RiaanP Mermaid tank

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  1. RiaanP

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    OK, I have to upgrade to be able to give the Blond Naso and Regal tangs the space they need. A nice size tank became available on the for sale section. And I could not refuse.

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    Tank is 3.2m by 600mm front to back by 700mm high.

    I would prefer a slightly wider tank front to back, but I did realized that to get it into my place would mean that I have to build it in place. 600mm wide fits easily in doorways.

    I want to change a couple of things first, before the tank can get wet. Will update as I do them.

    Anyway. There it is, in place.
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    Rented a nice solid 4m trailer

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    Tank and stand fitted easily next to each other.

    And to give an idea of it size. Next to the old tank. Old tank is a 1.5 by 750 and 750 tank.

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    I will remove and sell the old tank once the new tank is completed.
     
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  4. Jason

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    Wow, this is something im tagging along with...

    Going to be epic
     
  5. TheTurk

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    Wow! This is gonna look amazing
     
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    Congrates man!! whats the plans for lighting and Skimmer?
     
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    Lightning
    Will be a combo. I got 4 T5 units, 54w with 4 tubes each with the tank. Will use two initially with the 4 Radions I have. Later on, all units will be replace with suitable LED units. As I'm running a sfty dominated system, that would be more than enough lights for now.

    Skimmer.
    Well, that one is still totally open. The old Aquamedic shorty skimmer on the current system will be sold with it. The stand and sump was specifically designed for it. The maximum water depth is 310mm, the outlets is higher than newer skimmer designs. And it fits perfect. For the new system I still need to look around for a skimmer. Tank is about 1300L water. So yeah, something with minimum rating of 2000L?
     
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    Look at the bubble magus curve29. Its really a beast of a skimmer. Got mine from jungle aquatics
     
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    Got some awesome big fish for that tank...go see my tread..
     
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    Nice big tank.
    Would like to see it evolve so im definitely tagging along.
     
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    This will be EPIC.
     
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    Now you can say you stay at the sea!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome tank.
     
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    Great stuff Riaan!

    Great looking tank!
     
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    Nice @RiaanP. Now that pin will have plenty of space to double out again:)
    And you do not have to keep removing those stunning corals outgrowing your current system
     
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    This tank is a beast. Cant wait for the end result. Tagging
     
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    Congrates dude very nice tank!
     
  19. viper357

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    Now that's how you do an upgrade. Nice buy Riaan. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks guys. And girls.

    Progress will be slow. Will keep you posted.
     
  21. Gary Bourn

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    Hey RiaanP, you at the right place to get advice for the lovely tank.:011::005:
     
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