First Medium Sized Tank (with pics)

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  1. Michael B

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    Hi Folks,

    Still very new to this awesome hobby & took the leap with a medium size tank (started a few months ago with My-Nano cube) – 300l plus

    Here are the specs & some photo’s – been cycling for a few weeks, so not long to go now J

    • 1500mm (w) x 500mm (d) x 500mm (h)
    • Corner Box Overflow (a little too loud?)

    • Sump – 1400mm (w) x 450mm (d) x 400mm (h) – fully enclosed
    • Chambers – Skimmer / Filter Matt & Ceramic Rings / Heater / DSB with Cheato / Return Pump & Chem Pure Elite / Automatic Top Up on float switch

    • Skimmer – Deltec
    • Return Pump – Hailea HX6530 (1,750lph)
    • Heaters – 2 x ViaAqua (300w each)
    • Powerhead – 1 x Sunsun (3,000lph) & 1 x Twin Sunsun (6,000lph)
    • Lighting – T5’s (2 x white, 1 x Blue & 1 x Purple)
    • Cooling – 2 x Dymax Windy w-4
    • Phosban Reactor 150

    That’s about it – here are some pics – any feedback welcome?

    Cheers
    Michael B


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  3. gaboon

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    Looking good dude, looks like you enjoy photography as well
     
  4. MistaOrange

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    Hey Michael awesome looking setup dude:thumbup: the shrooms look good too.
    Oh yes welcome to MASA.
    Cheers
    Michael(me)
     
  5. Evo R

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    This looks like the start of a awesome setup!!!
     
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    very very nice setup there!:thumbup: i like your scaping.
    your photography looks great too,those borders give the photo a lovely look;)
    well done and please keep us updated with pics as you progress.
     
  7. Michael B

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    Thanks so much all (still so new to this hobby) - will update soon
     
  8. Michael B

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    A quick update & from what I have read, an update without a pic or teo is useless LOL

    Added two open brains (gave them a piece of fish each which they devoured in minutes), one Chalice & tube worm.

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    Also a pic of the tank with my basket stack, now filling with "marine" goodies

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    Looking good dude, its soooo clean:)
     
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    Tank looks awesome, going to be great!
     
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    Real nice, tank and photo's, keep em coming
     
  12. Junz

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    Looks very Clean and Well presented, Just add 2years to this and you will have a jaw dropping reef.
     
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    I see you shooting with a Canon EOS 1D- Mark 11. Nice clear pics
     
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    The tank is coming on nicely.:thumbup:. Remember take your time;)
     
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    Awesome tank and photo's, gonna be a lekka tank with time.:thumbup:
     
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    very nice setup bud
    i like the scaping !!!
    keep the pics coming - lekka
     
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    very impressive beginning, well done !!!
     
  18. Michael B

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    Thank you so much all & yip agree, patience is one of the single best skills with Marine (so will be taking my time, thanks again)
     
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    stunning man
     
  20. Michael B

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    Just a quick update (with a few pics) – while my tank was still cycling I was collecting Ricordeas & my brother was keeping them in his tank for me (all neatly glued / placed on a rock) & I finally got it into my tank.

    Also got a Midas Blenny – what a character


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    Wow! Beautiful system. That ricordia rock is amazing!
     
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