My Marine Upgrade

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Q89, 17 Jan 2011.

  1. Q89

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    Hi ppl,

    Where do I start?

    First of all thanksani @xtreme for getting me into this wonderful hobby.

    On the moment I have a small(very small 28L) marine tank. So I tried marines out and I'm loving it, so next step, bigger tank

    Some info about the setup.
    Display tank is still under construction, and will be finished by the weekend(can't wait).

    The DT will be 630x400x400 (LxWxH water level)
    With the sump I'm not to sure yet, was thinking 600x300x350(LxWxH), any suggestions? The space in the cupboard is 800x300(LxW)
    Will be using a TS1 skimmer.
    Lighting will be a reeftek(i think) unit.
    I have +/- 5kg of LR (will be getting more, but not sure how much?)

    And still thinking of what I'm going to keep, so far I'm just going the softies and a few fish route.

    Have a small list for the fish and inverts:
    1x Ocellaris Clown
    4x Blue-green Chromis
    1x Yellow Watchman Goby
    1x Rippled Coral Goby
    1x Sixstripe Wrasse
    1x Hermit Crab
    2x Turbo Snails
    2x Boxing Shrimp

    As said, I don't have the tank yet, so sorry guys, no pics yet:imsorry:
    But their will be pics by next week, promise.

    Any comments or suggestions?
     
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  3. xtreme

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    whaaaahahahaha, and the goga byte.

    Shot D, anytime
     
  4. Q89

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    So no suggestions guys?
     
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    Sounds good. But my question is, will that be big enough? My 2ft is so cramped I'm now moving up to a 3ft - even tho that probably isnt big enough either...
     
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    I was thinking the same, but my budget is too small for a nice size tank, maybe I'll change my bathwater Discus setup into marine if it gets too small:p
     
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    hahaha, for the discus tank you need your dad's pocket
     
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    Sounds like a nice little setup. I would have made it a bit wider. 50 to 100mm. Easier to do rock scaping. But sounds like the tank is almost done.

    anyway, where is the pics?
     
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  10. xtreme

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    Of what, You know after all the hard work, just to drill the return hole it CRACKED.
    lol
     
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    Time for a update and pics:yeahdude:

    I got my TS1 skimmer today!! It felt like Christmas opening the box:lol:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    What is this and where in or on the skimmer must this go?

    [​IMG]
     
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    It is a silencer for the air intake.

    It goes on the air tubing to dampen the gurgling sounds the venturi makes.
     
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    So a update,

    I'm getting the tank today:yeahdude:

    Will post pics when I have it
     
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    awesome!
    going to be really cool adventure
     
  16. Q89

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    The tank is going to feel huge, going from a 28L to a +-200L :lol:
     
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    nope you took to long to come fetch it, sold it :p
     
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    No no xtreme, I already paid for it:tt2:
     
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    Update with pics

    I got my tank and light unit...

    So, here is for the photo hungry guys and girls:tt2:

    Front View
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    Side View
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    Light Unit
    [​IMG]

    Hope you like, if you do or do not...

    ...comment;)
     
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    very nice man , i like the tanks overflow..
     
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    awesome!
    looks like it has real potential!
    when u upgrade the globes, go with 24w giesseman, they are really awesome
     
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