Aqua Planet Dive Centre's Tank

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  1. brentv

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    Gonna start building my local Dive centre here in Shelly beach a Display Tank for their shop.
    It's gonna be 1200L x 800W x 600H
    Glass all ordered and stand arrived yesterday!

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    Idea is a 'local' tank, to show there customers what to expect on the dives in the area! So gonna be a mixed tank with mainly Soft corals, zoas etc on the invert side, a few cleaner shrimps and the likes.
    Fish probably few different anthias species we get here, wrasse eg: Iridis, Gaimard, fairy wrasse. Jumping bean, coral beauty, trimaculatus and maybe a Kingi... If they good :lol::lol::lol:. Gem tang, clown surgeon.
     
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    looks good

    how are the reefs in aliwal, last i was there, there was a sponge stuff growing all over the reefs, raggies cave south east side etc
     
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    i dived aliwal two weeks ago, great conditions and the reef seemed really healthy to me.
     
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    oh and by the way brent, good luck!
     
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    cool, i am talking 2-3yrs ago i dived there, havent been back coz the shoal was way overdived
     
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    Hey Dallas, Aliwal is 80km north of Shelly, we mainly dive Protea Banks, Boboyi Reef, Deep Salmon. Remember Aliwal falls in a no collection zone.
    Just as a matter of interest to Scuba peeps... All the Raggies are starting to arrive!
     
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    Not so busy my neck of the woods;)
     
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    Dived with them in December.

    Keep us posted Brent!
     
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    Ok back to the tank....:tt2:
    It is gonna be a 3-way view with the overflow a slimline across the entire back panel (less chance to lose those small wrasse, hogfish etc!)
    What would you guys suggest as a wave pump??... would really like to only put one on the back panel. The aquascaping is gonna be a 'bonsai' inspired pinnacle...
     
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    only 1 pump?
    No other then a Vortech!
     
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    sounds good, will keep checking on this one.
     
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    see it is promoted a lot. I have a Polario in my own tank you reckon this is a hellova lot better:blush:
    Which sponsor can give me the best deal... Maybe even swap for one of those

    special orange and purple fairy wrasse I catch!!!:biggrin:

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    Glass should be arriving this week!:thumbup:
    Gonna needs some good prices on hardware for this tank ... hint hint sponsors:biggrin:
     
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    dude Vortech cannot be compared to a polario at all
     
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    :blush:???
     
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    any updates? i saw this tank last week in person when diving with kym & co, will be awesome when done!!!
     
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    Hi Leh,
    As you saw they using it to display diving equip at the moment:lol:
    Waiting for Tristan to get the sillicone so I can finish up!!!

    Kym is also getting bucks together to buy Lighting, Skimmers, pumps etc..
    Then i can get it going for them!!!
    We gonna only put stuff in that is caught on our local reefs...
    Idea is to show new divers & old alike what they can expect to see out there... well the small stuff anyway;)
     

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