New guy here 275L Tank

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  1. TheTurk

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    Hey guys. I started my thread in the wrong section so if mods can delete it as i just started a new one here as i'm a beginner :tt2:

    So for about 2 years I've been wanting to start a marine tank but never actually had the

    courage to start one.

    Then about 6 months ago i found this site and was blown away with some of the tanks!

    I recently joined as a member and finally took the plunge after many months of research

    and reading through many of the builds on this site.

    I first thought of buying second hand but finally decided against it. So I went to phuture

    lab in claremont and ordered there M90 marine tank as I wanted a cube feel but with a

    bit of length as well. The tank Dimensions are 900mmx600mmx450! So I've been eagerly

    waiting and finally have some progress to show you

    The cabinet is done and the glass has arrived! I must say that I've been very impressed

    with them, Keeping me in the loop throughout the whole process. Anyway enough of

    me blabbing and here are some pictures of the cabinet and glass! Wish me luck on this

    incredible hobby:biggrin:

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    Heres a picture of the glass and cabinet:thumbup:

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    And then a complete picture

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    and then the beginning of the sump. Will be asking lots of questions and hope you guys don't get too annoyed :tt2: Tank will be fully completed hopefully next week Wednesday:thumbup:

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    Nice tank build, you'll be ok!
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    Bracing is completed

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    nice build!

    this hobby is always exciting, take it slow, learn and have fun
     
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    Thanks @dallasg

    Definitely going to take it slow and steady :)
     
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    Top and bottom trim in place with lights in final position :)

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    Hey guys, just a quick question, Would my tank be big enough for a yellow and regal tang? There's alot of conflicting advice and would love any experienced reefers advice? Thanks :)
     
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    I had regal and yellow tang in that size tank with no problems but its min size for them ,with in a year they will need a bigger tank depending how fast they grow and what size you get at
     
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    Yeah but Shaunn within the year The Turk will be planing a bigger tank!!!
    We all know how this hobby goes once you hooked you are hooked.... lol
    I saw some Regal's at Something Exotic yesterday the size of R2 coins really cute.
     
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    He will be fine then :thumbup:
     
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    just wait!!!! I am sure most here will understand what I mean... lol
     
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    @kalkwasser

    lol yea I've seen a lot of guys upgrading after a year but hopefully this will keep me companu for a good while :thumbup:
     
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    Hey guys

    Quick Question.....

    I leave for overseas next week but would it be okay to start cycling tank before i leave? Here's someone 24/7 here. I'll be gone for the first 2 weeks of the cycle and if it would be okay are they any specific precautions to take?

    Advice would be highly appreciated :)
     
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    Tank looks great, neatly done.
     
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    Yeah that should be fine. Just make sure you have enough RO water for the person looking after the tank. As they will need to top up due to evaporation.
     
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