Leslies 5ft

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  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hey guys i thought id post some developments of my tank and see what the experts think...

    5ft x .700mm x .700mm
    1 x OR3500 return
    1 x OR3500 on closed loop
    1 x AM TF5000 baby skimmer (thanks alan)
    2 x T12 phillips 40w actinic
    2 x Aquamedic T5 blues
    1 x moonlight (diy)
    2 x SEIO M1500 (6000Lph ea)
    1 x SEIO M820 (3200Lph)
    1 x jager heater
    3 x 150w hailides

    other items i want to own

    1 x resun CL650 chiller
    1 x aquamedic kalkstirrer
    1 x aquamedic calcuim reactor
    1 x aquamedic denitrator

    items i am still looking to upgrade or purchase

    lighting... in the form of reflectors
    DSB ...

    i have a few corals and fish in (2 x clarkii clowns/1 x goldie) after curing the tank with about 10kg of LR, the main rock structure is out of dead base rock and i am monitoring my light levels to keep algae blooms at bay...( so far sucessful) .. i know i need more LR its coming....

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  3. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    corals in the system comprise of

    frogspawns
    leathers x 3
    zoanthids
    star polyps
    trumpet corals x 2
    brain coral
    red doughnut/meat coral

    they were a rescue case from tyson but i have been monitoring my parametres and nothing has changed... i will go into more details on water quality soon..
     
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    Nice Skimmer !!!
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yep thanks to alan for holding onto it for me while i tried to save up....
     
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    this is comming out well les!well done man!
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    its taken me long enough..... i have been so anxious ... i actually had it set up in the last place i was in but is was in an ugly area that dident allow it to be nicely viewed... now its the centre piece of my lounge (as it should be)..

    many friends and family helped and encouraged me to carry on as even though i was working on the tank part time on weekends i wasnt really motivated, i think money was a big issue and still is.....

    thanks to hill, horsfield, jody. tyson, peter-john and squidlips for putting pressure on me to carry on...

    my brother in law jody actually set the deadline and said it must be up by the end of the month or else!!!!

    now just to pace myself as i have a specific selection of fish and coral in mind....

    eventually all the LPS and softies will go to make way for sps and clams....
     
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    I see you have the same problem as I do, My skimmer can't fit under the tank, it needs to sand next to it
     
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    looking good les...
     
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    Pics never do justice to the real look, hey. Looking good Les
     
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    awesome buddy, glad you stuck it out dude. gonna be wicked. hang in there dude, all your time and effort will soon show itself. nice dude ;)
     
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    Can't wait to see the developments!
     
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    Looks good leslie , very neat . I like the woodwork... very smart.
     
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    Looking good Les !!!
     
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    Nice to see you getting up and running again Leslie.
     
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    you on the right path dude!
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks guys!!!
     
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    Les, where's Phat's pics, ie. the engine room in the bottom.
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    engine room pics coming soon!!!
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    we'll give you a break Les,after all the excitement you must be going through with the birth of your son
     
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