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Zombies Ultra Automated 65g

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by zombie, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    That is all of the code for now. More will be added later when I get my backup wavemaker, start 2-part dosing, adjust my ATO code to its final form, etc. I will continue to update the thread as my code evolves or I add new devices.
     
  2. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    My neptune orange case for my "display" showed up today. I am using a Fire 8 HD with built in hands free Alexa that I got for like 20 bucks off craigslist. It displays large enough I can see tank parameters at a glance from the couch and I can use it to feed or control the tank without pulling out my phone or computer. Once Alexa support is added (coming very soon) I can use it for voice controls for the fish tank.
     

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  3. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Great work documenting your code here. I know that will help many people.
     
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  4. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    It looks like the cycle has finished and I have a healthy bloom of diatoms and green hair algae that my crew of 15 ceriths is taking down pretty well.

    Ammonia and nitrite undetectable, nitrate hovering around 16 ppm and phosphate is around 0.16.

    I will be equalizing the water between the two tanks by tossing out 4 gallons from the biocube, replacing it with 4 gallons from the new tank, and replacing that with New salt water. I will do this daily starting tomorrow for 5-7 days and then move everything over.

    My backup gyre xf230 with apex adaptor shows up tomorrow and the coding idea I have for it is gonna be epic. I will be utilizing the new percent feature and an unused varspd outlet to drive profile changes based on wizard input.
     
  5. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Got all the livestock and biocube rock switched over today. The cycle finished about a week ago and I have spent the last week getting all the parameters matched exactly. 20180425_200145.jpg 20180425_200136.jpg 20180425_195646.jpg

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  6. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Added a bunch of coral from ReefED. Pics don't do them justice. Still trying to figure out the best lighting iso and shutter speed settings on my phone for a proper pic. I think I am getting closer since I did some adjustments with my Rasta zoas today and that is real close to real life.

    Gonzo blood red mille
    Gonzo orange mille
    Gonzo mystic sunset monti
    Rainbow monti
    Indo gold torch
    Dragon soul torch
    God of war contest paly
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  7. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Picked up some fish and shrimp that are starting QT in the biocube. Biocube still has sand and a couple leftover pieces of live rock. I plan on seeding a sponge filter, doing tank transfer method once adequately seeded with my 10g and then back into the biocube for remainder of QT. The starry looks pest free and I have shrimp with it so I will only use meds if I see a problem.

    Added:
    Starry blenny
    Fire Shrimp
    Shunk Cleaner
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  8. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    I got some new corals today, moved over some I had in QT while I was out of town and rearranged a few.

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  9. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Got the Blenny and Skunk in the tank Thursday after 4 weeks of QT and no noticeable issues so I just did the FW dip entering and exiting QT without doing meds. The fire shrimp died about 2-3 weeks in from what I assume was a shrimp battle since both were eating like pigs and had sucessful molts on day 1 in the tank.

    Picked up a flame from fitz that has been a model citizen in his tank for years with coral. Should have a good chance he won't nip anything, but the biocube is prepared to take the acans out if he develops a taste for them. Every other coral I have is similar to coral in Fitz's tank that he didn't touch so should be good there. Since this is a well established fish and not from the ocean or LFS, the plan is to FW dip for 1 min to verify no external parasites (already done and nothing came out), QT for approx 2 weeks until it's happily eating and low stress, then add to main tank. 20180526_191621.jpg

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  10. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    So the Blenny has become an expert in the art of whack-a-mole 20180527_121809.jpg

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  11. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    So the apex on my biocube decided to corrupt itself and has to be sent in for repairs. Because of this, I played an audible and just transferred the flame over to the 65g even though I wanted to finish QT. Considering he came from a healthy disease free 300dd, I felt safer transferring over than risking something going wrong in the temporary setup without an apex or ATO.

    Once the apex is repaired, the next fish will either be a mandarin or an exquisite wrasse. In most cases I would not consider a mandarin this early but my pod density during daylight on the back glass and surface of rock is about 30-50 pods per square inch with about 10 of those being 2-3mm in length. On the glass alone I have about 100 days worth of pods to support a mandarin of they stopped breeding today.

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  12. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    There is a minor cyano outbreak on the sand but that should clear up fairly soon and is expected at this age of sand. 20180528_155520-1920x1440.jpg

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  13. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I’m going to steel some of your code for alerts.
     
  14. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Steal as much as you want. That's exactly why it's there.

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  15. Fantastic build thread! Following.
     
  16. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Mandarin finished observational QT and just got added to the tank today.

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  17. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Got a McCoskers and a purple firefish in observational QT after a 1 hour prazi bath with no sign of flukes.

    Updated stock list
    Flame Angel
    2 snowflake clowns
    Starry Blenny
    Mandarin Goby
    Purple Firefish
    McCoskers Flasher Wrasse
    Shrunk Cleaner Shrimp
    Misc cleanup crew


    To be added
    One of
    - Exquisite Wrasse
    - Rhomboid Wrasse

    Shrimp goby pair still undecided which kind.
    20180629_194403-1440x1920.jpg

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  18. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Updated full tank shot. First pic is a couple weeks in after adding most coral. Second pic is now (3 months after original pic). SPS growth rate is outstanding with this setup. Most sticks are growing at a rate of 1-2" in that timespan (except a few which seem to be expending all their energy on encrusting and haven't gained much height).

    20180528_155520-1920x1440.jpg 20180901_215332-2048x1536.jpg

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    Last edited: Sep 1, 2018
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  19. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

  20. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nighttime Full Tank Shot as close to reality as I could get. 20180905_220654-3024x1470.jpg

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