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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by RiaanP, 28 Jun 2009.

  1. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

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    Yep, time for an upgrade. After playing with my Playstation since last December
    PlayStation - Members Systems and Setups
    I decided to go little bit bigger. And I wanted bit more space around the tank, got tired of the cramped space around the pole.

    Anyway, got myself a 1.2m*45*45cm tank. Normal tank. Stand looked bad so with the help from my brother we sanded it off, cleaned it and re-painted it. Also moved the silly round bar in the middle to a square tubing at the back.

    "Cycled" tank with old water from water changes from my current system, and got water from a friend PaulBloem. (Thanks Paul). Started the tank directly with live rock from my sump and display. With new playsand as substrate. Well after two weeks I still got zero readings on all tests, so I decided to move it all. Think about it, what die-off can I have, if I move a rock from one tank to another directly?

    Here is the old setup last night, note the coals burning...
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    Here is the new tank. running with in tank skimmer...
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    And a picture of it all together.
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  3. RiaanP

    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    So after the move, everything in its place.
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    Still needs to deceide if I will keep the old 90L as a hospiital or introduction tank. It has to be separate from the rest of the system. Originally wanted it to be part, start from here, overflow to new tank, down to left part sump, over to right sump then only one pump to get it back to 90L. But deceided against that. Currently old 90L got a heater, small powerhead and a PL light. The dirty look is all the debris in the crushed coral substrate. Wow, it is dirty.

    Here a shot of the new tank, plumbed into the old sump. DSB is 7 months old. And a TS2 skimmer back the right hand sump.
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    New tank from right front
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    and from the left
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    And from the right
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Coming along nice Riaan! Why dont you just leave the other tank connected to the system as a frag tank?
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    really nice boet !
     
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    Pleasure Riaan, I`m jealous. It looks great.
     
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    Man o man!
    Must feel great to be so far with your tank.
    Haven’t even started mine. Will probably starting this week if all goes well.
    Congrats man, I know lots of hard time went into your setup.
    Looking good.
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    Thanks.
    Yip, spend all day yesterday moving the stuff over. Wife not too happy. Luckily I spend all day Saturday on chores for her. Connecting a pipe on the stove extractor fan that goes outside.

    Mekaeel, yip a frag tank is not a bad idea. But I have to take it off first and cut the feet off the stand it is on. It is just too high and uncomfortable to do anything in the tank. I'm using the left part of the right hand sump as a frag area at the moment. Got some zoa's and mushrooms there. I will think about it.

    Something interesting. See the big rock on the right. The algae patch, that used to be at the back with a powerhead blowing directly over there. And that is all the green algae I have. So either the algae actually liked to be in a very high flow area. Or the hermits and snails could not get there.
     
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    Looking nice Riaan
     
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    Swop over is looking good
     
  11. ben lloyd

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    riaan how about some pic of your lapa, i who'd like to see some lapas before i start to build mine.
     
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    Looking MUCH better than when you started, hey Riaan?!?! ;)

    Awesome job man - keeping up the good work.
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    Yes, it does look better, and I'm happier...

    Here is some photo's of the Lapa 3 years back when I redone it. The glass is not fitted yet. But everything else is done. Except a few things laying around.

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    The Bar corner
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    The Braai Corner. On the right is where the tank now stands.
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    And the Jacuzzi corner.
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    The clock is correct.:thumbup:
     
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    That is a nice bar you have got there bud
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    Thanks ML. I designed it myself using SketchUp.
     
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    Very nice job there Riaan...

    Both the tank & the Lapa :thumbup:
     
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    Awesome space you have thr...your tank looks much better, well done
     
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    OOPS forgot to add
    WOW masive improvement on you tank Riaan Cant wait till you upgrade to a BIGGG tank like me in the futer
     
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    Very nice Riaan - great job!

    I like the jacuzzi idea - you can have fun while watching your fishies :whistling:
     
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    Ok, for my 1000th post (cannot believe it) I decided to update the pics of my tank.

    Mandatory Full shot
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    On the right
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    And left sideways
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    Another on left
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    Full Sump
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    Sump on the right.
    Got 2*300W heaters, Skimmer, return pump, small 1500 powerhead for more circulation. And a frag farm. Little bit behind the lapa post, but zoa's etc in there going ok. And some bigger hermits running around on the bottom.
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    And sump left, with DSB, cheato and scrubber. [​IMG]
    See the banned Muricidea snails. Also got one sand anemone in there, interesting thing and loads of Copepods. Cheato on top of eggcrate that lies on top of 4 short conduit pipes. So that there are space for waterflow.

    Current livestock:
    Ocealaris Clown
    Regal tank (small)
    2 Blue Yellow tail Damsels
    3 Blue green Chromis
    3 Dusky Damsels
    Golden Head Goby
    2 Cleaner Shrimps.
    1 short spine urchin
    2 tube worms
    loads of Nerita snails, and Turbo coronatus, normal greenish turbos. And some Muricidea snails in the sump.
    Lot and lots of Hermits. Plenty, 3 types. All local.
    2 Babelonian Whelk snails
    Zoa's and other softies
    Open brain coral
    Rock anemones, about 6 different colours.
    and aptasia

    That is my Playstation
     
  21. Jaak

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    Really great improvement Riaan! Well done!
     
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