new tank setup

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  1. regis

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    Ok, so after a year or so without a tank, I now have a tank again. Thanks @Redhawk for passing on his office tank to me.

    Tank at his office
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    Right so break it down, +- 1 Hour, transport to bellville.

    Carry everything to the first floor.
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    move tank into position, hang light unit.
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    fill tank up again, insert live rock.
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    4 hours and done.
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    Have a cupboard built.
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    ok, so here it is.

    Tank Dimensions
    1.20 X 0.50 X 0.50
    water height 0.47
    rimless 10mm glass, black silicone, 12mm base.

    Light unit
    4 X 54w t5 and 2 x 150watt MH.

    Only one sps and one damsel, in the sump.
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    Now the question is.

    What to stock it with.
     
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  3. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Looking good.
    Needs some more sps in there.
     
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    welcometomasa
     
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    nice man.. pics would help for us to believe a 4 hour setup:lol:
     
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  7. regis

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    Friday afternoon, from 1pm to 4 pm. easy as pie.
    If it is well built it can be so easy, @459b will come and fetch some thanks
     
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    You better come soon, the two colonies I have waiting might get reattached.
     
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    Congrats and welcome, lets see some pics!
     
  10. regis

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    Tank is running nicely, small amount of algae on the glass, but slowly going away. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1379961415.941053.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1379961438.652191.jpg

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  11. Snoek

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    Looking good buddy. Are you going sps or mixed reef?
     
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    That coral on the right looks good
     
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    nice tutorials there @pkc. especially the coral encrusted live rock looks very cool
     
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    Its good for covering tank walls and space saving.
    It is only a 2 foot by 17 by 16 inch tank so it don’t have much room.
    This how it looks with them on the glass.

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    I like my dead coral-rock to be very dead,no hitch hiker life of any kind! before I use it.
    The dead coral I use I put in buckets with hot water and bleach for two days, rinse them of and sit them out in the weather for a week or so then sit them in our creek for two weeks.
    So in relation to marine life, my dead corals that I glue stuff to, are very dead.
    But are very alive now, with the life I want on them and no unwanted hitch hikers!
     
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    looking good
     
  18. regis

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    Thanks all, nice articles.
     
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    Thanks mate.
    My poor tank though, I just recently used it for an experiment and finished that calcium-phosphate precipitation experiment, which worked fine and I got some serious insight to this way of getting rid of phosphate.
    I cut off my algae area from the tanks for that time.

    Its all good, not a lot suffered, in fact some things grew amazingly fast with these extreme cal,mag,Ph and especially KH levels that I sustained for nearly three weeks and the precipitation is everywhere!

    I have read about it but couldn't find anything in depth about it or an actual display tank used for this experiment?
    It was amazingly interesting as to what happens in those conditions ,a part from the phos dropping out completely that is.
    Now I am onto some new stuff, the left side of my tank I have put in a couple I collected of non coral xmas tree worms and a few coral based xmas tree worms.
    It will be interesting to see what's what with them by trying a few things.
    Plus I am trying another experiment with phosphate in my tubs then maybe with the display if it pans out.
    Any way, thanks for that.
     
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