My New 275 Litre Marine Tank!!!!!!!


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After Hours of research and a tough choice against a Red Sea Max Nano, I have got my first proper Marine Tank!! I went ahead and did end up breaking the bank :m85: I bought a brand new Akwa Elegance 100. To me and my lfs owner, it was the better choice than the smaller 75l red sea tank. This tank should be a great beginner setup for a reef. It is a large tank, making it easier for water parameters and keeping. There were a few extra things I had to add on but this was a great buy:slayer: My setup:
Akwa Elegance 100 (220L tank and 55L sump)
High Spec LED Marine Light
Grech Return Pump 1400L/H
Dophin Heater
Digital Glass Thermometer
Filter pads, extra ceramic, bio-balls
12kg Live Rock
15kg Red Sea fine sand
2x SunSun wavemakers (8000L/H)
Bubble Magnus Curve 5 Protein Skimmer
Nitrate reactor
There's still a lot I will eventually add on but for now, I got the basics and I'm happy:m01::m106:


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Yep, I had the RO water mixed with reef salt when the shop came to install it, and then I got extra RO water in a 25L. The prime and stability were just used for the first week, got the other chemicals in the box:m106:
 

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After 3 weeks of cycling with prime, stability, 2 bottles live bacteria, and countless water testing, my tank was ready for its clean up crew. I got 2x pyramid snails, 1 turbo snail, 2x shrimps. I will get the rest of the cleanup crew next week:m12:
also after hours of thought, I decided to go with a fake coral reef, I would love to keep corals but unfortunately, the fish I want to keep are not reef friendly. in the future, I will see if I want to grow corals in a separate tank:m85:
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Clown triggers are very nice but your cuc and shrimp are probably going to become food for him.
 

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Clown triggers are very nice but your cuc and shrimp are probably going to become food for him.
the shrimp I have made a plan to move into a coral box I'm making right now, so they'll be good and safe. the snails ik may be at risk but I'm trying my best to get a not sooo aggressive trigger
 
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About a year or year and half I bought a clown trigger. Very nice fish but it destroyed my whole tank... Lol
Ate everything from coral to cuc.. Lol
 
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yes be careful on the trigger, make the guy happy and your clean up guys should be ok
 
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