Brett's 750 l

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  1. Brett Melvill

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  3. KSreefster

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    Really really nice tank man. Well done! Mind sharing your equipment and stock list?
     
  4. Brett Melvill

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    Thanks KSreefster!!

    Tank volume - 750 l
    Dimensions - 1500 x 750 x 700 mm
    Lights - 2 x Aqua Medic Pendants (2 x T5 & 1 x 150 W MH)
    Flow - 1 x Tunze 6105 and 2 x 6095's (selling 6095's and adding another 6105)
    Overflow - 1 x Tunze 1076/2 with 1 x 1075.50 Filter Sock (love the silence of this overflow)
    Skimmer - 1 x Aqua Medic acone 1.5
    Heater / Contoller - Aqua Medic
    Chemical Filtration - Aqua Medic Carbon and Anti Phos Reactors
    Kalk - 1 x Tunze Reactor 5074
    Top Up - 1 x Tunze 3155
    Return - 1 x Tunze 1073.040
    Chiller - 1 x Hailea HC 300A
     
  5. Brett Melvill

    Brett Melvill Thread Starter

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    Live Stock:
    - 1 x Naso Tang (my favorite fish)
    - 1 x Sailfin Tang
    - 1 x Regal Tang
    - 1 x Yellow Tang
    - 2 x Maroon Clowns
    - 5 x Anthias (Goldie's)
    - 1 x Six Line Wrasse
    - 1 x Watchman
    - 1 x Hermit Crab

    Corals:
    - Green Monties
    - Anemone
    - Leathers
    - Kenyan Trees
    - Toad Stool
    - Zenia
    - Purple Ears
    - Purple Clam
     
  6. KSreefster

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    Awesome stuff man! Really nice work. Mind posting more pics
     
  7. Fuzzy

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    very nice dude ... how about a full pic from the front pls ,i like it ..
     
  8. Pantoffel

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    wow very very nice
     
  9. Ebi Omer

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    Looks awesome. Nice big corals..

    Also await more pics! !
     
  10. Brett Melvill

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    Thanks guys :) Battling to post pics with iPad, will post some on Monday when I'm able to use my computer work!!
     
  11. Fraser W

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    if you want to be able to upload pics using your phone you should try download the app called tappa talk.. its very quick to shrink and upload pics
     
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    Great placement of all the corals. Looks really natural. Brilliant well done
     
  13. Brett Melvill

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    Sorry for the delay, pics below:

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    Very nice indeed, awesome setup! :m106:
     
  15. Brett Melvill

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    Thank you guys for positive feedback!!

    Unfortunately when I re-tiled this area I didn't move the tank, so old tiles are still under the tank and starting to lift, so may need to break down and rebuild tank :( Will also be a good time to make a couple of changes I've wanted to make for a while:

    - Fit vinel to back glass, either black or light blue
    - Re-design sump, simplify
    - Fit better return flow piping
    - Build new cabinet in more natural wood finish
    - Stand is rusting, so re-galvanise

    The journey and cost with this hobby never stops, however I really enjoy trying the new gadgets and find marine keeping fascinating.
     
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    I love your monster clam!
     
  17. Brett Melvill

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    Thanks Oopkrane..when I bought this clam from the LFS it was an ugly brown colour and they just wanted to get rid of it, so got it at a bargain price..however their lights were terrible and when I placed it under my lights it changed colour to purple and have had it for a couple of years now :)
     
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    Great stuff.. Will u shut the tank down completely?
     
  19. Brett Melvill

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    Have an old 4 foot that I will transfer stock into, so I can shut down 5 foot..so not a complete shutdown..have some equipment I will be selling, however will put this up on for sale forum once I've reached the 20 posts required to advertise :)
     
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    Really awesome tank, stunning corals.
    I really love the fish selection and it gives me some fantastic ideas for when I go to a 5foot.
    :thanks:
     
  21. Brett Melvill

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    Thank u Camel!! My favorite fish are my Blonde Naso and Sailfin Tangs..recommend these to everyone!!
     
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