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  1. Here it is. A Mr. Aqua 22 Long Since this is taking up a big chunk of preparation, I figured I'd document the whole thing. Mr. Aqua was originally run on an internal overflow box from Oceanbox Designs. Looking at all the real estate it took up, I quickly decided I wanted to run an overflow box and have a sump. I also knew that the space I planned on keeping it, was begging to be setup as a peninsula. A run down of equipment: Lighting - x2 IT2040's (I've used the IT series before on an old 150, and was incredibly successful with them. I would have preferred an IT2080, but these two next to each other will literally cover every inch of this tank. Sump: Sump will be a Trigger Systems Ruby 36 Flow: The surface will be skimmed from an Eshopps Eclipse S overflow box. I have not decided on a return pump yet. I will start with the return and x1 MP10. I think I might end up adding 1 more MP10, depending on what I'm growing, starting with softies, so it wont be needed yet. I have not yet figured out what return pump I will be using. Filtration: I'm planning (this might change) on using an Avast Skimmer. I've used the CS1 and CS3 with great success, but will see. I won't need to run a skimmer for a while. I also plan on using physical filtration as well with a sponge from the refugium to the return. I have never run a refugium before, will see if I do or not. The sump is designed to hold filter socks, they seem like more trouble than they are worth, so also up in the air. Stand: Ben A of WAMAS is going to build my stand, and has been a pleasure to work with. Even going to use this old piece of Red Oak from my last attempted project to use as the lip. The plan is to have a piece fit my space almost exactly, with just enough room for the sump and my ATO container. Near future: Possible Apex. This is where the tank will go:
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    Living Room Nano Peninsula

    Thank you! I don’t know about perfect, [emoji1745]‍[emoji3603] I can only tell you my alkalinity, haha! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    New to WAMAS and DC

    Hey Zac, welcome to WAMAS! Are you able to come to the meeting next Saturday? You'll get to meet a lot of folks, and there should be a good amount of local vendors there. We also have a very active buy/sell/trade forum. Do you have any pictures of your reef? I'm also rocking about 35 gallons total, so I can dig it! Cheers!
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    Gmerek2's 240g mixed reef "48 off"

    What is it? The green part looks very similar to a slow grower I have that looks like it might turn into just this...
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    Gmerek2's 240g mixed reef "48 off"

    Very nice! You're stating to pull the colors that you see all jazzed up by a bajillion. Hows that JD coming along?
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    Living Room Nano Peninsula

    I've been gone for a week. I feel like everything has grown. I'm very proud, as everything was grown from tiny frags. Took out the back rock, there are about 6 anemones on that tiny rock, they all stay put, but I need to figure out what I'm going to do back there, the old birdsnest colony was growing so fast it was shading everything. I love the GSP on the floor, but it's turning into a lot of work. I'm constantly cutting it back, or trimming it off the side glass. I also got rid of a huge colony of Jedi Mind Trick, so I'm looking for something to fill in that space. I'm thinking a Homewrecker would look nice
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    Weazl's 50g mixed, uhh, something

    It's super pretty looking. Nice job on the growth!
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    Movin On Up...Again...Waterbox 135.4....

    Drool Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Is this really an oregon tort?

    I wonder if Tony is still setup, I got some great OG acros from him that I would like again. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Lowering Alk (And how did it get so high?!)

    See post #13 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. I have daily been tracking my alk for the past 2 months, and today it has spiked to 10.34dkh. For the past week it has been hovering in the 9's, but noticeably tracking upwards, mostly the past 3 days. I have been dosing 12ml of ESV part 1, and 8ml of ESV part 2. Salinity is 1.025 on a calibrated refractometer. Changes I have made: Removed 1/4 of live rock (in sump) Removed a small maxima clam (deceased) Increased the lighting intensity for 1 day, was too much, adjusted back. 5 gallon water change, dkh was reading 9 on NSW, and tank water was reading 10.17dkh. Today I tested, and I was reading 10.34dkh, so I have turned off my doser. I'm planning on letting it naturally fall, but my question is, how is alkalinity in a reef tank adjusted downwards if in a pinch? Why do you think my alk got so high to start with? I want to get back down to around 8.5, as that's where I personally saw the best results, but with my current salt (Reef Crystals) It's impossible to mix that low. I think I'm just going to go back to IO. Thoughts?
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    Is this really an oregon tort?

    I only know one person that actively sells OT on WAMAS. If it came from them, then it’s legit. W/out lineage, can’t really make it up. That’s why I try to just buy what looks good, not names. Your piece looks great, could be... hard to say without lineage. that’s just my opinion though, I could be off base.
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    Lowering Alk (And how did it get so high?!)

    Yup, I’ve mixed me some saltwater once or twice! Exactly.
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    Is this really an oregon tort?

    That’s Oregon. And it’s looking nice as well. Here’s the cali: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Instant Ocean Salt deal

    Just got 400 gall no worth of salt, promo code worked! Ty! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Canopy weight?

    Wow. It really fits in nice with the space! Well done!
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    not another 120??

    Hmm, some photos aren't loading for me. Was the rock live when you used it? I'm surprised you even got ammonia if it was. Really digging that middle rock, is it attached to the arch on the left?
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    Micro-fragmentation

    It's interesting that you posted this, as I have been reading about it lately as well. I have a wild stag that I have been treating "bonsai" style, probably one of the fastest growers in my tank (which is why I keep cutting it,) next to any tenuis in my tank as a close second. My Walt Disney, however, that I've had for a year, has been doing a lot of encrusting, but not a lot of upwards growth. I recently went in and cut the tips, so we will see, I'm not taking notes, but more so visually checking to see how things progress afterwards.
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    ShroomZilla!

    Hard to tell in the blues, but looks like just yumas, still very nice. Anything bouncing in there? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ShroomZilla!

    Nice get, where did that come from?! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    All my favorite things for a Snow Day

    All my favorite things for a snow day: Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Movin On Up...Again...Waterbox 135.4....

    Looking good man! T5/led combo is the win! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    All my favorite things for a Snow Day

    Get those lights on! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Lowering Alk (And how did it get so high?!)

    Awesome, thanks! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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