Eye-level Kitchen tank.

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  1. Broder

    Broder Mudshark

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    Thought I'd post some pics of my other tank. It's at eye-level on a wierd dividing wall, that has no purpose in the kitchen. The tank doesn't take up any space in the kitchen, not that I care as I'm a bachelor and don't really like kitchens. With a tank in it, it becomes a useable room again.

    It's 150cm x 30cm wide x 35cm high.
    Filtration is courtesey of a DSB and an algal scrubber.
    For flow there are 2 Seio 820's
    Lights: T5 2x 54w 8000k and 2 x 39w actinics

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    Photo of the position, veiwable from both sides.

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    Food preparation side.

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    Dish washing side.

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    Access and lighting.

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    DSB and scrubber.

    Some inhabitants:

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  3. crispin

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    lovely looking tank mudshark :)

    i saw another tank in a kitchen when i was in UK with Mike and it truley was spectacular.

    im looking to rebuild a kitchen ( one of my favorite rooms in a house :)) and might plug a space for a custom tank into it.

    But yours really is lovely, thanks for sharing :)
     
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    My you have some big softies in there! haha i love how you say the room becomes usable with a tank in it :p
     
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    Nice Mudshark,now you can spend hours in the kitchen.
     
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    Hey hey finally, hey that tank is nice and you have to see it up close to see the amount of life in it, it truely is insane.
     
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    WOW Mudshark! Really awesome!
     
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    all i can say is WICKED !!!

    wish i had the space in my kitchen..might turn me into that oliver bloke :whistling:
     
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    Looking awsome there boet - I must say the softies are something to drewl about:yeahdude:
     
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    now thats what i call a useable room
     
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    Mudshark wicked ekse
     
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    Eish, too much nice
     
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    Very cool!
     
  14. Tony

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    Nice one there from a chef
     
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    Broder Thread Starter Mudshark

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    Thanks for all of the kind complements guys. The softies actually look bigger than they really are because the tank is actually quite small. The lighting is rather yellow at the moment, but I'll be adding some blue lights as soon as the credit crunch releases me.
     
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    Always great to have your fresh sushi stock in the kitchen :)
     
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    Broder Thread Starter Mudshark

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    Yeah... the way that those fire gobies jump, you just have to put the nori and rice on the counter, open the top and wait a couple of minutes. Viola! Coloufull sushi.
     
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    Awsome looking tank Mudshark! How about some close up pics please :)
     
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    fantastic! i would never leave the house (or kitchen) if i were u. please share some more tips on how u got ur softies to that size. How old are they, what do u feed, how often?
     
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    Those pics look like something from a marine book:)
     
  21. Broder

    Broder Thread Starter Mudshark

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    One of a pair of clowns.

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    One of my favourite creatures chowing down on a star burger.

    The colt is about 2.5 years old. I don't feed my corals. They do get some fish food and live brine once in a while. Not running a skimmer probably helps, but you shouldn't do this unless your tank is at least ayear old and you know exactly what the risks are. If you have to ask, you're not ready.
     
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