Masterpiece Reborn

Discussion in 'Supersized Tanks' started by Dimi, 25 Aug 2013.

  1. Dimi

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    Eventually posting my first thread on MASA of the new tank setup that my twin brother and I have started. This tank has been in the process of being setup over the last 2 months.

    As everyone will recognise Sidney’s old tank from Rustenburg, as if that’s not enough pressure on its own :whistling:. We will give it our best shot anyway. All comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


    Tank Setup (So far):
    · Idol Marine Starphire Tank – 1.5m x 1.0m x 0.6m(high) Skinny overflow, stand and sump. DT = 900l + Sump 300l.
    · Custom panels by Sidney
    · Vertex Illumina 1200 SR260 LED Lighting (Absolutely amazing lights)
    · Reef Octopus 5000 Skimmer
    · Waveline DC5000 Return pump
    · JNS Zeovit Reactor
    · Vertex Reactor – Carbon
    · Hydor 300W heater x 2
    · Jebao WP40 x 3 (Awesome pumps)
    · Reef Angel Controller – Work in progress
    · Dosers x 2 – Still to be connected

    I must say that being very new to the hobby the help I have received has been absolutely amazing. Special thanks to Nathan(TSR) @Submariner, Bryan(Jungle Aquatics) @bryan and Louis(Idol Marine). All the calls and visits to the stores with, in my opinion, stupid and silly questions. All of them, being busy and shop full of customers, took the time and gave me the advise I needed.

    Just the collection of the tank from Rustenburg should have prepared me that this was not going to be as easy as I thought. The drive back to JHB was nerve racking on its own, with tank and sump on the back of the bakkie and the stand and cabinets on a trailer. Sidney also advised on 8 guys but went with only 6 in total, wish I had taken his advice. :eek:

    Did not have time to post during the tanks progress but still have all the pics.
    I understand that on this site its pics or it did not happen.

    Here are a few pics getting the tank into the house and assembling it.:biggrin:

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  3. Dimi

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    Water added and busy with the substrate. We had to drain the water and level the tank again as after filling it we found that it was not as level as we had first measured.

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    Well done with the move. You have lots of nice equipment and the dimensions of the DT have so much potential. Tagging.

    Best of luck!
     
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    Looks like this will be another great system here on MASA ... good luck !!
     
  6. Dimi

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    Thank you guys
     
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    Tagging
     
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    STC-1000 In Reefers Rehab

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    Wow, stunning tank, love the dimensions.... Now turn it into a Masterpiece:D ... Keep us posted with pics along the way,we luuurrrvvv pics:thumbup:
     
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    going to look awesome!
    congrats on the first thread
     
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    Thanks STC-1000 and dallasg.

    Will post some more pics this evening
     
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    That tank dimensions are fantastic bud. Keep the picks coming. Have you decided if you are going SPS, LPS or a mix? Tagging on this one.
     
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    Hi @Snoek it will be more of a mix, got some LPS already and will still be looking for more.

    I would like to run the tank a little longer before adding SPS. Please if anyone will be fragging any SPS in the near future please keep me in mind.
     
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    This tank is going to be a stunner... Keep up the great work...
     
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    Awesome size buddy. Cant wait to see this one stocked.
     
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    Thank you

    Makes two of us, feels as time is standing still
     
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    Some pics of sump and equipment

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    The Viskop Viskop OOOOON!

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    Looking good Bud keep it up!!!:yeahdude:
     
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    Salt added to water still very murky with a few pieces of live rock. Lighting also up and running, even got some interested spectators

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    Nice skimmer!
     
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    Congratulations that is a very nice tank.
     
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    Thank you very much

    Sidney, the previous owner, also used one and thats the only reason I bought one, so that the plumbing in the sump would line up. Not knowing what a great skimmer it is.
     
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