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Damn chio leh! Definitely potential TOTQ!

Thanks guys for following along this build Heres some picture of the tank move and plumbing! Tank being dismantled Had to remove the front door, somehow this took the most time for mov

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Hi guys!

So I returned from my short getaway trip and finally got about to rescaping the tank.

The goal was to focus more on the staghorns and allow more room for growth such that it wont burn other neighbouring corals.

Removed Blue tang, 3 wrasse and starry blenny too.

Als removed the group of schooling longspine cardinals and replaced it with 6 blue eye anthias.

Have switched over to HW marinemix and really liking it. PE is great

Will still be on full zeovit and calcium reactor with no colour elements for now

Took me about 6 hours to get it all done. I hope it looks better than before, do let me know what u think.

Heres the last shot of the tank before rescaping:

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The re scape process:

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Nice stags collection.

Display Tank : 48" x 22" x 22" Bean Animal CTC overflow box design, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Sump : 37" x 20" x 18" inspired by Royal Exclusiv Dream box & Trigger Systems Tideline Series sump designs, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Maxspect Jump MJ-GF4K, Jebao SLW-30M & SLW-20M Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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Added my blue eye anthias today! Total of 9 Female, 1 Male. Now just praying I didn't overload the bioload.

Guess finally achieved my dream of making a staghorn-anthias tank :groupwavereversed:

Heres some shots and a short video.

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Select 1080p if your internet allows it. Because the video has youtube stabilizer enhancer, which will blur the video if watched at low quality.

 

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Hey guys, just a little update on the tank.

Everythings going well. Haven't suffered any casualties at all since the rescape. Thank god for that.

Sps are doing better than ever now. Colours are really coming out. I havent actually changed anything except my salt mix to HW marine mix. Also stopped using colour elements.

Current maintenance regime:

1. Weekly one barrel of water change - Hw Marine mix left mixing overnight

2. Zeovit Spongepower - 4 drops every other day

3. Zeovit Zeobak - 4 drops twice a week

4. Zeovit Start3 - Morning and evening daily 0.5ml

Not dosing any other additives or zeovit products at the moment, seems to be doing well. Perhaps quality of salt makes a difference.

Lighting has remained the same:

ATI Sunpower

Front to back: Blue plus, Coral plus, Blue Plus, AB Special, Purple Plus, Blue plus, Coral plus, Blue plus.

Switched on for 8 hrs all 8 bulbs, 10hrs 2x blue plus.

Honestly, I want to try supplementing with led strips. But all the led strips out there are just too bloody expensive. Im a really poor reefer, so probably wont be supplementing leds anytime soon.

Fish list:

1 Yellow Tang, 1 Flame Angel, 1 Diamondback Goby, 1 Longspine Cardinal, 1 Lemon meringue wrasse, 10 Lyretail Anthias (1 male, 9 Female), 2 Black ice clowns

Also, just to share some pics my sister took on her iphone 6. These two pics were taken with default iphone 6 camera, no settings changed. Seems like the photo auto white balance!

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And heres some pics taken with my sumsung s3 using an app called "A better camera" which has white balance setting set to "cloudy daylight"

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FYI, I'm a total camera noob, don't own any fancy camera, or have any idea how to set anything. So my phone cam is my best friend.

Will end of the post with some beautiful pictures of my trip to phuket. Spent a day at this beautiful place called Koh Ta Chai : Virgin Island.

Didn't manage to take alot of photos, as I was enjoying the place more. Place is very local, with little tourist. Absolutely what I was looking for!

Also managed to go snorkelling around, but no photos for that, had only my usual trusty sumsung s3. :yahoo:

Already have my next trip planned! Surfing at karon beach (phuket) in june!

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Thanks for reading!

 

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Bro, Ur tank looking more fantastic than before the rescape!!

Display Tank : 48" x 22" x 22" Bean Animal CTC overflow box design, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Sump : 37" x 20" x 18" inspired by Royal Exclusiv Dream box & Trigger Systems Tideline Series sump designs, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Maxspect Jump MJ-GF4K, Jebao SLW-30M & SLW-20M Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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Your sps color are really nice bro. I've been looking for a led strip for my tank too.

Thanks alot CestTresBon. Let me know if u find any affordable ones!

Bro, Ur tank looking more fantastic than before the rescape!!

Thanks alot Admiraltian, Im really enjoying this new look too

Seen it today in person. Really impressive.. hopefully my full zeovit tank will be same like yours

Cheers Tang_sohal, must pop by ur place and check out your massive tank one day!

Yes. The new iPhone 6 photo quality is much better than s5 !

I reckon too Harlequin Mania!

Wow super impressive tank !

Thanks for the kind words lcf425!

very nice, hope to see it in person 1 day.

Sure bro ReDDevils, welcome to pop by anytime!

 

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Some top down shots of the corals to share!

As usual, my trusty S3 with white balance

Oz Staghorn

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Sunset Millepora

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Red Staghorn

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Maxima clam

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Pink Birdnest

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Twilight Dragon

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Pink Salmon Digitata

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Royal Blue Mille + Purple Montipora Cap

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Fiji Pink Birdnest

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Green Poccilopora

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Lime Green Monticap + Multiple frags

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FC Purple Digitata

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Blue Staghorn

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Purple or blue stag?

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Tort?

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FC Fire and Ice Millepora

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FC Yellow melody

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Bali Green Slimer

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Green Staghorn

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Radioactive Birdnest

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Fantastic array of corals!! Great colourations!!! :score:

---My 4FT Tank by Aquarium Artist---

Main Tank: 48 inch x 24 inch x 20 inch with side overflow box, with cabinet with Laminate
Sump: 42” Sump tank with 4 compartments
skimmer: Bubble Magus Insump skimmer
Return: Ehiem 1626
Chiller: 1 HP Daikin Compressor
Reactor: PhosBan Reactor 150 with Rowaphos
Lighting: DeLightings 8 X 54watts T5 Lighting Fixture

WaveMaker: RR Conch + 60

---Patience is success---

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Finally decide to do something about my cyano problem. Cyano seems like a common problem with probiotic methods of reef keeping. The imbalance of carbon dosing with bacteria imbalance is a common mistake, I guess it is also a sign of me overdosing on some of my blue bottles. I had this issue since 2 months back, but didn't really pay attention to it. Finally decide to try out a product recommended to me.

I used Chemi Clean, as recommended by a fellow reefer.

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As much as I dont believe in miracles happening overnight. I couldn't say the same for the above product. I dosed 10 spoons worth for my 125 gallon........Next day....cyano was all gone! My sps were still fine, livestocks were as lively as before....problem solved......

That said, I did however faced a painful time as my skimmer was overflowing like mad. So heres the downside.....u need to sit by ur skimmer and replace the skimmer cup everytime its full, and top up with fresh salt mix. I did this for a good 1.5hrs. Painful as it is....I am pleased with the results.

Heres a shots of the tank after the treatment.

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And heres some updated shots taken today. I've also added a couple more stags to the tank, hopefully my dream of a staghorn tank will slowly become a reality.

This fella is growing at an insane rate, colouration may not be at its best, but i love the shape of it.

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WS Birdnest

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Blue stag growing well

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Recently purchased this stag from bro EVO, its not in its best shape, hope to bring it back its glory

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WS Stag, I got this completely brown out, just to try my luck. I must say the colours are really starting to show.

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FTS!

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I am still actively looking for uncommon stags to be a great addition to the tank. If you have any, do pm me. Thanks!

 

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