Aslam's Rimless Reef.

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  1. aslam

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    Hello everyone, thought I'd document my build to check my progress and also for anyone interrested.
    I prefer keeping acro's so decided to use the Aquaforest probiotic method to achieve an ultra low nutrient system.


    Tank : 1200 x 700 x 500(height) rimless, starfire, 12mm.

    Small fragtank: 600 x 600 x 300(height) rimless, starfire, 10mm.

    Sump : 1000 x 500 x 500(height). Both of the above tanks are plumbed to the sump.

    Lighting : Ati sunpower 6 x 54watt
    Ati sunpower 6 x 24watt (fragtank)

    Skimmer: Bubble magus B9
    Reactors : Bubble magus
    Flow : Jeboa ow 40's
    Ato : Tunze osmlator 3155
    Heaters : Eheim jager 300watt
    Chiller : Hailea 300A

    I have purchased all the equipment and just completed the plumbing.
    Still awaiting Bio S and Pro bio S from the supplier, then its time to process the r.o. and start filling.
    I will posts pics once I start the 14 day cycle.
    That's it for now.
     
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  3. Joshua1

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    I'm just interested in what a 14 day cycle is?
    If you are talking about the cycle from setup to adding livestock, in my experience it can take upto a minimum of two to three months for that size tank.
     
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    The probiotic systems such as zeovit and aquaforest can do 14 day cycles as per their dosing programmes
     
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    Would love to see the photos of the tank, like the fact that the tank is rimless.
     
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    Noice, if its anything like your cube, then its gonna be GOOOOOOOOOD.

    Following
     
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    aslam

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    Small update, lights are hung up, started the tedious task of processing r.o. and filling up the tank.
     
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    Where's the pics?
     
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    aslam

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    I will posts pics once I start the 14 day cycle.
     
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    @aslam will you be using substrate with this system?
     
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    This build sounds really cool, I'll be tagging along to see the progress.
     
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    Also following, if only i was not so hasty in my buying, the more i read the more i see why having a Sump is beneficial! vs my AIO 450l tank.
     
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    No substrate, hope I dont get bored of the bare bottom look.
     
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    aslam

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    So I filled up the tank and left the return to cycle to monitor for any leaks.
    After a few hours the entire tank and sump turned cloudy.
    I suspect the clear vinyl tubing's leaching out some sort of chemical.
    Will start draining the tank sometime soon, really disapointing.

    20180810_173613.jpg
     
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    Ouch!, sorry to hear man, hope you get itsorted, was looking forward to this.
     
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    Just fresh water?
    If it happens to be salt water & AF probiotic salt that might also be why
     
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    Yes, just fresh r.o.
     
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    Tank has been drained, filled again with r.o. (product water o.ootds).
    Once again its turned cloudy.
    Now I'm confused.
     
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    Pic taken thursday. 20180823_184415.jpg



    Pic taken 20180825_175928.jpg today.
     
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    So the water has cleared.
    Today's day 9 of the cycle.
    Not in a hurry to stock, waiting for the tank to stabilise.

    A pic.

    20180909_115242.jpg
     
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