My new 1.6 setup

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  1. Blikkies

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    Hi I have decided to start a tread on my new upgrade :yeahdude:

    i will be taking it step by step and i have not totaly decided what all will be used

    starting with the tank size = 1600L X 550W X 600H water level @ 550

    stand 50 X 50 tube [800 high ]

    will get the tank on Monday and also get stand back from Galvanizing

    just some pics of the stand,existing tank and light unit

    any ideas welcome :thumbup: CANT WAIT TO START

    PROTIEN SKIMMER [NOT A GOOD ONE BUTT WORKS FINE FOR NOW ] will be investing in a better one once the tank is up and running

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    The DT will be about 484L butt total around 650l ;)
     
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    Make sure when you do you'r Sump that you made the Skimmer Chamber big enough to accomidate the "upgraded" Skimmer...it's my understanding that you look for twise the size...650L x 2 = 1300L ...that basically covers the "extra" fish or SPS you choose to get at a later stage...a type of "future proofing" so-to-speak..and if I'm not mistaken...if you want to go full SPS then you need a Skimmer that does a bit more than the "double"...as you'r water must be pristine..
     
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    Explain what we are looking at here, looks like DIY Reflectors, How'd you do it?
     
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    Hi Wes

    That is a complete unit i do not know the make or model
    it is just something i picked up on the way and thought that it would work perfect in a marine setup :yeahdude:it has 4 x 54W ballasts and use T5 tubes
     
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    this is called a T Bay fitting, its used for factories and they punch alot of lite.. awsome for a marine setup just paint well for corrosion protection :)
     
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    Where do normal:blush: people get these from then? lol
     
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    :yeahdude:just a pic or 2
    got around to sorting my lightfittning yesterday :thumbup:still waiting for one more coral blue tube and 2 cool daylight tubes any comments :lol:

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    sry wrong pic

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    Can anyone oplease tel me where i can order good quality live stock from Port Elizabeth :peroni:
     
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    How about Exotics?
     
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    could you please give me contact details for them :thumbup:
     
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    Nice start & wishing you all the best - take it slow & enjoy
     
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    How about the Indian Ocean that's in your back yard? ;)
    you guys on the coast are so lucky
     
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    I'm sure I read somewhere that taking LR from the ocean is illegal? I may be wrong though.
     
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    Correct
     
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    pretty sure that says live stock and not live rock... :p
     
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    HI everyone

    can i use silica sand in my DT and how muck do i need for the 1.6M tank

    any contact details YET for any supplier to order live stock from becouse my work enviroment does not allow for diving LOL:yeahdude:
     
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