Marty's Reef

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Marty's Reef

Postby seth » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:36 pm

Low-cost, Low-tech, Low Maintenance

How it looks now:

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Table of Contents

(Please note that most information about equipments on the links are old and outdated, I started posting in RP around 2005, ang kengkoy pa namin nun at sobrang newbie pa ako back then... actually newbie pa rin ako, even after all these years. :)

And be also wary of my old, outdated and highly opinionated dumbass posts. :lol:)


Tank Archives:

It all began here
The 50 gallon Tank, now decommissioned.


Projects:

DIY Light Reflector for CFLs and MH
Mesh Modification for Queen and Jebo Skimmers
The DIY Saltmix Project (Original Thread) (Sroll down this page for more details)
DIY External Wavemaker Project (Still Beta)
Spotlight LED Arrays and Light Hanger for a Cube
DIY Wooden Air Diffuser

Current Tank Journal:


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LED Fixtures for the Tank
Tank Stand, One and Done
First Inhabitants
More Frags
Light Hanger and Subtank Done
Tank Mishap and System Revamp
Tank tour, Frag donations, Frag Swaps and mini get-together
The New Light Array
End of March Update
Frag Swap, Group Buy and Tank Tour at radj's
Labor Day Frag Swap (again) and the Bayanihan Tank Tour
June 23, 2013 Mini Assembly of Old and New RP Members
First (and probably last) Video of the Tank Before the Big Upgrade
Gearing up for the Big Upgrade (2x6-feet tanks) and some Future Plans
One-day Tank Group Project
Tank Stand, done. DIY Rocks



Hey all,

I'm slowly (as in 56k modem slow) rebuilding my tank again, and I'll be posting all my projects (including old DIY group projects) here, para hindi matabunan and to serve as my future reference and for the benefit of others as well.

Here's the old 20 gallon

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This was given to me by my wife as a birthday present wayyyyy wayyy back before I had enough knowledge to properly set up a marine tank.

For a more detailed summary of my (mis)adventures, click here: http://joomla.reefphilippines.com/forum ... =21&t=1682

The 50 gallon is now offline, I gave all my corals to friends. Most of them are not active in the forum or are non-forum members. Sad to say all my fishes died.

Here's the 20 gallon now, converted into a shallow tank. I resealed it just before our baby's birthday:

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Which shattered when I attempted to drill it. See the table of contents for more mishaps.

My goal is to have a very simple, low-tech and low-maintenance tank.

Setup:


Lighting:
5x10watt Hybrid LED Multichips

Filtration:
Activated carbon, Granular Ferric Oxide, filter floss

Circulation: 2 12-watt Sunsun JVP-102

Maintenance:

DAILY
-Topoff
-Feeding of fishes (2-3x daily with Tetrabits, NLS Pellets and other prepared food)

WEEKLY
-Rinsing of filter floss
-Rinsing of activated carbon with hydrogen peroxide
-Feeding of corals with baker's yeast and DIY coral food

MONTHLY
-Equipment cleanup
-6 gallons WC

Livestocks:

2 Percula ocellaris (False Percula clownfish)
3 Sphaeramia nematoptera (Pajama cardinal)
1Chrysiptera parasema (Yellowtail Damselfish)
1 A. Clarkii (African Clown)
1 Lysmata shrimp
2 Nassarius snails
1 Astrea snail

Corals:

Zoantharians:Zoanthus spp, Palythoa spp
Corallimorpharians: actinodiscus spp, ricordea yuma, rhodactis spp.

Soft corals: Litophyton spp., Sarcophyton sp. (Toadstool coral), Pachyclavularia (green star polyps), Clavularia spp. and clavularia viridis (Clove polyps), hitchhiker anthelia, Cladiella spp., Rhumphella sp.

Large Stony Polyp corals: Plerogyra sinuosa (Bubble coral), Acanthastrea lordhowensis, 2 Trachyphyllia geoffroyi (Open brain corals) Scolymia spp, Blastomussa wellsi spp., Echinophyllia sp. (Chalice coral)

1 unidentified SPS coral

Macroalgae:
Halimeda discoidea, chaetomorpha and halimenya sp.


