Ruan's 1.5m

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  1. RUAN

    RUAN

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    Hi guys and gals:)

    I have decided to set up a new tank for quite some time now as I have given up the hobby about 2 years ago (worst thing I could ever do)....and I am burning to start with the new one,some specs.
    TANK
    Ok so the new tank is a 1.5mx450x500 with a corner box overflow ,galvanized steel stand and wooden cabinet....
    (EXOTICS TANK)
    SUMP
    1.4mx450x400 it has got 6 chambers the first is for the skimmer (reefoctupus NW-110) the second is for the filter rock (live rock)and the third is a filter media chamber the forth is for a nice big DSB (15cm deep),going on to the 5th is the return chamber(HX6530 hailea pump) with auto top up switch.......the 6th is a R.O reserve chamber with the auto top up pump.....
    Heating will be done by 2 jagar 300w heaters
    LIGHTING
    6x 80w T5 giesemann globes
    2 are actinic plus and the other 4 are aquablue
    ........pics will follow soon........
    I would also just like to thank @loolitube for helping me with the tank
    ...Thanks bud....;)
     
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  3. rob189

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    why is the DSB going to be so deep?? isnt the max depth you can go like 12cm or something??
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Sounds interesting and as usual we want a lot of pics :)
     
  5. RUAN

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    Hi bud sorry the post is wrong it must be 15cm.......
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    sounds good, look forward to seeing the tank

    a DSB can be from 10-15cm, i have used a remote dsb in a bucket and sand was over 50cm deep
     
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    Thanks dallasg....I will upload some pics tomorrow it has just been a hectic day today;)
     
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    Sorry for bad phone pics but I will take some better pics with my DSLR and post them...........

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    Looking great man, glad too see you have finally started the thread.:thumbup:
     
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    Hi guys so the tank has been cycling for 2 weeks now and here are some update pics.......(i have tested my water about a week ago and everything was off the charts i then added some stability and probibio ,i tested my water again today end every thing is 0 thats a bit wierd for only 2 weeks of cycling?
    so i tested it agaid and everything was still 0.........:whistling:)
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    O and can one of the mods please remove post #7
    thanks:thumbup:
     
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    I will also be adding about 10 kg of fiji live rock on thursday.....will update then with more pics....;)
     
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    Hi fellow reefers I was looking at my live rock and I noticed there was something moving on my rock.....as I came closer I saw it was a CRAB!!!!! I think it is a stone crab but I'm not sure.....is this good or bad....
     
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    pics???
     
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    EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
    Canon EOS 1000D

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    Thanks bud.......

    He is kinda hard to take a pic of but I found one on the internet and he looks exactly like this.........

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    I will remove that crab.

    Yeah. you need more live rock.

    The sump, I'm glad Exotic upgraded their sumps. Used to be a little box that fitted on the one side of the cabinet. Does it still have the "roof" part? Seems that the sliders are still used, although I do not see the doors. Mabe you did not fit them. Anyway, looking good.

    Why?
     
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    Ok I will remove the crab and put it in my dsb......I'm also just waiting for exotics to get some stock of live rock,and yes the sump still has the roof.....I'm getting 2 clowns and a hammer coral tomorrow.....so I will take some pics then.....
    I want to remove post #7 as I don't like the pics I have posted there......:)
     
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    Ok so here are the long awaited pics.........:p
    i have added a powder blue tang and 6kg of live rock.....

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  20. Skippie

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    Looking good Ruan Pls keep the updates comming
    I am noob here and learn from others

    Ty
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    Looking really good so far Ruan.do keep the pic's coming and a pic of the sump.
     
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