New to reefing 210gal

Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by Richard01, 16 Jul 2015.

  1. Richard01

    Richard01

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    Hi to all

    I have a reef tank it is 800l in total
    It's 1520× 800×600 custom built. Bubble magus over flow box into a sock. With a standard 4foot 200l sump running at half. In the sump I have a bubble magus curve 5 and bouy skimmer 2 pellet reactors one with all in one and the other with normal biopellets. 6000L return pump that also runs the reactors. Inside the tank I have a dsb120kg in for a month now, 60kg live rock. 2 wave makers dymax Rex led+ odyssey t5 light.
    Inhabitants
    1 fox face one spot
    1 naso tang
    1 hippo tang
    1 scopaz tang
    1 leopard wrasse
    1 bicoloure blenny
    1 coral beauty
    1 anthia
    2 cardinals pajama
    3 yellow damsels
    2 clowns
    2 yellow tail damsels
    3 cleaner shrimp
    6 hermit crabs
    Corals
    1 trumpet
    2 hammer
    1 clove polyp
    4 mushroom
    1 Green polyp leather
    Green button polyp
    Colt
    Green open brain
    cup coral
    3 plate corals
    Cabbage coral
    Some polyps I don't know.
    The tank has been running for just over a year now.
    It all started with a nano then four foot now this one and still not big enough. I've been reading a lot on this forum and have found lots of my info from here thumbs up for that
     
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  3. Dexter

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    Welcome to masa!!! How about some pics when you get a spare minute
     
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    masahello

    Your tank sounds awesome, please upload some pics for us to see :)
     
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    Will do as soon as I collect all the pics from the beginning of the build. Thanks for the warm welcome.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    The 60l nano (the beginning)
     
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    [​IMG]
    The four foot
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Thanks dark mold![​IMG]this is my best friend helping me build our tank. He was the reason we started the tanks. We walked past a freshwater tank setup and it took us an hour to get him away from it. That weekend I bought the nano
     
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    Nice looking tank!
    The nano is a great tank to keep as can be used as a temporary holding tank/quarantine etc incase a fish or coral does not look well. I have lost count the number of times I relied on my little startup nano to help me in this regards :)
     
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    Thanks.That is what I use it for "hospital tank" my son knows it as his☺
     
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    [​IMG]I think this was the first setup for the tank.
     
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    And now he sits in the tank and watches the TV, lol. :p

    Welcome to the forum. :)
     
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    Thanks a lot we feel part of the family already. Just a quick one, every time I add new all in one biopellets I get a cyano outbreak will this happen every time?
     
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    I think you add to many pelletts at once. Does the water become cloudy?
     
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    Not at all. I added 500g last week. This was the first outbreak about 6 months ago that I fixed with chemi clean, not a big fan of chemicals. [​IMG]and this is now[​IMG]
     
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    What would be the best amount of biopellets to add at a time? And how long to wait between adding?
     
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    Does anyone know where and what ph digital test pen is the best?
     
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    Got rid of the alge by leaving the lights on actinic for a few days. After 1.5 years of biopellets I'm going a different route.
     
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