Kathie's custom 4ft - back to basics

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  1. KATHIE

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    Hi guys.

    The new tank has been running for 2 and a half years now.

    The tank is 1250mmL x 500W x 500H with a water level of 490.
    Sump is 1150L x 400H x 380W with a top up compartment. This time I made the tank with 10mm glass and euro bracing. Return pump is a Dymax 4500L. Skimmer is a Bubble magus curve 5. 2 x WP25 wavemakers.
    DIY auto topup. 3000KVA UPS running on WP25 on H3 mode. Lights are 4 x54W T5 Sylvania. 2 x Marinestar, 1 x Atinic and a Skywhite.

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  3. r0ckf1re

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    Fantastic tank.
     
  4. KATHIE

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    Thanks bud. I will put up pics of the sump tmr.
     
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    Very nice. What's growing on the glass on the right hand side?
     
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    Nice fish i miss my Cole tang
     
  7. KATHIE

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    Its an anthelia coral.
     
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    Sorry for late response. I did some scaping yesterday.

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  9. KATHIE

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    Part 2 of pics

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    nice tank, love the plate coral
     
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    Looking great man!
     
  12. KATHIE

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    Thanks guys. Tank has recovered well after a crash about a year ago. ISKOM.
    Soon as I changed over to Blue treasure salt things started picking and algae started dying.
    I also dose 5ml of 10% volume Hydrogen Peroxide every 3rd day or when I remember.

    Calcium and alk is dosed twice a week as a maintenance dose.
     
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