Black Jack Reef Crack
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Aqua-Products Studio

 


The Black Jack Aqua-Products Testing Studio was started May of 2007, as a way to develop, sample, and test all our Aqua-Products. 

Our Facility helps us insure that we always produce the highest quality products possible.

Our Studio was designed to simulate many different consumer situations and techniques.   By having this diversity it gives us the ability to test all of our  products on each individual environment. 

Our Goal is to run a simple low tech system with standard equipment that can be easily obtained.

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Our main test system is around 470 gallons. It consistent of 4 individual display tanks that are setup with different lighting, substrates, flow rates, and bio-diversity. All of the tanks are plumbed together using one centralized sump that houses all skimming/heating/mechanical/chemical filtration. 

 

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This gives us our control, (the water). We are able to maintain the same water parameters in all of the tanks on the system. 

This also gives us the ability to test various products and see the effects on each individual environment. 




Our entire System is fed every other day with only Black Jack Reef Crack™.

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Lighting:

180 mixed Display 1476 Total watts
4 (250 HQI 14k Phoniex 6pm - 12pm)
2 (160w t12 VHO actinic blue 4pm - 2am)
2 (39w t5 HO blue plus 6pm - 12pm)
2 (39w t5 HO super actinic blue 6pm - 12pm)
84 (1w blue moon lights always on)

84 Lagoon 270 Total watts
1 (54w t5 HO super actinic blue 2pm - 11am)
1 (54w t5 HO blue plus 2pm - 11am)
1 (54w t5 HO blue plus 2:30pm - 10:30am)
1 (54w t5 HO aquasun 2:30pm - 10:30am)
1 (54w t5 HO aqua blue 2:30pm - 10:30am)
8 (1w blue moon lights always on)

75 Display 216 Total watts
1 (54w t5 HO super actinic blue 2pm - 11am)
1 (54w t5 HO blue plus 2pm - 11am)
1 (54w t5 HO aquasun 2:30pm - 10:30am)
1 (54w t5 HO aqua blue 2:30pm - 10:30am)
24 (1w blue moon lights always on)

Refugium 90 Total watts
3 (30w compact florescent 7pm - 7am)
250 (1w red moon lights always on)

RK2 controler and PH probe
american DJDisplay 

Water:

Custom Built 11 stages 200 GPD system 1:1.25
5 micron sediment booster pump prefilter
5 Micron Purtrex Depth Sediment Filter
1 Micron Purtrex Depth Sediment Filter
1 lbs GAC Catalytic Activated Carbon (Chloramine Removal)
5 micron Pentek ChlorPlus 10 Carbon Block (Chloramine Removal)
5 Micron MATRIKX + CTO®/2 Carbon Block
1 Micron MATRIKX® +1 Carbon Block
75 GPD FILMTEC RO MEMBRANE
75 GPD FILMTEC RO MEMBRANE
1 lbs DI chambers nuclear grade resin
1 lbs DI chambers nuclear grade resin
permeate pump w/22 gallon pressurized tank
= TDS/MC 0

18 gal water change every week with Aqua Craft Coral Marine salt or (IO/Oceanic 50/50)Instant Ocean/Oceanic Marine salts.

ATO Custom Built- Kalk drip replaces all evaporated water.  (12 gallons a day)

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300 watt titanium heater

temp: 80.5 - 81.5
salinity: 1.025 - 1.027
ph: 7.9 - 8.1
alk: 7.7 - 8 dkh
calcium: 420 - 440
magnesium: 1250 - 1320
phosphate: 0
ammonia: 0
nitrite: 0
nitrate: 0

 





System Setup date: 11/25/07 

   Tanks:  474 total system volume

180 gallon in wall viewable display Aquarium
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84 gallon open top shallow lagoon Aquarium


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75 gallon
in wall viewable Aquarium

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40 gallon in wall viewable Refugium Biotope Aquarium
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100 gallon sump stock-tank

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all plumbed together total system volume 474 gallons

Filtration:

9960 gph water turnover - 21x gph
protein/DOM skimmer - Euro Reef es8-3 (custom mod)  SEDRA KSP5000 500 gph pump
600+ lbs live rock
210 lbs sugar fine sand
80 sea floor
40 lbs crushed coral

1) 1140 gph GenX PCX 55hp return pump
1) 1900 gph Panwold 250 pressure return pump
2) 600 gph Hydor Koralia 2's Water Circulation Pumps
2) 240 gph Hydor Koralia nano's Water Circulation Pumps
1) 400 gph Hydor Koralia 1 Water Circulation Pumps
3) 1200 gph Maxi-jet w/mods Powerhead
2) 295 gph Maxi-jet Powerhead
1) 296 gph Quite one pump
1) 150 gph custom carbon reactor w/1pound
1) 50 micron filter sock on the 180 overflows
1) 100 micron filter sock on the 84 overflows
1) 100 micron filter sock on the 75 overflows

 

Live rock/sand:

180 mixed reef:
230+ lbs live rock 
60 lbs sugar fine sand 

84 Lagoon:
130+ lbs live rock 
60 lbs sugar fine sand 

75 Aggressive:
120+ lbs live rock 
40 lbs crushed coral 

Refugium:
20+ lbs live rock 
90 lbs sugar fine sand 4" deep sand bed
various kinds of brown, green & red macro algae

100 Gallon sump:
150+ lbs live rock rubble 

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