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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Hero on August 23rd 2010, 12:44 am

Lol the tank looks like a sump. I would keep doing what you're doing. When the SG is restored to normal then start messing around with the tank, doing stuff such as cleaning and what not. Otherwise you would probably put more stress on the system.

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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 23rd 2010, 12:47 am

My thoughts exactly. I swear if you listened to my mom you would think she was the 16 year old. No patience what so ever man...
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Hero on August 23rd 2010, 1:02 am

Haha. Perfect.

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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 23rd 2010, 3:07 am

Heres a comparison between the average 75W Metal Halide Aquarium light and my 150W High Pressure Sodium grow light.


75W MH: Couldnt find any total numbers so il do it this way.

Lumens:1000-1250
Temp: 10,000K - 14,000k


150W HPS:

Lumens: 16,000
Temp: 3,500 or 4,000 I forget...

Granted, the lower tempature causes a severe cut in efficiency however the lumen nuke more than makes up for. I cant find the exact output chart for the two bulbs for comparison however if I remember correctly the 150W is overall 2 - 3 times as effective.
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Hero on August 23rd 2010, 11:15 am

At least you know what you're talking about!

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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Brent on August 23rd 2010, 11:42 am

I'm pretty much just like: blankface
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 23rd 2010, 11:13 pm

Yea...Growing was my thing for awhile...
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 25th 2010, 12:20 am

Okay I just tested the tank. After a gallon in about 24 hours of distilled water.

PH:8.8
Ammonia: .5
Nitrite:0
Nitrate: 20
SG: 1.036
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Hero on August 25th 2010, 12:44 am

Your aquarium is very unorthodox. Instead of the traditional freshwater, brackishwater, and marine tanks, you are keeping a brine aquarium!

Nitrate is really high by the way.. Your ammonia is looking to good either. But just keeping doing what you're doing until it becomes stable again.

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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 25th 2010, 12:50 am

I already knew they would be high. Im actually surprised at how low it is. I guess I am though huh? I should break out the brine shrimp hatchery >.>
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Hero on August 25th 2010, 12:59 am

Ha. That'd be sick. The only person I know with a brine aquarium.

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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 25th 2010, 1:02 am

You know what. Im going to!
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Post by Hero on August 25th 2010, 1:09 am

Lol. See if you can find other brine species besides shrimp.

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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 25th 2010, 1:11 am

Alright...Now I need the specific parameters for a "Brine Tank" lol
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Brent on August 25th 2010, 1:39 am

That would actually be pretty interesting if you decided to do it.

But I think somebody prefers a reef. Wink
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 25th 2010, 1:40 am

Yeah I do. Deffenitly more "rewarding" Wink
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 25th 2010, 2:44 am

Okay heres a friendly reminder to CLEAN YOUR SKIMMERS!!!


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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 25th 2010, 4:03 am

As of 4 AM SG is down to 1.032. I think i should be good to let it drip away until I get up. (factoring the HPS evaporating some)
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Hero on August 25th 2010, 11:45 am

Well as far as I can see there are only brine shrimp.. Mellow

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Re: My 20 Long

Post by ~ocean on August 25th 2010, 2:41 pm

^ lol not just a few too

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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Hero on August 25th 2010, 7:50 pm

Maybe you'll have more luck in finding other brine species besides shrimp.

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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 25th 2010, 10:40 pm

Nope..I couldnt find anything.
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 26th 2010, 1:03 pm

Okay I got the HOB fuge going again and im working on the SG still. Its finally registering on the meter in the numbered area lol. I just calculated my turnover to be around 40x/hour. If I ditch one of the powerheads I can get down to about 25-30, If I ditch both and move things around a bit and add my little Maxi-Jet 400 I should get around 15-20. Opinions? I could REALLY use those 2 Azoo-1200's for the 55. Its only got a koralia 1 in it.
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 26th 2010, 1:54 pm

Sent a e-mail to reef cleaners to talk to them about there opinions on anything extra. Also, whether I get the CUC this week or next week im def getting a mangrove pack this week. I plan on putting 2 or 3 in the 20L and the other 2 or 3 on the 55. That way we can get some good stuff going Wink
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Re: My 20 Long

Post by Bluntokian on August 26th 2010, 2:12 pm

SG is now perfectly on 1.026 Excited
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