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Old 10/16/2017, 01:45 PM   #51
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Thanks for your help. I have never had any SPS so yes my plan is in future to learn and actually have some of them and I would like my light to support it.

Is that really not a good light for SPS corals ? I heard that people dont even run the lights 100% of power, why would that not be enough ? I can go with radion but dont like that disco effect I see on others pictures. Plus I dont need any controller more to buy. For my tank I guess I would need 3 units and it comes to much more money :-(
It's not the power of the light that's the issue, it's about the spread of even light with SPS. The Radion produces a better more even spread which is why it's more popular with SPS keepers.

You can always do Kessil, and add T5's later on if needed. I had my AP700 with T5s.


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Old 12/09/2017, 06:53 PM   #53
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Decided to try this heater. According to reviews it says the most reliable. Have another 300w eheim as a pair to it for my 180gal. If i like it will get another one.




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Old 12/09/2017, 06:54 PM   #54
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My first guys in qt now. Gave them ichx bath and now they are with prazipro. Cupramine next.





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Old 12/09/2017, 06:56 PM   #56
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Starting to play with a new toy. Lets see what are the all good reviews really worth.




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Installed uv just in case... lots of talks either its needed or not. Decided to try. Connected it to return and feed apx 130gph through it.





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Havnt posted in a while. Since my last post added more fish and corals. Dropped ap700 to 10in above the water. Added one sps to test. Setup media and in process calcium reactor.


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Havnt posted in a while. Since my last post added more fish and corals. Dropped ap700 to 10in above the water. Added one sps to test. Setup media and in process calcium reactor.
The system looks great! I'm about to pull the trigger on my first large system and I had a few questions that I hope you could help me with.

1. How do you like the Miracles tank & stand? Is there anything you would change now that it's set up? I'm currently trying to decide on a Red Sea Reefer 525XL/625XL or a custom Miracles set-up and stand

2. Has such a large water volume affected your home in any way? Do you have to run a de-humidifier now?

3. Where do you get your livestock? I live in Oakville and find quality livestock is quite limited

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The system looks great! I'm about to pull the trigger on my first large system and I had a few questions that I hope you could help me with.

1. How do you like the Miracles tank & stand? Is there anything you would change now that it's set up? I'm currently trying to decide on a Red Sea Reefer 525XL/625XL or a custom Miracles set-up and stand

2. Has such a large water volume affected your home in any way? Do you have to run a de-humidifier now?

3. Where do you get your livestock? I live in Oakville and find quality livestock is quite limited

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1. I love the tank I bought from them. Especially the eurobrasing and back side surface overflow, makes your backwall completely flat. I would never buy tank without eurobracing. I was looking at the reefer but I wanted 180gal, and they did not have it, plus I enjoy putting parts all together myself picking what I want but that comes more costly for sure. Stand is also very good quality just 4 posts lots of space below however my sumpt in another room, and if you want your sump below the tank you would probably end up building a walls, which might not look as good as reefer tanks :-) depends on your skills. What I love about the stand is adjustable height legs, I really thankful for those as the floor I build below the tank not really horizontal so this stand fixed the horizon for me.

2. My tank is in the basement but I have humidity controllers all over the house and I did not notice any real change. In winter evaporation higher of course. but no more then 60 I keep in basement. Main floors much less.

3. Fish and budget corals I buy at the bigals in Mississauga, I love their stock, there are also 4 more stores right around that place, I buy sometimes there too. For amazing corals verity but a bit pricey I go to canadacorals.com I think owner Rob has the best stuff.


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Thanks for the quick responses. I am leaning towards the Miracles custom route as I like the idea of a metal stand, custom sump (thinking LifeReef) and the Ghost overflow. That being said, the simplicity of just buying a ready-made package like the Red Sea Reefer is attractive.


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Please update entire tank. Thanks


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