Marsbrat's 4ft

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  1. marsbrat

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    Hi all,

    Thought I would start a thread for my current 4 ft tank...

    This was originally a tropical tank. I then visited my LFS who was kind enough to sell me just about everything I didn't need.

    Friends on MASA recommended I have a hole drilled as the system suggested by the LFS was gonna wet my carpets.

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    We then installed the plumbing...
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    Next up...create durso...

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    My small sump was then taken apart and a larger one built.

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    The sump has a very interesting home made Protein Reskimmer built in. This think kicks butt...
     
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    Thanks for the photos. Going to be nice to follow your thread.
     
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    Now it was time to sort out the canopy and cabinet:

    Canopy...

    2 x Petmasters T5 54W Ballasts with 2 x White 10000k and 1 x Actinic and 1 x Coral Blue Globes. I have 4 PC fans to help with heat in the canopy.
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    We hit a small snag with drilling the hole into the base but managed to get around the problem:

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    Light switches and timers installed next...

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    We then put the sump into the cabinet and did the wiring:-

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    marsbrat

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    Time for the tank to come home!

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    Added crushed coral

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    Placed LR

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    Added Water

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    Then sorted sump

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    marsbrat

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    Placed ATS

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    This is a recent pick of ATS

    Tested lights...

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    Tested and adjusted skimmer

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    great build so far :)
     
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    marsbrat

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    What gives it away!?
     
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    Lol

    I recognize his tank room hehe oh and his handywork ;)
     
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    marsbrat

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    Now the fun comes...impatient fingers need livestock...hahaha (evil laugh)

    Added some Zoa's

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    built up a little cleaning crew:

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    Got donated some corals...don't know all the names...

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    And this is where I am now!!!

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    Looking good. FYI the corals are in the order you posted;
    Zoas,
    Button polyps,
    Pulsing(?) xenia,
    (colour when open) star polyps
    Mushrooms.

    Whats the white nennie looking thing in the last pic? On the left hand side...
     
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    O, you must mean my 1 inch Juvenile Lion Fish! There is a Raccoon Butterfly in there somewhere too and a sand shifting star...
     
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    Yip, the xenia is pulsing like crazy...
     
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    How long has the tank been running??
    All that algae can meen that your po4 are too high,.
     
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    Hi,

    Ja, we had a thread going about this on Wednesday...I did a water change on Sunday and seems better now. That water was about 4 weeks old.
     
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    How do you know?
     
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    Some of my CUC Members...

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    Missed this one!

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