My new setup

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  1. Pendragon

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    So I have a standard 5 foot D/T
    aggregate is mixed crushed coral
    I have around 25kg live rock.
    Lighting is 4 54w T5's 2 blue and 2 white. Controlled by a digital in board timer
    Flow is a sun sun 12000 L/h flow pump and return pumps are a 2100L/H and 1800L/H
    Sump
    Sump is a 4 foot tank that I divided in 4 compartments
    I'm running a ts2, with DSB and move L/R down to sump as well
    ceramic tubes

    Stock
    1x sail fin tang
    1x bicolor angel
    1x Vermiculated angel
    1x Red Coris Wrasse (juvenile)
    1x lawnmower blenny
    2x true perc clown
    1x Allen's Damsel
    1x Scissortail Goby
    1x Green Mandarin fish
    1x Regal tang
    1x Surgeonfish
    Coral
    some Ricordea Mushrooms
    1x Hammer
    1x Pincushion
    Some blue mushroom
    1x Kenya Tree
    some Green Mushrooms
    1x purple tip Anemone (Clown Anemone)

    Inverts
    2x cleaner shrimp
    2x Fire shrimp
    1x boxing shrimp
    5x hermit crabs mixed types.
     
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    Sounds great! Please post pics of everything....
     
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    I did stress on how I was going to transfer everything to the new system without loss. I first transferred everything into different drums then filled the sump, into which the inmate went for the night I then dripped it for some hours and then my babies met their new home
    All I did loose was my anthia.
     
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    Looking great!!!
     
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    Looking really good there, Pendragon!
     
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    Looks great, but you should ask the supervisor to show you how :p
     
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    You are going to have very serious detritus build-up in that narrow compartment with the ceramic rings, the gap for the water to flow through at the bottom is small and it doesn't look like the rings are in a mesh bag.

    This means that when you want to clean that area you will have to remove each small piece of liverock rubble and ceramic rings. If you prefer to have the ceramic rings in the sump, perhaps consider placing them in a mesh bag to make it easier to remove them. You can then always just rinse it during water changes in some of the old water.
     
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    Tank looks good.

    The DSB needs to be deeper. That looks like 100mm or even maybe a bit less. Should be 150mm if using playsand. Add 10mm layer per week.

    The metal supports for the lights, if not in use, either lift it higher or removed them.

    How much did you lower the stand?
     
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    @ Jayceew: thanks will have a look at that.

    @ Riaan: I bought a extra bag with that, that you gave me but was not enouph so did get another one extra, I dropped the tank by 20cm. The light are resting on the seports. Thanks for the sale I'm alot happyer with the new setup.
     
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    :thumbup: thanks every one for the comps and advice.
     
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    Ok so just a quick update, everyone's happy.
    I have added a extra set of lights and replaced the old one with reeftek's
    and as for L/S
    a pair of black Black & White Ocellaris Orange Face - Captive Bred
    1x Strawberry dotty back
    1x Yellow tang
    1x Smiths blennie
    1x Cleaner Wrasse
    1x Blonde Naso tang

    Coral side
    Brown mushrooms
    green button polyps
    Some zoas's
    a branching hammer coral.
    and a green bubble tip nennie
     
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    thanks :thumbup:
     
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