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Tank Threads : bringing my 29g back to life

7 hours 52 min ago
Author: Davidwillis
Subject: bringing my 29g back to life
Posted: April 24 2018 at 1:20pm

I know, I have been out of the loop for a while.  Hopefully I didn't miss some important reason why it is not used anymore (it never was really very popular, but I am not sure why).
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS Banded Coral Shrimp

8 hours 57 min ago
Author: relethg
Subject: FS Banded Coral Shrimp
Posted: April 24 2018 at 12:15pm

Yes he is. I moved him to another tank last night and his claws came off. This has happened before and they will grow back. You can have him for free if you like.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS Banded Coral Shrimp

11 hours 58 min ago
Author: solofish731
Subject: FS Banded Coral Shrimp
Posted: April 24 2018 at 9:14am

Is the shrimp still available
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Tank Threads : bringing my 29g back to life

12 hours 33 min ago
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: bringing my 29g back to life
Posted: April 24 2018 at 8:39am

Wow, Hiatt system! That's a blast from the past. Not something you hear everyday.

Adam
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Tank Threads : bringing my 29g back to life

13 hours 34 min ago
Author: Davidwillis
Subject: bringing my 29g back to life
Posted: April 24 2018 at 7:39am

Sure, I will post more pictures.    Like I said in my first post, I have run this system before, and it does work great at keeping the nutrients down, and a clean tank.  My problems before what that my sps corals would not live long, and also my angel fish suffered from HLLE, which has been linked to the use of carbon, but not proven (as far as I know).  

Where did you find places to read about this system?  I tried to see if I could find more information before starting it again, and found very little.  There were a few reviews showing it working, but when they went to a larger system did not continue with it due to the large amount of carbon they would need.  I also saw a lot of people that did not like the system (even though they never used it) because they thought it would not work.  So if you have some good sources, then I would like to read up on it more.   I could not find any new articles, or of anyone still using the system, which is a concern to me.

I do know the bacteria works great at cycling a tank.  The first time I did it, I was very concerned about adding all my fish at one time with a new tank.  But it has worked every time.  This time I even tried it with an anemone (with is more sensitive) and it is doing fine.   I do think I may get the element blox though, or it may die from lack of trace elements (I suspect this is why my sps corals died, but I still don't know).

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Equipment : Lighting suggestions

15 hours 46 min ago
Author: phys
Subject: Lighting suggestions
Posted: April 24 2018 at 5:27am

AI, Kessils, Ecotech... They're kind of all the same now. The only difference is how you want to play with them, how much you want to spend and how you want the light to spread. AIs are kind of finicky, kessils are basic, Ecotech are less finicky and not as basic. They all grow stuff if you get the right amount of them and other parameters are in check.
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Tank Threads : bringing my 29g back to life

15 hours 59 min ago
Author: Wrogers
Subject: bringing my 29g back to life
Posted: April 24 2018 at 5:14am

Would love to see pics of this tank in a year. I have read a lot now on this system with mixed reviews. Love reading about things I have not seen or heard of 
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Equipment : Lighting suggestions

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 22:56
Author: Wrogers
Subject: Lighting suggestions
Posted: April 24 2018 at 4:56am

We have a 24*24*24 cube with one Kessel 360. Then we have a Red Sea 750 xxl with 4- Hydro 26. Right now I would say Kessel wins ... Both are good any questions fill free to PM me. You could even come over and play with both of them if you would like.

Edited by Wrogers - 10 hours 2 minutes ago at 4:58am
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Equipment : Lighting suggestions

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:23
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: Lighting suggestions
Posted: April 23 2018 at 9:23pm

It's sort of a generic question, as I'm looking to light a few tanks. One in particular is dividing my current 300 gal tanks into three light fixtures.

Adam
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Tank Threads : bringing my 29g back to life

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:44
Author: WildBill
Subject: bringing my 29g back to life
Posted: April 23 2018 at 8:44pm

Cool. Never heard of that system.
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Fish : aptasia eating filefish

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:45
Author: Wrogers
Subject: aptasia eating filefish
Posted: April 23 2018 at 7:45pm

one of my fist fish was a File-fish. He like the taste of coral. He had to go.. Maybe you will get lucky. For me the $20.00 dollar fish was not worth the $300.00 Coral he ate. That is just my take on it..laser will work just don't give up. 
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Tank Threads : bringing my 29g back to life

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:12
Author: Davidwillis
Subject: bringing my 29g back to life
Posted: April 23 2018 at 4:12pm

I mixed the saltwater, and added the fish with the "right now" bacteria the next day, (I added the Right now bacteria 5 minutes before adding the fish as per the instructions with the hiatt system).

