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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby notsomot » Mon 01 Jul, 2013 9:00 pm

Seen the tank in person, it looks amazing. The colours on the SPS was very nice. See if you can get someone in the club to pop around one day with a camera :D

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Mon 08 Jul, 2013 1:16 am

Notsomot wrote:Seen the tank in person, it looks amazing. The colours on the SPS was very nice. See if you can get someone in the club to pop around one day with a camera :D

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Thanks mate - good to see you back :thumbsup:
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Fri 12 Jul, 2013 2:07 am

Just finished a new algea scrubber upgrade and removed my DSB - this gives me another 20g of water volume. I also installed a new larger skimz bio pellet reactor too.

Here's the new scrubber

The usual box waterfall design
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Already had some LEDs made up (660 reds & a few 350 blues)
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The sump is outside so a cover for the drivers (holes for heat transfer)
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Cover for the LEDs (super bright)
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby some_one » Fri 12 Jul, 2013 3:35 pm

You've got some serious DIY skills there Chop. Great work :thumbsup:

Will be good to follow the results you get with your ATS v2.0
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby Choppa » Sun 14 Jul, 2013 12:42 am

some_one wrote:You've got some serious DIY skills there Chop. Great work :thumbsup:

Will be good to follow the results you get with your ATS v2.0


Cheers mate - will hopefully get good results with it.
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby Choppa » Sun 14 Jul, 2013 12:42 am

New goni bud forming :thumbsup:

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby Hunky Dory » Sun 21 Jul, 2013 9:21 am

I love the natural lighting from the tube, my tank's adjacent to a window and I get a bit of direct sun in the winter when its low, the colours on the fish go electric.
Looking forward to seeing the results from the new scrubber to :thumbsup:
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby Choppa » Sun 21 Jul, 2013 10:30 pm

Thanks mate

I haven't had a summer with the tube yet and still need to redo my led arrangement to accommodate it but I'm looking forward to seeing any changes in growth etc..

The scrubber should work well and I can't wait till I get it cranked up with turf. This should let me feed more like I'm planning to do for my gonni adventure.

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby WIGARUS » Wed 31 Jul, 2013 10:04 pm

Have you had a clean of the scrubber yet?
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby Choppa » Thu 01 Aug, 2013 9:48 am

WIGARUS wrote:Have you had a clean of the scrubber yet?


1 week's growth (2nd week in real time but I had a sump malfunction and the scrubber was left dry a few days while I fixed it)
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby WIGARUS » Thu 01 Aug, 2013 11:44 am

Is that after cleaning?

If not maybe just leave it until it grows something decent.
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby Choppa » Thu 01 Aug, 2013 12:46 pm

No it's before cleaning - from a new screen though, so will take about 3-4 weeks to develope some decent algae.

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby Choppa » Sun 04 Aug, 2013 2:39 pm

ATS -.2nd full week

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I've been washing the screen in a bucket of tank water so far and the pod count is amazing - lots!

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby CaptCrash » Sun 04 Aug, 2013 3:44 pm

That's looking like its starting to take off.

Are you seeing any impact in tank parameters as yet?
If nothing else an ongoing supply of pods is a good thing.
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby Choppa » Sun 04 Aug, 2013 4:25 pm

Hi

I'm going to use my purple stag and stylo as indicators (my nitrates & PO4 have been low for a while no but these corals have been consistently browned out)

Getting a little colour back after two weeks
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Pods are numerous - vid using trusty iPhone of pods in bucket from scrubber after cleaning :thumbsup:
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby Choppa » Thu 22 Aug, 2013 12:00 am

I had a week off so decided to strip down the tank to replace all my substrate (too many sulphur patches and I wanted to try a finer grade sand)

So after a solid few days I have a new aquascape which is more of a u shaped wall, a new sand bed that looks great, and a nice blue back glass again

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby notsomot » Thu 22 Aug, 2013 12:01 am

And a couple of mp10s?

Did you get them Mrs approved ?
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby Choppa » Thu 22 Aug, 2013 12:20 am

Notsomot wrote:And a couple of mp10s?

Did you get them Mrs approved ?


Not yet - still in the hole for flooding the lounge room after the refill horror story :scared: (forgot that when I moved the tank off the walls (for the future mp10's :devil: ) I forgot to lengthen the return pipe and well .....you can guess the rest.

They will help the overall look which will help sell it - the tang sale will go towards them too :thumbsup: .

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby Hunky Dory » Thu 22 Aug, 2013 1:05 am

Lol "still in the hole" -With new gear I avoid any grief or approval issues by waiting until she's either out or asleep before installing. :devil:
The new scape's very cool, makes the tank appear larger to :thumbsup:
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (tear down and rescape)

Postby some_one » Thu 22 Aug, 2013 3:53 pm

Nice scape Chop :thumbsup:

Do you still have the Ric garden?

Water on the floor is inevitable with fish tanks :devil:
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (tear down and rescape)

Postby WIGARUS » Thu 22 Aug, 2013 4:15 pm

I can sympathize with the water on the floor...

I have a Ryobi wet / dry vacuum that I bought for the shed and it has had far more use for water spills than shed work :(
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (new ATS )

Postby Choppa » Thu 22 Aug, 2013 5:04 pm

Hunky Dory wrote:Lol "still in the hole" -With new gear I avoid any grief or approval issues by waiting until she's either out or asleep before installing. :devil:
The new scape's very cool, makes the tank appear larger to :thumbsup:


Thanks for the tips :) - she said as long as I spend the same on her it's even (hehehe - one mp10 for her, one mp10 for me - even :devil: )

some_one wrote:Nice scape Chop :thumbsup:

Do you still have the Ric garden?

Water on the floor is inevitable with fish tanks :devil:


Thanks - yep but it will be a ric cove now :) - I took the opportunity to chop them while I was moving things around :)

WIGARUS wrote:I can sympathize with the water on the floor...

I have a Ryobi wet / dry vacuum that I bought for the shed and it has had far more use for water spills than shed work :(


Lol - that's what I used too - my workshop vac - but will mist likely be up for a carpet clean too :(

I need a dedicated fish room like your set up :nod:

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (tear down and rescape)

Postby Choppa » Thu 19 Sep, 2013 6:23 pm

My clown fish have finaly laid some eggs

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (tear down and rescape)

Postby Hunky Dory » Thu 19 Sep, 2013 7:24 pm

That's awesome chop, I wish my clown wasn't such a black widow, I gave up after the murder of her third husband! :wall:
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350 (tear down and rescape)

Postby Choppa » Thu 19 Sep, 2013 7:33 pm

Lol

I've had mine for about a year now with nothing, but 2 weeks ago I picked up yet another BTA for them to host in which they now have and voila :thumbsup:
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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Sat 21 Sep, 2013 12:12 am

Getting some nice shimmer in the tank still. The new mp10's are really stirring it up :thumbsup:

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Sun 13 Oct, 2013 3:08 am

Have been getting heaps of pods in the tank since the ATS install

Here is a vid of some shrimp fry eating them.

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Sun 13 Oct, 2013 4:44 pm

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby petergriffin » Sun 13 Oct, 2013 5:08 pm

Very nice job mate the velux is working out well for you.. The substrate looks nice and clean too.

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Re: Choppa's Trigon 350

Postby Choppa » Mon 14 Oct, 2013 1:13 am

petergriffin wrote:Very nice job mate the velux is working out well for you.. The substrate looks nice and clean too.

Looks great.



Thanks, I think the colour is gradually coming back on some of the purple acros because of it. I'll know more once summer hits.
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