r0ckf1re's 1st Marine tank

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Finally got my tank setup today. My son is addicted with nemo and I always wanted a marine tank. Sorry if it's not considered medium

Tank size
100 x 47 x 35 Height

Sump
62 x 33 x 33

I wanted a shallow tank. I just like the look.

Hardware
BM Curve 5 skimmer
BM rock 2000 pump
STC Controller
300 watt heater
Sun sun quad 39w T5s
16 x 3 watt blue LEDs for moonlight. Jeboa WP10 x 2 with dual controller
Aquaria RO with DI
TDS meter
ATC refractormeter

I have 5 kgs of base rock. I bought 10 kgs of live rock. Will use some in DT and some in sump. 18kg Carribsea live sand. I used the blue treasure sps salt. Didn't have any major hassles. Tank is pretty clear after an hour or so. Salinty is 1.022

Not sure about live stock, I want a reef tank. Won't over stock just was a neat looking healthy and stable tank to admire. Thanks for looking.

Some Thanks to
@Juan27
@lesliehempel
@SharkQ

And all those who have assisted with advice and inspiration, that's probably everyone here

Thanks for looking.

This is on moonlight. Will post pics with T5S later.

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looking great bud
good luck
welcome to the hobby
 
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Thanks reefers.

I'm glad it cleared up nicely. Everythibg looking good for the LR to be added today. I need to get a glass cleaner.

This is what it looks like this morning with the T5s on

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Nice start. Keep the pics coming. :)

Are you going to increase that?
Yes. Problem is I'm using a hydrometer for now. The salinity in the sump is 1.026 according to the hydrometer. I'm fetching my refractormeter later, will test again and then ask it accordingly.
 
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I'm sure your salinity is on the 1.025 mark bud, as we use the same salt, and the same amount of grams per liter of it.
 

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Congrats, it is a nice looking tank! :thumbup:
 
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So got my live rock yesterday. Got some snails and stars, saw some really tiny shrimp like looking critters running around on them.

Also got my refractormeter so i could test salinity. It's at 1.025 @viper357
Thanks @Juan27 for the chaeto.
 
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This is what it looks like this morning.
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Still need to clean the glass. Will do so this weekend.
 
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The starfish has been on my wavemaker since it's arrived. Moves around it but never off it.

Haven't seen the snail since he was put in.

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