Red Sea Max 130 Build Log - Page 25 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 9Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #241 of 436 Old 01-05-2013, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bigehugedome's Avatar
 
hmm see this is where I doubt myself. First is there a specific brand of ca you suggest, and second how do i know how much to dose.

Im looking at a reef chemistry calc and it says I would need X amound of Brand Y calcium to raise my Ca from 380 to 450. So I would add that much over a few days, then check every couple days and see how much it lowers and how fast it lowers. Then I can figure out how much and how often I need to add the sup so my parameters stay level. Same with Baking soda for ALK an Ph? Am i on the right track?
bigehugedome is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #242 of 436 Old 01-05-2013, 11:08 PM
Yea, pretty much. Its really not as bad as it sounds. Directions are on ea h bottle for Dosing, if in doubt, dose half, it will just take alittle more time is all. Won't hurt to dose less. Once you start dosing, you test each week and it just gets routine.
Reefing Madness is offline  
post #243 of 436 Old 01-06-2013, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bigehugedome's Avatar
 
I just picked up Kent Nano Reef part a and b. It contains other trace items which is good but also contains Mg, so I hope the Mg does rise too much when i use this.

LFS did not have CoralRx and I think thats what I want to go with, so im going to order that online. Im also going to order a cleaner pack froom reef cleaners but Im going to get a smaller one then the RSM as I dont need 100 snails lol

I just hope everything stays stable so I can put those clowns in soon!
bigehugedome is offline  
post #244 of 436 Old 01-06-2013, 02:32 PM
Reefing Madness is offline  
post #245 of 436 Old 01-06-2013, 09:37 PM
Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigehugedome View Post
I just picked up Kent Nano Reef part a and b. It contains other trace items which is good but also contains Mg, so I hope the Mg does rise too much when i use this.

LFS did not have CoralRx and I think thats what I want to go with, so im going to order that online. Im also going to order a cleaner pack froom reef cleaners but Im going to get a smaller one then the RSM as I dont need 100 snails lol

I just hope everything stays stable so I can put those clowns in soon!
haha yea he gives you so many snails lol

Benm1020 is offline  
post #246 of 436 Old 01-06-2013, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bigehugedome's Avatar
 
Ordered my cleaner pack. Im seeing cyano and maybe some regular green hair algea so Im hope these guys will help take care of it. No sign of bryopsis!
bigehugedome is offline  
post #247 of 436 Old 01-08-2013, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
bigehugedome's Avatar
 
Yay! I moved the clowns over yesterday and after a few hours they seemed to settle in. They made it fine overnight.

They do hang out in the back left bottom corner which I don't like but they seem fine. They are not like laying there looking sick they just hang out, I think they like their reflection in the glass.

I think the big female picks on the little guy a lot. His back fins are a little nipped.

Hopefully I can get to the LFS this weekend and finally get some
New guys for my QT. looking for a yellow watchman goby and a firefish
Posted via Mobile Device
bigehugedome is offline  
post #248 of 436 Old 01-08-2013, 08:21 AM
Reefing Madness is offline  
post #249 of 436 Old 01-10-2013, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bigehugedome's Avatar
 
WOW........so here I am, WITH AN ACTUAL GOOD UPDATE ON THE BUILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

first I bought some LED's to upgrade the moonlights. I only added one because it was pretty bright. In the second pic you can see the difference in the stock vs my addition. The tank shot does not do justice, its much brighter and has super nice shimmer.










And here is my package from reef cleaners! HOLY SNAILS BATMAN!




I plan on getting some fish Sunday and coral. I was going to start easy with yellow star polyps cause I like them alot, but I saw online my LFS just got Orange eclipse and Green people eater zoas so im interested in them depending on price. I know zoas are pretty hardy but do the bright ones like the orange require better light than what I have or will I be OK?
bigehugedome is offline  
post #250 of 436 Old 01-10-2013, 11:11 PM
They don't need strong lighting in order to keep. But i'm going to be lazy, I don't remember what light you do have.
Reefing Madness is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
55g Build Log patadams66 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 38 09-01-2011 11:50 AM
50g build bones14 Freshwater Journals 40 10-07-2010 07:52 PM
My 29g and 55g new build mrmosin Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 8 09-26-2009 07:03 AM
120 gal build ledrel Saltwater Journals 8 03-28-2009 09:35 PM

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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome