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    Aquavista99's 400g SPS system (300g display/125g refugium)

    After months of waiting without a tank, my new 300 gallon custom three sided starphire glass aquarium built by Marineland (Perfecto) has finally arrived. The new tank will be connected to a 125 gallon glass refugium aquarium filled with mangroves and chaetomorpha macro algae.





    With a "high flow" theme in mind, the substrate for my new aquarium will be a mixture of Tonga reef sand (Tropic Eden) and coral fragments (GEN-X).







    Flow will be powered by four Vortech pumps with three battery backup units. I recently added two new Vortech pumps to go along with my two existing Vortech pumps.





    With any new build, lots of reef salt will be needed!




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    Re: My new 300 gallon starphire SPS tank w/ 125 gallon refugium

    If you are looking for some nice established mangroves. I am seriously considering selling mine.

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    Re: My new 300 gallon starphire SPS tank w/ 125 gallon refugium

    One thing about the mangroves. I saw you kept them before. How did you keep up with the Mg levels, since the mangroves seem to love it.

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    Re: My new 300 gallon starphire SPS tank w/ 125 gallon refugium

    Quote Originally Posted by Vinnbelle1
    One thing about the mangroves. I saw you kept them before. How did you keep up with the Mg levels, since the mangroves seem to love it.
    I lost three mangroves during the move to the new house in November but the others are doing well. I heard mangroves do not transport well after the roots develop. I have never tested for magnesium before so the only thing I can say is that both my corals and mangroves are very colorful. If not, I would start testing. On a side note, my large calcium reactor media adds magnesium to my reef everyday, along with calcium, carbonate, and potassium. Just not sure how much unless I start testing for it.




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    Re: My new 300 gallon starphire SPS tank w/ 125 gallon refugium

    AWESOME! but yes you do not want to transfer mangroves after they have rooted! They will most likely die unfortunatly..
    J.B.

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    Can't wait to see this setup.. nice tank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by P. Jibles
    AWESOME! but yes you do not want to transfer mangroves after they have rooted! They will most likely die unfortunatly..
    I agree. I lost three, but five survived. They do not transfer well once they become established.

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    Re: My new 300 gallon starphire SPS tank w/ 125 gallon refugium

    Quote Originally Posted by itzgtd
    Can't wait to see this setup.. nice tank!
    Thanks for the compliment, itzgtd! l plan to use much of the same equipment for the new aquarium as I used on my last aquarium, which includes access to five Lumenarc III reflectors, 400 watt Icecap ballasts, a large GEO calcium reactor and a large Euroreef RC 500 skimmer. Right now, everything is still hooked up to the Rubbermaid tub until I finish painting the background on my new tank and do the plumbing. The electrical work was completed months ago by a licensed electrician.








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    Re: My new 300 gallon starphire SPS tank w/ 125 gallon refugium

    Looks really cool, can't wait to see the setup on this!
    - Matthew

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    Quote Originally Posted by drimo
    Looks really cool, can't wait to see the setup on this!
    Thanks for the compliment, drimo! I am looking forward to finally having another aquarium up and running again as well.

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