Fred d's TL550

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  1. Fred d

    Fred d

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    Hi everyone ...

    time to get something wet and for now it will be my TL550

    Its a tl550 like any other with the exception that it is put together by your s truly , thus its like none other


    Specs

    standard black tl on old style standard stand
    standard return pump
    2 x heaters ( 200w x 1 and 300w x 1)
    flow is by jpv101 x 1 and jpv 201 x 1 sunsun pumps
    I am gonna try something new with filtration so that will be kept under wraps for now
    One central vertical scape
    the standard lighting is replaced with a diy led built into the canopy I bought with the tank from @charl stanhope
    the skimmer was bought from jason (thanks @Jason) is a red sea prism hob skimmer and has an impellar mod ... skims well
     
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  3. Fred d

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    Just after starting the pumps and skimmer

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    david . Pleeze could you turn these the right way up for me .
     
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    Some pics of the skimmer

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    Now that the water has cleared all I need is 2 nemos and a nennie

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    Sorry, I can't rotate your photos
     
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    all good . Will do when I get to a pc again
     
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    very curious to see whats up with this new filtration
     
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    I was looking at my previous setup and what really worked well was the liverock rubble I kept in the sump .

    The problem with it was that after some time it becomes a detritus trap .
    but I have a plan

    I aquired a box of marinepure balls on masa wish i have placed in an openflow bag (old onions bag stitched closed with some nylon rope) . Hpefully I can rince these in the water I do my waterchange with .

    the plan is to keep this in the last chamber of my tl and create space for pods and worms and the like to populate ... also the have good surface area for bacteria growth ...

    I guess time will tell

    I also plan on runing cubes and occasionally some carbon

    will see what the system requires
     
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    Like to hear how this works out in the long run
     
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    Looking lekker Fred!

    Like the table top scape.
     
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    What was cool about the live rock rubble was all the cool critters that lived in them
    will have to see how the nutrients go though .
     
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    I love it too lean
    lot more space than one thinks for sps ... you got a frag or two for me yet :whistling:
     
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    Ha Ha, my tank will only go up next year after the move and new baby!
     
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    :thumbup:Diatoms have started . Coool !!!!

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    In which compartment are you putting the live rock rubble?
     
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    In the last / return chamber bud . But its not rubble . I won a 2 kg box of marinepure balls . More surface area than liverock rubble
     
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    oh sorry my mistake. yes read that, dunno why I said rubble. Never heard about marinepure balls but that's understandable since im still pretty wet behind the ears.

    Im interested to see what happens with this boyu, just read through Charl Stanhopes TL-550 thread, and with those lights it it had alot of potential.
    Actually doing research today to do a similar DIY led project on my tank
     
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    contact charl bud . he is very friendly and quite jacked up with led's . sure he wouldn't mind giving some help/advise
     
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