Martinfs 250l take 2

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  1. Martinf

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    Back from holiday and time to start again.

    New sump is built and new overflow boxes are in.
    Return plumbing redone with 25mm tubing all the way. Gonna do a test run tomorrow morning and hopefully start filling with R.O water. ( gonna take few days ) unless I just go buy.

    Will be adding more real reef live rock from @flappy. Will have a total of +/- 30kg in the display tank. Fill the sump with base rock. Wanna have about 40kg of rock for the system.
     
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  3. Martinf

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    Test went well and systems been running since 13th April

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    Looking good there man!:thumbup:
     
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    I agree
     
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    Nice rock work.
    Is it against the back glass or have you left a gap.
    What is your tank dimensions?
     
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    Rock work is right against the back. 1200mm x 450mm
     
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    Added 2 black clowns ,3 cleaners shrimps and 2 hermit crabs. Tank is healthy and parameters are where they are supposed to be. Now it's time for corals !! And slowly more live stock
     
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    as long as there is enough water movement to prevent dead spots.
     
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    The one return is pointed straight down behind the rocks
     
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    Tank update !

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    Be careful with those filter socks that they do not overflow. The way they are positioned could lead to water on your floor. You therefore need to ensure they are cleaned on a very regular basis. I would in any event reposition them to eliminate any potential issues. Tank is looking good though.
     
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    @NJH Thanks. I have had water on the floor so watching very carefully. Haven't thought of a way yet to move them, still thinking of something. Any suggestions?
     
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    I dig the scaping, well done. Watch that powder blue carefully for ich.
     
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    Get filter sock holders like bubble magus holders.
     
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