My new 6 foot

Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by Gazzer, 16 Dec 2012.

  1. Gazzer

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    Bought my tank from Jax and replaced the bottom glass and fixed up the overflow, the stand had a bit of work that needed to be done i sanded down the frame and i panted it with an anti rust paint from builders. i also sanded down the doors and i stained and varnished them. not too bad in my own opinion

    I then got my sump 4 foot with a 2 foot DSB in the middle. i have a bubbel magus skimmer and bio pellet reactor my return pump is a 10 000l per hour and i got 2 vortech MP40 pumps from GMan which i will recive my upgrades in a few days to the ecosmart. i also have 4 vortex ilumilux 950 LED lights in that i am hoping to add controlers on when they arrive.

    Thought it might be about time i start a thread on my 6 foot seen as though it is basically starting from scratch. for those of you that dont know what happened to my tank here is the thread http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=39848.

    my tank was running for about 6 months before this happened and now i have no corals left and i lost my yellow tang since then i have changed the lighting on my DSB so that i wont have any falty wires in my tank and they are now LED i have also grounded my tank!!!!
     
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    some of the pice from before and after and of my sump

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    STC-1000 In Reefers Rehab

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    not bad @ all ... those bubble magus skimmers are really impressive:thumbup:
     
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    Thanx :) Just an update on how my tank is doing since the shock. My NO3 spiked mid last week. Yesterday it came down. Relief!! My tank is cycling again and just making sure things are 100% ok before I add something again. Just happy my fish are ok. My regal is my prize. Must be 10cm from mouth to tail.
     
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    Lookie lookie... Upgraded my vortechs :-D
     
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    Nice one oue!
     
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    Looking good. Would love to see this sytem in person. :p
     
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    Gazzer Thread Starter

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    @thefish no corals in as yet. But the tank is getting much better
     
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    Nice upgrade!
     
  13. Gazzer

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    So the time has come to think of what corals I can and will want to put in my tank.
    Bear in mind that its 6foot, and I have vertex illuminux Led (900 x 4)
    Any suggestions? :thumbup:
     
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    any corals you want. plenty of lighting available
     
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    Sweet :p Sounds like I will have some fun. Sit back and have a :peroni:
     
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    Gazzer Thread Starter

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    I just got myself an auto top up. Works like a charm I must say. I'm using a 2ft for the water. Can I add my supplements to the water in my water top up tank, and then it "doses" into the sump?
     
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    Nope.
    Some additives will react quickly to other chemicals. So you loose the advantage. Like Iodene
     
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