Edit:  The cycle takes 24 hours, but I never saw any ammonia nitrite or nitrate.



Edited by Davidwillis - 19 hours 46 minutes ago at 4:14pm
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : GIVEAWAY: Vertex Puratek Deluxe 100 GPD RO/DI

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:56
Author: Premiumaq
Subject: GIVEAWAY: Vertex Puratek Deluxe 100 GPD RO/DI
Posted: April 23 2018 at 3:56pm

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Tank Threads : bringing my 29g back to life

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 07:41
Author: WildBill
Subject: bringing my 29g back to life
Posted: April 23 2018 at 1:41pm

How long did you cycle the tank?
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Tank Threads : Jester's progress and upgrades

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 07:01
Author: Jesterrace
Subject: Jester's progress and upgrades
Posted: April 23 2018 at 1:01pm

Feeding Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUlDZhjIgaQ&t=4s
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Tank Threads : bringing my 29g back to life

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 04:30
Author: Davidwillis
Subject: bringing my 29g back to life
Posted: April 23 2018 at 10:30am

So far so good.  I have had fish in the tank for 17 days, and still have not seen any algae on the glass to need cleaning.

I tested for nutrients today just to see what they were.

Ammonia- 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 0
phosphate - 0

I am really surprised this system is not more popular than it is.  However I see they now recommend using sea lab trace element blox

When using Tri Base Pelletized Carbon (TBPC) for your bio media and filtration system, it will absorb trace elements that you add to your aquarium water. By using the Sea Lab Trace Element Blox the needed trace elements are added to the tank automatically. NO measuring and NO worry that your marine animals are not getting the sufficient trace elements they require.

I wonder if that is why I had problems keeping corals alive, and my angelfish suffered from HLLE???

Anyway, so far with just fish, and an anemone it seems to be doing great.  But I might get some trace element blocks...?
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Fish : Aquarium compatible sharks

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:34
Author: Jesterrace
Subject: Aquarium compatible sharks
Posted: April 23 2018 at 9:34am

Sharks and Rays are listed as Expert for a good reason.  They are very messy eaters/waste producers and very sensitive to nitrates.  If you are looking for the easiest to keep (relatively speaking of course) at the lowest cost then the 3 would be a California Ray (150 gallon minimum for a single specimen), a Coral Catshark or Australian Marbled Catshark (180 gallon minimum for a single specimen).  The Ray reaches 10 inches and the sharks get just over 2 feet max.  The Bamboo shark is the cheapest to buy initially but gets over 3 feet and requires between 350 and 400 gallons minimum to keep a single specimen long term.  The Epaullette gets over 4 feet long and requires between 450-500 gallons minimum for a single specimen.  The Coral Catshark would be my preference since they stay small and during the day are pretty sedentary but at night they will stalk the tank like a requiem shark and are voracious feeders.  Sharks and Rays will basically require you to have a plumbed water change system in order to keep up, especially if you want more than one as you will be changing out significant amounts of water each week.  To keep costs down it might be best to go with a pond setup rather than a traditional tank as it is much cheaper.   You can use live rock as well, but it won't be in the main tank/pond, it will need to basically all be in a huge sump.  
Something like this would work for a pond:
https://www.sharkandreef.com/koi-ponds-shark-ponds-pools/



Edited by Jesterrace - 19 hours 24 minutes ago at 9:36am
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Fish : aptasia eating filefish

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:17
Author: Jesterrace
Subject: aptasia eating filefish
Posted: April 23 2018 at 9:17am

The Matte Fish (Matted Filefish) is considered the best aiptasia destroyer out there, they might nip at your corals but if you keep it well fed it should be fine.   
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Large devils hand

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 02:01
Author: Jeffatpm
Subject: Large devils hand
Posted: April 23 2018 at 8:01am

Gone
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Equipment : Lighting suggestions

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 01:53
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Lighting suggestions
Posted: April 23 2018 at 7:53am

Is for the Rhinopious tank? What are you planning to grow in it?
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