Hi All Im new to the Site

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  1. martinhal

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    Hi all,

    I am new to the site.

    I have been in the hobby for 9 month now. Let me give some spec.
    300l tank with 50l sump fed by a siphon overflow
    DNW 150 Reef Octopus skimmer rated for 800l fed plumed to the overflow
    Sump has a DSB with 2000lhp pump return to tank and 2000lhp return to tank via Reef Octopus phosphate reactor
    Helia Chillier
    4X T5 bulbs and 1x MH 150w bulbs 50/50 10000K and Actinic


    Water parameters
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 0 ( 20ppm before addition of DSB)
    Phosphates .03 ppm ( 1ppm before addition of DSB)
    Temp 25-26 C
    Kh 8
    Calcium 410ppm
    PH 8.4

    Housemates

    5 Hermit crabs ( 3 purchased 2 born in the tank)
    6 Snails
    2 anemones
    2 Torch Corals
    2 Elephant ear mushrooms
    2 Tube anemones
    3 Clownfish Perculas
    1 Green star polyps
    1 Regal Tang
    1 Copper Band Butterfly
    Some mushrooms

    All the housemates look 100000% better than they did in the LSF.

    Other interests include reading and and 4X4 get aways.

    Some pics.

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  3. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Nice tank Martinhal, welcome to MASA.
     
  4. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA Martinhal, you have a very nice setup there! Tank looks healthy ;) How about some pics of the sump?
     
  5. crispin

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    welcome to MASA martinhal, realy nice to have you here.

    that tanks looking great, love the clarity in the water. would love to see a shot of the sump if you have one:)

    whats your CBB feeding on?
     
  6. MASA Admin

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    Hello martinhal, welcome aboard. Enjoy your visits.
     
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    martinhal

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    Pics of the sump are difficult to take due to space as it is a mod from fresh water. Sump is under the tank with 3 compartments 60X40X50 (give or take 5cm)

    1 - Feed from skimmer
    2- 25 cm aragonite DSB with plants growing in it with lights on 24/7
    3 - Return to tank
     
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    martinhal

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    The CCB eats mysis and clams at feeding time. Spends the rest of the day picking at rocks for critters.
     
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    Very nice tank;)Makes me want to go for softie/LPS setup only as well:whistling:
     
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    welcometomasa
    nice tank
     
  11. keyaam

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    Awesome tank you have there
     
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    oh and welcome to masa
     
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    A very WARM WELCOME to MASA Martin! Awesome to have you on-board! Seems that you have sussed the "Secret" of keeping marines! Awesome tank man! GREAT skimmer you have there!
    Very healthy looking life-stock! Thanks for sharing!
    Where are you located, btw?
     
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    martinhal

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    Shrimp .....

    Here is my shrimp pulling on a coral ... he is a naughty one tries to catch everything .....

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    One more time and a week in the sump my friend !
     
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    Welcome to MASA!! Nice tank you have there, love Copperband.
     
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    It's a boxer shrimp, they do that, it won't do any lasting harm.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Very, very nice tank you have there. :thumbup1:
     
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    :welcometomasa1:


    And I must say, this is extremely nice, and very neat. Good pics
     
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    i second that
     
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    martinhal

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    Thanks guys. It is only as a result of many hours of research and work and no longer doing impulse buys. I actually buy my dry goods online to aviod the LFS.

    I dont want to add anything at the moment other than the two fellas in the QT as I am busy with what I call " operation water management" working out how I can keep all my paramaters stable on a long run.
     
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    Welcome welcome!!!!!!! hope you enjoy your stay
     
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