Jakkals's Reef

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  1. Jakkals

    Jakkals

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  3. ThaneF

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    Great looking tank you have there, now how about a pic or two of the sump...
     
  4. leslie hempel

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    very nice..
     
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    nice system.
     
  6. rakabos

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    nice nice NICE!

    System specs?
     
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    Agreed, beautiful system. Would love to see tank with all lights on and a view from the front
     
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    Jakkals

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    Thank Guys

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    very cool!
    can you explain the engine room, filtration etc
     
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    Jakkals

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    Recently added it inline to my sumpfilter underneath the tank (not showing in the pics) Just thought I'd improve it a bit.

    Mind you, it brought my nitrates down from plus minus 50 to 5 in A WEEK!!
    Keep in mind that I do a 100 litre water change per day.


    I seeded this new filter with the media in the "old sump", which is now basicly just a run-through.

    New filter:
    2 x 500 litre drums,
    From left to right
    Algae Scrubber,
    Bioballs,
    Kenyan Liverock,
    Crusher,
    Filtersand,
    Ceramic balls,
    Reef Octo 3000 skimmer and 30 Watt UV, before
    it enters the sump underneath the tank which consists of 3 tanks in series with a total volume of 400 litres, which I'm planning to add batting, bioballs, dsb etc.
    From there back into the tank.
    Pump is 4500 litres per hour, allowing a decent flow through the 1400 litre volume filter.

    5000 litre drum seawater outside + 5000 litre drum rainwater outside (of course :))

    I'm running NO CARBON
    Salinity is 1027.
    Corals are fed daily
     
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    thats alot of filtering, no carbon why?
    and 100L every day, is this automated?
     
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    Jakkals

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    Yeah, automated, as well as the coral feeding, the topup etc.
    I don't really get the logic behind carbon and it's absorbtion characteristics.
    Anyways, it's been working for me without it. :thumbup:
     
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    nice, the reason i asked to find exactly that, everyone has diff ways and always interested to learn why people dont use certain things, especially when they state it :) :thumbup:
     
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    Jakkals

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    :)

    Tell me 'bout your system.
    Got a recent pic or two?
     
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    Thank you, it does look nice... How old is the system now??
     
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    Nice system. How about a Live stock list?
     
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    Jakkals

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    :)
    Started up in June
     
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    Jakkals

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    Sure

    Let me see:

    Surgeons:
    2 scopas
    1 yellow
    1 vlamingi
    1 purple
    1 kole
    1 regal
    1 naso
    sadly lost my beautiful large powder blue, three days ago, due to a fight with a powder brown.
    2 convicts
    1 zebrasoma desjardini

    clowns
    3 clarkes
    2 tomatoes

    wrasses
    2 bananas
    1 green wrasse

    other
    1 cardinal
    1 coral beauty
    3 anthias
    1 foxface

    inverts
    3 hermits
    huge brittle star

    damsels

    4 yellow backs
    2 yellow
    1 yellow belly
    1 huge domino
    1 zebra
    2 green chromis


    That's about it, I'd say Let me see:

    Surgeons:
    2 scopas
    1 yellow
    1 vlamingi
    1 purple
    1 kole
    1 regal
    1 naso
    sadly lost my beautiful large powder blue, three days ago, due to a fight with a powder brown.
    2 convicts
    1 zebrasoma desjardini

    clowns
    3 clarkes
    2 tomatoes

    wrasses
    2 bananas
    1 green wrasse

    other
    1 cardinal
    1 coral beauty
    3 anthias
    1 foxface

    inverts
    3 hermits
    huge brittle star

    damsels

    4 yellow backs
    2 yellow
    1 yellow belly
    1 huge domino
    1 zebra
    2 green chromis


    That's about it, I'd say :)
     
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    Most excellent, what are the dimensions, looks over 3 m long?
     
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    Jakkals

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    Thanx Seabass :)
    It's a 3 yes x 610 x 810
     
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    Jakkals

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    Compacting corals making space on the right side of tank for "Acros only".

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