JeboR760

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    JeboR760

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    Hi Guys, I have a Jebo R760 half moon 60Lt tank and i want to convert it to marine. Is it possible? I have the following modification problems

    1) current lighting is built into the roof unit... not suitable... if i remove the current roof can i get some kind of clip on or suspended LED lighting....? is LED lighting the best for corals....

    2)Filtration unit isnt suitable so I would need a hang on filtration system or sump...same applies to skimmer etc.

    3) i want real reef rock but its so expensive @ R200 a kg plus postage.. i was told i need 6 kgs (10% volume of tank) only problem is the JeboR760 doesnt really have a strong base - im not willing to risk it - i used to have lava rock which was extremely light but that store has closed down... northlands pets has a really cool artificial rock for R1000.00 is this good idea or overpriced?

    4) substrate... why cant i just collect a load of sand out of ballito rockpool or similar.. lol...arganite wot wot is so expensive also.

    Pls Help. Thanks in advance.

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  3. Dexter

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    Welcome to masa....but not good idea posting your telephone nr. You will get all sorts of weirdos calling you 3o'clock in the morning
     
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    Lol, agree with dexter.
    You can go to the rock pools at low tide to collect sand.
    Real reef is really good quality, doesn't have any nasties.
     
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    Led would be best.
    Just get a good quality skimmer and do weekly water changes for filtration
     
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    I'm not familiar with these tanks. Does it have a filtration chamber at the back?
     
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    Filtration System

    It has a filtration system built into the canopy (seperate from the roof just underneath the lights) but i know its not suitable. think its designed for freshwater but i really like the shape of the tank even if i just keep a few goldies or something. I would have to make a plan for filtration. so you saying i should collect sand from the ocean and clean it.... and get reef rock... is that the suggestion? how do I clean sand ive collected or can i just dump it in the tanks directly after collection.
     
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    You can just dump the sand in.
    Real reef rock is a synthetic rock, @flappy sells it.
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    The filter can be used as it is. I would just run a tank that size with carbon, phos remover, live rock rubble and purigen in the filter tray. You can run the tank without a skimmer and just do a weekly water change.

    The tank will work fine as a marine tank as long as u upgrade the light unit. I would suspect you would need to build a light yourself to fit the canopy.

    For livestock i think it is too small for goldies. Maybe look at some gobies and inverts. If u put a sandbed in the gobies will burrow in it.

    Real reef rock is good but being a premium product it naturally attracts a premium price. I haven't used it before but it looks awesome and at 200 a kg its not all that bad.
     
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