finaly finished my 450L

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  1. luke mac

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    This aquarium i got from my uncle, he had it made custom. He had only freash water fish.

    I have since then built the stand for the tank. The lighting is all been done by my self and my father, the sump and all the pipping has all been done ourselves, the cabnet wood work we had built from scratch here at home.
    the wood was burnt then sanded and varniched. its taken a large amount of time effort and money but its all done now and is looking great.:thumbup::yeahdude:
    just need to work more on the reef.

    The tanks diamentions are: Lengh 103cm Width 63 Depth 68
    The sump is : Lenght 60 Width 45 Depth 45, the sump is +-150L
    The light system:2 marine white 54W Juwel aqurium, 2 marine blue 54W jewel aquarium.
    There is a skimmer, power head in the tank, two heaters one in the sump and one in the tank.

    This whole Tank is DIY:biggrin:
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    awesome Luke, now send us some pics :)
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  4. luke mac

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    i really dont know how to upload pics
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the easiet way is where u type posts, click the quick link upload text below the box
     
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    still cant come right with the pics:(
     
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    O yes and :welcometomasa2:
     
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    THe Sump system
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    Awesome tank!!! What fish is that in the second pic the silver yellowish one?
     
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    its a cheakaboard wrasse, thanks:)
     
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    Welcome to MASA Luke mac :wave2:. Build looks very neat. However i am a little concerned as to the height of the outlet pipe from your skimmer. The PIC shows it very high which will cause it to skim very wet. How do you adjust the water level having it plumbed like that?
     
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    Looking good dude. Just a suggestion, instead of piling you rocks one on top of the other, why not sapce them and create more caves and crevices. This will give your rockwork more height, adequate flow and more hiding space for you fishes :)
     
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    Tank is looking very nice...
     
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    Welcome. Very neat piping. Please tell us what you got in your sump and how long have you been running this Tank.
     
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    here are the new pics, thanks for the advice mekeel.
     
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    I don't know if it's just me or does the new pic look more yellowish... Did you change the lights? If not it's propably chemicals, good activated carbon should take that out easily.
     
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    Hi Luke. Welcome! Nice setup! I like the plumbing.

    Just a observation, you should maybe remove that piece of rock on the right hand side that's leaning against the glass. If it falls over you could be in some trouble. Also maybe add more flow to the tank.
     
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