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db75Reef's RS Reefer 350

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Greetings from Belgium.
this is the up and down of my RS Reefer 350. Hope everybody can learn from my experiments and mistakes :)

Tank : Red Sea Reefer 350
Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 7
Light : AbyssWare Barracuda ReefPro x 2
Flow - 2 x Jecod RW8

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Reply #1

Long story made short, this is a 2 years old tank, which recently had 2 major crashes mostly because of me; Now is on the way to recover and be awesome (I hope)
Crash 1 - beginning of 2018 - really unknown reason, but all fishes (except a chromis) were wiped out due to an ich outbreak
Crash 2 - May 2018 - measured PO4 of 0.08-0.16 range, so I increased the NOPOX; no drop in PO4 level; Started using Seachem Phosguard and test again. Same 0.08-0.16 PO4; Increased the quantity of Phosguard, same test; Increased the quantity further, same test result until ALL my acros start loosing tissue on base. In a matter of days all were dead; Other SPS & LPS I have became really pale in same time. After lot of thinking I was able to find out that the PO4 test expired few months ago - any water I tested (new made saltwater, RODI water, tap water - all had PO4 at same value);Ordered a new test just to find out that my PO4 is absolute zero and probably overdose of Phosguard shocked all my corals;
Now I am in process of dosing PO4 & NO3 and hopefully to save what can be saved
 
Tank : Red Sea Reefer 350
Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 7
Light : AbyssWare Barracuda ReefPro x 2
Flow - 2 x Jecod RW8

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Reply #2

Related to tech used for this tank:
Tank: Red Sea Reefer 350
 Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 7
 Light : AbyssWare Barracuda ReefPro x 2
 Return Pump : Jebao DC4000
Circulation pumps - 2 x Jecod RW8
Salt - RedSea (blue bucket) - water change every other week 10%
Dosing: RedSea Kh 30 ml/day; RS Ca 10 ml/day; RS Mg: 5ml/day
Red Sea Coral colors ABCD =  the dose recommended based on Ca uptake
Present parameters:
Sal: 35
KH = 7.5
Ca= 420-430
Mg = 1250
NO3 <= 1 (started dosing) for target 2-4
PO4 = 0 (started dosing) for target 0.04
Tank : Red Sea Reefer 350
Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 7
Light : AbyssWare Barracuda ReefPro x 2
Flow - 2 x Jecod RW8

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Reply #3

A more detailed picture of my tank before sps crisis  :s
Tank : Red Sea Reefer 350
Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 7
Light : AbyssWare Barracuda ReefPro x 2
Flow - 2 x Jecod RW8

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Reply #4

That’s a shame it crashed as looked great but I’m sure you will get it back to how it was


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Reply #5

despite issues I have for now with acros, all euphyllias doing great  8D
Tank : Red Sea Reefer 350
Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 7
Light : AbyssWare Barracuda ReefPro x 2
Flow - 2 x Jecod RW8

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Reply #6

Lovely tank, and great macro photo  8D

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Reply #7

best pals  *D
Tank : Red Sea Reefer 350
Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 7
Light : AbyssWare Barracuda ReefPro x 2
Flow - 2 x Jecod RW8

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Reply #8

Pagoda coral detail
Tank : Red Sea Reefer 350
Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 7
Light : AbyssWare Barracuda ReefPro x 2
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Reply #9

Nice photos dude. Clearly know what ya doing with a camera! I miss my copperband


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Reply #10

just some regular zoas, but with decent light they can become awsome

Tank : Red Sea Reefer 350
Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 7
Light : AbyssWare Barracuda ReefPro x 2
Flow - 2 x Jecod RW8

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Reply #11

2 of my favorite fishes in my tank: copperband butterfly and juvenile mimic tang
Tank : Red Sea Reefer 350
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Reply #12

Love the copperband, what are you feeding them?

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Reply #13

Feeding copperband is a 3 day regime:
Day 1 - frozen mysis
Day 2 - frozen brine + spirulina
Day 3 - frozen mussels (from grocery store and chopped by myself) - actually when feed those he really take the pieces out of my hand like a puppy; And eat a lot - is capable of making such a round belly that barely breath  <3. Sometimes I soak those pieces in Aquaforest FishV as vitamin supplement

Tried other fish frozen foods (krill, fish eggs, plankton, etc) no reaction to them; 

those are his favourites
Last Edit: Jun 6, 2018 12:05:30 pm by db75Reef
Tank : Red Sea Reefer 350
Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 7
Light : AbyssWare Barracuda ReefPro x 2
Flow - 2 x Jecod RW8

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Reply #14

Daily dosing regime:
KH buffer (RS) - 35 ml (liquid)
Ca (RS) - 15 ml
Mg (RS) - 10 ml
RS coral coloration ABCD - 1 ml each
NO3 (Colombo) - 2 ml
PO4 (Colombo) - 0.5 ml
RS Reef Energy A & B - 10 ml each
Last Edit: Jun 7, 2018 8:05:26 am by db75Reef
Tank : Red Sea Reefer 350
Skimmer : Bubble Magus Curve 7
Light : AbyssWare Barracuda ReefPro x 2
Flow - 2 x Jecod RW8

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