Ocean in my Study

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  1. Michael B

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    Hi Folks,

    So the same old story, Nano was too small & I spend so much time in my study, I deserve a larger thank there LOL (anyway that is how the sales pitch went to the wife)

    Many thanks to my better half & also to my brother Dean, who did 90% of the installation

    So down came the Nano

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    And in went my new tank

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    • 1300mm x 500mm x 360mm (+- 200L)
    • 1700 lph return pump
    • Slime Line Overflow & Return
    • TS1 Skimmer
    • MP10 Vortech
    • Additional power-head (3000 lph)
    • 2 x 200watt heaters
    • Profilux Dosing Pump
    • Reef Octopus Lighting unit (2x 150watt DE MH 20,000k)
    • Also includes 4 x 24watt Blue Actnics, fans & moonlights
    • Battery Back Up

    I wanted to create something completely different to my other tank

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    & decided to go for an SPS tank, with a Clam & Brain for good measure. Got all my frags from Adrian (Adee – many thanks)

    Then for fish - only small fish & create an environment for Yellow Head Jawfish., so I made one side real deep for the Yellowhead Jawfish & added “bits & pieces” for them – guess what, they all went to other sections of the tank LOL – will wait & see what happens?

    Anyway enough talking, here are the pictures – let me know what you think?

    Cheers
    Michael B

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  3. Annoying

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    WOW WOW looks like a great project good luck:thumbup:
     
  4. Michael B

    Michael B Thread Starter

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    A few more photos

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  5. Tremayn

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    think you need to take more pics :p
     
  6. Dean76

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    WOW – it is taking shape now. Always glad to help where I can. Excellent photographs and Set Up. Well Done and keep the pics and updates coming.
     
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    looking good...nd u have a step in ur tank...awesome!!
     
  8. Michael B

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    Thanks a mill

    Working on it already ;)

    Thanks Boet & again thanks for all your patience & time on this build - I really appreciate it

    Thanks & yip the step (deeper side) was for some Yellowhead Jawfish :blush:
     
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    ingeneous.

    some nice sps frags there...quite big for frags i think
     
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    lovely tank. beautifullyn laid out and incredibly clean. I dont know how you and your brother find the time to clean glass like u do, ive just left my tank for two and a half weeks without cleaning it, but then again I ahve very little algae.

    i love the step down aspect and the tanks got a lovely overflow.

    that fairy wrass is a real beaut, any chance of pairing it up (i didnt notice its partner).

    why not look at some different crustacians for that tank, a pom pom crab for example. its small enough that you would see him regularly, and a purple reef lobster might be an option too.

    lovely tank once again
     
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    u do of course realise that this tank still isnt big enough dont u. :)
     
  12. Michael B

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    Thanks & yip got some nice sizes from Adee

    Thanks crispin, & yip I am a pain in the butt when it comes to cleaning the glass LOL - hoping to also get a system with very litle algae. Appreciate the ideas, always helps to others ideas & concepts.

    I do - but please dont let me wife find out ... yet :thumbup:
     
  13. Evo R

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    Stunning as always!!:thumbup:

    Now to see this tank fully stocked:whistling:
     
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    Awesome tank... like the step idea... :thumbup:
     
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    Looks great. Is your nano shut down completely?
     
  16. Michael B

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    Thanks Evo R -also cant wait

    Thanks a million

    Hi viper357 - yes it is (well gave it to my younger brother as a gift & is up & running at his place)
     
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    Stunning as always!!:thumbup:Like the step idea...and the live rock ...:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Tell us a bit more about your filtration and dosing routine :)
     
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    looks awesome!:thumbup: going to be very nice once its all grown out and matured;)
    keep the pics coming:)
     
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    WOW looking very cool!
    excellent setup, please discuss your engine room etc
     
  21. Boendoe

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    Stunning step and some nice specimens you have there, can't wait to see the growth a couple of months time.
     
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