r0ckf1re's 1st Marine tank

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by r0ckf1re, 16 Jan 2016.

  1. r0ckf1re

    r0ckf1re

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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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  3. EFJ

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    Great!!! Now comes the fun part. The poster of Bruce might be a bit intimidating for your new fish when you add them...:thumbup:
     
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  4. mandrin

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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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  6. Juan27

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    Nice one bud. You've waited so long, but now the fun can start.
     
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    Just a tip. Rather place the plug adapter higher up off the bottom incase of water spillage.
     
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    Ok, will do. Thanks @EFJ.
     
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    If you shut the power off, does your sump not overflow! Seems to be on the limit.
     
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    That is shut down. No overflow
     
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    Nice start. Keep the pics coming. :)
    Are you going to increase that?
     
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    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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    ;)Nice setup.
    Now to get it stocked .
     
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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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    Nice some people forget that and then have a big mess when the power goes off........ No place for excess water to go. Tank looks good, now to start stocking it.
     
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