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Old 12/25/2014, 09:46 PM   #201
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Miracles is a top notch company glad they stood by there work


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Old 12/26/2014, 05:16 AM   #202
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I lost interest in my tank shortly after all of the problems but kept it running. No improvements or changes for a very long time. A few months ago I grabbed the bull by the horns and looked at my tank again and also asked Jordan from Peters Reef Pond in the local area to help me figure out why my corals aren’t thriving. My low ph and high phosphate levels. Long story short. Got 3 of my fish out of the tank, 2 Foxfaces and my big Vlamimgii Surgeon. Used Agent Green a few times changed to pellets using 2 auto feeders and did/try weekly water changes. My corals are all open and extended growing and thriving. My fish are eating fish food not nibbling on corals. My ph is now up to 8.3 – 8.4 mid-day. I have lost a lot of corals in the past ran in circles trying to figure out what and how, I am glad I kept trying and didn’t give up.


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Old 12/26/2014, 02:43 PM   #203
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Old 12/26/2014, 03:51 PM   #204
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Nice to see you stuck it out. The tank is looking great. Congrats on getting it back on track. What'd the dimension's of your sump?


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Old 01/12/2015, 01:00 PM   #205
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Tank looks georgeous; what did you finish the walls with and do you have access to the front of the tank at all (bottom or top?)

Please let me know, planning same size built.


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Old 01/13/2015, 09:11 PM   #206
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Tank looks georgeous; what did you finish the walls with and do you have access to the front of the tank at all (bottom or top?)

Please let me know, planning same size built.
Novel way to access. What materials did you use? you have any details to share on this part of the build?


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Old 01/14/2015, 05:19 AM   #207
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I used Faux Stone siding http://genstoneproducts.com glued onto an aluminum frame to make it easy to remove for access.


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Old 01/14/2015, 08:33 AM   #208
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That's awesome. What's the dimensions of your sump?


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Old 01/15/2015, 03:12 AM   #209
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I have finally finished my lids for the tank. The temperature is now up by 1.5 F.



I also finished the lids for the sump, this has cut down on the water evaporation amount.



The splashing noise from the filter socks is as good as gone now with the lids in place.




I also finally finished my LED Lighting project by installing the cooling fans.



I have them on for 5 minutes every 1/2 hour on slow speed, can't hear them at all.


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My sump is 48" x 28" x 17" .

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Old 01/15/2015, 03:14 AM   #210
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I lost interest in my tank shortly after all of the problems but kept it running. No improvements or changes for a very long time. A few months ago I grabbed the bull by the horns and looked at my tank again and also asked Jordan from Peters Reef Pond in the local area to help me figure out why my corals arenít thriving. My low ph and high phosphate levels. Long story short. Got 3 of my fish out of the tank, 2 Foxfaces and my big Vlamimgii Surgeon. Used Agent Green a few times changed to pellets using 2 auto feeders and did/try weekly water changes. My corals are all open and extended growing and thriving. My fish are eating fish food not nibbling on corals. My ph is now up to 8.3 Ė 8.4 mid-day. I have lost a lot of corals in the past ran in circles trying to figure out what and how, I am glad I kept trying and didnít give up.


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I used Faux Stone siding http://genstoneproducts.com glued onto an aluminum frame to make it easy to remove for access.



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Old 01/15/2015, 08:26 AM   #211
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Thanks for the reply. Did you have it made or was the baffles and filter sock holder done by yourself? I like the way it's setup and also having it closed off.


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Old 01/15/2015, 08:55 AM   #212
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The sump was made by Miracles including the dividers, the only thing I made from plexiglass are the filter sock holder ledge.

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Old 01/15/2015, 11:18 AM   #213
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Thanks for the info.


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Old 05/22/2015, 07:14 PM   #214
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Old 01/12/2020, 04:09 PM   #215
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LED Lights

After nearly 10 years in the hobby with home made led lights and loosing coral after coral over the years I have made the change to 4 Kessil a360x lights.
The maximum par from my home made leds at the waterline was 105 par. The new a360x Kessil lights have that at 29% intensity.
I have checked what it would be at 100% at the waterline 375-460!

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Old 04/20/2020, 03:49 PM   #216
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Had to deal with Dino outbreak

So after getting my tank cleaned up and looking good I got Dinos! I found online a treatment to deal with them effectively. Dr. Tim's two part treatment.
I followed the instructions and everything seemed fine until everything turned milky white and the PH dropped all the way down to 7.42!!!
I did a 10% water change but didn't seem to help much, another 30 gallons to keep up with the skimmer to replenish the wast water. Never again!!!
Just wanted someone to learn from my experience.


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Old 07/12/2020, 02:20 PM   #217
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Red slime algae Cyanobacteria

It's back! red slime algae/cyanobacteria.






All on one piece of rock. Now what? I hate to use Chemiclean. It works but the water changes and baby sitting the skimmer for hours after. Anyone have a better idea?

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Old 07/18/2020, 05:27 AM   #218
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Korallin BioDenitrator S-3002 started

I started up a Korallin BioDenitrator S-3002 yesterday to combat the nitrate
levels in my tank to stop the outbreaks of Cyanobacteria or Dinoflagellates.If not stop at least minimize the chance of them occurring.






This will apparently take a month or so before I can expect the reactor to kick in and measure any drop in nitrate levels in the tank.




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Old 08/02/2020, 05:16 AM   #219
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Korallin BioDenitrator S-3002 working!

DT is now reading ~5ppm. BUT Alk is consumed at a staggering rate.




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Old 08/09/2020, 08:28 AM   #220
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When more S beads need to be added, remove the coral chunks that they included with the pkg...it doesn't work in buffering the acidic environment as it's all in the same chamber. Ideally the effluent should go into a second chamber to buffer up the pH like a dual stage Ca-Rx .

Get a tallish open top plastic container and drill a few fine holes in the bottom. Fill with aragonite/crushed coral, coral chunks and hang off the inside of the sump. Have the S-Rx effluent drip into that to buffer up the pH.

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