1. Welcome to The Salty Box, a forum to discuss everything related to Marine & Reef Fish keeping in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in discussions with others.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon

    Dismiss Notice

Featured Reefspace 900 Build, The Second Coming

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by McPikie, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. McPikie

    McPikie Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,023
    Likes Received:
    32
    Playing with a couple of lenses last night

    Tamron 70-300 macro
    [​IMG]2018-10-15_10-36-51 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-10-15_10-36-56 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7477 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7485 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7496 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7504 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Helios 44-2M
    [​IMG]D7K_7506 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7510 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7512 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7514 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7516 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7517 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7520 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7522 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7524 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_7528 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
     
  2. McPikie

    McPikie Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,023
    Likes Received:
    32
    Took some more top down shots recently with my Sony Xperia XZ Premium. Starting to see some nice basing out and sprouting on a couple of pieces

    [​IMG]2018-10-30_07-49-55 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-10-30_07-50-00 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-10-30_07-50-04 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Basing out lovely on the left here
    [​IMG]2018-10-30_07-50-08 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-10-30_07-50-19 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-10-30_07-50-24 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    So hard to get a decent photo of the colouring of this one, but it's a yellowy/green base with blue skin and browny with white polyps
    [​IMG]2018-10-30_07-50-29 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2018-10-30_07-50-34 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Tenuis on the right came in all blue, went totally brown, and is now showing some wicked coloration
    [​IMG]2018-10-30_07-50-46 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2018-10-30_07-50-56 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-10-30_07-51-02 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-10-30_07-51-06 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
     
  3. McPikie

    McPikie Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,023
    Likes Received:
    32
  4. McPikie

    McPikie Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,023
    Likes Received:
    32
  5. McPikie

    McPikie Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,023
    Likes Received:
    32
    Well, I haven't added any coral recently. I still need to add a little more rockwork in the mid section. Possibly get that done over the xmas break.

    But seeing my nutrients were low, I've decided to add a couple of fish. I bought a fairy wrasse, orange with a white belly, and a juvenile Pseudodax Moluccanus. I left it two weeks, then added a small yellow tail tamarin and a lovely false leopard. Unfortunately, I haven't seen the false leopard since it went in :(

    Some pics:

    [​IMG]2018-12-14_09-42-13 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-12-14_09-22-49 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-12-14_09-22-57 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-12-14_09-23-03 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-12-14_09-23-09 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-12-14_09-23-17 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-12-14_09-23-24 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-12-14_09-23-39 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Also did an ICP. Seems I am low on Iodine, Molybdenum, Stontium and Boron, all of which are in the FM Balling Lite bottle 1. This is what goes in the calcium mix, but seeing as my tank doesn't chew through Ca mix as fast as the Kh, this doesn't get dosed as much, so I am thinking af adding that supplement to the Kh mix instead, along with Trace 2 and 3.

    [​IMG]2018-12-14_09-39-18 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
     
  6. McPikie

    McPikie Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,023
    Likes Received:
    32
  7. McPikie

    McPikie Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,023
    Likes Received:
    32
    Mayo and doug_amanda like this.
  8. Landshark

    Landshark Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2018
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    9
    Looking great
     
  9. McPikie

    McPikie Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,023
    Likes Received:
    32
    Well, bit of a #### night with the tank. At 10:00pm, the lights go from setting 10 on blues only down to 6 which is just the 3xUVs. As soon as it switched, the UVs started flickering like a lighting storm. As I pulled the chair out of the way to switch the unit off, a wrasse flew passed me and landed on the chair. It was fairly dark, but I am sure it was a yellowtail. I quickly scooped it up and put it back in the tank. Lights turned off and set my T5s to come on from 12pm today until I can pull the evergrow unit off later and see what's wrong. I'm hoping it's just the driver for the 3 UVs which is broke because I have a spare. Guess I could always amend the setting to go from 10 to zero though, effectively cutting out that driver.

    Then, the missus messaged me this morning with a pic of my red fairy wrasse which was on the chair. She seems to think it's the same wrasse who jumped last night :(:(

    I can't even put a jump net on the tank because of how the lighting legs rest on the tank sides. It's these kind of set backs which make me want to just drain the tank down and bin it off.
     
  10. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    2,971
    Likes Received:
    130
    thats such a shame

    can you not amend the light support ?
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice