Our Tanks Progress

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  1. Zuv

    Zuv Zuv & Brend's

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    Thought I'd post a few pics of our tanks progress from the beginning.
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    as you can see we have a small aquatic family now. Tank is doing well only problem is the green and red algae but we are in the process of bring the KH up in order to try control it hope it will work!!
     
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  3. Anemone

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    Coming along nicely!
     
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    looking very nice so far...good luck with the GHA...
     
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    Interesting background idea you have there. Is that normal substrate stuck to the back of the Tank?
     
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    looking good so far Zuv:thumbup:
     
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    great stuff Zuv, you on the right track....

    what are the tank spec's again ?
     
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    Coming along nicely. What did you do on the glass? Looks like sand epoxied onto the back. That'll give it quite a natural effect. Let's start having a look at what's causing the algae problem. You'll need to increase the flow a bit I think. What have you got in the sump?
     
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    Nice going Zuv. Shout if you need help with the hair algae
     
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    You got crushed coral substrate, rice crispies. It is just a detritus build up area. And it is too thick.
    What is in your sump. If sump "OK" for now, maybe look into either making the substrate only 20mm max, or replace it with playsand.
    I've been there, and you will always have nitrates and phosphates problems.

    Just do not do changes to sump and substrate at the same time, or in same month.
     
  11. Zuv

    Zuv Thread Starter Zuv & Brend's

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    thanks everyone for the response, sorry i'm replying late got caught up with plumbers, family, pets and the tank of course!!
     
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    Zuv Thread Starter Zuv & Brend's

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    yes thats right, crushed coral, was a huge mission to get it on there and the algae tends to stick to it! when we try to remove the algae it pulls the substrate off.
     
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    Zuv Thread Starter Zuv & Brend's

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    4 foot tank (1200mm x 600mm x 600mm) with internal filtration system (at the back).We removed the undergravel filter.
    Sander protein skimmer
    For circulation: 1 x 2000l p/h, 2 x 1500l p/h, 1 x 1200l p/h pumps.
    300W Heater
    In the trickle filter we removed bioballs and porcelain and replaced with live rock with a 1 x 1200l p/h pump for circulation and a bit of filtration sponge.
    4 x 4 foot thin flourescent tubes for lighting ( 2 x white, 2 x blue)
     
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    Nice tank got any front pics and specs!
     
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    Zuv Thread Starter Zuv & Brend's

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    Hi Tony, would like to remove the rocks from the tank today before i do a water change tomorrow. i've got a drum of old tank water that i changed last week its been sealed off for the week. i was told that you can remove the algae from the rock by hand, so what i want to do is take the rock out and submerge it into the drum and rub the GHA and the Red Bubble algae off the rock. what should i use to rub it off my hands or a small nail brush? been bring the KH up this last week cause the algae does not like high KH.
     
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    Very nice dude what are your water pams?
     
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    Zuv Thread Starter Zuv & Brend's

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    thanks!
    PH 8.2
    Nitrate 0
    Nitrite 0
    Ammonia 0
    KH 11
    Salanity 1.026
    Temp 25
    Calcium was tested by pet shop cant remember exact but in the 400's was fine!
    also just added a seio 3800l/h power head, awesome!:yeahdude:
     
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    Coming along nicely there Zuv!! Keep the pictures coming!!
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i am with Riaan on this one......

    IMHO without a dedicated sump area, your battle with GHA will be long and frustrating ......... could you please describe in greater detail (a pic would be awesome) the type of filtration you have in the back !

    I would suggest that a DT DSB is what is called for in this case ...... rather get it in now than later on when you have lots of corals etc that will need moving !
     
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    Zuv Thread Starter Zuv & Brend's

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    I've done a drawing of my filtration system cause i would like to modify the current filtration to be able to incorporate a sump. I'll scan it and post it this evening. your comments will be greatly appreciated.
     
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