Jaco's 4 foot mixed reef

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by jacohall, 27 Mar 2017.

  1. OP
    jacohall

    jacohall

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    408
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Jeffreys Bay
    Yeah, probably gonna do this.
     
  2. Guest




  3. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    25,151
    Likes Received:
    1,843
    Location:
    Centurion
    EINA BLIKSEM

    That looks like it will leave a nice scar.
     
    Dexter likes this.
  4. OP
    jacohall

    jacohall

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    408
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Jeffreys Bay
    Worked on the lighting a bit tonight. Reflectors I stalled and wires neatened. Current LEDs will be added when doing the move.

    And sadly I realized I gave away 2 x 3 month old ati bulbs by accident. Forgot I put old bulbs in while working and gave away all the rest of the t5 stuff I had lying around

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Dian6430

    Dian6430

    Joined:
    22 May 2013
    Posts:
    1,694
    Likes Received:
    182
    Location:
    Tsitsikamma EC
    Looking good. Yeah one wants to kick yourself when something like that happens
     
  6. Prodigy

    Prodigy

    Joined:
    4 May 2009
    Posts:
    1,142
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    East London
    Good work Jaco! Long weekend coming up, lets see some hard grafting there! :thumbup:
     
  7. OP
    jacohall

    jacohall

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    408
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Jeffreys Bay
    I am hoping to do the move on Monday! I must say, I am a little nervous!
     
  8. OP
    jacohall

    jacohall

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    408
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Jeffreys Bay
    Leak tested since Thursday. All good to go for tomorrow! Pretty nervous though! Hoping everything goes smooth
    [​IMG]
     
    Dian6430 and Royden Church like this.
  9. OP
    jacohall

    jacohall

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    408
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Jeffreys Bay
    Started with some wiring tonight.
    [​IMG]

    Painted the light hood white on the inside and black in the outside. Will close it up once I know everything is working and I don’t have to fiddle as much.
    [​IMG]
     
    Prodigy likes this.
  10. OP
    jacohall

    jacohall

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    408
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Jeffreys Bay
    Just waiting on water to clear and then the scaping starts! What a day!
    [​IMG]
     
    jameshr and viper357 like this.
  11. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    25,151
    Likes Received:
    1,843
    Location:
    Centurion
    tank moves take longer than you think. Or planned for.
     
  12. OP
    jacohall

    jacohall

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    408
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Jeffreys Bay
    Getting there! Will fine tune tomorrow. Excited to get some rest now!
    [​IMG]
     
  13. OP
    jacohall

    jacohall

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    408
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Jeffreys Bay
    Pics after things cleared up. Couple of Corals still need to be placed. Everything seems happy. Even the baby cardinals are still alive in the sump.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    viper357 likes this.
  14. hotdog83

    hotdog83 Clone Fish Moderator

    Joined:
    28 May 2008
    Posts:
    3,200
    Likes Received:
    788
    Location:
    Cresta, JHB
    Some nice scaping. Who is the egg crate cage for?
     
  15. OP
    jacohall

    jacohall

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    408
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Jeffreys Bay
    Scape is taking shape!
    [​IMG]
     
  16. MacSakkie

    MacSakkie

    Joined:
    10 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    324
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    Pretoria East
    Very nice Jaco
     
    Last edited: 27 Sep 2017
  17. Royden Church

    Royden Church

    Joined:
    26 Dec 2016
    Posts:
    215
    Likes Received:
    87
    Location:
    Port Elizabeth
    Looking awesome there Jaco, well done!
     
  18. OP
    jacohall

    jacohall

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    408
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Jeffreys Bay
    Just to keep some frags of the sand. Getting rid of most of them this weekend luckily.
     
  19. Breado

    Breado

    Joined:
    4 May 2013
    Posts:
    691
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Awesome Jaco. Well done
     
  20. OP
    jacohall

    jacohall

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    408
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Jeffreys Bay
    Got some new Corals for the tank. [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Super excited to see this one grow.
    [​IMG]
     
    Prodigy likes this.
  21. OP
    jacohall

    jacohall

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2016
    Posts:
    408
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    Jeffreys Bay
    Everything is taking shape slowly but surely. All Corals are finally happy. Had to play around with flow and stuff. Only had one acro that had a bit of stn and had to frag. Even the piece I fragged off seems fine now.
    Wiring is almost there. Still have to neaten up a little bit here and there. Lights are finally fitted into canopy and working. Probably need some better reflectors. They are a bit bent from the building process and sat on one by accident the other night while fixing the light.

    Just need to get the panels to close up the stand.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 10 Oct 2017
    Royden Church likes this.

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Jaco's foot mixed Forum Date
Jaco's 3 Story weaning School Nano Tanks 31 May 2010
[wtd] 2 foot tank Wanted 22 Jun 2017
[wtd] 4 Foot light unit Wanted 6 Apr 2017
[wtd] 4 foot tank stand Wanted 28 Mar 2017
RSS New Axium Skimmers from Eshopps with tiny footprints RSS Feeds 13 Dec 2016
RSS Huge Visual Update of 6-Meter Pieter’s 20 Foot Reef Tank RSS Feeds 6 Oct 2016
My new 5foot General Discussions and Advice 28 Aug 2016

Share This Page