mandarinmans 1.2 x 62 x 62

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  1. mandarinman

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    Well with my other 1.2 deciding to part ways with me i have the opportunity to do a wider and deeper 1,2 m tank. With snoek organising the stand for me and spsmad having rescued me and is babysitting all my livestock with no losses i am excited to start again.
     
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    I got my first batch of new liverock from spsmad. Into the bleach buckets for a day to disinfect!
     
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    This is going to be an epic tank. Have you planned the scape yet?
    I will definitely lend a hand with the build.
     
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    Does bleaching not kill the live rock ?

    Good luck with the build ! I am also starting and also very excited
     
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    It does but that one way of killing all hitchhikers.
     
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    Why pay the premium them for live rock ... Is dead rock not cheaper ?
     
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    [​IMG]three buckets of fiji. Ps liverock imo is a definition of the type of rock that is able to sustain life to a depth in itself. Not really what it has to start with.
     
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    It is cheaper and a way of guaranteeing no hitchhikers but I started my tank with dead rock

    A) I had a longer cycle, because I didn't use acid to get rid of all organic matter

    B) I had to dose/get live sand to jump start my the critters

    When I upgarde I'm def going with Real Reef because this "solves"(with a pinch of Salt here)both issues, only problem I have is real reef is alittle pricey for something that doesn't have the man hours of collecting out @ sea, storing and transports to a holding facility
     
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    Fortunately i didnt haveto pay i fragged ricordias as a swop !
     
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    I will mark out the size on some paving and play a bit before i put liverock into tank.
     
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    Thanks for the offer but i will drive u nuts cos it is not going to be a quick thing
     
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    Very nice sized tank. looking forward to following your progress.
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] here are the pics of the new tank. I have decided to do a centre overflow after seeing snoeks overflow. I am also going to have a return ala riaanp. The overflow will be two 40 ml ones but one will be lower than the other. The box will be on the back wall of tank like this more or less[​IMG] the one on snoeks tank prev ayoobs
     
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    Tank is looking good man, all the best on the restarting.
     
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    Thanks man. I am looking forward to having a tank that is wider and deeper. More space for corals!
     
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    I will bring :peroni:
     
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    That tank is going to be the one to keep our eyes on
     
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    Ha ha
     
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    That's an awesome new tank. Going to look great. Can't wait to see this one grow. Keep the pics coming.
     
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