Jonnys Tank 250 Reefer

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Hi,

Here's a few photos of my tank, not great quality as using a phone which doesn't like the blue lights.

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Hi @Jonny looking good.  Really nice looking elegance coral  8D
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Hi @Jonny looking good.  Really nice looking elegance coral  8D

Thanks Andy, elegance is a beauty but the photo doesn't do it justice. Under the blues it's tips are purple with a mottled green illuminous centre. I'm a little concerned with the distance between my corals at the moment, particularly the torch and frogspawns. They all seem OK and not touching but there close proximity might not be getting the best out of them.

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Thanks Andy, elegance is a beauty but the photo doesn't do it justice. Under the blues it's tips are purple with a mottled green illuminous centre. I'm a little concerned with the distance between my corals at the moment, particularly the torch and frogspawns. They all seem OK and not touching but there close proximity might not be getting the best out of them.

Yeah it's worth having a look after lights have been off for a few hours to see if they are trying to sting each other,  the stingers are way longer than the normal polyps!
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My system setup is as follows:

Red Sea Reefer Deluxe 250
2 x ReefLED90
Bubble Magnus Curve 5 Skimmer
Reefer Factory Thermo Controller with titanium heater
TMC 4000 return pump
Reef Factory 3x doser
MP10 powerhead

Just measured the following after weekly 25ltr water change
Salinity 35ppt
Temp 25.6
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
Alk 10.2
Cal 440
Mag 1340
Phosphate 0.08
PH 8.2

Been running this approx 7 months now and so far I'm doing quote well with corals, fish are another story as they were wiped out by whitespot. Currently running fallow and due to restock a week on Thursday at earliest.

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Sorry to hear about your fish @Jonny Ive also had a few losses whilst setting up my system recently. Only a week to go!!
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Tank continues to be running well with fallow, corals all seem to be doing well and the recent warm weather has had no effect on temperature fluctuations.
I do have a bit of a pest that has been ongoing for months now which are zoa nudi's. I'm having to give them a dip in coral RX around every 2 weeks as it seems to be a constant cycle. The RX works wonders initially but is there something which can have a little extra kick?

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not sure every two weeks is regular enough, i would try dipping every 5 days or so before buying anything else. Hopefully that will break the breeding cycle.

Afraid I don't know of anything that gets rid of the eggs, you just have to keep dipping to kill/dislodge the adults to prevent them laying more.
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Very nice


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I like how you sort of have like three rock islands


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not sure every two weeks is regular enough, i would try dipping every 5 days or so before buying anything else. Hopefully that will break the breeding cycle.

Afraid I don't know of anything that gets rid of the eggs, you just have to keep dipping to kill/dislodge the adults to prevent them laying more.

Thanks Andy

That's info I didn't know, I thought one dose was enough but didn't realise about the eggs. I will do it every week alongside my water change now and see if I manage to eradicate. I'm not a big fan of zoa's and wasn't planning to add anymore, this was in fact the first coral I added so went for something Hardy.

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I like how you sort of have like three rock islands


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Thanks Livvie,

The original plan was 3 stacks. One with soft, one LPS and one SPS. I'm not sure if this would have been successful but have since gone down a predominantly LPS route as I cant resist torch, hammer or frogspawn corals.

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Reply #12

I've finished the 6 week fallow process and added two black and white clowns. I always intended to add two clowns first and wanted gladiator or snowflakes but my 5 year old son had other ideas. Also added a great torch with multiple two tone heads, not sure on the exact genus but it's a quality coral.

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