Reef Central Online Community
Live Aquaria

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Special Interest Group (SIG) Forums > Large Reef Tanks
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 05/19/2017, 10:36 AM   #2151
slief
RC Sponsor

 
slief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Simi Valley, Ca
Posts: 12,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by smatter View Post
I bought a Kessil A360WE for my REEFER Nano almost solely based on your untiring cheerleading for it. So far I like the light better than other LEDs I have used but the tank is really new so time will tell. I have it dialed way back at 30% color and 30% intensity for a 4 hour peak. It's a 12 hour photoperiod and the light is at 15% intensity 0 color outside the peak time. The red goniopora, hammer, and yellow leather seem happy. I'm scared to turn it up because I'm pretty sure I fried my now deceased bubble tip when I first got the Kessil.

I have to say I'm a little bummed to see that you have added the Mitras. It was great to see such and inspirational all Kessil tank. Don't get me wrong it's still inspirational and the Mitras look awesome. Thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge.

You will love the Kessils. I still love them and still have 8 of them over my tank in addition to the Mitras. I wanted more control over the coloring. Especially since I have a fair amount of SPS. The SPS grew like weeds under the Kessils to but as I said, I wanted more control over coloration so that is in large part what motivated me to add them. That said, I still think the Kessils are great lights and will grow any corals. They also do a great job of bring out colors in them so don't be dismayed by my choice to add the Mitras. I love to tinker and stay up on technology and when the opportunity came up to get the Mitras, my OCD kicked in. I expect you will love the Kessils just like I do.


__________________
Director Customer Support Royal Exclusiv USA
For All Royal Exclusiv & Bubble King questions please refer to our Sponsor forum: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=745

Current Tank Info: 480G display mixed reef, 90G sump, 90G refugium, 60G display refugium. Check out my build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1783476
slief is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05/19/2017, 12:11 PM   #2152
smatter
Registered Member
 
smatter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1,828
Well every time I look at my tank my mind is blown by how cool it looks so no regrets on my purchase. There's just so many Kessil naysayers out there it's hard not to buy into it. Thanks for proving them wrong! Have a great weekend.


smatter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05/19/2017, 12:23 PM   #2153
slief
RC Sponsor

 
slief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Simi Valley, Ca
Posts: 12,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by smatter View Post
Well every time I look at my tank my mind is blown by how cool it looks so no regrets on my purchase. There's just so many Kessil naysayers out there it's hard not to buy into it. Thanks for proving them wrong! Have a great weekend.
I could grow coral with any lights assuming the spectrum is dialed in correctly. Coral need the correct spectrum and they get most of their photosynthetic radiation from 420-460nm which is the blue spectrum. Kessils cover that spectrum very well. What many don't understand is all the other variables that go into growing corals from system stability, sufficient nutrients, water quality, calcium, alk, mg, strontium etc. Just because you have the right lights and the correct ca, alk and mg levels doesn't mean you will grow all kinds of corals. It used to be assumed that you needed a virtually sterile system devoid of nitrates, Po4 etc. That has long proven not to be the case. In fact, people are now having to resort to dosing nitrate sources to keep their corals happy. It also use to be assume that having a fish tank and reef tank are two separate types of systems because a large number of fish will pollute the water. Again, i't a fallacy in my experience as I have the best of both worlds. My Po4 levels regularly hit .15 to .2ppm. I have a ton of fish and feed like crazy. I have what I consider to be a high nutrient system and my fish thrive. Despite this, I do have good water quality and a very stable, consistent and mature system which allows me to maintain a very high load with minimal water changes while also maintaining good water quality. I don't dose anything and allow my calcium reactor to maintain the needed levels of Ca, Alk, and Mg. My corals grow like weeds though and I attribute that not only to the quality lights that provide the correct spectrum or consistent alk, ca and mg but also to the nutrients in the water from the fish feedings and their waste.


__________________
Director Customer Support Royal Exclusiv USA
For All Royal Exclusiv & Bubble King questions please refer to our Sponsor forum: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=745

Current Tank Info: 480G display mixed reef, 90G sump, 90G refugium, 60G display refugium. Check out my build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1783476
slief is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05/19/2017, 01:08 PM   #2154
smatter
Registered Member
 
smatter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1,828
I used to grow corals with 55K halides and some URI actinics back in the late '80s and early '90s. I thought 10K bulbs were too blue when they came out. I had much better tanks back then when I read books and looked forward to what Julian Sprung had to say in the next issue of SeaScope. Things went South when the number chasing and buying into the sterile tank nonsense started. I'm going pretty much classic Berlin system with my current little tank. There's nothing like the magic of fish poop


smatter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/24/2017, 02:53 PM   #2155
pmrossetti
Registered Member
 
pmrossetti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cali.
Posts: 3,251
Hi Scott. Is Jim OK? Long time no video.


