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#41 Delapool

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 12:01 PM

Yeah, I had that with the planted tank with light reflection. Lights now sit on tank and I think it was just a 10cm drop and gained maybe 5% PAR (although just using Seneye reef meter).

#42 Peckoltia

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:17 AM

Live Rock is in - pretty happy with the structure as far, may make a couple minor changes. Apologies about the crappy pics, need to get my mate in with the camera. 
 
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#43 Jules

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:29 AM

How long till you can start throwing some stock in?

 

School of chromis to help with the cycle perhaps?



#44 Peckoltia

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:32 AM

See how the tank settles first. Probably 2-3 weeks.



#45 Stormfyre

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 05:39 PM

There is some awesome new man made reef live rock that is at Vebas. Pacco was showing me. It looks unreal and is so easy to make UNREAL scapes with. It's like grab 3 pieces and make a super natural looking scape.

 

Will you be adding sand? Do you have a refugium?



#46 Peckoltia

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:32 AM

Yeah, there are a lot of companies doing the fake rock now. I have some of the Carib Sea Life Rock in my quarantine, it does look pretty good. My gripe with it is the cost for a dead rock and most of the brands only come in fairly small pieces. The rock on the far left of my tank is one piece!

 

I have a sump, and connected to the sump is a large algae reactor with chaeto.

 

Sand will go in shortly once i'm completely happy with the scape. So far looks like no crabs are mantis have come in on the rock.


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#47 Jules

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:58 AM

So far looks like no crabs are mantis have come in on the rock.

 

 

Don't jinx it :ph34r:



#48 Peckoltia

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 09:28 AM

It was collected by Batavia Coral farms from the Abrolhos Islands. Actually got the speak to the collector and he explained what he does in terms of eliminating pests best he can, and i must say that so far he seems to have done a pretty good job, not to say something wont pop up. 

 

Starting to see a few small corals pop up on it now. Including something fluro green with tentacles, possibly a torch or even a very small bubble tip anemone. Hard to tell at this size. Heaps of snails etc crawling around now too. 



#49 Jules

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 10:54 AM

Awesome stuff man!!! Reading this makes me want to do mine quicker!



#50 Peckoltia

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 01:57 PM

Haha!

 

I started this process back in February this year, and still don't have a single piece of coral or fish in the tank. Patience grasshopper.  :D



#51 Peckoltia

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Posted Yesterday, 08:03 AM

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Added a couple pieces of rock and moved the entire structure in on the left to create some more separation between the two structures: lowered my lights which was a mission!

Sand goes in at some stage next week, so realistically ready for fish and the first coral in the next 1-2 weeks!


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#52 Delapool

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Posted Yesterday, 05:32 PM

Looking nice!




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