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Old 01/24/2016, 11:51 AM   #876
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As always this tank is amazing to look at!
Sorry to hear about your broken brace, would you transfer everything to a new tank? What size?

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Old 01/25/2016, 01:56 PM   #877
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...would you transfer everything to a new tank? What size?

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Thanks. Yes, I am getting ready to order a new tank. Going to do the same foot print 72"x24" but instead of 29" tall, I'm going to do 26" tall. The calculator says this will be an 194.5 gallon tank vs the current 210. Better for lighting and working on the tank. Tank will be a Crystal Dynamic custom Starphire, Eurobrace, Black Silicone, maybe Black Back with 20" Synergy Overflow. Getting a new stand, no canopy with 2 Kessil AP700 LED lights., New APEX system with Leak detection module, going to add GFO Media Reactor AE FR50

I'm debating on if I should stick with the current 10 year old Euro-reef with the two recirculating Sedra pumps, externally mounted to sump/refugium or get completely new gear with new Aqua Excel 10 DC Cone Skimmer, Trigger Systems Tideline 48 Refugium Sump and two Aqua Excel DC 8000 return pumps. Existing stuff skimmer works but those Sedra pumps act up every so many years. The Eheim 1262 pump has been no maintenance for the last ten years. I like no maintenance.

Any advice or opinions on new equipment and best way to transfer inhabitants would be welcome and appreciated. The goal is low maintenance and quieter tank which is why DH wants new equipment.

Do you think I can lower the water in the tank and move it out from the wall so the new tank can be set in place?


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Old 04/12/2016, 04:06 PM   #878
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Old 04/28/2016, 10:51 AM   #879
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Imo haveing a clownfish tank with many clowns is easy as long as they are all from the same batch of eggs. Ive had 120 clowns in a 40 gal tank for over a year with no deaths.
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Old 07/02/2016, 06:39 AM   #880
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Old 07/06/2016, 09:19 PM   #881
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Hi, thanks for the interest! Tank was saved! I drilled the cabinet and added some threaded rods across the cabinet to hold the tank together. Anything to avoid moving all the inhabitants! I got two new Kessil AP700's--very happy with them thus far. I got an EcoTech M1 return pump and a new Trigger Emerald 40 sump and a new super expensive Royal Exclusive skimmer. Everything is up and running like before but WAY quieter with the DC skimmer and return pump.


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Old 07/08/2016, 09:54 PM   #882
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Old 07/08/2016, 09:56 PM   #883
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Glad to see you were able to save everything from a move. Also glad you like all your new toys .

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Old 07/09/2016, 04:12 AM   #884
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Very nice tank. Good to hear you didn't need to change it.


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Old 08/08/2016, 12:11 AM   #885
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following this thread as im getting backlash from considering this VERY idea for my 225g dedicated clown harem tank. one big question for you mobert, did you do any crazy WEEKLY 50% wcs like the brs team did? not a bad crazy but thats unrealistic if im doing clowns in a 225 lol. can NOT afford to do weekly 110ish gallon wcs... NOOOOOPPPEEE! anything specific you would suggest and emphasize equipment wise? i was going to try and get an entire clutch of domino or same as the brs team (darwin) but i think i might just do regular percs just as a trial run. if everything with them works out ill know for down the road. =]


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Old 08/08/2016, 09:13 AM   #886
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following this thread as im getting backlash from considering this VERY idea for my 225g dedicated clown harem tank. one big question for you mobert, did you do any crazy WEEKLY 50% wcs like the brs team did? not a bad crazy but thats unrealistic if im doing clowns in a 225 lol. can NOT afford to do weekly 110ish gallon wcs... NOOOOOPPPEEE! anything specific you would suggest and emphasize equipment wise? i was going to try and get an entire clutch of domino or same as the brs team (darwin) but i think i might just do regular percs just as a trial run. if everything with them works out ill know for down the road. =]
I don't think you need to do the huge water changes we do, we just have tons of water on hand and it's one of the most reliable methods of keeping the nutrients down. I strongly feel the biggest two keys to our success and is minimizing habitat and food aggression with dozens of RBTA's and very frequent scheduled feedings from the auto feeder.

A skimmer alone just wouldn't keep up with this feeding schedule so if water changes were not an option I would consider a large algae scrubber or carbon dosing like vodka or Po3Po4x . The RBTA's might not like the ultra-low nutrient environment but with this many fish, the food and waste it might be ok.


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how is it all going after all this time!? hope you're doing well.


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Old 12/19/2017, 12:40 AM   #888
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Old 03/20/2018, 07:41 PM   #889
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Old 03/22/2018, 05:13 PM   #890
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I don't think you need to do the huge water changes we do, we just have tons of water on hand and it's one of the most reliable methods of keeping the nutrients down. I strongly feel the biggest two keys to our success and is minimizing habitat and food aggression with dozens of RBTA's and very frequent scheduled feedings from the auto feeder.

A skimmer alone just wouldn't keep up with this feeding schedule so if water changes were not an option I would consider a large algae scrubber or carbon dosing like vodka or Po3Po4x . The RBTA's might not like the ultra-low nutrient environment but with this many fish, the food and waste it might be ok.
My 180g ClownFish Harem tank, 55 clowns + 25 Bta's. My sump is a 125g tank. I run a Reef octopus 150 int skimmer, 10"x12" algae scrubber, and I run a carbon reactor. I do 1 50g water change about every 6 weeks.


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Old 07/18/2019, 10:35 AM   #891
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