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DutchMuch 04-13-2017 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by Sniperhank (Post 3433113)
My radions cost 800 a piece so,...

I guess it can get worse a bit, looks like im staying in the fw aquascaping hobby lol :cool: not that I mind that! :)

Sniperhank 04-14-2017 07:31 PM

I just want to say, that this is probably one of the best and eye opening videos I've seen in quite some time. I can't wait to see the outcome of phase 2.

Autumnsky 04-14-2017 10:54 PM

I saw the first video but missed this one somehow. I also found it to be really interesting.

Sniperhank 04-14-2017 11:02 PM

The second phase will be interesting to see. This made the hob fuge more effective than I would have thought. Can't wait to see how the weaker lights on the hob are when tied to a system with Reef lighting.

Autumnsky 04-14-2017 11:14 PM

Yes, I am still trying to take in all the specifics and keep them straight.

I have a huge amount of Chaeto but small tanks and no refugium, but I would like one for my 12G, the small tank I do have will not fit in the cabinet. Was thinking of making custom sized tank sometime. After seeing Bubbas Jig set up seems possible. Plants are such good cleaners, and sands are good filters too (As in nature, truly amazing really. Have you seen the Biodome with sewerwater turned back into potable water after the plants clean it?).

I have a premade acrylic HOB one which came with some stuff I bought or traded for but have never used it. (Don't really know what I am doing yet!) If you do a set up for one make sure to let me know so I can follow along and learn.

Sniperhank 04-14-2017 11:18 PM

Though hob Refugiums aren't very effective...unless brs proves what I know to be wrong, nutrient export is always important. Every little bit helps. I'd run it.

Autumnsky 04-14-2017 11:39 PM

With the 6.6G Edge (my 12G Mr. Aqua is about finished cycling now), I am using low to moderate lighting, hob filter and Chaeto ball in the corner where it gets light because a long while back my light for that acrylic fuge ended up non functional and I never replaced it. A little Caulerpa, and big Black Codium in the other corner.

No algae really ever an issue and do weekly pwc 10-30% depending what I am feeding the tank. Is doing pwc what you mean by nutrient export?

Sniperhank 04-14-2017 11:56 PM

It is a way of export, but so is growing algae. When you remove some of the algae ball the nutrients it absorbed are removed.

Sniperhank 04-20-2017 11:22 AM

Well it's official. I have ordered a Red Sea S-series 500. 135 gallons of reef ready bliss. Did some emailing back and forth regarding things and it will get dropped off at the curb at my new home. Only take a week or two to get shipped. Pretty solid and pumped. Currently holding off moving into my new house until it arrives and can be filled up so I can watch over the 55 until it is ready to be moved.
With that said, really thinking about black sand in the new system. Thoughts?

Fresh2o 04-20-2017 08:27 PM

I can't answer your sand color question but kudos to the new system.What color did you get. Talk about bells and whistles!

Sniperhank 04-20-2017 10:03 PM

It'll be coming in black.

Sniperhank 05-07-2017 12:46 PM

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The days are winding down on this build. Just got done taking apart the skimmer pump since it stopped skimming again. Looks like all is well now.
Thought I'd share a picture of the odd hitchhiker urchin that came in on my frogspawn. Hasn't caused any harm, but sure looks like he wouldn't be Reef safe. Been watching him for awhile.
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Sniperhank 06-14-2017 01:05 PM

So everyone is aware, this system is down and has been transfered into the new tank in the new house. Here is a link to that thread.

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