Shane's Tank

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  1. shane

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    HI all,
    I thought I would post a few pics of the setup.Apologies for the poor quality.
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  3. shane

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  4. shane

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    THE FTS.
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  5. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Shane, looking good man ...

    Is the back of the tank moulded to look like a rock?

    How much live rock do you have in there?

    How about some pics of the engine room !!
     
  6. shane

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    As you all can see,
    I am battling with the dreaded hair algea. It does seem to have subsided a bit since I started dosing kalk. I also had a very under powered skimmer in operation so I am hoping that the new skimmer will make a difference. I also am planning to re- aqua scape the tank as this central mound does hinder flow.
    Cheers
     
  7. shane

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    Hi Neil H,
    No the back of the tank has that black ABS sheeting against it and is covered in hair algea.It is rather short but still in the tank.
    Cheers
     
  8. Neil H

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    what filtration are you running at the moment.

    Are you looking at an egg crate stand ?
     
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    Looking good so far, except for the hair algae, Shane! Some awesome fish you have there!

    I agree fully! The new skimmer should make the world's difference! Good luck with the GHA problem!
    Perhaps you should try and manually remove most of it before it all dies off, and releases all the nutrients back into the water?
     
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    Also wanted to say to spread the rocks in the centre a bit to prevent dead areas, but you beat me to it :p
    Are you going to add more flow pumps inside? Can only see one
    Is that the lavender and unicorn from Scuba? They look familiar :whistling:

    What lights you running?
     
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    lots oif water cahnges and suck some of the GHA off with airline tubing
     
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    by the way you have some great livestock
     
  13. shane

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    HI all,
    Firstly the tank and sump specs are as follows:
    TANK:1.92m long by 0.8m wide by 0.8m deep euro braced through and 2 cross braces across the tank.
    SUMP: 1.4m long by 0.75m wide by 0.5 deep.Sump is divided into 3 compartments with the first and last compartments being 260mm long from the ends leaving the rest of the tank for DSB. I am running the water level at 330 mm deep in the sump.
    That is the filtration setup with diy in sump skimmer in first compartment and return pump in last.
    As far as lighting goes I only have 3 150 watt MH's above the tank and I am busy re doing the lighting hood to incorporate T5's.
    Yes Tobes, those are the fish from Scuba.
    Now my question to all of you is, would it be advisable to remove the live rock from the tank and while keeping it wet scrub the GHA off it and then re scape in the DT?
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    Nice tank Shane, some really cool livestock u have there :thumbup:
     
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    Looking good there. GHA I hate the sound of it.
     
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    If the excercise is to rescape to open the rockwork, then yes, you can scrub the algae off in the process. It will grow back though as it's food source is still available. You need to establish where your nutrients are coming from ie. water, overfeeding, overstocking, rocks etc. and tackle the problem accordingly. My advice would be to build an algae scrubber to sort out all of your problems. But then I'm predictable.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments,
    Any thoughts on me removing the live rock and scrubbing the GHA off before re scaping.
    Cheers
     
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    Hey shane! nice to see the tank finally :) fish look good and happy in there :) lots of room to grow! I would say take all the rocks out, blast the hell out of them with a high pressure cleaner and then scrape all the algae of the back and put a filter sock or somethin on the output from the overflow to catch everything that comes out. then do a BIG water change and once your rocks are clean put them back in and rescape :)
     
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    Hey Scuba,
    Was wandering when you were going to reply buddy. Yeah i was thinking about removing all the rock put them in a container of sorts and scrub the hell out of them to remove all unwanted s###t.
     
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    yeah sorry just came out of an exam :( yeah maybe put them in a dark container and cook them for a while? few weeks? your bioload in the tank is very small at the moment so i dont think it would be so bad if its not in there. I'll try and help you out once i'm done with exams, we'll sort that tank out:)
     
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    Nice setup shane;)

    I also had a bad run in with algea a while back. I would remove the rock that has a smell to it and cure it in a seperate container.I then manually removed most of the algea by hand and then ran a quick acting phospate remover "Tunze Quickpos". I also set my skimmer to run slightly wetter and the results have been great.There is currently no sign of algea and I'm not even running a phospate remover at the moment. Need to get a pump to supply my reactor.

    I also stopped all NSW water changes during this period as I wanted to isolate the problem and sort out the algea first.I see some tube rock there, check that out first:)

    Good luck
     
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