Jan's 5Ft Reef

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  1. Jan

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    Howdy

    Well finally I get to upgrade. Bought a tank from a friend who has to shut down his system because of having to travel a lot for work this year.

    So Details:

    Display: 1500 x 500 x 700 (All12mm with 15mm base, corner overflow)
    Sump: 1220 x 450 x 510
    Stand: 40mm, 1m High

    Transferring everything from my old 4ft:

    Stock List:

    - Regal Tang
    - Scopas Tang
    - Foxface
    - Lavendar Tang
    - Clown Fish x 2
    - Chromis x 8
    - Anthias x 5
    - Coral Beauty
    - Dusky Angel
    - Raccoon Butterfly
    - Naso Tang
    - Convict Tangs x 4

    Fish I still would like to add:
    - Atlantic Blue Tang
    - Gem Tang

    For lighting I am going to only run T5's for now. Will see in future if I really need to upgrade to MH. Mainly going to keep softies and LPS. Stock needing more light will be placed high up....

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  3. OP
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    Sump Divisions worked out:
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    Tank setup outside to finish prep for moving inside:
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    Eggcrate on base as a bit of safety under sand and rock work:
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    Emptying and moving of old 4ft, just drained and rolled across room:
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    New tank in place and level:
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    Half Fill:
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    Full:
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  4. OP
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    Pics were all taken with my BB Torch. As soon as I can get my 350D sorted out I can take some better pics... But thats it for now... ;)
     
  5. Atilla

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    Dude , how many tanks do you have?
    Why do you have the clown in the sump? are they fighting;)

    This tank is a great size:peroni:
     
  6. OP
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    The 5ft and Nano is mine... The one in the middle is my boet's.

    Clown is in sump cause I got a pair from the friend I bought the tank from and they fought with that clown so another friend of mine is taking it from me soon.
     
  7. Boegie

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    Great, thanks for sharing.
     
  8. Atilla

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    so are you and your boet competing to see who has the best tank?;)
     
  9. OP
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    Haha... not really... We got different setups.... He likes his predator or "nasty" fish as I call them and I like my reef setup. We have made one rule that we don't both keep the same fish and so far so good...
     
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    well i hope your tanks are covered, cause if some of your (or his) fish were to jump in the other's tank....eish
     
  11. OP
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    LOL... !!! They are well covered. Fish are quite rustig...
     
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    A Bit of an update since my Camera decided to work again:
    Oh and have replaced my 8 x T5's with a Dymax 3 x 150W MH unit with 2 x T5's....


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    tank looks really great! :)
     
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    looking awesome man
     
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    Suppose your Boet is becoming jealous of your tanks???? And with the light upgrade ;)
     
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    Thanks guys.

    He is moerse jealous Sean.... Told him patience... He will be able to upgrade soon enough. But then I am going to be jealous cause he is wanting something along the lines of a 2500 x 800 x 600 :p
     

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