     
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    They peck on sps polyps

    Look here: http://dsrreefing.com/dsrcalculator/
     
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    Reef update[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Wow, awesome colors.
    Great looking reef, hard work pays off.
     
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    Thanks m8

    Actually it's not hard work, it 's more about thinking and planning.

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