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Nuggs
09-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Well with the Hi-light planted shut down it was time to get started on the SW switch.

Tank cleaned, light stand built:

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_7065.jpg~original

Just the blues on:

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_7066.jpg~original

Staceym
09-09-2014, 12:01 PM
I can't wait to see this progress :) hurry up lol

Nuggs
09-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Moving sand as we speak ;P

Staceym
09-09-2014, 12:31 PM
Nice! Where did you get the light hanger?

Nuggs
09-09-2014, 12:32 PM
I made it last night. Cost almost nothing.

Staceym
09-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Sweet you will have to share how! I need one too haha

carriej
09-09-2014, 01:10 PM
Yes. Definitely share the light hanger.

Redherring
09-09-2014, 01:51 PM
Looks lovely so far! Can't wait to see it develop.

Nuggs
09-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Yes. Definitely share the light hanger.
Its just balusters for a deck cut and screwed together with some angle brackets.

I can try and post some detailed plans. But I really just threw it together last night and spray painted it.

Nuggs
09-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Sand is in filling now and making more water.

Nuggs
09-09-2014, 03:55 PM
So the equipment:

Standard Marineland 75G
Pressboard stand
Light hanger made from deck balusters

2 x Evergrow D120V2
2 x Marineland Hidden LED (Going to use them with just the blues turned on for moon lights)

Fluval E300 Heater

2 x Jwbao WP-25 on a twins controller
Reef Octopus BH-2000 HOB skimmer

DIY fuge made out of an AC-110 and a Marineland LED light.

Nuggs
09-09-2014, 06:36 PM
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_7068.jpg~original

Nuggs
09-09-2014, 10:39 PM
http://youtu.be/EsVfgSKMPpE

Staceym
09-09-2014, 11:35 PM
Powerful stuff, I bet you could rock the water right out of there!

Nuggs
09-09-2014, 11:39 PM
yeah if it was full, it would its a 2.5-3" difference

Nuggs
09-10-2014, 06:05 PM
So the tank is filled and all the rock is in, fish acclimated.

I am actually pretty happy with my rock work. It could be better but I'd need all the same type of rock rather than the piecemeal stuff I have now.

FTS:

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_7078.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/IMG_7078.jpg.html)

Still a little cloudy after moving all the rock around today.
Flow seems good, nothing setting on the sand but no sand storms. Using ELSE mode on the Jebaos.

Nuggs
09-10-2014, 06:06 PM
Stocking list:

Snails:
6 x Striped Torchus
6 x Needle Cerith
6 x Nassarius
2 x Spiny Star Astraea
2 x Turban Snail
1 x Orange Spot Grazer


Crabs:
6 x Orange leg hermit
4 x Scarlet reef hermits
2 x Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit
1 x Halloween Hermit

Shrimp:
1 x Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
1 x Blood Red Fire Shrimp

Fish:
1 x Lawnmower Blenny
1 x Yellow Watchman Goby
1 x Orchid Dottyback
2 x Clarkii Clown
1 x Flame Angel
1 x Tomini Tang

I'll post the coral list later.

Nuggs
09-10-2014, 06:10 PM
Grabbed my macro tube and got a decent shot of a Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit:

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_7073-1.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/IMG_7073-1.jpg.html)

Redherring
09-10-2014, 06:13 PM
Love the hermit! Yeah, I know what you mean about the rock. I think the next time I do a SW tank I will order a big bunch of one type of rock so I can get a unified look. Really though, you won't see much once the corals grow in! I love the shapes of the rock work you have done. I think it will look awesome!

Staceym
09-10-2014, 06:30 PM
Love the rock work! Great shot of the hermit, I have tons of the..but never realized how beautiful they actually are!

Nuggs
09-10-2014, 07:01 PM
Yeah the orange ones I have are awesome.

Don't know what type they are. Large claw, so likely somewhat aggressive. But I've never lost snails or other hermits to them.

Orange legs, purple claws and eye stocks.

I'll post a pic later when I get home.

Nuggs
09-10-2014, 07:06 PM
I think I decided to returns the window screening kits and just go with egg crate.

I have nothing small enough anymore to jump through egg crate. And I'm pretty much at max stocking levels. So they're likely won't be any new fish purchases until the next upgrade.

I'm not sure but I may have lost my Randal's Pistol Shrimp. I saw him for a brief second when I first started pulling live rock. Then never sighted him again. Although he may have just crawled up inside some rock. The water was salinity / PH / Temp matched when the rock went over so if he was there he likely survived. I'll have to listen for his water shots. As it was I never haven't seen him since I first added him anyway.

Nuggs
09-10-2014, 07:54 PM
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_7076.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/IMG_7076.jpg.html)

carriej
09-10-2014, 08:59 PM
Nuggs, you like that heater? I am having a heck of a time with heaters. I have no idea what's going on, but none seem to be stable. I'm using a jager but need to switch.

