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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    Whole pile of updates coming in soon, lots of goodies either arrived or about to arrive. PAR meter. MOAR LED'S for the main fixtures. High end refugium light. water testing schtuff. New and pretty frag. The PAR meter arrived last week. It has actually already driven me to make some...
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    Tried a DIY option..... and I found a DIY that I can not D. Looked absolutely terrible and only lasted 10 minutes on the tank before I binned it. So I'm looking at a few of the more commercial options.
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    A touch of bad news, I had my first fish loss about a week ago. My Lawnmower Blenny managed a successful escape, and was found on the carpet behind the tank. He was quite dried out by that point. Shame, he was a fun one. I haven't found another locally. I do need to start looking into...
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    Hmmmm, forum seems to be having some issues. A lot of icons for editing the posts are now coming up as their alternate text on Chrome. I hope that gets fixed soon, not much maintenance being done to the site here these days. Anyway, long time coming on this post. May not seem like much...
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    Let's lead with a full-tank shot, then get into the details of a decently big update. I'll split it into good-news and bad-news posts since I have some of both. Actually, I may have a few posts the next few days to show some of the changes. First the good news. Tank is still quite stable...
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    Thank you. It's still got a long way to go until I've reached my goals, but I'm in this for the long haul, so as long as it continues to be healthy and progress in the right direction, I'm happy. I'm finally starting to see some critters in the rock which makes me happy. I have some small...
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    Should have some fun updates in a couple weeks on some lighting stuff. Assuming what I'm about to try actually works. In the meantime, I really need to figure out how to get good photos of things in the tank under the regular lighting. My Acuta has completely changed in the past few weeks...
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    Good news, kinda, after tearing the control module apart. It's fairly easy to swap in meanwell APC LED driver modules. Even better news, the blue LED's that I swapped are capable of running up to 1000ma. From memory, I believe these LED's originally ran 350mah drivers. So I've got a pair...
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    I need to get some pictures again soon, a pair of Bangai cardinals went in yesterday. Starting to finally have what I'm looking for in livestock, I'd say about 50% capacity now for fish. I'm starting to see some bright green in my Kenya tree too, and it's definitely bigger than it was last...
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    More livestock added. Nothing spectacular, a lawnmower blenny and some turbo snails. Still struggling with color on the montipora, and I think one half of the frag is now dead. I can't see any polyps at all on it. Growth appears to have stopped as well. The other half is still kicking, and...
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    I made some 3D printed hangers that hang the plumbing off that back crossbar I had welded into the stand. For the return lines I used 3/4" PVC. -Hans
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    I'm still struggling with pale colors on my montipora. It's an extremely pale pink, almost white, but obviously growing and with good polyp extension. The Damicornis did get some color back, and the favia really hasn't changed at all since I put it in. I need to track down the cause and...
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    Yep, your bog-standard toadstool mushroom but with really long polyps it seems. Pretty much doubled in size since I put it in the tank. More updates to come, been busy over here the past few weeks with a lot of things. -Hans
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    The Return of Hans - A 150 Gallon SCA Mixed Reef Build

    I finally hard-plumbed the sump to my change water tank and to the house drain. so water changes are now just a case of plugging and unplugging pumps. I'll have the Profilux control it all in the future but I want to make sure a few things are taken care of first, mainly getting a good...
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    someone convince me please...

    Very nice dimensions, just like mine but wider. You're going to really like that footprint.
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