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Old 04-06-2012, 03:45 AM   #31
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No, you don't want that. The koralias are only good with their proprietary wave controller as far as I have heard. You don't need a wavemaker anyway. I would use 2 x 1400gph Koralias and call it a day. Those 750s will seem weak.
Mr_X thanks for the chime in.

I already bought the wavemaker pro for 30$ today in the morning. So you are saying sell the wavemaker and all the 620 korilia power heads I have and just buy 2 X 1400gph and that will do it? Wouldn't it create linear flow?
What about random flow?

In brief what I will have; ( feel free to comment or make suggestions)
2x 175 hd, 2x135 watt power compact attenic lights; ( current USA)
90 gallon system with 40 gallon sump refugeium as I posted before. With cheto in refugeium with deep sand bed. Main goal of this To bring down nitrates.
Fish;
Yellow tank;
Small hippo tang ( will go in friends 240 gallon in October)
Royal gramma, 5 chromis, 2 clownfish,
Maybe; 1- carpenter wrasse, 2x pink anthias

Corals+ critters:
2 rose bubble tip anemone's (split) 15" and 4"
Anthilia's, Xenia, bubble coral, colt coral, hammer coral, zoa's, green star polyps;

Want to add;
Mushrooms ( red / purple), orange/ blue clam, large feather dusters 2,

Plz Suggest clean up crew in # and animals too.
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Koralias have a broad stream. They are not like maxijets or similar and throw water in a straight line. 2 of them pointed at each other and the currents from each bouncing off of each other will create plenty of random turbulence.
You might even need more than the 2 x 1400's, so I wouldn't sell all of the 620 gph ones just yet.
Did you already purchase the lighting? I would suggest the LED panels I am using over my current tank instead of the halides and power compacts. Much cheaper to run and no yearly bulb expense.
Check out my build thread (Doug's 250....now 300, in-wall build).

As for a clean up crew, just add some snails and such sparingly. Whatever you add will need food supplied for it, and in many cases, new tanks are void of food. Odds are more than not people are starving large amounts of snails and crabs and such.
Nothing cleans like a good algae scraper and a water change.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:16 AM   #33
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Koralias have a broad stream. They are not like maxijets or similar and throw water in a straight line. 2 of them pointed at each other and the currents from each bouncing off of each other will create plenty of random turbulence.
You might even need more than the 2 x 1400's, so I wouldn't sell all of the 620 gph ones just yet.
Did you already purchase the lighting? I would suggest the LED panels I am using over my current tank instead of the halides and power compacts. Much cheaper to run and no yearly bulb expense.
Check out my build thread (Doug's 250....now 300, in-wall build).

As for a clean up crew, just add some snails and such sparingly. Whatever you add will need food supplied for it, and in many cases, new tanks are void of food. Odds are more than not people are starving large amounts of snails and crabs and such.
Nothing cleans like a good algae scraper and a water change.
Thanks Doug. I have been following your build. It's awesome.
So I will not sell anything yet. I will wait until I am done than I will sell what ever is left over.

I will look into lights. Running on tight budget.maybe I will save over this year and get them for Christmas. Or after the sell off of extra stuff.

Clean up; I do have 10 nassarius snails, 10 cerith snails, 4 turban snails, 2 turbo snails and few more mystery snails,
Also seen some more small snails come out at night. Not sure they are good or bad? I will post pics next time I see them.

What's your take on hermit crabs? Just afraid to loose my snails.

Which brand of salt you use? How often u do water changes?
I use instant ocean salt and do 20% water change monthly.
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The hermits will kill the snails. I always use a different salt mix. Usually cycling through Reef crystals, Oceanic, Seachem reef, Red sea, Coralife....
I do about a 15% change a week.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:18 AM   #35
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Just got everything ready to do.
New 40 gallon saltwater made. New tank ready and leveled. New sand already in.
All I have to do in the morning is move all the rock and fish over. Yes I will test salinity, ph and temp of both waters before transfer. Salinity and temp I will match easily. How much of a variance in ph is ok.

Also I had siliconed in one baffle in the sump again. Touch with silicon hand few placed. Do I really have to clean with lots of water of direct salt water be ok?
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Finally! I moved to my new tank
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Beginning to move live rock in new saltwater halfway full.



Now half new half old water moved everything in.

As far as aquascaping or anything else. Feel free to make suggestions.
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One the note of anemone's. This is the anemone splitting month. Mr_X had his anemone split not long ago. When I was moving things over I saw 2 instead of one. So total 3 now .
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Iol sure!
I live in Vancouver, canada if you want to pay shipping. I will send anemone free as a thanks for everything I have learned from u.
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