Esmond's Tank Re-Ignited

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Esmond, 19 Feb 2015.

  1. Esmond

    Esmond

    Joined:
    9 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    513
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Hi All

    Got my self another tank(1600 x 750 x 750 skinny overflow) after i quitted early last year(hectic work schedule and my base that crakecd final nail in the coffin).Anyways here is some pics.

    Filtration my old RO5000 int skimmer.

    dsb + 70% man made reef rock and live rock

    lighting 8 x 54w T5's

    Pumps 2 x koralia 12500lph

    return pump halea 5000lph

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Ridwaan

    Ridwaan

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    66
    Awesome looking setup...well done
    Will follow your progress..
     
    Dexter likes this.
  4. Breado

    Breado

    Joined:
    4 May 2013
    Posts:
    422
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Looking cool. Always exciting setting up a new tank :thumbup:

    Following this one
     
  5. Suhayl

    Suhayl

    Joined:
    24 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    19
    Coming along nicely. I'm coming Saturday, so will check the progress on the tank.
     
  6. birkettN

    birkettN Nathan

    Joined:
    15 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    272
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Cape Town
  7. Esmond

    Esmond Thread Starter

    Joined:
    9 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    513
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Ghaydeen

    Ghaydeen

    Joined:
    28 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    502
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    JHB
    Awesome stuff ...
     
  9. Criggy

    Criggy

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    426
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Cape Town
    nice one
     
  10. birkettN

    birkettN Nathan

    Joined:
    15 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    272
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Cape Town
    It would be interesting to see what the par reading is near the bottom with T5's on that depth
     
  11. TaahirS

    TaahirS MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    10 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    2,607
    Likes Received:
    291
    Location:
    Cape Town (southern suburbs)
    Nice tank!
    I reckon t5 is underrated. There are some really cool large SPS dominated tanks that run on T5.
     
  12. Brad Cottle

    Brad Cottle

    Joined:
    1 Sep 2013
    Posts:
    537
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Tagging
     
  13. mzdavids

    mzdavids

    Joined:
    23 Jun 2014
    Posts:
    275
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Claremont (Jhb)
    nice Esmond
     
  14. Esmond

    Esmond Thread Starter

    Joined:
    9 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    513
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Nippy

    Nippy

    Joined:
    13 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    759
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Johannesburg,Melville
    Esmond, looking good buddy, keep it up.
     
    Breado likes this.
  16. Ghaydeen

    Ghaydeen

    Joined:
    28 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    502
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    JHB
    looking nice ...
     
  17. Esmond

    Esmond Thread Starter

    Joined:
    9 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    513
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Hi

    I am planning on going softies, lps route as i just dont have the time for sps dedication should i also dose cal;mg; and kh?
     
  18. Dexter

    Dexter

    Joined:
    24 Feb 2014
    Posts:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    129
    Location:
    Randburg
    I am running lps and softies in my tank that is of similar size than yours. One can get away without dosing ca, mg and alk by doing waterchanges. it should be enough to keep the corals happy, but im lazy. i find it easier to check the parameters once a week and dose were neccasary.
     
    Esmond likes this.
  19. devesh.r

    devesh.r

    Joined:
    20 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    johannesburg(Lenz)
    You have a great set up there Esmond, for me LPS looks so much better in a reef tank and there movment adds to teh look.
     
    Esmond likes this.
  20. Esmond

    Esmond Thread Starter

    Joined:
    9 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    513
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Morning

    Ffs found my Flame angel dead and 95% of my sps got rtn badly, temp is sitiing at 40% how is this possible as my room temp was no more than 32% lastnight.
     
  21. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    23,294
    Likes Received:
    1,272
    Location:
    Centurion
    Eish bad luck...

    Inside my house was 29 last night at 10.
    My nano sitting at 27.2 and the big tank at 26.8. Opened the sumps up now. and All doors and windows. With today's slight breeze the house will not be 29 again.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Esmond's Tank Ignited Forum Date
Esmond's V2 Beginner Discussions 13 Dec 2012
Esmond's Reef Full Tank Photo's 1 Apr 2012
[wtd] 1.2m tank with stand - Cape Town Wanted Today at 05:05
[wtd] Marine tank Wanted Yesterday at 21:12
Mix Pico Reef Office Tank Pico Tanks Tuesday at 08:58
Leveling a tank General Discussions and Advice 16 Jan 2017
How I feel you could run an immune, natural tANK FOR 40 YEARS WITH FEW PROBLEMS Advanced Topics 14 Jan 2017