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post #21 of 39 Old 02-19-2011, 01:29 AM
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hey dude:
just thought I would check in and see how your tank is coming along.
Will you be using an additional pump for the chiller. I know how hot it gets and I live in the valley.
My LFS would be vivid aquarium
Check back with you later and hope everything is going well

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post #22 of 39 Old 02-19-2011, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
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So far so good man.
I just added 2 Cromises to my tank today and they are just chillin.
They seem really healthy and active.

I will be using the same return pump for my chiller. Thats why I got one that was a bit more powerful for my tank so I can run the chiller.

Ya it gets pretty hot here in the valley but I live above the valley in the mountains and we always get a nice breeze. It's about 70F in my house all year around. Except for the past few days. It's been like 60F in my house lol

I also finally hung my MH 7" above the water and it looks great and doesnt heat up fast either.
A fan will work for now till I can afford a chiller.
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post #23 of 39 Old 02-19-2011, 11:32 AM
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Hey man:
Did you use the CAD light tree to hang the MH or something else?
What color are your new cromises?
Looking forward to more pictures.
Once I get my tax return, i still have to file, I am going to pick up the tank, stand and sump. I am still deciding if I will use the BM NAC6 or g with SWC extreme 160. The foot print is 9 x 7, so it will be a close fit. How easy is it to move the baffles in this sump and dod you feel this sump is big emough?

What did you do to prevent overflow of the sump in case of power outtage?

Thanks again and good luck with your new tankmates
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post #24 of 39 Old 02-19-2011, 12:59 PM
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another thought comes to mind.
Are you planing to use any type of ATO?
alright due, talk to you
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post #25 of 39 Old 02-21-2011, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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Hey man:
Did you use the CAD light tree to hang the MH or something else?
What color are your new cromises?
Looking forward to more pictures.
Once I get my tax return, i still have to file, I am going to pick up the tank, stand and sump. I am still deciding if I will use the BM NAC6 or g with SWC extreme 160. The foot print is 9 x 7, so it will be a close fit. How easy is it to move the baffles in this sump and dod you feel this sump is big emough?

What did you do to prevent overflow of the sump in case of power outtage?

Thanks again and good luck with your new tankmates
Philip
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another thought comes to mind.
Are you planing to use any type of ATO?
alright due, talk to you

We'll at first I had the legs on but now it is being hung on my ceiling.
It really gives it that rimless look.

My chromises are blue/green chromises.
I love them. I caught them kissing today lol
I'm not kidding. not sure if that means they are going to mate or what.

I know someone who has a SWC 160 in the sump, so you should be fine.
Baffles are a pain in the butt to take off, but I've done it before. So I didn't mind.
The sump is a big enough, but I wish it was bigger. I actually ordered a custom sump that being made now. Just get more water volume.

When I get my ReefKeeper Elite, I'll be using its ATO system.
My reactors and reservoirs will be in a sepreate cabinet next to the stand that I'm going to make.
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post #26 of 39 Old 02-23-2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Update!

Alright guys, it's been 3 weeks since I filled up the tank. So far everything is doing great. I have added 2 blue/green Chromises that are having a blast in the new tank.
My diatoms are spreading everywhere and I will probably get a CUC this week. I want the diatoms to spread a little more on my dry rock.
I have also added another 5lbs of fiji premium live rock to the display and another 3lbs to the fuge. I already see my sand bed in my fuge coming to life. I have seen atleast 20 worms in my DSB. My cheato has grown twice its size in just a week.
I still havent gotten my protien skimmer due to some difficulties, but will get it soon. i hope :/
I also hung my MH on the ceiling about 10" above the water. I'm getting temps between 77.2 and 77.9. No more or less than that. I might get a fan for now till I get my chiller. I might just wait till spring is over for that.

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post #27 of 39 Old 02-23-2011, 05:46 PM
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Bro:
I really like your scape and the chromises are a nice addition. The cycle is definitely happening...
What is the ideal temperature you are wanting to keep your tank at?

I will definitely need a chiller in the summer months in so cal in the valley

Nice pictures

PEACE
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post #28 of 39 Old 02-23-2011, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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The cycle has already passed. It lasted only 2 weeks.
Since adding the fish, there were no signs of ammonia or nitrite.

I'm trying to keep the tank between 77.2 and 77.6
As for now, I dont need a chiller but when spring ends. I need to get one.
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post #29 of 39 Old 02-26-2011, 01:14 AM
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nice

that looks sweet.and i am a chromis fan so good choice of first fishes for a nano reef.i love seeing the higher end equipment being used prior to making a purchase or DIY upgrade and you have given much info. thanks.

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post #30 of 39 Old 02-26-2011, 01:45 AM
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