my tank

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  1. jonothetigger

    jonothetigger

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    this tank has been set up for 1 year after a crash out on my first system


    spec's of the tank are
    3 and a half foot tank
    with a two foot sump
    as for live rock i have not got a clue on how much i have in there !

    water spec's
    ph 8.2
    kh 9.5-10
    cal 400-415
    mct 1400
    phos 0.0
    nitrates 0
    sg 1.025

    fish in system
    one sail fin
    one clown
    one blue chromis
    one true royal grammar
    one sulphur goby
    one orange spot goby
    one peach line goby

    clean up crew
    two red legged hermits
    one cleaner shrimp
    one peppermint shrimp

    lighting is a 250w mh 10,000k with an luminarc 3
    one 40w actinic tube
    sump lighting is run 24/7
    30w tube

    running two sieo's 820 for circulation in tank
    one rio 1700 under reef rack pump
    and one rio 1700 return pump
    turnover on the tank is 56 times an hour

    skimmer is at the mo a sea clone (changing soon to a v2 600)


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  3. Mashrie

    Mashrie

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    Really nice setup there dude.
    Any pics of engine room.
    But hell, looks like a nice stable system there man!!
     
  4. psycho

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    Your tank looks awesome !! More photos please.
     
  5. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Awesome. Some photos of your equipment as well please.
     
  6. jonothetigger

    jonothetigger Thread Starter

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    heres a pic of the sump before (running in time)

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    the skimmer is the other end now was getting the small air bubbles in to main tank

    heres a pic of my phos remover !!

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    the sump is now almost full with rock now take it out of the main tank as i get new corals
     
  7. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Very nice looking tank.

    You say your mct is 1400, is that your magnesium level?
     
  8. jonothetigger

    jonothetigger Thread Starter

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    yea sorry
     
  9. DragonReef

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    Looking good bud, I like that phos reactor you got ;)

    Do you find much detritus getting caught and collected in your sump from the live rock ?
     
  10. jonothetigger

    jonothetigger Thread Starter

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    heres some more pics i have not got any upto date ones cam batterys are dead but will get some soon !

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  11. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Very neat system, your live stock are in perfect health, well done.
     
  12. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    very very nice, i miss the DIY days of some of the equip.... i really like this tank.... well done.
     
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  13. psycho

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    Very Very nice, your corals looks awesome !
     
  14. jonothetigger

    jonothetigger Thread Starter

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    we have a Cornish reef night at the local shop one night a month we go along trade frag's and also buy frag's good night out and have a coffee and chat as well !
    most of the acro's and monti's are from frag's
    just got to try and get rid of the green algae thats in there!
     
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  15. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Great Looking tank. Really nice and clean looking.

    Do I know you from International Reefers by any chance ?
     
  16. jonothetigger

    jonothetigger Thread Starter

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    yes you do same name over there as well !
    was not sure if i could say it here!
     
  17. Awvince

    Awvince Here fishie fishie

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    Nice, do you have any pics of your other setup, before it crashed?
     
  18. jonothetigger

    jonothetigger Thread Starter

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    this is before by crash out
    running on tubes then with out a sump

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  19. Smithers

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    Tank looks much better now !
    Maybe you should have your sump lighting running on a reverse cycle to your display. Will help with PH swings. Just a thought.
     
  20. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    nice and neat!
     
  21. Awvince

    Awvince Here fishie fishie

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    I had my sump light running 24/7 and my ph was quite stable. Although it is not recommened to do this with caulepera.
     
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