Marius's 2m beginner tank

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  1. Marius Pienaar

    Marius Pienaar

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    Hey everyone!!!
    Looking forward to picking ur brains!!
    Fetching tank on Saturday:yeahdude:
    Will post pics as I go!
    Going to be Slow and Steady!!!!
    Awesome site!!
     
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    After receiving the tank we want a photo.:)
     
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    Welcome. Can be a cool setup
     
  6. Marius Pienaar

    Marius Pienaar Thread Starter

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    Want to know if a Reef octopus BH2000 hob skimmer
    Rated for tank volume up to 800 litres and a Reeftek external skimmer rated 900l will work with this tank low stock levels???
    Plz help!!
     
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    If you are going to have a sump rather just get one good skimmer to do the job instead of 2?
     
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    Will be following the thread with interest!

    Best of luck with you setup.

    The HOB skimmer will not be suitable for this sized tank!
    Remember, your skimmer is the heart of your tank, so go for a bigger skimmer.

    PM me if you want to chat.
     
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    Also keep in mind that the skimming surface of the HOB skimmer will be very limited in your sized tanks.

    I ran the same HOB skimmer in a 200L tank and it worked very well, but then again my surface area was much smaller!
     
  10. Marius Pienaar

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    Thanks guys!!
    What do you think about TS4??
    Rated for 2000l
     
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    Good skimmers i have a ts2
     
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    The TS4 will be much better in the sump than the HOB!
     
  13. Marius Pienaar

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    Any other equipment that is a must have except lights, heaters, skimmer, wavemakers and sump with return pump?
     
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    Auto top up ill say
     
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    Timers for your lights...
     
  16. Marius Pienaar

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    Got a Ts4 3 pumps 1 is broken any idea where i can get it replaced and how much it will cost???
     
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    What make is the other pumps? Most of the sponsors will be able to help you replace the pump even if you just see what the other pumps flow rates are you can replace it with any good pump with same rate
     
  18. Marius Pienaar

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    Shot will find out!!
    Good Skimmer for a good price!!!Lucky me!!
    What effect does lights have during cycling period??
    Want my tank to cycle while I save money for decent lights??
     
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    Jip thats fine no light required for cycle period
     
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    agree, no need for lights during cycle. Let me know if you need a hand or need me to pop in to give you some advice, help with the startup. I have a frag or 2 for you when you start adding corals.
     
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    Thanks Charl will let you know help is always welcome!! There is some DIY (decent cleaning) with the tank I need to sort out but as soon as I start setting up will def need some help!!!
    Lets just hope I get the tank here in one piece!!!
     
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