New tank...

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by gaboon, 5 Jul 2008.

  1. gaboon

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    Started the new tank today, starfire glass, viewable from 3 sides. Just need the bracing, overflow and sump finished.

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    Picked this up this morning.
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    Very nice indeed.
     
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    awsome in starfire!
    whats the dimensions of the tank?
    what you planning on keeping? (please tell me its going to be SPS and you going BB)
    what skimmer is gonna be running this system?
     
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    Nice. Very nice. Heard a lot of good things about your light set up:)
     
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    gaboon

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    Yup, going SPS but not BB. Tank is 1.2m x 800 x 600 so got nice width to work with. Deltec AP600 skimmer.
     
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    Looking good, going be a stunner :)
     
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    Tank looks neat. The phots mmake the lights look longer than the tank. I assume this is not so.
     
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    awsome dimensions.i still think you should reconsider and go BB.
     
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    Ocean Lazy Sea Slug

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    your skimmer is the same volume as your tank, i would have the skimmer twice as big or bigger. eg AP701 this will let you have much higher stocking load.

    Your tank will look awsome!
     
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    gaboon

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    I got the skimmer when the tank was gonna be 1m x 800 x 600. Will have to make do for now. Will add another if necessary. Light unit is the same length as the tank. Mekaeel, I like my hermits too much:)
     
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    like wise,i also dig my Hermits,got +- 100 in my BB tank
     
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    gaboon

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    This is the tank that inspired the shape of mine. Love the look of the substrate. It will be more work to keep clean but prefer it.
    cpfarm.jpg

    Would love to give the owner credit but don't know where I found it.
     
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    Have to agree that substrate tank looks way better than the BB.

    Mek haven't you got better examples of BB ?
     
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    gaboon

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    I think mekaeel's is a better example
     
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    gaboon

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    BB just doesn't look natural.
     
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    Too true, Mek give a shot showing BB :)
     
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    yes everyone has there own opinion on what looks better.
    a better example of BB would be Sunbursts
     
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    thanks for the compliment Gaboon :)
     
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    go with some CaribSea sub that will cut on your work and help your tank in many ways.
     

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