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maglofster
08-10-2011, 08:57 AM
I just wanted to show my Elos 120 with an SM-100 ATS. The tank is 340 liters. The lights are DIY 280W LED + 2x54W t5 Actinic.

I have had the tank for 14 months. The ATS has been running since April, and for more than two months it's now the only N&P export. No skimmer, no filtersocks, no GFO, no GAC and no biopellets. I feed quite heavy with live phyto, reef pearls, D&D SPS food etc. I'm cleaning the media once a week, sometimes more often. I have a lot of SPS and at least three Gorgonias that are Azoox. I have a lot of different tubeworms/cocoworms and a couple of Tridacna clams. I have at least five different Zoas and a lot of different discosomas. All livning things seems to love the free floating food which is abundant.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6070/6029366400_d941294f58.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6029366400/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6069/6028813709_ebe7bbb497.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6028813709/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6029366128_66a02ebd20.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6029366128/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6136/6029366016_b7eed56a79.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6029366016/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6084/6029365736_140d61dc8c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6029365736/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6203/6029431392_77d488c274.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6029431392/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6181/6029431524_cf251dd82e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6029431524/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6074/6029431644_0b1d18a522.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6029431644/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/6029431724_89d5dcffed.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6029431724/)
One week of growth

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6124/6029431888_5c5d931655.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6029431888/)
After cleaning ATS-media

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6150/6028879341_cab9de9c30.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6028879341/)
Growing Phyto

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6083/6028910903_99677b1128.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6028910903/)
It's very bright (there's a window next to the tank) so it's hard to get a good picture of the whole tank. But this is it anyway. The rocks on the right are just added after a rescape due to fast growing corals.

maglofster
08-10-2011, 09:20 AM
Also, two videos:

http://youtu.be/YXsJ0PEvbAA?hd=1

http://youtu.be/VrtbuHzWs8g?hd=1

SantaMonica
08-10-2011, 03:17 PM
I wish I could take such good pics and vids

Doompie
08-11-2011, 06:40 AM
Very impressive!

Another proof that ATS = brilliant!

Broder
08-11-2011, 07:04 AM
Great photos. Well done.

RandyAce
08-11-2011, 07:26 PM
WOW! nice tank! its so good to know ATS can do wonders in our tank.. do you dose like calcium, Alk, mag, etc? or what are your maintenance? TIA

RandyAce
08-11-2011, 07:37 PM
Nice video too! Wow! what camera your using?

maglofster
08-12-2011, 01:31 AM
Wow! Thanks for all the nice comments! :)

Some more info:
I use the Fauna Marin Balling Light system to dose CA, MG and Alk. In this system you also put some trace elements in the containers, so that's about it when it comes to dosing. This dosing is all automated using a Profilux 4 channel doser. All food is still put in the tank manually and this is something I will have to fix eventually. I try to be as diverse as possible when it comes to food. I dose live phyto a couple of times every week plus live cultured copepods when my culture seems big enough. I use five types of dry coral food in random order every day during the week. I currently use: Reef Pearls, Salifert liquid coral food, Preis Coral-Energizer, D-D H20cean Pro+ SPS, NLS Reef Micro Feeder and Cyclop-Eeze. I dose more than three times the recommended amount of food and I'm guessing the recommendations are not for the corals, but rather the amount you should stick to so you won't get algae in the tank. Well, I have an ATS, so I dose more.. :P

Maintenance is really easy for this tank, I clean the ATS media once a week, I add RO top off water once a week and I have a powerhead in the sump which i start sometimes to get rid of detritus (food) that is building up in the sump, this powerhead I'm probably going to put on a timer and run nightly.

The camera I'm using is a Nikon D7000. I use it for stills and video.

Ace25
08-12-2011, 05:33 PM
What is the coral in the second picture? Looks like a "Purple Monster" which is known to be one of the slowest growing corals out there. If that is the coral it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on growth using an ATS with all that food. Seems like it would grow quicker but you never know.

What type of LEDs are you using? Those look like multi-chips, and a couple HUGE ones mixed in with the others. Nice conversion on your fixture adding them in.

maglofster
08-13-2011, 02:11 AM
I think it's called Acropora valida (don't know about the monster part) and I bought it from Dejong (famed for their corals) in Holland (through a Swedish store called BIOTED Marine). It's deep purple with pale green polyps. It's a real slow grower.. I got it about 9 months ago as a large frag. It has grown about 5 cm since then. The one in the picture is my first frag of it. I never see any white growth zones on it, It only gets pale purple tips as it grows. The growth sure does respond to feeding, in the last couple of months (since I removed the skimmer) the growth has accelerated.

