Starting a Softie and LPS tank need your input

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by ziyaadb, 8 Dec 2009.

  1. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    5,566
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB-Lenzz
    HI all

    I will soon be starting a LPS and Softie reef
    Why no sps u may ask - well after having a few sps pieces in my current tank i have decided that SPS keeping is a bit too intense for my current budget as well as lifestyle and hense the move towards the LPS and softies.

    Tank dimensions:130*70W*55 water level will be at 50.
    Sump: 110*45*55
    Skimmer - Orca130 ext
    Lighting - 8*39W T5, can add more T5's - i dont mind the shade on the 2 ends of the tank
    Flow - 2*4400lph Seios, 2*3200Lph Seios and 2*3000lph sun suns - dont think i may use all
    Return pump - 3000lph
    ATO - Home made utilizing reeds switches
    Cal and ALK - will be using a home made 2 part and once enough money is saved dosing pumps will be used.

    Filtration
    Lr: 50Kg - 60Kg
    Algae scrubber
    Cheato
    Not sure on the DSB

    Misc
    Will setup a dedicated breaker switch for the tank.

    ANY advice that you can give me in setting up this tank will be appreciated. If you can also give me and advice on what you could have done differently when you setup your tank will be great.
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. danimal

    danimal

    Joined:
    21 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    1,605
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Durban
    sounds cool ziyaad - looking forward to seeing this thing in action :)
     
  4. Annoying

    Annoying

    Joined:
    14 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    2,107
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Port Elizabeth
    Tagging along
     
  5. Falcon

    Falcon

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    VEREENIGING
    your old tank gone?do you have this new tank or still to be built?

    equipment etc sounds cool:) good luck bro
     
  6. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    5,566
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB-Lenzz
    lol no man dont think i will break it down have too much stuff in there now. Will do a transfer. Tank is built, just the cabinet for the stand and the sump to go
     
  7. Falcon

    Falcon

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    VEREENIGING
    so post sum pics so we can check how far you got?

    what type of overflow you making/made?
     
  8. ziyaadb

    ziyaadb Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    5,566
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB-Lenzz
    ok will check when i go over again.
    Idol marine type overflow in the middle
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Starting Softie tank Forum Date
200 L cube - starting over after move Beginner Discussions 29 Nov 2016
Starting a new tank - water question Beginner Discussions 12 Nov 2016
Starting a sale thread General Discussions and Advice 2 Oct 2016
Prices for starting up a new tank? General Discussions and Advice 26 Sep 2016
Starting new tank without Live Rock General Discussions and Advice 13 Mar 2016
GHA problem starting Nuisance Algae 24 Feb 2016
HUGE SALE THIS SATURDAY !!! Starting from 11am sharp !!! Sponsor Specials 20 Aug 2015