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New/old build of my current frag/display tank

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Never started the build but, like they say better late then never.

Here are some random build pics fca0f5b08676c7619ab522785d193ad1.jpg72637db721f22e48ece8f45273a994e8.jpg1fdf324c774110e417fc45c1142e0504.jpg changed the bulk heads to hard plumb the tank, looks cleaner that way

b73b0dbfece2a3a146008891e9022624.jpg final plumbing product

02b3805f34374c78f3116f101024c1b5.jpg went with LEDs at first but........

5a60277f5849ac6f18de2970fc2e48b6.jpg switched back to t5, just love the color and growth I get.

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Some high points of my tank.825cbfa0f8a61d2bd52c5048e2900375.jpgc177ef1213c842c1afe5ce9f150a5159.jpg0ac1e78737e5a4ba37bfbcd959947198.jpg1c47006bfa3413e3db6a27cbeec61fd9.jpg

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That SI!!!! Whoa momma!!!

Interesting plumbing. How did you paint the fittings? Krylon Fusion?

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How old was that SI before you let it go? 

I had 2 SI the bigger one I let go and kept the "smaller" one pictured above(the super tiny frag is wills that I'm babysitting) I want to say I've had them for 3 years now. Really great growers when they are happy.

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Tested some parameters 24 hours after a wc

SG 1.025 (Milwaukee)

Temp 78

Ph 8.2 (rs) 8.4 (ph pen)

Alk 9.0 (rs) 7.5 (Hanna)

Cal 380 (rs)

Mag 1200(rs)

Nitrates 0 (api) 0 (rs)

Phosphate 0.08 (Hanna)

Kinda bummed the mag number is a little on the low side after a 15g wc. For my next water change I'll probably mix it a max of 6 hours and not 24 hours. I wish I would have tested the batch before but oh well, I'll do it next week.

Also cleaned up my sump area a bit 379f63220ab777cf262d1fcd7989e6c8.jpg95ce0f3d100c2a81c51e705046a39b0f.jpg

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that's quite the difference between Red Sea alk and Hanna alk...

Yea I know. I tested multiple times with both and got the same numbers, I wonder if I might have a bad batch of the Hanna reagents

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that's quite the difference between Red Sea alk and Hanna alk...

Yea I know. I tested multiple times with both and got the same numbers, I wonder if I might have a bad batch of the Hanna reagents

Things are looking great man! It's probably the reagent. I've tested the same water with different Hanna reagents and got different readings out of each reagent.

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Hannah did recall several batches so you might want to check the numbers on their site.

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Hannah did recall several batches so you might want to check the numbers on their site.

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Tried to find the link but, all I got was this 8c3fef6de3c8cae7aa7035f5c8dc191c.jpg

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I have had to call in and they asked me for the date on the reagent, and they said it was a bad batch and sent me a replacement reagent

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I have had to call in and they asked me for the date on the reagent, and they said it was a bad batch and sent me a replacement reagent

Thanks for the tip, I'll give them a call tomorrow

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28 minutes ago, Ryan M said:

I'll take a frag of each! Thanks! Charge it to my account.

Lol... haha

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