My 4ft upgrade

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    Hi Guys

    So after stepping into the hobby with a Boyu, decided it was time for a upgrade:). Bought an existing setup (which was quite a mission to transport), but finally managed to get everything in order.

    Setup- 1200*600*600 tank
    BM skimmer curve 5
    BM reactor mini 80 with phosguard.
    Matrix in sump
    Lights- oddysea T5 4*54w
    Doser- jeboa dp-4
    Wavemakers- jeboa rw-8 and Jvp 201

    Will post parameters and doses soon, as I'm still trying to get the system stable.
    Some pics below:thumbup:20171009_215500.jpg 20171009_213958.jpg 20171009_214025.jpg 20171009_213910.jpg
     
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    Looking good and stable to me..well do e so far
     
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    Looks awesome. What are those fish stickers on the sump?
     
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    Looks great man.
     
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    This tank looks really impressive! Very clean.
    Personal preference would be to clean that coraline algea off the back glass to make your tank stand out more, but thats totally for personal preference and a bit more work.
    Big ups of the system!
     
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    Looking awesome
     
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    Not sure haha came with the tank, some bubble magus advertising on it.

    Was considering this haha, but definitely going to be a effort trying to get at the back
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys:thumbup:

    Regarding the dosing, the previous owner dosed the following:

    Mg - 1p/day every 5 days 30ml 14:45 (dilution ratio unsure)
    KH - 1p/day everyday 95ml 04.45 (10 teaspoons in 1l)
    Ca - 3p/day every 2 days 95ml 13:00 (14 teaspoons in 1l)

    The parameters on the 26/09/2017 were:
    Mg - 1400
    KH - 10.9
    Ca - 340
    The parameters above were based on the previous owners dilutions(all seachem products)

    The parameters on the 7/10/2017 (after tank move) were:
    Mg - 1300
    KH - 12
    Ca - 420 (the spike in Ca is due to the Ca solution being connected to wrong dosing pump)
    Nitrates - 30
    PH - 8.2
    Salinity - 1.026

    I then adjusted the dosages to (09/10/2017):
    Mg - 1p/day every 5 days 30ml 14:45 (dilution ratio unsure)
    KH - 1p/day every 3 days 95ml 04.45 (6 teaspoons in 1l)
    Ca - 1p/day every 2 days 95ml 13:00 (14 teaspoons in 1l)

    Is this adjustment correct? As I felt the previous dosages were a bit high
    Thanks
     
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    KH does seem a bit high, so just monitor and adjust dosing accordingly. I would target anywhere from 7-9 dkh, just keep it stable on whatever number you decide. Calcium and magnesium seem fine at 7/10 levels, try to keep it there. You might see a change in consumption after the move as the corals adjust again to some instability, so just test regularly and adjust according to test results.
     
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    Found this guy hiding in my liverock and only comes out when the lights are off. He seems to be walking over my anemone. I don't know what type of crab it is, should I keep it or remove it? Thanks

    cr1.jpg

    cr2.jpg
     
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    You have a great tank. :thumbup:

    That looks like it could be a black mithrax crab. Family of the emerald. If it is infact a mithrax. As for keeping it... that would depend if he behaves and eats algae etc and not your corals or fish.
     
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    Thanks. It looks like a few of my anemone's tentacles are damaged. The anemone is situated right next to the crab. What would the best way of catching it?
     
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    The easiest way I would say is to try using a glass with a piece of shrimp or whatever frozen food you have in it and let is rest against the rock close to him. Make sure to get the glass wedged so the crab doesnt knock it over. It should be able to get in but not out. You sure its the crab eating away at the anemone though?
     
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    I'm sure it's the crab because it was fine before it moved to that rock but I'll have to monitor the situation and see what happens.
     
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    what is above your lights? Carpet like thing?
     
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    Isn't the no3 at 30 abit high? And how's the other parameters going?
     
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    Just a temporary cover till I get something more appropriate:m01:.
    I've done a water change so the no3 should have reduced. I will test all the other parameters next week, once all the supplements has been dosed.
     
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    Great work let us know how things go ASAP friend
     
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    Very neat setup you got going! And this is a stunning picture:
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    Guys I'm currently running phosguard(in a reactor)and purigen in the bag. Is it safe to use nitroguard biocubes also?
     

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