My new 'Child Friendly' setup

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  1. greatwyt

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    Ok guys so when i moved i started up a new system and the deal with my wife is that i make it child friendy as we have a now 10month old son
    i didnt quite understand because well.... all tanks are entertaining to kids arent they?

    specs:
    1.8m(l) X 600(h)X 800 (w)
    front panel starfire glass

    flow:
    2 X Tunze 6095 was concerned that they were not enough so added a
    Double head SunSun

    upflow: Jebao DC 9000
    Lighting: Silver Ceiling 1.5m 8 bulb with individual reflectors and ATI bulbs
    Filter: live rock (going to add more soon
    Phuture lab skimmer (i do have the Skimz rated to 1000-3000l skimmer not yet added)
    1X carbon and phos reactor

    evaporation rate is ridiculous! and my ATU must still be set up properly
    anyway here are some pics

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    Child friendly?

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    at the moment the tank is a bit bare, still have some live rock in buckets outside trying to clean them up

    im really loving sps lately, so i feel this may turn out to be a mostly sps tank

    all the corals are guys that came across from my old system, hoping to get some sps frags that can grow with the tank
     
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  3. Bflynn

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    Nice size tank!! What glass thickness did you use? Im building a tank with exact dimensions:thumbup:
     
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    @greatwyt...are these guys reef safe or are they eating your corals?;):m12:
     
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    Well if they don't eat the corrals they will definitely eat your wallet
     
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    Lol definite Wallet eaters (and in that way coral eaters :p )


    the glass thickness was 8mm, front panel is starfire and i think it was totally worth paying the extra for it. i dont know if its just my imagination but it really looks clearer
     
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    If they eat aptasia I may want them for a couple of days please. I know a few guys that may also benefit from having them for a while LOL
     
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    Looking good, happy to tag along, but that ship?
     
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    I see you say the glass thickness WAS 8mm, what is it now?
    I hope those two little ones can swim if it is still 8mm.

    Can you confirm this please?
     
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    You know what, even 10mm glass for that size tank is under spec. Sanders
     
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    child friendly! child friendly lol

    it is 10mm, no was and no 8. sorry lack of sleep
    and for a 600 high 10 is good, the glass thickness is dependant on height of tank as i understand, on my 800 high tank glass was 12mm thick
     
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    @greatwyt

    Yes you are correct, height of tank is very important in choosing glass thickness, but the other dimensions also play a part, because it is the end volume, tha determines the pressure against the glass.

    The higher the tank, the more the pressure increases and unfortunately this is not a linear equation. The pressure increases exponentially as the height increases
     
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    Wow
     
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    So last night our power went off from 18:00- 20:30 which basically means that my tank went into night mode. unfortunately when the power kicked back on my lights went back on surprising the residents

    managed to catch my turbo snail with his pants down spewing all over the tank lol. take a look at these vids



    also note how the fish love it including my latest addition my maculiceps tang
     
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    just an update on my tank
    i haven't been doing much on it other than collecting frags

    i have added a waterfall type scrubber which is growing all sorts of algae and also seems to be a host for little goggas. lots of amphopods crawling around the scrubber area

    sorted out my auto top up quite nicely
    livestock wise currently have
    10 yellow belly damsels
    rusty angel
    coral beauty
    maculeceps tang
    2 cleaner shrimp
    1 diamond back gobi
    and various snails

    i had a bit of cyano outbreak recently despite NO2/3 being 0-1, it is now mostly under control but not totally obliterated, checked in my sump and i noticed my reactor for seachem matrix with phosguard wasn't running had to restart that hoping the new stuff doesnt totally deprive my tank of nutrients. im always worried when i replace things that corals wont be happy. i prefer to do things very gradually

    and its very likely that once i complete the aquascaping of my tank.... the ship will have to go :( ... ;)


    any case here is some eye candy

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    FTS updates
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    while im at it, some scrubber growth pics
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    The growth looks good on the scrubber.

    Just a word of advice.
    Try and clean that dark slimy algae as soon as you can.

    It does block a lot of light which makes it more difficult for the turf algae to anchor itself as the roots don't get any light.

    The tank is looking good, very nice photos of the fish
     
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    thanks @Henkie , i notice that after i clean an area of the scrubber i first have a red hair growth on the fresher area. the green only comes after i repeatedly clean this off. will be more aggressive with that, didnt realize it will block light
     
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    What tang is that
     
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