Ollie's EA Reef 1200s upgrade

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Yep, all of it.  I bought new to top it up for the upgrade.  I put in new sand, as transferring sand can cause a huge spike (it's impossible to shift it without crushing the tiny critters living in it).  An alternative would be to wash the old sand, then add it back in.  You could even start removing a little at a time and preparing it beforehand (not all at once, as a tonne of bacteria will be living on the sand, so you don't want to remove it all in one go and find the bacteria in the rock can't keep up).
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Reply #61

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

Stay tuned for an update later today :)
How's it looking?

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Reply #62

Lights are off now.  :|

I've cleaned the old tank and should have a buyer coming tomorrow evening.

Tidied all the cables as best as possible until I build a plug board.

Will place the corals tomorrow.

Then expect all the pics.

Here's a quick one.

Last Edit: May 31, 2016 11:23:39 pm by olyoz

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Reply #63

looking good :D

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Reply #64

Here we go. Finally got everything placed.
Can't wait to get more corals now I have the space  :grin:

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Reply #65

looks good mate, good to see how much them bits your got from me have grown, must be getting something right :)

look forward to seeing more updates :)

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Reply #66

Yeah without harping on about it, I'm in love with the Zeovit system.
It's really working for me.

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Reply #67

It looks great. Look forward to seeing it fill out.
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Reply #68

Looking good :)
I read up on zeovit yesterday, do you use all the potions they list, if you use there system is there no need to use things like phytoplankton or reef roids?

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Reply #69

I use most of them. Trial and error really working out what produces the desired effect.

They have a new simplified system out now for non Zeovit tanks.

Maybe worth a try before going the whole hog.

https://reefbuilders.com/2016/05/13/coral-system-korallen-zucht-zeovit/

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Reply #70

Interesting read, were do you get your supplies so I can look at costs?

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Reply #71

Ollie any fish in there?

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Reply #72

That is a stunning system, can't wait to see how it looks when fully stocked.

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Reply #73

@Asco1104  Malcolm stocks most things required to get setup. I do have a spare Zeovit reactor, which is by far the biggest cost.
Check out somewhere like Marine Aquatics website to get an idea, equally the Zeovit forum is a whole world of information on the subject.

Fish wise, I have a regal tang, mimic tang, clown, pyjama wrasse and 4 Chromis. Toying with getting some Anthias. The long but shallow dimensions of this tank seem to play well to schooling fish from what I've seen so far. It's great watching the Chromis following each other up and down.

Thanks @Sam Cunningham

I certainly won't be allowed another upgrade for a fair while so am equally looking forward for a full grow out.


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Reply #74

Ok thanks for the info.
Chromis are great to watch arnt they, the 3 I have are always up to something.
Lol I couldn't spot any of them in the pics :)

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