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Old 08/31/2019, 01:23 PM   #1
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Resurrection Of My 130G Tank

Hi Folks,
I paused my hobby coz My son was born with Tetralogy of Fallot. He had a surgery almost 1 year ago. He is healthy right now. So I decided to come back now Ofcourse I have neglected my tank so long. I have only 1 Sailfin Tang and a Gorgonia which are thriving although there has been no light but the sun light.
Tank Specifications:
DT: 140*60*50 cm
Sump: 100*45*45 cm
Lights: 3* Ecotech Radion XR15 G4 Pro
PS: Reef Octopus Regal 250INT (with neck cleaner)
Return Pump: Ecotech Vectra M1
Powerheads: 2* Tunze 6055+ 1*Tunze 6095+ 1 Jeboa RW8
Aquacontroller: Apex (old Version) with Orp+pH+Conductivity probes+IO
Heater+Cooler etc.
I tried to create an aquascape with pvc pipes, yet it is harder than it seems. So be prepare if you gonna try it!!!
The problem is I wanted to use all my old stuff, don't wanna buy things that I would only need one time. Not good but I have plans to renovate it.
Most of the equipment are my old ones. Only lights are new.
I built 2 cabinets, one for electrical equipment , other one for ATO. My tank now only needs a light rack and few calibration and getting cables in order. And time for resurrection.




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Old 09/04/2019, 08:06 AM   #2
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Hi, I mounted my 3 Radions . No corals, except a Gorgonia, so I lowered the intensity to %30 . I added a phosphate reactor with Rowaphos. My phosphate level changed from 0.103 to 0.134 in 4 days , tests done with Hanna ULR Phosphorus Checker. I guess this happened due to rock aquascaping.


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Old 09/05/2019, 06:33 AM   #3
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Update 2:
Today, I cleaned powerheads. I strongly advise this vacuum cleaner to aquarists who live in a flat. Great helper. After cleaning powerheads' got their full power back. I am using 100 micron filter socks nowadys. It is PITA I know that but wanna use them until WC. I change it every night. After long stall of this hobby, I need to chill out and lower the risk of hasty moves. This socks stop me
My only fish, he is handsome and playful.
Now only calibration of probes is left to be done. Then a WC and then testing will come to plan first corals entry. Have nice day all.





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Old 09/11/2019, 11:41 AM   #4
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Update 3:
Hi, I have been working on Aquarium Room. I changed drapes with
Venetian blind. Coz Hard to keep drapes clean, The Boss of our home ordered. I put few shelves and paintings to opposite side of the aquarium. I cleaned but not connected chiller yet, not needed now though. Good thing is I can change 100 micron filter socks every other day before it gets clogged and I saw pods while cleaning one of them

I calibrated Conductivity, pH and ORP probes after cleaning them. I did Alk, Nitrate, Phosphate, Calcium tests.
Alk: 6.9 dkH
Ca: 385-395 (You will see 2 photos , which blue I couldnt decide for Ca test . So I wrote both numbers correspond to each color)
Nitrate: 10-25 ( I also couldnt decide )
Phosphate: 0.04 ( 6 days ago it was 0,134. Rowaphos or precipitation I dunno. Coz kH was 7.4 and Ca is over 400 )
Salinity: 1.027
(I added CaCl2, Mag Flake, Sodium Bicarbonate few days ago. Food Grade. )

I did another Alk test with Aquaforest and result was 7.4 if I read the color correctly. (Its photo also is added) All my tests' brand is Aquaforest btw.

Future plan:
Add Active Carbon. (This week)
Do WC (This week)
Adding Fish ( Planning Anthias) ( Next week)
Adding Corals (Easy: Goniopora, GSP, Mushrooms and Zoas )(Next week)









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Old 09/11/2019, 11:42 AM   #5
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Old 09/14/2019, 06:20 AM   #6
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Update 4:

Activated Carbon added
Heater connected
Temp Probe connected and put in DT with probe holder
WC done 25g

Alk: 6.72 dkH
Ca: 375
PO4: 0.02
NO3: 5-10

Alkalinity and Ca numbers were dropped coz of coralline algae I suppose. Photo shows that. Light intensity is %35 only. The rock covered with coralline will be a great location for SPS corals I think. I added appropriate CaCl2 into sump and put Sodium Bicarbonate into ATO. Phosphate getting lower with nitrates. Time is coming to add coral and fish soon.


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Old 09/18/2019, 03:33 AM   #7
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Update 5:

Hi, nothing much changed in matters of equipment . I just added 3 corals, Goniopora, Undata and Acan. I dunno the varieties of Acan,Undata or Goniopora. I would love to learn if anyone knows specific name of those.

Anyway, I put them as their requirements of light and flow. My plan is to have LPS dominated tank with few easy SPS and less few soft corals.




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Old 09/21/2019, 06:35 AM   #8
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Update 6:
Due to import regulations problems from Indonesia , we dont have many choice for LPS Corals. We can find but the price phewww! I.e. a small torch coral costs almost 80-90$ with 2-3 heads! I found few SPS corals so much cheaper and put them in my tank. One of them is probably a green slime acro. But I dunno which acro name they may have. I will be glad if you let me know. Thanks.

I changed Rowaphos and took the light intensity (Coral Lab+) upto %50 .

PO4: 0.04 (due to practising to feed Acan )
No3: 10-15
Ca: 450-455
kH: 6.8-7.0

Here are the photos and a video:

Bird Nest:


Green Slime:


Acropora 1:


Acropora 2:


Acropora 3:


Acropora 4:


Acan Lord:


Yellow Goniopora:


Full Tank Shot:



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Old 09/29/2019, 10:07 AM   #9
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Update 7:

Alk: 6.55
Ca: 390
PO4: 0
Mg: 1305

Hi, I connected dosage pump and liquids that are needed. And next step will be connection of UV.




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