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Greeting from CO Springs

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by FraggingKicksWrasse, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. FraggingKicksWrasse

    FraggingKicksWrasse Registered Users

    I have been in this hobby for a couple of years now and am finally to a point where I think I will stick with it long term. That said I figured it was time to get to know fellow reefers. I started with a 29-gallon bio-cube from craigslist and have recently setup an all new 40-gallon breeder with lots of nice big equipment for a future upgrade. Being fairly new to reefing I still prefer LPS corals especially euphyllia. I spent a bunch of money on setting up this new breeder and am excited to trade/buy frags and get it stocked up.
  2. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Welcome to the club! What kind of lighting are you running on the 40b?
  3. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

  4. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

  5. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Welcome welcome

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  6. FraggingKicksWrasse

    FraggingKicksWrasse Registered Users

    I have (2) AI Hydra 26 HD suspended from the ceiling 10" over the water surface. I have them running 9:00 - 4:00 ramping up over three hours to 50% right now. So the lights are on a max 50% power on RY and B for just 2 hours a day. I have been told by numerous people to start LEDs low and work up.

    Tank equipment:
    Tank: 40-Gallon Breeder
    Lights: (2) AI Hydra 26 HD - recommended spread is 18 x 18, so this should be perfect for the 18 x 36 tank.
    Sump: Trigger Sapphire 26
    Reservoir: Trigger Sapphire ATO 5-gallon
    Skimmer: Reef Octopus Classic 100-S - All that would fit in my budget
    Overflow: Synergy Reef 16" Shadow
    Rock: BRS Reefsaver
    Sand: Fiji Pink 3/4" bed
    Return: Quiet One Pro 4000 - Super quiet BTW
    Powerheads: (2) Tunze Turbelle Nanostream 6025 & (1) Tunze Nanosteam 6020 on the back wall opposite side of return
    Media: BRS Dual Reactor - running ROX carbon and GFO, but running it in from return area of the sump back into the fuge. This was the only way to mount the reactor. I went cheap on the stand and am really regretting it!
    Controller: Reefkeeper Lite - I had this on my Biocube and just moved it over and added an extra power bar and the SLX module with a float switch to run my ATO and a Vertex PH probe.
    I used all the expensive gate valves and unions per Ryan's advice on BRStv and also the silicone tubing for its flexibility and to cut down on vibration noise.
    I think that covers it. I do plan to dose vinegar once needed with the BRS dosing pump, but for now we are still building up the natural filters.
    Glad to be here. Let me know if I can answer anymore questions.

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  7. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Awesome! I have the Hydra 52's running over my 150, they've been pretty good! I added some T5 to supplement, and found that really helped with my corals....seemed to make them all happier.
  8. FraggingKicksWrasse

    FraggingKicksWrasse Registered Users

    I may do that down the road, but the current look with the lights mounted on the bar is so clean. I am bad that way. I need to find a nice simplistic look.
  9. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

  10. BrianH

    BrianH Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    Looks great, Welcome!
  11. lqdKaos

    lqdKaos Copepod


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