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  1. 5 points
    Dear reefers, I would like to start a thread to share my experience of setting up an outdoor tank. When I was having this idea 5 months back (due to limited space to setup an indoor tank), I was searching thru cg for inputs and comments but there was limited thread on this topic. Hence hopefully this thread that I’m about to start will be helpful for anyone thinking about setting up an outdoor tank. It’s purely sharing of my experience, far from perfection comparing to any professionals [emoji5] My indoor 322 at old house I’ve a indoor 322 prior to moving to this new ground unit condo. For an outdoor tank, I would say be more patience is needed and do more planning. To no surprise, there are also additional external environmental considerations to take note on top of the usuals for indoor tanks. Hence “site survey” is the first thing to do before many other things. Find the most ideal location (there will not be a perfect spot and in some cases limited options) that’s well shielded from rain and sunshine. It’s important to take note sunrise/set and seasonal rainfall changes across the year (to some degree). Ideal spot on the left, Patio facing a great greenery view. Fortunately I’m able to identified an ideal spot after 2 months of observing (wet and dry) weather conditions. Next is to consider the max allowable space and hence tank size tanking into considerations of sun and rain exposure. For my case it fits a 422 before tank starts to fill up with rain water [emoji28]. When it comes to tank build quality vs cost, I’ll have to take some risk to compromise “popping” of cabinet laminate. Constructing an outdoor quality wooden cabinet of 2m x 1m x 60cm is beyond my budget (>S$2K). For those that can afford it, got for it [emoji5]. As a preventive measure (or at least delay the damage [emoji27]), I implemented the following to minimise the degradation impact. Disclaimer, I’m also experimenting this [emoji28] 1) Used 2mm polycarbonate sheet from Dama to shield the laminate from harmful uv from sun and potential rain splash. 2) Strengthen the joints by gluing aluminium L brackets to hopefully avoid “popping” (pardon the the scorch taps, too lazy to remove after dry up). Polycarbonate sheet that looks like normal transparent plastics. The dark brown joint it the L bracket. Look of the tank The other challenge will be AC power. Typical patio or balcony will not have many (or none) power points for heavy duty usage. For my case there is only one !! I’ve asked the electrician how much can this source... average +/- 1000W. Calculating the total amount of power, I’m really at the brink with all necessary equipment in. Contingency plan will be to tap on lighting power points (if available) to source for low power equipments. There are pros and cons of sunshine, while many might worry about algae and electricity bills.. it has its merit of natural sunlight mimic the real sea environment. For my case, it gets 3-4 hours of morning sun which is ideal where I don’t have to turn on my lights, offsetting some electricity bill. Morning sun shining into live stocks, growing well. You can see the background reflect of the sky on the right too [emoji5] If you have a water point at the outdoor area, perfect ! Then your wc will be a lot more simpler. For my case, I’ve a water point Arthur patio area that I’ve hooked up my RODI just beside the tank. Thanks quite a long intro [emoji28]. Thanks for reading so far and hope you find it useful thus far. Next update will touch more on the tank setup itself. Happy reefing Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  2. 2 points
    Anyone a fan of the Euphyllia family? I always find them gorgeous and love how they dance with the waves. I decided to restart and rescape my tank. Old Tank Tore down and sold most of everything, ordered a new full crystal tank to rescape. Direction of the new scape will be like a floating island style, so got my inspiration from Pinterest. Inspiration Preparations New Scape 4 Bags of Clarisea Sands [emoji4][emoji4][emoji4] Jay Regards
  3. 2 points
    Nutrients are nitrates & phosphates, which are the by-products of food and waste added to the tank. Balancing level of nutrients are key in a healthy reef tank, as too low nutrients your livestock may starve, whereas too high nutrients, algae will thrive, if you have more LPS they would appreciate the nutrients too. But nuisance algae can get out of control very quickly. As for lighting, my own take is that regular LED lights are suitable for growing caulerpa. White, red lights are of suitable wavelength for growing it
  4. 1 point
    Wow 96 days is a long time haha, if I remove my corals and inverts and dose copper in my DT, will my rocks and sand absorb the copper and release them in the future?
  5. 1 point
    WTT for unique yuma, rhodactis or mushrooms. 1. 2 polyps of un-id luminous jasmine. Not cloves or pipe organ from long time ago GO. GSP purple matting type. Stable more than 2 weeks. 2. Grandis paly. 3. Aussie pin head lava lamp mushroom. 4. purple with green mushroom Location : woodlands area.
  6. 1 point
    Please don't fluidise aluminium based phosphate remover in a reactor. It will release fine dust which can lead to Al problem very quickly. Gfo however, needs to be fluidised to be most effective.
  7. 1 point
    Size: about 6-7 Inch Selling for $12 Collection @ 670438 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 1 point
    u can use a HS28A which is less than $400..... Chiller will still be a better choice rather than using a Fan
  9. 1 point
    Decided to prepare for Gem Tang & Storm clowns WTS the following - YT $65 - PT $125 - Sohal $145 Bicolor Anthias -$35 Copperi Anthias - $25 (have 2) Chromis - FOC w purchase (have 5) Designer Picasso Clown - $105 (have 4) WA @ 93369047 Jay Regards
  10. 1 point
    WA 93221328 - Do not PM. Collect at Sembawang Big Yuma 2-3 inches diameters $30 each various colour Green Lucky 8- Lobo $30 Yellow Take $50 both $60 RedSea Ca Kh Mg test kit like new, use only twice.$50 AB Balance 33% left, Just opened. This is the fresh balance. $15 Many Simple beginner SPS frags/small colony $10 upwards (BN, Bi Colour, Acros etc.....)
