A few pics of my 2 metre tank, as it is currently

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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi everyone! It has been a very long while since I last posted anything.

    The last time was on SARK...

    Well - I am sure that everyone (at least everyone that was on SARK until at least January 2007) knew about my disaster.

    Well - my tank's healed up nicely - spent a lot of blood money on new lifestock.....

    And here you are - a few pics from my Sony cell-phone showing my new tank.

    I have a few new pieces of hardware, i.e:
    - a Reo-Sun (I think the name is) power-head: 15000 litre per hour on a wave-maker/time
    (total power-heads in tank now: 1x 4500 litre per hour (no-name)
    1x 2500 litre per hour (Dolphin))
    - running 2 x skimmers in my sump: 1x Red-Sea Prizm-Pro (rater 1000 litre tank) and
    1xWeiPro 2013 (also rated for a 1000 litre tank)
    - 2 return pumps/power-heads, 1x1900 litre per hour and 1x 2000 litre per hour - a head-distance of +-1.2 metre (giving me +-1500 litre per hour in total return into my tank)
    I have +-23000 litre per hour water volume turn-over in my tank - this translates to +-36 times the volume (+-850 litres of water).

    The life-stock in my tank at the moment:
    - 2 x Occelaris clowns (couple)
    - 2 x Clarkii clowns (not a couple though)
    - 1x small tomato clown
    - 1x Pencilled Tang/Surgeon
    - 2 x Velvet-damsels
    - 2 x blue/green chromis
    - 1x Blue Devil Chromis
    - 1x yellow-tail blue chromis/damsel
    - 1x fire goby
    - 1x mandarin
    - 1x magnificent anemone (known as: purple foot)
    - 1x reb-base anemone
    - 2x "Delicate Sea Anemone"
    - 1x Cauliflower Leather Coral
    - 1x Mushroom / Toadstool leather
    - 2x Finger leathers
    - 1x torch coral
    - 1x unidentified SPS coral
    - 1x Tridacna clam
    - +-10 blue-legged hermits

    Pictures will follow (have to upload them to PhotoBucket)...
     
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    good to hear you are back on track !!
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Howzit Psycho! Many thanks.... Do you, or anyone else know what's up with PhotoBucket? I cannot get to the site - seems it's down....
     
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    It looks to me if there is a problem I have tried to log in since this morning, but no luck
     
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    Sounds good Jacques, nice to see you up and running again.
     
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    Hey Jacques nice too see you around again. Eagerly awaiting the pics :p Try use that lame reefclips site maybe?
     
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    sounds interesting jaques.post em pics man!
     
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    any luck with photobucket yet ??
     
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    Hi everyone. Many thanks for the "warm" welcome back ;-)

    No - seems PhotoBucket's busy upgrading their servers or someting.....

    Will perhaps try Rory's idea - ReefClips..... must just create a login.... never used it before.

    I am glad to "be back"..... My tanks in a better state now than ever..... BUT, it's like always - always still in need of more life-rock and corals ;-)
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    OK - I am now setup and have some pics uploaded.... how do I paste them for view in this new forum?
    Do I use the "icon with the little mountain"?
     
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    yes that is the image one
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Here goes... hope this works.....

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    1st pic of my full tank.... Can't see much.... I have a slight issue with some macro algae growing everywhere..... therefor the pencilled tang......

    This did not work so well - I just see a URL??? Isn't the pic supposed to show in the forum message??
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Here's the second pic - a bit closer - of the left-hand side of my tank:
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    And the third pic - this time of the right hand side of my tank:
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    Looking good Jacques
     
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    looking pretty nice jaques.how about the sump pics
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Thanks Viper for assisting with the pics. Hi Mekaeel - sorry for only getting back now. I will take some sump pics this weekend and post them too.
    Here's my sump specs:
    - 1.2 metre x 0.500 x 0.500
    I have +-between 150 and 200 litres of water in my sump at any time.
    I have 4 main compartments in my tank, and one sub-compartment.
    Here's what's in them:
    - 1st: refugium/DSB
    = my 1st compartment, being the biggest, is split up with a piece of glass, at an angle, where my 1st skimmer is housed, basically getting nearly direct water from my tank (I have a DURSO-stand pipe type overflow, which goes down straight from my tank, and then turns at a 45 degree angle and then again at another 45 degree angle..... (don't ask why - there are reasons ;-)
    The output of the durso is very close to the 1st skimmer's pump - the 1st skimmer is a Weipro 2013 BTW. The comes the second compartment.... the 1st skimmer's output pipe provides most of the water for the 2nd compartment, even though glass divider is about 2 cm off the bottom of the tank, leaving this 2cm space for water to flow through.....
    My 2nd compartment houses my 2nd skimmer, a Red Sea Prizm Pro.... which in turn supplies the water via it's output to the 3rd compartment. The 3rd compartment (also being the smallest) houses my "chemical filtration", i.e. activated carbon, phosphate remover, ammo-balls, etc....)
    There is another +-2cm gap below the next glass partition, at the bottom, which allows for water to flow through here to the last compartment, which houses my 2 x return pumps/power-heads, and the 300 watt heater. The return pumps are 2 Dolphins, one rated at 2000 litre per hour, and the other 1900 litre per hour. They pump the water back into the tank, via 2 x 32 mm pipes, with a head distance of +-1.2 metres.... I think that I must get +-1500 litres per hour from the combination of these 2 pumps, back into my tank.

    I am adding a phostphate reactor very soon to my tank as well....

    Currently I don't have a calcium reactor - I add my kalkwasser using a manual method....

    And that's the lot. No other controllers/"electronic computer toys" other than 2 x timers for my lights (being 6 x 54watt T5's, and at the moment 1 x 150watt 14000K Metal Halide (the 2nd one's globe blew), and the wave-maker timer, which controls the Reo-Sun 15000 litre per hour power-head.....
     
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    Hi ya all. Here they are. The updated pics of my sump as well:
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    This is a pic of the 1st compartment of my sump. Here's the refugium/DSB, water inlet, and as this comparment is the biggest, I sub-divided, to allow space for my 1st skimmer (WeiPro 2013).

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    The WeiPro 2013 skimmer, and about 3 to 4 days worth of skimmate.....

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    My 2nd skimmer - the Red Sea Prizm Pro - showing the skimmate for about 3 to 4 days (sorry about the pic - was difficult getting a better picture).

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    My 3rd compartment, with all the chemical filtration....

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    Last compartment - 2 x return pumps, RO water topup, 300 watt heater, 1x tiny power-head supplying water to phosphate reactor (and also phosphate reactor return pipe)....

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    My latest addition: phostphate reactor..... still early days, but really looking forward to this baby doing it's job well....
     
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    Looking good Jacques.

    What media have you got in the phosphate reactor?
     
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    Nice Jacques.
    Long time no hear.. A belated welcome as well.
     
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