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Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

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Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Wed 14 Dec, 2016 12:26 pm

Migrating Contents to https://www.nano-reef.com/forums/topic/ ... arine-96l/

Introduction:
Just starting my first Marine take, so i figure, i'll start a tank journals here.

i want it to be as detailed as possible
- so that i can remember what, when and how i did things.
- so that other people know of any issues and how there were fixed.

System Objectives: Nice looking Mixed Reef, maybe SPS later on

System Type: Mixed Reef

Display System:

Strike up Date: Purchased and setup 10 Dec 2016, water went in 12 Dec, ammonia went in 13 Dec 2016

Display Tank: OceanFree Nano Marine 5 96L - 600W x 400D x 400H

Substrate: Blue Creature Premium Coral Sand Size#2 (5Kg)

Rock: Real Reef Base Rock (9.7Kg)

Display Lighting: AquaIllumination AI Prime HD White with Aluminium mount (55W)
2nd AI Prime HD White with Aluminium mount (55W) added (6 Feb 2019)
stock lighting was: Aqua Sonic AL407 36.6W (3w x 6 14000k LED, 4 x 1.5w 12000k LED and 6 x 1.5W 'X' LED) + (15 x 0.24W Actinic Blue) (only using blue for back of display tank


Stand: hard wood cabinet, foam with 4 holes.

Hood: DIY Mesh Cover - flyscreen frame and BirdNetting
Stock Glass Cover (still in bubblewrap)

Sump: 7 rear compartment

Refugium: Baffles/Compartment 5 : Chaetomorpha and Caulerpa Prolifera . have some Halimeda in Display tank (8th Feb 2019)

Refugium Lighting: Lumini Asta 20 Freshwater 6500k 16W (using 60 degrees lens instead of 180) set to around 50% on refugium for Macro Algae (Baffles/Compartment 5)
(13 Feb 2019)
https://amzn.to/2SSsbEN


Support systems:

System Water: Natural salt water [collected at point peron, WA] (Bag of Blue Treasure SPS Sea salt in case of emergency)

Display Water circulation: Jabao OW-10 Wave Maker [24V 10W 4000L/H] (on random mode)(end Jan 2019)
Jabao SW-4 Wave Maker [24V 10W 4000L/H] (on random mode)(stop using around end Jan 2019, flow was very little, and was starting to stop/stuck)

Return Pump: Jecod/Jebao DCS2000 Return Pump (DC pump) [24V 20W 2000L/H](set on minimum flow)(21 Dec 2016)
Stock Aqua Zonic Evo 1300l/h 25W (Very noisy when flow restricted [duck outflow]) (stop using on 21 Dec 2016)

Skimmer: Coral Box Mini Skimmer S-150 with Atman PH-500 needle wheel powerhead 9W 730l/h (19 Dec 2016)
stock lighting was: Stock LimeWood air stone driven. with Ocean Free Super Precision Airpump 9000 200L/H (stop using on 19 Dec 2016)

RODI: Water Filter Factory PRO-4-D 180GPD | 685LPD

Evaporation Top Up: Auto Aqua Smart ATO Micro

Heating: Eheim Jager 100W (turn on when digital thermometer displays 25.2 , stops at 26.0)
Theoretical Max heating: Skimmer 9W, Reactor 5W, Return Pump 20W, Wave Maker 10W, SubTotal 44W + light 55 = Total 99W
Guess Theoretical heating: 30% return=6W, 70% wave=7W, SubTotal 27W 10% light=5.5W, Total 32.5W

Cooling: Jebo 4 fan, F-60204 with Coral-box AquaCool Fan Controller ATC999 [12V 2A] (set to 27, turn on when digital thermometer displays 26.2)

Backup Power: GenTrax 2kVA Max/ 1.7kVA Rated Pure Sine Inverter Generator

Chemical Support:
still cycling.... we will see later

have Jebao DP-4 Dosing Pump with Jebao DP-4S slave and 4.5L (3 X 1.5L Cell) liquid storage. (total of 8 additive)
Ikea 1.3L containers

Nitrate/Phosphate reducers: CoralBox BR60 Rim Bracket Reactor (Sobo WP1770 400L/H pump 5W) with 35g DVH Premium All-in-One BioPellets (21 Dec 2016)
Turned off (3rd Feb 2019) Nitrates and Phosphate was all 0 and corals were losing colors .

