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Old 07/05/2019, 06:55 PM   #1451
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I'm not sure if you're still using fans on your tank. BTW, very nice SPS in your system. Can you please tell me how you have your fans and HabiStat controller set up? I just set up a tank here in Arizona and hope to use fans instead of a chiller. The Habistat is not offer here in the US but I should be able to get something similar.
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Old 07/16/2019, 05:23 PM   #1452
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love the shallow look!


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Old 07/24/2019, 11:52 AM   #1453
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I'm not sure if you're still using fans on your tank. BTW, very nice SPS in your system. Can you please tell me how you have your fans and HabiStat controller set up? I just set up a tank here in Arizona and hope to use fans instead of a chiller. The Habistat is not offer here in the US but I should be able to get something similar.
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Yes, I am. I have taken a few photos of the set up. I hope they will give you some idea.

I will explain how to adjust the right temperature with an example. Let's say I do not want my tank water temperature to exceed 28C. First, I put the temperature probe to the tank BEFORE water temperature reaches my maximum target. Second, I turn the temperature dial to the maximum. Then, I turn the power on after connecting all the components as shown in one of the photos below. Finally, as soon as water temperature reaches my target value, I will slowly turn the dial down until the fans start to operate.

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Old 07/27/2019, 10:03 AM   #1454
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Thank you DiscusHeckel. I appreciate the help!


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Old 07/27/2019, 01:42 PM   #1455
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Hi, could you add a general view of your reef, please?


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Old 07/28/2019, 07:00 AM   #1456
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Thank you DiscusHeckel. I appreciate the help!
You're welcome.

I will update you with the efficacy of this type of set up based on my latest use. The outside temperatures in Sheffield, UK reached 34C this week. This is very unusual in this part of the world. The room temperature in which my fish tank is kept reached 29.7C when my 8-tube ATI unit was running. This was the highest temperature I recorded during my 26 years of occupancy in my house.

My tank's temperature is kept between 27.0-28C throughout the year. I set up the unit when the tank's temperature reached 28.3C. The unit successfully kept the water temperature during this hot spell between 27.7-28.3C. The fans ran continuously while the ATI unit was on, whereas their operation was more intermittent during the night when the outside temperatures dropped down to 24C.


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Old 03/06/2021, 01:08 PM   #1457
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After a long break, it is an update time.

I still have the same tank and the same corals, even though the aquascape was changed radically to accommodate new corals as well as the needs of some of the old corals that have become simply very large.

My fish tank suffered from marine velvet back in January 2019. All my fish except two (the copper band and filefish) were wiped out in a hospital tank during CP treatment due to lack of air during treatment. I have rebuilt my fish stock slowly after quarantining each and every new fish using CP and PraziPro over the past two years. My current fish stock includes the following:
  1. copperband butterflyfish
  2. kole tang
  3. pyramid butterflyfish
  4. bellus angelfish
  5. regal angelfish
  6. majestic angelfish
  7. yellow longnose butterflyfish
  8. royal gramma

My tank is still predominantly Acropora dominated. Most of them can be seen in the following video, which I recorded today.

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Old 03/07/2021, 03:17 AM   #1458
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I have a link to your Ultimate Reef thread and check in occasionally to see how things are doing.

It was tough reading about the fish issues. I'm glad you're past them.

Beautiful colonies as usual


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Old 03/07/2021, 08:58 AM   #1459
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Thank you Ed. I had no idea you followed my tank thread on UR. Thanks. My tank went sideways but bounced back eventually.

Once you have experience like that you do not want to add anything to tank. Even a snail, crab or even a shrimp has to be quarantined first before adding to the tank.


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Old 03/09/2021, 11:26 AM   #1460
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Sorry to hear about the fish, I cannot imagine. Glad to see an update.


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Old 03/09/2021, 01:21 PM   #1461
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Sorry to hear about the fish, I cannot imagine. Glad to see an update.
Thank you Mark. It is nice to hear from my RC friends once again. I hope you are well and your tank is going strong.

I have put the fish disaster behind me but sadly this has left a scar. That said, I am now really happy with my current fish stock, which are all healthy. Hopefully, they should all die from old age rather than pathogens.

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Old 03/09/2021, 05:52 PM   #1462
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Old 03/31/2021, 11:51 PM   #1463
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The setosa in your system is to this day one of my favorite corals that I have ever seen posted. I am glad to see that it survived the recent tank setback and renewal. Best wishes.


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Old 04/01/2021, 09:58 AM   #1464
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The setosa in your system is to this day one of my favorite corals that I have ever seen posted. I am glad to see that it survived the recent tank setback and renewal. Best wishes.
Thank you.

Due to lack of space, I have started to place frags or sometimes larger pieces on this coral.

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Look's great as usual


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