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How time flies... in a blink of an eye... my tank is turning 1 year old... jumped into the “dark side” with limited Budget, got a second hand set up and ran with it...not the most fanciful of tank but I enjoyed the journey, made new frens, lost some corals, did some minor upgrades, made some changes.

 

Now I am taking the next step, to invest in a new tank that can last me for the next 5-8years...

 

After much research, I ended up with DE for my next tank build :) placed my order and look forward to getting my tank on 1 Aug!

 

Below is the build I am going

 

1. 4ft(l) x 2.5ft(w) x 2ft(h)

2. Maxspect turbine duo 9k

3. 2 x Maxspect gyre 330

4. 1 maxspect light to be supported by 2 Orhpek OR bars

5. A haliea 1/2hp chiller

6. Reef octopus skimmer

7. Nyos 2.0 reactor

8. Skimz calcium reactor

9. Bubble Magnus auto roll

10. Carbisea live sand and rocks

 

I am sticking to running full AF products in my upcoming tank after 6 months of good experience with their products...

 

I have a JBJ Aractica chiller 1/5hp to let go on 31 Jul... asking for 300 dollars... if keen can pm me :)

 

Will update when my stuff comes :)

 

 

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Looking forward to the updates, looks like a really solid set of equipment!

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My 2nd arrival.... my OR2 blue plus supplement lights!

Super excited about the lights, after receiving them... open up to test the bulbs all working and tested it on my corals, boy o boy, it does give a different shine to my corals... packed them back and now counting down to 1 Aug... where my tank and other equipment arrives......

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As the days goes by, more and more items coming in....

My wifi plug and Google home mini(free gift), gona use it to program for my 2x refug and 2x OR2 bar lights

Counting down to receiving my rocks and other misc items throughout this and next week... like my cable casing, dosing containers... and for my tank to arrive on 31 Jul!

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A big shoutout to Razali from DE! Very customer friendly and thinks for the customer! Got the rocks shipped to me in advance and he also loaned me a tub and a drum to help in my decomm!

Now is time to do some rockscape!

2 more days to my new tank!!!!

A final FTS before I migrate and decomm!

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The day finally arrive!

Started doing decomm... dismantling stuff, doing vinegar soak n scrub... now my skimmer and reactor looks like brand new :)

Last fts shot before keeping it

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Checking my rockscape, decided to stick some rocks and keep some rocks free so that there is still chance to adjust hahaa

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My new tank finally up and running...

 

This tank set up is not without its ups and down... the whole set up took 3 days before anything could go in...

 

Cabinet came in and chiller couldn’t go in, they made the adjustment, putting in sand rock, water and let it stabilise!

 

Set up all my equipment, drill in all my Controllers and doing wiring management... Thks to Van bro for his help as well... otherwise I think the tank is still not running yet haha

 

Also! My Orphek lights came and got set up! Now running it on aclimatising program... I must say I am very impressed how 1 unit can cover my 4ft tank... my 2 supplement light OR2 bars will just Ensure my 2.5ft Wide tank is properly covered... planned to on them when my sps are in.

 

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Is the chiller sufficient for a 4 by 2.5 tank? 

How long does it take to cool 1 degree?

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Day 6!

Decided to set up my dosing pump after all... hooked up Aquaforest Component ABC to support my CR... dosing 5mls a day over 5 doses....

Tank running 100% AF products with Orphek lights and maxspect gyre and return pump!

Happy to see my lps settle down and happy... got a frag of sps to test out my water...

Parameters test 12 hourly,

Kh = 7.8
No3 between 5-10
PO4 looks 0
Calcium 440

The rest not tested haha!

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2 months have past quickly!
Much have happened over the 2 months!
2 weeks ago, my power bar broke down and my tank went without power for 2hours... luckily my tenant saw my tank have 0 movement and informed me... took urgent leave and no casualty haha!

Added some sps... now due to traveling have yet to add the elegance coral that will take my middle rock as a showpiece... sps are encrusting and growing... added some frags from a fellow reefer waiting for it to stabilise...
A tank powered by orhpek and aqua forest...
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