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  1. Bodega

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    Hi all

    This bug has bitten me bad, very bad according to the wife. Anycase I currently have the aquaria 102 nano for 3 1/2 weeks now and only got 2 crabs in there. Now i have a wall at home that has been left bare for over a year now and was still deciding what to do there. Last week a bulb highlights in my head, and i went crazy. Gave the order to qualipet to build me a 2000x550x700 tank on a 2000x550x1000 stand. Sump is 1500x400x400. Dt will have 2 tunze overflow boxes

    New Equipment bought so far already: (thanks to The Waterboy)

    Bubble magus curve 9 skimmer
    Bubble Magus bp130 reactors x 2 (carbon and phosphate)
    Reef octopus kalk stirrer
    Jebao rw15 x 2
    Dc12000 return pump
    Zetlight led light for sump
    Zetlight zt6600 x 2
    Sicce 300watt heater x 2
    Profilux 3 ex with 4 probes (bought 2nd hand. Great condition)

    With this in mind, is their anything else i am missing or should change. Still to get chiller, that i know. Like i said only 4 weeks into this so i am taking a huge leap but i know i will be happy. Also i will be getting an inverter and backup battery. So i need some advise as to setting up a neat looking electrical system with pics to help. Looking forward to all replies guys. My nano tank will become my quarantine tank in the future. In no rush though as i will be letting my tank cycle for a good six to eight weeks before anything will go in, so that tank is going to still be my learning tank. Marco will be setting this up for me so i know i am in good hands.
     
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  3. CameL

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    Well, wow, that is 1 neat job. Hopefully I can get some help from him.
     
  5. Bodega

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    Anything else I need to get? Also looking at doing a mixed reef, LPS,SPS etc. WHat is the best Substrate to get. Prefer natural colours
     
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    Ah bud, substrate is a personal thing. Personally I do not use substrate, another reefer suggested I try it a while back, I did and have never been happier.
    The only thing you missing by the looks of it is a certain mixture of salt water, rock and life.
     
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    Any time send me a PM and ill help where ever i can!
    :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    So going with Aqua medic Aragonite, 100 Kg of LR as well using ro water mixed with aqua medics salt. Time is almost near. Stand and sump will be delivered this week while tank being assembled as I type. So by next Monday/tuesday I should expect delivery.
     
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    I look forward to pics and following the progress of this tank. Good setup by the sounds of it.
     
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    Time to begin.

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    Who built your tank looks nice!
     
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    looks great
     
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    very impressive
     
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    Danny from qualipet. Brilliant job
     
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    looking good well done
     
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    That is really a very nice tank.
     
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    What is the black box thing on the left?
     
  18. Bodega

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    Hi, That is my new Teco Tk1000 chiller. Its amazing in size, 310X310X480 and can handle up to 1000L. Plus the vent can be turned to which ever direction I want.
     
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    :welcometomasa2:

    this looks like it will be an AWSOME build, some really really nice equipment there dude!
    Tank looks tops,

    Good Luck!!!

    ask ask ask ask, read read read read and one other thing Paitence... omg, this hobby will teach you paitence...

    enjoy it!

    I reccomend, watch this Series, as it progresses
    52 Weeks of reefing - Marine Aquariums South Africa

    especially for a pretty big tank like that...

    enjoy dude!
     
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    looks awesome
     
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    can i ask how much the tank cost to build
     
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