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post #31 of 140 (permalink) Old 11-06-2018, 12:48 AM
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I filled in the top left with a bolbitis huedelotii and am happy with the way it's looking, once it fills in should be really nice. Next I think I've gotta add a few more types of buce to the lower left side. Also working on a nearly total fish swap. All of the existing fish aside from the neons will go to friends and I've got an order of some really nice discus in the works.

I'm also trying out an ADA diffuser in place of the inline CalAqua one I've been using. I don't particularly like the in-tank footprint but it is working well and I've got my levels dialed in nicely, it seems more consistent and efficient than the inline one. The plants are responding well to 30ppm and I haven't been having any algae issues.







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Update from mid-December:


And a shot of both large systems from early December:




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Great looking tanks. How are you liking the inline uv light? I’m thinking about trying one out.
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What does your water change regimen look like? I imagine with two tanks you got yourself at least a few Brute trash cans. What are the details of your water change setup?
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Great looking tanks. How are you liking the inline uv light? Iím thinking about trying one out.
Thanks!! I love the UV filter, even added one to my saltwater tank. It keeps the water so clear and gives me peace of mind for parasite control for a lot of expensive fish . I've never run them before these tanks but I am now a firm believer and highly recommend everyone to try them.
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What does your water change regimen look like? I imagine with two tanks you got yourself at least a few Brute trash cans. What are the details of your water change setup?
I do 50-60% once a week on all 3 planted tanks. I do 50% every other month on the saltwater tank. There are pics of my WC station back on page1, but it's basically two Rubbermaid SlimJim trash cans on roller carts with float valves, a BulkReefSupply 150GPD RO/DI system with booster pump, a Sicce 3.0 pump with a scavenging elbow so it sucks all the way down to the bottom, a ball valve to control flow rate, and an Eheim inflow pipe and screen to break up the water flow when refilling. The setup makes the process easy and quick.

I know most people hate having to clean glass and do WC, but I find it therapuetic to be honest and actually enjoy my weekly routine. Having this setup allows it to be enjoyable - lugging around 5gal buckets and lifting them to refill isn't fun for anyone.

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Is your reef tank really 30g? It looks so much bigger in the pictures.
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Is your reef tank really 30g? It looks so much bigger in the pictures.
Woah did I say 30g somewhere? Must have been a typo. The tank is right around 70g display plus the sump, total system volume is 90g.

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Woah did I say 30g somewhere? Must have been a typo. The tank is right around 70g display plus the sump, total system volume is 90g.

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Ahh yeah I was going by your signature.

I am a huge fan of UV units as well. I love the aquauv stuff because it's a commercial unit everything can be replaced unlike the crap aquarium branded stuff. You run it 24/7 like it's supposed to run by aquauv?

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Ahhh yeah I forgot about that sig, I haven't updated it in years haha. I tore down the 30g system when I built this current one.

I agree completely, the AquaUV stuff is very well built compared to the "fish tank" specific models. Easy to find replacement bulbs and the 2" sch40 unions make them very easy to plumb into any system. Yep, I run em both 24/7.

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I have a question about using the two eheim filters. Are you using something to control the flow rate, or are they not too much flow for the fish? Reason I’m asking is I’m planning on getting a 90p also, and am trying to figure out what filters to get as I don’t want any dead spots. Thanks
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I have a question about using the two eheim filters. Are you using something to control the flow rate, or are they not too much flow for the fish? Reason Iím asking is Iím planning on getting a 90p also, and am trying to figure out what filters to get as I donít want any dead spots. Thanks
I haven't noticed the flow being an issue with the 2213 and 2215 combo, but keep in mind I'm also using an inline UV filter on the 2213 and an inline heater on the 2215. But even before those it wasn't too much flow even with the Eheim skimmer at max flow, in my opinion anyway.

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Damn that is some clear clear water.

This thread and your tank was a major contributor to adding UV to my build aha

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Beautiful tanks. I'm extremely jealous of your reef. I had a 20gal reef and it was just too much maintenance compared to my 75g low tech planted. From trying to match salinity and temp, then pouring with buckets. Though, I'm convinced, if I invested in the correct equipment, it would have gone much smoother. I tried to do budget reef, just more work in the end. I only now have the planted low tech and planning to build a nano riparium.

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