My First FOWLR Nano Cube..!!!

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  1. Blade786

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    Hi All,

    Ive been in the Marine Aquarium Game for some time now, had a few tanks but failed in my first 2 attempts so i decided to get a another tank and take my time. Ive learnt that Patientce is the key to everything....lol.

    My Tank:

    Modified Boyu 80L Cube ( Bought it second hand )

    3 chamber Filter

    1st Chamber - Live Rock
    2cnd Chamber - Some live rock and Feather Caulerpa ( I think thats what its called ) - Red Sea Prism 400l/h Skimmer ( Inlet from 1st chamber and outlet into 2cnd Chamber )
    3rd Chamber - Fe pieces live rock

    Equipment:

    1 X 150W Metal Halide with a 20000k Blue Globe
    1 x 220v Fan Blowing across the Water to keep it cool and minimize evaporation and heat.
    1 x 300w Heater
    1 x 750L/H return Pump
    1 x DIY Double Light Unit for the Back of the tank where the Caulerpa is.
    1 x LED Blue Strip Light
    3 x Timers for MH / LED and Filter DIY Light
    1 x Seio MP 320 2000L/H - Creates good circulation in the tank ( Corals and Fish Love it ):thumbup:

    Live Stock:

    1 x Nemo ( The normal one everyone buys )
    1 x Cleaner Shrimp
    2 x Hermit Crabs
    2 x Turbo Snails ( man these guys really live up to their name )
    +/- 10 Kg's of Indo and Kenyan Live Rock
    Got alot of Bristle Worms, Bristle Stars, Tniy Blue Star Fish, Those white gogga's ect on them.

    Corals:

    Nothing Extreme

    Xenia, Different Types of Polyps, Mushrooms, Sponge and feather worms ect.

    All my Stock is purchased from Idol Marine as thier quality is second to none ( my opinion )

    Tank has been running for about 5 weeks now and its looking good. Taking most of my advise from the guys at Idol Marine.


    Oh yes - If anyone has any good advise for my filtration ill really appreciate it;)

    struggling to upload pics so when i figure it out i will put them up.

    you can send me your emaill addy if you interested in having a look at the tank.
     
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  3. AfricaOffroad

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    Sounds interesting , would like to see the pics.
    Technically its not a FOWLR system (fish only with live rock), given you have a bunch of different coral in there.
     
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    nice man, where in JHB are you?
     
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    Hello and Welcome

    Its a Fish and Coral with live rock F+CWLR
     
  6. Blade786

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    Thanks for the Information people!!

    @ziyaadb - I live in The westrand ( Bosmont )
     
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    cool i am in Lenz south if u ever want to pop in and visit
     
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    Come Faizel get those pics coming buddy, tank is looking good, well done.
     
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    eish...guys im struggling to load pics, can i email them to someone tonight so you can post it for me?
     
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    Hi Guys,

    FINALLY got around to taking some pics of my tankl, its in MS word so i do apologise for that.

    Let me know what you guys think of the tank.

    Its about a month old now and its looking great.
     
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    Looks good!!!
     
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