My first reef

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by rakabos, 15 Sep 2010.

  1. rakabos

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    Hi guys

    Well i have been active on the forum for a while now and i think i can finally show what i have been up to. I bought a tank from sweetnsour a while back and started getting all the bits and pieces together. Here is my list of equipment and livestock. I also got LR and water from another reefer so what i started off with was a fairly mature amount of water. Tell me what you guys think.

    My only loss so far was a bi-color angel. Him and the jumping bean were getting along just fine until one day they didn't. So only one dwarf angel for me from now on

    Equipment:
    -270L tank - 100L x 600W x 500H. Steel stand. About 40kg crushed coral
    -3ft sump with 3 chambers - inlet with skimmer followed by DSB with chaeto and then return chamber
    -Tunze DOC classic skimmer rated for 1000L (yeah i know)
    -6x T5 39W tubes
    -2000lph return pump
    -Sun sun powerhead for waterflow in display tank
    -Filter pump with a combination of carbon/phosphate filtration, made by Seachem i forget the name
    -Bag of Purigen in return chamber hanging over the baffle so water flows over it
    -2x 300w heaters in sump
    -Um what else?

    Livestock:
    -Tomato clown
    -False clown
    -Spotted fox face
    -Scopas tang
    -Blue Regal tang
    -Flameback Angel aka jumping bean
    -Mozambiquen blennie
    -Bangai cardinal
    -Royal gramma
    -Banded goby

    Clean-up crew
    -Blue legged hermit
    -2x Cleaner shrimp
    -Peppermint shrimp
    -Camel shrimp
    -Brittle star
    -4x Turbo snails

    Coral
    -10 kinds/colors of Zoa
    -Pulsating Xenia
    -Hammer
    -Frog spawn
    -2x Pin cushion
    -A few SPS
    -Galaxy
    -2 colors of GSP
    -4 different leathers
    -Purple/blue moonrock/favite
    -Colt coral
    -2x Ricordea
    -Various mushrooms


    It's quite a list if u take into consideration that i only started about 2 months ago and if i had a favorite coral i like to collect its zoa. I love the variety u can get. If there's one coral i would still put in it is a Kenya Tree. Any donations welcome :thumbup:
    And now for some pics, not the bestest camera in the world though

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  3. durleo

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    Tank is looking great there - I like ur florida rics and hope you gonna keep me in mind for a frag. You have collected quiet alot of softies and lps have you been robbing other reefers or LFS at night :011:
     
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    rakabos

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    Lol

    My wife pretty much thinks our house is a train station at the moment with all the people coming and going :p

    Ive been busy what can I say ;)
     
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    How is my old skimmer doing? When are you going to be fragging some of those zoas?
     
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    rakabos

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    Hi Neil

    That skimmer makes me wonder sometimes. I get home and see the dark liquid in the collection cup, but i never really see much foam rising up. So its doing a job kinda i guess? Not sure if the air valve is correctly set

    Im always up for fragging/swopping. PM me if u see anything interesting u may want some of
     
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    Well done buddy! the tanks looking great, you need to frag me them orange and blue zoos!
     
  8. neil.h

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    What 39W tubes do you have in there? Colour is weird in the photos
     
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    rakabos

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    Probably just the camera...

    Three white tubes, i forget the actual temperature(10k i think) of which two are Geiseman and 2 blue actinics and 1 aqua blue
     
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    nice tank man,gr8 selection of lps n softies.gr8 stuff!!:thumbup:
     
  11. student

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    Very nice! put me on that list for those zoas frags;)
     
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    very nice
     
  13. Jurgs

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    Nice setup dude! keep it up
     
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    Wow ,, Your Tank is looking great,,, Lot of new items since I last saw it wow keep it up looking good
     
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    Martin looks like ill be buying zoos from you hahaha great pics
     
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    WOW tank looks great!
     
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    rakabos

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    Got a whole bank of aiptasia gonna at rock bottom prices also :whistling::whistling::whistling:
     
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    Trust me, those pictures dont do justice to what this tank really looks like in person.

    Awesome setup Martin. Inspiration to beginners like me.
     
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    rakabos

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    Got some more additions, a Kenya tree and Sinularia


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    Dude!
    Awesome tank, i see you getting a butterfly aswell...you lucky fish.:p
     

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