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post #101 of 125 Old 12-04-2010, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
Update! i just bought a new ca reactor to help with the corals. they are consuming ca, alk, and mag at a faster rate than the old reactor could produce. This reactor is considered one of the best on the market and IMHO it is. I got it used and did some repairs, replacing parts and rebuilding. Here it is.




Here is a size comparison old vs newly rebuilt!




I will also load magnesium pellets so everything on my tank will be automatic!

100 Gal SPS Rimless, 2X250 Watt + 4T5's Giesemann infinity, Bubble King Mini 200 skimmer, Ca reactor, DIY Kalk Reactor. See my Reef aquarium in HD video http://www.fishtanks.net/fishtank.php?fishtank=2207.
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post #102 of 125 Old 12-04-2010, 03:54 PM
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love your tank man :)
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post #103 of 125 Old 12-05-2010, 05:08 PM
Are you sure thats not a nuclear reactor? That things huge!
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post #104 of 125 Old 12-05-2010, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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love your tank man :)
Thanks!

100 Gal SPS Rimless, 2X250 Watt + 4T5's Giesemann infinity, Bubble King Mini 200 skimmer, Ca reactor, DIY Kalk Reactor. See my Reef aquarium in HD video http://www.fishtanks.net/fishtank.php?fishtank=2207.
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Are you sure thats not a nuclear reactor? That things huge!

LOL! Thats funny! hope to get nuclear reaction with the corals!

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post #106 of 125 Old 12-10-2010, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
Here's an update. I've been doing alot of research on a relative new product, NP reducing pellets, that will in theory allow aerobic growth of bacteria which consequently will consume nitrate and phosphate simultaneously.The bacteria will then be consumed by filter and suspension feeding organisms such as sponges and corals, or skimmed off by a protein skimmer. This product is suppose to be effective enough where there will be no need to use phosphate removing media in the aquarium. It claims that it also prevent the growth of cyanobacteria, as the bacteria growing on NP-reducing BioPellets will compete with these phototrophic nuisance microbes Phosphate, nitrate should in theory get driven down to undetectable levels. As you know these two components in any aquarium is undesireable and eliminating them will make your aquarium thrive whether you have a reef or just plain FOWLR. I will update my thread on this type of product and verify success or failure while using it. As you know, anytime you're adding/changing any parameters in an aquarium you should do so very slowly, thus i only added like 30% of the recommended amount of the product to my aquarium. I will add the rest in a timely fashion over a period of months.

here's a picture of the product.



And it being used in my aquarium


100 Gal SPS Rimless, 2X250 Watt + 4T5's Giesemann infinity, Bubble King Mini 200 skimmer, Ca reactor, DIY Kalk Reactor. See my Reef aquarium in HD video http://www.fishtanks.net/fishtank.php?fishtank=2207.

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post #107 of 125 Old 12-11-2010, 09:36 AM
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Interesting... definitely keep us posted on that!

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post #108 of 125 Old 12-13-2010, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
i don't know if it's my imagination or what but since adding the bio pellets, the corals seem to be happier. the polyps are extending the most i've ever seen and the colors seem to be more intense. even my wife said the colors on some of the corals are more intense and she didn't even know i changed anything. i know its alittle soon to tell but it's looking promising.

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post #109 of 125 Old 12-13-2010, 04:10 PM
OMG I am literally drooling over this tank! What a phenomenal job you have done! The fish....oh and those corals! I swear i could look at corals all day. : )) It is exactly what I want when I switch to salt water!

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post #110 of 125 Old 01-10-2011, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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OMG I am literally drooling over this tank! What a phenomenal job you have done! The fish....oh and those corals! I swear i could look at corals all day. : )) It is exactly what I want when I switch to salt water!

Thanks! i hope to get it better using the biopellets and by using some elbow grease!

here''s a few updated pictures as of 1/10/2011






i still don't like the right island below. gotta do something about it soon but waiting because i have to go on a 3 week trip to Italy and when i come back i'll probably mess with that island.



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