Manic's Rimless Shallow Reef

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  1. Manic

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    Hey Everyone,

    So I have been really quiet lately, but for good reason. I sold off all my equipment and livestock after the incident with the tick and flea spray that killed all my fish (almost 30 of them). I thought I wouldn't get another tank and would give marine a break for a while. Well that didn't last long. I moved into my own house and after a month without a tank I got withdrawal symptoms and decided to take the plunge again. So I built a new tank and stand by myself. Pretty much completely DIY for most of the stuff. Enough background now, here are the stats:

    Tank:

    Display: 1000mm x 600mm x 450mm (High) 10mm glass, polished and beveled edges, base inside tank. Black silicon. Rimless
    Sump: 900mm x 400mm x 400mm (3 compartments)

    Lighting: 8 x 39w T5 (All giesemann obviously)

    Lighting from front to back

    1 - Actinic+
    2 - Actinic+
    3 - Aguablue+
    4 - Pure Actinic
    5 - Aqua Pink
    6 - Aquablue+
    7 - Aquablue+
    8 - Actinic+

    Heaters: 300w Jager on separate temperature controller (Keeps temperature between 24-24.2C all the time)

    Return: 2000Lph

    Skimmer: Bubble Magus Nac-7 Cone

    Other filtration: NP pellet reactor (DIY) 500ml of pellets

    Substrate: 18Kg Seafloor grade Caribsea

    Live Rock: 25Kg pre-cured live rock

    Flow: 2 x 6000Lph Sicce voyager pumps

    Think that is about it for now. Will try post some pictures now.
     
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  3. bothal08

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    keen for this setup similar size to mine
     
  4. Seabass

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    Say what. A new tank thread.
     
  5. bothal08

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    there was an old one?
     
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    i dont know if we can believe you without pics?
     
  7. Manic

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    Here's a pic from when I first moved in to the house with my tank. Forgot about the edging on the floor. What a mission to move a full tank 2cm away from the wall to put the edging in.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Seabass

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    Even with pics I don't believe it. Looks good.
     
  9. Loki

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    tagged!
     
  10. Manic

    Manic Thread Starter Moderator

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    Skimmer pic. This thing is a beast. Completely silent and amazing performance. Never had a skimmer like this and I've had some expensive skimmers before. Best of all this thing was dirt cheap.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks good Manic!
     
  12. bothal08

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    nca skimmer dude
     
  13. dallasg

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    About time!
     
  14. Manic

    Manic Thread Starter Moderator

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    Crap iPhone pics. Can't change the white balance so everything always looks too blue.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. keyaam

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    I have the bigger brother. The nac77. These skimmers are great value for money. I had quite a few bm skimmers and said this a while ago. The other great thing is the pump. It only costs R300 to replace.
     
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    I was wondering what happened to you Gareth! Looking good man. So I take it that its up and running?
     
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    what do these skimmers go for?? Why the heck is the pump so cheap?
     
  18. RiaanP

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    Eish, and the toilet paper roll?

    Anyway, looking good.
     
  19. Manic

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    There was a lot more where that came from. Black silicon gets everywhere. Even on my kettle???
     
  20. ziyaadb

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    awesome man. im loving it
     
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    I'll try get some full tank shots tonight.

    Livestock list is as follows:

    1 x Large Green/Red Zoa Colony
    1 x Pink Zoa Colony
    1 x Purple Zoa Colony
    1 x 10cm Maxima Clam
    1 x 25cm+ Squamosa Clam

    2 x Blue/Green Chromis
    1 x Spotted Rabbit Fish
     
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