Poiro's 1.2

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Hey Guys,

This tank has been running since about June 2013 after I shut down my 1.5m (Just never made a thread here)

Specs:

Tanks

DT 1200x450x450
Sump (haven't actually measured it but I believe) 900x400x450
ATO tank +/- 12L (Want to get a bigger tank for this)

Lighting

Zetlight QMaven ZT6600
2 x Vertex Illumilux MB900

Flow

1 x Vortech MP40W (Gen 2)
1 x Tunze 6085
Aqua medic OceanRunner 3500 (Return)

Filtration

Bubble Magus Curve 5 Skimmer
+/-25KG Mixed LR
JNS Aquaria BioPellet Reactor
2 x 300W Jager Heaters

Control

ReefAngel Controller with:

  • PH
  • Temp
  • Vortech Control

Backup

Vortech Battery
Generator for extended periods (wired into the house)

Livestock

2 x Anthias Squamipinnis
1 x Sailfin Tang (had this since 2008)
1 x Clown Goby
1 x Raccoon Butterfly
1 x Cleaner Shrimp
1 x Fire Shrimp
Nassarius Snails

Lots of corals :p

As it stands now (taken last night on phone)



More pics to come just now - have to sift through my pics and find the setup pics etc
 
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I used rock from my previous tank, which I bleached to kill off aptasia and nasties as my previous tank was infested with aptasia (long run I still got aptasia back, so that was futile)

When moving the tank from previous owner, the overflow pane cracked and I had to have it replaced, which sucked.

Creating the scape

RHS Island



Got my tank back from glass replacement



Beginning of painting



Sump waiting for a clean



Figuring ot scaping, this was final layout







 
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Finished my overflow plumbing and started putting equipment into position, Skimmer was from my 1.5, never actually used it - changed to a ReefOcto RO-PS1000





Put in pretty much all my equipment and started tidying up wires





Wires tidied and RO fill begun





 
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Filled! (and salted)

Had to see it with lights on - at this stage, only had Solarmax 4 x 54W T5 and 1 Vertex unit



Rock in



Lovely clean Aragonite (Fiji Pink)



After adding substrate



Cleared up, also added a raised rock at the back to give a sense of depth



I cycled using NP pellets and Bio Digest as well as ZeoBak (similar to how the zeo guys cycle except a bit longer and using pellets instead of stones)
 
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Cycle completed and my old livestock moved across - had them at a friend in his holding tank until then.











 
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January 2014



March 2014 - This is when my cyano battle began, I have only now managed to gain the upper hand and it looks to be slowly receding















 
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May 2014 - Got my 2nd Vertex unit and picked up some frags from Adee



This is my Secale







 
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End of May 2014 - Cyano receded for a while with a fortune of manual removal

















 
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Starting to colour up











October 2014 - Cyano still very much so present - and the start of aptasia V2.0







 
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August 2015 - Aptasia was running rampant - I added a raccoon butterfly a day before















 
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