Juwel Rekord 600

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  1. vincentputter

    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    Hi guys! I bought a Juwel Rekord 600 (63L) for some soft corals (NO FISH! I think It's too small for fish).

    I know It's a bit under powered but I've added a 5000lph powerhead and some extra lighting (1 10w t8 white fluorescent 11000k + 1 10w t8 actinic blue ?) The tank comes standard with a 15w day time light. Do you guys think I should add more light?

    I've added 10kg's of dry/dead Aragonite sand and NSW. I still need to add/buy live rock and a protein skimmer. I have some lovely base rock but I don't know If I should use It or not?

    The tanks filter has 4 sponges (filter floss, carbon sponge, green sponge and a blue sponge). I want to get rid of the sponges and put something ells in It's place. Any advice on that one?
     
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  3. Mc

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    Hi Vincent.

    I think that lighting should be enough for softies.
    Just make sure you use descent tubes.

    I would say get a few kgs of live rock at least, just to seed the dead rock.
    I think you could keep the floss as long as you change it at least once or twice a week.
    Maybe replace the sponges with some chemical filteration, like chemi-pure or purigen and phosgaurd.

    Is it an internal fiter?
    How about a pic?;)
    What skimmer are you planning on getting?
     
  4. vincentputter

    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    The base rock that I have is.... (Both Is synthetic rock)

    1 dry/dead/base rock +- 10kg
    1 live/base rock +- 5kg (This one has been in a dark sump for like 2 years)

    2 hours later..........

    I have decided that I'm gona use purigen.

    Yes!

    Juwel skimmer 3.0 (It costs like R1900, But I like It and It would go nice inside the tank in the left hand corner of the tank)

    I haven't uploaded the pics of my tank yet but here Is a pic of the tank. I will upload all my pic's tomorrow.


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    Oh! BTW! It's like 3 'o clock In the morning and I'm going to bed. I'm starting to see thing that's not real.
     
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    Cool man.
    I have never seen that skimmer so I can't comment on it, but I have exactly the same tank running as a fresh water tank.
     
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    Keep us update and pls provide pics of that skimmer, I like the shape and size of it.

    Purigen is a good choice, would just add some phosphate absorption media to the mix.
     
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    I saw one of these Juwel all-in-one setups the other day. The tank looked a bit longer than the one in the pic posted, it had 2 24w t5s, stand, filter area and the skimmer built in so the collection cup can be removed through the top of the lid. Was a nice looking little setup, but all I could think about was cramming it full of some Cree leds. Would be a nice DIY project if you could pick up a second hand unit, bit pricey and neat to buy a new one and start gypoing it.
     
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    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    Hey guys! Here's the pic's I said I'm gona upload.

    Day 1 (tanks standard 14W t8 day light)
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    Day 3 (no lights)
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    Day 3 (tanks standard 14W t8 day light)
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    Day 3 (tanks standard 14W t8 day light + 10W t8 crystal white light)
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    Day 3 (tanks standard 14W t8 day light + 10W t8 crystal white light + 10W t8 coral blue actinic)
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    Day 3 (10W t8 coral blue actinic)
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  9. Mc

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    Tank is coming along nicely.:thumbup:
    Wheres the Live rock?
     
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    Hi vincentputter i have exactully the same tank as you do i upgraded and made a over flow on the left corner and removed the internal filter because the filter floss and two spongers do not work for a marine tank if you are keen to keep this tank i would put a bag of Carbon and some PhosGard to reduce the phosphate and there is a Nice Tunze skimmer that you can buy called Tunze 9002

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    And i would change your lighting to this
    Aquarium 24 LEDs Dimmable DIY LED kit with optics

    well here's a pick of my beauty haha lots of mods
     
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  12. vincentputter

    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    Hey guys! I have a small update. I have edited the one pic to show you what has happened in a week coz I'm not gonna take another pic 12 o' clock @ night, E-mail It to my pc and then re size the pic. It takes like 3 days to E-mail something from a galaxy tab.

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    After a week
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    I don't know what the green stuff Is but It's not hair algae. It's much brighter and the lights are permanently off. I only switched the lights on to take the pic.
     
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    Do you have a window on that side? Most of the time green = algea.
     
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    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    There Is a window but there is no direct or indirect light that is hitting the tank. I was googling It and It looks like green coralline algae. I don't know how there can be green when I haven't even had a diatom bloom yet. So odd!
     
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