Gman's 1000L Starfire

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  1. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    A year and 3months later, I've finally started up again! Are we ever out of it once we start?
    After shutting down our 5ft, I've been faffing and farting on finding another tank, couldn't decide on whether it should be a cube, 2m rectangle, shallow reef, buy used or have one made up and then..... boom! this beauty fell into my lap. Thanks to @Ridwaan it was an offer I could not refuse and the tank itself is more than I could of imagined.

    DT: 1400 x 1000 x 700 12mm starfire all around, 3 side viewable
    Sump: didn't measure that yet :p
    Hardware:
    Bubble blaster 5000 skimmer :yeahdude:
    DC 9000 return
    Tunze Auto topup
    2 x Tunze 6105 with the 7096 controller
    2 x Vertex Illumilux
    1 x 120w Eco-exotic Cannon LED (Awesome light unit!)

    Livestock:
    1 x Purple Tang
    1x Yellow Tang
    1 x Sailfin tang
    1 x Regal Tang
    1 x Blonde Naso
    1 x Chromis
    1 x Sandsifting blenny
    1 x Hawkfish (Fijian I think?)
    2 x Hermits

    Corals:
    A whole lotta SPS

    For the picture ho's, I'm busy uploading to photo bucket, will add here once done or has there been an easy way to upload in the last few months?

    A huge thank you to @Nemo's Janitor and Mathew @ADVdiver for undertaking the move, I don't who was more stressed out on manoeuvring thru my difficult access, them or me but an awesome job on getting everything to us in one piece and up and running!
     
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  3. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

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    I've been to your place. And if they can get that size tank into your place without mishaps... Wow, they must be good.

    A great shoutout to Nemos Janitor and ADVdiver
    Sounds like a job well done.
     
  4. Ridwaan

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    @Nemos Janitor is THE BEST when it comes to moving tanks and service...
    Kieth and Mathew are awesome guys, would recommend them to anyone.

    They know their stuff, that's for sure
     
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    Nice come back, congrats @gMAN, all the best with your new setup, yip Nemo`s moved my tank aswell, done a great job, also @ADVdiver, Always very helpful, thanks buddy.

    Nippy
     
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    You're back in the drivers seat bud? Great to hear! Hope it goes well. Looking forward to lots of pics
     
  7. Zandy

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    Welcome back Greg !!! Great to hear you back in the game !!!
     
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    A legend returns! :slayer:
     
  9. gMAN

    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    Some pitchaars

    Stand in place
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    Discussing the plan
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    Mathew wondering what he got himself into as they negotiate the first corner
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    Finally at the top, worst was over
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    Tank in place
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    Getting wet
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  10. gMAN

    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    All filled up
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    Sunday morning
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    1m viewing side
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    1.4m viewing side
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    Group shot
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    "whatcha' looking' at??"
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    Aquascape from the 1m side
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    Sump
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  11. gMAN

    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    They are!!

    I would recommend them any day of the week! :yeahdude:

    Shot buddy

    Ninjaman! thank bud, will post as many as my kids allow me to take :tt2:

    Thanks Karen

    :blush:
     
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  12. mariusmeyer

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    Very nice. I really like the cabinet. Might try and do my future one like that.
     
  13. Ridwaan

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    Wow!...looking awesome!
     
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    Welcome back Greg.....looking realy good so far....:thumbup:
     
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    Slm Gman

    Tanks looking awesome!!!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    I need to make a turn to have a look at it. Busy with a build and some ideas.
     
  17. Zandy

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    This tank is so awesome Greg !! Well done... As always super clean and thumbs up for you !
     
  18. dallasg

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    great you back Greg!!
    this is a hard addiction to quit
     
  19. gMAN

    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    Wslm bru, anytime, you have my numbers

    :blush:
    Thanks Karen

    Shot Dallas, glad to be back :thumbup:
     
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    great you back Greg!!
     
  21. gMAN

    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    A Few SPS Shots

    Still undecided on whether or not I want to keep SPS...

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    There is a red hair algae situation :p, will attend to that soon..
     
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