My cosy corner

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Tobes, 9 Mar 2012.

  1. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    I bought this corner tank from a fellow reefer middle last year, had it up for sale for some time, no one really showed interest so I thought I'll set it up until my cube project takes off later, maybe even keep it running...

    Tank is 165 liters and sump about 40, so total volume just over 200 liters excluding the live rock and skimmer space. Tank and sump in black silicon.
    Still need to do the wood around the stand and underneath the sump (when cleaning sump while doing a water change)
    I got some Seachem Purigen in a housing with a pump in the middle compartment.
    Reef Octopus kalkstirrer.
    Reeftek TS1 skimmer
    Light unit is Vertex Illuminux LED (awesome!) and two Rio blue moon leds for night
    Got a little 220V fan doing the cooling which does a great job.
    Flow - two Seio prop 1000's
    Few kg of live rock
    Indo-Pacific black and white arag-alive

    Most of the live stock has been running in my round skimmer tank and I transferred everything over using stability - no losses. Other tank ran for 8 months, this one for 2 months but taking things slowly

    Live stock so far is

    Zoa frags - red and green
    Some pally's
    A red monti frag which is doing great
    Some shrooms
    Some other pally's :p
    Some star pollyps
    3 pistol shrimps
    1 coral bandid shrimp
    Some bi-valves in the rock, etc
    5 or 6 hermits
    Small black sea cucumber
    A few local sea stars
    Only two fish - coral beauty and a fairy or flasher wrasse



    So, a cheapish setup :p

    Here the tank and sump

    [​IMG]


    Running two months now



    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]





    Newest addition is the wrasse, have him for two weeks now and he is doing very well


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    One of the pistols

    [​IMG]

    Awesome light unit this Vertex - great colour

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 9 Mar 2012
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. toppdogg

    toppdogg

    Joined:
    9 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    port elizabeth
    looking good tobes
    nice setup
     
  4. crispin

    crispin

    Joined:
    22 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    12,223
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Lilliehammer, Norway
    nice looking tank:) im not sold on the mixed substrate to be honest, does it look good in tank though?
     
  5. Tobes

    Tobes Thread Starter Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    Yes it looks good, better than in the pics - it's something different. You buy it mixed already :)
     
  6. Tobes

    Tobes Thread Starter Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    Thanks, now that I see your avatar, there was one once that said something about getting a serious ass woopin with more or less the same pic - looking for that one if you see it
     
  7. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    23,163
    Likes Received:
    1,231
    Location:
    Centurion
    Oh, that used to be Bonzai old system. His username is relevant, that is why he design it to be that low.

    interesting idea, the geyser drip pan under the sump.
     
  8. Tobes

    Tobes Thread Starter Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    Yes it was his. Not a geyser drip pan, it's the lid of one of those plastic squarish type bins. It helped once, cause I flooded the sump :whistling:
     
  9. Tobes

    Tobes Thread Starter Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    Tank + stand is just over a 1m high, tank is shallow at 350mm
     
  10. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    14,543
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Gonubie East London
    nice boetie good to see you back on the horse :)
     
  11. Evo R

    Evo R

    Joined:
    8 Dec 2009
    Posts:
    1,730
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Mosselbay
    Nice little setup @Tobes !!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  12. magman

    magman

    Joined:
    31 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    2,144
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Richards Bay
    Nice Tobes, if I had of seen this 1 month ago, I would of had a differant tank, ;)

    It also must be lakka for scaping!!!
     
  13. Tobes

    Tobes Thread Starter Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    Thanks guys. Got two ocellaris clowns today, some metallic green star pollyps and red mushrooms :)
     
  14. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,771
    Likes Received:
    582
    Location:
    Sandton
    looks awesome tobes!
    thats an awesome tank
     
  15. Tobes

    Tobes Thread Starter Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    Thanks man, still in young stages, slowly adding stock
     
  16. Clownfish9906

    Clownfish9906

    Joined:
    5 Mar 2012
    Posts:
    688
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Midrand, Gauteng
    That looks awesome Tobes. I am starting a build with a corner tank aswell...will look to you for some inspiration if you dont mind...
     
  17. Clownfish9906

    Clownfish9906

    Joined:
    5 Mar 2012
    Posts:
    688
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Midrand, Gauteng
    hey Tobes - it doesnt look like you have a dsb...or am i confused?
     
  18. Michael B

    Michael B

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    804
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Boksburg
    That really looks so cool - nice set up
     
  19. 2balive

    2balive

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    39
    Location:
    Camps Bay, Cape Town
    Wow, love this setup, nearly a nano, but with more space. Is it difficult to figure out the flow in this shape of tank?
     
  20. Jeann1

    Jeann1

    Joined:
    21 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    830
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Witbank - Mpumalanga
    Looks Nice Toby. A lot can be done with a little work!;)
     
  21. Tobes

    Tobes Thread Starter Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    No DSB, filtration is just the live rock, skimmer, some purigen in the little flow through pump in the centre chamber. I dose a little of Seachem Stability now and then and do regular water changes.
    That area in the sump is too small for a DSB anyway.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - cosy corner Forum Date
leng ecosystems Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds 4 May 2014
EcoSphere Closed Ecosystems - Yay or Nay ... General Discussions and Advice 2 Jul 2013
[wtd] Ecosystems Miracle Mud Wanted 14 Mar 2013
Ecosystems Miracle Mud General Discussions and Advice 11 Mar 2013
Clam ecosystem! ID Needed 25 Aug 2011
EcoSystem New Members 21 Jan 2010
December just around the corner Marine Aquatics 1 Nov 2016