Sierra Fish & Pets <----> Clear Fabrications
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: 210g Reef at 5 months

  1. #1
    New Forum member!
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    manvel,tx
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    0

    210g Reef at 5 months

    Hey here is my 210g at 5 months sorry i didnt get to put it in the wall as planned my Father moved in.
    I did how ever get to do most what i planned. this is the org 72 in t12 vho lights with home depot 48 dollar ballasts.
    mostly all the stuff that came with what i bought. Reef dart gold pump and a mag 12.5 running the skimmer.
    Been running about 5 months close to 6 actually but all is well,lost one clown i think the coral beauty was
    a little aggressive at first but calmed down now. also just had to make sure i got all the test kits which was a waste
    really only the main set is needed as all i need to do is keep the salt right and everything is always dead on and
    calcium is always real high for corals used initialy instant ocean and the instant ocean reef crystal to maintain.
    found a nice led setup but its 3300 buck found a way to make the same stuff for about 500 so thats soon
    prob at first of year. and a new fuge will be making alot larger one with a larger terrarium area.
    Anyway alot more than i thought but listen to all advice and definatly about taking your time and
    plan will save lots of cash. i tried and still didnt listen constantly and was impulsive and it cost me most the time.
    but also try to find all the deals you can upfront and all together before you start.!! thanks for checking it out!!
    210g Reef Aquarium 5 months.mp4 - YouTube

  2. #2
    Blenny
    sedrostyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    mount vernon
    Age
    27
    Posts
    773
    Rep Power
    0
    Looks good. Love the aquascape! I wish I had room in my tank to do something like that.
    What led setup did u find so cheap?
    And what are your tanks dimensions
    Last edited by sedrostyle; 11-19-2012 at 08:34 PM.

  3. #3
    Wrasse
    Peppie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    bonney lake wa
    Posts
    3,472
    Rep Power
    100
    Tank looks really good
    Dont underestimate the need for your test kits. You will soon find that you will need to keep your param. in check. You will need to test more than your salinity

  4. #4
    Holygral
    Holygral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Ohio/US
    Posts
    700
    Rep Power
    59
    Quote Originally Posted by peppie View Post
    Tank looks really good
    Dont underestimate the need for your test kits. You will soon find that you will need to keep your param. in check. You will need to test more than your salinity
    That depends, (NOT RECOMMENDED FOR NOOBS), if your tank is stable (12-24 months), you dont make alot of changes or additions, and you dont use additives and do regular wc, you can do very little testing. Im luckily to test once a month except for specific gravity (only during wc), I use a ph monitor so I always know what that is, and everything in my tank thrives. When ever I do test, everything is where it should be. This tank has been up 5 years. Accurate auto top offs are also part of the equation, you just cant keep stable specific gravity manually. Temp, humidity, doors opened or closed to keep it stable. Now on the other hand if you start having issues, then yes test kits are the only way to figure out what is wrong.

  5. #5
    RF Staff

    IPisces's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Hansville, WA
    Posts
    6,627
    Rep Power
    134
    Tank looks great. I like the way you have the rock set up too. Yeah test kits are good to have. They are not a waist of $. You will need them. The tank is young yet and you will have a few hurtles to get over in the coming months. Calcium & Alkalinity tests you may not need very often until you start keeping SPS, but the rest you will want to have. Keep up on your regular water changes and dont feed too much and you shouldnt need to worry about testing much at all once the system is stable.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •