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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Ralphie, 8 May 2012.

  1. Ralphie

    Ralphie

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    Whats up

    Some of you may know me from the local LFS

    Heres my set up, been running now for around a year and a half

    Just recently started keeping SPS after keeping marines for around 4years..

    Display- 1000x700x500 water line @ 450
    Sump- dont know exact but around the same as my dt
    Skimmer- Reef Octopus 900l
    5x 39w T5s (replaced every 6 Months)
    Aqua medic OR 3500 return
    Seiho Circ pumps
    Reef Octopus Bio pellet Reactor
    Aqua Medic Carbon reactor

    Various SPS and a few LPS (acans) and zoos and softies

    Here it is at the moment....A bit of Diatom cause im lazy with water changes!
    Excuse pics..cell phone


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  3. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    when i saw the bean , the goldies and the iridis, i just knew you were from durban before even seeing your location.. some lovley sps you have... beautiful tank.. do tell us more...
     
  4. Fishman

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    Awesome tank. Love the monti's!
     
  5. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i tried to edit your pictures to lost them all below one another but for some reason i couldent..
     
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    Ralph! Howsit dude... Welcome to MASA and nice tank!!! Pic of the sump maybe?

    Did you manage to get any more fish on Sunday at reunion beach???
     
  7. Tremayn

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    sweet tank man :)
     
  8. Ralphie

    Ralphie Thread Starter

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    @ leslie lol what gave it away??! That bean is the 1st in 4 that has become a coral eater! Even the sps!
    Sorry not too clued up with posting of pics yet..
    @Brent,what's up man! Managed just that tiiiny cleaner wrasse and a small kleinii butterfly

    Thanks for the comments guys! Any additional advise would be gladly appreciated!
     
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  9. Seabass

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    Nice to see what looks like a coast to coast overflow. Does algae grow in there like mine. Nice mixed reef btw.
     
  10. brentch

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    Ah cool man! Enjoy the forum!
     
  11. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    pity the beans are such lovley fish especially if you get a well mannered one, they are not too good in the temper catergory.. but still one of my favourites...
     
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    Hey Ralphie - awesome looking tank...
     
  13. Ralphie

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    Yeah it is sort of coast to coast....makes one hell of a noise!
    No algae that i know of....no light really gets in there
     
  14. Ralphie

    Ralphie Thread Starter

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    Water Management:

    I run Aqua medic antiphos fe, replaced every 3 months or so

    Aqua Medic Niveamat Auto Top up

    Sea Chem Aqua vitro range.. fuel, calcification, eight four, vibrance, balance and irons

    Microbe lift special blend

    Monthly water changes with either Coral Pro Salt or Salinity by Aqua vitro

    Want to get the water changes more frequent as i believe it is the way forward!:thumbup:

    My lights need some upgrading.. so going to invest in an Aqua Medic 8 x 39w T5 unit ASAP

    Thats all i can think of for now
     
  15. Jeann1

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    Very Nice tank.

    Looks good, very impressive man :thumbup:
     
  16. Lord_Blackadder

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    Woah, nice one. Been curious to see your tank for a while now. Need to get a frag of that GSP from you...much nicer morph than my current one!
     
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    Stunning tank! Rated it five stars! Cos everyone should seee thisss!!!
     
  18. Irma

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    Lovely tank - also like the monti's
     
  19. Ralphie

    Ralphie Thread Starter

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    ha ha! Sure man! anytime!
     
  20. Ralphie

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    Thank you man!
     
  21. Ralphie

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    Thank you!
     
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