Highfives setup

Discussion in 'New Members' started by highfive, 6 Dec 2007.

  1. highfive

    highfive

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    Hey guy here are my tank stats:
    1m x 0.46m x 0.46m - Reef
    0.9m x 0.3m x 0.45m - Refuge
    Reefoctopus Skimmer

    About 25Kg Live Rock (Malaysian and Kenya)

    Lighting
    3 x 150W MH (2 x 12K and 1x 14K)
    2 x 24W T5's Aquamedic

    Livestock
    Yellow Tang
    2 x Common Clowns
    2 x Purple Gobies
    1 x Fire Gobie
    1 x Mandarin

    Acropora
    Montipora
    Mushrooms
    Donut coral
    Frogspawn
    Crocea Clam
    Open Brain
    Closed Brain
    Star Polyps



    Params
    SG- 1.022
    Temp 26 - Constant
    Ammonia- 0
    Nitrite - 0
    Nitrate - 0
    Alk - 5dKh
    Calcium - 428
    Phosphates - 0

    Additives
    Salt: Tropic Marin Pro Reef
    Strodium
    KH Buffer
    Magnesium

    Front Pic
    DSCN1109.jpg
     
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  3. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator

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    Looking good, some nice equipment you have there

    Welcome Highfive
     
  4. Tridan

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    Welcome High five, nice setup.

    Am i reading correctly when you say alk 5dkh?
    If so you would get much better results with a higher alk anywere between 8 and 12 Dkh is cool.
     
  5. DragonReef

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    Very Cool High Five.

    What is the egg-crate on the back wall for ?
     
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    highfive

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    Some of the rock is resting on the back pane of glass..... so I am using it between the glass and the rock work...

    I cant get the Kh higher... been buffering... to no avail... I think it might be the test kit... so trying to get a new one....

    The refuge is on a reverse photo period.... so the Ph is quite constant...
     
  7. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Nice tank you have there, how long has it been running?

    I agree with Tridan, try and up your dKH a bit, otherwise everything is cool, nice :thumbup1:
     
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    Welcome highfive! Tank is looking good! A little hair-algae problem? Or am I needing new glasses ;-)

    I agree - you have very nice equipment there! 3 MH's on a 1 metre tank! WOW!
     
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    looking good!like the way youve positioned your MH's
     
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    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    Looking good, and how about pic's of your refuge.
     
  12. Alan

    Alan Admin

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    Welcome to MASA, nice to have you on board. Wow some serious lighting and water flow for that size system. Do your LPS corals not take a bit of strain? Would like to see some pics of the engine room.
     
  13. Hill

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    welcometomasa Highfive.

    Try shielding the cameras lens from the lighting when taking pics. Your pics will come out better.
     
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    Welcome! :) How do you get your water to the fudge?
     
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    highfive

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    Currenlt my fuge is setup next to the display, the water is pumper from the display through the skimmer and into the fuge... then gravity back to the display.

    The lps seem fine with the increased light. (so far)... I will try get some more pics, that one was mainly just to show a mate the new lighting setup.

    Not a hair algae problem... caulerpa.... and it seem the tang is not interested in it...
    But feeding less algae waffers for it to start sleaning up the tank...

    just suffering a bit from diatoms since installing the new lighting... has this happened to anyone before?....
     
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    What he said:)


    Nice tank:thumbup:
     

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