I bought the LED's from this store. http://stores.ebay.com/acrc/category3018047018-/_i.html?_fsub=3018047018

Some friends of mine has done the same and we all built DIY lights. So far everyone have had great success with their SPS corals under this lighting. I have mixed 20 pcs. 16K 10W chips with 2 pcs. 10K 50W. So I have 2x54W Actinic T5 + 20x10W + 2x50W = a total of 408W but I'm running the 10W:s on about 9W now so that's about 388W when it's 100% on. I think that's sufficient for a 340 liter tank.. ;P

The chips I use:

http://cgi.ebay.com/10W-16000K-High-Power-800LM-LED-Lamp-Blub-Aquarium-/270693085458?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0690b112#ht_1545wt_922

http://cgi.ebay.com/50W-10000K-High-Power-4000LM-LED-Panel-Aquarium-/270723067230?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f085a2d5e#ht_1038wt_922

dtyharry
08-13-2011, 09:34 AM
These are the kinds of photographs which need to be posted on the naysayers boards like rc to show them what can be achieved by a properly constructed scrubber. These sites need to be flooded until they cannot deny it any more.
I am surprised more people do not post proper pictures here, lack of photographic knowledge or lack of success?
It certainly worked in this case!!

maglofster
08-13-2011, 09:39 AM
I do have a thread on RC about this tank, but I have gotten very few comments on it. After the ATS was introduced almost no comments.. :)

Doompie
08-13-2011, 10:28 AM
Assuming you're also Dutch, would be nice to start a thread on zeewaterforum.info (main Dutch reefers forum)

There is no one there known to this method..

I'm still in the building phase of the aquarium and scrubber..hope to get started early winter...


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maglofster
08-13-2011, 01:31 PM
Actually I'm from Sweden, but we get a lot of stuff to our stores from Dejong :)

I think you should start a thread on your forum. I did so on the biggest swedish reef-forum, I made a summary as a PDF in swedish and posted it. As long as you keep it simple and just offer it as it is I think it will be a success.

Doompie
08-15-2011, 05:02 AM
Sorry for the mixup..

When i got mine running, I will definitely start a nice thread on that forum..

maglofster
08-19-2011, 11:48 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6188/6059814594_32819f19e7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6059814594/)

j0onahra3
08-29-2011, 09:42 PM
Wow! Thanks for all the nice comments! :)

Some more info:
I use the Fauna Marin Balling Light system to dose CA, MG and Alk. In this system you also put some trace elements in the containers, so that's about it when it comes to dosing. This dosing is all automated using a Profilux 4 channel doser. All food is still put in the tank manually and this is something I will have to fix eventually. I try to be as diverse as possible when it comes to food. I dose live phyto a couple of times every week plus live cultured copepods when my culture seems big enough. I use five types of dry coral food in random order every day during the week. I currently use: Reef Pearls, Salifert liquid coral food, Preis Coral-Energizer, D-D H20cean Pro+ SPS, NLS Reef Micro Feeder and Cyclop-Eeze. I dose more than three times the recommended amount of food and I'm guessing the recommendations are not for the corals, but rather the amount you should stick to so you won't get algae in the tank. Well, I have an ATS, so I dose more.. :P

Maintenance is really easy for this tank, I clean the ATS media once a week, I add RO top off water once a week and I have a powerhead in the sump which i start sometimes to get rid of detritus (food) that is building up in the sump, this powerhead I'm probably going to put on a timer and run nightly.

The camera I'm using is a Nikon D7000. I use it for stills and video.

Hi, what lens are you using with your Nikon D7000?
I have AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm lens that came with the Nikon D7000.
I know this is too basic, but what is yours?

Thanks.

Doompie
08-30-2011, 12:52 AM
Very interesting, i just came up with the power head in sump idea, and wondered if it would give an advantage.
What's your experience with it? Does it help?

maglofster
08-30-2011, 12:08 PM
Yeah, a powerhead in the sump works great for me. Keeps food particles from setting on the sump floor and start rotting. And also it's the perfect Ozone reactor using the using the air attachement on top och the "exahaust pipe" or what you would call it.. :)

mrbncal
08-30-2011, 10:32 PM
I run a sump pwrhd also.

Mrcgibb
09-05-2011, 11:27 AM
Strange that there is so much disbelievers in the ats people just seem to love having technology ie skimmers etc but I hate them they strip out everything including the trace elements we have to add lol , any way I hope once my scrubber is built it will achieve half the results you have had ;) amazing tank !!!

SantaMonica
09-05-2011, 01:55 PM
Remember that skimmers only remove food, not elements.

RandyAce
09-27-2011, 03:48 AM
hello again. can you post your DIY led lights please? :oops:

maglofster
09-30-2011, 08:56 AM
Well, you can check it out here: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showt ... 088&page=2 (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1957088&page=2)

Info is kind of sparse, so just fire away if you have any questions.

RandyAce
11-09-2011, 12:48 AM
thanks for the link. what driver your using?

maglofster
11-13-2011, 07:42 AM
I'm using Meanwell drivers.

RandyAce
12-01-2011, 02:14 AM
Hello there! any update on your wonderful tank?

maglofster
12-13-2011, 01:50 PM
Everything is working nicely, SPS are growing like mad. I'm working on a small vid to upload.

maglofster
01-23-2012, 12:08 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6750403089_059d94e374.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58065777@N04/6750403089/)

Just a quick update. Still only one SM-100, still no skimmer!

kerry
01-23-2012, 12:30 PM
WOW, just stunning!!!!

maglofster
01-23-2012, 02:34 PM
WOW, just stunning!!!!

Thanks man! :) Comments like that makes my day! :)

kerry
01-23-2012, 02:47 PM
One of these days I will be there. For the time being I am working on getting three kids grown up first. Two of them will be off to college in about a year or so and the youngest will be about 5 years.

SantaMonica
01-23-2012, 03:20 PM
Yes Mag's tank is the model for the shopping cart.

RandyAce
01-23-2012, 07:14 PM
WOW!! this is so nice to look up.. wow!

mess7777
03-27-2012, 10:38 AM
very nice job and encouraging results

gmoney243
04-02-2012, 09:29 PM
Great looking tank!