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Featured 60g Mixed Reef + Seahorse Display Refugium

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by Afonso, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Afonso

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    Having this tank running for 6 weeks now I thought it's probably time to make a tread on here to log the development of this tank

    Tank:

    24" cube 10mm glass with corner weir

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    Sump:

    24" diy glass/acrylic 6 stages

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    Stand:

    Diy steel frame 50mm box channel

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    Equipment:

    Light - ATI sunpower 6 bulbs plus led for moonlight

    Circulation - 2 jebao 4000l with twin controller

    Stc 1000

    I'll edit this later can't be asked right now

    Current Parameters:

    PH 8.0
    NO2 0.05
    NO3 0.5
    PO4 0.02
    Mg 1680
    Ca 440
    Kh 9

    Stable from week


    Might as well leave a few vid of how the tank is doing now








    Thanks for looking, any suggestions will be appreciate








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  2. steve861uk

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    Looking good - all nice and clean for now (will soon change as it matures :)).

    Can't see vids until I get home (something to look forward too).....work has a restriction on what we can/can't see (censorship!) :mad:
     
  3. Afonso

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    For now lol, red coroline is already taking over the tank lol




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  4. Afonso

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    New addition



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    Clam and a yellow tang


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    Very nice Afonso,I love the blue maxima clam.
     
  6. Afonso

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    The frogspawn looks more happy today, only introduced yesterday

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    enough of coral let's see some plants the fuge has gone crazy this last few days. Still my favourite bit in the tank. Might have to look for some clippers this weekend.

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  7. shady

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    Do you have any worries about the Caleurpa going asexual ??
     
  8. Afonso

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    Nooooo, I've been using caleurpa for a few years with no problems to be honest might be a lot of mixed reviews on this algae myself I've never seen a tank crash by using this algae and I've read that the die off of algaes in your tank can be a good thing. For now is going to stay, my main test kit is my eyes if I see things changing then I'll have to rethink but for now am happy whith what I see lol


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  9. Afonso

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    Nothing new here tank getting der slow and steady also started a frag rack aiming at frag swap once the settled


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  10. steve861uk

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    Is looking awesome and I like the idea of a frag rack, maybe to grow some Zoa

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  11. Afonso

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    Thanks bud, the rock work is getting darker now which is good as I hate the look of new rock. I wish I've bought utter caos twice now and they keep running away only reverse space monsters seem to do well maybe because I don't like the as much : ironically

    I've seen your update it's cool to see the nem and clown together need to have a go at a nem sometime but the fact they go rogue every now and den scares me lol


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  12. Afonso

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    Sunday night readings

    Ph 8,0
    No2 <0,01
    No3 0,5
    Po4 <0,02
    Mg 1680
    Ca 480
    Salinity 1,025


    Nitrite and nitrates a bit to low for my own taste got to find a way to bring it up a tad



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  13. Afonso

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    Trimming day

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    Red dragons growing hopefully i'll have my sump on fire in the next 8 months


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    Testing 1 2 3


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    A bit of a sump update

    I've moved all the caleurpa into a second fuge so now only dragons can grow

    Afonso

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    And at last the seahorses are in




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