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Alf D - Aquareef 275 cube

Postby Alf D » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 4:23 pm

Introduction:
It's been roughly 12 months since the shut down of my 1500 x 900 x 600 tank for the move to the Central Coast.
I tossed and turned every night on whether to start up another tank but after 18 odd years of cichlids and 20 years of marines how could I say no?

System Objectives:
Something that keeps me interested and happy.

System Type: Mixed LPS and SPS

Display System: Aqua One Aqua Reef 275

Strike up Date: 13/01/2014

Display Tank: 680 x 680 x 680mm

Display Lighting: was Aqua One 4x24w T5, now Oceanarium 120w LED
Stand: Aqua One

Hood: Aqua One

Sump: Aqua One with bio balls removed and filter sock added.

Support systems:

System Water: At this stage, Tropic Marin Pro Reef

Display Water circulation: 1 Tunze 6105

Return Pump: Aqua Reef Moray 3600

Skimmer: Was Aqua Reef G Series 220 now JNS U-1

Heater: 2 x 200w Aqua One

Evaporation Top Up: Peri pump http://www.atj.net.au/marineaquaria/autotopoff2.html

Other: Phosban 150 reactor

Rock: Approx. 20kg base rock and 16kg live rock.


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Randy's recipe #1

Alkilinity Addition: Randy's recipe #1

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The start
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Now just waiting for the tank to cycle :)
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby ryanrid » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 4:32 pm

welcome back Alf :clap:
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Dan Jovanovic » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 4:44 pm

Subscribed :clap: - I've just bought myself a similar tank.
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Basenji » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 4:50 pm

Great to see you back Alf :clap:
Nice build. Best of luck.
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Sin » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 5:09 pm

:withyou: Welcome back Alf.

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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby kit » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 5:33 pm

Welcome back Alf! Good to see you back in the game!
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Alf D » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 6:15 pm

Many thanks all.
It's great to be back again.
Unfortunately it's the biggest size I could fit in but it's far, far better than not having one.
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Rod the Reefer » Tue 28 Jan, 2014 6:30 pm

Welcome back Alf, a blast from the past. :pirate:

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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby bubbleboy » Wed 29 Jan, 2014 10:35 am

ryanrid wrote:welcome back Alf :clap:

:stupid: :clap:
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Basenji » Wed 29 Jan, 2014 11:51 am

Rod the Reefer wrote:Welcome back Alf, a blast from the past. :pirate:

He hasn't actually been gone all that long
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Alf D » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 11:13 am

2 small mods, extended overflow pipe into filter sock and added a small DSB.
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Added the first of the corals. 2 Hammers and a Turbinaria.
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby damer » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 11:36 am

As everyone else has said, good to see you back
"Don't ever give up!! Today might be your day for a miracle...."

Damien's 1300 x 1200 x 600
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Alf D » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 2:35 pm

Thanks Damien :thumbsup:
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Alf D » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 2:47 pm

Just adding some colour to see how they go.

Echinophyllia
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Acan frag
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Moselya
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby siddr20 » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 4:45 pm

Good to see you back :)
All the best with this one.
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Alf D » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 4:59 pm

Thanks Sidd. Your tank is looking hot!!!
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby blacjack » Wed 26 Feb, 2014 8:25 pm

Great to see you back at it Alf, looking forward to this one.
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby xixau » Thu 20 Mar, 2014 11:25 pm

Nice Alf, if you want some frags i'm in north avoca
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Alf D » Fri 21 Mar, 2014 7:44 am

blacjack wrote:Great to see you back at it Alf, looking forward to this one.

Thanks Chris.

xixau wrote:Nice Alf, if you want some frags i'm in north avoca
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Many thanks for the kind offer Richard, I might take you up on that in the near future. :thumbsup:
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby jason angel » Sun 23 Mar, 2014 7:52 pm

looking good alf!
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Alf D » Sun 11 May, 2014 9:17 pm

5th April, replaced Aqua One T5 light with Oceanarium 120w LED

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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Mon 12 May, 2014 3:06 pm

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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Alf D » Tue 10 Jun, 2014 8:51 pm

Removed the G220 skimmer and replaced with JNS U-1
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Alf D » Wed 11 Jun, 2014 12:27 pm

Echinata beginning to colour up.
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Postby ryanrid » Wed 11 Jun, 2014 8:50 pm

Alf D wrote:Echinata beginning to colour up.
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Nice alf
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Postby saltydog » Sat 14 Jun, 2014 11:03 am

:stupid:

Looking good Alf

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Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Sat 14 Jun, 2014 3:02 pm

:withyou: great stuff mate!
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Alf D » Tue 17 Jun, 2014 9:26 am

Thanks Chris and Cody, I now have the time to look after it properly.
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby blacjack » Thu 19 Jun, 2014 8:43 pm

Coming along nicely Alf. What do you think of the lights now you've had it running for a while?
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Re: The return - Alf D - Aqua Reef 275 cube

Postby Alf D » Thu 19 Jun, 2014 8:58 pm

Thanks Chris, great light, the acro's are growing well and colouring nicely.
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