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  1. Dale6

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    Ok tank is finally cycling,and i have a few pics ,it still needs lots of work but hey all in good time!

    Tank :
    Display tank is 92lx33wx38h
    sump is 83lx38wx35h
    ts1 skimmer
    system is roughly 325l i hav a 100l drum attached
     
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    ok so heres my system so far!

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    the 2kg of LR i purchased this weekend ,there wasn much of a selection so would rather wait than buy on impulse.

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    nice start there fella :)

    good idea to wait a while till you can get pieces of LR you like as far as a scaping aspect is concerned, although you wanna try get alot more in as soon as you can :)

    just a thought, have you tested the vollume of spare water your sump can handle in case of a power failure? Can the sump take all of the overflow, it looks rather full ?
     
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    hey dale good start! that DSB needs to be deeper though, about 15cms of sand height, and one of those pieces of rock looks a bit dense, what type of rock is that? You might also want to be careful about salt splash with that return from your Scrubber?
     
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    building my roof yest with my girl friends dad

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    thanks crispin ,yes i have thats wen the power is off.ya i really want to get my rocks but the quality is poor here ,but will b adding more asap
     
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    oh and you should take the black thing off the air inlet to the skimmer, it hampers things :)
     
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    ninja the dsb is only ten ?should increase it to 15?ya have a problem with it already any idea how to stop it i have tred letting it flow directly onto my skimmer
     
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    ok the roof almost completed just have to seal and stain it!

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    ya you must increase it bud, you could put a 90 degree bend onto the outlet and make it pour out below the water surface
     
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    ok thanks scubaninja will do!
     
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    ah brilliant plan scuba thanks
     
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    Hood looks good bud, when you say stain, you mean it'll be darker than what it is? not like painting? sorry not a lumber jack so i wouldnt know wood related stuff :p
     
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    shot for the help guys anything else?decided to go the t5 route what combination of bulbs should i get?
     
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    Can you give us some pics of your Scrubber cause it seems that outlet pipe is very high so i'm wondering how you've put your scrubber
     
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    haha dude neither am i :thumbup:i saw u get special sealant thats clear especially for marine use then u can stain it like that dark wood colour because i dont rate the roof looks nice light?
     
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    what kind of corals are you hoping to keep? i prefer a bit of a more blue tank, but still bright enough to see perfectly, you can fit 4-6 t5s in a tank like yours i think, so go half 20000k or actinics, and half 10000k? or switch some around if you think its a bit too blue or not enough etc, but you must go blue then white etc alternating to spread the light out evenly
     
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    oh dude its not a scrubber just a 100l drum for extra water volume ie stability,wanting to maybe add one later on though.
     
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