I am throwing in the towel. (12/10/14)

Discussion in 'General Reef Topics' started by Kevin_E, Sep 22, 2014.

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  1. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Thanks. They've come along way. Wish I would have left well enough alone last March. Ibwould have a much Fuller tank and wouldn't have lost half of my coral.

    Thanks Matt. I still have the UV running, but I'm not sure it's necessary anymore.

    I'm leaving well enough alone for now. No changes.
     
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  3. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Tank is coming down.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    You had a nice run, you'll be back.;)
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Sooner than you think. ;)
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    [Whistle]

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice Kevin. How big, what lighting?????
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    It's a 55 gallon. I built the stand 2 years ago. The tank has been sitting in a storage room. Due to some unforseen issues in my apartment unit, management is allowing us to move to a new unit. I chose a bottom floor unit so I could set the tank up.

    I am going to stick with the 250-watt metal halide and then add a second unit along side. I also have a dual t-5 retrofit setup that may setup for actnic usage down the road. I would then run the halides less.

    Everything else will be from my 20. Same acrylic sump, skimmer, fuge light, return pump plumbing etc.
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Here's a better image of the setup.
     

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    Servillius Montipora Digitata

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    I'm real glad to hear you're still in the game and that looks like a very cool setup. Here is my though on new setups. Most failures result from nutrient overload in the first 3 months of the setup. All the stuff we dump in in the beginning overloads the system and prevents it from finding a stable equilibrium. Go easy on the rock, etc. in the beginning, feed very little, keep the fish load almost nonexistent and give the little stuff a chance to establish itself.
     
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