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  1. gambit

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    My tank after four months.

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  3. gambit

    gambit Thread Starter

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  4. gambit

    gambit Thread Starter

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  5. Rossi

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    Looking good!
     
  6. RiaanP

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    Looking good.

    I see you got some difficult to keep animals.
    Copperband, sexy shrimp and sun coral. Wish you good luck with them.
     
  7. Salie

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    @RiaanP think you meant harlequin shrimp and not sexy shrimp.

    Looks good :thumbup:
     
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  8. marine101

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    Nice design, very smart.

    It is quiet a high bioload for volume ratio, what nutrient export system are u running?
     
  9. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    Shame on you!! shame on you, shame on you, shame on you for taking this long to show us this beauty!! Yes, you do have some difficult to keep guys in there but stick to what you've been doing and I'm sure they'll be good. Tank looks awesome! Liking those dimensions...
     
  10. gambit

    gambit Thread Starter

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    thanks for the complaments guys. i still got alot to learn .

    Marine101... i realy got no idea wat u mean by hi bioload for volume ratio. laymans terms please bro. im a newby. i would like to answer u if only i knew wat u asking
     
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  11. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    High bio load for volume ratio = (in layman's) number of animals polluting (pooping) over the total water volume. your fish and corals look healthy, you seem to be on the right track. If it's not broken, don't fix it..
     
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    Pics are amazing...in real life,this tank is truly fantastic.....there are a few difficult animals there but you really have been doing an awesome job my bru...mooi tank and healthy happy livestock
     
  13. Mogamatseraajregal

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    my two cents simply

    Mashallah(closely translated)............god blessed reef
     
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    Looks good
     
  15. marine101

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    Firstly, i think your tank design is stunning.

    Hi Bioload to volume:

    If i quote David Saxby, we dont keep corals and fish, reef keeping is about keeping water, everything else comes second.

    So for example, when we keep fish, and certain corals, when we feed them, that action produces waste. consider a food source of 100% energy.

    Say hypothetically:
    30 % is wasted before even the fish eats it
    40% is metabolized buy the fish (growth, homeostasis, movement etc)
    30% is excreted, then

    essentially 60% of all the food u feed your fish is dissolved in your tank water as waste. So the next question is, as u feed your fish alot, how does your tank remove all this waste.
    options: Protein skimming, nitrate reactors, phosphate reactors, carbon, zeo, waterchanges, etc, etc (i.e.: Nutrient export)


    Now, generally in a hi bioload to volume ratio reef (i.e.: A small tank, with a LOT of fish), u need to compensate for nutrients. Compensation can be on inputs and outputs: i.e.:




    Inputs: Small bioload (fish, etc)
    Photosynthetic corals only
    carefull feeding, small amounts

    Outputs:
    Overskimming, frequent water changes, all sorts of chemical reactors, remote sump/DSB, etc etc.

    So in 1 sentence, what im saying is, that your tank needs to find a balance with regards to water quality, everything comes second. The only thing i would suggest is check your phosphates and nitrates before making any additions, and good luck with that amazing looking reef!
     
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  16. gambit

    gambit Thread Starter

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    Thanx for breakdown Marine101

    i am running bh1000 skimmer with boyou cannister filter with 2 baskets of liverock as media and 1n basket with some phospha guard. thats basicaly all i got. i dnt knw if ther is any more i can do with this desighn and cannister filter. this tank was built to be a planter tank. lol. nadeem convinced me the day i siliconed this tank together to try marines. so thats the reason for not having a sump. anyway , im loving it. so any further advice on wat els i should do to keep parameters good will be appreciated.

    Many thanx to nadeem , moegamatsieraagregal and sammy for helping me thusfar
     
  17. STC-1000

    STC-1000 In Reefers Rehab

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    @gambit , didn you start this tank begining nov? .... So its 2mnths not 4??? .... Beautifull tank bro,love everything about it coz its so diferent....:thumbup:
     
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  18. Trasique

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    mooi system bru, well kept- SLAMAT
     
  19. Trasique

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    wot u feeding that copperband
     
  20. gambit

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    STC-1000 I started my Tank in September brother.
    Trasique - My copperband eats whatever i feed the other fish. Flakes, palettes, mices, cyclopes etc.
     
  21. carlosdeandrade

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    Great looking tank! So sleek! @marine101, great info there.:thumbup:
     
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