My own littles piece of the ocean in my home

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  1. bulletproof

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    Howzit fellow reefers
    I have been hiding my little piece of the ocean from everyone for the last 10 months and now I feel it’s time to share it with all of the other reefers out there.
    Let me tell you a little bit about my Marine Aquarium
    It’s a Aquaria AABZ2000 complete Marine Aquarium
    Aquarium size 2.000m long x 0.600 wide x 0.820 deep
    Sump size 1.260m long x 0.400 wide x 0.420 deep
    Total Lt of water in Aquarium 1200Lt
    1 x Return Pump Aquaria AWA6500 6500 Litres per hour
    1 x Aquaria APS-03-S2900-CI Skimmer with Sicce pump
    2 x Aquaria AHA300w Heaters
    2 x Seio 10000 Litres per Hour prop pumps
    1 x Seio Controller
    1 x Intelligent Controller
    8 x T5 3 Foot
    200 x Kgs Kenya live rock
    40kgs White aragonite
    Set up on NSW
    Products used for Maintenance:
    Aquaria Coral Reef salt
    Aquaria Marine RO Unit For top-ups
    Aquaria Ammonia Stones
    Aquaria Carbon
    Aquaria Kalkwasser
    Aquaria Calcium Flakes
    Species in My Aquaria 2m Aquarium:
    1 x Royal Dottyback - Pseudochromis Paccagnelae
    3 x Percula Clownfish - Amphiprion Percula
    2 x Mandarin Fish - Pterosynchiropus Splendidus
    1 x Regal Tang T rueBlue Surgeonfish - Paracanthurus Hepatus
    4 x Yellow Tangs - Zebrasoma Flavescens
    1 x Jumping Bean – Centropyge acanthops
    6 x Goldie - Antheas Squipmines
    4 x Fire Blennie – Nemateleotris Magnigica
    1 x Radium Gobie – Valanciennea Strigata
    5 x Blue-green Cromis - Chromis viridis
    1 x Midas Blenny - Ecsenius Midas
    2 x Cleaner Shrimp - Lysmata Amboinensis
    5 x Rose/Corn/Bulb Anemone - Entacmaea Quadricolor
    1 x Feather Duster Pink / White - Bispira Guinensis
    1 x Feather Duster Brown / White - Sabellastarte Spectabilis.
    1 x Pimple Metallic Mushrooms – Green - Ricordea Yuma Green
    1 x Giant Cup 4 Leaf – Green - Rhodactis Rhodostoma
    1 x Giant Cup (True Elephant Ear) (L/XL) - Amplexidiscus Fenestrafer
    1 x Blue/Purple Mushrooms - Discosoma Sp. Blue/Purple
    1 x Cauliflower Orange – Spines - Dendronephthya Sp.
    1 x Green Colonial Polyps - Zoanthus Sp. Green
    1 x Swollen Brain Coral Colour (Green) - Blastomussa wellsi
    1 x Elegant Coral Purple Tip - Catalaphyllia Jardinei
    1 x Octopus Coral –Green - Euphyllia Divisa
    1 x Crusanemons Brown - Zoantharia
    1 x Pumping Xenia - Xenia Sp.Pumping
    1 x Yellow Corn flour Leather – Sinularia
    3 x Kenya Tree - Lemnalia/Neospongoides
    1 x Pin Cushion - Sarcophyton Alcyonidae
    1 x Cornflour Sinularia/Leather Short Finger Coral - Sinularia Brassica
    1 x Phospor Cespitularia Colt - Cespitularia
    1 x Red Metallic Dented Brain Coral - Symphyllia Sp.
    1 x Fox Coral – Green - Nemenzophyllia Turbida
    1 x Green Bubble Coral - Plerogyra Sinuosa
    1 x Sun Coral Red/Yellow -Tubastrea Faulkneri
    1 x Frogspawn Coral - Euphyllia Divisa
    1 x White Bubble Coral - Plerogyra Sinuosa
    1 x Red Starfish - Fromia Indica
    1 x Clam Metallic Blue/Purple - Tridacna Maxima
    1 x Clam Metallic Brown/Purple - Tridacna Maxima

