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Mick's Aquaone Minireef 160

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Mick's Aquaone Minireef 160

Postby mick777 » Tue 02 Apr, 2019 12:36 pm

Hi been out of the hobby for a few years, but my wife secretly purchased me a new tank as she knows I missed it,

So far all I have done is fill with ro/di water added sand and salt, tweaked the over flow pipe like in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNT5QSEMzB0 to cancel out some noise, added in a Aquael Reef Circulator 2500 power head and aquaone auto top system

I have ordered 18kg of Caribsea life rock shapes, going to try Bacteria House Bio Block in the sump and 90CM DSunY Marine LED with wifi for main light

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Re: Mick's Aquaone Minireef 160

Postby mick777 » Wed 03 Apr, 2019 10:58 am

I got Mail the Bacteria House Bio Block (20cmx20x10), I am interested to see how it goes
Just waiting on my eggcrate to put it on in the sump
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Re: Mick's Aquaone Minireef 160

Postby mick777 » Thu 04 Apr, 2019 11:20 am

The Caribsea Life Rock Shapes came today
Now need to figure out the layout I want
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Box One 9kg
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Box Two 9kg
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Re: Mick's Aquaone Minireef 160

Postby mick777 » Thu 04 Apr, 2019 6:46 pm

Rock in, not sure if I like the layout or not but will see after a week
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Re: Mick's Aquaone Minireef 160

Postby mick777 » Sat 06 Apr, 2019 4:59 pm

Purchased another Aquael Reef Circulator 2500 power head for left side of tank.

also 3D printed and new return nozzle to replace the straight though pipe that came with the tank and 4 loc-line connections in abs
this one splits the water flow in to 4 different directions as it comes out, works great and seems to have increased return pressure
(https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1784377)
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Re: Mick's Aquaone Minireef 160

Postby mick777 » Tue 09 Apr, 2019 2:53 pm

I received the light today

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Re: Mick's Aquaone Minireef 160

Postby mick777 » Sat 13 Apr, 2019 1:53 pm

Parameter update:

Salinity: 1.025
PH: 8.1
KH: 120ppm
Nitrite 0ppm
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrate: 10ppm

I have been left a dead King prawn in the water to make that ammonia read on the test, but I still haven't seen any ammonia, or nitrite, but nitrate is going up and diatoms are showing on some of the small live rock bits i got from the lfs and a small amount on the sand

I have a feeling that might have to do with the Caribsea life rock's Bacteria
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Re: Mick's Aquaone Minireef 160

Postby mick777 » Thu 18 Apr, 2019 9:13 pm

While waiting for the tank to cycle, I decided to use some mdf I had laying around so mounted the power broads to it so I can slide them out from behind the tank all in one go

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I am sure someone will point out its not good to have power boards running from another power board, but the main one is the only one that is surge protected and there is only one power point on the wall where the tank is

also noticed the new light and power pack were getting quite hot so I mounted a fan on the power pack and used an old CPU cooler to cool the light

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the fan on the light runs at full speed on a timer with the lights, as for noise I can not hear it over the protein skimmer noise and the air it gives off I can feel coming out of each end of the lights heat sink

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Also ordered an extension cable for the lights control box so I can mount it to the mdf.
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