Dallas' TL-550

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    oki dokes, well i have had this nano running for a few months, at my folks place so when i visit i have fish to look at.

    I have modded it some what and will take some pics this eve.

    I have added an extra 2 lights, in the aim of trying some more harder to keep corals.
    I have 3 x 24PCL globes and 2 x 10w T8. 2 of the 24 are the 10k/actinic mix, i have one 6500k for growth and both T8's are coral blue.

    I am in the process of making a skimmer for it, will start a thread on that shortly.
    In the first chamber i will have the skimmer and filter floss, both checked every second day. the 2nd chamber has 1kg carbon, 1L NP pellets, one bag purigen.

    the third chamber i am making a refugium for cheato and some LR, and 12cm dsb :)

    the last chamber will have 1L zeovit media and 1kg zeolites. there are 2 return pumps, one to the DT and the other back to chamber 2.

    inside the i have 2 x sunsun pumps, one 8000L and the other 3000L.

    there is 20kg of LR inside and arogonite substrate.

    more on this later
     
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  3. clinton stanford

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    sounds awesome Dallas....cant wait to see the pics:)
     
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    We need pics!!
     
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    We need pics. With one litre of NP pellets your tank is going to die. Your water will be too good.
     
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    Seeing is Believing

    Where's the pics....

    And you know that will force you to visit your parents place more often. :whistling:
    (Wonder who is the beneficial party in this deal)
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Oki I took pics of livestock etc and a FTS. As for the mods I will take as I make them and do them. Will upload in the morning.

    I will benefit the most :)

    Sorry its 500ml of NP pellets
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    Wicked cant wait!
     
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    Like in, "Mom, whats for dinner?" :thumbup:

    Now to upload some pics....
     
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    Good luck getting all of that in those little chambers, sounds like overkill imo. 1 kg carbon?

    And where the pics bru, do you like punishing us?:razz:
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Livestock Pics

    here are the pics of live stock

    Lawnmower Blenny
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    Coral Banded Shrimp
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    Orange Purple Lobster
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    White sand sifter goby
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    Zoa's, frogspawn and Paly's
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Livestock Pics

    Candy Cane and Trumpet coral
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    2 Zebra dart Gobies and a Rusty Angel
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    White sand sifter goby
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Cleaner Shrimp
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    Blue Leg Hermit and Paly's
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    My oldest inmate, 18months - Blue Legged Hermit
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    small kenyan tree coral
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Livestock Pics

    Misbar Clowns
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    Anemone Crab
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    Zoa's, Play's and shrooms
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    Hermit and Shrooms
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    More Shrooms and Lawnmower blenny
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    Cabbage Leathers
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    LR with shrooms and sponges
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    FTS
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    Looking good!

    Is that lobster safe?
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    so far the only thing he has killed is his mate of 6months.
    as for fingers not really, ask Manic
     
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    looks lekker. What about filtration pics?
     
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    Looking great there, Dallas! Congratulations, mate!
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks, the old man loves it...

    will post design mods i did on it soon
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Ok time for an exciting update.
    After adding more corals and fish I started to feed more
    And reading up coralscience.org I tried and experiment.

    And today my blue palm coral started spawning, 2 of the 9 heads. I hope it takes, I turned of the skimmer and keeping an eye on things
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