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BISHY - 2ft cube SPS dominated reef - vodka dosing

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BISHY - 2ft cube SPS dominated reef - vodka dosing

Postby BISHY » Thu 11 Feb, 2010 2:58 pm

Introduction:
2 ft cube. was run as coral only, sps dominated. i wanted to see if nothing added to the system via food or fish waste would bring better sps colours. well it was a good system for water quality but didn't get the results i wanted. i then started dosing vodka + vin. this has helped a lot IMO. I also now have one fish - a potters angle. I would like to add another fish possibly but seeing how the system reacts first to the new addition. he was introduced around the start of feb 2010.

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System Objectives: coral heath and growth, mostly sps.

System Type: SPS mostly,but Mixed Reef

Display System:

Strike up Date: .. not sure. maybe 1 year ago

Display Tank: 2x2x2

Display Lighting: 250w AMD 14k

Sump: none


Support systems:

System Water: Natural salt water

Display Water circulation: 2 koralia copies 5000LPH but with mod so prob a bit more then that now.

Skimmer: Hang on BH 100

Evaporation Top Up:Auto topup tuze osmolator


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: PQ pool calcium

Alkilinity Addition: PQ pool alkalinity

Other Chemical Maintenance: Magnesium - soon to be added. Vodka + vin. currently at 0.9ml + 0.1

Current Water Chemistry: vary rarely test but...
Nitrates: never test
Phosphates: undetectable but since vodka dont test. i dont trust the tests kits available. - i look at the corals response only i.e sps colour etc
Alkalinity: keep between 7.5 - 8.5
Calcium: 400 - 420
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim:
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Postby BISHY » Thu 11 Feb, 2010 5:08 pm

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Postby PeneJane » Thu 11 Feb, 2010 5:28 pm

Nice to see another cube :D
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Postby BISHY » Fri 12 Feb, 2010 9:00 am

cubes are great for viewing. bigger would be nice though.
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Postby BISHY » Fri 12 Feb, 2010 9:06 am

i should elaborate more on the intro.

coral only tank as said earlier. i had issues with phosphate always as i could see small areas of algae. i was always under the impression of food and fish being the cause. way off !! food maybe but not fish, really their waste. sps need to have food too for growth, color and over all health - fish poo. I'd rather have a fish feeding the coral more of a natural way then adding a bunch of products. This took a lot of reading to figure out what was going on with my system.
i moved to carbon dosing - vodka + vin. This is def addressing my other issue with phos. now my results are improving.
Every system is diff and has there own way of making it work. mine wasn't so i wanted to know why. i think i have improved my methods and there is always more room to get better !
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Postby Zeason99 » Fri 12 Feb, 2010 12:52 pm

BISHY wrote:Image


wowo...very nice ric florida you have there :pirate: :pirate:
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Postby ericfloey » Fri 12 Feb, 2010 2:18 pm

I love the blue clam. very nice colour
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Postby BISHY » Fri 12 Feb, 2010 8:44 pm

i bought the ric off this really nice guy....
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Postby damer » Sat 13 Feb, 2010 1:32 pm

do you still have that xenia you had in the old tank?
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Postby BISHY » Sun 14 Feb, 2010 12:12 pm

i do. it is front right in the first pic. best xenia i have ever seen... if i do say so myself. ill get some more pics of it
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Postby damer » Sun 14 Feb, 2010 12:24 pm

BISHY wrote:i do. it is front right in the first pic. best xenia i have ever seen... if i do say so myself. ill get some more pics of it


oh yeah, there it is :thumbsup:
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