  11. 1 point
    Thank you Mahesh. Main tank using 2 x Radion XR 15w Pro n a Hydra 26 HD for 2nd tank
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    Omg..so sad to hear. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  14. 1 point
    Jbl uv steriliser Made in Germany 11 w - suit 5 feet tanks come with a pump letting go at $50 also have internal uv steriliser 11w just need some cleanup $5 83322123 hillview
  15. 1 point
    Chiller is a teco tk500. I think it’s undersized for my tank. A better option would be the teco tk1000. Yess I plan to add corals. But that gotta wait after CNY. Probably adding a copperband and that will be it for my fish stocking. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  16. 1 point
    Selling for $50... Collection at Bukit Panjang... WhatsApp 81394414... Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  17. 1 point
    Haha that’s me! If no one buy can pass me foc My Wife threw away mine by mistake coz she didn’t know what it was and it smelled as I havent cleaned PMed you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Yes, Dosing containers in picture. Can purchase with or without dosing container. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. 1 point
    Taken Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  21. 1 point
    $100 Collect at CCK Ave 7
  22. 1 point
    Last few frags to clear. $40 for all 3 frags. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  23. 1 point
    Sunflower zoas 6 polyps - $30 Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  24. 1 point
    CNY Spring Cleaning Sale - Collection @ Punggol - Delivery +$20 - Free Delivery if purchase >$250 1. Octo Neon Green - $120 1.1 Octo Green - $100 Bundle $180 2. Blasto set of 3 - $100 2.1 Blasto set of 3 - $150 Bundle $200 3. Cynarina Red - $120 3.1 Cynarina Green - $100 Bundle $180 4. Acan Red - $70 4.1 Acan Green - $60 Bundle $110 5. Yellowish Green Hammer - $80 6. Oz Favia - $50 7. Kenya Frag - $20 8. Mushroom (yuma / ric / rhodactics + Lepto + chalice) Bundle $200 9. Aquaroche Rock $60 10. Purple Sea Blade (carribbean) $70 11. Rainbow Plate $120 12. Leopard Discosoma(1polyp) $40 13. Gold Interstellar Discosoma (1 polyp) $80 14. Ultra Green Green Star Polyp frag $30 15. Assorted Zoas - range $20 onwards (pm to enquire) Cheers
  25. 1 point
    Hi, any one selling used one? Pm me. Thanks
  26. 1 point
    Haha it’s not I buy the spare parts from hardware store. Removed the original screw and replaced it with a hook kind. Jay Regards
  27. 1 point
    Some update at Pinnacle Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  28. 1 point
    I have reduced the scape in my tank, most of the rocks are once live. Selling cheap for you to rescape your tank! $5-$20 only Many more not posted WA 93369047 for more details Jay Regards
  29. 1 point
    WA 93221328 Collect at Sembawang WA me for photos. very fluffy SPS. BN, Bi Colour and Bird of paradise. IMG_1819.HEIC IMG_1176.HEIC IMG_1087.HEIC
  30. 1 point
    Hi all! Looking to add a few more Hydras to my Display Tank. If you have one to let go, please let me know! Cheers!
  31. 1 point
    L1 reaerved Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  32. 1 point
    Got a bag of chaeto from LFS. Almost dumped the whole bag in. Thought it was fat amphipods. Upon close inspection, it was flat worms (tons of it). U never know what “freebies” ur going to get. Better to inspect closely.
  33. 1 point
    Can consider ATS instead. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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  35. 1 point
    Madpetz Aquatic Studio at AMK
  36. 1 point
    Hi! I just got an African clownfish and saddleback clown. But my two percular clowns are attacking these two. Is there anyway I can mix them together? Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  37. 1 point
    WTS nice fist size rainbow infusion zoa colony just for $100 at least 30 polyps.. polyp size 50 cents coin size Contact 96552728 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  38. 1 point
    Pinnacle Sps CNY clearance sale. 1 for 40 3 for 100 4 for 120 All sizes same. Happy hunting.
  39. 1 point
    I am interested in the bird of paradise. Where is collection place ? Will you considered it for $50 ? Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  40. 1 point
    $60 collect @ Woodlands Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  41. 1 point
    Sps BN $30 - fist size Xenia with small rock $35 - 2 fist size Hammer $35 - 3 head fist size Soda Lime 3kg $10 - unopened seal Collect Sunday at Punggol Drive Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  42. 1 point
    Collected by the rubbish bin. Thanks for reading. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  43. 1 point
    Golden Toadstool leather size is bigger than palm, foc frag of pulsating zenia, $20 f Collect 469298, bedok south ave 3 PM me please
  44. 1 point
    Quite ok, just place the float at the level that u wanna trigger the top up level to. Only thing is the holder at max is still quite short. If u hv a deep sump then u might need to do some mod to lengthen it. Anyway, now still can get this model meh?
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    Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app
  47. 1 point
    There are Buyer who reserve fishes and went disappeared, and we named them aeroplaned, piloted etc. But similar thing can also happened to the seller, how do we call this type of seller ?? When Buyer agreed to buy the fish immediately after a conversation and seller mia ?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 1 point
    Wow another big setup. Looking forward to the progress.
  49. 1 point
    When will you be decomming your smaller tank bro! Will be keeping on the look out!
  50. 1 point
    IME, I've used it to cool down my 1.5 x 1.5 x 1ft IOS office tank during the weekends when the A/C is switched off, and it is able to achieve less than 28oC. My office is completely enclosed, so it is definitely warmer than our homes (assuming you open your windows), so I'm surprised that it struggles to cool a 1ft cube. What temperature are you guys running your tanks?