Calcium Addition: If not calcium reactor

Alkilinity Addition: If not calcium reactor

Other Chemical Maintenance: Magnesium etc

Current Water Chemistry: If applicable
Target: (10 Feb 2019 Around 11pm ish)
Ammonia NH3: 0
Nitrite NO2: 0
Nitrates NO3: 0
Phosphates PO4: 0
Calcium Ca: 450
Alkalinity KH: 10
Magnesuim MG: 1380
Salinity / Specific Gravity: 35 / 1.0265
PH: 8.4
Temp: 26.0

Baffles/Compartment summary:
1 skimmer
2 too tiny to fit anything
3 Heater and temp sensor for cooling fan/controller
4 Reactor AIO bio pellets
5 Refugium for Macro Algae, ATO filling hose, Dosing pump hose X 7
6 stock filter box with 1 bag of stock noodles and MarinePure Balls
7 return pump and ATO sensor


Stock:
Fish
2 X Ocellaris Clownfish (12/01/2016) Day 30
1 X Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias fasciatus) (29/04/2017) (jumped out sometime in 2018)

invertebrate
1 X Maxima/Crocea Clam ? (21/01/2019)
2 X Bubble tip anemone (03/11/2017)
1 X Trochus snail (12/01/2016) Day 30
5 X Turbo snail (3/05/2017)
2 X Zombie Snail (Nassarius sp.) (01/02/2017) (can't see any jan 2019)
5 X glass/ghost shrimps [slender shrimp?] if anyone know the scientific name of those shrimps are please let me know (06/05/2017)(can't see any jan 2019)

Coral
Blastomussa-Red and purple (Blastomussa welsi) (30/01/2019)
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=559741
Birdsnest coral-Yellow stem purple polyps (Seriatopora sp.) (30/01/2019)
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=654895
Club Coral-Green polyps pink stem (Sylophora sp.) (30/01/2019)
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=1049192
Hammer head , reverse stem "NT"purple (03/11/2017)
Zoanthid (please let me know the name?) (06/05/2017)
Torch coral-Flouro green yellow tipped (Planula settlement) (Euphyllia glabrescens)(03/05/2017)
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=913819
Branching hammer coral-Fluorescent green (small) (Euphyllia Parra-ancora)(03/05/2017)
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=509678
Chalice coral-Bubblegum (Echinophyllia sp)(03/05/2017)
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=528226



Long Tentacle Plate Coral (Heliofungia Actiniformis) (23/04/2017) 4 to 5 month after initial setup (dead, not sure start of 2018?)
Birds nest coral-Red stem with green growth tips (Seriatopora hystrix)(03/05/2017) (dead, not sure start of 2018?)
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=681790

Images:

embed pictures from google photos.
(1) open picture on http://photos.google.com
(2) press share
(3) get link
(4) open the link in brower
(5) open picture
(6) right clink and "Copy Link Address"
(7) add "?.jpg" after the "no"
(8) use the img tag of the forum
(note) make sure the width is no bigger than 943 else there will be some clipping on masa. easiest is to preview you post, and resize your browser window after step (5) to match the clipped size of the preview.

link looks like this
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Current Picture Front 13 Feb 2019
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Current Picture Top 13 Feb 2019
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side shot
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with Lid
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:banana:

Issues:
(1) Salinity / Specific Gravity: 40 / 1.030 ??? looks to be a bit high?
(2) need to investigate DSR "Dutch Synthetic Reefing" and where to get DSR 100 pack http://dsrreefing.com/supplements/

Fixed / mitigated
-- Temp is getting high even with heater off (added fan with controller)
-- wave maker blowing the sand out of the right corner of the tank (added a bit more rock crumbles on the right, still blowing sand but significantly less)
- no cover, need to make a mesh cover of some description ( Build off Flyscreen and BirdNetting)
- baffles have small holes in them (when filling water, water level on all baffles were filling up and at the same water level) [ after removing duck outflow, it is behaving as expected]
- wood in air driven skimmer will have to be change every so often. (replaced skimmer with S-150)
- Return pump Very noisy - replaced with Jecod/Jebao DCS2000 Return Pump (stock pump only noisy with restricted flow[duck outflow])
- Coral Box S150 protein skimmer has lots of micro bubbles, raised, and a few cables ties improved it.

