Dallas' 4ft Underwater Haven

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Hi All!

Merry X-mas to all!:1:

Well its official, i have just bought my new setup today from PetStop, many thanks to Moolis and Shawn!

Here i plan to post pics of my setup and design.

No pics yest, getting the tank in a few days but will put up as soon as i can.

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1220mm x 450mm x 450mm with 3' sump with a 3 compartments. In a going to try the Super-Dooper Algae scrubber idea, and possibly add a DSB and live rock to the sump.

Got a awesome light setup, 2 t5's and 1 MH unit finished in aluminium with cable suspenders.:thumbup:

Going to dump in 20kg live rock on the weekend, get this baby going.:p

what a way to start xmas :):slayer:
 

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my main focus is LR and 1 nemmie and 2 percula sp? clowns.
and many inverts, fav are clown shrimp and crabs.

in my previous tank i had a horse shoe crab, wierd alien looking fellow, anyone kept one of these or have one?
 

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my main focus is LR and 1 nemmie and 2 percula sp? clowns.
and many inverts, fav are clown shrimp and crabs.

in my previous tank i had a horse shoe crab, wierd alien looking fellow, anyone kept one of these or have one?
Not a good idea, they grow too big for most fish tanks.
 

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cool, mine stayed at about 6cm for the 2 years i had him, gave him to a lfs, so dont know how big he is now.

but they do keep the sand turned
 

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cool, mine stayed at about 6cm for the 2 years i had him, gave him to a lfs, so dont know how big he is now.

but they do keep the sand turned
They get very big, the shell gets to about 12" across
 

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ouch! well will stick to clown and cleaner shrimps :)
 

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Nice, looking forward to watching your tank progress, with lots of pics ;)

Please don't be in a rush to get an anemone, they have a much better survival rate if your tank is at least 6 months old, preferably 9-12 months if you can wait that long.
 
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Well its official, i have just bought my new setup today from PetStop, many thanks to Moolis and Shawn!

Here i plan to post pics of my setup and design.
:whoohoo:Congrats Dallas. Looking forward to the update with pics.
 

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no tank yet, should be here in a day or so i think....

i will wait a good couple of months before i add corals or nemmies...

LR and shrimps to start, cleaning crew and maybe a fish
 
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just make sure your system will able to keep a nemmie, you need strong lighting, decent flow and excellent water conditions. They are very hard to keep and are very demanding so make sure you research a lot before you try to get one. and if you can wait about a year to add one. When your system is matured
 

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i have kept nemmies before, i got t5s , mh's etc.

i managed to keep them 10 years ago when things were much harder

my goal i 1 nemmie and 2 clowns, the rest is fanfare
 

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just finished the stand for my tank, L shaped stand, 1900mm x 550mm, L piece 1150mm x 550mm, and 1.1m high. the top is 4cm thick blue/grey granite with 3.5cm square tubing.
will post pics tomorrow.

i hope its strong enuff
 

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just finished the stand for my tank, L shaped stand, 1900mm x 550mm, L piece 1150mm x 550mm, and 1.1m high. the top is 4cm thick blue/grey granite with 3.5cm square tubing.
will post pics tomorrow.

i hope its strong enuff
I would suggest putting wood and polystyrene between the granite and stand.ie. Stand > wood (Ply) > polystyrene > granite > Polystrene > tank. that way less sraine on the granite.
 
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sounding great there dallas, looking forward to seeing your progress.

what sort of equipment are you going to have, do you have a sump and skimmer etc?
 

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Mekaeel, i have gone this route
Stand > silicone > granite > Polystrene > tank, with it being 100% level

crispin, i have a sump, 1100mmx400mmx400mm with a dsb and LR compartment. I have made myself an algae scrubber 40cm x 20cm, sump lights are 2x t8 red & super light. and 4 x 15w 3000k powersavers.

DT lights are 2 t5's with 150w mh 20000k double end blue cap
 
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sounds really good there dallas:) do you have any internal powerheads or are you planning closed loop. would be nice to have a nennie safe tank if you could:)
 
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