Salty Crew 2.0

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Salty Crew 2.0

Postby Staindsoul » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:06 pm

Ok, time to start tracking progress.

Rodi/saltwater station is built, plumbed, and wired.

Sump is built with fiji cubes 20L baffle kit. Plumbing is all done.

Aquascape is done and we are moving water!

Looking at a Dr tims one and only cycle with microbacter dosing throughout.

No lighting on the main tank until I'm stocked and the refugium is chugging along. See if I can minimize the ugly stage and get some coraline going.


What I am thinking about for stocking:
(2) Clowns
(1) Tailspot blenny
(1) Orange spotted goby + pistol shrimp
(1) FirefishImageImageImage

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Re: Salty Crew 2.0

Postby Tercel94 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:08 pm

Looking good, just make sure that you can use Dr Tim and microbacter at the same time. I have read that during cycle it is not good to have two different types of bacteria at the same time, I’m not 100% sure just pointing it out.


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Re: Salty Crew 2.0

Postby 08can-am » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:48 pm

I did the tried and true table shrimp. And gave it like 5 weeks. Tank is looking good btw

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Re: Salty Crew 2.0

Postby MattM » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:49 pm

Any plans for a top? You have some notorious jumpers in that livestock list
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Re: Salty Crew 2.0

Postby Staindsoul » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:55 pm

Thanks for the compliments.

Crap, I didn't even think to read if any were jumpers. I'd rather not do a top, but I'm not sure how many non jumpers are on the nano size list.

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Re: Salty Crew 2.0

Postby Staindsoul » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:21 pm

Our lab, angler, inspecting the new addition.

Home made ATO with the safety cut off float is installed and working. ImageImage

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Re: Salty Crew 2.0

Postby Staindsoul » Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:51 pm

Next and probably last addition for awhile. Storm clown from tiki corals.

Doing great with the standard ocellaris.

Now it's the long wait. Get the fuge up and running. Fire up the display lighting at 4 months. Test frag with coralline. See if I can skip some of that ugly phase. ImageImage

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Re: Salty Crew 2.0

Postby Dry Reef » Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:43 pm

I dig that fish. Tank looks good.
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Re: Salty Crew 2.0

Postby Staindsoul » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:35 pm

Thanks. The wife talked me into her. I was eyeballing a snowflake. I'm glad she did.
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Re: Salty Crew 2.0

Postby Staindsoul » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:09 pm

Christmas came early.

Ordered an Ai Prime 16HD and the Coralvue Hydros Control 4 + level sensor. Pretty excited to get these installed.

Kicking around the idea of building/wiring an inverter/charger with 2-12V deep cell 100Ah gel batteries for the return Pump and heater. It would give an estimated 8 hours at the 128W. I have a backup generator, but it is not automated.

It's a habit now for the dog and I to check the fish and tank when I get home from work.Image

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