Other bothering things
AI Prime HD: can't connect to "wpa2-enterprise with peap-mschapv2" wifi. can't assign static ip. can't connect to specific ip/DNS using the app
Cooling fan controller ATC999: only accurate to a degree. turn on/off frequently. better off to have decimal accuracy, and make the fan turn on at 26.5 and off at 26.0 so that the fan does not turn on/off constantly. or better yet to gradually start the fan speed (very low) from 26.1 and increase the fan when the temp goes higher. same as a computer fan
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Wed 14 Dec, 2016 1:08 pm

Initial setup:

All the bits: got all from vebas on 10 Dec 2016. they had a 20% store wide sale including No further discount items. :)

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after seeing the problem that user @Mgreen84 got (Cracked glass)
viewtopic.php?t=265091

i figure, it would be a good idea to put a polystyrene foam bellow it.

aquarium on foam: pressed down to imprint the aquarium feet on the foam

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removing the circle bits, after cutting them with a knife
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aquarium on foam after removing the bits
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Arranging Real Reef rocks: no water no sand
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Current Water Chemistry: If applicable
NSW: collected at point peron WA (12 Dec 2016 Around 3pm ish)
Ammonia NH3: 0
Nitrite NO2: 0
Nitrates NO3: 0
Phosphates PO4: -
Calcium Ca: 440
Alkalinity KH: 6.85
Magnesuim MG: 1395
Salinity / Specific Gravity: 40 / 1.030
PH: 8.4
Temp: 26.0
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby wayne2.0 » Wed 14 Dec, 2016 1:21 pm

Great fish room, you might want to cover the back left part of the sump so the odd splash does not wreck the timer.
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Wed 14 Dec, 2016 1:27 pm

Fresh Sea Water: collected from point peron WA (12 Dec 2016 Around 3pm ish

Water in, turn on all equipment: Return pump is extremely noisy!!!!
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initial water testing to get a baseline before adding ammonia: 13 Dec 2016
Ammonia NH3: 0
Nitrite NO2: 0
Nitrates NO3: 0
Phosphates PO4: 0
Calcium Ca: 440
Alkalinity KH: 6.85
Magnesuim MG: 1395
Salinity / Specific Gravity: 40 / 1.030
PH: 8.4
Temp: 26.0
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Setting up the RODI unit in the garage: Wall drilled for the ATO to go the the RODI container
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Rodi
7.5l produce 6L waste 18 min
24 min 8L waste

Ro 74ppm waste 745ppm
Rodi 0ppm

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added 25 drops of Ammonium Chloride Dr tim's.... Ammonia 0.5
Current Picture 13 Dec 2016
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AI Prime HD settings:

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12pm to 9pm with 2 hours ramp time. so starts to turn on at 10am, and off at 11pm
UV,V,RY,B 20% / G,DR,CW 9% (14K preset at 20%)

11pm to 1am RY,B 2% with moon settings on
1am to 10am all off
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Wed 14 Dec, 2016 1:33 pm

wayne2.0 wrote:Great fish room, you might want to cover the back left part of the sump so the odd splash does not wreck the timer.


Thanks, this is actually in our living room :)
at least i know the pictures are working :)

thanks for the advice, there is no splashes on the left side so far (will monitor it however). there are on the right side because of the air driven skimmer.
planning to replace the skimmer and this super noisy return pump, so will need to reassess it afterwards.
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby Narcosis » Tue 20 Dec, 2016 2:59 pm

Nice setup Simon

Off to a great start!
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Tue 20 Dec, 2016 4:19 pm

Narcosis wrote:Nice setup Simon

Off to a great start!