Nuggs
09-10-2014, 09:42 PM
Nuggs, you like that heater? I am having a heck of a time with heaters. I have no idea what's going on, but none seem to be stable. I'm using a jager but need to switch.
I know the jagers have a great rep but a lot of people have problems with them more recently. Even PaP have this notice on them http://www.petsandponds.com/en/aquarium-supplies/c5810/c195250/index.html and that's the guys dealing with returns.

As much as I'm not a Hagen fan, I really like these. Plus an electronic display, a fish guard and a really heavy mounting bracket.

They adjust in .5 degree increments and when tested with a separate electronic thermometer they are always within .3 of a degree.

I have 3 and have had 0 issues. Bought 2 of them used.

I haven't used ebo jagers for years, not since I had turtles. They used to be nice though. Might be a quality change since they got bought up.

carriej
09-10-2014, 09:51 PM
I have an old, smaller jäger I use for heating water for water changes and it's perfect, but it's pretty beat up so I don't use it in tanks. I was so surprised when the new one I got was the pits.

Might have to get a couple of those. Tired of messing with it. Ideally I would love a controller, but just not interested in dropping that kind of dough right now.

cabinetman
09-10-2014, 10:21 PM
If you guys are having trouble with heaters these things are bullet proof. I've been using one going on 2 years and it works flawless. Controls heaters and if your wanting to control a fan for cooling you can control it with this to. Well worth the money.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Digital-LCD-Thermostat-110V-Temperature-Regulator-Controller-Aquarium-Fish-Tank-/281137945266?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4175209ab2&_uhb=1

carriej
09-10-2014, 10:56 PM
Wayne I seen you post something about those before. I was kind of weirded out when I seen how cheap it was, made me a bit nervous lol not gonna lie! Doesn't come with a plug in? I'm not very handy and I can only imagine the results if I attempted to jimmyrig it. Did you put the plug on yourself?

Nuggs
09-10-2014, 11:00 PM
Yeah I've seen you post that before.

How do you like it?

RyanCrouse
09-10-2014, 11:03 PM
Just got one of those:p can't beat the price and free shipping!

cabinetman
09-11-2014, 10:30 AM
They are great. As far as wiring it. It's easy. I'll do a video sometime to show you guys who are nervous. Very very simple Carrie. I'll bet even you could do it lol

Nuggs
09-11-2014, 12:22 PM
I'll have to check them out.

So basically it's an outer loop monitor for temp? AKA the temp sensor in the unit only supplies power at a certain temp range then the heaters thermostat takes over once power is supplied. Creating a redundancy in the thermostat.

As far as running a chiller or fan does the unit have multiple outputs and programs or would a second unit be required?

cabinetman
09-11-2014, 01:13 PM
It basically works like this. You need a power cord for the unit. Any old cord. Just stick the ends in and tighten down. Then you cut one wire on your heater and insert one end in one slot and one in the other. And it still gets plugged into the wall. I crank my heaters full open and then it controls it but I guess I could have the heater set to. Same thing as the cooler. Cut one wire from its plug and it has a spot for them to hook into. Tighten the screws. One controler controls heating and cooling. You can set the difference you want. I have mine set so the temp is 24c. I have it set for 1degree c difference. So, if my tank temp drops to 23c my heater comes on and if it goes to 25c my fan comes on. It's quite a unit really for the price and easy to set up. If your savey with wiring you can have it all off one plug to but requires a bit of wiring but to set it up with everything plugged in by itself is a no brainer easy. Like I said I'll do a video and post it.

MoxVoid
09-11-2014, 05:51 PM
Glad to see you starting up another tank! I am sure it is going to be wild! :D

Juiceyfish
09-11-2014, 06:35 PM
Sand is in filling now and making more water.

Buggs Plz define " makeing water" ?lol

Nuggs
09-11-2014, 06:44 PM
It basically works like this. You need a power cord for the unit. Any old cord. Just stick the ends in and tighten down. Then you cut one wire on your heater and insert one end in one slot and one in the other. And it still gets plugged into the wall. I crank my heaters full open and then it controls it but I guess I could have the heater set to. Same thing as the cooler. Cut one wire from its plug and it has a spot for them to hook into. Tighten the screws. One controler controls heating and cooling. You can set the difference you want. I have mine set so the temp is 24c. I have it set for 1degree c difference. So, if my tank temp drops to 23c my heater comes on and if it goes to 25c my fan comes on. It's quite a unit really for the price and easy to set up. If your savey with wiring you can have it all off one plug to but requires a bit of wiring but to set it up with everything plugged in by itself is a no brainer easy. Like I said I'll do a video and post it.
I may need to order one.

Likely won't use it right away... But I can add it to my next upgrade path :P

Nuggs
09-11-2014, 06:45 PM
Buggs Plz define " makeing water" ?lol
Making water?

