Lowflyers tank

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Lowflyer, 8 Jul 2008.

  1. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Slummies
    Ok guys, i'm gonna start a journal of my tank as it goes along, pics to come, hopefully i can get it right this time;)
     
  2. Guest




  3. seank

    seank

    Joined:
    24 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,995
    Likes Received:
    126
    Location:
    North of Durban and South of Mozambique
    Cannot wait: :thumbup:
     
  4. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    So whats taking so long with those pics :whistling:
     
  5. OP
    Lowflyer

    Lowflyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Slummies
    DSC01194-1.jpg

    DSC01196.jpg

    DSC01197.jpg
     
    Last edited: 8 Jul 2008
  6. OP
    Lowflyer

    Lowflyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Slummies
    DSC01173.jpg

    DSC01159.jpg
     
  7. OP
    Lowflyer

    Lowflyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Slummies
    Suggestions welcome:)
     
  8. OP
    Lowflyer

    Lowflyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Slummies
    And this is how it started out, notice the UG filter, i took it out and it deepened my tank and gave me more options for aquascaping

    DSC00918.jpg
     
  9. seank

    seank

    Joined:
    24 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,995
    Likes Received:
    126
    Location:
    North of Durban and South of Mozambique
    Yeah nice, but I see there is a small bit of Algae starting on the rocks (I could be wrong), if it is it will be good to run phosphate remover while the algae is still in an early stage. But other than that, your tank looks neat;)
     
  10. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    My first suggestion is always - more LR and more flow ;)
     
  11. OP
    Lowflyer

    Lowflyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Slummies
    Thanks sean, yeah, that is algae, forgot to mention that the photo of the clowns and live rock is the latest photo, i scrubbed the rocks today and gonna look at getting PO4 remover very soon, when i have cash, will keep the pics coming and hopefully by the end of the year would've upgraded lighting so that i can keep softies too, and an anem:)
     
  12. OP
    Lowflyer

    Lowflyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Slummies
    Thanks Warr, more LR? I'll have to look at it at a later stage, the flow is something that i want to upgrade soon too, at the moment running two powerheads 1 is 690l/hour and the other is 400l/hour, want to change both at some stage, what would you recommend?
     
  13. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    2,496
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Potch/Centurion/Brooklyn
    u could be a rep for taam :lol:
     
  14. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    The LR suggestion is my preference, I love loads of LR, also keep in mind you want to look at getting a mandarin ;)
     
  15. OP
    Lowflyer

    Lowflyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Slummies
    Oh, ya that is true, i'll have to invest:)
     
  16. aslam

    aslam

    Joined:
    24 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    776
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Pmb
    Hi Lowflyer,it seems you have come a long way since the ug filter,btw what kelvin rating are your lights and how many tubes do you have.I really dig the purple look.
     
  17. aslam

    aslam

    Joined:
    24 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    776
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Pmb
    Assuming your tank is a 4ft,I would say 4 seio m620's,which you can place appropriately where ever you like for water movement.
     
  18. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 May 2007
    Posts:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Brilliant Lowflyer! Please give us some more specs on your filtration? ie. what skimmer? DSB? sump design?

    What lighting are you using?

    What are your water parameters?

    Your tank is starting out very nicely. The substrate is a little bit too course though. It should have sand particle sizes that are a maximum of 1.5mm big.....
    The reason for mentioning this, is that you could have problems later on with detritus being trapped, and thus leaching nitrates and phosphates into the water column. This could cause major head-aches with nuisance algae breakouts....
     
  19. Storm

    Storm

    Joined:
    1 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    728
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    East London
    I don't know why, could just be me. But ive always thought some green algae in a tank gives it that undersea feeling. Not to much but here and there is nice. Must just be me :whistling:
     
  20. brentnorm

    brentnorm

    Joined:
    6 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    2,200
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Yip, its just you storm.:whistling:
     
  21. OP
    Lowflyer

    Lowflyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Slummies
    aslam - Thanks, but as much as the purple looks good, it's because of rubbish cheap bulbs that i bought, the box and the tubes don't even say what their kelvin rating is, wish they did, I'm looking to upgrade the one bulb and maybe add one or two t5's in when i have built a new lid for the tank. And my tank is a 3 foot, are those m620's a bit too powerful for such a small tank though?

    Jaquesb - thanks man, about the substrate, i am slowly taking it out of the tank, a few hand fulls every week with my water changes and either gonna stick with bare BB, but i prefer having substrate, so think i will go with sand from gonubie at spring low tide. Thanks for the heads up:) . Great site by the way
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Lowflyers tank Forum Date
[wtd] Frag tank, shallow reef tank Wanted Yesterday at 00:21
RSS Innovative Marine Teases Possible 70 Gallon Drop Off Tank RSS Feeds Tuesday at 01:13
Salinity tank water / water from LFS Water Parameters and Additives Monday at 18:59
Stand design for 2.5mx800x500 tank General Discussions and Advice 8 Feb 2019
RSS The Inspiring Reef Tank of Luis Rosa RSS Feeds 4 Feb 2019
My first new custom build tank Journey Members Systems and Setups 3 Feb 2019
Tank Progression Winners - 2018 Competitions 2 Feb 2019

Share This Page