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Tank Threads : Evan's 120

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:30
Author: bur01014
Subject: Evan's 120
Posted: January 20 2017 at 1:30pm

evan127 wrote:

I thought I would make a small update.

Lighting: I have decided that I need to reduce my photoperiod a bit. Lights are on from 12:00 to 19:00, full spectrum on from 13:00 to 18:00. I was seeing some corals brown and some bleach a tad. I think it was just too much light for too long, even with my high nutrients.

Nutrients: Things are tough when you don't have a ton of fish in your system. :closedeyes: With such a low bioload, I am pouring in gallons of potassium nitrate. No, not really gallons, but upwards of 25ml per day erherm... Phosphorus is literally not showing up on each test result. I guess it might be time to look into phosphate dosing.

Flow: To be honest, either its user error or I made a bad choice based on technical information, I don't care for the Gyre by itself. Thus why I am looking to trade it away. For whatever reason, in my system, the flow is just not great. I have tried positioning it high, low, to the left a bit, angle the cages up, down, left, right, tilted opposite, everything. I can not get a gyre to circulate in my tank well. Even with my shallow aquascape.

Filtration: I am trying to keep a dirty tank. Its more difficult than I thought. I have always had issues with keeping my inevitable ULNS in the past. One of my new years goals regarding reef keeping was to keep a nutrient rich system. Besides dumping in buckets of potassium nitrate every day and feeding fish 3 to 4 times a day and corals once a day, I am struggling to keep nutrients high. Which brings me to my next point.

Fish: What anthias should I add? I am thinking of adding 2 groups of anthias. One group of 2 females, one male of lyretail. The second group would be maybe 4 female and 1 male of bartlett's. I have thought about adding 8 to 9 more blue green chromis. But that seems kind of boring.


Keep up with the nitrate testing when dosing potassium nitrate.  I would maybe even suggest using a lab grade sodium nitrate instead, to take the need out of testing for potassium, but you're probably fine. Eventually, your tank will stop being able to consume so much and you will find a maintenance dose.  Further, you will find that the maintenance dose will not be needed no longer either as you feed consistently. 

It can be hard to get a nutrient rich tank, as inevitably as you dose nitrate, your phosphate will drop...make sure you have a little of both :) and be careful not to over dose nitrate all in one setting as I did and my phosphate dropped so quickly it produced the same effect as running to much GFO... Regardless, of whether you have many fish or not, you can always just "feed" the tank a lot.  Fish food breaks down into the same forms of nutrients eventually, regardless of whether it has been consumed by a fish or not.  I know it may seem difficult throwing food in a tank with no fish to consume, so I have used liquid foods like oyster feast, etc. so my mentality doesn't suffer too much.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS Neon Green Toadstool Leather and more frags

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:22
Author: kevski
Subject: FS Neon Green Toadstool Leather and more frags
Posted: January 20 2017 at 1:22pm

Replied to PM.  Call or text me and we'll meet up.   801-678-1863
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : Drop-Off Tank Build - Episode 1: Pick Our Sump!

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:17
Author: MarineDepot
Subject: Drop-Off Tank Build - Episode 1: Pick Our Sump!
Posted: January 20 2017 at 1:17pm



Drop-Off Tank Build - Episode 1: Help Us Pick a Sump!

Vote for the next piece of equipment we add to the tank!

Trigger Systems Emerald Sump or Marine Depot Prototype Sump?

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS Neon Green Toadstool Leather and more frags

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:16
Author: pilot_172
Subject: FS Neon Green Toadstool Leather and more frags
Posted: January 20 2017 at 1:16pm

pm'd for the 4th of July Milli
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Striped Candy Cane Coral

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:15
Author: pilot_172
Subject: Striped Candy Cane Coral
Posted: January 20 2017 at 1:15pm


I have a 15 head piece of striped candy cane coral for sale. $20 and located in Bountiful. What you see in the pictures is 2 15 head pieces together.

Mark



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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Zoa Rock FS/FT

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:02
Author: pilot_172
Subject: Zoa Rock FS/FT
Posted: January 20 2017 at 1:02pm

bump
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Equipment : Dart pump crazy loud

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 03:51
Author: evan127
Subject: Dart pump crazy loud
Posted: January 20 2017 at 9:51am

Is the skimmer performing the same as before the noise? Has it overflowed or underperformed on producing skimmate?
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Tank Threads : Evan's 120

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 03:48
Author: evan127
Subject: Evan's 120
Posted: January 20 2017 at 9:48am

kevin.st wrote:

Bartletts can be little jerks.

Little jerks. I don't want jerks in my reef!
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Tank Threads : Evan's 120

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 03:48
Author: evan127
Subject: Evan's 120
Posted: January 20 2017 at 9:48am

WaitForIt... wrote:

i have lyretails, dispar and sunset anthias.  The sunset are my favorite and i love how they keep to the top of the water column.  Hopefully in the near future, i want to add a few sunburst to the mix.  They all get along great!  I too have a hard time with running higher nutrients in my tank.  I've started thinking about dosing potassium nitrate.  There's a lot of differing information on dosing to keep the tank dirty.  I'd like to dirty the water by feeding more, but that's easier said than done for my situation.


