Finally took the time to get some pics of my Tank

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  1. SaltyReef

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  3. Trev

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    Awsome thats a nice size tank dude
     
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    Thanks.

    I bought it second hand with mature water and Rock.
    It had been running for about 18months successfully until 3 weeks before I bought it when the Guys Sump shattered.

    He decided to call it quits. and move on to a less expensive hobby, lucky me

    Built the sump myself from a 3 foot tank.
    Sediment trap
    Skimmer section with extra coral skeletons as filter media plus carbon Bag and zeolite bag
    DSB 13 cm deep
    Bubbe trap
    Return with 300W Heater
    In Line Chiller - not running right now with JHB weather

    I would like to upgrade the skimmer from the Boyu 1516 I have to something better.

    Main Tank has 35Kg of
    Live Rock some quite solid some very pourous.

    LiveStock:
    2 Sebae Clowns
    2 Domino Damsels
    2 Skunk Cleaners
    2 Fire Shrimp
    3 Hermits
    1 Mexican Turbo Snail
    3 Zebra Turbo
    1 Cowry
    1 Crocea Clam
    1 Sally Lightfoot Crab
    Some Red Button Polyps
    2 Yellow Button Polyp Frags
    1 scooter Blennie
    1 Regal Tang

    I would also like to Upgrade the lighting from the Combination of T8s and T5s by removing the T8s and adding a 150W M/Halide.

    Can then use the T8s on the QT tank

    Busy setting up a second Corner Cabinet Tank Approx 160Lt as a QT Tank.
    Plan on Running a Canister Filter with Bioballs and Sponge and a hang on Skimmer.
    With no subtrate Just a few Plastic Hides.

    Loving every minute.
     
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    Wow it realy sound like you have your A and B in order great to see somuch enthusiazm 100%

    The only advice I can offer on your sump is to take those coral skeletons out as soon as possible they will trap alot of dirt and cause nitrates to build up, the debtris/sediment trap is a good thing but you have to clean it every day or you will also end up with nitrate issues and lastly move your heater to your dsb or even better your skimmer chamber cause if for any reason your inflow to the sump gets blocked ( it happens ) your return pump will empty its chamber and your hearter will burst. Other than that man I realy have to take my hat off to you, you seem to have done allot of research and you sure know what going on in your tank. Well done

    Trev
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Thanks alot.
     
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    Tank looks GREAT:thumbup:, keep up the good work.
     
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    You really want to upgrade your lights ASAP with that clam bud, how many T5's and what wattage do you have in your tank?

    Interesting rockwork, is it balanced or have you done some puttying?

    Looking pretty good though!
     
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    I have 4 T8s and 4 T5s
    Total 312 Watts
    I would like to put in a 150w halide as soon as the budget grows a little.

    The Rock is balanced but seems faily bullet proof thus far.
     
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    mmmm, may want to use a little bit of Pratleys to hold that together mate. And with the clam, get the 150W, for its own good

    Great start and love the fact you are open to asking questions and getting feedback!
     
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    Great tank....just some advise,move your sun coral into a shadow.They don't like to much light at all.
     
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    what you are seeing is not a sun coral it is a white and yellow zoas.

    I now do have a Sun Coral and have added a 150w metal halide.

    the sun coral is under a overhang and so is the new chilli coral both are doing great and opening during the day as well as during the night cycle.:thumbup:
     
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    Very nice tank.
     
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    Nice goin dude, lovin the clam :)
     
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    looking awesome !!!
     
  16. Slummies

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    nice tank..

    just one thing and i may be wrong, but i think clams should be on substrate and now on rock...
     
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