My TL550 first marine tank

Discussion in 'Nano Tanks' started by KAPNEL, 6 Jan 2014.

  1. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    Hi all, I have started my tank about a month ago. It is a Boyu TL550. I took a lot of advice from a lot of people and I must say, everyone has their own opinion. Thanks to this sight, I might just be very successful..
    I have rushed my tank listening to all other people, however, I can not turn back. I have live rock, some 2 pieces Coral and a plate like Coral.
    I have 2 Clown fish, 2 more Clown fish species, 1 Damsel, 2 Pajama Cardinal fish (should only be 1 due to fighting), some turbo snails, helmets, 2 stars and 1 fire red Shrimp.
    My tank is absolutely beautiful and is currently in the Brown algae stage, I believe it is normal to go through that.
    I have the usual problems with water temperature and White Web like fungal. Not to serious I believe.
    Here is some pics of my current state. Feel free to comment?
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    uploadfromtaptalk1389040341418.jpg
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. tobiejvr

    tobiejvr

    Joined:
    6 May 2013
    Posts:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Durban
    Congrats. Very nice. I have two Pajama Cardinals and there is no fighting!
     
  4. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    Thank you Tobie, that is what I thought to but on closer investigation on the Internet, they say in bigger tanks it could work but in my size tank it is a problem.
     
  5. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    My tank this morning 07/01 /2014
     
  6. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    [​IMG]
     
  7. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    Going to make an effort today to install 2 computer fans in my lid to cool the water off.
     
  8. Bandit

    Bandit

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2012
    Posts:
    94
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Despatch
    Looking great. I also had to install 2 pc fans in my boyu it got too hot.

    Do you have the standard lighting still in?
     
  9. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    Did the fans work for you? Maybe a pic if possible? Yes, still the standard lighting, what did you do?
     
  10. Bandit

    Bandit

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2012
    Posts:
    94
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Despatch
    I also still have standard lighting which is more than enough for what i have, will eventually go the led route.

    The pc fans i just stuck 2 of them together and put them on top of the feeder opening.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    Thank you very much, did the fans help?
     
  12. Bandit

    Bandit

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2012
    Posts:
    94
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Despatch
    Yes it dropped the temp by 2 degrees.

    I'm gonna add another 2 fans into the hood at a later stage.
     
  13. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    Thank you very much for your info, much appreciated
     
  14. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    Is your fans blowing over the water or sucking hot air out from the tank?
     
  15. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    Project fans in lid done today, now to see the results.
     
  16. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    [​IMG]
     
  17. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    Isn't she just beautiful? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. tekkengal

    tekkengal Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    297
    Location:
    JHB
    You seem like you are off to a good start, looking forward to seeing your tank progress.
    Can you post a close up pic of the coral (green and pink moon coral?) on the left hand of your tank, I really love the colours on it :)
     
  19. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    The Coral you like. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  20. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    [​IMG]
     
  21. KAPNEL

    KAPNEL Thread Starter

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    169
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durbanville
    So, here is a pic of my tank as it is at the moment, I have picked up White Spots and is busy with treatment. I have also decided to build a sump for my tank and will post pics as I go.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - TL550 marine tank Forum Date
[wtd] Spraybar for boyu tl550 Wanted 31 Oct 2016
Boyu tl550 hood fans Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice 18 Oct 2016
TL550 Advice Beginner Discussions 3 Oct 2016
Boyu TL550 Setup and advice Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice 29 Aug 2016
Boyu TL550 - New setup New Members 8 Aug 2016
Tl550 LED diy Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice 27 Jun 2016
Automatic fish feeder that fits the boyu tl550 Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice 19 Jun 2016