180gal Tank Project that did not push through

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Postby christian » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:14 pm

piece of advice... the tank can wait... so buy the equipments first before asking the tank maker to do your tank.... it will lessen the trouble and lessen the adjustment... make sure you have your skimmer, pumps, and other equipments before asking Mang Ramon to build your tank...
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Postby yose_ » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:52 pm

obet_carlos wrote:and bro, your tangs will grow out your tank in just a short time..:D


bet, maggrow pa rin ba yung mga fish to their natural size kahit in captivity? Hindi ba parang yung growth rate nila proprotional kung gaano kalaki yung "mundo" nila? (hula ko lang to. hehe.)
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Postby obet_carlos » Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:07 am

hindi sila ganun lalaki, pero lalaki pa rin sila to a certain size na mahihirapan na sila lumangoy.. tangs need to swim..:D
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Postby yose_ » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:16 am

oks. thanks. :)
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Postby shandy_say » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:29 am

Thanks sir Christian. Will buy the equipments first. What other equipments do you suggest I need for the reef tank?
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Postby Mabisyo » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:33 pm

Pictures, what's the news?? :lol:
Brain - Neptune Aqua Controller Jr. Backlit Unit
28g JBJ HQI edition x2 Blue w/moonlights
20k 150w Radium
Tunze DOC 9002 skimmer
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CPR HOB Fuge
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Postby shandy_say » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:29 am

Hi! Sorry I haven't started the tank yet! I have been busy with work these past few weeks. I am canvassing the prices for the equipment now. I have yet to decide what brand and equipments to buy. (Medj mahal kasi especially for a large tank...malaking investment)

Patience is the key to good husbandry....so Ive been told! heheh!

I will post updates as soon as I start.
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Postby Mabisyo » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:30 am

shandy_say wrote:
Patience is the key to good husbandry....so Ive been told! heheh!

I will post updates as soon as I start.


So true!! Sige cool cool...goodluck
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28g JBJ HQI edition x2 Blue w/moonlights
20k 150w Radium
Tunze DOC 9002 skimmer
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Rio
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Postby christian » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:29 pm

shandy_say wrote:Thanks sir Christian. Will buy the equipments first. What other equipments do you suggest I need for the reef tank?



Lights = MH or T5s... better combination of the two
Skimmer = the bigger the better... try asking pugo for the new designs...
Reactors = one for phosphate, one for carbon.. if your going the road of sps you should have a calcium reactor as well... two chamber calcium reactor is better than the one chamber...
Refractometer
Return pump = Rio is good but if you have the money to burn try the pumps sold by mh... high return low wattage.
Chiller = 1hp or bigger... or try the dip coil if budget permits too...
power heads = sunsun pump okay na yun combined with seio...or if you have the budget try tunze....
i think thats the initial equipments you need.... hth... God bless
desperately trying to find new ways to ease reefkeeping... :)

75 gallons reef tank:
viewtopic.php?t=1761

180 gallons reef tank of my parents:
viewtopic.php?t=6211

275 gallons reef tank:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9506
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Postby shandy_say » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:38 pm

Thanks sir Christian. Will keep your advice in mind. But lately im more inclined to make it a FOWLR due to the problems such as ICH which cannot be treated with hypo salinity / copper in a reef tank.
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Postby christian » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:47 pm

shandy_say wrote:Thanks sir Christian. Will keep your advice in mind. But lately im more inclined to make it a FOWLR due to the problems such as ICH which cannot be treated with hypo salinity / copper in a reef tank.


ICH will not be eradicated purely in a reef or even in fowlr... if you have a good system, means that 0 nitrates all the time and good water temp, fishes seems to love them and seems to have a good immune system... just my opinion...
desperately trying to find new ways to ease reefkeeping... :)

75 gallons reef tank:
viewtopic.php?t=1761

180 gallons reef tank of my parents:
viewtopic.php?t=6211

275 gallons reef tank:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9506
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Postby shandy_say » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:10 pm

Im trying to keep the water at optimum quality level at all times. However, my main problem, especially with my current tank setup, is the temperature since I don't have a chiller yet plus the use of 3 pumps which contribute to the heat. Having a larger tank would enable me to maintain a cooler temp without the use of a chiller.
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Postby shandy_say » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:13 pm

I also suffered a recent loss of a PBT which I had for only 3 days and suddenly developed a massive amount of ICH overnight. I tried to treat it however it proved to be futile as it died this morning. This leads me to prefer a FOWLR as it would be easier to treat ICH using hyposalinity or copper which would not be possible in a reef setup. Thanks though and I appreciate the suggestion/comments.
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Postby obet_carlos » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:19 pm

if your going to use coper,i suggest you use it sa QT lang.. pag sa main mo nilagay, FOWLR ka na lang dun forever..:D go for hyposalinity sa main if you encounter a problem.:D
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Postby sid » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:27 am

I'm not sure if you can use copper with a FOWLR setup. Fish Only (aka FO), pwede pa siguro.

Copper may/will kill those beneficial critters (such as worms, etc.) living in your "Live Rock". I dont think you can use hypo either.
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