my big tank

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  1. calvin

    calvin

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    hey all
    hereare the specs of my new tank it has got no live stock at the moment as i still need to add more live rock

    main display
    210cm x 100cm x 90cm
    contents: 70 kilos live rock
    lotsa water
    bare bottom at the moment

    sump

    130cm x 50cm x 50cm x 50cm
    with dsb area of 50cm x 50cm
    2 x diy glass skimmers (produce awsome skimmate)

    equipment

    im trying to keep this set uu as simple as possible as im not going to be keeping ant hard corals

    lighting
    2 x 150w hailids with blv bulbs

    heating
    2 x 300w jager eheim heaters

    water moovement
    12000l/ph return
    corner overflow

    live stock
    empty at the moment but it will be a larglet fish only with 2 small sharks and some soft corals

    aditonal filtration
    huge fluidized bed rated for 5000l

    cost so far
    R13000

    what i need

    60 kilos of live rock
    100 kilos of aragonite
    sand for dsb
    2 x large seios
    live stock
    (if anyone has any of the above for sale please let me know)

    if someone can send me a e mail addy i can send them pics to be posted

    regards

    calvin
     
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  3. Afsal

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    Calvin is the tank out of 12mm glass?

    What sharks do you want to keep?
     
  5. calvin

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    no its 10mm glass front with a 25mm plywood and fiber glass body
    im wanting
    a bamboo cat shark
    a ephulett shark
    a wobbygong shark
    and a nurse shark
     
  6. calvin

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    and for when they grow up im busy building a 13 000 l system
     
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    i had a chat to one of the importers yesterday, they just brought in some oceanic blacktip reefsharks.. yes plz..

    I'm really keen to see your progress on the 13K L system.
     
  8. calvin

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    what size are they ? and how much ? me keen
     
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    eish again they were about 30cm and in the R3500-R5500 price range. The sharks were brought in either for ushaka or pretoria aquarium, i should have paid attention lol, i just went shark crazy..
     
  10. calvin

    calvin Thread Starter

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    wow thats hectic! do you know of anyone who can get me the sharks im liooking for ?
     
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    mies gona be bigger and better he he!! any idea where i can get sharks ?
     
  13. Copperband

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    yeah i do. lets take it to PM
     
  14. Bob the (reef)builder

    Bob the (reef)builder

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    Calvin, if I understand right your front glass is either 90 or 100cm high, out of 10mm glass. If your water level is anything close to these, your tank is going to explode one of these days.

    Maybe I misunderstood your dimentions or something, if not its a miracle it hasn't broken yet.
     
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    Calvin, so where's the pics?
     
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    how many SA guys are keeping sharks? could you post sum pics of these sharks..thanks..
     
  17. calvin

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    hi bob
    the actual viewing panel is just over 80 cm in reinforced glass so i dont think there is muck of a threat
    snoek im still waiting for sharks ! as i wanto get the tank perfect first
    pics will come on monday
     
  18. Bob the (reef)builder

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    By reinforced do you mean tempered in some way, or structurally supported.
     
  19. calvin

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    its temperd tut its mounted in the tank like glass sits in a pcture frame with a 3.5cm lip all rouns si it cant bow
     
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