Marine tank Newby

Discussion in 'New Members' started by B00tCamp, 8 Mar 2012.

  1. B00tCamp

    B00tCamp

    Joined:
    1 Mar 2012
    Posts:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Midrand
    Hi Everyone,

    I would just like to introduce myself.

    I just recently got into the hobby and aquired myself a Juwel Lido 120 tank to convert to marine :yeahdude:

    Looking at getting a nice little nano reef going...so hold thumbs.

    Will post some pics of the setup soon.
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,803
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
    :welcometomasa2:to MASA...:1:
     
  4. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    Welcome to MASA, hope you enjoy it here. If you're completely new to marines, then I suggest you read the link below in my signature on starting a marine tank - awesome info you can't afford to miss ;)
     
  5. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    9,748
    Likes Received:
    789
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Welcome to MASA!
     
  6. toppdogg

    toppdogg

    Joined:
    9 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    port elizabeth
  7. Tremayn

    Tremayn

    Joined:
    21 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    5,226
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Lenasia
    welcome! Pics please
     
  8. erratiC

    erratiC

    Joined:
    8 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    804
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Durban
    Welcome dude!
     
  9. Wes

    Wes

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2012
    Posts:
    1,428
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Randburg
    Welcome, hope you enjoy, this is not a hobby :), this be a lifestyle... ;)
     
  10. B00tCamp

    B00tCamp Thread Starter

    Joined:
    1 Mar 2012
    Posts:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Midrand
    Some Pics

    So I got my tank about two weeks ago...slowly been getting all my stuff ready...



    [​IMG]
    Got my tank second hand...took some looking around...
    Finally found this Juwel Lido 120, Dimensions 61x41x58 cm
    Little dirty but I filled it with fresh water cleaned and ran it for about a week and a half.



    [​IMG]
    Some goodies :thumbup:



    [​IMG]
    The tanks original ballast wasn't working so I decided to go LED :yeahdude:



    [​IMG]
    Fits nicely on top...I wont spoil it yet...



    D[​IMG]
    Tadaaa! :party:Filled up with RO/DI water yesterday and added my salt.



    [​IMG]
    After my salt mixed, I added the sand...



    [​IMG]
    Added my only piece of live rock...Looks so lonely...I will add more live rock soon.



    [​IMG]
    Took this one this morning after the water settled...I guess...now I wait...
     
  11. Leon1975

    Leon1975

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2012
    Posts:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    welome to the brigt side of live or in marine terms bright side of marines:thumbup:
     
  12. B00tCamp

    B00tCamp Thread Starter

    Joined:
    1 Mar 2012
    Posts:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Midrand
    Morning Everyone :)

    So, just thought I would update my thread with a few more pics...

    Added some more LR to my tank yesterday (Sold as dead rock), got some really nice pieces...also discovered some life in the tank :1:After close inspection I found I had a whole bunch of little bristleworms crawling all over the live rock I bought a little while back.

    Nway...Nuff talking...here's some pics after adding my LR on day 5 of the cycle:

    [​IMG]

    Hope my Aqua scaping came out ok :)

    [​IMG]

    A nice FTS

    [​IMG]

    A little Bristleworm...hope this is the good kind of life that I would want in my tank?
     
  13. 2balive

    2balive

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    39
    Location:
    Camps Bay, Cape Town
    Looking good, starting tanks are always fun.

    How does the filtration on this tank work?
     
  14. B00tCamp

    B00tCamp Thread Starter

    Joined:
    1 Mar 2012
    Posts:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Midrand
    Hi Len,

    Thanks man :)

    Im using the standard filtration that came with the Juwel Lido 120 tank.
    Only changes at the moment is that I pulled out the carbon filter sponge and replaced it with a bit of activated carbon that I placed in a piece of stocking :) I also added another with some ZeoVit stones for removal of phosphates. On top I added a piece of white floss sheet for removing the bigger particles that I plan to change regularly while doing water changes.

    I'll probably look at upgrading the filtration later if needed and possibly try and do a HOB solution...what are your thoughs on this?

    Also, I still want to add a HOB skimmer...just looking for one that comes at the right price :)
     
  15. B00tCamp

    B00tCamp Thread Starter

    Joined:
    1 Mar 2012
    Posts:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Midrand
    Filtration

    @Len,

    Just to further explain the filtration:

    The basic workings of the filter:
    [​IMG]

    Filter Media:
    [​IMG]

    A: Replaced carbon sponge with activated carbon in a filter bag (Stocking)
    B: Never got the nice little containter so I added a filter bag with ZeoVit

    Should I add/Remove anything at this point?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  16. Irma

    Irma

    Joined:
    9 Feb 2011
    Posts:
    440
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Midrand
    I see that you are also in Midrand. I have a sumpless tank which you are welcome to come and see. I am battling cyano at the moment so please excuse that. I use the Deltec MCE600 HOB skimmer. No internal filters, only powerheads.
     
  17. blackghostknife

    blackghostknife

    Joined:
    13 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    807
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Centurion
    Looking good, coming around nicely, oh and :welcometomasa2:
     
  18. Keanan

    Keanan 2time

    Joined:
    16 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    2,490
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Hi and welcome to MASA.

    Looking good, I digg the scaping.
    Juwel has a skimmer out now that fits in the filter compartment. Dont know how good it is though.
     
  19. Tremayn

    Tremayn

    Joined:
    21 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    5,226
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Lenasia
    dude take out the zeo stones! you need a good efficient skimmer if you want to run zeo or np pellets. You should rather take out some water and drill the tank to make an overflow. You rather do it now or later on when you have a stocked tank you will be super sad. Im running zeo on my tank and even with a very low bio load my skimmer pulls out crazy crap!

    hang on skimmers are not the best things in the world. Best is to make a little sump then you can put a decent skimmer in it and then you can think about putting a zeo reactor in :)
     
  20. Tremayn

    Tremayn

    Joined:
    21 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    5,226
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Lenasia
    btw I love your scaping!
     
  21. mandarinman

    mandarinman

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    capetown,durbanville
    Looking good! Welcome to masa. i am looking forward to seeing this tank developing. it seems to have a good start!
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Marine tank Newby Forum Date
Marine Aquatics Tanks Marine Aquatics 30 Oct 2016
Marine Tank Not Cycling Water Parameters and Additives 10 Oct 2016
New comer basics to start a marine tank New Members 15 Sep 2016
[wtd] Marine Tank Wanted 7 Sep 2016
1st Marine Tank Medium Tanks 4 Sep 2016
[wtd] Looking Led light for marine tank - 500 x 500 tank Wanted 10 Aug 2016
First marine tank General Discussions and Advice 17 Jul 2016