Rocky's First tank

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Rockymarais, 11 Sep 2013.

  1. Rockymarais

    Rockymarais

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    Hi All

    Yes I'm new in this hobby

    Some pics of my 200l tank (2 weeks ago)

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  3. Rockymarais

    Rockymarais Thread Starter

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    Equipment list

    Built-in filter at back of the tank
    2000 lph pump on jebo skimmer that pumps water into the bio filter
    1000 lph pump on the left
    2000 lph pump on the spray bar behind rock
    250w heater
    Boyo MW2 wave maker
    DIY ATO
    5 stage RO unit
    I bought the tank secondhand and it came with the skimmer, will this skimmer do the job?

    Current levels after testing
    PH 8.2
    Salinity 1024
    Temp 25-26
    Ammonia 0.5
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 20ppm
    Phosphate 0,5

    Please give your comments and recommendations
     
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    Rockymarais Thread Starter

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    1 x 39w reeftek blue
    1 x 39w reeftek white

    From what I've seen this is not enough so how many should I add?
    When I get the addition ballast I'll be replacing the reeftek with ATI but what Globe mix should I get?
    I would like to get some softies and maybe later some LPS
     
  5. Dean Schreuder

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    Howzit Rocky
    Having ammonia still present means the tank is still cycling... Maybe get some seachem stability or prodibo to aid in getting some good bacteria in the tank.
    As for the jebo rather get rid of it i started off with it too but later upgraded.
    The lighting.. If you going to keep corals, u will need more light.
     
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    I agree with Dean. The skimmer is your heart and soul of a marine aquarium. Rather start with something decent then you know your tank is in good safe hands :)
     
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    Rockymarais Thread Starter

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    Hi Dean

    Thank you, Did add Prodibo 2 weeks ago
    What skimmer would you recommend for my tank?
    Also how many T5's should I add and what mix?
     
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    hi and welcome!
    tank still cycling, prodibio you need to add every 15 days to keep the cycle going...

    as for light you can add another 2-4 tubes, then that will be perfect or look at a LED or combo unit
     
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    Nice tank there. Give the tank another 2 weeks then test again before adding livestock. Remember patience is key
     
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    looks good
     
  11. Dean Schreuder

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    For a 200l maybe a ts2 reeftek or something rated higher. Rather get a skimmer rated for more litres than your display tank who knows u might want to add a sump or something later on.. As for lighting i agree with dallas a mix of blues to simulate morning and evening then 6500k for growth and 14k or 20k for looks.
     
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    Thanks Dean, will look at reeftek ts2
    Will the following mix be okay
    1 actinic
    1 blue plus
    1 aquablue special
    1 purple plus
     
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