Photos of the new tank

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  1. Zahed

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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Taking shape there Zahed. Please give us specs, equipment, lighting etc.....
     
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    very cool!
    give us some specs...

    one thing i can see is that you will need more flow
     
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    lookin good thus far!
    Are those all Liverock peices in ther?
     
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    Looking very nice.
     
  7. Slummies

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    how old it your tank and did you run the lights on during the cycle?
     
  8. Zahed

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    Yes I have run with lights on and all the rock in the tank is live rock. Why ?

    He tanks specs are as follows;

    Display Tank

    Size (1.5m x 0.5m x 0.5 m) approximate volume 400 litres

    Live rock - havent really calculated approximately 15% by volume.

    Tank Base - mixture of aragonite, fine crsushed coral and coarse coral.

    Single powerhead for circulation - I am going to add a seconf one this weekend, any advise on placement. The current position is the back right side of the tank.

    Overflow to sump,

    Sump 3 Chamber

    Chamber 1 - Protein Skimmer - Make (will update)

    Chamber 2 - Filled with floss, bio balls, ceramic rings, green phosphate pads, live rock and crushed coral.

    Chamber 3 - Return sump also filled with aragonite and live rock.

    Lighting

    4 x 54W (combo of white and blue) lighting.

    Please advise on whether I should add moonlights and do I switch of all the lights at night?
     
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    yo Zahid pls remove bio balls and ceramic rings and keep lights off while tanks cycling,bio balls and ceramic rings becomes a nitrate and phosphate bomb,what you can do is add is phosphate reactor as well as a carbon reactor and pls spend the most money you can on a protein skimmer,filter floss is excellent on a tank but pls try to rinse before adding to your sump and rinse your floss at least twice a week under ro water. All the best
     
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    I agree with Imarine, take out the bio-balls and ceramic rings and invest in a good skimmer.
     
  11. maj

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    why not add a DSB when u remove the ceramic rings,can make use of normal play sand.
    Imarine is correct,spend now on a good skimmer,best investmnt ever in the marine hobby
     
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    wicked setup dude....)
     
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    make the 2nd chamber a DSB :) .. tank looks great :thumbup:
     
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    your suggestion is to remove the ceramic rings and make a dsb by using "normal playsand". Is this a marine safe sand? I need to do the same with my sump but do not want to use the wrong type of sand.
     
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