pmrossetti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/25/2017, 07:54 PM   #2156
reefzone123
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 54
love the dimension layout of your tank. beautiful setup. great attention to detail and natural look. wow lots of color. fish are magnificent.


reefzone123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/26/2017, 11:21 AM   #2157
slief
RC Sponsor

 
slief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Simi Valley, Ca
Posts: 12,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmrossetti View Post
Hi Scott. Is Jim OK? Long time no video.
Hahah.. Jim just finished up the video on my Mitras install!


Quote:
Originally Posted by reefzone123 View Post
love the dimension layout of your tank. beautiful setup. great attention to detail and natural look. wow lots of color. fish are magnificent.
Thank you very much!!


We did an LA Fish Guys video series on my Mitras LX7 install. It covers setting them up for my light rack as well as setting up the Wifi network connection basic programming. It's 3 parts. This was shot early this year and just now released to YouTube.

Part 1 discuses the Mitras LX7's and prepping them for my light rack.


Part 2 covers installing them on my light rack.


Part 3 covers basic setup and programming.



__________________
Director Customer Support Royal Exclusiv USA
For All Royal Exclusiv & Bubble King questions please refer to our Sponsor forum: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=745

Current Tank Info: 480G display mixed reef, 90G sump, 90G refugium, 60G display refugium. Check out my build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1783476
slief is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/26/2017, 01:00 PM   #2158
sfsuphysics
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 8,996
Holy crap, it's been a while since I've seen those videos and just to say my speakers were turned up pretty high... damn, brought me back to my childhood with the thumping


__________________
Mike
sfsuphysics is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07/17/2017, 01:45 PM   #2159
pmrossetti
Registered Member
 
pmrossetti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cali.
Posts: 3,251
Hi Scott, Was just wondering how you have been managing your tank temps lately. Any problems? Thanks


pmrossetti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/17/2017, 08:24 PM   #2160
slief
RC Sponsor

 
slief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Simi Valley, Ca
Posts: 12,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmrossetti View Post
Hi Scott, Was just wondering how you have been managing your tank temps lately. Any problems? Thanks
No issues. I let my tank run the gauntlet so to speak in terms of my temp. I max out at 82 during the summer which is fine by me. In fact, my coral growth during the summer when the tank temps are 80-82 is better than any other time of the year.

Here is a screen shot showing my temps. They are no different than they have been every summer for the last several years since unplugging my chiller and my tank seems to thrive with these temps.



__________________
Director Customer Support Royal Exclusiv USA
For All Royal Exclusiv & Bubble King questions please refer to our Sponsor forum: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=745

Current Tank Info: 480G display mixed reef, 90G sump, 90G refugium, 60G display refugium. Check out my build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1783476
slief is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07/23/2017, 05:44 PM   #2161
pmrossetti
Registered Member
 
pmrossetti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cali.
Posts: 3,251
Thanks. That's great considering all your equipment and that you store your water outside in the heat.

What temp do you keep your house at? If I may ask.
Thank you.


pmrossetti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/23/2017, 08:33 PM   #2162
slief
RC Sponsor

 
slief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Simi Valley, Ca
Posts: 12,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmrossetti View Post
Thanks. That's great considering all your equipment and that you store your water outside in the heat.

What temp do you keep your house at? If I may ask.
Thank you.
Around 80 during the summer. Having the sumps on the floor helps with cooling things a bit. The only thing to transfer any heat in the shed would be the calcium reactor and the RODI water for top off and the mixed salt water for the AWC. The shed doesn't get terribly warm though and I while I don't monitor the water temps in the holding tanks, I doubt it gets much above 80. The light soffet does get warm though as does the space below the tank where the sumps are so there is some ambient heat transfer.


__________________
Director Customer Support Royal Exclusiv USA
For All Royal Exclusiv & Bubble King questions please refer to our Sponsor forum: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=745

Current Tank Info: 480G display mixed reef, 90G sump, 90G refugium, 60G display refugium. Check out my build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1783476
slief is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08/13/2017, 06:27 PM   #2163
Triggerfish007
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 10
Shark tank

Hi slief not sure your name but my name is Cory and I wanted to speak to you about a shark tank. im in Belize and want d to know if I could contact you on whatsapp messenger or if this is the only way I can speak to you.??


Triggerfish007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:17 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014