Thanks,

here are some updated pictures with the Coral Box Mini Skimmer S-150 and cooling fan

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diatoms / brown algae notice those yesterday 19 dec (Day 6 after adding ammonia)
ammonia is still 0.5 with nitrite 0

14K
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5K
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Overview
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fan set to 27, turn on when digital thermometer displays 26.2, controller 27
heater turn on when digital thermometer displays 25.2 , stops at 26.0

Skimmer after running for a day less big bubbles sticking on the surface
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Wed 21 Dec, 2016 11:12 pm

so few issues with the Coral Box S150 protein skimmer.
lots of micro bubbles

the concept of rotating the body to adjust the water level is nice, however, rotating it to decrease the water level, means that it is opening a hold at the bottom, which is dumping a lot of micro bubbles in the water column. so better to raise the skimmer and let leave it close completely than leving the skimmer low and opening it.

The problem is the way that the mount and holes for the screws are, it was already at it's highest position. using 2 screws be default. so decided to use only one screw at the bottom and cable tie the top. mounted the skimmer so that the top of the black sponge is just bellow the surface.

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2nd problem, the top part was not sitting flush with the bottom part of the skimmer, creating a gap on the mount side, which was letting a lot of micro bubbles out and lowering the water level. another cable tie to the rescue.

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reactor and new return pump:

Jecod/Jebao DCS2000 Return Pump (DC pump) 20W max.
Aaaaaa Silenceeee..... finally...... the loudest thing now is the tumbling noise of the bio pellets LOL, (when the cooling fan is not on)

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for reference, this is the stock pump. Aqua Zonic Evo 1300l/h 25W
after removing and testing the stock pump, it was NOT making any noise. while playing with it, i realise that if i restrict the flow, it starts to make this awful noise.
so i guest that it was the Duck Outflow that was restricting the flow and causing it to be noisy. if i switch the the round outflow, it would have probably fix the noise with the stock pump.
New pump is giving more flow, not noisy, on the lowest settings. so using less power, and less heat in the tank... can't complain.
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CoralBox BR60 Rim Bracket Reactor (Sobo WP1770 400L/H pump) with DVH Premium All-in-One BioPellets

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35g of DVH Premium All-in-One BioPellets
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original baffles has been moved to make the 1st compartment be just big enough for the skimmer to fit in
p.s reactor does not fit the other way. back to front is smaller. left to right baffle is slightly bigger.
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Current Picture 21 Dec 2016
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p.s today, max of 43.3 degrees celsius outside, and max of 30 inside, aquarium stayed at 26.3 max with the cooling fan. not bad.
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Fri 23 Dec, 2016 3:25 am

Remove the Duck Outflow attachment Baffles are now behaving like it should, i don't think there is a need to block those holes in the baffles anymore.
Moral of the story. do NOT use the Duck Outflow attachment!!!!

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Mesh Cover decided to build a cover using flyscreen frame and BirdNetting
56.0cm X 28.9cm (56 because i have the fan mounted on the left, if there were no fan, it's meant to be bigger) (28.9 because the reactor is sticking out a bit, else could go to 29.5cm so that the frame sits on the baffles, but the problem with this is that the frame can slide back as there will nothing preventing it so slide)

initially thought of using those clear mesh netting, but had to order from the states...
https://aquariumoverload.com/collections/dry-goods

why did i not use the included glass cover? well, i have a cooling fan which will not work with the glass cover, and that also means one more thing to clean, condensation to block light etc....

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Pheww..... it fits!!! :) :clap:
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Bird Netting in, trimming excess
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Done
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Cover with net on!
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Current Picture Front 23 Dec 2016
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Current Picture Top 23 Dec 2016
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just need to monitor the temperature now , to see if the fan will still do a good job (not expecting issues though)
Getting pretty good light penetration with the bird netting. so quite happy with it.
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Thu 12 Jan, 2017 2:14 am

Tank Finish cycling Today Day 29!!! Yay... time to add living things....
Cycle was done with dry rock (dead) Real Reef Rock, dry sand , with dr tim's ammonium chloride bottle.

here is the marine cycling graph of the Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate.
Test done using API test kit for those parameters.
p.s Salifert kit says Nitrate Finish at 5 (instead of 0 for API), but at the start, when Nitrate started to register Day 16/29th Dec, SAL kit was reporting 25!!!, so i did not use it. and no, it was not 2.5 .

