450l juwel, reef tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Perky Pets, 12 May 2011.

  1. Perky Pets

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    Hi guys.
    Firstly this isnt my tank...
    Its one of my freinds in Springbock , who doesnt go on to MASA , but i thourght it whould be nice to show you guys.

    photo was taken today and is of a :
    Juwel vision 450 - 1.5m curved glass tank and is 450 liters.
    40 kgs kenya liverock
    30 kgs manufactured base rock.
    18 kgs natural rock from the ocean.

    the std T5 lights were changed to the
    juwel marine white x 1
    Juwel marine blue x 1
    Juwel Daylight x 1
    Juwuel highlight x 1
    Giesaman aquapink x 1
    Giiesaman power chrome 15000k x 1

    Tempritures get high there in summer so theres a chiller
    and for the cold nights of winter theres a jagger 300 heater.
    Other filtration is a tetrateck EX 2400 canister and a 200liter barrel which is ther just to bump up ther water voloume.
    The tank is on the top floor , but the barrel is on the outside of the house out off site on the bottom floor and is pumped to the tank.
    This tank has been running about a year now.



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  3. Suhayl

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    Very nice tank running on a canister filter. That Wrasse is a real troublemaker.
     
  4. Suhayl

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    The Juwel globes give nice colour, maybe I should try them in future.
     
  5. Perky Pets

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    Yes they are nice BUT they are about 2 cm shorter than the std T5 bulbs , so you would have to do a McGyver job - i think ,just mixing diferent coloures will do the trick.

    but Tks , i will give him the feedback.
    David
     
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    Just another shot of the tank.


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  7. Tobes

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    Looks very nice. I would just be a little concerned about the anemones "walking around"? If they get sucked into those pumps it will be a disaster for them and the tank :(
    Maybe they need more light, hence moving closer to the surface.
     
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    I agree that they need more light, they are practically out of the water. Awesome tank though :)
     
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    Mmmm that disapointing - 6 x 54 watt T5 with reflectors and not enough light.
    Do they have to be starving for light if they are eating food offered but stay up at the top ?
    @Anemone
     
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    Very impresive!! :thumbup:
     
  11. Anemone

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    I’m not convinced this is a lighting issue. The tank looks fully stocked. There may not be a suitable place for the anemones to park themselves without chemical warfare from coral. It may also be the most suitable spot in regards to flow.

    I myself have had anemones park themselves up high on the glass, while their clones found a suitable place near the bottom attached to LR. I swear their only purpose was to sting the inside of my arm when I did maintenance. They stayed there for several months…until I got tired of being stung and found them a new home.

    How long have you had the anemones? Are they moving around? Or do they stay in the same spot? Can you give us a list of your coral?
     
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