New A.G.E. 40x28x22 Pic intense

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  1. BTowned

    BTowned Peppermint Shrimp

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    I finally took delivery of my tank mid April after a long 10 week wait. But once I removed the top of the crate, i was extremely pleased.
    Here it is on the custom stand built by a lfs.
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    40x28x22 three sides of starphire, external overflow box of 1/2" acrylic, and 1" PVC bottom, rimless design. 2@ 1 1/2" Drains 2@ 3/4" returns

    Equipment: custom acrylic sump, ATB Small Cone, Schuran Jetstream1, 2 Vortech MP40W, Eheim 1262 for return, Tunze Osmolator, 1/3HP drop in chiller with dual rancho controller and ATI 10x39W Powermodule. 75 lbs. Live rock, 40 lbs live sand: just for the look up front and around the rocks.

    Transfer complete, centering light
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    The tank gets a lot of early morning natural sunlight
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    Final aquascape complete
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    Better pics from a member of local reef club
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    heres a side shot showing the openess behind the rockwork
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    FTS
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    hope you enjoy
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  3. kingterra

    kingterra Skunk Shrimp

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    awesome set up you have there
  4. invert phil

    invert phil Millepora

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    Love your sps, that looks like a brilliant set up, have you got any pics of the sump? What T5 tubes is it set up with?
  5. BTowned

    BTowned Peppermint Shrimp

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    Thanks for the comments...here's my bulb set up
    The bulbs I run are from the
    Front
    Blue+
    Aquablue special
    Super Actinics
    Blue +
    Aqua Science 22K
    Aqua Science 15K
    Fiji Purple
    Aqua Science 22K
    Aquablue Special
    Blue+

    Sump, pic taken after getting everythin in there, wires a mess
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  6. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    your tank is amazing...
  7. Cat4wisson

    Cat4wisson Feather Duster

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    Wow I love the look of your tank, very nice and clean design.
    How old is this tank? You seem to have a lot in it if you just got it this past April.

    Keep posting the pics,

    Awesome:cheesy:
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  9. BTowned

    BTowned Peppermint Shrimp

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    Thanks, I ordered the tank in January, and within a week, had rocks cooking in a big tote, I used rocks out of my sump to seed Marco Rocks I ordered. I placed 80% new rock in with 20% rock from my existing 60G custom that was up for over a year. None of the rock i reused was in the old sandbed. And each rock was sloshed in 5 gallon buckets of saltwater to get rid of any detruis build up. Because some of the rock had GHA and BA on them, I began a mild vodka dosing schedule using 2 ml of vodka a day. I also started the tank with 2 vials of Prodibio Biodigest to boost the bacteria in the tank.

    Just short of 3 weeks, and my corals are starting to show the tell tale signs of ULN's, so I will start to dose 4 drops of Zeovit AA's every few days. My telltale sign of good parameters is my RBTA which looks better than before since he held onto his rock and i was able to get it into a lower flow area...
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    The GHA in that pic has disappeared from the tank....
  10. Powerman

    Powerman Giant Squid

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    Looks great. What size is it.
  11. BTowned

    BTowned Peppermint Shrimp

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    The tank itself is just under 110G, thanks :)
  12. invert phil

    invert phil Millepora

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    Is that bulb over your sump just to allow you to see into the sump or is there a mini refugium incorporated into part of the sump? I have read that bacteria systems to produce ULNS use a lot of potassium, do you test for this and supplement or are you doing more frequent water changes?