My New Tank - Ben 10

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by sniper, 8 Aug 2013.

  1. sniper

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    So I have decided to build another simple marine tank (Ben 10), with the extra hardware I have. Ben 10 will be a fish only tank and I plan to see if I can successfully keep ich magnets (Powder blue and Regal) with the knowledge I have acquired (thanks @RiaanP for the talk at the expo). As the fish get old they will be given a passport to get into my display tank after 6 months or so..
    Ben10 is 1m x 50 x 50 (I still need to make him an overflow)
    The sump is 80 x 40 x 40 currently being made by @Fuzzy (I like his service;))
    For Lighting I will use a Quad t5 unit
    Protein Skimmer I will use a TS2 Skimmer
    I am busy having the stand made..

    Why I'm excited about Ben10 is because I am designing everything from scratch and i get to use some of the knowledge I've acquired from the forum

    Photo's will follow shortly..
     
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    That tank is way too small for tangs, especially powder blues. The tank is a little bigger than a standard 3 foot. I think you need to reconsider your stocking options as you will cause stress and fighting amongst the tangs.
     
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    Even if you use it as quarantine tank, to keep tangs in there for 6 months is not a good idea.
     
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    Thanks @Tobes for your feedback. I was planning on getting them small and watch them grow, so I was hoping at 6 months they would be at a medium size, so are you saying 200 liters is too small for a tiny regal and a small powder blue? I do not plan to overstock the tank, so the tank will have at most 3 fish and some crabs and snails
     
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    If they babies then it should be fine until transfer to bigger tank.
     
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    Sounds good man. Hop all go's we'll.
     
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    So I had a busy Friday from designing Ben 10's stand, drilling the glass and assembling the tank. See pics below.

    Stand.jpg

    Tank Drilled.jpg

    Ben 10 Overflow.jpg

    Ben 10 Sump.jpg

    Ben 10 final.jpg
     
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    So now what I need to do is to next is to add aragonite sand, some liverocks etc.. but I will see that next month
     
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    slowly but surely

    Nice going...
     
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    looking good, wild on pets has great and affordable sand and rocks from RSK
     

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