Aquarium Maintenance: The Leaning Tower of Acro — Gallery Aquatica TV



get out reefers welcome to gallery Aquatica TV today we're looking at an interesting tank that's set into the wall and we're going to do a service video so we're going to show how we maintain it tank like this and some of the complications with a tank built into the wall so let's have a look at the tank and then we'll show exactly how we service this tank here it is the focus of today's job is going to be to stabilize the rockwork on the left-hand side of the tank there's two large colonies one's an Acropora and the other is Duncan op Samiha which have grown to the point that they've actually tipped forwards now the client has actually put the corals back in place but we need to ensure that this doesn't happen again so we're going to make some slight changes to the positions and we're going to use some epoxy so that we can stabilize his corals so that they don't fall so let's have a look at some of the highlights of this tank there's some really nice Gani lots of karela morphs there's also a really cool Christmas tree worm rock and you can see it has a lot of sand on it at the moment the Korus race has been spitting sand out over it and of course this is not healthy for the montipora that's growing on this piece so we need to put this in a position where this won't happen we've also got a few SPS there's quite a few anemones the anemones have been splitting and so what started out as one is now five the clownfish of course love it and as you can see the clownfish actually have eggs at the moment so now we've had a look at our wall tank and how beautiful it looks set into the wall almost like a moving picture we'll go around the back and have a look at the engine room the filtration and how its positioned and how it works it's just around this way so the room under the stairs is perfect for an aquarium there's just enough space that we can work comfortably on the tank and so it makes it nice and easy to have an open tank you can access it really well so let's have a look at some of the componentry on this system we've got for our lining system for Gen pour pro radians now of course radians are top of the range lighting system and we have the mounts sorry the power supplies just mounted here on the wall and the previous lighting system was Radeon gentoos and the radio and Gen 2 power supplies make a perfect mount for the Radeon gen for pros now the skimmer we have an opto external one of my favorite skimmers you can see by the dilution of the waste in the cup that this skimmer is just skimming perfectly we'll give this a bit of a clean but otherwise really happy with how this skimmer is going the sump system is a pretty basic refugium style system what it comes in on the Left it goes through flows through through the refugium now interestingly we have color per in this typically we use keto morph up for a refugium z' but for some reason this one has collabora and it's growing really well we have relatively good nutrient levels through the refugium through a sponge and is pumped back into the tank so now we've had a look at the filtration and the tank itself we'll take you through the typical service that we do and then we'll secure that rockwork with epoxy this is an extremely hard piece to get out of the tank so this acro started out on the edge of this piece of rock and it has grown all the way out it's extending about a foot about 30 centimeters past where the rock was so you can see why it has tipped and fallen down and crushed the corals below it so now I need to rework the rock work up there as quickly as possible and then put this guy back in the tank so now I've taken that acro out which was sitting on top of the structure I've taken a few other pieces of rock out which will below that and I found something quite interesting this tank has a really heavy burden of vomited snails I'll get one out I'll show you so Verma toads are a type of snail which are sessile and you might recall onion has done an in-store session where she talks about the control systems for these snails they can be a problem because they will release strands of sticky mucus which can irritate some corals so this tank unfortunately has got a heavy burden of these snails amongst the rockwork and my suggestion to the client is going to be that we actually replace all of this rock in the future but for now we're going to use epoxy to stabilize get the accro back in place and make sure that everything is in a position so that the corals are safe until we can swap out all of this rock properly so we've completed the water change we've pocketed our coral in place we've glued a couple of other loose corals into position also so hopefully we won't have to worry about any of this structure collapsing so that's pretty much it for our time here I hope you've enjoyed watching the video and don't forget to hit the like button and to share our videos we'll have some exciting tanks coming up in the near future so anyway thanks for watching and happy reefing so that's our video for today if you enjoyed it hit the like button hit the subscribe as well we'll be putting out videos every week showing a new tank with new products there's going to be lots and all the videos I'm chrome the fish guy and keep on wrecking

13 Comments

  • Aquariums Down Under

    April 15, 2019

    What type of wrasse was in that tank it looked amazing

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  • e36m3 Jeff Kennedy

    April 15, 2019

    I'm not sure if I missed it but how big is this tank? 75gallon(300liter)ish? Thanks cam

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  • Reefer on the fringe

    April 15, 2019

    remove the metal clamps even out of the water they leach trace elements of vanadium and such, very toxic to your corals an fish.

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  • Aaron D.

    April 15, 2019

    always love your content! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  • Mr.Salty’s Reef Tank

    April 15, 2019

    Yet again you guys just keep knocking out great content, although I do feel sorry for Cam it must be frustrating having to fix people's problems everyday but you always seem so calm and collected. Knowledge and experience goes along way ?

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  • Guy Davriu

    April 15, 2019

    Parfait, merci !!! ??????

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  • John Echols

    April 15, 2019

    Nice video, vermatid snails are annoying. After you collect saltwater, do you filter it in any way? Also I feel like I need a close up pic of your return nozzle gun. So I can emulate it. Keep up the good vids!

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  • WILLSPA50

    April 15, 2019

    The videos are too short and too far apart!!! Hahaha bump up those numbers! ??

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  • Calipsos Reefing

    April 15, 2019

    Wow need some of those red shrooms

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  • NATAL B REEFING

    April 15, 2019

    These videos are really helpful. Watching how you get in and clean and move stuff allows e to plan future setups to avoid or copy certain things! Great service to clients and great service to the YouTube community. ????

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  • Danny Spear

    April 15, 2019

    Looks like some fragging is in order soon.

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  • andeyking

    April 15, 2019

    That clown coris is beautiful. It's transitioning colours are better than it's juvenile colours!
    Great video as always Cam and team

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  • fish and out doors sam

    April 15, 2019

    Can't believe how big that colony is!

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