So the challenge kick off

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Ben Young, 29 Apr 2016.

  1. Ben Young

    Ben Young

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2016
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    After almost 2x years of tropical fish keeping I have decided to take on the next challenge of reef tanks so here I go and I kicks off with:

    1.9mx50cmx60cm tank (570lt)
    Sump (3 chamber setup)

    Newly acquired protein skimmer reef octopus 5000 bubble blaster
    2x wave makers
    Rc return pump
    2x 300w heaters

    Live and dry fiji rock
    Aragonite pink

    Will post pics as setup progress

    All with the help of the forum people and the for sale section.
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Dexter

    Dexter

    Joined:
    24 Feb 2014
    Posts:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    125
    Location:
    Randburg
    Awsome start. What wavemakers did you get?
     
  4. Ben Young

    Ben Young Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2016
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    Rw15 s
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 8 May 2016
    Dexter likes this.
  5. r0ckf1re

    r0ckf1re

    Joined:
    23 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    1,966
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Sandton
    Nice stuff

    4
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 20 Jul 2016
  6. Ben Young

    Ben Young Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2016
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    uploadfromtaptalk1462722691981.jpg
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 20 Jul 2016
    r0ckf1re likes this.
  7. Ben Young

    Ben Young Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2016
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    Tank moved and sump modified
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 20 Jul 2016
  8. EFJ

    EFJ MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    13 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    1,523
    Likes Received:
    272
    Location:
    Dwaalboom 60km's from Thabazimbi
    That is going to look awesome there. Come on when are you getting it wet.
     
  9. Ben Young

    Ben Young Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2016
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    Thanks, will be adding rock and water during the week.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 20 Jul 2016
    r0ckf1re likes this.
  10. r0ckf1re

    r0ckf1re

    Joined:
    23 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    1,966
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Sandton
    Cant wait, gonna be tagging along.

    4
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 20 Jul 2016
  11. CheriS

    CheriS

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2013
    Posts:
    670
    Likes Received:
    87
    Location:
    George
    Awesome, can't wait!
     
  12. Jase619

    Jase619

    Joined:
    14 Apr 2016
    Posts:
    81
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    Looking good!!!
     
  13. Ben Young

    Ben Young Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2016
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    Aquascaping pre run
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 20 Jul 2016
  14. Ben Young

    Ben Young Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2016
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    Aquascaping pre run uploadfromtaptalk1462774986721.jpg
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 20 Jul 2016
    Tokolosh 420 likes this.
  15. CameL

    CameL

    Joined:
    16 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    1,038
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    Primrose Hill, JHB
    Epic scaping, awesome
     
  16. BarryRoux

    BarryRoux

    Joined:
    28 Apr 2015
    Posts:
    330
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    East Rand
    Looking Good
     
  17. Ben Young

    Ben Young Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2016
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    uploadfromtaptalk1462805070020.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1462805074654.jpg
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 20 Jul 2016
  18. Ben Young

    Ben Young Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2016
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    The rock in water on the way, someone could have warned me some coral don't drill easy not what was planned but almost
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 20 Jul 2016
  19. Ben Young

    Ben Young Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2016
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    So what can I use for the cycle phase tank almost full water
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 20 Jul 2016
  20. CheriS

    CheriS

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2013
    Posts:
    670
    Likes Received:
    87
    Location:
    George
    Try seachem stability or Special Blend. Sure there are more products
     
  21. Ben Young

    Ben Young Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2016
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    Water in cycle started now the long wait.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - challenge kick Forum Date
Please take note Jungle Aquatics falls inside the 947 cycle challenge 16 Novembe... JungleAquatics.NET BLOG 15 Nov 2014
EcoTech Marine pump patent challenged Pumps and Waterflow 5 Sep 2011
Dive Challenge Dec Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions 26 May 2011
You have all been challenged ► Sponsor Request Forum 11 Nov 2009
my new challenge Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions 5 Aug 2009
Id Challenge ID Needed 20 Nov 2008
ID Challenge! General Discussions and Advice 2 Mar 2008