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Discussion in 'Nano Tanks (11-30gal)' started by McPikie, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. McPikie

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  2. doug_amanda

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    Looking good Phil, :thumbsup:

    What camera you using? The colours of the fish look fantastic.
     
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  4. McPikie

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    Nikon D7000 with a mixture of 18-55mm kit lens and 70-300mm Tamron Macro
     
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    So, Merser is closing down his house tank while he moves and gave me the opportunity of taking/babysitting some corals for him. I also managed to stick down a few which have been on the sandbed too long as I have been too lazy to get the milliput out

    [​IMG]2017-10-23_01-15-23 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-10-23_01-15-29 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-10-23_01-15-36 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-10-23_01-15-44 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-10-23_01-15-55 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-10-23_01-16-21 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-10-23_01-16-31 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Had to move/trim this as it was getting too big

    [​IMG]2017-10-23_01-16-02 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Then did some testing

    [​IMG]2017-10-23_01-16-37 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-10-23_01-16-43 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Gonna need to up that Kh to about 8

    FTS at the mo

    [​IMG]2017-10-23_01-16-15 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
     
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    Got the DSLR out again given the new additions

    [​IMG]D7K_6136 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]D7K_6142 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
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    looks really good and some great pictures as usual.
     
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    Not much room left Phil, anymore and your going to need a bigger tank,, looks great :)
     
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    Nipped up to my LFS, Kraken Corals on Saturday for some Peppermint shrimps to tackle my aip outbreak. Took 3 home and, once in, I havent seen them since. I might get the red torch out tonight after lights out, see if I can see them doing their thing.

    Whilst at Kraken, they had a deal on frags for black friday, 3 for £30, so picked up a nice green millipora, a lovely ice blue tenius which looked to have yellowy tips coming through, and a random pale one, which also looks to be tenius of some kind

    [​IMG]2017-11-27_10-55-48 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-11-27_10-55-36 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-11-27_10-55-42 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Getting a bit full in there now

    [​IMG]2017-11-27_10-55-53 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
     
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    Update. Had a few issues recently, some of the new mini colonies started to strip, as did some stylo. I couldnt figure it out, was dosing a bit of bicarb everyday, trying to keep Kh at 8. Then I picked up some peppermints to deal with my aip infestation. Checked the Sg from the shop. 1.029!!! Jesus, thats a bit high. Dripped them for around 30 mins and popped them in. Then double checked tank, showing 1.026.

    Then I decided to check refractometer with RO....... -4!!! I've calibrated it with the RO, and slowly brought the tank back up to 1.026, re-checking the calibration every time with RO where its been bang on zero before testing water. Maybe that was the issue? anyways, some pics:

    [​IMG]2017-12-06_10-34-43 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-12-06_10-34-53 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-12-06_10-35-04 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Some nice blue coming through on the tips here
    [​IMG]2017-12-06_10-35-12 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-12-06_10-35-40 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Bit of stripping from the base
    [​IMG]2017-12-06_10-35-26 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2017-12-06_10-35-34 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-12-06_10-35-50 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    And for the first time in over a week I noticed two of these out and about
    [​IMG]2017-12-06_10-36-25 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
     
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    Nice setup, you can't beat a nice bargain!

    Also you have some stunning Sps!

    You will have to check out my Thread as I am getting up the same tank that I got the other day from my LFS.
     
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    Any picture of your sump please!

    I am in the process of setting mine up and could do with a few ideas.
     
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    The sig sump is a pain in the dick. Mine goes:

    Drain, no filter sock anymore.
    Into next small chamber which houses the cheato
    Then into first large chamber where the skimmer and first heater are.
    Then final chamber which has the return pump, phos reactor and secondary heater

    [​IMG]2017-09-06_02-32-31 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-08-07_11-22-29 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
     
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    Oh nice layout you have but have you got the standard sump? It's smaller then mine lol.

    I am thinking about adding mineral mud in my sump with cheato.
     
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    Yeah, mine is the standard sump, but it's in a larger home made cabinet, so may look smaller. The sig sump kinda goes round in a circle, unless you have a different set up? Can you upload a pic of yours?
     
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    Yes I see now,just looked at one of your picture of the tank&cabinet.

    Yes my sump is the same.

    My sump is the wrong way round at the moment,just doing few modification.
     

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