all the small peak of ammonia in the graph was when i was adding 1/2 or 1/4 dosage of ammonium chloride.
Suspect the Nitrate decreasing is because of the All-In-One Biopellets in the reactor

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1 drop per Gal to reach 2 ppm Ammonia
suppose to be 96L = 25.36Gal

Dec 13 10:48pm Day 01 Added 25 Drops Ammonium Chloride
Dec 21 09:13am Day 07 Added 10 Drops Ammonium Chloride
Dec 23 10:49pm Day 09 Added 10 Drops Ammonium Chloride
Dec 30 11:51am Day 17 Added 10 Drops Ammonium Chloride
Jan 05 02:00am Day 23 Added 5-6 Drops Ammonium Chloride
Jan 09 05:25pm Day 27 Added 10 Drops Ammonium Chloride
Jan 11 06:16pm Day 29 0 Ammonia, and 0 Nitrite

could probably have added fish/cuc at Dec 27 Day 14 since nitrite is not that toxic in saltwater. but i decided to wait for the full cycle to finish
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-06/rhf/index.php

plenty of small white things on the glass i think those are marine copepods/amphipods ??? they walk and swim around
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Reshuffle the rock to get more real estate for the corals
Current Picture Front 11 Jan 2017
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Current Picture Top 11 Jan 2017
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side shot
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with Lid
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Fri 13 Jan, 2017 6:22 pm

Clean Up Crew (CUC) and Fish in Yesterday afternoon. Day 30 12/01/2017

2 X Ocellaris Clownfish :clownfish:
4 X Trochus snail

drip acclimation 20 min floating, 20 min drip

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Current Picture Top 12 Jan 2017
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the clownfish :clownfish: when into hiding under the rock for like 5 min, then came out and looks lite started to eat the copepods/amphipods from the water column.

so hard to take picture of those guys, they are in constant motion.

decrease the flow of the wave maker for now.
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby Corey123 » Sat 14 Jan, 2017 7:52 pm

Hi there I have the same tank as yours but when I took off the duck bill nozzle the level of the water in the return pump section dropped, and now the level is too low in the other compartment for my skimmer. Any suggestions?
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Sat 14 Jan, 2017 8:33 pm

Hi Corey123,

i could cannot see your tank journal .... maybe create one and post some pictures.

for mine, what i did was to turn on the pump, and will it until a level i was satisfied with. i wanted to have a gentle waterfall to the last baffle. meaning that the level of last baffle would be slightly lower that the one before it. this way, any evaporation will cause a bigger change of water level in the last baffle, where i have my ATO sensor. thereby making the water level change more sensitive for the ATO sensor, thereby giving me more stable water parameters. this also maximise the amount of water in the system.

this is a picture of the few last baffles. if you look at the back of glass, notice the change of tone of the black, the top of the lighter black is where the water sits when the return pump is off.

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on another note.....

had a power outage today with an ETA for restoration of UNKNOWN on western power's website..... got to fireup the generator!
would have been a much more stressful time if i did not have a generator handy.

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power was out from 12:30 to 3:30ish....
was on generator power from 1:00 to 3:30ish... so ran the generator for around 2h30min.


test auto generated animation by Google Photos
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby ben.robinson2004 » Wed 19 Apr, 2017 6:04 pm

hi i have the same tank as you at first when you brought it was it really noisy?
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Thu 20 Apr, 2017 11:47 am

Hi,

which part? the return pump?

yep,.... this is in the top description....

"Stock Aqua Zonic Evo 1300l/h 25W (Very noisy when flow restricted [duck outflow]) (stop using on 21 Dec 2016)"

remove the duck outflow attachment, and it was good after that.
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Tue 25 Apr, 2017 2:25 am

