Brendan's 1.2m shallow reef.

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  1. Brendan6

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    I noticed a frag tank for sale in the classifieds, decided that a frag tank would be awesome. The initial purpose was to set it up for said purpose,but since then, we bought a Tennenti Tang and decided that it's going to be a tank for this amazing fish.

    The tank is a 120 x 45 x 28. Water level sits at about 21cms so shallow it is. Sump is a 4 chambered 3foot tank (I think)

    In the sump we have a reeftek T2 skimmer, way overkill but I will be drilling my previous boyu and connecting it to the new tank. The skimmer will be pleased. There is a 150w boyu heater, jäger will be bought. Ceramic rings and some live rock. A 2000 lph boyu return pump.

    In the display tank we have 2 tunze 6015 nanostreams. A seiso that pushes water very well. Lighting is a odysea quad T5 unit with standards bulbs.

    I was home one night after work, one of those projects that you hate and have to do something for yourself before blowing up, so I decided that I will empty the boyu and fill my tank. 4 hours of work and a few drops of water sprinkled on the floor...

    Stock wise I have the following.

    Tennenti Tang
    Carpenters fairy wrasse
    Midas Blenny
    Mandarin

    A few local hermits, snails and starfish.
    2 cleaner shrimp.
    1 almost dead volcano starfish.
    More hermits.
    More snails.
    3 sexy shrimp.

    Coral wise I have...corals. No ways am I going to lie here in bed and think of every coral I have.

    Pics or it never happened.

    One of the last pictures taken of my boyu.

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    The new tank

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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Very nice!
     
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    Tenetti will be happier in the shallow reef than a Buyo

    Looks good.
     
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    Completely agreed. She has instantly stopped hassling the wrasse and Midas blenny. Thanks
     
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    The Hubbly Bubbly seems nicely stocked too, lol! Bong, Coffee, Couch, shallow rockpool biotope.... NICE!
     
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    I like the scaping, would advise that you drop the return flow into the water to reduce splashing & consequent salt spray. Of course ensure that sump can handle back siphon in event of power failure.
     
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    Haha living the mini dream! Seriously, who needs TV? Thanks

    The return will be dealt with, it's a temp job until my 3500lph unit has plumbing. Plumbing for 25mm isn't easy to track down.
     
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    Try Sams Irrigation shop ;) Around the corner from his aquarium store in Bergvliet.
     
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    Super moderators thumbs up of approval.

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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    That looks photoshopped
     
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    Your face looks photoshopped
     
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    Looking good Brendan. I'll look for the pvc pipe for you.
     
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    Cheers bud. If you can't find it it's cool, I am going on a southern suburb lFS tour soon so I will stop in at SAMs plumbing.
     
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    Ok cool...
     
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    Plumbing has been bought and it's curing. A new fish has also been bought along with a sand sifting starfish. A green coral goby.

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    Your shallow reef looking great so far.
     
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    Thanks @devesh.r

    So I took a drive to @SpsMad and yes, I left with some sticks. A small "heaven and hell" milli frag and a birdsnets frag. After a little scape shuffle it's ready for human eyes.

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    Pretty much have the Seiso 530 aiming at them for that vital flow.
     
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    Looking lekker bud.
     
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    Thanks Gary. Next time you are in town you should come have a drink this side.
     
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    Love to come and see the setup. pm me your number.
     
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