Its time for a new tank

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  1. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Having taken a break from sps keeping, fragging & farming, I have finally started up my new system, been running for a week and a half.

    Display Dimensions: 1.2L x 1W x 0.6mh (200mm is for the oveflow, so ctual viewing is 1mx1mx0.6m)
    Overflow: coast to coast
    Sump: 1st 160L plastic bin for skimmer, biological media and extra live rock, 2nd 60 L plastic bin for chemical filtration and return pump.
    Filtration:
    Skimmer: Currently housing a reef octo ts4, but will be replaced by a skimz sk 201 when it arrives. The ts4 will go to the frag farm.
    Biological: In the skimmer chamber, I shall be using Orca Nitra-Guard Bio Cubes. Once this is in, I shall discontinue the use of zeostart and zeofood, but will more than likely carry on with spongepower. Still deciding whether I shall be dosing zeobac / stability / biodigest.
    In tank liverock compromises of about 40Kg of mixed indo, kenya and wherever else liverock on a bare bottom.
    Chemical: I am currently using 500ml of Orca Phospha-guard, 500ml of Seachem Matrix Carbon and 1 sachet of Seachem Purigen.
    Flow: Contemplating getting a Vortech MP40, but until the budget (which has really been blown to smithereens by now) allows, using a Tunze 6201 on a single controller, two sus sun 102 pumps and a bouyo wm1 on intermittent switches (theyr'e cheap, so I dont mid breaking them:whistling:) a seio m1500 and m2600 and a resun waver. Return is a 4000 lph waterfall pump. Once I get the vortech, will quit using the seios, and hide the suns suns, resun waver and the tunze, which I reckon should give me enough flow.
    Lighting: Diy unit with 3 x ATI Aqua Blue Spezial, 1 X ATI True Actinic, 1 x ATI Blue Plus and 1 x ATI Purple Plus each in its own gull wing reflector.
    Calcium and Alk Replenisment: Reef Octo Calcium Reactor, which I desperately need to mod, as it has a design flaw which cause pumps to blow, so for the time being (not much of a demand atm) using Kalk in a diy auto top up.

    Frag Farm: Have a huge Garden shed, so got a few plans to help out people with frags..... Will use my old sump from previous setup for a dsb and a few frag raceways all lit with T5's, alterntively, thinking of square raceways lit by a 250 halide each, as I already have two in Gull wing reflectors with elec ballasts.

    I shall post pictures from time to time, AND: @viper357 yes, I have actually got water in it.... and even some coral already.
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Really good to hear the master is back in the game.:notworthy:

    That's a serious amount of flow you got going on there. Hope your silicone is fresh. :p
     
  4. Michael B

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    Looking forward to seeing the pictures???
     
  5. irie ivan

    irie ivan Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Thanks Dean, but not sure if I deserve such praise.
    Tank is well braced, let's hope it holds.
    Regarding the flow: REPEAT AFTER ME:.
     
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    great news to hear you are kicking anouther tank into life, realy looking forward to watching it grow and develop.......ie pics please!

    love the width on the tank too, good planning
     
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    Looking forward to this.
     
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    Pictures or it doesn't exist / never happened... :D
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Nice, look forward to see this progress
     
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    Nice to see you back in the game. Now to get Dean to post more of his tank:whistling:
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    nice ivan.. im looking forward to this one ..
     
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    Great to hear that you back in the game, looking forward to this.
     
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    irie ivan Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Thanks Guys...... Almost forgot how financially burdening this game can be....

    Pics will follow soon..........

    Aquascaping done, first poccilapora in, got rid of most derbesia which came in first week, still the odd tuft around, time for some grazers........
     
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    looking forward to seeing this :)
     
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    Tagging along in anticipation :thumbup:
     
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    21 hours later and still no pics. You should be banned
     
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    Tagging on this one :bigthumbup:
     
  18. irie ivan

    irie ivan Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Ok, ok, here is a pic for you guys.......

    My old system, but had to post it to remind me to take some of the new tank and more importantly to remind me to get there asap!
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Very cool heard loads about this tank, i am sure u will surpass it
     
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    irie ivan Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    To ensure I don't get banned........As promised, some pics:
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  21. K_ONE

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    Nice Ivan.. it took me a while to realize that the first pic is actually the width of the tank!!

    Looks like you're going bare bottom again... are you planning another DSB in sump? Or no sand at all?

    Any pics of sumps?


    :) Pic who0re
     
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