Enter the Dragon

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  1. DragonReef

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    Hey Guy's my name is Anthony and I would like to share my tank with you :dft010:

    This system has been running for just over a year now. In fact in turned 1 last week. The system design was a collaberation between myself and my good reefkeeping Buddy Cerven. By this stage the SPS bug had bitten me badly, so this system was designed around that. I wanted lots of flow, big lighting and an effecient means for nutrient removal. Skimming was also high on the priority list.

    The tank was constructed from 10mm glass on a floating base. Dimesions are 200cm long x 80cm wide by 75cm deep. Sump is 120cm x 60cm x 50cm.
    Equipment as follows:
    Lighting:
    3 x 250W MH powered by Icecap Electronic Ballasts
    2 x 54w T5's
    2 x 39W T5's
    1 x 140W VHO actinic

    Water movement
    2 x 6100 Streams
    2 x 6000 Streams
    1 x Nano stream
    Ocean Runner 6500 return pump

    Skimmers
    Reef Octopus DNW 200
    Deltec APF 600

    Ca Reactor
    Reef Octopus run with a Tunze CO2 controller

    Chilling
    Haliea / Aqua Medic

    That's most of the major stuff.
    This is the result:

    Left Side:
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  3. DragonReef

    DragonReef Thread Starter

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    Elegance Coral - Had it about 4 years now
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    Green Millepora - Tank lit by T5's only in these pics
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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    This setup has been my inspiration for a long time.

    Very very well done :clap:
     
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    hey dragon the coral on the very top what is it
     
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    very very nice Dragonreef. :3: Did you have any ich problems with you PB tang?
     
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    Montipora Capricornis
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    TV arial Acro :)
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    This Acro has reached the water surface

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  8. coly

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    in the first pic
     
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    I will elaborate a bit later on how my sump ended up outside and was another collaberation with another of my Reefkeeping Buddy's Alan. Fortunealty I had the space and it worked out perfectly.
    This shows the sump on the verandah and the main display in the lounge
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    More of the sump
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    Reef Octo with about 2 days worth of skimmate
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  10. Waynan

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    Awsome setup dude
     
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    Last 2 pics for now.
    End to end pic
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    And inside the cabinet showing the coast 2 coast wier in action:

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    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    Dude that TV aerial acro looks happy to see me... :rofl:
     
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    Sorry guy's I was so busy posting that I didn't see the replies inbetween.

    Thanks Galibore ;)

    Copperband, i did have ich issues with the PB for the first 3 weeks. I didn't specificaly treat him for it. Left him alone and let his immune system fight it off.

    Coly you referrring to the Acro growing to the surface ?
     
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    Rory stop leading my corals astray... :lol:
     
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    Thanks Wayne
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Looking awsum dude, you the lucky one can visit the sump and see the tank at the same time, and if you put you lap top on the table bingo all three at once.
     
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    Yes excellent setup, the key is the the 800mm depth, which is what i will be aiming for in my next tank. I just wish someone had told me first time round.
     
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    Hmmm think you need to tell me how to tune my skimmer.....

    Tank is looking good.... very good
     
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    3 x 250W MH .. I was sold then already, awesome tank ! Lovely size

    Muz
     
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    lol, Thanks Muz - I see I didn't include the lamps - they are 14k BLV's
     
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    Aaah, now you are just showing off ! LOL.. rightfully so mate, well done..
     
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