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On 8/1/2020 at 12:00 PM, Ashtrax said:

May I know the price of it?

Its about $50 including shipping, if you search UAS or ATS on taobao, you should see a thumbnail of this UAS on the first page. There's also 3 model and the one i bought is the mid-sized one.

On 8/1/2020 at 2:14 PM, superdoggiemojo said:

beautiful scape

Thank you!

30 minutes ago, Kumar 1981 said:

Very nice tank build u have bro..and welcome back..


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Thanks bro!

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Day 18 What a busy day today! Hooked up my DI system and did a 50% water change. My nitrates and Phosphates were sky high which also means the tank is cycled, must have been the cubes of frozen f

Day 22 Got my hands on a Biotek Marine BTM-3000 PAR sensor! The Noopsyche looks bright to me but i guess a PAR reading on the tank would be very beneficial when deciding on coral placement.

Hey Reefers! Felt really great to be back! Got myself a Red Sea reefer 170 and started cycling the tank today. This will likely still be a SPS dominated tank with some LPS/Zoas at the mids/bottom area

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Day 64.

Water parameters measured today:

No3: <1 ppm

Po4: 0.050 - 0.010 ppm

kH: 8.6dKh

Ca: 450ppm

Mg: 1200ppm

Potassium 380ppm


Tank is 2 months old and 4 weeks into the fallow period, and pods are exploding in astronomical numbers because of it! i also fed Red Sea AB+ and reef roids daily for the past 1 weeks along with 2x frozen mysis feeding for my LPS to see how well NoPox reduces Po4.

As you can see, No3 remains below 1ppm while po4 had steadily rised to 0.01ppm, seems like i NoPox alone will not reduce much po4. I had placed some AF Phosphate minus in a bag in my overflow chamber.

Managed to squeeze out some space in my room for a 28L QT tank, its smaller than what i want as a QT but i have to make do for now. Got a pair of Snowflake clown and a YT couple days ago. They will go through a full 30 days QT with cupramine + Prazi treatment before going into my main tank. 

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The clowns are really pretty!

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Got myself a RBTA a week ago, interestingly, it was an 'offspring' of the RBTA i used to sell years ago. Thanks to a reefer bro here who sold it to me!

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Some new LPS

very luminous green acan.

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Red goniopora

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Top down shot of my LPS and zoas

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Here's some comparison shot of the SPS growth in a span of 2 weeks. Top being 2 weeks ago, bottom is taken today. Getting pretty good growth now with a alk consumption of 0.3dkh daily. I also fragged some of the SPS hoping to induce braching growth in them.

Sky blue staghorn

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Miyaigi Tort

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Red Millie

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Red planet millie

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Cookie Monster acropora

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Yongei

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Rainbow stag

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I will end this post with an update of my UAS. There's better growth after switching to a 12 hours reverse light cycle. But probably will take some time to get it really going espcially when i have no fish now.

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On 8/10/2020 at 9:57 AM, coralclams said:

Wah bro 3 weeks into cycling u planted sps already ah? Can be done ah


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Missed your reply, i think i added my first SPS in during the 4th week. Can be done, i had 0 losses and almost no color loss as well. I kept my alk very stable at 8.6dkh and i test it twice a day. Having no fish for more than 2 months also helped in managing nutrients for a new tank.

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Day 79.

Nothing much has changed, corals are growing very well and color are maintaing well too. Did some simple modification over the weekend to improve the set up.

Ordered a bunch of PVC fittings, great way to learn about DIY plumbing! The previous soft tube plumbing i did put too much back pressure (due to too many 90 degree joints) on my Jebao DC Pump, it actually stopped working a couple times. Realised what was going on and switched back to a T joint that feeds the chiller instead. 

As i have  a UV unit, i will need 2 manifolds..

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Fixed it up after it cured, the big bulky fitting with an arrow pointing up is a check valve that prevents backflow. Also fitted 2 ball valve to feed the Chiller and my UV.

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Next up, my UAS LED blew a week ago and had to order another set of LED. Within a week most of the algae inside died and the display's wall had a noticable increase in algae growth. Guess that means the UAS was working well!

Took the chance to also use the chiller return line to feed this UAS instead of a dedicated pump. That way i can save some power and contribute less heat to the system.

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Also noticed alot of pods (some were HUGE) living within the UAS, guess it can also be used as a copepods condo!

I fitted 2 90 degree elbow replacing the pump fitting and fitted my chiller return line to it. 

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Final sump look, pretty messy but it gets the job done! Also bought an external thermostat and its doing a great job while measuring the temperature in my DT, instead of what's going through my chiller.

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End this update with a little sneak peak, got myself a 2nd Noopsyche K7 Pro 2. 

