Charl's small Upgrade

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  1. Kender

    Kender Charl

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    My tank seemed a bit small, so I had a custom tank build 1350 x 600 x 650. I converted my 4 foot tank into a sump with a DSB and macro algae. Total water in the systems is about 700 litters. DSB consists of a layer of play sand (10 cm), layer of live sand ( 3 cm) and a layer of Aragonit (3 CM). Sand in sump use to be in the old sump only added new play sand.
    Been running a month now and my Zoas seems quit happy. Unfortunately I lost my blue tang with the move from old to new tank.
    Tank is still a work in progress as I still need to close up the stand and lights, as well as buy more lights. I currently have 6 x 54W T5's on the DT and 2 x 20W T8's on the Sump.
    Saving for two 150 watt Metal Halides, so hopefully soon lights will be adequate as well.

    Water parameters after 3 weeks:
    PH 8.4
    KH 8.5
    Salinity 1.025
    Ammonium 0.02
    Nitrite 0.02
    Nitrate 5
    Temp 25
    Ca 440
    Mg 1350

    Overall everything in the DT seems happier.
    Will post some pictures soon.
    Any advice welcome
     
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  3. ziyaadb

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    urm i would wtach out for those ammonia and nitrite readings there.
    Also what corals do u want to keep as 6*54 is ample if u have reflectors and good quality globes
     
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    We want pics!!! :tt2:
     
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    +2 (saying 2 because I just ate and now Im nice and fat lol):tt2:
     
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    Keep in mind these pics where taken at night with lights off
     
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    Those glass slider tops. You have to keep them very clean. Else they block a lot of light. Also check you tank temperatures when you go MH route. Those sliders will prevent evaporative cooling.

    You need a bit more rock. :whistling:
     
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    loads of changes.
    Cabinet in place
    More rock.
    Lightning looks better.

    Slowly but surely...
     
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