Keyaamz 4FT Reef

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  1. keyaam

    keyaam

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    Since my tank burst Ive been prowling the forums looking for inspiration for my new build. Thank you to the following, you know who you are!


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    The tank size is 1200x700x600 giving a rough volume of 500l. I will only be setting the tank up when I move house which is kinda taking forever.

    Specs

    Lighting = 8 54W T5 (3 x 10k 2x 12k 3x actinic)
    Skimmer = 2 skimmers (Internal Bubble Magus BM100 & External Skimmer still shopping)
    Rock = 50 kg rock (30kg fully cured and 20kg dead fiji rock)
    Waterflow = still undecided ( maybe a polario:whistling:)
    Substrate and DSB (Caribsea aragonite)

    Livestock = Mixed reef
     
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  3. Slummies

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    very nice ekse!!!!
     
  4. Jaak

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    Flippen cool Keyaam.
     
  5. JD167

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    Wow that second one is awesome! Thanks Keyaam.
     
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    sounds awesome keyaam...good luck man:)
     
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    I saw your tank at NAAC yesterday. Very nice build there JD
     
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    Thanks bro
     
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    HOLY FAAAAARK!!!!!! this is absolutely stunning.i love the scaping it looks so natural and the way he places his corals by drilling and pegging.
    thanks for sharing Keyaam:thumbup:
     
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    Good luck with your new tank!
     
  12. JD167

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    Thanks Keyaam. I'm hoping to get it the weekend. Can't wait to get started again.
     
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    hey dude the 4ft size is a winner especially when you go a little wider than normal.. happy i could be part of helping with a visualisation.. ironically the other 2 tanks displayed are also in my archive of photos.. unfortunatley the corals displayed in them are not so easy to come by down here.
     
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    Hey Les

    Ive been trying to figure what is the ideal size and on every forum the 4ft is the winner. The stand is a metre high for two reasons. 1) the height is for better viewing pleasure as my old stand was 800 high and had to bend to look properly at the reef. 2) I have a lighty now so it will be quite a while till she can reach the tank
     
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    my boy uses my tank as a jungle gym.. so happy i went with 10mm ..
     
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    Hey Keyaam the new tank sounds like its going to be awesome! Good luck dude!

    That tank in the video is amazing! I too am looking for the perfect aquascaping...its a lot tougher than it seems...but man how did that first tank sneak in with all those other great tanks :razz::razz:
     
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    Keyaam awesome boet...cant wait to see it...maybe im hinting for a invite...:razz:
     
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    Thanks Mark. That video was one of the reasons I went for a 4ft tank. Leslies tank has always been an inspiration even though it gets moved around alot.:razz:

    you dont need an invite, just pop around. Im moving house soon so do call before you do;)
     
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    Shot boet...I'm moving to the end of this month...
     
  20. leslie hempel

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    i will try to let it stay put for a while to see what grows out for a change k? :)
     
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    keyaam Thread Starter

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    Im so bored without a tank. Here is what im gonna try and achieve with the scaping

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