Ollie's EA Reef 1200s upgrade

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Reply #15

Any thoughts?

I have  a few more branches to add but can't do that until I'm cementing it all together.

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Reply #16

Looking good if you thinking of SPS later maybe some nice and high up to be able to offer more light :)

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Reply #17

Thanks  :grin:

I'm SPS dominated already. The tank is only 450mm high so being careful to allow hight for growth. Plus the tank water level drops when you stop the pump for changes etc.

I've 3 x Ai Sol lights to go overhead on the ext rail system. Should be able to get nice and close to the surface for maximum punch.
Usually run my current 2 on 60% so should be ok for lighting   8D

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Reply #18

Mine are out of the water when I do a waterchange it does not bother them just slime up.

You will have no trouble punching light down with them :)

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Reply #19

Ah that's good to know. Was worried that repeated exposure to air could do some harm. Thanks.

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Reply #20

No you think of wild when tide goes out.

I also don't aclimatise SPS never have done I put them on side of tank in air for around 5 minutes then plonk them in

@mav469 put the SPS he got from me in like that and I'm sure he now said he will let them slime up and put in instead of aclimatising them via drip ect.

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Reply #21

Time to use this stuff to cement it all together.

Sets in 3min!  :damn: Will mix it bit by bit.

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Reply #22

Be interesting to hear how good that stuff is

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Reply #23

Initial thoughts are that it's pretty good.

It does really go off in 3min.

I'm struggling to get the consistency right, but settling for making it slightly wetter and waiting a minute before using.

Only time will tell how strong it is.
2 part reef putty goes brittle over time, this stuff looks like regular cement, so hopefully it acts like it.

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Reply #24

It is tricky I always put to much water in then end up with too much, does go solid though

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Reply #25

Really interested in your thread as we looked at that tank today and are debating between that and the Red Sea.  I like the fact that the ea reef is lower so easier for me to work in!

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Reply #26

Just had a little disaster.

Tried to move the structure and it fell apart.   :'(

I'm ordering some acrylic rod (6mm?) and will drill some holes to add strength. Will hopefully allow a slight idea I've had.  :grin:

Stay tuned.

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Reply #27

happy days mate, good news on the upgrade. i said to the missus about a new tank and got told "no you only just got that one" hahaha

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Reply #28

Yeah why can't they just accept that the front room will become a complete aquarium eventually and let us get on with it  :P

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Reply #29

It's a lot of weight, I doubt the putty is weight bearing, more for stopping things from slipping.  Why not do it in the tank, then it'll be supported by the water to an extent too?
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