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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby King Venom » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 2:57 am

Awsome mate looks great
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 2:47 pm

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Thu 25 Oct, 2012 1:09 am

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Sun 25 Nov, 2012 2:34 am

Blue lights with uv

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Just blue strips (with a little white) about 50% power down. The colours seem to work well like this (albeit iPhone)

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My phos is up a little lately so im trying a new algae scrubber where the macro was set up - 2 days growth under 2 x 24w T5 daylights
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby priscacara » Mon 26 Nov, 2012 8:02 pm

Tank looks great, mass of color and movement! Read a bit about scrubbers but no room for one on current tank, let us now if it does the job always interested in different ways of doing things.
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Mon 26 Nov, 2012 11:23 pm

priscacara wrote:Tank looks great, mass of color and movement! Read a bit about scrubbers but no room for one on current tank, let us now if it does the job always interested in different ways of doing things.


Thanks & No probs - ill post some results when I get some more data

But you can check out heaps of info on ATS here.
http://algaescrubber.net/forums/forum.php
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Jaguar » Tue 27 Nov, 2012 6:33 pm

Algae Scrubber, huh? Looks cool! Looks like a nice natural way to remove phosphates and nitrates :thumbsup: I think most of us use Rowaphos, or something chemically similar. Love to see how this goes for you!
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Tue 27 Nov, 2012 7:22 pm

Jaguar wrote:Algae Scrubber, huh? Looks cool! Looks like a nice natural way to remove phosphates and nitrates :thumbsup: I think most of us use Rowaphos, or something chemically similar. Love to see how this goes for you!


Yeh I've been using antiphos for a while with good results but if this works (as it should) I hope to get no excess nutrients, be able to feed heaps and my pods are already going crazy (which the mandarin is going to love). Skimmerless may or may not be achievable but if I can get rid of the GFO then it will be a success for me.

The thread to "algae scrubbers" has a bunch of results, trials etc.

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby WIGARUS » Wed 28 Nov, 2012 2:06 am

Hey Choppa, just read thread and realised that I swapped you a couple of corals a while back. I got a green chalice and an encrusting horn coral and I gave you a bit of branching reverse hammer.

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Is this a harlequin shrimp? Is he hard to keep fed?
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Wed 28 Nov, 2012 2:19 am

Yeh I remember - hope they are all going well?

I still got frags of the chalice and the horn coral is now stuck on the glass :)

The shrimpy is a saron or marbled shrimp - they also come in green but are known to nibble on your prized zoa's. I have not seen mine do this so I threw in another one recently cause I think they look cool. Besides I feed a lot so this will help.

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby some_one » Tue 04 Dec, 2012 12:37 am

Tanks looks great Chop :clap:

Will be I interesting to see how the ATS goes for you.

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Tue 04 Dec, 2012 1:13 am

No problems

So far with ATS (everything else unchanged - food in, skimmer, water changes etc)

Wk 1 - PO4 = 0.06 Hanna Egg
Wk 2 - PO4 = 0.03

Purple stag just getting a little colour back in the tip. Yellow bird nests little brighter

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Blue acro very blue these days
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But I hope to get the army green back into this one of acro Al's. The stylo is suppose to be purple but that was purchased in browned out condition so am not sure about it still?
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby WarbyD » Tue 04 Dec, 2012 8:36 am

looking good chop! you'll have that army green one looking better than mine in no time!
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Mon 10 Dec, 2012 10:49 am

ATS Update

So far with ATS (everything else unchanged - food in, skimmer, water changes etc)

Wk 1 - PO4 = 0.06 Hanna Egg
Wk 2 - PO4 = 0.03
Wk 3 - PO4 = 0.05 (lost a Zebra Barred Dart this week (disappeared mid week) it just stopped eating after 6 months ? :(

Growth this week about a 5mm thick blanket (a long way to go before id be happy removing my other PO4 reducers).
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I need more light - have ordered some 3w leds to make a new grow lamp. Hopefully the will arive soon.

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby WIGARUS » Tue 18 Dec, 2012 2:31 am

Is that before or after cleaning? That is usually how mine looks after cleaning. If you are still running phosphate removers, you might want to leave it 10-14 days before cleaning.
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Tue 18 Dec, 2012 11:53 am

WIGARUS wrote:Is that before or after cleaning? That is usually how mine looks after cleaning. If you are still running phosphate removers, you might want to leave it 10-14 days before cleaning.


This is before cleaning :(

I think i'm about 100w of light too low to get a nice algae mat like yours. My new leds and heat sinks have arrived so just need the barrel connectors now and i can start my led build for it.

My PO4 is hovering on 0.05 ish so I might just change out the GFO while im waiting to get the ATS powered up though. Besides i need to use it up.
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby WIGARUS » Tue 18 Dec, 2012 12:22 pm

Depends how long the lights are on for. I reckon it is growing alright at the moment. If it is growing green algae then just wait an extra few days before you clean it.
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Tue 18 Dec, 2012 12:42 pm

I just reduced the light from 19 hrs to 14 because of some cyno. Ill try leaving it a bit longer?
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby WIGARUS » Thu 20 Dec, 2012 12:17 am

Yeah, you probably do need more light then. I never had much success with the light recommendations on the algae scrubber site, but found that when the lights were on 18 hrs I would get a lot of yellow algae and I cut the hours back until it was nice bright green.

Might be an idea to wait extra time though anyway, all algae filters, its just the light green that does the most of it.
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Sun 10 Mar, 2013 12:55 am

Been a while since i sat in front of the tank and thought id take a few pics. As usual with my trusty iphone3. Things are starting to grow nicely since installing a new sky light.

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An old favourite
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Another one ive had since the start
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Depths of blue » Sun 10 Mar, 2013 6:08 pm

The photos don't do this tank justice,it looks so much more amazing in real life :)
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby some_one » Sun 10 Mar, 2013 7:48 pm

:withyou:

Have you noticed any colours changing/intensifying with the skylight addition Chop?
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Sun 10 Mar, 2013 8:02 pm

Thanks

Yeh, pics are not that flash realy. I'll have to get hold of a nice camera one day and give that a go.

As for colours, not specific I don't think, but in general I've convinced myself the tank looks better off - however that could be because of the effort that went into installing it :tongue: The sky light needs lowering too.

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (pics)

Postby Choppa » Tue 07 May, 2013 5:53 pm

Some more pics miday with solatube
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Tue 07 May, 2013 7:09 pm

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby some_one » Wed 08 May, 2013 3:28 pm

Looking good Chop :thumbsup:

I like the photo so the Saron shrimp
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby legofish » Wed 08 May, 2013 9:34 pm

are those photos just the skylights or is there also supplementary lighting?
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Wed 08 May, 2013 10:29 pm

Thanks Brett - I have two Sarons now - they are very cool IMO.

Hi Legofish

Suppliment lighting but to be honest it only brightens the corners
Solatube without LEDs at 12:00 on clear day in March.
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby priscacara » Fri 07 Jun, 2013 3:45 pm

Looks great the colors are so vivid!
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Sun 09 Jun, 2013 1:12 pm

priscacara wrote:Looks great the colors are so vivid!


Thanks , the pics don't do it justice really. I wish I could get some better ones but the curved glass and more likely, my photography skills make it hard.

Will try again with a better cam when I can get the purples and pinks to shine. (might be a while though cause they just go brown as soon as I add them :-s )

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