ShaunB's Bar Reef

Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by ShaunB, 22 Apr 2012.

  1. ShaunB

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    Ive finally got my Bar finished and can start to post pics of my new reef. The DT is 2000mm x 600mm (water height) x 750mm deep.
    Im running the reef on an Aquatronica with Redox, Tank PH, Reactor PH, Density, Temperature and Level control. In addition I use the Aquatronica to monitor the RO reseviour to keep just enough fresh RO for the daily top ups.
    Because the Tank is in an outside Bar in Kwazulu Natal the most important piece of kit is my Chiller, a 2HP (2,000L) Hailea. For warmth in winter 2 x 300 Titanium Heaters.
    Other kit includes the
    AquaMedic 5000 Compact Protein Skimmer
    AquaMedic Calc Stirrer
    Reef Octopus Calcium Reactor (Co2 Bottle and Sol Valve)

    My sump includes a DSB, Bio media and all probes & heaters

    I run two channels, White a wet channel for all 6-8mm pipes and Grey for power. All power is supplied to equipment but means of a kettle plug connector so I can easily remove any item for cleaning or replacement. All power is either fed from the Aquatronica Plug Bar or the DB Board housed in the adjacent cupboard with food and dry goods.

    My DT bed is 10mm of fine aragonite and the rock a mix of artificial and live.

    I dont have many fish or corals yet but watch this space.
     
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    Fantastic, tagging!
    Can't wait for the pics!
     
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    Lighting has recently been changed and after always having T5 and MH mixed i decide to move to full T5. Currently the tank is running an ATI fitting with 8 x 80Watt ATI Tubes
    4 x Blue Plus, 2 x Aqua Blue Special, 2 x Aqua Purple Special
    I have also just ordered my LED components to start building 2 x 1.5m LED Bars, but thats going to take a few weeks before I can fill you in on the details.
     
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    Great stuff! Now where are the pictures?
     
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    Trying to upload but it doesnt seem to be working?
     
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    tagging on this one
     
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    Tagging, this sounds awesome.
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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    WOW nice bar... I mean tank!
     
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    welcome to masa :)

    thats a beautiful tank, well done all round, i mean can i get anyone a round....
     
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    What is it last call already?
     
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    Very cool! Awesome bar :)
     
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