Photo #5 - 100 Gallon Mixed Reef. 50 Gallon Sump/refugium

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State: Michigan
Country: United States
Description: 100gallon/50gallon ref/sump 3x175w MH 10k kelvin Hamilton/ 80w NO 03 Berlin Skimmer/mag 7 cs102 cpr /mag 9.5 165lbs LR 6 powerheads
Advice: Go slow. Do frequent water changes. Clean skimmer often. Don't use bioballs (nitrates). Don't use crushed coral (nitrates) Do use macro algae in the refugium. Gac. Lots of indirect water movement. Jump on crisis' as soon as possible (aiptasia,hair algae,slime,hydroids,etc). Drip Kalk. The basics.
Fish Kept: Hippo,Yellow tang,clarkii,mandarin,lawnmower blennie, hawk,psuedochromis,maroon,
Corals/Plants: candy cane,brain,blasto,favia,frogspawn,hammer,sun coral,zoas,xenia, toadstool,yellow leather,cabbage,acropora,other sps Sebae anemone bta rbta
Tank Size: 100 gallons
Quote: Go Slow
About Yourself: Retired buyer. Enjoy reef,boating,pwc,golf,snorkel,home improvement, my kid's sports (basketball,soccer,tennis,volleyball,track). Got into the reef hobby in 2000. Got back into it in Dec 06.

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Looks great. Agree with all your advice except for the bio-ball theory. I have been using them for the last decade or so and have never had a problem with them. Its usually other problems that cause the nitrates. i.e. overfeeding, overpopulation, lack of water changes and no sand bed. Regardless on my views, great job with tank. fish avatar
Your tank looks great, I also love the decor above the tank!!! fish avatar
Nice tank. Looks like you put a lot of effort into it! fish avatar
Great tank!!!! fish avatar

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