My girlfriend's tank

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  1. Franske

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    Here are some pics of my girlfriends tank conversion done by me,from a fs to sw,been running for 2 weeks now

    Equipment
    -Tank(100,45,45)
    -Sump(90,30,30)
    -Lights(two t8s)
    -Return pump(lifetech AP3500)
    -1500 l/h powerhead
    -Planning on adding a ts1,t5s,seio powerheads

    Livestock
    -18 KG liverock
    -Blue damsel

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  3. Franske

    Franske Thread Starter

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    DSB consisting out of only reggies playsand,any comment welcome plz
     
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    Nice man, but does the water not fall out of the tank in the first pic... LoL
     
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    Good start, but 2 weeks is way too soon to have fish in there. Also looks like you didn't wash the playsand well enough, but overall you're well on your way to a nice marine tank. :)
     
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    viper: agree with you on 2 weeks being too soon but possibly thats just diatoms on top of the playsand?
     
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    looking great man, do you get a gurgling sound from the overflow?
     
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    Looks good, but i think you have an ingrowing toe nail ;)
     
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    Don't be dorf Sean,only if you open the lid [​IMG]
     
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    Is that why the alarm clock is there?:)
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    I like the scaping, will you be staying bare bottom or adding some more sand? just a point though, you may want to reinforce the cabinet, tank water is very damaging, a bit of strengthening would be good.
     
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    Nice Frankse! Why are you running such a big return pump on the system though?
    On my little 600 cube im running the Lifetech 2500lph and I find it's too powerful for the tank.
     
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    That's a good start Franske......

    BUT ditto on the 2 weeks & fish thing....
     
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    Franske Thread Starter

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    yes im going to keep it barebotom,i have put a bit of reinforcing in the cabinet but ive seen the same tank runing with no extra suport,the sand was wel washed that is just some diatoms,the overflow does make a bit of noise yes,i put the damsel in yesterday and he seems fine,and ive seen damsels surviving in nitrates above 100,thanks for al the input guys
     
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    return pump

    o yes and the returnpump in runing is the 2500l/h lifetech so thats about 10 times tank circulation in an hour,isnt that fine? Can nudibranches do any damage coz i found one lastnight the size of a r2 coin in the tank
     
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    I don't want this to sound harsh, but maybe they can survive, but should they have to? do you test for ammonia? that is by far a worse killer of fish.

    Circulation needs to be 30 - 40 (and possibly higher with SPS).

    Nudibranchs can be very bad, depending on the species, see if you can get a pic, many nudis are very specific in what they eat and tend to look similar to the coral they dine on, if you don't have that particular coral, they will probably die anyway.
     
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    No im only talking about the return pump when i say 10 times circulation,planning on adding some more seios for water turnover,yes the worst amonia and nitrate spike should be over now
     
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    gotcha, can you get a pic of that nudi yet?
     
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    Sorry I forgot the model number yip 2500lph is fine.I Got mixed up with the model AP3500, thought it was 3500lph :)
     
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