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Tony's Intro

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Tony, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Tony

    Tony Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Started out with a 38g about 2 years ago rescuing a Hippo Tang during a snow storm that was abandoned. Now I have a crystalline 85 with 40 refugium. Currently using current ic loop. Have just received my viparspectras (2). And need some advice on set up mainly what level should I start out the ramping up. And on off timest. Thanks Tony
     

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  2. Fourthwind

    Fourthwind Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Welcome! LED lights can be a struggle in the beginning. Start low (like 30% blue and 12% white) and watch your corals. If they stretch, then add 5% per week until all is happy. if you see things shrinking, then dial it back. An important thing to note is that LED's while they can work very effectively, have a high chance of burning corals if the water parameters go out of whack. Typical ramp times are an hour going from zero to what your high level setting are, a 6 to 8 hour photo period, then an hour ramp down time. Everyone's tank, aquascape, coral stocking, and ect are different. Do not use someone else's final settings.
     
  3. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    I like 6 hours at max intensity (start lowish here. 50% is a typical starting point and add or remove depending on how corals react), 3 hour ramp up and 3 hour ramp down to/from the minimum intensity of just blues, 6 hours of complete darkness, and the remainder at minimum blue only intensity for viewing purposes.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using MASC mobile app
     
  4. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    welcome! I do max intensity for 2 hours and the rest of the time is ramp up/ramp down for 10 hours total
     
  5. SkyShark

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

    Welcome!
     
  6. Tony

    Tony Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Cool! Thanks! I have them 10" off water line. Water depth at 17" to sand bed. I think I have that on course! NOW my problem is i dropped a plastic nut while removing the currents. Can't find it . Having a pinpoint metal detector overnighted. Lol praying I can find it. One step forward and 2 steps back.
     
  7. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    If it's a plastic nut, it's unlikely to be an issue. Put some polyfilter in the tank if you're worried at all. It will change colors and remove heavy metals if introduced to the tank.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using MASC mobile app
     
  8. 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

    Welcome!
     
  9. Tony

    Tony Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sorry I've been working on the issue. Kind of slow. 2 back surgeries and knee replacement last 4years. No worries! The nut had possibly brass insert. Non ferris. Thanks Tony
     
  10. Tony

    Tony Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Oh polyfilter will now be in my arsenal.
     
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  11. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    If its potentially brass, polyfilter and carbon can both remove any leached metal. I would pre-emptively use one or both.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using MASC mobile app
     
  12. Legonch

    Legonch Emerald Reef Supply M.A.S.C Club Member Featured Sponsor

    Hey Tony, welcome!!
     
  13. Tony

    Tony Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks this is a kick.
    Will do! Thanks
     
  14. Tony

    Tony Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks will do.
     
  15. Tony

    Tony Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Found It. Right under the rbwbta I believe it had consumed it and exspelle it. Crazy. Thanks Again Tony
     

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