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Featured Paul's Red Sea Reefer 450

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by Fishpalace, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Fishpalace

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    Lol. Will wait and see if he comes out today before putting Dr. before my initials. What you doing about skimmer, working yet?
     
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    Not run carbon before in a tank so now I have room, in a sump, I bought a litre of rowa carbon.

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    I know many people use a reactor but I already have a deltec for rowaphos so decided to use the 2 socks that come with it, 500ml in each.

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    Positioned one in between the outlet for reactor and intake for skimmer whilst the other sock is going just before the intake of return pump to maximise flow through it without blocking it.

    Paul
     
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    You put the whole lot in at once?! Hahah seems a lot to me! But I've never been that accurate with mine. I just put a 'bit' in a bag and change it about every 6 week. I wouldn't worry about putting it in a reactor; there is no benefit IMO.

    I do think it is an essential addition though mate. Just in case there are any nasty bits in the water and simple enough to use.
     
  4. Fishpalace

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    Was told 1L for a 450L tank although I think it is probably OTT..
     
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    [MENTION=14861]fish[/MENTION]place hows the fish? He still alive? Can we call you dr fish yet lol not yet mate just doesn't want to produce
     
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    Thanks, lol

    All ok yesterday but he does have a habit of disappearing for days so will see how it goes.

    Have you got the skimmer working yet? Mine is pulling out loads of crud, can't believe how much after only 3 weeks.
     
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    Ha mate doesn't want to produce for me ;(
     
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    Peacock wrasse has today come out to play after not being seen since Sunday. Was a little concerned although not the first time he has disappeared for a day or so :)
     
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    A Couple of fts of the carpet surfing peacock wrasse

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    Happy days mate so you are now the fish doctor lol
     
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    Lol, let's hope these healing hands are not required anymore.
     
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    Tank is beginning to take shape with corals colouring up and growing nicely, took some photos of how tank is looking and in a month or too will add some more corals.

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    Trying to interfere as little as possible by just filling ATU, changing the filter socks and emptying the skimmer cup every 2 to 3 days.

    The NYOS skimmer can really pull crud from the water

    Paul
     
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    Looking good mate. That wall style of scape is starting to grow on me!
     
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    Thanks appreciate it.

    Would like to take the credit but when I first got the tank I had no time so my wife and youngest filled the tank and aquascaped too.

    Was not overly impressed when they txt me to say they had built a wall however it has grown on me, is different height and shapes with loads of ledges etc for SPS at top and LPS and Zias elsewhere.

    The fish luv it as loads of places to hide too and I am surprised how natural it looks.

    Looking forward to watching it grow out.

    Paul
     
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    Yes I'm not a lover of wall of rock but to be fair yours looks good , and plenty of room for coral additions Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Looking very clean and nice :clap:
     
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    Yh have to say myself wasnt to keen but my good it looks stunning
     
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    Thanks [MENTION=23241]nodster[/MENTION], [MENTION=23317]dannydization[/MENTION] & [MENTION=22835]CEECH[/MENTION]..

    Just need to set up the dosing pump this weekend and start adding some calcium as reduced to 350 and needs a kicker to help the corals continue their growth spurt. :)

    Paul
     
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    Any of my fish get sick or surf its upto to Dr Paul to give it kiss of life :whistling:
     
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