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Re: Andy's rebooted reef
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2017, 08:20:50 am »
Got the new rocks in finally  *grin*

I've just dumped all the old rocks with coral attached at the front of the tank for now.  Next job is to cut the frags off and remount them on the new rock. 



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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #16 on: June 05, 2017, 09:31:32 am »
    Looks good! Can't wait to start buying coral


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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #17 on: June 05, 2017, 09:37:46 am »
    Starting to develop nicely. :)
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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #18 on: June 05, 2017, 09:40:58 am »
    Looks good! Can't wait to start buying coral


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    Cheers dude I'm so glad I bought it. Really easy to work with.  :)

    I still need to work out how to photograph the tank properly though.

    Starting to develop nicely. :)

    Thanks. I'm trying my best to take it slow but I'm desperate to get some more critters in there!  *grin*

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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #19 on: June 05, 2017, 09:44:17 am »
    I'm completely lost on taking photos under LED lights, think I need to figure out a photography setting.
    Glad you like the rock, I'm really happy with it and it isn't far off the cost of live rock.
    Just browsing Kraken Corals.... and just noticed my wallet cowering on the edge of my desk


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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #20 on: June 05, 2017, 11:33:49 am »
    Nice :) looking good


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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #21 on: June 06, 2017, 11:22:46 am »
    I'm completely lost on taking photos under LED lights, think I need to figure out a photography setting.
    Glad you like the rock, I'm really happy with it and it isn't far off the cost of live rock.
    Just browsing Kraken Corals.... and just noticed my wallet cowering on the edge of my desk


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    Talking of wallet cowering, reading your thread this morning reminded me a I still need a DSLR and macro lens!  *blink*

    As for corals, when your tank is ready, take a roadtrip to AAC in Essex. You won't regret it, your wallet might though *grin*

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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #22 on: June 06, 2017, 02:11:05 pm »
    I'm completely lost on taking photos under LED lights, think I need to figure out a photography setting.
    Glad you like the rock, I'm really happy with it and it isn't far off the cost of live rock.
    Just browsing Kraken Corals.... and just noticed my wallet cowering on the edge of my desk


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    Talking of wallet cowering, reading your thread this morning reminded me a I still need a DSLR and macro lens!  *blink*

    As for corals, when your tank is ready, take a roadtrip to AAC in Essex. You won't regret it, your wallet might though *grin*
    Oh dear I've just looked at their website... that might be an expensive day!


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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #23 on: June 06, 2017, 02:16:57 pm »
    Just thinking your wallet will be growing legs and running from you nevermind cowering in a corner lol


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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #24 on: June 06, 2017, 03:09:24 pm »
    The tank looking really good Andy. You have to speculate to accumulate. Marines are never going to be cheap.
    Tank 250 L Amazonian Wild Thing!

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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #25 on: June 12, 2017, 11:03:10 am »
    Gah, had to replace my aquastop valve on the filter again this week. 3rd time lucky!  It was only a very slight leak luckily.



    Bit of a nightmare though as when undoing the old leaking one, you want to hold it above the tank to avoid flooding the floor, but I hadn't left enough space behind the tank to be able to squeeze it past all the wires and pipes and stuff.  *d'oh*

    Otherwise it's all good, corals are starting to get their colours back after all the problems  *grin*



    The one on the left is an unknown tabling acro, and the one on the right is a 'red planet' acro from AAC which will hopefully turn back to being red and green like this (alas, not my pic!)




    The tank looking really good Andy. You have to speculate to accumulate. Marines are never going to be cheap.

    Well not when I'm involved as I'm a sucker for gadgets  *grin* but it doesn't have to be completely mad, the current Tank Of The Month on UR is pretty nice and they hardly even bother testing the water! They also use no skimmer, no ATO and just two Eheim canister filters for filtration.

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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #26 on: June 12, 2017, 06:59:25 pm »
    The tank looking really good Andy. You have to speculate to accumulate. Marines are never going to be cheap.

