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GlennF 1500L Reef running on the DSR Method ( Tank Zero )

Started by glennf, November 13, 2013, 04:29:00 am

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glennf

My thread starts with a FTS of my 1500 liter Tank using the DSR method !



go to the DSR Reefing website:
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Hij is en blijft mooi en veel succes met de website.... 8)

glennf

Quote from: Platax on November 16, 2013, 04:59:14 pm
Hij is en blijft mooi en veel succes met de website.... 8)


bedank karel, het zal hier voorlopig stil blijven, omdat ik dit nog niet breed communiceert naar buiten toe.
alles heeft zijn tijd nodig en ik heb geen haast.

glennf

Feeding the tank:

This is  how i prepare my daily food for the tank ,Step bij step (of course normally without exactly weighting all ingredients, i just grab some out of the freezer).

i start with some  random deep freeze food , total 30-40 gram


all goes into the bottle (minus the bottle weight)


This goes in also, both  one full spoon







glennf

These also goes into the mix:






fill it up with aquarium water:


Put on the lid and shake until all is mixed well :


Ready to feed:


glennf

Don't try this at home ....

That is my advice for anyone who don't have full control over his water quality.
i have manage to control my water parameters in such a way i can afford to do this.
Not any tank can take this kind of feeding without consequence.


glennf

Besides the manual feeding there are 2 feeding timers filled with SPS and LPS food
Each timer can feed twice per 24hours
the fist feed at 6:00 and 18:00
the second feed at 0:00 and 12:00
besides that is is possible to feed randomly bij pressing a button.

The 2 feeding timers:


The content:


The quantity per serving:



glennf

Also every 36 hour feeding of a culture freshly hatched Artemia eggs (one full teaspoon)










glennf


glennf

Feeding of the food mix with a turkey baster:

the comathus


the fish


the diodogorgia


the acalycigorgia


side shot of the tank during feeding:


trying to feed menellas:
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These picture were taken with one hand free with a samsung SGS-4A mobile phone.
The focus  is poor and color presentation don't resembles the reality.




glennf


glennf

ALL "FEEDING SESSIONS" PICTURES WERE TAKEN BY MYSELF WITH A SAMSUMG SGS-4A MOBILE PHONE, WITH ONLY ONE HAND FREE.

SO THE FOCUS AND COLOR REPRESENTATION ARE FAR FROM OPTIMAL .........!

glennf

Hatching Artemia eggs is pretty easy.
- First make you own hatching container!
- Take a 1 liter soda bottle and cut out the bottom.
- Place the bottle upside down into an holder (a pot for preserved vegetables)
- Fill the bottle with saltwater and add one tea spoon of artemia eggs
- Pllace a 5mm pipe connected to a air pump into the bottle
- After 24-36 hours most eggs will be hatched at 25 degrees Celcius
- Take out the air pipe and let i rest for 10 minutes, the empty egg shell will have float to the surface
- Siphon the newly hatched artemia into the tank

This food is best for (NPS) corals and small fish

My hatching is being done into the sump.
i use my "zeolite" reactor/bacteria breader to slide the hatching bottle into, this keep it standing, warm and out of the way.
Also i have everything close at salt hand water, heat and air. No more spilling on the ground and no taking up room elswhere.

This is the procedure i use to feed newly hatched artemia:
1- Get the hatching bottle out of the reactor and place it into a "stable" yoghurt cup and let is rest for 10 minutes.
2- Siphon out the artemia until i reach the empty egg shells on the surface
3- Take the bottle out for cleaning
4- Place the bottle back into the reactor
5- Fill the bottle with  water right out of the sump and  put 1 tea spoon full off fresh eggs into the bottle
6- Stick the air pipe into the bottle and I am ready to go!
7- Nou wait 24-36 before next feeding session....

Total 15 minutes of work  (10 minutes is for waiting for the empty shells to float up)

Noting is being waisted, no rinsing or throwing away used water involved, all water is being recycled bij the system.
When i put up a new culture, i just i use water right out of the sump.
the only time i walk to the water tap is to brush out and clean the inside of the bottle before  putting up a new culture.


glennf

Tubastrea Faulkneri (19Okt2013)

The results off good feeding !







glennf