Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-25-2013, 11:14 AM   #41
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
Ph 8.4
Ammonia .25ppm
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
Salinity 1.022
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-899722579.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	57.7 KB
ID:	146990  
__________________

__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 01:31 AM   #42
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
My Taotronics light arrived. Hope to hang it this weekend.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4104033439.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	52.7 KB
ID:	147218  
__________________

__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 02:22 PM   #43
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
Ammonia -- .50 ppm
Nitrite -- 0

I didn't know that Chromis hide when not in groups. My research only said that they were peaceful and would school. Only after doing a search for chromis hiding did I find that.

My chromis is parked in the shadows above my heater.

SRC
__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 10:20 PM   #44
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
Install Taotronics light tonight. Will get matching light when I have more cash to spend.

SRC
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-631442545.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	29.0 KB
ID:	147829  
__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 12:03 PM   #45
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TommyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,227
Looks nice. What happened to dead center lol
__________________
Salt Life
55g Reef tank
30g Freshwater tank
TommyP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 04:38 PM   #46
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
To answer your question, my wife. She all the sudden got behind the project and wants to get me a second light now.

Chromis and mollie in tunnel.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1974029398.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	56.9 KB
ID:	148033  
__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 01:11 PM   #47
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
Day 6

Ammonia -- .50ppm
Nitrite -- .25 ppm
Nitrate -- 20 ppm

Just did a water change.

I don't know how you feel about yours, but I love my tank.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2022857475.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	51.6 KB
ID:	148277  
__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 05:22 PM   #48
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Scottyhorse's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,823
Looks good but IMO you should have done a fishless cycle
__________________
Starting over...... Kinda.

3, 20, 25, 33 Gallon FW Tanks.....For Now


Scottyhorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 01:29 AM   #49
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
The Chromis is out and about more, he is enjoying the different tunnels.
__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 01:29 PM   #50
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
Doing 20% water changes every other day. Just did it this morning.

I have no algae to use the nitrate. I want to get some coralline from somewhere.

Everyone in the tank is looking happy.
__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 01:59 PM   #51
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ReefNoob0424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 179
Dude the DIY live rock is friggen awesome! The tank looks great! And I love the huge DSB!
__________________
ReefNoob0424 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #52
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReefNoob0424 View Post
Dude the DIY live rock is friggen awesome! The tank looks great! And I love the huge DSB!
Thanks! Looking forward to being done with work for the day and just go home and stare at it.

Got a flat screen upstairs. But I hang out downstairs with the smaller older HDTV so I can look over at the tank. Anyone else do the same?

Waiting for the cycle to be over so I can add a couple clowns.

SRC <><
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-930703713.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	51.8 KB
ID:	149338  
__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 06:21 PM   #53
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ReefNoob0424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 179
That's awesome man! I'm really looking forward to that!
__________________
ReefNoob0424 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 06:26 PM   #54
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
Anyone have experience with pistol shrimp? Once the cycle is done, a goby and pistol shrimp are high on the list with a cleaner shrimp and a peppermint shrimp. Planning on adding Xenia and ricordea.
__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 07:00 PM   #55
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ReefNoob0424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 179
That's actually what I want so badly! I really don't know either so I'm on the same boat as you!
__________________
ReefNoob0424 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 09:06 PM   #56
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
Haha. Patience Patience!

I keep shopping, well virtual shopping at reefs2go. I keep filling my shopping cart. I also check tidal gardens. Coral Props is a couple miles away. Might see if I can go there rather than online order and pick my corals.

Joined a local reef club in Facebook.

SRC
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4083487210.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	58.5 KB
ID:	149386  
__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 07:48 PM   #57
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
Sonomakid, this photo is for you, to help you understand the mounting of the light. The lower hook, cables and clips came with the Taotronics LED.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4262217524.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	25.9 KB
ID:	149639  
__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #58
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Sonomakid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Midland MI
Posts: 879
Send a message via AIM to Sonomakid
Thank you ! How do you like the light so far ?
__________________
Sonomakid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #59
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
I am enjoying the light. Looking forward to the time when I have something that needs it, but it makes the fish and tank look great.

Added a cinnamon clown today after extended drip acclimatizing. She is active and happy. My daughter named her "Coral".

SRC
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2729348926.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	33.4 KB
ID:	149643  
__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 11:01 PM   #60
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
San Raphael Catfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane
Posts: 389
Chromis decided to come out and play after all.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3398849278.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	38.8 KB
ID:	149888  
__________________

__________________
55 Gallon, DIY Live Rock, 2 Taotronics 130w LEDs, CPR HOB skimmer and refugium, 525 GPH SunSun 5-stage Canister with UV Sterilizer using Chemi-pure Elite, and Two Fishes GFO reactor and 3 800 GPH powerheads. <><
San Raphael Catfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
build

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.