2.7m Tank

Discussion in 'Supersized Tanks' started by Momo, 23 May 2013.

  1. Momo

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    Guess i've been lurking long enough. thought i'd start my tank thread. got myself a 2700x650x700 tank. kinda big tank for a first timer but hey i know myself would have regretted a smaller one:thumbup:.

    been cycling for about 3 weeks. Seem to have a lot of brown algae growing everywhere hoping that's normal. anyways know you guys are pic hogs so....

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    Welcome. That's one huge tank. What equipment are you running?
     
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    Hi, brown algae is normal yes one Impressive tank you have there. I will put more live rock in the tank. Where is your pic of your sump. We need to so all.
     
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    Visser MASA Contributor

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    Nice tank bud! Welcome to masa! Glad you finally decided to do an intro...
    Yep, brown algae is normal in almost all tanks... A lot of it isnt actually algae but rather diatoms growing on the rock, substrate & glass. This will eventually go away as the tank matures & the system becomes more stable!
    Can you perhaps give us a breakdown of what equipment you are using, salt, lights & skimmer etc...
     
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    Hello first timer, I see you joined March 2011. Is this your first setup? Been lurking and drooling since then?
     
  9. Momo

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    more pic's, running skims sk201, helia s12000 return pump.

    lol already got 70kg of live rock. got to let the pocket recover a bit first:p

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    also found 8 of these guys on one rock. guessing they a no no for a reef tank

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    Those crabs = no no

    anyway, is the sand in the DSB area about 150mm deep?
     
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    also what RiaanP asked? DSB looks a bit shallow.
    crab you will have to get rid of.
     
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    Thats the way to start. Awesome tank. Wiull be tagging.

    Welcome to MASA:thumbup:
     
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    Going great. The rock in the pic's, is that all live rock? or do you have other rock as well?
     
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    the sand in that shallow DSB looks nothing more than 7cm deep. maybe 9 at the most..
     
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    Welcome to MASA. Impressive size tank!
     
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    Momo, like the other siad DSB need more sand in there, crabs big no no. Best to start right from beginning to avoide problems later. Yout tank and sump are very impresive,:thumbup: man when your tank is fill with fish and corals going to be awesome. :lol: great work, and a great tank.:thumbup: more live rock please.:tt2:
     
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    Looking good...

    That looks like a classic "Exotic Aquariums" setup
     
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    Nice size tank and welcome.
     
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    Tanks for all the replies. Yes sand in dsb was too little. wierd never thought to measure it.:blush: anyways corrected it now, however now there is very little water above the sand. so was thinking to increase the water level in the sump for 2 reasons, the heaters aren't completely submerged and i'd like to have a refug over the dsb.

    So basically i'd have to heighten the first up baffel but if i want to silicone a piece of glass would i have to leave the filter off for a day to let it cure or is there a other way?

    also would i need to raise the last baffle aswell or would just some eggcrate be fine to prevent the macro algae from reaching the the return pump?

    No some was some DIY rock, the white pieces
     
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    Momo Thread Starter

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    hmm forgot not allowed to post without pic updates:nono:

    so here some new additions:)

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