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RkyRickstr
10-16-2012, 04:09 PM
Hey guys i will be posting pics of my 60 cube here.

But first i wanted to share with you my biggest accomplishment in this hobby in over 10yrs!!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1475.jpg


I think this calls for a drink.. I will chug an october fest in honor of each member in this site.

Long live the scrubber!!. Lol

Garf
10-16-2012, 04:28 PM
Secret please, Mr Smug

RkyRickstr
10-16-2012, 04:55 PM
that freakin brown algae... I dunno why but the yellow and brown stuff i'm growing is vanishing Phosphate.. and I am NOT going to complain sir!.. lol

I'm thinking the combination of the scrubber with the vinegar and kalk is doing the trick.. I'm loving it... last bit of green algae in the Display is looking like crap.. first time in months...

Plus I think the rock is finally done leaching phosphate.

sklywag
10-16-2012, 05:25 PM
It's been an hour. Where's our pictures?

kerry
10-16-2012, 05:41 PM
I want my pitcher of beer too!!!! Where they at!!!!

RkyRickstr
10-16-2012, 05:59 PM
If they are a bit crooked its the Beer!

View from Dinner table.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1476.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1477.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1479.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1480.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1481.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1482.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1483.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1484.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1485.jpg


They are crappy phone pics... hope u like!

kerry
10-16-2012, 06:00 PM
That brain is awesome!! Oh, and welcome to the zero club!!!!!!!

RkyRickstr
10-16-2012, 06:37 PM
thanks kerry.. after looking at the pics they look really washed off.. colors are definitely better than the crappy pics.

Ace25
10-16-2012, 06:54 PM
Not trying to burst your bubble, but did you run the test a few times? I got 0.00 many times using the egg checkers. For the price they are a great tool, but I always run the test a few times and get take an average with the egg checkers. The big meter seems to be more reliable for me but cost a lot more. One time I got 0.00, .21, and .13 all in a row with the egg checker, where as with the big meter I got .13 twice and .14 with the same water.

RkyRickstr
10-16-2012, 07:04 PM
yup.. run the check twice. Not only that but I can tell by the display..

two days ago it was at .06 with same tester, today at 0 and the only reason why I decided to run the test in the first place is because I came in from work and noticed all the algae in the display yellow, dying..

sklywag
10-16-2012, 08:43 PM
And they say scrubbers don't make nice reefs.

RkyRickstr
10-23-2012, 09:14 AM
Few more crapy phone pics... Hope u like.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1498.jpg


http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1499.jpg


http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1503.jpg


http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1504.jpg


http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1505.jpg


http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1506.jpg


http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1507.jpg


http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1508.jpg


http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1510.jpg


http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1511.jpg



http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1513.jpg


http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1517.jpg


http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1518.jpg

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Ace25
10-23-2012, 09:16 AM
Absolutely perfect water it looks like from the SPS polyp extension. Well done!

firebird
10-25-2012, 02:57 PM
looking really good:)

RkyRickstr
10-26-2012, 12:16 PM
Thanks guys.

I hate that i clean the screen and phos immetiately goes up to .03.. still not too bad, but i wish there was a way to avoid that.

SantaMonica
10-26-2012, 04:15 PM
One thing to experiment with is how long you can let the screen go before measurements go up. When they start going up, the amount of algae dying on the screen is greater than the amount of new algae that's growing.

RkyRickstr
10-27-2012, 08:48 AM
Yes, but i will still get the spike when i clean it.. after a week or after a month.. its no big deal, just anoying.. i think the only fix is dual scrubbers alternating screens.. although if one scrubber can handle 2 cubes and im feefing four, then it would mean id still have a spike while the second scrubber kicks in.. is a no win.

Ace25
10-27-2012, 09:15 AM
Yup, happens to us all Ricky.. for 2-3 days after cleaning levels are higher and I get more green film on the glass. One of the drawbacks of using a single screen. My first scrubber was dual screen and worked better, but like you said, if each screen can only handle 1/2 the food then you still have a small spike after cleaning.

RkyRickstr
10-27-2012, 10:07 AM
Heres before and after pics of sump.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1466.jpg


After :)

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1553.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1546.jpg

sabbath
10-27-2012, 12:46 PM
Nice ATS! Did you remove the AUS Hog.5? What is filtering the tank while the L2 gets going?

