Long Arms

Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by Cgoodburn, 20 Mar 2015.

  1. Cgoodburn

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    So here we go, my son and I have decided to start up a tank together. Our first tank was a Red Sea Max 250. When we moved we decided once we were settled in we would go bigger. The space eventually "allowed" agreed by the boss, was a ledge between our lounge and TV room. We found a tank the perfect size in an AD in Durban.
    We drove down to collect our tank 3 weeks ago. last weekend we set up our DEEP MARINE
    Dimensions: 1800x900hx600w
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    8 people to carry this monster in.......... Holding my breath every minute.

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    Our tank in position and ready to go.
    Leveling frame thanks to @Aurora
     
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  3. reefer101

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    Wow:eek: can't wait to see it stocked
     
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    Good luck, look forward to seeing progress.

    How are you going to get your rock into the tank, with such a small gap ontop?

    What are you looking to keep?
     
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    The answer in short is " with difficulty :m01:
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    I for one would love to see you pull this off. Obvious headaches as your thread title states but huge potential. I personally would go with a low rock structure because it allows for lots of swimming space and you can role play Romeo and Juliet through the fish tank every evening.
     
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    Can't wait to see the end result!
     
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    i see lots of fun ahead. My tank is 800 deep and I have simian arms, even then I sometimes get my armpits wet. What you doing for filtration?
     
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    What light units are you running?
     
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    Yes this is a challenge. Will need to make some tools to work at the bottom.

    The tank came with a reeftek TS3, which I have upgraded to a Bubble Magnus curve 9 thanks to @waterboy. Running a sump which is 1000x400x400. 4 chambers
    1 inlet
    2 sump
    3 refugium
    4 return

    Have also added 3 in 1 uv algae, also from @ waterboy
    Also my sump is on the same level as the tanks. Did not have enough space

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    :m23: yes the idea is to have a nice big swimming area. The idea is not to have a high rock build as it will spoil the effect through the tank.
    I have not yet decided what I will stock the tank with. All I know is I am going to take it slow. Cycle properly and add slowly as well.
     
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    Running 2 x lozean Zetlights rated for 1000x800x800
     
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    Here is a pic of the light packaging
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    Sump shot
     
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    I've been running a Zetlight 6600 for more than a year and have not had any problems. Very happy with it.
     
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    Good to hear. They seem to be nice compact units, time will tell if it's enough for this tank. Cheers
     
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    Cycling 1 week in...
     
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    Looking good, diatoms is a good sign so far so good, i like that waterboy 3 in 1
     
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    I use the Waterboy 3 in 1 as well. I eventually removed the sponges and put 5cm of ferric oxide in each container, good motion and no clogging. I run carbon intermittently on a large scale with an external canister filter.

    Just in case your sponges start clogging and you're looking for another option.
     
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    Nice scape. With a see through tanks the shrimps hanging out in the caves are always visible.
     
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    Thanks will keep that in mind. May reach out to you for more detail on how you have done it.:m106:
     
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