botha new setup

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  1. botha

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    I am daniel botha, startng a new small fish only tank. I had a 9ft tank wich i packed away 1987.
     
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    Welcome to MASA, glad you joined. Yo, that's some time back - if you need a refresher, read the link below on starting a marine tank - maybe you forgot something :lol:
     
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    Welcome botha, hope you become a regular here and share your knowledge from the days gone by with us

    This is a pre digital photo of his tank

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    Welcome Botha. A 9 foot tank is huge. Can see the mh was not something reefers were used to as that nennie sure looked bleached.

    Again, Welcome to the Forum
     
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    Good to see how far we have advanced since 1987!

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    He also does not see very well anymore and can not hear too well either. But he can remember about water changes!
     
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    But he CAN catch fish, uses coke bottles and home made feathers.;)
     
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    botha

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    Danie is a good friend of mine and a newbie on this forum but he used to have a 3m+ tank in the 70s I think.

    He has good knowledge of marines and his problem according to me is the time he was out of the hobby, returning to find all these new filtering and other stuff used nowadays.

    He has a standard 4ft tank with a standard 3ft sump. The overflow water goes through a wool filter before it goes down to the ATS that handles all the return water. The ATS dumps the water into the chamber that houses a TS1 skimmer. From there the water flows over a DSB that is probably a bit more than 50% of the sump and the last chamber has the pumps in it.

    He also has a external filter hooked to this and in it is carbon and some phosphate remover I think. Then there is 2 x white and 2 x blue T% lights I think. I will try to upload some photos of his setup tomorrow, please give him a hand- his biggest issues up to now was nitrates and now GHA.
     
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    This is a recent FTS of my tank.
    [​IMG]
     
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    botha

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    The downpipe an[​IMG]d ATS.
     
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    botha

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    The ATS was totally cleaned just before this pic was taken and it normally has quite a lot of growth on it.

    The TS1 is also housed in the chamber where the ATS dumps the water.
    [​IMG]
     
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