Ayoob's SPS dominated Cube

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  1. Ayoob

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    Hey reefers.

    Lets get this thread started

    I've been reef keeping for quite a while, lets say about almost 2 years. One can never Know enough, always learning and becoming open minded about ideas and spending hours on internet Reading. Its been fantastic journey and sometimes not but well worth gaining the knowledge. I've changed From Boyu TL550 reef tank, 1.2m reef tank, 1m fowlr, 2m fowlr and now back to a small manageable reef tank again. With in less than a 2 year period, that's bad I know but now this tank is the Last change, I hope. Had wife moaning since day 1 about reef keeping and I wasn't ready to give it up. So then i had it all weighed out, Whaa Laa (Magic)

    Tank Size :
    65cm X 65cm
    Height:55cm Water level:50cm
    10mm glass

    Sump size :
    35cm X 50cm
    Height:40cm Water level:30cm
    6mm glass

    and all the moaning stoped :thumbup: it had been the size all along.:lol:

    So let me get back to what I should be talking about. So guys and girls this tank has been running for 2 months l have basically started adding coral about 3 weeks ago already as all forms of filtration added to system has came out of mature tank that had been running since 1 November 2011.
    So I will start thread from the beginning as if its been built again from over:tt2:

    Lighting : 150 watt Aquamedic 16 000k MH runs 8hr

    Filtration : Live Rock, culerpa, Filtersock, and purigen

    Hardware : Reef octopus skimmer Dnw 110, 12 000lph sun sun flow pump, 3500lph Atman return pump and ATU.

    Additions in future : Vortech mp10 or mp40 and supplementary light dual T5. I am still considering of Changing over to Zeo, but need to do some more homework before and haven't seen a Zeo running display tank around.

    Your inputs will be highly appreciated.

    Pics to follow.
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Sounds nice... But we need proof :p
     
  4. Ayoob

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    stand getting final coat.
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  5. raytone

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    Where is the pics of the tank? @Ayoob
     
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  6. Ayoob

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  7. Ridwaan

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    Looking good...tank nicely done
     
  8. Ayoob

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    Thanks will post some more pics
     
  9. Ayoob

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    First coral added and has grown slightly
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    few easy corals to check before adding sps
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    awesomely done
     
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    FINALLY you share that beaut of a tank with the rest of the guys , loving the canopy:tt2:
     
  12. Ayoob

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    Thanks you all for feed back. I haven't added any fish besides a clean up crew. 3 cleaner shrimps and 3 turbo snails. Any suggestions on fish would be great. I currently have

    Sml flame angel
    Sml Pair of black percular clowns
    Sml Tailspot blenny
    Sml Pink bar goby
    Tiny regal Tang
    Tinny cleaner wrassse

    All in my holding tank till I have decided what my list should be like dont want to add something and later regret.
    Was thinking of adding a sml shoal of chromis maybe 4. What do you
    reefers suggest?
     
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    :lol: Shukr came in handy, just waiting on your tank to start.
     
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    no probz dude....... i will join you soon soon dont worry,almost there:thumbup:
     
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    really nice man! :) thanks for sharing
     
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    Wow stunning tank. Love your aquascaping. How did you stabile the LR that high?
     
  17. Ayoob

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    @Len used a piece of Tonga branched LR placed at the back to support a flat piece its generally a good lot of LR i bought that makes my scaping so easy.
     
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    :thumbup:awesome
     
  19. maj

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    looking lekker,hope to see the sps bloom.
    Is your tank level,seems like the waterlevel is slanting slightly
     
  20. nico.m.ferreira

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    Wait a minute. Isn't this guy one of the suspects in the ET murder case.
     
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    very well planned and executed reef!
    i plan to follow this
     
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