    Well not when I'm involved as I'm a sucker for gadgets  *grin* but it doesn't have to be completely mad, the current Tank Of The Month on UR is pretty nice and they hardly even bother testing the water! They also use no skimmer, no ATO and just two Eheim canister filters for filtration.

    The travesty! A marine tank without all the kit to go with it!? hahaha ... Joking! ... If it can be done that way and easily then maybe using all the fancy gadgets is just taking it that bit too far and is why it constantly seems to fail for so many people :( ... Just thinking out loud.
    4ft, 140L:
    14 x Pentazona Barbs
    10 x Golden Barbs
    2 x Kribensis (m&f)
    1 x Albino Rainbow Shark
    3 x Bristlenose Plecs

    3ft, 60-80L:
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    2ft, 54L:
    8 x Glowlight Tetra
    3 x Otocinclus

    3ft, 100L:
    3 x Red Hump Eartheater Cichlid (Geophagus steindachneri)
    1 x Bandit Cichlid (Guianacara stergiosi)
    10 x Bristlenose Plec Juveniles (approx 1"+)
    4 x Lemon Bristlenose Plec - 2 breeding pairs
    2 x Tiger Plec (L002) breeding pair

    50L grow-out tank:
    50+? x Bristlenose Plec fry and Lemon Plec Dad from 3ft, 100L tank.

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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #27 on: June 12, 2017, 07:28:28 pm »
    The travesty! A marine tank without all the kit to go with it!?
    Totally!  *blink* where's the fun in that *grin*

    hahaha ... Joking! ... If it can be done that way and easily then maybe using all the fancy gadgets is just taking it that bit too far and is why it constantly seems to fail for so many people :( ... Just thinking out loud.

    Definitely think you're right there.  The equipment is so good now it's easy to totally strip the water of all nutrients.  There's a big thread on reef2reef about dinoflagelates (which is ultimately why i tore my last tank down) and there's a strong theory that what triggers dinos to go mad and take over the tank is the nutrients getting too low.

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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #28 on: June 12, 2017, 08:25:21 pm »
    It's like a foreign language  roflmao

    Seriously though, love the corals and pictures. Amazing colours  *grin*
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    Re: Andy's rebooted reef
    « Reply #29 on: June 13, 2017, 10:03:47 pm »
    Definitely think you're right there.  The equipment is so good now it's easy to totally strip the water of all nutrients.  There's a big thread on reef2reef about dinoflagelates (which is ultimately why i tore my last tank down) and there's a strong theory that what triggers dinos to go mad and take over the tank is the nutrients getting too low.

    Just reading up on those Dinoflagellate things and they, or most of them, feed by way of photosynthesis and that makes sense why I've heard a few marine-tank keepers complain about an abundance of Dinos ... The lights on just about all of the marine tanks is enough to give someone a tan sometimes (it seems that bright anyway) so it does make sense why they're a problem. I also read that they require lots of nutrients to survive so maybe the issue could be too many nutrients rather than a lack of???

    Also reading up on a specific reef site and am I right in saying that the type most commonly found in marine tanks is often referred to as "slime algae"? ... Sounds like horrid stuff, for your tank anyway, especially seeing that there are species of Dinoflagellate that can release toxins and kill everything in the tank!!!  *blink* ... I've read a couple of times that there are species of Dino that release toxins often referred to as "red tide" that can harm humans if ingested.
    4ft, 140L:
    14 x Pentazona Barbs
    10 x Golden Barbs
    2 x Kribensis (m&f)
    1 x Albino Rainbow Shark
    3 x Bristlenose Plecs

    3ft, 60-80L:
    1 x Musk Turtle

    2ft, 54L:
    8 x Glowlight Tetra
    3 x Otocinclus

    3ft, 100L:
    3 x Red Hump Eartheater Cichlid (Geophagus steindachneri)
    1 x Bandit Cichlid (Guianacara stergiosi)
    10 x Bristlenose Plec Juveniles (approx 1"+)
    4 x Lemon Bristlenose Plec - 2 breeding pairs
    2 x Tiger Plec (L002) breeding pair

    50L grow-out tank:
    50+? x Bristlenose Plec fry and Lemon Plec Dad from 3ft, 100L tank.