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  • My tank - Converted to BB.

    3 full days of hard work. No lost of Lifestock *phew*. Now I need to shop for some more LR to cover the eggcrates.

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  • #2
    wow, good job, very interested to see how it is going to come out when you have added more LR.

    p.s is all the eggcrate strong and secure enough to hold that weight?
    Funkyskunk
    Almost a ZEOhead
    Last edited by Funkyskunk; 05-23-2005, 07:15 AM.

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    • #3
      The egg crates are meant to be temporary support as I removed the sandbed in phases.

      However I check the stability and seems quite okie, might change to acylic base with acylic rod later when I have more time.

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      • #4
        I like it with the eggcrates....looks cool.

        How tall is that tank (in inches) thanks
        Proud owner of an Elegance Coral "that lived". (It is thriving whith long tentacle tips...purchased in January 2005.) It has white tentacle tips, I beleive this has something to do with ones that will typically live due to the collection site.

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        • #5
          The dimension of the main tank is 48(L)x30(H)x24(W).

          I also took the chance to measure the volume my LR and corals takes so end up I have 622litres, up from 520 litres.

          Main tank volume: 566 Litres
          Sump volume: 127 Litres
          LR and corals: 71 Litres

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          • #6
            Measured my tank's PO4 reading this evening.

            Got 0.04ppm, this is day 2 since conversion to Bare bottom. 2 test was done back to back and both gives 0.04ppm.

            Before that with the DSB the PO4 hovers around 0.06ppm.

            I guess I really got rid of my tank's main nutrient sink. Will be interested to know how long more I need to lower the PO4 below 0.03ppm :P

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            • #7
              I like the two islands!

              I'd replace the egg crate with black PVC, maybe get some 1.5" pipe to use as support pillars.
              400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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              • #8
                yeah that would allow it to blend in wit out addin LR i think it loks awesome like that
                Nick
                Nick
                180G SPS Mainly
                10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                Calcium Reactor
                3 Tunze 6105's
                Profilux Controller
                ATB Return w/ wavysea
                ATB M External Skimmer


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                • #9
                  thanks for the suggestions and comments guys, will seriously look into replacing the egg crates with something else that's easier to hide.

                  Maybe get some PVC rods coated with some fake material that looks like LR.

                  Day 4 of BB system.

                  PO4 has dropped to 0.03ppm. Did 3 test back to back and 2 test showing 0.03ppm and one test 0.02ppm, the higher reading is taken.

                  8 months of fighting PO4 reading with DSB, managed to get it down from 0.22ppm to 0.06ppm only after that long time.
                  3 days of hard work removing DSB.

                  4 days relax and get lowest PO4 reading so far.

                  Got myself a dosing pump for auto dosing of zeostart, now doing 0.09ml/8x/day dosing, monitoring closely and will adjust the dosage as necessary.

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                  • #10
                    well done! looks great!

                    I really like the idea of a dosing pump
                    Josh
                    System: 430ltr SPS ZEOvit system, Balling Method (Growtech), BubbleKing200, Profilux with LAN and Salinity
                    Lighting: Dimmbar 54w T5: D&D and KZ mixture.
                    Flow: Tunze 6060, Iwaki MX70 CL + penductors
                    BlauRiff

                    "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning"

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                    • #11
                      man this guy is one of the most conscientious reefer i've known!

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                      • #12
                        awesome news keep us updated
                        Nick
                        Nick
                        180G SPS Mainly
                        10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                        Calcium Reactor
                        3 Tunze 6105's
                        Profilux Controller
                        ATB Return w/ wavysea
                        ATB M External Skimmer


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                        • #13
                          My pink body with blue tips milepora starting to color up after converting to BB and placing it under direct MH.

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                          • #14
                            Orange with red polyps + blue tips Hyacinthus frag.

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                            • #15
                              looks awesome
                              Nick
                              Nick
                              180G SPS Mainly
                              10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                              Calcium Reactor
                              3 Tunze 6105's
                              Profilux Controller
                              ATB Return w/ wavysea
                              ATB M External Skimmer


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