My new little reef

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  1. Clowning

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    So my standard 60cm got to small for everything I wanted to add so I decided to go a bit bigger and get this 60x50x50 took some time in building a bonsai scape and this is the end result of long hours:cursing: on the floor :thumbup:



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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    A very warm welcome to MASA Clowning! Nice aquascaping there!
    Just one quation. How old is this tank, and what have you done that have a clown in there already? Are you using something like Prodibio?
    What light unit is that over your tank as well?

    Sorry for all the questions. I am just being nosy ;)
     
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    I dosed prodibio light unit is the hood of TL550 just as a temp measure
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Scaping looks good.
    Have you made provisions for attaching corals? I much prefer minimalistic rockwork, but attaching some corals can be a tad tricky.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Ah ok cool Clowning. I thought so. W.r.t light unit. Ah ok. Cool. No - it just looked like it was a Metal halide unit. A MH on this size tank could possible cause havoc on the water temp! ;)
     
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    Speaking about MH I will be adding one obviously suspended above the tank due to heat:)
    I guess only time will tell how tricky it will be;)
     
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    What you planning on adding?
    If youve got an idea of what you want to add and where, then theres a very quick and easy way to sort it out before the tank gets too mature.
     
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    So I was thinking zoa's and shrooms at the bottom I've got a leather, torch, frogspawn, bubble, green star polyps and some pulsing xenia
     
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    MH would be fantastic imho ... To avoid heat, add a fan or 2 to blow over water surface as I didn and it keeps it cool, also try to have it no lower than 30cm above tank as the gap,and the fact that its nt enclosed also prevents heat emision into tank
     
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    Flippin nice scape btw ,just @459b is correct in coral placements but from what I can see is that its a complete puttied scape, so if u knw were u wana add a coral, remove scape and glue/putty coral down 1 time and also try to avoid overshadowing the lower corals
     
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    I have a 250w MH that I will be adding by the weekend:thumbup:
     
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    Clowning - just a word of warning - a 250 watt MIGHT bleach your soft-corals, and you will have to keep the light unit very high up - yes. You can indeed add a fan to blow over your tank's water surface. Just remember that when you use a fan, you loose a lot of fresh water due to evaporation, making the sG (salinity) of your tank water much high. You will have to monitor the water SG, water temp, and coral bleaching.

    Just thought I would "warn"..... ;)
     
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    I currently have it on my 60cm tank and all corals are doing great

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    Ah 250 watt Metal Halide over your 60 cm tank? HHHmmmm ok. Great that your corals are doing great then..... I see you have a heater in this tank as well (in the 60cm tank).

    What's the 60cm tank's water temp?

    Well - if this works for you! Great job then.
     
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    Heater is @ 26' just for those cold nights have not had any issue with heat thus far:thumbup:
    Go big or go home:lol:
     
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    What's hapening with this tank?? Think we need an update:biggrin:
     
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    Great looking tank, well done!

    Just a note, keep a eye on your water temp this summer!!!
    The MH will fry your tank if there is a heat wave like last year!

    Without a chiller and no lights on my 900 cube I was running at 32 degrees last summer!!!

    Still a great looking tank!
     
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    very nice rock work clowning
     
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    NICE dude, just read your whole thread, amper fell of my chair when you reckon 250WATT MH , you hitting it up like Bollie now. if you controlling the issues, then fantasic bra, well done, nice tank.

    If you are keen, i may have a temperature conroller with a nice big 220V fan for sale soon, that will definitely keep your temp in check during hot summer days
     
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