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trano's 2' nano

Postby trano » Fri 27 Nov, 2009 8:37 pm

Introduction:
Hey guys, im putting my old nano out and moving in this new reef.

System Objectives: to have a full blown sps dominated tank

System Type: Mixed Reef

Display System:

Strike up Date:
Display Tank: 2'x12"19" (LxWxH)

Display Lighting: CREE LED 60w

Stand: wooden stand

Hood: open top

Sump: 2ft sump by 1ft with 2 sections.

Refugium: none

Refugium Lighting: none


Support systems:

System Water: NSW

Display Water circulation: Hydor Koralia's K Copy 5000 L/h x2 + vortech mp20

Return Pump:Eheim Compact 2000

Skimmer: Bubble Magus BM-150
Evaporation Top Up: DIY Auto Top up


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Seachem AV calc

Alkilinity Addition: Seachem AV 8.4 balance

Other Chemical Maintenance: Bio pellets as of 1/6/11

Current Water Chemistry:
Nitrates: pushing 30
Phosphates: 1.33 (or something close)
Alkalinity: 9
Calcium: too high (480-500)
Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.025
Magnesuim: no kit for this.


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better view of my knotch or whatever its called.. i did it myself so thats why it looks dodgy :roflmao:

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thanks for reading guys. i hope this tank is successful as all of yours. :cheers:
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Re: trano's 2' nano

Postby trano » Sun 16 May, 2010 9:37 pm

ok update time just so i can keep track of my tank.

started zeovit 13-04-2010

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[return from tank, skimmer, zeo-reactor | return pump, ATO]

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corals (hopefully they spread + color up)
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thats it for now. the bleached coral is looking better every week. hopefully it will make it through..
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Re: trano's 2' nano

Postby sydneydrewid » Mon 17 May, 2010 10:35 am

great assortment of zoas!! the tank looks great!!!
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Re: trano's 2' nano

Postby trano » Mon 17 May, 2010 10:54 am

cheers dennis. I hope my tank looks as good as yours in a years time :)

got a few more frags today (thanks ryan) hopefully they dont brown and color up instead.

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did an alk test last night. it was sitting on 8
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Re: trano's 2' nano

Postby trano » Fri 21 May, 2010 12:19 am

took these under 20000k t5's. i took alot more.. but they are all blury. so these are the lest blury pictures that i like the most.

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tested alk. yesderday it was at 8 maybe 7.5KH cant really tell with these tests.
today it is 7KH... not good. looks like i may need to manual dose (is it damprid?)
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Re: trano's 2' nano

Postby jamesant » Fri 21 May, 2010 12:44 am

Great tank.

I love the different zoas.

Nice collection of colours there. It looks great and you have done well so far.

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Re: trano's 2' nano

Postby ryanrid » Fri 21 May, 2010 10:24 am

looks good, from what you have told me those things will be kicking in no time, i reckon the superman shold be real colourful and showing heaps of polops already. some of it should be starting to encrust now?
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Re: trano's 2' nano

Postby trano » Fri 21 May, 2010 8:01 pm

yeah ryan the superman's polyps are out and lookin good and its definately starting to encrust. but i need to get this ALK in check. will probably start to see real colors and growth.
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Re: trano's 2' nano

Postby surfhead » Wed 09 Jun, 2010 11:46 pm

Hi Trano
Damprid is a cheap source of calcium,Sodium bicarbonate will boost your Alk.
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Re: trano's 2' nano

Postby NanoReefFan » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 2:59 pm

Hey trano, Nice tank, I love the Zoa's and the SPS frags. Reminds me of my tank a little bit because I got a few small colonies of Zoa's i'm trying to grow and some SPS frags.
Reguarding the Alk. I dosed baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) yesterday slowly throughout the day and got my Alk from 7 to 9. I would check you Calcium aswell because Alk. and Cal. work hand in hand. I cant say I've noticed anything yet as it is too soon but I can say bi-carb works well. Below is the link I used to work out how much bi-carb I needed. Great site. Also tells you how much it will affect your pH.

Reef Chemistry Calculator
http://reef.diesyst.com/flashcalc/flashcalc.html

Edit: When you measured your Alk at 7.5 - 8 was that straight after a water change? Just wondering because maybe the water didn't settle and it actually not as bad as you think?
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Re: trano's 2' nano

Postby trano » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 10:58 pm

NanoReefFan wrote:Hey trano, Nice tank, I love the Zoa's and the SPS frags. Reminds me of my tank a little bit because I got a few small colonies of Zoa's i'm trying to grow and some SPS frags.
Reguarding the Alk. I dosed baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) yesterday slowly throughout the day and got my Alk from 7 to 9. I would check you Calcium aswell because Alk. and Cal. work hand in hand. I cant say I've noticed anything yet as it is too soon but I can say bi-carb works well. Below is the link I used to work out how much bi-carb I needed. Great site. Also tells you how much it will affect your pH.

Reef Chemistry Calculator
http://reef.diesyst.com/flashcalc/flashcalc.html

Edit: When you measured your Alk at 7.5 - 8 was that straight after a water change? Just wondering because maybe the water didn't settle and it actually not as bad as you think?


i had another look today, dKH is 8. im monitoring it now. turned out that i need to give my salt a mix because the heavier elements sink to the bottom of the packaging. since then i've been getting stable params. i have baught supplements from the "seachem aquavitro". i'll be giving this a go. seems all good sofar, keeps my ph stable at 8.4. so i will be using that instead. but thanks for the link!
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Re: trano's 2' nano

Postby trano » Sun 19 Jun, 2011 5:28 pm

ok litle update. started running bio pellets. working nicely! my 1 acro frag i have is coloring up after being brown for ages.

at the moment i have a phosphate problem due to me adding another powerhead and stirring up the sand bed. :wall:

here is an fts i took just now. and a pic of the acro. sorry its such crap quality! i dont have my camera atm.

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