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  1. rob189

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    my tank....as you can see its fishless....Brooklynella- enough said. so im leaving it like it is for another month or so. please feel free to criticise and to give advice.
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    the algae isnt there anymore...scraped all of it off today...
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome, also a gonubie boy i see ..
     
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    ofcorse:yeahdude::yeahdude::yeahdude:
     
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    Hey man. Welcome! Sweet looking tank. Like the scaping. Tell us more about your set up (filtration, lights etc)
     
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    thanks man. filtration: super small DSB (30x30), reeftek TS2 skimmer, ATS and fuge with chaeto and chaleurpa. plans have been made for a secondary sump- ordering glass hopefully on monday...:slayer:

    lighting: 2 150w MH and 2 T5's ...actinic and the blue one

    i dont dose any mainly because i dont know what to put in, when to put it in, and how much...i do put purple up in twice a week tho:whistling:
     
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    Ts2 is pretty small for your tank.. It looks like 1.8m or 2m long
     
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    It looks very nice.

    I just hope that the arch is VERY securely anchored. As a tank matures, things tend to go "bump" in the night, and a rock fall could shatter the glass...

    Hennie
     
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    the tank is 1,7Lx500wx600H..

    the arch is quite secure. ive got like a 5mm steel wire running through the LR
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    rob is the steel wire insulated? it will rust if not and cause problems with water chemistry.. if you need a hand i will be happy to pop past sometime and give you some pointers. i will pm you my number use it if you need to..
     
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    the wire fits snugly into airline tubing so its quite insulated.

    i always enjoy getting advice on how i can make my tank better
     
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    Tank is looking good Robin, see the frags I gave you are still alive...so thats a plus :p

    Still say u need to get some Vinyl for the back pane...it will definately make a huge change. ;)
     
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    Abuse this number...put it on bathroom stall walls, seedy bars and telephone poles in Curry Street...Leslie is into that kind of thing. :tt2:
     
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    dont rush me dammit! lol.where can i get the vinyl from...cant find any. oh ja i found the watermelon shroom! the gorgonian still refused to get stuck to anything. in ne of the pics you can see a white patch on it. dont worry the size of the white bit is shrinking...


    i'l post pics of the clean tank today. how do you tell if a halide is blown?
     
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    You can get Vinyl from the plasic place in that industrial shop area with all the small shops in it across from DIY Timbers...if that makes sense. Its cheap as well...think I paid R80 for the piece for my tank. Then u just soap up the front and stick it to the glass...easy and effective.

    The gorgonian looks alright though...I think I can see polyp extension from your pics so thats a good sign.

    Not sure about the MH problem...will have to wait for someone with some sort of know how in these things to help you out. :)
     
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    ya i know the place. theyre polyps are huge. im actually surprised,

    params tested today:

    PH: 8
    ALK: 8.4 from 7.4 last week
    PO4:0ppm
    Mg:1320ppm
    NO3: 5ppm
    Ca:420ppm
     
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    just paint the back black or blue,if you can get behind there!just make sure your paint isnt too toxic most paints today are ok!
     
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    notpossible bud. 4cm space between the tank and the wall
     
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    just get yourself some blue abs sheeting and slide it behind your tank... oh and Welcome to MASA.
     
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    thank you. im going for black. i think card will work best and i'l stick it to hardboard
     
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    i see you living your fantasies vicariously through me again :tt2:
     
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