New Member's Setup

Discussion in 'New Members' started by eddie, 9 Jun 2009.

  1. eddie

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    Hi All
    I thought I would introduce myself and my new system, Ola :wave2:. My system is busy cycling at the moment and has been running for two weeks now. Been testing water and fiddling as you know :). I plan on keeping softies mainly. Here are some specs and picks:
    Hardware:
    Tank: 1220 x 600 x 550, top overflow
    Sump: 1050 x 450 x 450
    Stand: 1220 x 600 x 850
    Skimmer: Reef Octopus orca 100 – int
    Power Heads: 2 x SunSun 102’s
    Heater: 300 Watt Jager
    Substrate & DSB: Carib Sea Aragonite
    Return pump: 1200 l/h, Unknown make
    Light: one 250 watt Sylvania 10 000k MH – DE
    Live Rock: 20Kg’s fully cured
    Salt: Tetra Marin
    Water:
    Ammonia: 0.04
    NO2: 0.01
    NO3: 1.0
    PH: 8.4
    KH: 10
    RO water took about 5 days to fill the tank and sump:(, that’s about it, will keep you guys posted with the progress.
    PS. Cool Forum!!

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  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome once again eddie! Your tank is coming along nice man.
     
  4. Boendoe

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    Very Nice setup and :welcometomasa2:
     
  5. jacquesb

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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, Eddie! Great to have you on-board! Tank is looking great so far! VERY GOOD SKIMMER there, mate!

    Just one suggestion - the light you have is awesome, but a WEE BIT too high, and will be too concentrated if you let it drop. I would want to suggest to rather (for future purposes) try and get another one of those metal halides!

    Good luck with the patience you must have, to wait the cycle out!

    Enjoy your journey, and please ask as many questions as it takes for you to become the BEST reefer, you can be!
     
  6. Ross

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    Looking good so far, I love fresh virgin tanks.
    How did you mount / hang your light.
     
  7. Prodigy

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    welcome eddie looks good dude
     
  8. riyadhessa

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    Eddie welcome...nice setup
     
  9. eddie

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    Cheers, tanks for the welcome guys.
    Jacques, I do have a second similar light unit, was not sure if it would be to much light. Will install it as well.
    Ross, it is a bit of a diy project. Have included this pic.


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  10. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Eddie - I just noticed (sorry - mistake - speed reading) that it is a 250 watt light. No wonder it is indeed so bright.

    So - to rephrase my comment - DEPENDING WHAT YOU WANT TO KEEP, you might need to lower the lighting fitting, and IF you lower it, you might want to / need to add another light, as the light would become to concentrated and you would lose a certain section (on both sides of the tank) where you will NOT be able to place decent light loving corals.....

    Please comment on this?
     
  11. Jaak

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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
  12. Ross

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    :thumbup: kewl that was invisible in the first set of shots.
     
  13. jaquesdp08

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    looking great ross... softies will do just excellent under that light,,.
     
  14. scubaninja

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    wow, nice clean tank :) also like the virgin look :) shows the amount of potential a tank has! Looks like you have a good thing going :)
     
  15. Afsal

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    looking gud dude , where r u located ???
     
  16. Dewald@Dorry

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    Nice skimmer, I almost got the same one.

    I'm sure you can't wait to put fish in the tank!? Well, enjoy the cycle period while it lasts, because when its over, the hole in your wallet will never be the same!!:lol:

    Welcome to MASA!!
     
  17. eddie

    eddie Thread Starter

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    Thanks once again guys.
    Afsal, I am in Centurion, RooihuisKraal.
     
  18. Travis1

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    looking good dude, keep up the good work.
     
  19. Tony

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    Nice and neat. Well done
     
  20. martinhal

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    Welcome. Nice clean setup. Keep us updated .
     
  21. kalkwasser

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    Nice cant wait for the end product and a warm welcome to the best forum in the world;)
     
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