TGunn's First 37g in the Bay Area

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by tygunn, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Hmm do those images show up for anyone?

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  2. Baykes

    Baykes Webmaster

    I can't see them for some reason?
     
  3. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Guest

    I see the images on my PC, but not on Tapatalk....????
     
  4. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Okay I think the images should load now. I haven't posted direct links from Google Photos yet so I think I did it wrong. It may work now :)

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  5. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Guest

    I see them on both now...

    Jon
     
  6. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Excellent!
    For those using Google Photos the trick is to get a shareable link for all the pics you want to post. Then open that link and view each photo in the gallery. Right click and copy the image URL and they should show up.

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  7. Baykes

    Baykes Webmaster

    Yep can see the pics now, great looking tank!
     
  8. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    Yep research online about Bryposis vs high Magnesium.
     
  9. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Hmm so for more rock in my tank I wonder if I should do live rock (E.g. more of what I've got now) or just dead rock. If I had the space to cure it I would do diy.

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  10. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    Ty - did you get that fancy monti cap from Dick? I think I have a piece of that too and it hasn't grown much either but it seems like it is starting to grow vertically!
     
  11. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    I actually got that one from Neptune. It's been in there months and is only now growing upwards.

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  12. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Okay, so its time to think about a new light for my tank. I've got 24 DIY LEDS on my tank right now (50/50 royal blue and cool white)... Although they generally work, I really need to dim down the whites to get the 14-20k color temp I'm looking for. The fixture I'm using was also build for a 10g nano I had in the past, so its nowhere near wide enough to cover my tank at the moment.

    The viewable portion of my tank is:
    24" wide x 11" deep x 20" tall
    The full tank is 18" deep, but the back 7" is taken up by the integrated sump.

    I'm tempted to get a Kessil 360 for the tank, but I'm not sure if my whacky dimensions are going to cause problems. Thoughts?

    Oie. I sure wish I had a deeper tank. A 24" wide x 24" deep x 20" tall tank with a ghost overflow would suit me well.
     
  13. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    If you get the wide-lense 350/360 that should be fine. The spread is about 24" across.
     
  14. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    I suspect it will be more than ample lighting.

    Although I dunno if I want more light; the chalice frag Geneva gave me will likely just take over the entire tank then!

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  15. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    The kessil 360WE should cover the tank just fine. I run two kessil 360we's on my 40 gallon breeder.

    If you want automated color/intensity control you could get the Kessil Controller for around 100$. I have it currently and I'm happy with it.
     
  16. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    I'm thinking a wide Kessil will do the trick. I don't know if I'm too worried about the automation at this point. Just improving my light will be nice.

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  17. tygunn

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    I decided I'd also order an rw8 for the tank. I'd like to try the wider flow pattern out and am hoping it will have enough oomph the get a standing wave going in the tank.

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  18. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    My RW-8 arrived today. It gives a REALLY great burst of extra flow in the tank. Super happy with the results. I've got one of the WP10s pointed at the surface to give some crazy surface agitation.
    https://goo.gl/photos/ULpXQLwenp991hKX7
     
  19. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Wow that thing is pushing water! Look at that water sloshing back and forth.

    I made put my overflow box in too high for my tank. Sloshing like that would make me run out of water lol
     
  20. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    I'm fortunate that the divider to the sump in the back part of the tank is pretty low, so worse case it'll slosh over there. I'm probably going to tone it down a bit. I think the sloshing is almost to much. Haha.
     

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