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Old 09/02/2018, 07:47 PM   #10051
Western_reefer
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Hey everyone, so I just recently upgraded to a 120 gallon 4x2x2 tank with 40 gallon breeder sump that is a mixed reef but mostly SPS dominated reef, very minimalistic aquascap, maybe 80lb or so of live rock, plus or minus 10 pounds, about 80 pounds of live sand and it is heavily stocked with fish, and extremely heavy feeding.
Daily feeding is as follows throughout the day:
5ml oyster feast
5ml roti feast
5ml roe eggs
1 sheet of nori
1 cube of frozen food
1 gram PE pellets by Piscine Energetics
1 gram PE FLAKES by Piscine Energetics
Dry food is also soaked with Selcon concentrate a few times a week

I calculated that ill need about 90 sq inches of mesh screen lit from both sides? Does that sound about right? How long or tall should I go? How much flow and light will I need?


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Old 09/03/2018, 04:34 AM   #10052
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Hey everyone, so I just recently upgraded to a 120 gallon 4x2x2 tank with 40 gallon breeder sump that is a mixed reef but mostly SPS dominated reef, very minimalistic aquascap, maybe 80lb or so of live rock, plus or minus 10 pounds, about 80 pounds of live sand and it is heavily stocked with fish, and extremely heavy feeding.
Daily feeding is as follows throughout the day:
5ml oyster feast
5ml roti feast
5ml roe eggs
1 sheet of nori
1 cube of frozen food
1 gram PE pellets by Piscine Energetics
1 gram PE FLAKES by Piscine Energetics
Dry food is also soaked with Selcon concentrate a few times a week

I calculated that ill need about 90 sq inches of mesh screen lit from both sides? Does that sound about right? How long or tall should I go? How much flow and light will I need?
That's what I use on my tank. I also feed heavy.


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Old 09/03/2018, 10:52 PM   #10053
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Would it be a good idea to make a bigger scrubber than calculated/needed? Say instead if making a 10x9 sheet do a 12x12 screen or 16x16?


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Old 09/06/2018, 09:49 PM   #10054
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extremely heavy feeding
May fav thing to hear.

As for food amounts, I never included liquid food into the totals because they varied so much. So now would be a good time for you to decant them and press them into cube sizes to see what they equal.


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Old 09/19/2018, 07:39 PM   #10055
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