Ashraf's Jacuzzi Reef

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  1. amalick

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    Hi Everyone

    I not so new to the hobby (+/- 10 yers) and ashamed to say that i've spent far too much of those years "murdering" some of gods greatest creations out of pure ignorance.

    Over the past two, i've restarted with much more caution and now seem to be having great success. As for my setup.. I decided to build a special room about 1,5 m wide by 2m long (like a walk in closet) to house with tank and "engine room". The viewing side is next to a jacuzzi for those long lazy session when I lay in the jacuzzi and marvel at the wonders of nature.

    OK so the tank.. Its 2m x 500 x 700 with a 180l sump. Skimmer, UV Light, Home built chiller, fluidized bed filter, Turning about 12000l per hour, Surge device dumping 30l every 4mins or so. 12 flourecent lamps of all types (you know what i mean).

    I saw the "algea scrubber" thread and will probably try to do that over the holidays to control phosphates. Thats how I last my last setup - The algea "bastard" just got the better of me..

    I will try to include some pics, hope it works. Looking for some advice on Ozonizer's and how to go about adding it to the system. Pros, Cons, How to connect everything etc..

    I hope to make some friends here.

    Cheers
    Ashraf

    PS: Live in Cape Town so I get my water from the two oceans aquarium.
     
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    :welcometomasa1:amalick.

    We do have a thread about Ozone. Will find it just now.
    The heading mentioned "with pic's" :whistling:

    With a dedicate tank room y so small a sump ?
     
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    Tried to post pics

    Hi tried to post pics with the quick upload method. Did'nt seem to work. I will try another way.[​IMG]
     
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    Welcome to MASA Ashraf
     
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    Some more pics

    Hi Thalion. The room does serve other purposes. Beleive itor not its also my server room where all the houses multimedia stuff is housed. hard to explain but I could show a pic or two of the other side of the wall to show what else it does. Not really marine though?.
    Any way.. some more pics of live stock..

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    More pics -hope its ok to upload so much ?

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    walk in closet

    best i could do in terms of pic

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    Very nice....I bet you spend alot of time in the bath [​IMG]
     
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    Jacuzzi view

    Seems to be getting interest so heres another pic from furrther away

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    pics

    blue lobster - hungry fellow this one !!

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    leather + xenia + golden blennie sticking his head out..

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    Welcome to Masa Amalick. This is way cool, I'll spend most my time soaking if I had this setup, well done man, looks great :thumbup:
    Show some pics of the sump and all the other stuff that makes this baby tick ;)
     
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    UPS

    Ya Eskom!! - Had to buy this last year to get two hours of circulation pumps running during load shedding.

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    Home built chiller

    Built this chiller to cool things down during summer

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    skimmer

    this ones worrying me, cant seem to get all the bubble chamber to fill. It does skim though but maybe not enough

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