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Old 09/11/2018, 10:22 AM   #1226
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Another set of nice pictures.
The colors are getting better and beter in my ez550reef


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Old 09/11/2018, 01:19 PM   #1227
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Nice colors!
Careful with that sunset, in no time it will touch your acros.


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Old 09/23/2018, 06:20 PM   #1228
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Nice colors!
Careful with that sunset, in no time it will touch your acros.


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Yes i know, by than it's time for a rescape

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Old 09/23/2018, 06:20 PM   #1229
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This acropora needed a waterlevel raise

https://youtu.be/aUXKLd_tx3U

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Old 10/02/2018, 02:29 PM   #1230
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Just enjoying the moment
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Old 10/02/2018, 02:47 PM   #1231
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Wow, all your tanks are amazing!

If you were to distill your maintenance and setup(s) down to 3 or 4 best practices or critical choices of necessary equipment for success would would they be?


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Old 10/02/2018, 03:00 PM   #1232
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Wow, all your tanks are amazing!

If you were to distill your maintenance and setup(s) down to 3 or 4 best practices or critical choices of necessary equipment for success would would they be?
Thanks..

1- No waterchanges, but dosings means full control for me.
2- powerfilter i wil never go without.
3- good and proven T5 lighting
4- simple sump + proteinskimmer

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Old 10/02/2018, 04:03 PM   #1233
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Agreed, simple is always best.

Just out of curiosity what do you mean by powerfilter? What comes to mind for me is an Aquaclear 50 or something like that but I'm guessing your talking about something else.. Perhaps power heads for circulation?


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Old 10/03/2018, 12:37 PM   #1234
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Agreed, simple is always best.

Just out of curiosity what do you mean by powerfilter? What comes to mind for me is an Aquaclear 50 or something like that but I'm guessing your talking about something else.. Perhaps power heads for circulation?
Here is the right definition of a Powerfilter.
http://dsrreefing.com/powerfilter/


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Old 10/03/2018, 01:58 PM   #1235
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Here is the right definition of a Powerfilter.
http://dsrreefing.com/powerfilter/


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Wouldn't a filter sock or similar floss media in the sump achieve the same thing without adding another pump? I've used floss media (white/blue) between my sump compartments and it captures, and looks, exactly like what your images show. In either case I completely agree in what it does and how it works.

I personally am not a fan of socks due to being lazy and it is another thing I have to tinker with and clean. I've run the floss between compartments and it does similar and water really looks the best when I have that in place. Also my sump is actually cleaner on the bottom. But back to my lazy comment - it needs to be changed to be effective. And, well, back to that lazy part

Great looking tanks Glennf.


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Old 10/03/2018, 06:01 PM   #1236
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Wouldn't a filter sock or similar floss media in the sump achieve the same thing without adding another pump? I've used floss media (white/blue) between my sump compartments and it captures, and looks, exactly like what your images show. In either case I completely agree in what it does and how it works.

I personally am not a fan of socks due to being lazy and it is another thing I have to tinker with and clean. I've run the floss between compartments and it does similar and water really looks the best when I have that in place. Also my sump is actually cleaner on the bottom. But back to my lazy comment - it needs to be changed to be effective. And, well, back to that lazy part

Great looking tanks Glennf.
Just filter media in the sump compartment can't do the same.
With the pump powering the flow you build more pressure, move more water and remove more fine particles.
A powerfilter will be clogged in 2-3 days and produce microbubbles.
No other filter remove dirt this fast.

If applied wel into the complete maintenance system, It also remove coloring from the water without any use of activated carbon


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Old 10/04/2018, 08:17 PM   #1237
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I saw your latest video and I have to say, your SPS colonies grow like weeds!


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Old 10/06/2018, 01:53 AM   #1238
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I saw your latest video and I have to say, your SPS colonies grow like weeds!
True...
Growth is my worst enemy
After a while you get light and flow limited and cutting corals cost most of my time.


Current Maintenance for 11 tanks. (On 3 separate system)

Daily feeding whilst enjoying, 15-20 minutes
Every other day cleaning windows, 15 minutes
Every 2-5 days replacing 9 powerfilters, 15 minutes
Measuring, correcting and adjusting dosings once 2-3 week, 30 minutes per system (3system)
Cleaning 3 skimmercups once every 7-10 Days, 15 minutes
Fragging and cutting corals once every 2-3 months, 4-5 hours.
Replacing T5 bulb every 6 months, 1 hour
Miscellaneous per month, 2-4hours
No periodic waterchanges, 0 hours

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Old 10/06/2018, 01:01 PM   #1239
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Replace old lamps and adding 25% more light seems to please these 2 coral very much.
In the recent weeks the colors are improving and day by day.
The fox is get more fluorising green
The stylopora is getting more pink every day

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Old 10/09/2018, 06:31 PM   #1240
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Today is was time to do some gardening in my butterflyreef.
The corals were growing into eachother and towards the surface. Light, flow and space for the fish to swim were getting limited and it was time to do something about it.

A dozen of acropora frogskin frags was the result of "a days work"


Before, after and frags



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Old 10/11/2018, 03:42 AM   #1241
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I am blown away on how beautiful this tank is!


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Old 10/16/2018, 02:20 AM   #1242
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I am blown away on how beautiful this tank is!
Haha.. which one? There 11 tanks in my home and a 12th in the making.


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Old 10/16/2018, 02:22 AM   #1243
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You are my sunshine....

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