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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Jeann1, 22 Dec 2010.

  1. Jeann1

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    Hi everyone..

    A quick introduction - My name is Jean, from Witbank in Mpumalanga

    I am starting a new marine aquaruim , only waiting for the Tank and Sump to be finished... been waiting like 1 month, at least its close to done now..

    The Display tank will be 1500x600x820(water level at about 670-700) , and the sump, 1400x450x450, is kinda big, but there is a idea there..(future expansion options)the sump has lots of water level drops, so its volume when circulating is not that much..there is a 500mm DSB in the sump with minimum 150mm sand..

    I'm starting this with a reeftek TS3 skimmer(Thanks Lanzo for meeting me on a Sunday)
    4 wavemakers (1 in each corner - and a custom controller - I have a friend who likes building stuff ;) )
    8 x Reeftex 54w T5's on a sliding glass rail in the top of the dislpay tank (the light compartment if I can call it that is completely closed with some black plastic, so its like a sealed box..)

    Substrate is going to be crushed coral (the very fine type) and when I start the setup, I'll have about 15 kg of live rock (hopefully semi-cured) 12kg in the display and 3kg in the sump(in the DSB)..

    I plan on letting this run the full 6 week cycle - even if the live-rock speeds-up the cycle

    So thats about it.. when this is finally up and running, i'll show some pics of it
     
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    Don't forget the pics..................;)
     
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    Hi Jean

    Welcome to masa...:peroni:
     
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    Welcome! Seems like you are on the right path. Kudos ;)
     
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    welcome to the wonderful world of marines and masa:)
     
  12. dv8

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    welcome, nice size tank, i like a big sump too, lots of options for fuge's scrubbers etc etc. tagging allong
     
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    nice start jean, post some pics already
     
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    Welcome!!!! PICS?
     
  18. Jeann1

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    So Many a Welcomes... I likes! :thumbup:

    The tank is not completly done, so I cant post any pics, but I will as soon as I start it, that same day... PROMISE!

    At the moment, it seems like D-Day is Monday 3 Jan 2011 (New Year, New ...Obsession...sorry ment Hobby - coincidence ??? ), so If all goes well, Pics will be available then.
     
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    We arent fussy you can post pics of your tank while your setting up. ;)
     
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