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Hi bro
Is 1 set of the k7 pro 2 light sufficient for a 2ft cube tank? How is this light compare to razor 420 120w 16k?

As my razor is time to change the led pad, am thinking of shld I just change to a new k7 pro 2.

Hope to have some suggestion from expert as I’m know nuts abt lighting.

I’m keeping only lps & mushies.
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On 8/29/2020 at 12:07 PM, Jason Ng said:

Hi bro
Is 1 set of the k7 pro 2 light sufficient for a 2ft cube tank? How is this light compare to razor 420 120w 16k?

As my razor is time to change the led pad, am thinking of shld I just change to a new k7 pro 2.

Hope to have some suggestion from expert as I’m know nuts abt lighting.

I’m keeping only lps & mushies.
Thanks.


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Hi bro, 2ft cube for LPS and soft corals 1 K7 is definitely enough. You probably will not run it above 70%.

On 8/29/2020 at 12:35 PM, Ashtrax said:

Bro did you have any great experience after you turn on your UV setup?

Hi bro, not so much of a great experience as its there mainly for ich/parasite mangement. But i did see an improvement in water clarity after installing the UV back on. Also a huge reduction in algae on the tank wall! 

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Day 84.

Some corals photos!

One of my all time favourite, Bonsai!

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Got this beautiful SSC colony couple weeks back, its a real pity it dropped overnight because i didnt glue it well enough. some of the tips STN-ed and thankfully they are encrtusting back after snipping the dead tips off.

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Bought as a sunset millie, but its turning pink...

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Random shots..

 

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Zoas and LPS are growing very well too despite my low nutrients. Feeding Reef Energy AB+ daily. 

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So as my previous update, i've gotten myself a 2nd Noopsyche, i can see a great improvement in spread and definitely less shadowing on my SPS. Given the price point, it is still extremely worth the money to run 2 on a 2 footer.

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Current peak period of both lights max out at White 17%, Blues/Royal Blues/UV 50%, red/green 6%

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Just now, Jason Ng said:

Hi bro
Saw quite a few selling the k7 pro2 over at Taobao. Which want u buy it from and how much you paying? Thanks


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I think they are all the same light, just get the one from a reputable shop with good rating. I ship it to ezbuy warehouse and back to sg via ezbuy. 

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5 minutes ago, reefercoral said:

Nice tank u have! Is it possible to have super sun in a sps tank without polluting the tank too much for sps to survive? Read u wanted to have super sun in ur tank as well and supersun requires quite a bit of feeding

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Thank you! its an double edge sword if you want to have NPS corals in a SPS-dominated tank. i was interested to try out 1 or 2 to glue to the underside of my floating rocks but sun/supersun corals are very hard to come by nowadays.. very expensive too.

Just now, Jason Ng said:

Hi bro
U mentioned the led of your UAS blew. Where did you get another set of the led? From Taobao too? If so, what did u search for the part? Like to know as I’m also having the UAS.
Thanks


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Yeah the adapter spoil and i used a wrong spare adapter and the led blew, i contacted the seller and he told me to ship it back to them he will replace the LED for me for free. But given our location that is not economically feasible. So he offered to sell me just the LED module along with a new adapter for only about $12. Pretty good after-sales service i must say.

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Yeah the adapter spoil and i used a wrong spare adapter and the led blew, i contacted the seller and he told me to ship it back to them he will replace the LED for me for free. But given our location that is not economically feasible. So he offered to sell me just the LED module along with a new adapter for only about $12. Pretty good after-sales service i must say.

Thanks for the information, bro


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Day 88.

Bought a set of filter lenses for my Galaxy S10+ and the yellow filter corrects the white balance very accurately to capture the true color of the tank!

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Here's some pictures i took, no editing at all! Just the yellow filter with the Pro mode on my S10+

Zoas garden

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Some newly aquired acans

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Red stag, previously snipped the top of both sticks hoping to encourage vertical growth instead of encrusting. Looks like that didn't work out.

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Got it from a friend who bought this was walt disney, let's see how this turns out.

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Red planet millipora

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Bonsai

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Pink milliepora

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SSC

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Miyagi Tort

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Day 98

Revamped my zoas & acans garden by glueing a bunch of Caribsea Frag zone rocks to form 2 islands. 

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First time keeping a chalice!

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Some regular SPS shot..

Blue tenuis

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Blue dragon

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Tri-color valida

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Helping a friend foster his royal blue millie, tempted to get 1 myself too!

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End today's update with 2 FTS

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5 minutes ago, Jason Ng said:

Hi bro
Just got my k7 today.

Is the fan suppose to run when the light is on? Or automatic run when it is too hot?

Thanks


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Congrats on your new light! The fan turns on and off automatically. i run both of mine at around 60% and the fans don't really run at all.

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