My First Coral: Long Tentacle Plate Coral (Heliofungia Actiniformis)
Bought 23/04/2017 (Sunday)

did a 1.5 hours drip acclimatisation

in the bag, looks sad
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10-15 min after placing the coral in, middle tentacle are already starting to extend (6:19pm)
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40 min after coral in. (6:51pm)
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1H30min after coral in (7:39pm)
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4H after coral in (10:22pm)
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24H after coral in (5:13pm next day 24th)
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Target Feeding Mysis Shrimp
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Current Picture Front 24 Apr 2017
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AI Prime HD light
change light to 50% 14K 12:00pm to 9pm. 2 hour ramp. RB1% from 11pm to 1am, with lunar option
acclimation set to 50% starting reduction. so 25% 14K. Starting 23 Apr to 30th Apr.
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Tue 25 Apr, 2017 9:51 pm

Forgot to mention,

ended up using a Raspberry Pi to monitor the Temperature of the aquarium.
using ds18b20 temperature sensors.(plastic cap version, so that it does not rust )
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11050

based on HydroPi that i modified a bit to make it do what i want.
https://myhydropi.com/raspberry-pi-pool ... ython-code
https://myhydropi.com/raspberry-pi-pool-monitor-website

there is also the ability to add PH, ORP, Dissolved Oxygen, Conductivity etc using Atlas Scientific sensors later on.
https://www.atlas-scientific.com/kits.html

Integrated my Solar inverter's info into the status page. using the Fronius Primo API.

all logged every minute, and stored into MySql database. data can then be graphed.

data also made available via SNMP, so i am also using my PRTG server to log and graph the data.

no relay connected. have not played with the alerts yet. (i can either do it straight from the pi or via PRTG)

pi with all the temp sensors connected
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main status page ( the State will change to RED if it is too high, or BLUE if it is too low) [no https configured yet]
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graph for last 24 hours
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graph for last 7 days
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pretty cool that you can actually see when the heater turn on, what temp they turn on, what temp they turn off.

p.s sump is for my fresh water aquarium..... not for the marine aquarium, hence why the temperature are different.

Still a work in progress.......
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Sat 29 Apr, 2017 1:44 pm

added a Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias fasciatus)

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also notice lots of white spot growing on the glass. there are quite hard to scrape off.
looking into it further , it looks like they are "Spirorbid Worms"

http://www.melevsreef.com/node/360

apparently they are detrimental to the tank.
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Thu 04 May, 2017 6:33 pm

my order of corals from Oceanarium arrived yesterday.
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from left to right

Torch coral-Flouro green yellow tipped (Planula settlement) (Euphyllia glabrescens)
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=930030

Branching hammer coral-Fluorescent green (small) (Euphyllia Parra-ancora)
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=653819

Birds nest coral-Red stem with green growth tips (Seriatopora hystrix)
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=681790

Chalice coral-Bubblegum (Echinophyllia sp)
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=528226

looking all sad, just out of the shipping foam dark gloomy box.
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The Next Day
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Torch coral-Flouro green yellow tipped (Planula settlement) (Euphyllia glabrescens)
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Branching hammer coral-Fluorescent green (small) (Euphyllia Parra-ancora)
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Birds nest coral-Red stem with green growth tips (Seriatopora hystrix)
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Chalice coral-Bubblegum (Echinophyllia sp)
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also got
5 X Turbo snails
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=653111
Bristleworms
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=650075
Mysid shrimps
http://www.oceanarium.com.au/item.toy?iid=653555

Current Picture Front 3 May 2017
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Current Water Chemistry: 1 May 2017
ASW: Blue Treasure SPS Sea salt
Ammonia NH3: 0
Nitrite NO2: 0
Nitrates NO3: 5 Salifert, 0 API
Phosphates PO4: 0.00 Hanna
Calcium Ca: 430 Salifert
Alkalinity KH: 7.7 Salifert
Magnesuim MG: 1350 Salifert
Salinity / Specific Gravity: / 1.025
PH: 8.0 Salifert , API 8.3
Temp: 26.0


Fed a mixture of Reef-Roids and Ocean NutritionCyclops

Reef-Roids instructions says
1 teaspoon, per 100Gal (378.54L)
1 teaspoon of Reef-Roids = ~2.14g
for 70L, 0.39g of reef-roids
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby sparker » Fri 05 May, 2017 10:15 am

enjoying the progress of this build, keep it going!
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Tue 09 May, 2017 1:54 am

Hi sparker, thanks. :)
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so went to "coral and fish barn" on Sat 6th May, "just to have a look" . and my wife saw some zoanthid that she liked....

now we have zoanthid in the tank..... not sure what's the name of those.... anyone know, let me know.
and also got 5 X glass/ghost shrimps [slender shrimp?] if anyone know the scientific name of those shrimps are please let me know. can't find any info on those.

still trying to figure out where to put thos zoa, don't want them to spread and overrun the tank. or is that even a concern ?
maybe move all of them on a seperate rock island on the bottom?
if i put them at the back, i think that there is not enough light there, and they are not opening up. move them to the top, and they open straight away.

