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  1. mariusmeyer

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    So after being a member for 2.5 years I think it's time for my tank thread.

    Current System Specifications (As of 09 March 2012)
    Age: 23 months (started on 14 April 2010)
    Display: 150cm X 60cm X 70cm high, water level at 62cm
    Stand: 1.1m high with mid level for 60L ATU reservoir and frag tank
    Sump : 120cm X 45cm X 40cm, DSB with macro algae on top
    Return Pump: Lifetech AP4660, 4800LPH split between reactors and return line
    Skimmer: Internal Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster 2000
    Lights: 2 X 250W MH Aqua Medic Pendents with 20K BLV globes, and 2 X 54W T5 Giesemann actinics
    Reactors: 2 Skims FM100 fluidised reactors for carbon and phosphate remover
    Flow: 2 X Tunze 6105 pumps running on the 7096 controller in wave motion mode
    Dosing: Profilux Quad doser with built in controller. Dosing alk, ca and mg
    Battery Backup: 600W Cotek ST600 pure sinewave inverter with 102AH deep cycle battery and 3 stage battery charger

    Frag Tank: 70cm X 50cm X 20cm
    Frag Light: 4 X 24W Reef Inmates Unit with Giesseman tubes
    Flow: Tunze 6055 on same 7096 controller as main display

    And this was what it looked like the day the cycle started.
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  3. leslie hempel

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    id say :) jokes its never too late.. awsome system from what i have seen..
     
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    A timeline of full tank shots to fast track the progress. A person never really see the growth and development of a tank unless you see pics next to each other.

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    Finally @mariusmeyer, I'm truly in love with your tank. One of my very very few favorite tanks.
    This is such a beautiful setup.:thumbup:
     
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    My control panel for the tank.

    Got this timer cutting trick from another MASA member.
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    Then I made the cutouts for them and the 20 toggle switches.
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    Fitted the timers and the switches
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    All done.
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    Damn I suck at DIY.....I thought I was doing so well.

    Your tank looks really good :thumbup:, I love the fts overtime, I am def going to have to do that when I get a new tank it really is the best way to see the growth on a tank that you see pretty much everyday. Sometimes I think nothing is growing in my tank until I see an old pic.
     
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    Im just going to pic dump a whole bunch of pics just to come up to speed. I have tried to keep them in order but some might be screwed.

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    And how everything fits together.
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    And then the fish and my ex-shrimp
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