Scubaninja's Reef - Take 2

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  1. scubaninja

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    Hey guys, now that my system is actually moving along now i thought i would add a new thread to kind of get rid of the other stuff and start anew. So, here goes!

    After reading up like a monstrous amount of threads and constant PMs, i figured out what i need to do:) Searched far and wide and found some pretty good deals..
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    And finally my sump. I still dont have all i need and with the building going on this is as far as i can go for now...
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  3. Andreas

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    very cool!:) the water seems a bit cold with the cloud cover:whistling: :lol:
     
  4. Andreas

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    btw what is your tank standing on,pieces of wood?
     
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    good luck very cool tank
     
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    Looking great man!Before filling up,why not consider removing the centre brace and go Euro bracing on the tank.This way there will be greater support, aswell as without the centre brace it will allow better light penetration ;)
     
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    looking great man
     
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    Great what are the tank dimensions?
     
  9. scubaninja

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    it was indeed hey, i blame mekaeel! haha, conditions were actually perfect, clear water, sand had lots of crawly little things in there(not going to beach ever again-nasty things) and was basically excellent advice by mek. Tank isnt really standing on blocks of wood, i just put some thin bits under the stand so i dont ruin the carpet.

    As far as removing the centre brace- i'm not confident in my glass abilities at all, i was worried with my sump of all things too cos i did the panels myself, i couldnt sleep cause i thought it was going to leak so i think i'll just leave them there:)

    Tanks Dimentions are 1200X44X44.
     
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    man its easy, much easier then the sump, i also did my sump, left the sump filled for 2 days before i was happy.
     
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    scubaninja Thread Starter

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    nah, rather not. cause if i stuff up its going to cost me. thanks for the idea though
     
  12. Ross

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    Nice skimmer ;)
     
  13. scubaninja

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    I know, stiffed this one sucker for cash:) didnt know what it was worth:) haha. Hey, by the way, i put the water level just below the opening of the coney bit like you said and the bit just above it filled with a bit of water over time, its got about an 3 cms of water in it? surely i'm not skimming too wet? the water level is two centimetres from the cone tip, it is meant to gradually fill up right? when will the top cup fill up?
     
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    Hi ScubaNinja - tanks' looking greatman! Great start! Awesome skimmer! Is that the one from Ross? Great "live sand"! ;-)
     
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    Hey ninja, nice setup, good start so far. Just remember to be patient, good things happen over time, bad things can happen yesterday in a tank :p

    Good luck and enjoy!!;)
     
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    Looks realy nice, what you planing to keep?
     
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    Yeah it is, doing its job something hectic:) pity its only working on the sump so far:) gotta get that display tank running! damn lazy drunk builders! Yeah, live sand is wicked, definitly a good route to go! Hi5 for saving money!

    Planning on the nemo - dorry route a bit:) little cousin will have me shot if i dont:) but eventually want to get some nemmies and LPS's and SPSs going. Also definitly have to have a lionfish, i live by the sea, so why not!
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Lions need lots of space, not to talk about the pain when you come into contact with a spike... :(

    Get a dwarf lion, they're small but also eat live fish like their bigger brothers ;) , will probably poke you harder than the nurse at Medi-clinic though :whistling:
     
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    Ocean Lazy Sea Slug

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    That nemo movie was not a good thing for clowns, every movie has a huge impact on the thing there dipaying they must look if its going to be a good or a bad impact.

    THe best advice i can give you is get the eric bornemen aqaurium corals book it make ALL the diference
     
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    haha, knew about the space and danger issue:) but really want a peacock lionfish, so i'm gonna tough it out:) but thanks for the heads up:) plus, nurses dont scare me, i like a girl in a uniform just as much as the next guy:razz:
     
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    ya, feel the same. But anyway, i have a choice, my life, or get a pretty fish i was planning on getting anyway:) plus for the clown to host in the nemmie would be awesome:thumbup:
     
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