My second Marine tank

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  1. Marinemagic

    Marinemagic Member

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    Hi all, I am starting this thread to log the progress of my new tank that will eventually replace my existing tank.

    New tank: 1700x800x700
    drilled for 2x50mm overflow and 2x25mm returns
    c2c overflow
    50x50 stand gav
    sump: 1000x600x350
    skimmer: reefocto dnw200
    lights: 3x150mh, 2x54 t5 in one pendant hood
    return pumps: 1x haliea 3000 and life tech 3000
    circulation: still to decide
    kalk: reefocto 140 kalk stirrer conected to auto top up
    calcuim: still to decide
    chiller: haliea not sure what model on existing tank
    aqua medic phosphate reactor

    The tank was built by a local supplier to my specs, as I wanted c2c overflow and two 50mm drains and two 25mm returns. the sump is to accomodate a refugium (350mmx600mm)on the left hand side which will be fed from one of the drains reulated by a ball tap. I will attach some photo's of the progress so far and will update the thread periodicly.
     
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  3. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Nice - don't forget pictures too :)
     
  4. Tridan

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    sounds nice , um what wee man said too!
     
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    I am stumped on how to post pictures! Help? i have uploaded them to VB hosting but do not know how to attach to thread.
     
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    copy and paste the img code
     
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    Marinemagic Thread Starter Member

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    Thanks Tridan

    Exsiting tank before we moved it.
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    after the move
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    new tank waiting
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    tank drilled and c2c installed
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  8. Tridan

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    Looking very nice marinemagic. omly a pleasure.
     
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    there you go there is the second pic you deleted one of the square brackets in the code.
     
  11. Marinemagic

    Marinemagic Thread Starter Member

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    Oops the skimmer does not fit thru the front of the sump!
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    front panel comming off
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    new panel replaced and skimmer now can be positioned
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    Well that's all for now I will post again soon.
     
  12. Tridan

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    nice work there good luck
     
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    Looking great. Love the dimensions. Looks like you already have a coral community. Would dig some more pics. Your pic shows 6 t5's and one halide. Have you upgraded this a well
     
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    hi , yes am upgrading to pendant lighting hood, the lights on my current tank I made myself and have worked for two years so far.
     
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    Lookin good
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Looks lekker always good fun setting up a new tank
     
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    looks awsome.love the design!
     
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    Keep the pics coming! It's looking awesome!
     
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    Looking Magic :)

    Good luck with the rest of the setup.
     
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    Great thread! A belated welcome from my side!
     
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    wow nice tank! will you be going BB or substrate with this one?
     
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