Reefer back into reefing

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  1. mnd123

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    Hi all, been on for a bit without comment - time to introduce myself. Back into this after a 14 year gap, Going reef, with a view to LPS and SPS.

    So far 6 weeks in, all looking great apart from a wee bit of Majano which I am blitzing with lemonjuice.

    Tank:
    1220x450x500
    Sump1 500x350x350 (Refugium, DSB)
    Sump2 500x350x350 (TS1, DIY Phos reactor, Heater - the mechanix sump)
    2 x Seio 820
    2 x Astro 3000 return pumps
    40 odd KG Kenyas LR
    T8 lighting (on the mission to upgrade this to T5 54W in the next 2 weeks)

    Livestock:
    Purple leather (about 20cmx20cm) came in on LR
    White Leather (same)
    Purple Urchin (came in on LR)
    various snails (came in on LR)

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    Welcome to MASA mbd123!
     
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    Welcome mnd123

    Looking like a nice setup.

    We would love some pics :thumbup:
     
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    mnd123

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    Pics for the pic-ho's

    Tank with aquascaping done, left is on a PVC H-shaped holder, right is puttied in place. Note the 2 leathers that came in on the LR.

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    And the mechanix, I pump from S1->S2, and use a return T-Piece with valve to regulate the flow to keep sumps level WITHOUT impeding flow. Have tested all failurte scenarios and it all works, but am thinking of a redesign.

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    What is the bit of blue pipe? Carbon/phos reactor?
     
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    Very nice have a :peroni: now
     
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    Looking good... Love your scaping...
     
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    mnd123

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    Hey Rory, thanks for welcome, yup thats the Phos Reactor, just a PVC setup with a 250l/hr pump pushing the juice through
     
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    Welcome to MASA, glad you found your way back, keep us posted as to your progress.
     
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    mnd123

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    Thanks Jason, what is not evident in pic is that two of those rocks in the pile are wide and flat, in the light which gives a great platform for SPS and LPS, worked out really well.

    M
     
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    Geez you stil worked out your scaping... I just go with the flow, pack it as i go, only thing i work out is for the rock to have minimal contact... Thats why my scaping sucks and look like a pile of rocks... Keep it up... :peroni:
     
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    Welcome to the forum mnd123.

    Tank is looking good so far, nice bonus with those leathers on the live rock, not often you get that luck. Throw a couple of T5's in there and you'll be set. Looking forward to watching your progress....in pictures :D
     
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    Welcome to MASA!
     
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    Welcome to MASA, tank is looking good so far its also gr8 to hear you back in the hobby.
     
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    A very WARM welcome to MASA, MND123! Your tank is looking AWESOME so far!
    Ditto on the scaping comments! Looking great!
    Also - those T5's will make the WORLD's difference!
     
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    Hey all, 3 months in, and like any parent I think my child is beautiful! Tank params perfect, so much life after lights out it is scary, lots of copepods, amphipods and brittle stars - in the display and refuge.

    Some pics of my expensive baby

    FTS

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    And some of the inmate, the softies first

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    The inverts

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    and SPS, hammer and frog spawn (got damaged in car I think, I lost 2 of the heads)

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    Fish too fast for my ass, but have the following

    1 x 6 line wrasse
    1 x fire goby (6 line harassed the other 2 to death)
    2 x false percs
    1 x regal tang (tiny little guy, about 2cm)
    1 x beautiful pacific sailfin tang

    Comments? I know I need to upgrade the lights, but still waiting for my LPS to get the quads in, anything else I am blinding obviously missing?

    Thx

    M
     
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    Welcome back from the dead. Tank is really coming on nicely
     
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    wow! how do you get the coralline to grow so nicely!? :thumbup:
     
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