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Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Merman, 23 Nov 2011.

  1. Merman

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    Hi All,

    I am currently building a new tank and sump
    dt 1000x600x500H with 1mm crushed coral bed(2cmdeep) (slim overflow C2C with built in returns from Idol Marine)

    sump 850x348x450 with seperate 850x150x500high RO reservoir tank
    ts2 skimmer otp2000 pump 348x250
    dsb 400x348 18cm deep with sugarfine aragonite

    Return section 200x348
    2x Haliea 6540 pumps plumbed independantly to the 2 return sections in the skinny overflow

    Reef tank
    60kg Kenya live rock that has matured in my old tank for 18months with palys and zoas and mushrooms on it.

    Livestock currently:
    1 volitans lion fish that leaves my damsels alone . .....yay
    1 vagabond butterfly that only seems to eat brine and aiptasia....yay
    2 yellow tailed blue damsels
    1 coral beauty that leaves my coral alone....yay
    7 hermits assorted
    10 snails assorted
    1 pencil urchin

    My old tank crashed about seven months ago leaving me with no fish and 10% of my corals alive..... whilst away on holiday the overflow (reef octo siphon overflow) drew air and stopped overflowing and my sump dried out and the DT cooked under the MH taking my water temp. to 34 degrees........not so yay. So After licking my wounds and letting my tank tank cycle untouched for 6 months this is the new plan.



    Now I would like some advise as far as reactors....

    I would like to add a carbon reactor and a kalk stirrer.

    Is this the best plan?
    how would you do it given the new tank specs above?

    any guidance would be welcome.
     
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    I hope you did built a normal overflow this time.
     
  4. Merman

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    Yip idol marine is building the tank. Skinny overflow with built in returns
     
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