Blue Reefer's 700 litre mixed reef tank

Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by Blue Reefer, 24 Jun 2013.

  1. Blue Reefer

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    Hi everyone

    I've been on MASA since last year while busy planning my reef tank. This is not my first reef tank but feel new to the hobby as technology has changed a lot since I had my first reef tank 11 years ago. I like to keep things as simple and uncomplicated as possible.

    Let's start with a basic overview of the setup:

    Tank is 1.5m x 0.7m x 0.6m deep.
    Inside the tank I have two Sicci V7 pumps on a wavesurfer to control flow.
    The 68kg liverock is mostly Fiji and Tonga.
    And then I have 59kg of Caribsea Seaflor Fiji pink aragonite.

    The sump is 1.2m x 0.6m x 0.4m deep with with water level at 0.24m.
    Got a Vertex universal media reactor to run carbon in it or seagel.
    Protein skimmer is a BB 5000INT.
    Will be dosing with a marine magic doser.
    Return pump is a Diablo 10500 which also feeds reactor but got plenty of power if needed only running it at 50% power.
    Lastly but not least the lighting is 3 x Pharos LED 90W modules with a controller - awesome stuff by the way!

    Now the 4 weeks of cycling starts...will keep you updated.

    Here are some pics to tease...

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  3. Marcd50

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    Looking great Mike
     
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    Nice start!
     
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    Nice! Will be keeping an eye on the progress!
    What is your stocking list? Sps? Lps? Mixed reef? Fish only?
     
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    Blue Reefer Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Going for a mixed reef. Not sure of the stock yet, still deciding (changing every day LOL)
     
  9. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    looking awesome mike, I'll drop off a few monti caps and elkhorn frags testers to get you going. But first you need to check in with stable params.
     
  10. Blue Reefer

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    Thanks Andre, will definitely keep you updated.
     
  11. Ridwaan

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    Looking good..>Well done...

    Is the tank standing on carpet?
    if yes, jou vrou gaan jou dood maak
     
  12. Blue Reefer

    Blue Reefer Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    lol @Ridwaan thats what life insurance is therefore. On second thoughts maybe it was a bad idea taking insurance on my life.
     
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    Update:

    Water has cleared up. Lights running at 50% intensity.

    side 2.jpg
     
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    Looking very nice. Well done!
     
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    Looks great Mike. Like the rockwork, nice and open. Good to see my old skimmer back in action.
     
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    L:thumbup:ooking nice
     
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    awesome. so clean and simple. love the scaping looks very natural
     
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    @JAJA thanks Alan yes skimmer is a beast.
     
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    Very nice startup! Tagging along for the journey! :thumbup:
     
  21. Blue Reefer

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    So glad had back painted black gives the tank more depth more than in has.
     
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