Hammerhead's 4ft adventure

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  1. Hammerhead

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    So back in October 2014 I shut down my tank as it was set up at my folk's place when I lived there, maintenance was becoming an issue as I could not afford the tank the time it needed, needless to say it suffered. Here's my old thread.

    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/threads/hammerheads-new-tank-build.29907/

    After signing up our new flat I realised the existing tank was going to be too big so I sold it to Mayhem who transformed it into a masterpiece.

    Once settled into our new flat, the opportunity to build a new tank presented itself and having kept most of my equipment it would mean I didn't need to outlay as much capital to start up.

    I managed to convince my better half on a decent size tank even though I new I was overreaching for our small flat. Well the reefer in me took advantage of her generosity and built a 1200x650w x 550 h tank. A mere 100mm smaller than my ex tank and also a bit shallower. It does look a bit out of scale for our small flat but I'm sure it will grow on us.

    The tank will have a side overflow with a riaanp soil vent valve overflow.

    Still have a fair bit to do before I get it wet. Inspiration for the white design was from the RSM and also AeroEng, Quaiser and Mournewills build threads. Will update as we go along but its going to be a slow journey.

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  3. Breado

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    looking great so far

    nice clean look
     
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    this tank looks great and very neat.
     
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    this tank looks great and very neat.
     
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    Good clean look. Looks quite in place as if it was meant to be there:lol:.
     
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    Shot thanks. Managed to rough scape and add the aragonite.

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    Like the 2 island effect with the slight middle combination effect.:thumbup:
     
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    Tanks in white does look good.
    Nicely done.
     
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    Shot thanks. Goes well with the existing theme. Going to implement your soil vent valve overflow as well.
     
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    Looking really nice , was chatting to my niece they other. Asked her hows your vrou , she said she is no longer teaching ...
     
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    Shot, she still is
     
  13. Hammerhead

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    So the tank was finally wet on the 1st now for the long wait. Lights will remain off during cycle.

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    well done bro:cheers2:
     
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    love the clean look of the tank and the cabinets
     
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    Managed to score a Yellow Tang, Regal and a pair of common clowns from a fellow reefer who is shutting down. Also added a few kgs of live rock to seed the tank and provide some refuge for the skittish fish which kind of threw my scape off. Thankfully the fish are in good health. Will remove rock a little at a time as I add corals.

    Also got a bubble tip and a few leathers hanging on to dear life. I'm taking a gamble with the nennie as my tank is so new but with a little tlc I'm sure it will recover.
     
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    tops bud
    lol I also in search of a yellow tang and a regal tang , dam u lucky
     
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    Yeah, and all healthy specimens is a bonus. Those frags you got from me should be fully grown now.
     
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    top stuff...put some pics when you get a chance:cheers2:
     
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    Picked up a birdsnest and a brain. Mind the bald spot still fine tuning the power heads.

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    What filtration are you tuning on the tank.
     
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