Mixed reef salt and RODI, plus buffering.

Juiceyfish
09-11-2014, 06:50 PM
Ahhhhhh duuuhhhh!! I was thinking fresh water !! Sorry my bad .... Still tree me off though:p

Nuggs
09-12-2014, 11:51 AM
Well everything is in and connected, the sand storm is cleared, still have a couple pieces of coral to place, but so far so good.

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7139.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7139.jpg.html)

Nuggs
09-12-2014, 12:03 PM
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7149.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7149.jpg.html)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7153.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7153.jpg.html)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7162.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7162.jpg.html)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7161.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7161.jpg.html)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7146.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7146.jpg.html)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7158.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7158.jpg.html)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7157.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7157.jpg.html)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7165.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7165.jpg.html)

Nuggs
09-12-2014, 12:06 PM
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7179.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7179.jpg.html)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7189.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7189.jpg.html)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7183.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7183.jpg.html)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7188.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7188.jpg.html)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7174.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7174.jpg.html)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7169.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7169.jpg.html)

carriej
09-12-2014, 12:06 PM
I like the rock work.

To me putting the rocks in is very frustrating. Some people love it, but not me! On a smaller tank maybe, but I had to stand on a chair to do my 125... I couldn't see what was going on and rocks just kept rolling around... What a disaster. If I set up another tank I'm cementing my rocks together outside the tank and placing them inside the tank in stages. I don't care what kind of alien gets in there lol

Nuggs
09-12-2014, 12:09 PM
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7203.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7203.jpg.html)

Nuggs
09-12-2014, 12:14 PM
I like the rock work.

To me putting the rocks in is very frustrating. Some people love it, but not me! On a smaller tank maybe, but I had to stand on a chair to do my 125... I couldn't see what was going on and rocks just kept rolling around... What a disaster. If I set up another tank I'm cementing my rocks together outside the tank and placing them inside the tank in stages. I don't care what kind of alien gets in there lol


Thanks, next time, I'll buy all the same rock, take some time sit down and plan it out.

sawdust82
09-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Carrie, you just need a scuba mask and you could hop right in, have someone hand you the rock :D

Nuggs
09-13-2014, 11:05 PM
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7245.jpg~original
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7247.jpg~original
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7243.jpg~original

purralot
09-13-2014, 11:14 PM
it's looking really good.

purralot
09-13-2014, 11:16 PM
that first picture on page 3 looks like a brain and the colors are beautiful on all the pictures

crystalwaters
09-14-2014, 08:43 AM
beautiful :) I love the flame angel (?), the last fish in the photo.

Nuggs
09-14-2014, 09:50 AM
Yep that's a Flame Angel

Nuggs
09-14-2014, 11:41 AM
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7222.jpg~original (http://s382.photobucket.com/user/shawncrockett/media/_MG_7222.jpg.html)

Redherring
09-14-2014, 11:53 AM
Really beautiful photos! Everyone looks really happy in their new home.

Celidh
09-14-2014, 11:26 PM
Looks great. I often look at other people's tanks and they look so beautiful. Mine always seems to look like a jumbled mess.

Nuggs
09-20-2014, 10:59 AM
It basically works like this. You need a power cord for the unit. Any old cord. Just stick the ends in and tighten down. Then you cut one wire on your heater and insert one end in one slot and one in the other. And it still gets plugged into the wall. I crank my heaters full open and then it controls it but I guess I could have the heater set to. Same thing as the cooler. Cut one wire from its plug and it has a spot for them to hook into. Tighten the screws. One controler controls heating and cooling. You can set the difference you want. I have mine set so the temp is 24c. I have it set for 1degree c difference. So, if my tank temp drops to 23c my heater comes on and if it goes to 25c my fan comes on. It's quite a unit really for the price and easy to set up. If your savey with wiring you can have it all off one plug to but requires a bit of wiring but to set it up with everything plugged in by itself is a no brainer easy. Like I said I'll do a video and post it.

Ordered mine today

Nuggs
09-28-2014, 07:56 PM
Well today sucked.

Went to clean my skimmer after supper, and in my turkey induced stupor I dropped it.
Broke the body.

Time for a new one.

Staceym
09-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Oh no :( I take it, there is no fixing?

Nope, the acrylic around one of the main intakes shattered.

Crowndroyal
09-28-2014, 09:04 PM
Great photos and nice tank Nuggs

MoxVoid
09-28-2014, 09:06 PM
Knocking it out of the park man! :)

Nuggs
09-28-2014, 09:19 PM
Thanks guys

Staceym
09-28-2014, 09:48 PM
Oh no :( I take it, there is no fixing?

Nope, the acrylic around one of the main intakes shattered.

that looks weird how you wrote that right in my comment! Threw me off!

But that really blows!!

