Poiro's 1.2

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  1. poiromaniax

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    Hey Guys,

    This tank has been running since about June 2013 after I shut down my 1.5m (Just never made a thread here)

    Specs:

    Tanks

    DT 1200x450x450
    Sump (haven't actually measured it but I believe) 900x400x450
    ATO tank +/- 12L (Want to get a bigger tank for this)

    Lighting

    Zetlight QMaven ZT6600
    2 x Vertex Illumilux MB900

    Flow

    1 x Vortech MP40W (Gen 2)
    1 x Tunze 6085
    Aqua medic OceanRunner 3500 (Return)

    Filtration

    Bubble Magus Curve 5 Skimmer
    +/-25KG Mixed LR
    JNS Aquaria BioPellet Reactor
    2 x 300W Jager Heaters

    Control

    ReefAngel Controller with:

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    • Temp
    • Vortech Control

    Backup

    Vortech Battery
    Generator for extended periods (wired into the house)

    Livestock

    2 x Anthias Squamipinnis
    1 x Sailfin Tang (had this since 2008)
    1 x Clown Goby
    1 x Raccoon Butterfly
    1 x Cleaner Shrimp
    1 x Fire Shrimp
    Nassarius Snails

    Lots of corals :p

    As it stands now (taken last night on phone)

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    poiromaniax Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    I used rock from my previous tank, which I bleached to kill off aptasia and nasties as my previous tank was infested with aptasia (long run I still got aptasia back, so that was futile)

    When moving the tank from previous owner, the overflow pane cracked and I had to have it replaced, which sucked.

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    Finished my overflow plumbing and started putting equipment into position, Skimmer was from my 1.5, never actually used it - changed to a ReefOcto RO-PS1000

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    Put in pretty much all my equipment and started tidying up wires

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    Wires tidied and RO fill begun

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    Filled! (and salted)

    Had to see it with lights on - at this stage, only had Solarmax 4 x 54W T5 and 1 Vertex unit

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    Lovely clean Aragonite (Fiji Pink)

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    I cycled using NP pellets and Bio Digest as well as ZeoBak (similar to how the zeo guys cycle except a bit longer and using pellets instead of stones)
     
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    Cycle completed and my old livestock moved across - had them at a friend in his holding tank until then.

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    January 2014

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    March 2014 - This is when my cyano battle began, I have only now managed to gain the upper hand and it looks to be slowly receding

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    May 2014 - Cyano got really bad, really quick

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    May 2014 - Got my 2nd Vertex unit and picked up some frags from Adee

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    End of May 2014 - Cyano receded for a while with a fortune of manual removal

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    Starting to colour up

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    October 2014 - Cyano still very much so present - and the start of aptasia V2.0

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    Top downs with GoPro

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    March 2015 - Got some new zoa frags

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    Tank has come along nicely! I dig the rics, do you target feed them?
     
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    Thanks :)

    Nope, you don't need to target feed rics, they are just like any other mushrooms
     
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    August 2015 - Aptasia was running rampant - I added a raccoon butterfly a day before

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