Blue's 40G Mixed Reef

Blue Space

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Since I don't have the versa dosing pumps doing my auto water changes yet, guess what day it is... ?

That's right wc day!! I'm really not going to miss this day once the pumps are back in stock somewhere.... anywhere... :)

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Blue Space

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All done with tank maintenance. I placed some carbon and Matrix (each in their own media bag) into the media chamber of my sump along with a phosphate remover pad and I covered it with some filter floss. I also run SeaGel in a LifeGard reactor. The Clarisea is still functioning normally but I don't seem to be burning through the initial roll as fast as I thought I would, so that's good. I dosed the usual amount for alk, cal but mag is testing higher than usual after the wc. RPM must have higher mag than I'm used to or maybe my test kit (just expired) is off. I'll get a new mag test kit and test again and compare.

Salinity: 1.026
Temp. 78 F
po4 : 0.00
dKH: 8.56
Cal: 450
Mag:1500

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Blue Space

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Yes, the little LED fixture did well in my old sump for the past two years so I decided to move it to the new setup. We'll see how it does with the added real estate.
 

Blue Space

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Did a wc yesterday and refilling my saltwater reservoir with rodi so that I can make up a new batch.
All parameters normal. I took some phone pics just after feeding some reefroids. They love it...

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Blue Space

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I installed a new hydor Koralia 1350 gph (G3) in the 40 gallon display to augment the MP10. It was relatively low cost and it's flow is a perfect compliment to the mp10 on reef crest mode. As soon as I installed it and disrupted the former water flow, detritus started flying everywhere and I mean it was like the tank started snowing. The Koralia is a magnet mounted power head that you can aim literally anywhere due to forward thinking design. I aimed it directly at the MP10 on the opposite site of the tank. Now I'm getting exactly the type of flow I wanted.

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PSU4ME

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Tank looks super healthy! Flow is so important when trying to keep detritus suspended. I just added 4 mp40s to my tank so the flow is definitely rocking!
 

Blue Space

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Thank you, Bryan! You're so right. I figured that I had plenty of flow to begin with, using the only the mp10, and as far as moving water I accomplished that. However, the flow was all going one direction in the tank. With the additional power head I now have opposing currents meeting at the center of the tank, creating turbulence. And with you having four mp-40's I'd say that you're flow is definitely rocking'! :pbjtime:
 
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Pancho75

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I installed a new hydor Koralia 1350 gph (G3) in the 40 gallon display to augment the MP10. It was relatively low cost and it's flow is a perfect compliment to the mp10 on reef crest mode. As soon as I installed it and disrupted the former water flow, detritus started flying everywhere and I mean it was like the tank started snowing. The Koralia is a magnet mounted power head that you can aim literally anywhere due to forward thinking design. I aimed it directly at the MP10 on the opposite site of the tank. Now I'm getting exactly the type of flow I wanted.

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Blue your tank looks awesome!
The euphilia on the left side is massive, love it.
What is that center a bit in the back? a huge mushroom?
 
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