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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by PmRg, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. PmRg

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    Yes, will give some time to the cyano errr :)

    The Choati takes the day... morning 1hour after the lights are at 100% :) he comes out for 20minutes I'd say... then he sometimes comes out for a second time but it's hard to see lol

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    Update....

    Hello everyone,

    Continuing from the ATO fail 2.0 lol things are looking good... I lost my T. Maxima most likely because of the SG swing :( still everything else is back to normal and I'm loving the evolution...

    All the elements are almost spot on... let's see how's things in a month time...

    Latest ICP results, received yesterday.

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    At the moment I'm trying to maintain No3 above 0.00 but I'm still fine tuning the No3 dosage... still last week No3 was back to 0.00 and cyano algae is now attacking with a bit more strenght... :)

    Anyway like I said.... generaly everything is OK :)

    Here it is some macro shots taken yesterday with a Sony a7s mk ii + Samyang 100mm Macro f2/8


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  3. steve861uk

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    Wow Pedro.....I've just googled Sony a7s :w00t:. That's one very expensive camera, but does produce awesome pictures, which I think are amazing Big Thumbs Up.
     
  4. CEECH

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    Nice pictures Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Big Thumbs Up love it as well :D :D probably my favourite camera kit atm. thank you :)

    thanks a lot :) Big Thumbs Up
     
  6. PmRg

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    Hello,

    Equipment news... after having 2 ATO problems, I finally got the new Profilux 4 :) now I'm ready to optimize the controls and put fail safes in place to make sure I'm safe :)

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    New sump installation VERY soon :) finally I got all the pieces together :)

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    Update... the system has been very stable, Kh ~7.2 I'm always raising Core7 dosage lol :S

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    My Kh was going down to ~6 dKh so I used Triton Co3 to raise it to my desired level since Ca and Mg are a bit high... anyway finally it looks stable :)

    It's now 14th of Apbril and I prepared a 2 months growth pics, this way growth is even more noticable :)

    Some pictures were hard to take this time... now the frags are starting to get to the size that my 90mm macro lens has too much zoom to photograph the whole coral :) next growth pics I will be changing to 24-70mm lens ahah

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    Even after I had a second problem with my topup system :/ growth has been amazing :D :D


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    Here we go… another update :)

    Last weekend finally I installed my new Seadreams sump and the GHL Profilux 4 :) I'm loving the level of control and security it brings to the system finally some peace of mind ahah

    Still need to organize the wireing… we had lots of rain plus sump area is outside so that delayed the process, when I finish it I'll post more pics :)

    Fore now I'll leave here some photos and videos of the system.

    My macro algae stock… finally I can appreciate it comfortably ahah

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    Sump water path:

    After the bubble breaker, it falls in the filter sock section (filter sock only used when I do major cleaning in the DT) then water comes into the refuge below the algae.

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    Refuge exit into the skimmer/return pump section

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    Lastly a "macro" video of some corals with a FTS in the end :)

    "Video on next next lol post"

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    Refuge update :) the macro algae are growing a LOT under the Radion XR15 Freshwater wow.

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    Also took some time to take frontal pictures of sections of the layout :)

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    Little update...

    Two days after I filmed my "Motion Macros" video, a friend of mine came to visit and brought his camera kit a Sony a7s ii + Samyang 85mm f1.2 e Samyang 100mm macro f2.8 (P.S. I love this kit for video) LOL... so I had to steal this for a couple of hours to take some 4K footage of the corals :)

    Here's the result ... watch it in 4K :)

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    Beautiful looking corals and the quality of the pictures and videos is next to none. Love it. With the fuge is that not making it harder to up your N03 ?

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
     
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    Even 'static' sps move ;) Love that tricolor.

    Nice job!
     
  14. PmRg

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    thanks a lot for the feedback CEECH :) , yes the fuge takes a lot of No3 but also provides sugars which the SPS can sintetize in Amino Acids so it's a balance :)

    I'm actually dosing No3 atm 0.75mg/L per day

    thanks a lot Pelici :D really glad to hear it :)
     
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    Just keeps on Getting Better Big Thumbs Up
     
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    thank you so much Phil :)
     
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    Thats why i asked about the fuge as you said you were dosing it :) your tank looks good so keep doing what you are :)
     
  18. PmRg

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    Hello :)

    Yesterday I got the lastest ICP results of my water, everything is OK... Sr, Zn and I still low... let's fix that for the next test :)

    The tank is looking good, had a bit of a AEFW scare but it's under control I hope.

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    what do you think to the profilux??
     
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    Love it, it's such a piece of mind... all in 1 package my major concerns were heating and topup, now I have redundancies for everything :)
     
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