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Old 09-07-2016, 12:36 AM   #141
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I've been struggling trying to keep nitrates under 4-5 so I decided to implement a little algae scrubber hoping it would help! Few months in and I'm holding around or just under 2.5 most weeks. Every little bit helps I guess. Those tangs eat and eat!!!

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Cleaning it about every two to three weeks.


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Old 09-07-2016, 01:20 PM   #142
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And happy to report our Achilles Tang is still doing well! (Almost 2 yrs now!)

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Old 09-08-2016, 05:32 PM   #143
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Your tangs look great and IMO that's directly a result of excellent swimming and hiding room. Attaboy!


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Old 09-09-2016, 10:23 AM   #144
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That tank looks so good. I want to get myself at set up like that once I go through college and have my own place.


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Old 09-21-2016, 12:36 AM   #145
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Thanks guys!


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Old 11-11-2016, 09:48 PM   #146
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Your setup is fabulous!!!!
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Old 12-27-2016, 01:48 PM   #147
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At that size how often do you do water change if any and how much? I have a 75 and want to upgrade eventually to 150 or 200+ so I can get larger angels and tangs like a sohal tang. I have heard people with larger tanks don't even do water changes at all. With proper filtration, good skimmer, good sand/miracle mud and rocks
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:43 PM   #148
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impressive looks great wish my tank looked that pristine , those coral look awesome what all is in there
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Old 12-27-2016, 10:43 PM   #149
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At that size how often do you do water change if any and how much? I have a 75 and want to upgrade eventually to 150 or 200+ so I can get larger angels and tangs like a sohal tang. I have heard people with larger tanks don't even do water changes at all. With proper filtration, good skimmer, good sand/miracle mud and rocks


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I have a 180 gallon reef with a Desjardini, Orange Shoulder, and Naso Tangs. I do a 30 gallon change every other week along with B-Ionics dosing. It's a mixed reef.
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:04 AM   #150
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At that size how often do you do water change if any and how much? I have a 75 and want to upgrade eventually to 150 or 200+ so I can get larger angels and tangs like a sohal tang. I have heard people with larger tanks don't even do water changes at all. With proper filtration, good skimmer, good sand/miracle mud and rocks


I do a 50 gallon water change once a week. I started noticing nitrates and phosphate creeping higher than I'd like when I tried every other week. I feed them well so lots of waste. Good luck on the upgrade!
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My skimmer pump died recently and to be honest, I just wasn't stoked about my skimmer so....Despite the insane price tag I decided to upgrade to the regal 300sss 12" space saver. Upon arrival we wiped down with a little vinegar, made a few mods to the sump area and on day 1 it was producing some pretty good skimmate!

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I also attached the collection cup to my drain and man o man, that is soooo awesome. Being able to flip a value and drain the nasty every other day without removing the cup is fantastic! Happy fish and happy fish daddy!
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Looks great man. Nice upgrade.
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It looks awesome. I'm wondering how much noise you have and if you have any smell as it looks like your equipment is all under your stand. Do you get any complaints from your wife.


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Old 03-13-2018, 07:19 PM   #155
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It looks awesome. I'm wondering how much noise you have and if you have any smell as it looks like your equipment is all under your stand. Do you get any complaints from your wife.


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Thank you! No equipment is under the tank so noise isnít bad...just some from the wave makers. Sometimes they get a bit noisy like a dishwasher which the wife doesnít love but tolerates. No smell.
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dp's 300 gallon build

Hi all! Long overdo update! Thought Iíd post a few updated pictures and perhaps get myself motivated to clean up the tank and possibly add some new additions. Happy to report most of the fish are thriving. Achilles Tang now over 5 years in my 300! Sad to report Kenya trees are taking over!

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Ps - if anyone wants Kenya trees and in San Diego let me know! Free!
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Congrats on the Achilles Tang. Thatís awesome.
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That Achilles is a stunner! The Kenya trees though...idk if you can pay someone to take them!
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