Paul's tank

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  1. nudibranch

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    This will be my first marine tank and looking forward to the journey. I created this post to share my progress with all.

    The setup arrived last night. Need to sort out the plumbing and fill this weekend.

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    Paul don't fill it just yet. We can make the tank look a lot better by doing a small mod to the overflow. That overflow is very bulky, looks ugly, and takes up a lot of real estate. We can make it slimline if you want.

    What are the tank dimensions? Looks close to a cube?
     
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    Hi Keith

    The tank dimensions are 850(l), 650(w) and 700(h). Your plan sounds great

    Thanks
     
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    Great. Will you be able to get the tank in your car? I should have some spare glass lying around.

    I am moving some empty tanks in the morning so 15h00 onwards on Saturday or anytime on Sunday will be fine for me.
     
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    looks like an awesome tank, good luck!
     
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    @MaximusZA..thanks
    @keith..I will be able to get tank into car so thanks for the offer. I will see you tomorrow afternoon then
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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    A big thank you to Keith (Nemos Janitor) for all the effort and advice on Saturday afternoon. Keith converted my bulky overflow to a slimline overflow which mean I gain more space in the tank. Thanks again Keith, really appreciated from my side.

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    So spent most of the weekend setting up the tank. As mentioned above, Keith converted my overflow to a slimline one. I did some plumbing on the outlet. Clean and added sand plus some coral.

    Would like to get some feedback on my aquascaping before I add water later this week
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    @nudibranch, I like the idea of islands, gives you plenty of prime locations to add corals, and nice swimming space / hiding place.

    Chances are, however, that as soon as you add corals, you gonna move the scaping around again, at least 5 times more... ;)
     
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    Thanks @Gesiggie, I attend to agree with you
     
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    The substrate seem to be quite coarse, do you plan on keeping any gobies?

    What are your stocking ideas?
     
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    I was hoping to keep gobies, do you think the substrate is too course for them?
     
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    @Gesiggie the substrate is the AquaMedic Hydrocarbonate (aragonite) it is 2-3mm.

    My opinion is that there may be a touch to much in the tank. But otherwise all looks cool.
     
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    I can not see very clearly on the pics (must be old eyes ;) ) But it does seem to be a bit coarse for gobies. You could ask Keith's opinion, as I assume that he saw the substrate on saturday?
    If it is medium to fine substrate, then it should be fine for gobies :)
     
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    Thanks Keith :thumbup:
     
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    It is ok Paul. I think Gesiggie was under the impression that it was coarse crushed coral.
     
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    Hi Keith, thanks again for all the help over the weekend. How much sand do you think I should remove?
     
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    Paul, my preference is somewhere between 15 and 20mm thick. But if you want to keep gobies then you can go a little deeper. Do not go too deep as you could end up with Anaerobic dead spots in the gravel.
     
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    ok, Phase 2 started....started filling the tank. Should be complete by tonight.
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