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    Brazilian SPS tanks DBS no water change

    This is a realy interesting thread. Brazilian tanks showcased. SPS ridden DSB and no water changes in years.

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...5&pagenumber=1

    Have fun!

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    He's running 3 tunze skimmers, i'm sure that would help

    Thats a insane tank!
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    50 Gal SPS/LPS Mixed Reef
    25 Gal Fuge
    Neptune Aquacontroller
    Pro Cal Calcium Reactor
    Acrylic City Kalk Reactor
    Euroreef CS6-3 Skimmer
    2x175W MH 1x250W MH 2x65W Actinics

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    I read that a month or so go while I was doing my last water change:biggrinbo
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    He must be dosing some suppliments tho, i do water changes so i don't really have to, i've been really busy with school and two jobs so i haven't really done a water change on my tank in over a month, but i can tell the difference in my clams, but my corals are all still doing great, some of them even better
    Mark
    50 Gal SPS/LPS Mixed Reef
    25 Gal Fuge
    Neptune Aquacontroller
    Pro Cal Calcium Reactor
    Acrylic City Kalk Reactor
    Euroreef CS6-3 Skimmer
    2x175W MH 1x250W MH 2x65W Actinics

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    My God the pic on page 4 is just fantastic,you dont get to see to many nice Reefs like that.
    His maintenance routine is a very low maintenance setup.

    Well he uses no supplements except for Koralvit Combi and a C.R. and feeds with phytoplan.
    He used water from the ocean to set it up,thats always the best,and natural sunlight with his 10k MH and actinics.

    Preety Good I think I got to move out south for my Reef. :biglaugh2
    HTH

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    Pompe de Remonte PCX55
    Reef Octopus SRO-5000SSS
    Reacteur Sulphur H&S Pour Nitrate
    2x Phosban 550

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    Totoka LR 50lb
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    Im constantly thinking of moving south to set up an outside system. Also the warm weather is a big factor!!!!!!! Actualy, Im going to try the outside thing here with some green houses over everything...

    This thread is one Id like for all the ADDITIVE ADDICTS to see, for them to compare their results to this guys, and then CH CHING, CH CHING, CH CHING, count how much $$$$$ they might have saved, all to the advantage of the SPS!!!

    Prety cool about the DSB too, against the trends... What are you running on your tank Robin?

    On my old tank I went 5 months with out doing a water change, there was virtualy no algea anywhere. Mind you it was lightly stocked and very underfed. I wonder how much this guy feeds?
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    I had seen the pics somewhere before but reading the actual thread was fun. Thanks for the link to a very nice tank. A bit odd in dimentions don't you think.

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    I have been doing some reading and research into lighting a SPS tank with natural sunlight. In places that are sub tropical or tropical such as Florida and Arizona for example, many people are doing it using solar tubes. In those climates you only need to supplement with flourescants for evening viewing and the actinics will also bring out the "punch" in the colors. Another added benefit of using the solar tubes is that along with the natural sunlight and daily sun pattern moving across the tank, you also get the natural moonlight, real phases and all, including even moon glitter lines on a clear night!! Corals, fish, clams, etc... all behave very different and all spawn regularly. I am very anxious to set up my new system this way. It's going to be a very different adventure and way of keeping a tank then what I'm used to. I'll also be using natural seawater.

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    Hey flycut, the dimentions of the tank are to maximise on his 400w lamps, makes sence I think.

    Tout, what are solar tubes?
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    Cool

    I guess greg you'd really have to plan out the location of tank and install possible skylight? over the tank.

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