    Now reefers like we all know this hobbie demands patients and as you know it all takes time to reach perfection….
    Setting up my Aquaria 2m Aquarium…
    [​IMG] Unpacked the boxes and there we go. What an awesome looking Aquarium…
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    What makes this Aquarium so nice is the neat finishes and the complete idea of a plug and play system is so user friendly.
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    Had to do a test to make sure there was no leaks as didn’t want to set up in the house only to find a leak or two…..but no problems found …100% in order time to move it to the lounge and start setting up…lots of work and time went into the setting up and the Aqua scapeing of my Aquarium…
    And… here was the result…[​IMG]
    now see how nice it fits in , got to say it again its really nicely finished. [​IMG]
    Here is a quick peep at the filtration in my Aquaria 2m Aquarium
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    And my Aqua Scapeing…[​IMG][​IMG]
    well now it was time to start waiting and deciding what to put in……hmm decisions decisions….
    Anyway reefers so I ran the system as I should and waited for the cycle to pass…went through all the different stages and I’m happy to now show you all the result of doing things properly and with care and not forgetting using a really nice plug and play system….AND DON’T FORGET This Hobby demands patience…and a lot of it….

     
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  3. bulletproof

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    Some more Pic's

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  4. Annoying

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    Wow wow wow the tank looks great:thumbup::peroni:
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    nice looking tank, can you maybe post some bigger pictures of the tank itself ??
     
  6. chikaboo

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    Very impressive ... Stunning ...... Dude your location says kzn .... Its a big province ... Where about are you .... Maybe I can arrange a few guys to visit you in the middle of the night and carry lock stock and barrel away to my place
     
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    WOW

    Hey there BulletProof:)

    It looks great...its really something to be proud of ....WOW
    Regards
    :thumbup:Lawrence:thumbup:
     
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    WOW, thanks for sharing - everything looks nice & healthy (great set up)
     
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    Hey Bulletproof this sounds like an Awsome Tank man.
    for some reason i cant see the pic's.DAM.
     
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    Tank looks gr8..................
    Some bigger picts would do justice to us....;)
     
  11. crispin

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    man this thread bugs me....10 months youve been holding out on us and not sharing a beautiful reef, best dont list your location, someone will come round and take propper pics and plast them all over masa!

    lovely live stock list and tank looks beautifully maintained, great job:)
     
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    Yes...... You have patience my friend!!!!! To hold this back from us....
    Beautiful tank. Very neat!!! You defenitely take care of your system. Keep up this wonderful job:thumbup:
     
  13. bulletproof

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    My Aquaria 2m Aquarium

    Hi there Fellow MASA Reefers
    Thank you for all your nice complements. Yes I do take pride and care with my Aquarium and most of all I have had to have a lot of patience with the set up. My friend has been bugging me from the day I set up to post pic’s and join MASA but I held out till now as I only wanted to show everyone my set up once it had settled in and was running for a least 6 months..ok10 months LOL:lol:
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    here are some more pic's Ill post more..soon
     
  14. bulletproof

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    some more pics

    [​IMG]Bigger pic for all you Reefers:thumbup:corals just waking up
     
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    Very nice tank!
    Haven't seen a Aquaria complete system like this before, looks great!
     
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    great looking tank man..... it makes me want to ditch my current tank and go bigger.... and the Aquaria tanks look awsome.
     
  17. bulletproof

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    Mr Aquaria AABZ2000 2m Aquarium

    Hey there Reefers
    I thought I should tell you what I do as far as maintaining my Aquarium ..:)
    I spend at least 15 minuets a day doing general maintenance , I add Aquaria Kalkwasser everyday with RQ water as part of my top up , I feed my fish at least 2 to 3 times a day a mix of foods [ pellets ,flakes , peas [with there shells removed] Norry paper [green & brown]. I feed my corals at least once a week manually with a large syringe [ mix of finely chopped hake & prawn] and some times fine chopped Krill. I also feed the corals with Phyto- Plus A[9-50 microns] & B[3-7 microns]liquid reef food and Zoo plus[800 microns] reef food. Some of the corals feed at night so those ones are feed at night and the others in the day. The one thing I must say is my fish are always ready to eat …they very greedy. My family of Rose Bubble Anemones are feed once a week..I feed them Krill, prawn and hake…some times a fresh mussel. Some thing interesting don’t quite know if its good or bad I put in two Rose Bubble Anemones in the beginning …..I now have five ….they split but look great who knows if its good or bad thing!!!
     
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    Well done

    Well You are definitely maintaining it correct, anyone can see that by how healthy your fish and corals look…well done again Bulletproof keep it up :thumbup:
     
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    Well done. Your tank is looking stunning.
     
  20. Jimbo10

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    Very nice bru

    GEEZ bru what a nice looking tank, cool looking fish and coral. It looks nice and mod. I'm new to salt water fish and I'm getting info together to start my first tank and so far this has been the nicest looking one I've seen. Where in Cape Town can I see one.
     
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    Wow amazing looking tank Bulletproof
     
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