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  1. Quintonv

    Quintonv

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    Please comment on my figures

    My params for the 2 tanks as tested 16/10



    1m Tank

    SG 1.024
    PH 8
    KH 10.6
    NH4 0.02
    NO2 0.1
    NO3 10
    PO4 0.75
    Calc 600
    Mag 1470

    This tank only has DSB with Cheato (that doesnt seem to be working)
    (i think i might be overfeeding)
    I use to do the slurry method for Kalk

    Cube

    SG 1.024
    PH 8
    KH 9.6
    NH4 0.02
    NO2 0.1
    NO3 2
    PO4 0.1
    Calc 550
    Mag 1470

    This tank has been running NP Pellets for 3 weeks now,
    This will be my SPS tank


    How can i improve?
     
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  3. archiecrain

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    For your Cube......Whats your lighting going to be? What will the flow be and how are you going to keep params stable? Do you have major fluctuations in Temp? KH(this is the killer)? Will you have an auto top up?
     
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    Just uploaded pix

    Cube has a 150w MH
     
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    As for KH i will be dosing Kalk as well as building a topup this weekend
     
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    Your cube looks much the same as mine....similar size, same lighting....

    I battled keeping KH stable (still do) I have a fairly wide temp swing between day and night, so added a fan on timer. I have double the pumps in my tank and still think my flow needs to be upped....

    But if you diligent I cant see why it wont work, infact Ill be watching with interest to see how you go with this tank!!
     
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    Your calcium seems rather high.
     
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    Shap Mnr, i try not to disappoint :thumbup:
     
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    the cube looks nice.
    But is looks like a lot of condensation inside the cabinet of the cube. That will lead to issues later. Maybe have round holes cut, and use some PC size fans.

    The phosphate reading on bigger tank is higher than the cube. But if a softy dominated tank, that is better. Think about where leathers and pincushion are on the reef compared to SPS. Lower down and a lot of crap rain down on them.

    The globe for Cheato, what is that? A Warm white? I had better results with cool white. and what wattage? Maybe cheato issue is the light. Do you see the light? :)
     
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