Michael's 500 plus Litres of Fun

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  1. Michael B

    Michael B

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    Hi Reefers,


    So the return journey begins – tank designed & ordered PLUS all equipment, lighting etc. (now just the long wait for it to be made, delivered & installed)

    The LONG TERM PLAN is an environment & reef where we can keep Clown Fish & a Magnifica anemone (maybe even two), with some other reef friendly friends in a minimalistic as possible aquascape, Island Style with a “center“ piece rockwork

    Been doing lots of research on the successful care of Magnifica, but please if anyone as some advice, personal experience, tips & suggestions, please send my way – all input will be greatly appreciated

    Who knows, maybe even one day TOTM …….. got to dream right LOL



    Display Tank - Rimless
    • 1,600mm x 700mm x 500mm
    • StarFire Glass – 20mm
    • 4 Sided See Through
    • Corner Box overflow

    Tank Stand, Cabinet & Sump
    • 2,400mm x 800mm x 800mm
    • Galvanized
    • Sump - 10mm Glass
    • 1,200mm x 400mm x 350mm (+/-)
    • Includes ATO compartment
    • Space for Battery back-up with Inverter
    The Equipment List & Other
    • TMC Reef Skimmer 1.000L
    • TMC Reef Reactor Carbon / Phosphate
    • TMC Reef Dosing Pump 3 x channel
    • Tunze Flow Pump 6095
    • Tunze Nano-Rock
    • Tunze Controller
    • Tunze ATO
    • Tunze Return ("super silent)
    • Jager Heater 300w
    • Teco Chiller 500L
    • PacificSun, Metis Hyperion R2
    • Reef Rock (+/- 30kg)
    • Aragonite (TBC)
    Planned Fish List (does it ever work out like this LOL)
    • Gobies – Various
    • Clown Fish – Various
    • Mandarin (captive bread)
    • Yellow Tang
    • Kole Tang
    • Potters Angel or Coral Beauty
    • Leopard Wrasse
    • Flame Hawk
    With Regards to Coral – the “jury” is still out J
    • Possibly, “easier” softies only
    • Pumping Xenia?
    • Silver Branch Xenia
    • Lemon Tree
    • OR
    • Possibly SPS
    • With some show pieces of LPS
    Any suggestions / advice here, considering the Anemone’s?

    So reefers, that’s my story & plan – looking forward to the journey with you & once again any & all advice most welcome

    Cheers
    Michael
     
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  3. Franske

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    Gheez sounds like a dream setup, enjoy it all the way.
     
  4. CameL

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    wow quite the setup for some softies, sounds awesome.
     
  5. Brad Cottle

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  6. Nemos Janitor

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    Just new there would be another creation coming your side.

    Some questions..

    You say the tank is 20mm star fire. Is that a 2x10mm laminate? Or you made a typo and is 19mm.

    The other thing I would love to see you do is a special softy tank with a lot so NPS corals. You have the tenacity and will to do a great one.

    Wish you all the best with your new tank.

    The wait for the stunning pic's is going to be so ......
     
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  7. Kunhardt

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    Nice to see you back in the hobby, tank sounds great! :)
     
  8. 4age

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    Nice set up man..n welcome to the reef scene in ct
     
  9. Michael B

    Michael B Thread Starter

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    Thanks - can't wait

    Still deciding if softies or smoothing else - thanks

    Thanks Mathew & 20mm is 2 x 10mm laminated (builder had some from a tank cancellation, so got a good price). Can't make up my mind on the corals :blush:

    Thanks & so looking forward

    Shot & good to be here
     
  10. carlosdeandrade

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    Going to be great. Keep us posted with lots of pics. Like the four side viewable.
     
  11. JackSplat

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    Nice setup plan. Why dont you go for a mixed system? It is big enough and if you play around woth the flow and light you can keep almost anything.
     
  12. Michael B

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    Thanks & will do :m106:

    Moving more towards this - I think :blush:
     
  13. Michael B

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    OK, nothing much to update - still waiting patiently for the tank to arrive

    In the meantime, thought I would share my marine journey

    1. From This

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    Michael B Thread Starter

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    1. To This

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    Michael B Thread Starter

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    2. Then on to This

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    2. Looked like This before moving ...

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  17. Michael B

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    One shot under Actinic lights

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    I can only see the last pic.. but wow!!
     
  19. Michael B

    Michael B Thread Starter

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    Thanks so much (hope they all working now :m106:)
     
  20. Michael B

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    You can see I'm too excited & can't wait for the new tank :m01:

    So here are some general pic's from various tanks along the way

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  21. CameL

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    Lovely pics, thanks for that! You obviously know what you're doing, i wish i could get rics like that!
     
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