Adee's tank

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  1. Adee

    Adee

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    Ok...so in the beginning way back some 6 years ago, I started with a fish only tank.

    that was then...

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    This is what is looks like today...more or less.

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    Tank is all 10mm glass. 2m x 60cm wide. Total system volume is about 1200L's

    DT Lighting consists of 4 x SE 250 BLV (20k's) Nepturion's

    In the DT, I have about 80x flow (4 x 10 000lph Seios & 2 x 12000lph Sun Sun's).

    Tech stuff:
    Skimmer TS3, Haliea Ozonizer, Haliea 1000b Chiller, 2 heaters, Phosban - Carbon reactor.

    Filtration:
    About 60 kilos LR in sump, 80kg's playsand DSB.

    DIY (all glass) Algae Scrubber.
    Powered by 8 x Sylvania GrowLux T5 lamps @ 23w each.
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    Dosing:
    Daily with TM Iodine, every 4 days Seachem Stroti and same with Seachmen Reefbuilder
    Twice a week Prodibio (just started)
    Alk and Ca (self mix home brew) - I use the Balling method, Profilux Controller 2 pump Auto Doser.
    Auto top up system with linked to an external 120L bin which fed by an RO Unit

    Water changes weekly using Tetra Marine Salt, 120L water change. Change carbon every 2 weeks, I use Waterboy's stuff.

    Plumbed in frag tank 60cm x 60cm x 25cm. Lit by 2 x DE 150W mh's. One is a 10k Venture the other a 20k BLV.
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    Alk 9dkh (test once a week, TM Kit)
    Ca 420ppm (test once a month, TM Kit and Elos)
    Salinity 1.026
    PH ranges 8.1-8.4
    Nitrates and Phosphates are un-detectable (Elos Kits)
    water temp,I try and maintain at 26 degrees

    Fish:
    8 anthias
    4 pyjama cardinals
    Powderblue
    Sailfin
    Regal
    Foxface
    Cleanerwrasse
    Copperband
    2 Yellow tangs
    blue yellow tail damsel

    2 cleaner shrimp (mated pair - witnessed spawned hatchlings)
    2 serpent brittle stars
    About 80 snails and hermits

    Corals...mostly SPS's...need to get down to ID'ing them all sometime.

    That's it for now.

    Later
    Adee
     
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  3. Dale6

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    wow awesome tank adee,hw big is ur powder blue?
     
  4. Adee

    Adee Thread Starter

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    thanks Dale, I would say the PB is about 15cm.
     
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    Welcome to MASA. Sure looks like you have learnt a lot since those early days. Hope the MASA community and you can trade ideas and experiences.

    NOW as that the formalities from my side have been done. MORE PIC's PLEASE
     
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    Adee Thread Starter

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    In due time, still busy reaquscaping (for the umpteenth time)...
     
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    haha wow thats insane really cool fish,ya im wit nemo mre pics plz
     
  8. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome Adee,

    Nice to see you on this forum ! I know you have a lot of knowledge to offer MASA

    This is one tank i would love to see in person !
     
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    Adee one thing that is talked very little on this forum is the bailing method. You might like to elaborate on your experiences of the system on another thread some.

    For now i am sure you will get a flood of questions so enjoy.
     
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    Welcome Adee, glad to hear I'm not the only one re aquascaping all the time
     
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    Tony

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    A stunner of a tank. Well done
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Wow Adee! That is awsome! Please post some close up shots :)
     
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    Nice looking tank there! Allot of interest of late has been shown on the ATS. Please can you shed some light on how you set yours up and how well it works, ect;)
     
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    WOW! Really awesome looking tank Adee!! :thumbup:
     
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    lovely looking tank and a beautifully put together system, well done all round:)
     
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    Nice one Adee!!!
    look forward to updates after the aquascape
     
  17. Adee

    Adee Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Will post more pics, sorry time is not at my side at the moment.

    I will start a separate thread on the scrubbers. I have 2 versions that I have built, my latest, I'm sure is a one of a kind.
     
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    I have seen this system and its a stunner. Welcome to MASA Adee
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Hey adee how did that LR you bought from me work out, did it cure nicely?? Are you using it??
     
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    Adee Thread Starter

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    Hi Trad...Funny u ask that....I cured the lot then swopped out 30% of it from my DT.

    My plans to extend the wendyhouse into a sunlight "outside" set-up did not materilise, simply don't have the time.

    I then took a complete reverse turn and removed about 60kilo's out of the display tank and thinned things out considerably. So most of your rock never made it into my tank, plus the rock from my set-up.

    I have sold the lot, being collected on the weekend.

    Somehow I get the feeling I'm going to wish I had not sold it all...:p
     
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    Adee Thread Starter

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    Thanks...I really thought long and hard around this and weighed the options of the full CARX set/up as well....I've also never owned a kalkstirrer either.

    Correct, the "balling method" community is very small, very cost effective in my opinion, especially when my dailly Ca consumption is 16ppm and I lose Alk at a rate of 1.8dKh a day. There are some great articles on the overseas forums around this.
    Here is a start:
    An Improved Do-it-Yourself Two-Part Calcium and Alkalinity Supplement System by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
     
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