start my new reef tank

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  1. gaetano

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    I describe my reef tank
    1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) –LITER 510
    2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) –LITER 450
    3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique : NO
    4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.) NO
    5. Are you using Ozone: NO
    6. Are you using UV: NO
    7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume) LGS 1260 FOR LITER 1000
    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels : 0.11 HANNA TEST
    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels :
    10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)
    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) ATI 8 X 54 NEW SUN POWER ( 2 BLU ,1 ACTINIC, 1 PURPLE , 4 WHITE
    12. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) :
    [FONT=&quot]KG, 50 KG [/FONT][FONT=&quot]ROCKS DEATH and 40 kg aragonite[/FONT]
    13. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.) RED SEA, HANNA, KORALLEN
    14. Present dosing, STARTED THE CYCLE ZEOvit THAT SHOULD BRING STABILITY TO THE TANK '
    15. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) 35 SALINITY , TEMP. 25°c, PH 7,90
    16. Which salt brand do you use: MIX: ATI,RED SEA (coral pro salt), KORALLEN.
    17.return pump 2 new jet 3000 ( 1attached to a battery if the lights go out)
    18 .. OVERFLOW 2 discharges of ocean life by 40 mm
    19 .. movement pumps, No. 2 tunze 6095 for movement up and # 2 mp10 es w to the movement downwards.
    20 ... Aquatronica controller for controlling the pH, salinity, temperature and redox




    I put some photos,
    suggestions and criticisms are welcome

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  3. deadmeat2016

    deadmeat2016 Wouter

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    How the hell do you get everything so neat, jealous :blush:
     
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    looking good,very very neat.:thumbup:
     
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    That looks really neat and tidy. The force is strong in your DIY. Do you also straighten books and pens on other people's desks if the opportunity arises? :thumbup:
     
  6. gaetano

    gaetano Thread Starter

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    guys thanks for the compliments,
    but remember that the tank has just started, I hope to remain so even later
     
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    gaetano Thread Starter

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    I'm still reading so much, I delight to do it yourself, it took me a while to realize the control panel but I hope I have put everything and left space for future entries (calcium reactor and some other controller)
    I let that pass termpo ZEOvit is started and insert coral and fish,
    hello to you soon,
    a greeting from Sicily
    Gaetano
     
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    STC-1000 In Reefers Rehab

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    love the scape,u seem to be more than sorted in the equip deartment;)
     
  9. gaetano

    gaetano Thread Starter

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    :thanks:
     
  10. gaetano

    gaetano Thread Starter

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    hi guys
    hot start with, ZEOvit for 4 days,
    everything seems ok.
    not yet seen brown algae, even green algae,
    waiting for them at any moment,
    continuous way,
    I put another picture in a few days
    see you soon

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    Looking good
     
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    WOW! Very nice and neat setup! Great job! Making me jealous as well! :)
     
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    STC-1000 In Reefers Rehab

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    Wicked scape bra

    I know I said it already,just cnt get enuf :lol:
     
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    Really neat work... And i like the scaping too.

    Just somethong you might want to sort out now to avoid headaches in the long run.

    On the picture showing the "pillars" I notice some macro algae. Difficult to identify, but caution is the better part of valour. It seems like its caulerpa macro algae.
    Even in a zeovit low nutrient tank, these macro algae could become a serious plague. Their roots get into everything an breaking them off just spreads the problem. Considering it is only on two rocks at this stage, I recommend some drastic action:
    Remove the rocks and manually remove the algae strands. Then use a butane torch and burn whatever remains to a crisp. Rins the rocks off with some saltwater and you'll be fine. Bacterial damage will be minimal.
     
  15. gaetano

    gaetano Thread Starter

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    I do not understand what you mean and even the translator of google can translate,
    you may say what you mean in simple terms?
     
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    He says the scaping looks realy good;)
     
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    gaetano Thread Starter

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    thanks Express Reef do not know if I just do not understand herself or him that he gets to understand. this is the second time to help me
    instead your English is quiet
     
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    Scaping looks impressive!
    I wish I had your skills!
     
  19. gaetano

    gaetano Thread Starter

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    easy,
    drill bits 12 mm, full bar pvc mm 12, glue koraleen zucht, and a lot of imagination to assemble everything.
    try it you will see that it is not difficult.
     
  20. gaetano

    gaetano Thread Starter

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    sprouted brown algae as expected, expect to turn into green algae, and in 1 week, on with the first fish, flaviscent yellow
    as long as the water parameters are good, in a couple of days the first test

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    gaetano Thread Starter

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    Hi guys.
    Can anyone tell me what is this?
    I saw him today in the tank

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