Ridwaan New tank

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Ridwaan, 25 Feb 2010.

  1. Ridwaan

    Ridwaan

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,861
    Likes Received:
    84
    Howzit guys...


    This is the start of my new tank setup...

    Tank size: 1400mm long X 800mm Wide X 600mm high
    All in 12mm Low Iron Glass.The glass for the tank has already been delivered to my house, I now need to deliver the glass to the tank builder who will do the tank in Black Silicone. I wanted to go Rimless, but too expensive for the thicker glass. so decided to go with a 80mm euro brace all around the top and bottom of tank...

    Sump: Still undecided as I will design this after the tank has been built.

    Skimmer: Bubble Blaster External

    In tank Flow: 2 X Vortech MP40w Gen2, Maybe a CLS system but trying to cut electricity costs ont his setup

    Return: Eheim, EDEN or Blaster, still undecided.

    CARX: Deltec Carx rated for 1000ltr tank

    Kalkstirrer: AquaMedic KalkStirrer

    Filtration: Filter sock, DSB

    Shallow sand bed in display, tired of barebottom...heheheheh

    Tank will be SPS dominated with a couple LPS and softies here and there

    Lighting: AquaMedic Aquasunlight 2 X 250w MH and 4 X T5s

    I have most of the equipment above, Just undecided on the return pump as i need a powerfull enough pump that will aid in feeding my carx aswell.

    As for rock and Aquascaping, Im goin completely DEAD rock this time around and will purchase 3 or 4 small pieces ultra grade liverock to seed the dead rock during cycling.
    Aquascaping will be very open to allow lots of swimming space for fish and growing space for corals.

    Salt: Ive sold my new bucket of seachem salt, decided to stay with Reef Crystals...


    Here is my design of the tank...

    Tank-1.jpg

    Pics to follow when I recieve the tank...
     
  2. Guest




  3. aslam

    aslam

    Joined:
    24 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    723
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Pmb
    Hello Ridwaan,sounds great man.Waiting to see it stocked.All the best.
     
  4. keyaam

    keyaam

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Nice setup Ridwaan. I see you planned well.
     
  5. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    5,578
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB-Lenzz
    man this tank is going to be a stunner of note the tank builder is meticulous in his work you will not be dissapointed.;)
     
  6. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,226
    Likes Received:
    128
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    This is going to be lekker! Dont forget to keep us updated with pics. ;)
     
  7. ReefMaster_SA

    ReefMaster_SA

    Joined:
    22 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    484
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Witbank
    looking good playa , When will pictures come
     
  8. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    5,578
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB-Lenzz
    hopefully in about 3 weeks time:whistling:
     
  9. OP
    Ridwaan

    Ridwaan

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,861
    Likes Received:
    84
    Yeah, pics will come in about 3 weeks time..i hope..heheheheheh

    Will take pics tonight of the equipment thats gonna be used...

    Just one very undecided thing on my mind, whether to go DSB or Zeo reactor int he space of the DSB or DSB and zeo reactor?
     
  10. clinton stanford

    clinton stanford

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    2,210
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    East London
    sounds awesome:thumbup: looking forward to some pics;)
     
  11. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    5,578
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB-Lenzz
    dude decide on what you want cos the dsb will not work with the zeo stones as there will be none of the ammonia - nitrite-nitrate cycle going on as the zeo stones chow the ammonia up. decide if u want to play with the tank daily of you want as little maintance as possible?
     
  12. riyadhessa

    riyadhessa

    Joined:
    21 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    3,368
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Cape Town
    sounds good...
     
  13. OP
    Ridwaan

    Ridwaan

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,861
    Likes Received:
    84
    Ive seen alot of tanks without a DSB and with great results, but these are mostly bacteria carbon driven systems...I wish to achieve a Low nutrient environment and in so doing, the Bacteria method seems more favourable...

    Although LNS can also be achieved with a well maintained DSB, i think???
    Mekaeel???

    Im always by my tank, so it wouldnt be a mission for me to dose something everyday...

    Just wish we could get the full zeo system here in SA:(
     
  14. maj

    maj

    Joined:
    13 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    2,056
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Well thought out,planned tank...gonna be a stunner of note!
     
  15. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    5,578
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB-Lenzz
  16. OP
    Ridwaan

    Ridwaan

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,861
    Likes Received:
    84
    Thanks Ziyaad, Nice links...
    I was seriously considering the shallow reef look, but decided otherwise..

    Will read up ont he DSB issue..
     
  17. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    5,578
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB-Lenzz
    yup i got the Bubble blaster from Nathan. 10 anthias here we come
     
  18. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,802
    Likes Received:
    591
    Location:
    Sandton
    thats a nice size, keep is posted...
    interested to see what design u have for the sump
     
  19. Tanz

    Tanz

    Joined:
    4 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    53
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Springs
    Sounds great do u have any pics
     
  20. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    5,578
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB-Lenzz
    Speed reading?:whistling:
     
  21. maj

    maj

    Joined:
    13 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    2,056
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Cape Town
    we need to start a pic addicts anon group:p
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Ridwaan tank Forum Date
Ridwaans Cube Medium Tanks 25 May 2011
[wtd] Small tank + stand - quarantine - Pta Wanted Thursday at 12:21
[wtd] 1200 Tank Wanted Sunday at 07:31
Tank update General Discussions and Advice 15 Jul 2017
Gif_Hasie's 4ft Reef Tank Project Medium Tanks 14 Jul 2017
[wtd] Looking for 3m Tank in Superb Condition Wanted 11 Jul 2017
[wtd] Complete Tank kzn Wanted 10 Jul 2017