Lady Inferno's 700 liter mixed reef dream tank

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  1. Lady Inferno

    Lady Inferno Reefer for life

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    Hi guys

    I am now the proud owner of Karens 5ft tank previously gMan's, so I thought I would start a thread on my journey to set this monster up, will take pics as I go and any and all advice will be appreciated.

    I have had my Red Sea 130d for awhile now, standard features so this tank is a learning curve for me, maybe what I should have done was move up to a 250 l then 450l then this 700l but oh well what's done is done.

    So today is tank cleaning day, I brought the tank home yesterday, it's in my garage still it was so heavy was too exhausted to do more yesterday .

    Here's looking forward to an awesome journey all the highs and hopefully no lows.

    To all my masa friends enjoy this ride I take you on with my beautiful tank !
     
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  3. Qball_V1.0

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    Good luck! Hope its all smooth sailing and algae free :)
     
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    Enjoy the journey...
     
  5. Lady Inferno

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    Dirty tank

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    Sho that must be heavy, my 4 foot required 5 to carry it and we just managed to make it to the stand. It's going to look great.
     
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    Looking forward to see the journey you take with this tank. I have so far known all it's owners since Greg, @gMAN.
     
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  8. Lady Inferno

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    @Qball_V1.0 thanks
    @seank got a long way to go , but what a ride to look forward to.
    @Seabass took 6 guys to put it in my car, but only had 3 at home to take it out, reversed into my garage and just managed to put it on the floor on the make shift stand, had spaghetti arms for over an hour after:) but was so worth it
    @carlosdeandrade I was going through Karen and Greg's threads on this forum last night, I just hope I do them proud, I also just saw @Fuzzy's tank, so lots to look up to:) not forgetting your tank:) let's hope I can turn my vision in my head of what I want my tank to look like into reality.
     
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  9. puffer fish

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    thats a nice size ,good luck
     
  10. Lady Inferno

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    Hi guys okay so it's been a few weeks I set the tank up , all except lights I am happy with, had drama the night of setting up started at 11am by midnight I had flooded my lounge twice as I could not get the plumbing right, then ran out of salt for more water, was a long night, called Idol Marine for salt first thing the next morning and no stock, Dorry pets to the rescue thank you guys, best of all they had a huge sale on......and boy do I love sales bought salt as well as other much needed supplies.

    Got home added the water and tested but parameters were off, so I could not put my corals, anemone and fish back in, they had to spend another night in the bucket with a heater and pump on. Luckily for me only casualty was my gonipora got burnt on the top with the heater that fell on it a nice clean dead patch the result.

    Just one thing the return pipe is very noisy with water falling loudly into the tank, if I put the pie under water then will have a problem with my return pump siphoning water when power goes out, any advise welcome, thanks to all my friends who gave me frags to get started.
     
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    As you can see I have only browns right for color in the tank, need a few tangs and some colorful corals in time that's in the plan

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    Looking good there.
     
  13. Lady Inferno

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    Oops upside down pic sorry guys I tried editing to correct it but cant
     
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    Looking good...
    You are in need to a pair of vortechs to finish the tank off nicely....
     
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    Now that seems like a sweet sales pitch, lol.....
     
  16. Lady Inferno

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    I am in need of a pair however my light wallet puts that on my ever growing wish list, the power head ihave keeps falling the suction cups don't hold it up well:)
     
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    Waiting for a great sale somewhere :)
     
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    Drill two little 5 to 6mm hole at just the water level into the return pipe. On opposite sides, so if one does get blocked the other is all OK. It will break the siphon when the pump is switched off.
     
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    great tank, seen it through its owners, i suggest backup power and your next purchase, it will save many tears
     
  20. Lady Inferno

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    :) bought a ups and it was doa now getting warranty sorted
     
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