RkyRickstr
10-27-2012, 06:51 PM
Thanks bud.. you should get one ;)

Yes UAS was a failure for me.. I tried running one as sole filtration and my p went up significantly, then I tried the HOG and three weeks later still no growth.. so I tossed it.

My filtration for now Is just the live rock.. I might do a few water changes depending where my n and p are in a day or two. I also have a reactor, gac and gfo handy if I need it.

SantaMonica
10-27-2012, 07:41 PM
Did you bend the UAS screen back away from the glass, and drill water holes on the other side of the inside cover? Turns out this makes the difference in growth when nutrients are not high (provides more flow inside the cover, and keeps the screen 1" away from the LEDs)

RkyRickstr
10-28-2012, 08:45 AM
Yup.. i got me a 1/4" drill bit and openned up holes on the botom and sides.. I used a tiny ziptie to get it to lay flat and I put if for a week In my display to see if it gets more nutrients delivered... It barely had a yellow hint on the screen.

SantaMonica
10-28-2012, 10:14 AM
Sounds like the lights never turned off.

RkyRickstr
10-28-2012, 03:37 PM
8hrs a day on my reef keeper

RkyRickstr
11-01-2012, 09:20 AM
Well, took watever was still alive to my buddys house yesterday.. tank has live rock.. or should i say half dead rock only.

Got power this morning and hooked everything back up.

Obviously im gonna have a spike. Should I feed while the tank recoups to help the scrubber or are the nutrients from the spike good enough?

SantaMonica
11-01-2012, 09:37 AM
Don't feed.

RkyRickstr
11-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Sandy gave me a beating. But couldnt take me out. Here is tank back up. Scrubber handled spike beautifully.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1594.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1595.jpg

Got me a wild true perc pair.. pic dont do em justice

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1590.jpg

SantaMonica
11-17-2012, 09:17 PM
Way to get goin'...

RkyRickstr
11-18-2012, 07:58 AM
Thanks sm. Here are test results as of today.

Ca 420
Alk 9.4
Mag 1360
No3 undetectable
Po4 .0
Sg 1.028
Temp 79

Will post pics of scrubber growth soon.

RkyRickstr
12-06-2012, 04:37 PM
A quick update on the cube..

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1724.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1699.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1709.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1710.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1711.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1721.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1722.jpg



Sump in basement ...

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/IMAG1728.jpg



Hope you like, pls comment.

SantaMonica
12-06-2012, 05:01 PM
Let the encrusting begin :)

tebo
12-08-2012, 02:37 PM
This is a beautiful aquarium

congratulations

RkyRickstr
01-12-2013, 10:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1lpECn8ofc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

12k setting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBlRlBr8AYE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

My first youtube vids.. lol

Please comment.

duganderson
01-24-2013, 12:10 PM
Awesome tank......great work.

P.S. The HOG.5 UAS you gave me is starting to work. I'm pumped. Thanks!

RkyRickstr
01-27-2013, 11:32 PM
Good stuff... Hope it works for ya.

RkyRickstr
02-02-2013, 08:17 PM
Decided to make the Cube and SPS ONLY tank.. almost every other coral is gone.. ton of new stuff... but everything is still too small.

I am now Running.. scrubber, skimmer and Carbon. Water Is cristal clear.. Nicest Its ever looked..

ENJOY!!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/20130202_211312_zps269e4641.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/20130202_211253_zps852d09b9.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/20130201_204553_zpsf5f3544f.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/20130201_204457_zps72143ede.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/20130201_204027_zpsc93bee46.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/20130201_204042_zps7e3a7b4c.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/20130201_204008_zps957a2394.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/20130201_203626_zpscaeae7ce.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/20130202_211930_zps6134fa94.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/Ansphire/20130202_212011_zps8851a5a5.jpg

sabbath
02-03-2013, 04:10 AM
Looks great. Cool to see a full SPS tank!

tebo
02-04-2013, 11:44 AM
Wow amazing are you feeding the corals

RkyRickstr
02-04-2013, 07:27 PM
yup, arroz con habichuelas

jerome
06-08-2013, 07:49 AM
hello

very nice tank , you are no problém with the color of your water> yellow??

iiluisii
07-07-2013, 11:33 PM
yup, arroz con habichuelas
I feed mine arroz con gandules lol

RkyRickstr
07-11-2013, 03:06 PM
Lol.. yes jerome I realized how yellow the water was when I added the carbon and then it was very clear