My setup...

Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by Q89, 27 Aug 2014.

  1. Q89

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    So after school I started to study and neglect the tank badly. I have time to dedicate to the aquarium again and started over.

    The aquarium is 1230x800x600 water level at 550.
    -2x Odyssea 54W quad light units.
    -2x V10 Sicce wavemakers
    -2x 300W Scuba heaters
    -Reef Octopus OXTX 160 Skimmer
    -Reef Octopus BR-MF 110 Reactor with NP Pellets
    -Flotek return 6000L/H
    -Substrate is 18KG Special Grade; 6.8KG Flamingo Reef and 6.8KG Fiji Pink.
    -About 50KG Base rock.

    Livestock that was in the tank when I did it over
    -6 Common Clown fish
    -5 Pajama Cardinals
    -1 Pagoda/Cup Coral

    And alot of green hair algea:m23:

    Will update with pictures as soon as i take some.

    And a big thanx @xtreme
     
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    Q89

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    I'm still getting some more LR, so scaping is not finished as yet.

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    My big horse dog always want to be everywhere
     
  4. Reefhead

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    Very nice looking tank
     
  5. dallasg

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    very cool tank and nice dog
     
  6. kualabear

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    Nice dog,
    can you tell us more about the plumbing & equipment, what size diam piping? what size did you have drilled or came with the tank, is the stand/ bic reinforced? etc.
     
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    Q89

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    Thanx

    Plumbing is 50mm and 2x 25mm return. xtreme built the aquarium stand and sump.
     
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    I hope that doors will be replaced soon!!!
    @Q89 this is what's up with your fish.

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    Tank looks good, nice start.
     
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    Q89

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    Did some tests on the 28th Aug.

    SG; 1.024
    NH3: 0.25 ppm
    NO2: 0 ppm
    NO3: 0 ppm
    CA: 450 ppm
    PO4: 0.03 ppm
    MG: 1360 ppm
     
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    Q89

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    Some update pictures...

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    Q89

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    Some more recent pictures...

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  14. Brad Cottle

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    Nice tank ;) could you please tell me the thickness of the glass and whether it has bracing ? Looking at building a same size tank
     
  15. Raj2

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    nice tank..well done
     
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