Smaller Better Upgrade

Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by BennieV, 22 Aug 2014.

  1. BennieV

    BennieV

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    I recently downsized from my 760 liter total volume cube.
    I now have a 1.2m x 0.65m x 0.65m tank with a total volume of +- 580 liters, sump include at about 150liters.

    Just a few pics from the bought , clean up , re doing plumbing and starting up

    1.jpg

    2.jpg

    3.jpg

    4.jpg

    5.jpg

    6.jpg

    7.jpg

    8.jpg

    9.jpg
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. BennieV

    BennieV Thread Starter

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    more pics

    10.jpg

    11.jpg

    12.jpg

    15.jpg

    16.jpg
     
  4. Gesiggie

    Gesiggie Challenge accepted

    Joined:
    2 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    2,151
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Potchefstroom
    I like what you did with the trunking on the sump. Clever alternative to keep the wiring in place.

    Your scaping also looks really good. Almost like a natural island.:m106:
     
  5. BennieV

    BennieV Thread Starter

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    I have two dead spots in the corners of the tank. I have a Radion XR30W LED, want to buy another and replace the Pharoas , any comments on the Reeflink with the Radions and MP40's
     
  6. Ebi Omer

    Ebi Omer

    Joined:
    17 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    801
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Boksburg
    Nice looking tank. Post some close ups too ;)
     
  7. BennieV

    BennieV Thread Starter

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    some close up pics

    20140823_142025.jpg

    20140823_142035.jpg

    20140823_142050.jpg
     
  8. BennieV

    BennieV Thread Starter

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    close ups

    20140823_141922.jpg

    20140823_141946.jpg
     
  9. tekkengal

    tekkengal Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    2,372
    Likes Received:
    298
    Location:
    JHB
    Looking really good!
    Coral and fish look healthy!
     
  10. BennieV

    BennieV Thread Starter

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    Thank you Tekkengal
     
  11. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,771
    Likes Received:
    582
    Location:
    Sandton
    Two thumbs up, looking great
     
  12. BennieV

    BennieV Thread Starter

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    Some more pics

    image.jpg
     
  13. BennieV

    BennieV Thread Starter

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    Sorry people , tried loading 3 different pics but it's loading 3 of the same:(
     
  14. Ebi Omer

    Ebi Omer

    Joined:
    17 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    801
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Boksburg
    Haha. Looking good in any case. Well done
     
  15. BennieV

    BennieV Thread Starter

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    Bio load

    Reducing bio load a bit

    image.jpg
     
  16. BennieV

    BennieV Thread Starter

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    removed my clowns, they were hosting my Goniopora

    20141214_184411.jpg
     
  17. BennieV

    BennieV Thread Starter

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    Tank cleaned, water change

    Glass cleaned and water change. Fishes all happy

    image.jpg
     
  18. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    23,165
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Location:
    Centurion
    Looking good Bennie.
    Are the 5 tangs OK with each other?
     
  19. Ruberto Frazao

    Ruberto Frazao Sponsor

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2012
    Posts:
    1,060
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Centurion
    I count 6 Tangs, they all look fat and healthy
     
  20. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    23,165
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Location:
    Centurion
    oops, yes 6. Missed the Regal in the last pic.

    just asking, they all do look about the same size. Who is king of the tank? I got 4 of those, Regal, Naso, Scopa and Yellow, different sizes, Then extra Sailfin and Chocolate. Naso is the king in my tank.
     
  21. BennieV

    BennieV Thread Starter

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Centurion
    Believe it or not the convict surgeon is chasing the regal around
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Smaller Better Upgrade Forum Date
existing tank with gha to smaller frag tank Beginner Discussions 6 Sep 2016
[wtd] 80cm or smaller Sump-CT Wanted 4 Sep 2016
Bigger or smaller return pump Beginner Discussions 23 Feb 2015
Smaller and less DIY General Discussions and Advice 6 Oct 2014
Star polyp becoming smaller General Discussions and Advice 27 Jul 2014
Stand smaller than tank ? General Discussions and Advice 31 Oct 2011
Smaller tangs? Marine Fish Discussions 9 Jul 2009