Nuggs
09-28-2014, 09:49 PM
that looks weird how you wrote that right in my comment! Threw me off!

But that really blows!!
Oops must have hit edit Vs quote.

Redherring
09-28-2014, 09:53 PM
Well today sucked.

Went to clean my skimmer after supper, and in my turkey induced stupor I dropped it.
Broke the body.

Time for a new one.

Awww dang. That does suck. I hope you can find a nice new one without breaking the bank.

Nuggs
09-28-2014, 10:25 PM
Well it all depends on how quick Suzanne can move her rock

Convict
09-28-2014, 10:41 PM
You can come get that skimmer anytime, I'm not using it

Convict
09-28-2014, 10:42 PM
And I think I have someone getting rock this weekend, I'm hoping to have it all empty by next week

Nuggs
09-28-2014, 11:04 PM
Nice!

Yeah, it won't work for me yet. This setup is sumpless

Nuggs
10-04-2014, 06:48 PM
Found this in my reef the other day just as the lights were starting to come on. Looks like Black Stomatella

www.youtube.com/embed/qefvAS1AzTQ

carriej
10-04-2014, 07:11 PM
I love stomatella snails. I wish one could buy them. I had quite a few at one point, and I must have something that enjoys eating them in my display because right now I only see a handful in my sump.

I love that they don't have a big cumbersome shell that can't really get in and screw up tank plumbing like a snail with a big shell can. I had to stop a huge snail from going into my overflow last night at about 1AM when I just "happened" to go downstairs to see if I shut a window.

Nuggs
10-04-2014, 07:41 PM
What kind of overflow are you using.

carriej
10-04-2014, 07:51 PM
I have an eshopps overflow, the 1200gph model I think. It has served me well, but it's not built as well as the life reef overflows which I eventually plan to upgrade to.

Nuggs
10-04-2014, 07:57 PM
Ahh OK. For some reason I thought you had a dual corner flow.

carriej
10-04-2014, 08:09 PM
Nope, my tank is not drilled. Drilling is scary. Power tools and me don't mix. Didn't think of ordering a "reef ready" tank either, so I just went with a HOB overflow system. If maintained it works very very well. In the absolute worst case scenario if something majorly majorly fudged up (loss of both siphons, snails in the utubes) my return section of my sump would empty, which would only add about 5-6 gallons of water to my display (which it can handle no problem without overflowing, I have tested it) and then my return pump would be running in about 2 inches of water. I am not sure what it would do, whether the water would keep it cool enough or if it would eventually catch fire or seize up and quit. Worst case, the return pump gets hot, causes a fire, blows my sump up... But theoretically the display SHOULD be alright if caught in time.

But let us hope that never happens. Lol

As you can see, I am a very paranoid fishkeeper.

Nuggs
10-18-2014, 11:12 AM
Realised I never posted pics of these recent additions.




Red spotted linckia starfish (Of course I never get a decent pick of his top side, never seem to find the camera when hes on the rocks)


http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7402.jpg~original


Lubbock's Wrasse Pair


http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7403.jpg~original

Nuggs
10-18-2014, 11:13 AM
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7670.jpg~original


http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7672.jpg~original


http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7676.jpg~original


http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7664.jpg~original


http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7679.jpg~original


http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7683.jpg~original


No idea what most of them are, maybe you guys can help with IDs

Staceym
10-18-2014, 01:47 PM
Great shots! Where is the full tank shot :)

Redherring
10-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Looking beautiful! The two you got from me are Amazons (the blue and green) and the orange are Bam Bams. I have the same purple with an orange skirt and yellow rings that you have. I am still trying to figure out what exactly it is; the closest I have seen is Purple Macaws, but they seem a bit more yellow in their skirts. So many change drastically with different lights, which makes it hard to ID.

Lorne
10-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Great shots! Where is the full tank shot :)
yes... fts should be mandatory with all pic posts lol

Nuggs
10-18-2014, 03:37 PM
RBTA

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7384.jpg~original

Porcelain Crabs (Picked up 2)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7713.jpg~original

A proper photo of the Red spotted linkia

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7716.jpg~original

Banggai cardinal

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7708.jpg~original

Nuggs
10-25-2014, 11:04 AM
Thanks to Brenda at AFK.

Fat Head Dendro

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/_MG_7726.jpg~original

Redherring
10-25-2014, 04:04 PM
Nice! I love that dendro.

xae
10-25-2014, 05:09 PM
Wow. Contemplating turning my 90 into a salt tank. Any tips?

Nuggs
10-25-2014, 05:12 PM
Wow. Contemplating turning my 90 into a salt tank. Any tips?
Take your time and plan it out.

If your not going to drill, get a good hob skimmer.

Nuggs
11-30-2014, 09:48 AM
Well I guess I should update this. Tank shut down and sold. Everything moved to a 150XH

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_7919.jpg~original