Mashrie's Setup

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  1. Mashrie

    Mashrie

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    Hi,

    Some Specs on my tank:

    Tank Dimensions :1200mm(L)X600mm(H)X600mm(W)
    Sump Dimensions: 100mm(L)X300mm(H)X300mm(W)
    Skimmer : ATI Bubblemaster 200
    Lighting : 6X54W ATI T5s
    Return pump : ATI 4800L/H
    In tank flow : 1X6100 Tunze, Resun Waver Tunze 6045 Nanostream
    Chiller : Hailea chiller rated for 1500L
    Add. Equipment : Eco Aqualizer
    Live Rock : 60 Kilo's Indonesian, Malaysian and Fiji
    Live Sand : 27 Kilo's of Caribsea aragalive
    Substrate : 50Kilo's Caribsea Aragamax

    History of the tank:

    My tank was started in January 2007. I battled endlessly with hair algae up to stage where i can finally say i have it under control.
    Must thank Liaquat for helping me thus far. His knowledge and help has been invaluable.
    Im seriously still learning and looking forward to getting some good help and info on MASA.
    My stocking of livestock commences now so wish me luck.:clap:
    But im sure with help of the MASA brainstrust ill have a killer setup!!:clap:


    My battles with hair algae(01/01/07):

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  3. Mashrie

    Mashrie Thread Starter

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    Hair algae under control(25/04/07):

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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Seeing this is disheartening. Awesome setup nonetheless.
     
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    Looking good, some more photos please,
     
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    Hey Mash welcome to MASA my friend.

    Glad the visa's have expired with your algae visitors :)

    Looking forward to seeing this tank progress
     
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    Full pic of cabinet:

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    Sorry I never saw the second pic. Bloody hell, what a change! Why did you get rid of the overflow?
     
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    Mashrie Thread Starter

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    Thanks Phsyco will definitely keep this thread happy with photos!!:)
     
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    First i felt it was too big. Secondly it hindered with my flow.(For me that is:))
    My surface skimming aint that great at the mo.
    But skimmer stills skims like crazy. So no ill effects thus far.
    Dont you think it looks better?
     
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    Mashrie Thread Starter

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    Thanks DR.
    That algae battle was hard work. Patience was 80% of the hard work!!:p
    Its stocking time, will be taking it slow tho.
     
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    Definately looks better. But I was wondering if some fish might not go in there and end up in the sump.
     
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    A netting will be going around the top.
    So that should sort that out.
    I just saw my one hermit kill a snail and now the hermit is running around with snails shell.
    Just damn EVIL!! Clearly a South African snail that just committed a hijacking!!:lol:
     
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    Yip slowly is the way to do it and allow your denitrifying bacteria populations to grow according to the bio load.

    Good luck and keep us updated.
     
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    The tank looks nice with the cabinet.
     
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    Can't be South African, otherwise there would have been 4 crabs to one snail....lol.
     
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    For sure DR. I know denitrifying bacteria converts nitrate to nitrogen gas and then out to atmosphere. But nitrifying bacteria converts ammonia to nitrite then to nitrate.
    Wouldnt you regard that is being slightly more important?(SLightly hey:))
    The last sentence regarding the stocking rate of livestock.
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi Mashrie and welcome, that tank is looking very cool, would like to watch this tank mature.
     
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    Looks great :) Time to get some fish and corals in there.

    Can we have some pics of the sump and equipment? especially the ATI BM :D
     
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    Yes please, I would like to see how it looks,
     
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    Pictures of BubbleMaster in action:

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