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About jvalentine83

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    Reef Keeper
  • Birthday 04/15/1983

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    Cedar Park
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    Reefer 350
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  1. jvalentine83

    Jacob's Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

    Its been a while since I updated, tank is doing great! Here is some shots of new and growing coral!
  2. jvalentine83

    Any LFS open today?

    It being Easter I wasnt sure. Anyone know if anything is open?
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    Jacob's Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

    Quick Video: 20190413_171650.mp4
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    Jacob's Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

    Alright.....tank finished cycling about 2 1/2 weeks ago and I've begun to slowly stock the tank!! Current inhabitants are as follows.... Fish and Inverts: (2) DaVinci Clownfish (2) Banggai Cardinalfish (1) Sunburst Anthias (1) Sand Sifting Starfish (1) Cleaner Shrimp (10) Snails (7) Hermit Crabs (1) Christmas Hermit Coral: Hammer Torch GSP Green/Orange Ricordea Mushroom Blue Rhodactis Mushroom Nirvana Zoas Duncans Red Gonoporia Teal and Red Acan Lord
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    Jacob's Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

    Cycling finally completed on Thursday of last week! And my skimmer came in:
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    Jacob's Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

    Still waiting on the cycle to finish but grabbed a few shots after installing some under cabinet sump lighting!
  7. jvalentine83

    Greetings Programs

    Welcome to ARC!
  8. jvalentine83

    Jacob's Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

    after consideration, I decided to take the rock off the glass. I liked the look, but you are right....it'll be hard to control detritus buildup. Here is a video of the new scape: 20190325_195536.mp4
  9. Glad I got to meet some of you! Had a fun time! Thanks to all who made it possible!
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    Jacob's Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

    Finally got my lights in! Went with the Kessil AP700 over the two A360X's, mainly because its more than enough light for a mixed reef. If I move to a more SPS Dominant tank in the years to come I may upgrade..
  11. jvalentine83

    Jacob's Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

    \ New Aquascape!
  12. jvalentine83

    Jacob's Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

    Finally got water, sand, and rocks into the tank!! This is not the final aquascape, just put all the rocks in to make sure they cycle fully. I'll aquascape in a few days and update the thread
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    Red Sea Coral Pro Salt

    You are correct, I mixed it up in the display tank, not in a mixing tank. But I have no sand or rock in the display tank. The only reason I chose to mix the salt in the display tank was I dont have a container large enough to mix the water for this sized tank, 91 gallons :/
  14. jvalentine83

    Red Sea Coral Pro Salt

    Last night I began to start up my Red Sea Reefer 350. I filled it up with RO/DI water (BRS 7 Stage RO/DI), ensured no leaks and that it ran fine. No sand or rocks in the tank yet. Put a Maxspect Gyre xf330 pump in and began adding Red Sea Coral Pro salt into the tank and letting the Gyre and my return pump (Sicce Syncra Silent 4.0) do the mixing. Water temp was about 70 at this point. Got the salinity up to 1.026, added a heater set to 78, and made sure to scrape the bottom of the tank to kick up any salt that may have settled and watched it for a few hours, hoping for the water to clear. By the time I went to sleep it was still a bit cloudy but clearing up overall. However when I woke up this morning it was MUCH cloudier than when I went to sleep. A thin white layer had formed on the Gyre and bottom of the tank (didn't really look like salt deposits though?). Anyone else have this issue? Will it clear up eventually or did I mess something up?
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    Jacob's Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

    Got the stand built! Put the aquarium on the stand and got everything connected this morning. Waiting on a few equipment shipments to arrive and my rock to finish cycling before adding water. Just must remain patient
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