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What type of fish is in the middle of CaptiveReefs (top left corner of page...hint it is the main character in Finding Nemo) )

Results: what is your salt level closest to

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  • less than <1.023

    0 0%
  • >1.023 to <1.025

    5 41.67%
  • >1.025 to <1.027

    6 50.00%
  • >1.027

    1 8.33%
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my first diy


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  1. #1
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    Default my first diy

    DIY1.......... my 1st reef tank. made a plenum under the entire tank sub strate. found out after a year, my salt level was at 1.031 and i kept it there. everything grew fantastic but hard coral, 0 for 6. zoas filled the tank. ..DIY2,3,4@,5............ Have made numerous protien skimmers. the last one, everything but the pump was bought at a dollar store. .DIY6...... working on one that uses a korilla pump and the entire unit floats in the sump, MASIVE air and no cavition. and economical to run, damn close not finshed yet.. DIY7... my 50gal breader hood. it has a lot going on. in order, from front to back. row one vertical,botom to top. 1 36" 18 red leds, strip. row 2 & 3, 2 36" 18 deep blue leds,strips. row 4, Left side very bright 12" blue led strip. right side very bright 12" purple led strip. . row 5, 1 36" 18 deep blue leds strip. .next row back..... 1 36" 96 w 10k . . next row back.... there are 2 250watt 14k mh,10 led moon lights and 1 12 led uv strip. .next row back ...36'' 420nm. ...DIY 8.... my son is using this. 1 400w mh ballast running 1 250w 20k, . it runs this light BRIGHT WHITE' showing no signs of blue . like it does when we run it on a 250w .. . DIY 9 ... setting up a 4' 50 to operate like the coral ponds at the Tropoquiarm, we do more to 200 gals, than they do to 50,000 gals. there way works.

    now if you took the time to read all this, id like to here ideas for a 90 gal. thats going up when the 55 is done. im leaning toword just a well lit sump with odd inverts in it. ANY IDEAS? IM LISTENING and THANKS

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    I have an idea... get on that DIY thread! Could you take some pics of the floating skimmer?

    I'd like to check that out.

    Also, on to tank advice. What are you thinking about as far as inhabitants and what do you have with space? I would suggest a sump and if you have room, rubbermaids are the best because of space and versatility.

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    Heidi - Reefkeeper
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    I second that sparty! I want some pictures of those skimmers. YOu really should pick one of these that is well documented and get in on that diy contest!!

  4. #4
    Mr. Microscope - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I usually try to keep mine about 1.025-1.026.

  5. #5
    MightiesKeeper - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Ryan

    Default 90 tank

    Turn it into a Zoas frag tank
    120 Gallon Freshwater green terrors, convicts and Florida gar.
    4-10 gallon live-bearer rack platies, swords and bns plecos.
    40 gallon acrylic AIO waiting for something new.

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