NaClH2oReefer

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  1. Slightly used bubble magus curve 7 elite. Used so I cannot return. Got this to replace a skimmer I moved to another system and where it goes I cannot get the water level high enough to skim the way I want it too. Recommended depth is 9-11”. Works in 7.5” but the dwell time is really long and produces a very dry skim. $250.00
  2. Changed out a hydor return pump (warranty) installed a second doser for acropower
  3. Caught mine using a water bottle with fishing string tied to it. Dropped it to the sand bed with food inside. When he went in I pulled up and out the tank. Pretty sure he tried the Nemo swim down tactic but it didn’t work 😉
  4. Got the tank filled last night, finished up the wire management some more and got the scape the way I like it. now the wait begins. what is your favorite way to cycle a new tank?
  5. So I decided I wanted to put a tank in my lobby at the office, and what perfect timing with the gallon sale going on at Petco. I started piecing stuff together starting with the tank, then found myself switching from a HOB overflow to drilling. Keep in mind I’ve never drilled glass before and who knew, with a little patience it’s pretty easy. I chose to utilize 2- 1.5” bulkheads, one for the main drain and 1 for an emergency ( cannot be having no floods in the office!) So here are the parts for the build I chose to go with everything DIY was done by me: Aqueon 40B DIY 20G high sump (glass baffles) w/refuge Reef Creators 1000gph low profile overflow DIY Stand 2- AI Prime HD’s Bubble Magus Curve 5 Jager 150w heater IM Mighty Jet 538Gph return 2- Jebao OW-10 wavemakers AutoAqua SMART ATO micro Spent the last two days finishing up the stand and planning out the plumbing, installing surge protectors and pump controllers etc. Got it knocked out. Will be adding the rock back this week and filling the sucker up! I will be using fritz turbo bacteria to help aid in the cycle. I’m going to be running a thin sand bed so far, Fuji pink but I may add in some black also. My plans for this tank are the pretty much the opposite of my larger tank which is 96% SPS and Zoas. This tank will focus on LPS; such as hammers, leathers, plate coral and mushrooms etc. Anyways enough talk here are some photos.
  6. Several things to update. I changed the hanging arms I built to L-brackets off the wall. I picked up some fire sticks from RAP Chicago I mapped out my par using an Apogee par meter using their 1.12 correction factor only for the LED’s. I’ll post a brief par map of coral placement readings. I haven’t finished the spreadsheet yet for the full tank map of t5’s only. I’m still running 48” -4bulb (b+,b+,c+c+) And two lumen bars. I’ve been seeing good growth (for a new tank) and great color so far. Enough talking, here are some pics.
  7. Price to also include the stand and extra pair of filter socks. Sand can remain also if needed.
  8. I’m I figured the odds of a trade were slim. I’m currently building a 40b setup now. I drilled it the other day and built the sump. I hope the 75 goes good though man!
  9. No, would have to come up with more than that.
  10. There are two mounted. Only the one mentioned is available for purchase.
  11. Comes with 4 bulbs. 7 months old. Good for another 5-6 months minimum. Also avaiable for purchase mounted in it, is a 48” LED Lumenbar in their high octane UV blend. $300 for the fixture with bulbs (x2 b+,c+,p+) $120 for the lumenbar (4 months old) Take both for $400 fixture works great and has been successfully growing frags. Just changing my lighting up.
  12. Tank just made 5 months old. Battled some aggressive cyano during the ugly stage. Stayed at it with good husbandry and the tank is looking great. Params are staying stable Nitrate - 5ppm Phos- .02ppm Alk- 8.9dKh Calc- 450 I did change the fish stocking up a little. I lost my copperband to infection/bacteria which also took out my flame angel. I decided not to go with the royal gramma. I went with a high back wrasse over the leopard and I got rid of the mollies for harassing my wrasses. Stock list: Snowflake eel Yellow tang Hippo tang Midas blenny Black ice clown 2 chromis 2 bar dartfish High fin wrasse Tri color wrasse 63BA899D-0654-4268-AD75-92E320353EDB.MOV
  13. Good sized frag here. Normally the polyps are out much further, took this picture not long after today’s water change For sale or trade for another coral $50.00 or best offer. pest free tank
  14. I was using a CA1400 pump as the supply pump. It worked great with it when it was up and running. Pitt337 so you are not coming this weekend?
  15. Hydor performer 705 protein skimmer. Reg price $350.00 Works well, just needs to be cleaned. I rearranged my sump area and this skimmer was too big to fit under my stand after. Rated for 200-300 gallon tank. $80.00
  16. I am selling my 20 gallon IM NUVO Drop Off Panorama AIO. Tank has been up and running with success for almost 10 months. I just no longer need it, my 90 gallons is up and running great. The tank is in excellent condition overall. Return pump works great. Included with sale: Tank Asking Price: $200.00 Also trade for 40 breeder setup.
  17. Do you have a sale price in mind?
  18. Sorry guys! Here is a small update. I finally got almost all of my coral moved over from the 20 gallon drop off I had into this 90 gal system. Mill try to get better pics next week once everything settles in. Also here is the stock list so far. Current frag list in the tank: Fire and ice zoa Blueberry pie zoa Fruit loop zoa Radioactive dragon eye zoa Bam bam Zoas Gatorade Zoas Rasta Zoas Sunny D Zoas Pink ring of death Zoas Ultra red discosoma Marbled discosoma Orange rhodactis Neon green rhodactis Green and orange Yuma Neon green Alveopora Pink Goniopora Neon green cabbage leather Rainbow acan Green star polyp Neon green toadstool SPS Purple Stylophora Bubblegum Digitata Mystic sunset monti Green and Purple Milli Sunset Milli Ponape Birdsne st Pink Lemonade Rasberry Limeade Cornbread Purple Planet
  19. Been a while since I updated here. Sorry Tank has been going great and smooth. Everything in my opinion has been a perfect start. This is the tank as it sits. Almost 2 months since it was filled. Taking it slow and wont be adding coral until it’s stocked with my fish. So far the stock list is Midas Blenny 3 blue/green chromis 2 molly ( were honestly suppose to die in the cycle process lol) 2 zebra bar dartfish flame angel copperband tricolor fairy wrasse only fish left to add are yellow tang leopard wrasse Royal gram
  20. Not sure what this means..?
  21. Well today was the day. Took a little over a day and a half to get these filled. Sand and water went in today. All pumps are working great, drainage is pretty darn quiet. The seltz-D return pump is silent! Luckily no leaks in the bulkheads, tank itself or plumbing. So far so good. Hoping to have it cycled in 6-8 weeks. .