Ollie's EA Reef 1200s upgrade

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Reply #45

Ha ha, yes not vital at all. I just wanted to do something to pump up the color of corals, and deal with nutrients in a better way.

The Zeovit system has delivered on those requirements.

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Reply #46

I did look at Zeovit but sadly my system now to old to go that route and would be to much of a shock for my stock.

If only I had known more early on !!

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Reply #47

D day!

I'm exhausted, but the transfer is basically complete.


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Reply #48

Looking good mate, look forward to a picture of it all lit up

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Reply #49

I did look at Zeovit but sadly my system now to old to go that route and would be to much of a shock for my stock.

If only I had known more early on !!

Is this something I should look into before I set up my new system?

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Reply #50

I been happy with the method I went for it depends what your end goal is with the tank

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Reply #51

I been happy with the method I went for it depends what your end goal is with the tank
i'll start a new thread rather than hijacking Ollies!

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Reply #52

Good effort.  It'll all be worth it! 
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Reply #53

I've taken the day off work today to tidy up the equipment and mount the corals.

Stay tuned for an update later today :)

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Reply #54

@olyoz - have you not had to cycle the new tank?

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Reply #55

I've transferred over 200l of water and 5kg of marine pure biofilter media from the old tank.
This plus the 1kg of Zeovit stones that also house the required bacteria should mean that I avoid a cycle.

I've used "non live" sand and reef bones that were soaked so there should be no die off to cause issues either.

I'm monitoring closely and have upped the dosing of Zeo Bac (bacteria), Zeo Start (bacteria food) and Sponge Power (water clarifier and carbon source)

As I'm using the Zeovit System it does allow you to do things slightly differently. In an ideal world I would have followed there 14 day cycle method but unfortunately that wasn't possible.
 

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Reply #56

thanks - I am thinking how I am going to do my upgrade - my trouble is I will use some of my existing live rock but then I can't scape it until all the rock is in together and I can't take my existing rock out until the new tank is ready.  I guess I will have to have the 2 tanks running at the same time until the new one is ready and then transfer over the rock from my current tank and then scape then?  Are you really happy with the tank?  I keep changing my mind between that and the red sea but leaning towards the aqua again!

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Reply #57

You may get away with it if you work quickly.

As long as you get it all transfered in good time. There won't be much die off.

Maybe get some additional bio media to put in the sump now. By the time you upgrade that will have a good home for bacteria that you can just carry across.

I love the tank, can't fault it.
It is quite shallow at 450mm so be sure thats the look you want to go for. Perfect for sps.
I know the Red Sea's are deeper.
Last Edit: May 31, 2016 8:59:10 pm by olyoz

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Reply #58

I bought new rock ahead of the new tank, and stuck it in a barrel with a heater and little pump.  I fed the barrel when I fed my tank, and I didn't get a spike when I made the transfer.
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Reply #59

I bought new rock ahead of the new tank, and stuck it in a barrel with a heater and little pump.  I fed the barrel when I fed my tank, and I didn't get a spike when I made the transfer.
Did you transfer some of your old rock too?

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