Howzit guys and gals

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  1. Carcharias

    Carcharias

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    I'm new to the forum so hi and here is a bit about my tank.
    My mixed reef
    The tank I built from 10mm glass is 1500*700*700mm. Has a over flow on the left side of the tank. I built it with euro bracing. It had 6* 54w ATI T5s and 2* 150w MH. About a month ago I changed over to 3 of the 1st Generation Radion Led lights.
    Flow is 4* M1100 Seio flow pumps.
    The overflow has 2500ml of Orca Bio Cubes.
    The Sump I built with 6mm glass is 120-450-450mm and has 4 chambers. The first has a TS3 Reef Octopus skimmer and a 300w heater. The second has macro algae and light. The third has a 20cm deep sand bed. The forth has my Aqumedic Ca reactor, carbon and return pump. Next to the sump is my auto top up and my HI-380 CA Halia chiller. In the DT I have about 200 kg live rock. The fish I have are as follows. 1 Yellow Tang, 1 Purple Tang, 1 Royal Gramma, 2 Banggais, 1 Sunbirst Goldie, 1 Firegoby, 1 orange spot Jaw Fish, 1 Bipartitus, and 2 True Percula clowns with a Porcelain Crab which host in my Purple and Green tip Bubble Anemone. I also have a unreal Tricolor Bubble that's moved to the back of the tank. There are 10 Turbo Snails working this tank over. 1 Fire Shrimp that cleans the fish. 1 Maxima clam, 1 Purple and Blue spot Crocea. Corals are a mix of SPS, LPS, softies and leathers. When I built this tank 4 years ago I moved some of my corals, fish and live rock from my first tank that was a 3 foot bear bottom. I had a Sarcophyton that was a small toadstool that I moved over and grew into a monster with a head as big as a dinner plate which got to big for my tank. I then had a Frogspawn that had 3 heads and that grew into a 28 headed dragon with long sweepers, that got to big so fraged him. Now I have a Orange Monti plate that started as a 5 Rand coin size and it now dominates my tank. I'm slowly moving to more SPS as got some awesome frags coming. Here are some pics.

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  3. belindamotion

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    Welcome, tank looks great
     
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    I like those oversize corals.

    And welcome to the forum.
     
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    Visser MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to masa @Carcharias, your corals look very happy! Got some lovely coral selection as well!
    Can you perhaps take a full tank picture of the tank, would love to see it!
     
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  7. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    looking fantastic, your frags are being shipped on Sunday :)
     
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    Wow amazing coral dude :welcome6:
     
  9. Kevin34PE

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    Welcome to Masa,great looking tank. When u gonna upload more pics?
     
  10. Carcharias

    Carcharias Thread Starter

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome and comments.
    Can't wait for those frags Andre.
    Here are some full tank pics of how it used to look progressing to now.
    Will throw in some bits and pieces from the tank also.

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    wow, is that a goni there ?
     
  12. Carcharias

    Carcharias Thread Starter

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    Here are some more pics

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  13. Seabass

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    Ah alien eye. Who is your sps frag supplier. Btw awesome well matured tank.
     
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    How are the LEDs when compared with mh unit?
     
  15. Carcharias

    Carcharias Thread Starter

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    @Andre. Yip I've had for some time now and I have to keep on moving him as he grows through the sand and attaches to the glass, also those tenticals get realy long.

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  16. Carcharias

    Carcharias Thread Starter

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    @Seabass
    Swaping frags with friends is the way and checking out LFS and holding back till you see the right specimen, and now @Andre is sending me a unreal frag oak. Can't wait.

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  17. Carcharias

    Carcharias Thread Starter

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    Not sure why the pics are coming up side ways but must be newbie thing I guess. @Seabass.
    I tried out a Friends Kessil lights that he had lying around befor he built his frag tank, they are awesome lights but I did not like having to manually change them. I had the privelage of using his Kessil for only 2 months and saw no problems with them. All my corals kept on growing at there norm. Then I saw the special on the 1st generation Radions so I went for them. Love them. I've only had them for a short while and also no problems as yet. Big plus is that my Eshcom ACC has droped a few bucks which is unreal.
     
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  18. Ayoob

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    welcometomasa some nice pics
     
  19. Carcharias

    Carcharias Thread Starter

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    @Ayoob. Thanks. Only got my BlackBerry to take pics. Need to get a camera.
     
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    WELCOME!
    Awesome looking system you got there:thumbup:
     
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    masahellovery nice
     
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