Lorri & Dale's new setup

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  1. Lorri

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    Well monster tank has finally been set up. Received a 2.4m tank about a month ago. Needed lots of TLC to get it looking good again but the hard work has been worth it. Tank is now set up in the dining room. It's like our house was built to fit this tank - it fits perfectly into the wall. We have built a cupboard to house it and it really looks neat and tidy inside the cupboard. Hubbby did a fantastic job on the cupboard and stand.
    Tank holds 864litres and then sump holds 200 litres. The other two tanks look so small in comparison.
    Got a reef octo xtreme running with a Seio M620Super flow - temporary flow in the tank while cycling. Return pump is 2800 litres per hour. - What suggestions for improvements - especially flow in the tank???
    All that is needed now are the lights - still deciding whether to go DIY or to get units. DIY will be cheaper - but units always look better.
    Now the long wait for the tank to cycle before we can put the fish in.

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    Cleaning tank when it arrived
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    Can't believe how big it is!!

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    Tank inside on the stand.

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    Busy building the cupboard

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    water changes and filling made easy

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    Skimmer finally running in the sump


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    Cupboard complete!

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  3. seank

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    Looking really good with the cupboard around it. Almost like those US of A tanks...lol. Good luck with the rest of the tank
     
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    Wow .... looking awesome ... Now lets get the tank cycling and a wish list drawn up!
     
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    Cool build!! pity its right in front of a window though.. But way cool!!
     
  6. Dale6

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    haha oh yeah watch this space its going to be a beasty!
     
  7. Dale6

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    well tank has been filled and a scoop of dsb from mine and lorris tank has been added live rock from our 2 systems will be added with some rock we are going to purchase tank will be cycled over a month and then we will slowly add our corals and livestock.
     
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    WOW, amazing woodwork, Great job:thumbup:. For flow you can use a swimming pool pump. Have one on my system and works out allot cheaper then allot of pumps. Just check my thread in my signature you'll see it there.
     
  9. Dale6

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    live stock so far will be added slowly

    convict tang
    yellow tang
    sailfin tang
    lavender surgeon
    16 or more anthias
    hawkfish
    2 black beans
    2 cleaner wrasse
    lawn mower blennie
    moorish idol
    2 chromis
    purple fire fish
    pair of ocellaris
    4 cleaner shrimp
    bumble bee shrimp
    note these are fish from our setups we will move over
     
  10. Dale6

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    haha wood work is amazing thanks must be given to uncle andre he did a fine job and built the stand out of wood,this tank was transported by us from pe to el on the back of a corsa bakkie!tank was given to us for free so just had to take it
     
  11. Dale6

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    guys tank is 2.4mx60x60 ,possible lighting diy 2 banks of 6 -1.2m 54w t5,or get the units with 4 t5s,personally more keen on the diy route,you thoughts?
     
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    nice setup - what is that stand made from?
     
  14. RiaanP

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    Woodwork looks nice.

    What did you do to the window behind the tank? Did you block it off or are the curtains still hanging?

    Why such a small sump. only 200L, sounds like a normal 1.2m tank. You got all that space foe a mother of a sump. Or can you not get it in under the stand?
     
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    looking awesome there. My only concern is that skimmer is a wee bit small for such a huge tank.
     
  16. leslie hempel

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    hey boet nice upgade, was awsome bumping into you the other day at queensburry.. really cool to see you still committed to the game.. if you need any help just give me a shout, i will see where i can help..
     
  17. Dale6

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    If im not mistaken skimmer is rated for 1500l ?is that not big enough?thanks les will take you up on that offer when i am back in el
     
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    Thats crazily overated, sweetnsour has that same skimmer on his 60*60 cube and his cube is around 250L. I would suggest getting a much bigger skimmer for that size tank esp if its goling to be loaded with fish. If you are going to run a Leka big scrubber and grow some algea and a big DSB then it would be ok. but i would personally get a Much bigger skimmer as least 3 times that size for that size tank
     
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    unfortunatley with the new ratings its only for 900lt but i still feel they are underated a little.. i have the 200 int and it works like a bomb..
     
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    Dam well we were sold this one and we were assured it wil handle this size tank?thanks guys we should have consulted u all 1st ,les do u recommend a scrubber?or should we add another sump and make it a large dsb?
     
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    Yip, I did ask who you got such a small sump.When you got all that space for a mother of a DSB

    What did you do with the window behind the tank. Is the curtains still up?
     
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