Starting a tank

Discussion in 'New Members' started by wouterloosman, 25 Feb 2011.

  1. wouterloosman

    wouterloosman

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    Hi,

    I'm Wouter. Living in the Centurion area. I just bought my first Marine Tank 2 weeks ago.
    Now the salt water is in and I added the sand.

    Here some picture of my setup.

    The Tank, 100x55x60cm, holding around 275 liters of water
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    The tank on the cabinet. Its a metal frame with wood work around it.
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    In the cabinet is the sump, 100x45x40cm, holding around 90 liters of salt water and 25 liter of fresh water for the auto-Topup
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    Compartment with the skimmer
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    Compartment with the return pump and the Auto-Topup
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  3. archiecrain

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    Very cool looking setup!! Simple is best and you got that going great! When you planning on adding your live rock? what are your long term plans for the tank?
     
  4. mandarin

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    A very warm welcome, nice setup you have, keep us updated.:thumbup:
     
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    Nice setup... going to be awesome tank...:thumbup:
     
  6. Xereo

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    Wow this is looking fantastic :)
     
  7. Jeann1

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    Nice looking setup you have their, keep us posted as it goes!
     
  8. lanzo

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    Very Nice Wouter

    Setup looks very nice;)
     
  9. Boegie

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    Very welcome.
     
  10. wouterloosman

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    Future plans

    Hi,
    Tomorrow I’m going to pick up my live rock at the Dorry Pets. That is cured for 2 weeks, so I have to do an extra couple of weeks. So this weekend is reserved to do some aquascaping.

    I would like to do corals in the future but I’m not ready yet. First I want to learn how to deal with a marine tank. When I know what is going on. I will extend, buy more lights and so on.
     
  11. rakabos

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    The sump is cool! oh and so is the rest ;)
     
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  12. RiaanP

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    Welcome Wouter.

    Nice tank. Starting nice and slow, that is the best way to do it.
     
  13. Tremayn

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    Welcome :) .. You have a nice and neat set up there :thumbup:
     
  14. Dane

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    Looks like a fantastic start! Well done :) And welcome to masa!

    One question is how deep is the sand bed in your sump? I would make it at least 15cm...

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    Lovely Set up !! :thumbup:
     
  16. wouterloosman

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    Deep sand bed

    Hi,

    Just measured my sand bed, it's around 13cm deep. Will see if I'm going to add some more sand.
    Is deeper better or is 13 deep enough?

    Wouter
     
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  17. erle_vaughan

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    welcome to MASA @wouterloosman

    I really dig your setup, nice, clean, tidy and simple!
     
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  18. Tobes

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    Welcome to MASA, nice tank you got there. Seeing that you're new to marines, read the link on starting a marine tank below - great info ;)
     
  19. crispin

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    welcome to masa:)

    nice looking start and good luck with the scaqping this weekend, lets hope u get some desirable hitchikers with the LR
     
  20. Dane

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    I would up it to 15cm.
     
  21. Tremayn

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    should be at least 15cm.. So if you can, try and go deeper
     
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