Morne's 1.2m Upgrade

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  1. mornewil

    mornewil Morne

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    Hey Reefers

    Im finally back and ready for an upgrade. Got myself a nice RSM250 at an awesome bargain price.

    I still have my 30L nano running but will transfer everything once the max is ready for livestock. Filled it up yesterday and the cycle begins.

    Any advice on what filtration methods are used in these tanks would be appreciated.
     
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    Congrats...

    I took out all sponges. Fitted a JNS Reactor where I have Purigen and Phosguard in.... Also Orca Cubes (bomb method)

    All the above is in the chamber next to the skimmer.
     
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    How's the tank coming on Morne? Should be all cycled and stocking begun
     
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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    This tank barely started and is no more. Tank was too heavily scratched and couldnt deal with it so I sold it and got myself a nice 1.2m tank. Still have lots to do before it gets wet.
     
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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    I have been very busy these last few weeks getting my tank ready.
    Below some pics of what i did and where its at the moment.

    First off tank was cleaned nicely
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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Sanded and derusted stand. Also had welder put in extra supports.

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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Got some perspex from Maizey plastics and assembled my coast to coast overlow

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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Painted back of tank black

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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Overflow box fitted and tank ready to be freshwater tested

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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Freshwater test passed and awesome surface skimming with coast to coast

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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Modified sump slightly with RO resevoir and moved baffled around for fuge area aswell

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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Tank finally went into house and came together

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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Plumbing done and stand covered with plastic wrapped superwood panels

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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Then the filling started, also had to move light switch into tank side panel as it was behind tank.

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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Zetlight ZT6600 received and tested with tank mount brackets over tank. I plan to suspend light from ceiling in due course. Will also need to be lifted higher to get full coverage.
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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Salt in so far, busy getting my sg right, then the cycle begins.
     
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    mornewil Thread Starter Morne

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    Mods please change thread name to Morne's 1.2m Upgrade thanks
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