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Old 06-27-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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My name is Alan and am new to this community, although not new to the hobby.

My 180 gal reef tank (up and running for 8 yrs) suffered a catastrophy when I was on vacation back in May. Breakers tripped for the lights and pumps. I lst everything, except for a green mushroom cluster and 3 snails.

so, I decided to revamp my system and get a somewhat clean start.

First, repace the lighting system. I had 3 400w MH and 2 60" T-12 140w Actintic. Replaced the MH with Power Compacts 4 36" 96 Actintis and 4 36" 96w 10K. Big reason for this was my electric bill. Those MH's caused my chiller to run constantly and heated up the house causing the A/C to run harder.

Second, replace the aragonite substrate with live sand.

Third, re-cure the live rock to get rid of the algea and clear all the decaying worms, etc.

forth, replace my Read Sea Berlin skimmer with a new Euro-reef RSA 250.2 skimmer.

So, I have everything back in the tank (excpet for the new skimmer, still waiting for that to be delivered. Tanks seems to have cycled (fast, I guess because the live rock was still very active when I recured it.

Lights up and running. got one of those R2 Moonlight Controllers. We'll see how long that last. And replace my Wave Maker with a Reef Master.

Let the fun begin. Looking forward to restocking and recreating it all.
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Hi Neilan

Hi Neilan,

Grew up in No. VA. Still have family there, Be exact, that's where I was when my tank tanked. Visiting my daughter / grandson's in Centreville, then my folks in Deltaville.

Thanks for the welcome.
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