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Titus' Reef Conservation

Discussion in 'Marine Reef Journals' started by Titus, Jul 28, 2016.

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  1. Titus

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    Carberryi Anthias

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    Hello SGReefers!

    Decided to start a thread to journal down my entire journey of reefkeeping. I named it "Titus' Reef Conservation" partly out of jest and partly because of the predicament that the world's reefs are facing. Indeed, there is a high chance that the only reefs available 50 years down the road would be those in the tanks of hobbyists!

    So here's some pictures to commemorate the beautiful beginning of a new journey!

    My 2 feet nano tank - currently still running
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    16 July 2016 - CRA came to install tank
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    Was initially very disappointed when there was a mistake with the cabinet design, causing the pipes to be unable to run through, and they had to take away the cabinet. Fortunately, the CRA crew was very efficient, rectifying the problem and bringing it back the same day.

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    Water and sand in

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    Did the scape till 3am... Wasn't 100% satisfied but was too tired and now too busy to rescape

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    MOHA said that for this new tank, chiller must be in the cabinet or no green light (they want a clean and neat look). So, had to create vents at the side of the cabinet, front of the doors, and the entire back of the cabinet is open. Hope that would extend the chiller's lifespan a little longer while functioning in such an envrionment.

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    Nearly quit reefing because of this tedious crap!!! Ha!


    It will be close to two weeks soon! Have been cycling the tank with Aquaforest Probio S, Bio S, NP Pro, and had some PSB Totto bacteria so used it as well. Still no sign of diatoms, maybe because my ATI has not been installed. Waiting for Prestech to come by next Saturday to install the fixture! Fingers crossed!
     
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    What are the dimensions of the new tank?

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    Dimensions of the tank are 4 feet x 2 feet x 20 inch!
     
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    27 July 2016
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    Unboxing of this baby yesterday. First time using ATI. Unwrapped but not in use yet!

    Equipment List:
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    Display tank
    : 4ft x 2ft x 20"
    Sump tank: 30" x 16" x 18"
    Return pump: Jebao DC12000
    Skimmer: Bubble Magus Curve 7
    Chiller: Hailea HS-90a
    Lighting: ATI 8 x 54w Sunpower, non-dimmable
    Wavemakers: 1 Maxpect Gyre XF150 & 1 Jecod CP-40
    Reactor: TLF Phosban Reactor 150 (for Aquaforest carbon and phosphate minus)
    Filtration: Filter wool -> Refugium (Cheato) -> Skimmer -> 6 litres of Siporax
    Sand: Grade 3 sand

    Additives List:
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    Bacteria:
    Aquaforest Probio S, Bio S, NP Pro, and PSB Totto (Bio S and PSB Totto only for cycling period)
     
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    Exciting times! Are you sure its not titus obsessive compulsive tank? Just kidding ya bro!


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    Awesome man. Nice to see an upgrade. If need to offload any of your corals, just shout.


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    Haha basket you! Still remember...

    Thanks thanks!
     
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    Nice setup. You cant go wrong with ATI lights.

    Your skimmer might need to upgrade if your bioload is higher

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    Thanks! Yea will have to monitor and see. Only scared bigger skimmer = bigger footprint. My sump tank space very tight cos chiller took up all the space :/
     
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    First coral in the tank because it doesn't need light! And feeding it with mysis will seed my tank with some nutrients for the bacteria. Nice nice white rocks thanks to youdontknowme bleaching method!
     
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    Nice new tank. Camping to see how it progress...
     
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    Swee la!! Exciting times.


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    Thanks bro! :)

    Haha indeed man. What a time to be alive!
     
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    Shot in the dark
     
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    Will you be keeping your old tank running after transferring all ur stuff over here?
     
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    Nope, will be selling it away. Too expensive to have 2 chillers running and too lazy to do up a connected system.
     
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    The fish with the blur face - flame hawk
     
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    Unpacked my ATI! Prestech came over for installation last Saturday and did a pretty neat job. Will update pics on that soon!
     
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    wa so shiny! remember to put on the slash guard at all times ! once reflector rusted, it is useless liao.
     
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    I dont know you, but what is slash guard?
     

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