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back one not opening
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top
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also came with unwanted glass aiptasia on top right, and green majano anemone ?? on the left?
nuked both of them using RedSea Aiptasia-X
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the shrimps, (just took a screen shot off my phone... lol)
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p.s all the zoa was from one rock... they rock was just broken, and was holding together by only the zoa skin, decided to seperate them.

oh, added the stock light at the back (only turning on blue channel), to get some blue light on the zoa.... they glow under blue light.

Current Picture Front 8 May 2017
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby DanMang » Sun 09 Jul, 2017 10:27 pm

Tanks looking awesome so far mate. Always nice to see a well planned and thought out build. Definitely following this one
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby swazzle » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 3:06 am

How are you finding the skimmer working out man? Looking at getting one


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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Sat 15 Jul, 2017 2:53 pm

Sorry for the late reply....
@DanMang thanks.... Still lost the lawnmower fish, somehow jumped out....

@swazzle, yes all good so far

Will update some pictures when I get more time... Maybe tonight
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby Quacka » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 3:14 pm

Hi Simon,

I am looking for a skimmer for my 63L. I have a Octo NS-80 but it doesn't fit properly so skimming is poor with it.

I am not sure if the size of the overflow box is the same between the 63L and the 96L. Can you help me measure the box size so I can see what space I need for the coral box skimmer?
Mine is 8.4mm x 7.4mm

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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 5:04 pm

from front to back, 8.5cm, from right to left, i had to remove/move one of the baffles to be able to fit 11cm

the 2nd to last picture of this post
viewtopic.php?f=144&t=267487&view=unread#p1273146

the size on the website for the skimmer is Size :110 x 80 x 360mm
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby Nico » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 1:19 am

Hi guys,
I've had the same Ocean Free 96L tank now for about 6 months and all of a sudden the water level has started dropping very low in the air pump section. I'm very new to this whole thing and am starting to freak out a bit about this. It has started to pump air bubbles into the tank and everytime I fill the section up it just pumps all the water out and goes to pumping bubbles again. I work 12-13 hours a day and really dont want the pump to stop and kill all my fish and coral because of this issue. Do you have any advice on how to fix this situation?
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby Nico » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:17 pm

Hi Simon,
I've been having issues with the stock pump that comes in the same tank. It sucks all the water out of the chamber and starts blowing little air bubbles instead of water.. what's the best why to fix this issue?
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Tue 22 May, 2018 9:20 pm

you might not have enough water in the tank, or the flow of the pump is too much.
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Re: Simon - Ocean Free Nano Marine 96L

Postby SkullKill » Tue 22 Jan, 2019 12:27 am

just an update,

dead/removed
Lawnmower Blenny jumped out sometime in 2018
Zombie Snail (Nassarius sp.) (can't see any jan 2019)
glass/ghost shrimps [slender shrimp?](can't see any jan 2019)
Long Tentacle Plate Coral (Heliofungia Actiniformis)(dead, not sure start of 2018?)
Birds nest coral-Red stem with green growth tips (Seriatopora hystrix)(dead, not sure start of 2018?)

Jabao SW-4 Wave Maker [24V 10W 4000L/H] (on random mode)(stop using around end Jan 2019, flow was very little, and was starting to stop/stuck)

added/replaced
Jabao OW-10 Wave Maker [24V 10W 4000L/H] (on random mode)(end Jan 2019)
1 X Maxima/Crocea Clam ? (21/01/2019)
2 X Bubble tip anemone (03/11/2017)
Hammer head , reverse stem "NT"purple (03/11/2017)

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