80 gallon Tank Build with Luke

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Tank Series - Adding another Algae :)

We added Chaeto to the refugium this week, and man is it look good! We'll keep track of the growth and see if we can tell how the tank reacts to the new inhabitant. =D If all else fails with the grape culerpa, maybe we can start selling as the delicacy green caviar like in Japan!

Algaes in the Refuge:
Chaeto
Fern Culerpa
Grape Culerpa
Luarencia
Gracilaria
Ulva Lettuce
Unknown Algae
Just an FYI caulerpa is banned is several states. Especially in California

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/losa...ter_quality_issues/killer_algae_article.shtml
 
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Tank Series - Testing Par



Sorry we're a day late guys! Under the weather, but let's get to it and test some Par with the Apogee meter! Please keep in mind this is more or less going to give a good reference for what I have going, and show just how easy it is to use this meter. Technically my arm/hand probably got in the way for the reads since it has a wide lens to get the readings. :). But we have some great readings and my corals seem to be loving it! :D. Don't forget to go sign up for the giveaway before it ends!!




Apogee MQ-510 Sensor: https://pafish.me/MQ510



Apogee Sensor Wand: https://pafish.me/SensorWand



Vectra S2 Giveaway (Begins March 1st): https://premiumaquatics.com/content/ContestsGiveaways
 
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Tank Series - Vectra S2 WINNER ANNOUNCED, & a Special Delivery



We finally have fish again, and man are these 2 clowns absolutely stunning! I love their patterns! Congratulations to the winner of the Vectra S2 Jermaine! Make sure to follow along on all our social media platforms to find out when other give aways are and other special events happen!



Go show Sustainable Aquatics some love! We have carried their fish for many many years and appreciate everything they do for this hobby! http://sustainableaquatics.com/





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Tank Series - Tank Series - Hanna Checker Testing!



Today we are looking at the Hanna Instruments Hi-Reef 2 Test kit. These digital testers are awesome, and I highly recommend checking them out!!



Hanna Instruments Hi Reef 2: pafish.me/HiReef2

Hanna Instruments Alkalinity Checker: pafish.me/AlkChecker

Hanna Instruments Calcium Checker: pafish.me/CheckerCalcium

Hanna Phosphate ULR Checker: pafish.me/CheckerPhosphateULR

Hanna Salinity Meter: pafish.me/HannaSalinity

Hanna 35ppt Calibration Solution: pafish.me/Hanna35ppt





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Tank Series - Par results for the Reefbrite XHO Lighting



Take a lookie here at what par we're getting with just 4 48" XHO reefbrites. This testing method definitely is not lab grade, but it will give us a great idea of what we're looking at with this particular setup, and I'm pretty happy with it!





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Tank Series - Super Small Skimmer



We're letting the Nyos take a break from the heavy lifting and passing the torch on to the Tunze DOC 9004 protein skimmer! Let's see what this little beast can do! =)



Tunze DOC 9004 Protein Skimmer: https://pafish.me/T9004



 
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Tank Series - Is the Tunze Macro Reactor really all it's cracked up to be?



Let's take a look at the growth from around 3 weeks ago when I installed the reactor....did it work? HECK...YES.....is it worth it? HECK...YES....especially if you're on a space constraint, definitely check this out!

Tunze 3181 Algae Reactor: https://pafish.me/T3181Reactor



 
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