My SPS Reef Tank

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  1. charlv

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    Ok so here's some pics of my tank

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    Some coral pics
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    charlv

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    Some more
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    Hope you enjoy!
    Charl
     
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    Looking good. It looks like you have a sea star in you S. caliendrum
     
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    Thanks Tony no it's under the rockwork now that you talk about him i hear they can catch your fish when they get to big is this true.
     
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    Certain brittle stars will hunt fish. Google "the green terror" to sea if yours is the same. I have a black bristle star and he just hides in a hole in my lr and shows his tentacles when there is food.
     
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    Looking good for far Charl...u have some nice sps pieces there! :)
     
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    Thanks Bud

    Now to keep them alive and water stable ;)
     
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    Very nice dude! Please tell us more about your lighting, filtration etc.. :)
     
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    Thanks Mek

    Well system run 2 sumps the one with the dsb and caulerpa and the other all my reactor and ATS
    Running 2 DIY skimmers one in the one sump and 1 in the other
    3 reactors
    1x phoshate reactor
    1x kalkreactor
    1x carbon reactor
    Lights
    1x 150w MH
    4 x t5 39w

    will post pics
     
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    What is your DT dimensions??

    O And looking good!!
     
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    Nice dude.
     
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    I'm always scared of kalk stirrers on SPS tanks as the amount of kalk added to the tank depends on the amount of top up water if it's run through an ATO as well as the time the kalk is in the reactor which diminishes with time. The variation in water parameters regarding alkalinity, calcium and p.H is all over the show which is what you dont want with SPS corals. Just my personal experience
     
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    looking cool man.. Hows that naso? :) wanting to get one soon
     
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    Thanks Evo
    Dt = 918l X 605w X 520 water level
     
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    Tony i run my kalkreactor 24/7 (but very slow drip)and never had any problems day or night keep my alk constent on 8.6 and ph 8.2 to 8.3 but must admit will very from tank to tank
    Calc between 400-450

    Must say that my tank use mag need to dose every 3 day

    Plus do water changes every 2 week 100L
     
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    Man the best fish ever my baby so gentle
     
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    Cool. If your parameters are stable then I cant see the problem. I just had terrible inconsistencies which is why I switched to bio calcium. I want to go the balling method but I just want to weigh out the pros and cons versus the bio calcium
     
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    I was at the lfs on Thursday and they had a huge naso elegans, like almost 30cm long :thumbup:
     

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