I've had the sunsets and dispars on my list too. Nutrients are difficult in my reef. Potassium nitrate helps a ton. I am looking into dosing potassium chloride to elevate phosphorus. Feeding alone couldn't, and hasn't in the past, keep my nutrients at a level I want.
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Equipment : Dart pump crazy loud

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 03:47
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: Dart pump crazy loud
Posted: January 20 2017 at 9:47am

It's not easily accessible. This will be a project.

Adam
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : New Fish, New Coral, Crosshatch Trigger and More!

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 03:45
Author: Aquatic Evolution
Subject: New Fish, New Coral, Crosshatch Trigger and More!
Posted: January 20 2017 at 9:45am




New Frags!

On Sale

Buy 2 Get 1

FREE!


Buy 2 coral frags and get the third one of equal or lesser value free! 
Friday and Saturday only.  Not valid with any other discount or offer
 100's to choose from!Here are a few of them... Rare Female Crosshatch Trigger!

ONLY!

$249.99!

Compare online at $700-$800!
Super Rare!

Male Phsych Head Wrasse!

Only!

$69.99

Compare online @ $150+
Flame Fairy Wrasse Pair!

Only!

$249.99

Compare online $400-$500!

Tons of new Fish too!  Here are a few! ...and a ton more!


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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Crosshatch Trigger, Phsych Head Wrasse WOW!

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 03:42
Author: Aquatic Evolution
Subject: Crosshatch Trigger, Phsych Head Wrasse WOW!
Posted: January 20 2017 at 9:42am


New Frags!

On Sale

Buy 2 Get 1

FREE!


Buy 2 coral frags and get the third one of equal or lesser value free! 
Friday and Saturday only.  Not valid with any other discount or offer
 100's to choose from!Here are a few of them... Rare Female Crosshatch Trigger!

ONLY!

$249.99!

Compare online at $700-$800!
Super Rare!

Male Phsych Head Wrasse!

Only!

$69.99

Compare online @ $150+
Flame Fairy Wrasse Pair!

Only!

$249.99

Compare online $400-$500!

Tons of new Fish too!  Here are a few! ...and a ton more!



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Tank Threads : Evan's 120

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 03:37
Author: kevin.st
Subject: Evan's 120
Posted: January 20 2017 at 9:37am

Bartletts can be little jerks.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS Neon Green Toadstool Leather and more frags

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 03:14
Author: kevski
Subject: FS Neon Green Toadstool Leather and more frags
Posted: January 20 2017 at 9:14am

Bump for the weekend... only 3 Neon Green toadstool Leathers left.
I also added a few 4th July Millie frags for $25. (Very nice pink with red polyps)

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Tank Threads : Evan's 120

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 03:10
Author: WaitForIt...
Subject: Evan's 120
Posted: January 20 2017 at 9:10am

i have lyretails, dispar and sunset anthias.  The sunset are my favorite and i love how they keep to the top of the water column.  Hopefully in the near future, i want to add a few sunburst to the mix.  They all get along great!  I too have a hard time with running higher nutrients in my tank.  I've started thinking about dosing potassium nitrate.  There's a lot of differing information on dosing to keep the tank dirty.  I'd like to dirty the water by feeding more, but that's easier said than done for my situation.
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Tank Threads : Evan's 120

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 03:00
Author: evan127
Subject: Evan's 120
Posted: January 20 2017 at 9:00am

I'm leaning towards just they lyretails right now. Why do you think the bartletts have a bad reputation?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : IM Nuvo LED's

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 02:30
Author: Taketo
Subject: IM Nuvo LED's
Posted: January 20 2017 at 8:30am

Selling 2 Nuvo 18Watt LED fixtures. Only one month old. These are beautiful lights I just want to upgrade to something that has wifi capabilities.
$150 for both
eight- O-one, three- seven - two, nine-four-two-eight

http://www.marinedepot.com/Innovative_Marine_Skkye_Light_Clamp_LED_Light_18_Watt_20_Inch_LED_Light_Fixtures-Innovative_Marine-0I10460-FILTFILDTN-vi.html











Edited by Taketo - 42 minutes ago at 8:33am
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Tank Threads : Evan's 120

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 02:29
Author: kevin.st
Subject: Evan's 120
Posted: January 20 2017 at 8:29am

^^Lyretails and carberrys.  I have a school of 5 in my tank and they have quickly become my favorite.  Bartletts have a bad reputation and I think justifiably so.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : red and green cc

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 00:12
Author: untaimed6
Subject: red and green cc
Posted: January 20 2017 at 6:12am

^
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General Discussion : Cycle

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:18
Author: MadReefer
Subject: Cycle
Posted: January 19 2017 at 11:18pm

I try to have some easy stuff and watch for it doing well. For me, it takes the guess work out. I want it to be ready, I test it and it seems ready, but until I see some macro algae growing well, it is not ready. And then, if easy macro grows, it might be ready for snails and a few crabs.
Maybe an odd question, but how does it smell?
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