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Offline Reeferntraining

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75g Re-Build
« on: January 09, 2019, 19:19:41 »
Well, I hated to do it but it was necessary. Tank and sump have been cleaned and sterilized. Letís hope this rebuild is as successful as my first 10 months were originally. Iím reverting everything back to June 2016 when everything was thriving.


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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 20:49:49 »

New, open rockwork is in and wet! Cycle starts tomorrow.

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 21:34:50 »

  Looks like a real good 'Restart' Jessie - Good Luck!

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 23:39:45 »
I like the rock work Jesse :be happy:
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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 23:53:00 »
Looks good, hope it is as successful as the OG

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2019, 17:48:25 »
hoping the best of luck in your reset.  Now please tell me those are custom painted clown clamps in the sump!  :alas:

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2019, 19:48:32 »
hoping the best of luck in your reset.  Now please tell me those are custom painted clown clamps in the sump!  :alas:
Lol! It always kills me when people find something out of the ordinary in a picture! I picked those two clamps up at a dollar store a couple years ago. They arenít painted, theyíre molded in those colors! Way to spot em lol

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 18:50:27 »
Well into the cycle!

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2019, 20:03:15 »
Thanks to Nbehnken for modding and selling his T5/LED Hybrid fixture. Got my 4 Prime HDís installed and the fixture hung tonight. Still need to replace the bulbs but waiting for Aquatic Life to send me the new bulb clips....for free!
I love the fixture, itís a great combo!

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2019, 20:19:54 »
Looking good! I've always loved the 75g footprint.

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2019, 21:40:21 »
That looks fantastic!


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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2019, 23:01:23 »
Thanks guys. Iím excited to see how it progresses

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2019, 23:24:10 »
Looks good Jesse.  I really like the addition of t5s to leds.  Leds tend to shadow a lot and the t5s really fill in the shaded areas.
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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2019, 07:45:47 »
Everyone out here tempting me....

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2019, 08:52:58 »
Looking good!

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2019, 18:04:42 »


First batch of new fish for the 75. They look big in my 29g QT but the biggest fish is the Yellow Tang measuring in at a whopping 2.5Ē to 3Ē! Paul @ Gerbers said all these fish have been at the store for at least two weeks. Thatís a big reason I went with these particular ones. I know the Naso will outgrow my tank, but Iíve never had this type and wanted to try one out. With my rock work as open as it is, it shouldnít be much trouble catching him in a year or two.

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2019, 18:46:05 »
The yellow I got from gerberís has been super healthy and happy. Same for the orange shoulder but that had been there three months until I picked it up.

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2019, 19:05:49 »
Honestly, Iíve only had a couple fish from Gerbers die on me out of years of buying fish there. I also have to say this was the least painful experience that Iíve ever had because I took the salinity down to 1.021 prior to heading to Gerbers. The fish were actually at 1.022. After about an hour they are swimming around and pecking at the rocks like theyíve been in there forever. The Naso even drastically changed color. So Iím optimistic that all these guys are going to do well.

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2019, 19:48:20 »
Best of luck with the new fish!


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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2019, 19:52:34 »
Thank you!
Best of luck with the new fish!


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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2019, 17:38:19 »
Quick update, first corals and new fish moved in. Transferred Melvin the Melanarus and Glenn the blenny.


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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2019, 21:59:12 »
Melanie's melanarus is a monster compared to the other fish.  Looking good
Jeff

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2019, 12:02:51 »
Heís a cool, peaceful fish. He does pick on the snails a bit. Never seen him actually get one out of its shell yet. Mostly just knocks them off the rocks. He also keeps the tang gang inline. No fighting....

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2019, 18:44:57 »


Tank update. Some frags are struggling due to improper placement. Most are doing great. Have a couple experiments going on with a couple of the big frags I got from AV99. Wanting to see what different PAR will do with coloration.

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2019, 22:27:24 »
Jesse, your tank is looking really nice! You got a really nice grab from AV99 - I got some frags from Tim back in March, great quality!

Cheers Rick

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2019, 22:40:48 »
Tank is looking great!  Gonna be really nice as corals grow out.


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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2019, 22:48:15 »
I like the wave maker placement. Now itís time to sit back and watch it grow.


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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2019, 07:14:34 »
Thanks Rick. AVís corals were extremely healthy. Especially the OP and WD.

Jesse, your tank is looking really nice! You got a really nice grab from AV99 - I got some frags from Tim back in March, great quality!

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2019, 07:15:31 »
Thank you! Yes Iím looking forward to watching it mature.
Tank is looking great!  Gonna be really nice as corals grow out.


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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2019, 07:19:13 »
The flow is fantastic in the tank. I have Toby to thank for that!

Indeed. Things are actually working the way they are supposed to work with PAR and such. Iím very thankful.

I like the wave maker placement. Now itís time to sit back and watch it grow.


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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2019, 16:25:52 »
what are par levels that you settled on?

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2019, 18:24:45 »
The very top of both columns, with T5ís & LEDís, are 400+. The WD and OP are at about 300-330 and the Efflo on the right is about 450. Sandbed averages about 200 close to the glass.

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2019, 20:13:05 »
thanks

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2019, 18:31:29 »
An update on the 75g. After discussion with Brian about our similar issues and an unassuming ATI test, I decided to follow Brianís path and started doing 20% water changes weekly. Itís been about 6 weeks and Iíve been seeing great results. I am now leaning towards the problem being a contaminent. Possibly not rinsing all the bleach/acid out of the rock. Some of the older corals are still in rough shape but the newer sticks are really looking good!



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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2019, 20:46:06 »
Nice collection!

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2019, 21:54:38 »
It's looking great Jessie. I like the zoa rock you have going on in there.

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2019, 22:02:09 »
The WD has fantastic polyp extension! Glad things are getting better.

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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2019, 22:04:33 »
Lovin the p/e.  We all strive to get our sps to extend like that!!
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Re: 75g Re-Build
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2019, 07:05:12 »
Thanks everyone! Iím relieved and excited. It appears that my year and half struggle with sticks may finally be behind me.

 

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