Most of what I have are mainly DIY. It's more of finding satisfaction in knowing I can do things myself, rather than finding savings. And you just cannot beat the feeling of creating something out of almost nothing. I am sort of a control freak, I like everything done by myself and I like total control over most things, like my tank for example. (Hence, the manual dosing and maintenance)

Some projects and modifications: (Credits to the original makers from RC, Nano-Reefs and old RP members. A big shoutout to old friends especially to shalom, critknight, wax_static, sid, roy_gt, vsnph, sp00k3d, dorado and nanokiper and to all the DIY fanatics. :D )

DIY rocks and plugs
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Meshmod Skimmer:
http://www.reefphilippines.com/forums/v ... php?t=4617

For Jebo/Queen Turbo Skimmers:

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For Reef Octopus Skimmers (Volute and Propeller Mods)

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Swabe ang air intake, hanggang ilalim ng chamber! :D

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Artificial Salt:

Original link:
http://www.reefphilippines.com/forums/v ... f=8&t=4248

Another thread by sid:
http://www.reefphilippines.com/forums/v ... f=8&t=7128

Here's the quick and easy photo guide:
http://martyumengan.blogspot.com/2012/1 ... water.html

Weigh everything, mix and store. :lol:

Other projects you guys may find useful (or not, whatever. :lol:)

The ongoing external pump project:
http://www.reefphilippines.com/forums/v ... =8&t=14181

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If you have more ideas regarding this project, please pm me. :D

Easy light spectrometer/spectrograph
http://www.reefphilippines.com/forums/v ... =8&t=15242

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DIY Airlifts (for power outages):

From snailman: http://www.hawkfish.org/snailman/diyairlift.htm

A quick video of how it works and how to make one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-NxXxdRFog

I'll be posting more pictures, projects and tank updates soon. (Di pa rin kami nakakauwi sa Pasay, andoon yung mga DIY ko. :lol:)
Last edited by seth on Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:08 pm, edited 37 times in total.
Cheers,
Marty



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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby thurrmac » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:38 pm

subscribed... :D
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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby choypogi07 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:41 pm

abangerz.. :twisted: :mrgreen:
corals die faster than fish when even one of your parameters is off the charts..
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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby seth » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:50 pm

Wag kayong ganyan, nape-pressure ako! :lol:

Will post some pics later. :)
Cheers,
Marty



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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby potring » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:47 pm

antagal naman bro seth nyahahahah para madagdagan pressure mo :twisted: jk/
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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby seth » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:10 pm

Hahahaha wag! :lol: Lalo akong naaatat eh, haha!

Mga lumang pictures ng DIY Salt:

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Dito ginamit yan (credits to the respective tank owners, na mga ninong din ni Seth haha)

NSW+DIY Salt

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IO/DIY Salt
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Coral Food (We also used this for dorado and vsnph's NPS tanks a few years back)

Chlorella, cyclopeeze, dulong, carrageenan, vita chem, selcon, amino acids and sodium ascorbate

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DIY MH Reflector:

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Haiyang Stream Pump Mod:

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Cheers,
Marty



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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby seth » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:14 pm

Eto naman yung gagamitin ko na magkahalong DIY Rocks at mga lumang dried sea rocks
(already cured, eto sila ngayon)

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and here's some popcorn habang nag-aantay kayo. :lol:

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Till next update! :D
Cheers,
Marty



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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby richardhao » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:32 pm

Sir any instructions on how to make diy rocks?
75gal fowlr, 50 gal sump, 45gal cube, hf17 return, ro dnw150
Sunsun 12 Watts, 150watts LED, Teco TR-20 chiller
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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby seth » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:04 pm

@richard here you go:

http://www.reefphilippines.com/forums/v ... cec5146491

More details (and a very exhaustive thread) here:
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807988

You can experiment with the ratios of cement, sand, rocks and salt. And let it slowly dry in a dark, covered place. DO NOT dry in full sun. Mas maganda yung slow dried para hindi mabiyak, tapos tsaka mo ibababad sa FW kapag matigas na talaga. :)

DIY Rocks are good, and you are also helping the reefs by not buying rocks harvested from the beach. :)
Cheers,
Marty



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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby SlyDe » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:16 am

Liked! . ;) dami ko natutunan first page pa lang.
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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby thurrmac » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:27 am

astig ka marty... diy king :wink:
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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby Sea Turtle » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:04 am

NICE! para kang si kuya germs ah... walaaaaaang tulugan! :lol:
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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby seth » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:04 am

Sea Turtle wrote:NICE! para kang si kuya germs ah... walaaaaaang tulugan! :lol:


Hahahaha di kasi ako nakatulog katatawa dun sa trending video na "AMALAYER", yung chick na nagwawala sa LRT Santolan Station. :lol: Dinugo ako sa ingles eh. Hahaha

@Slyde, thurrmac salamat, mga kapatid. :) Updated yung first post, sinama ko na rin yung skimmer mods. Hehe si wax_static at roy_gt ang mga DIY kings dito, sa kanila lang ako nagpapatulong. :P
Cheers,
Marty



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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby seth » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:07 pm

Pampagana. :P

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Di ako makatapos ng ginagawa ko ang kulit ng anak ko. :lol:
Cheers,
Marty



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Re: Upcoming 20-Gallon Shallow Reef

Postby ranadikz12 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:00 pm

kaabang abang to marame tayo matutununa dito kay kua marty . .
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