Starting all over!!!

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  1. mike.braun

    mike.braun

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    Hi everyone.
    My Name is Mike. From KZN, but since 7 Years in Switzerland. Brent Vinnicombe (brentv) and Ryan Vinnicombe (Reptpunk) have asked me to join MASA. Hello everyone!!!


    About me:
    Well I have been keeping Marine Aquarium for about 20 Years. And had a lot of Up and Downs!
    My last down was last Year in Nevember 2010. I lost everything! Fish, Coarals … Everything!!!

    I had a Power outage for 4 days.

    Some Pics of my old Tank Dez. 2009.



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    [FONT=&quot]So when I got back this Year from South Africa Feb. 2011. I got in touch with Torsten from Korallenwelt is in Germany, they build Reef Ceramic.[/FONT][FONT=&quot] He told me about the Custom made Reef they can build me. So I send him my Tank measurements and ordered my Custom made Reef. After 4 days I got some Pics from him! Cool!

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    [FONT=&quot]Two Weeks ago I got the Reef and started building it into my Tank. :blush:

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    Type of aquarium : Mixed reef aquarium
    Constructed from : Glass
    Approximate dimensions :
    2000mm (L) X 850mm (W) X 600mm (H)
    Aquarium volume : 1020 ltr
    Filtration : Sump filter including Zeovit Filter
    Lighting :3 X 250w metal halide & 4 X 80W T5’s

    The Aquirium has been running know for one Week with Osmo Water and Aqua Connect silicarbon & Aqua Connect contraphos. Tonight I will do a 100% water change and put neu Aqua Connect silicarbon & Aqua Connect contraphos into the Aquarium. After one more week I will do another 100% water change and then Salt Water!!!


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  3. robertkukla

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    Welcome to MASA , that is a awesome i will be tagging along
     
  4. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA! i thikn this will be a great build. Good luck with it
     
  5. Tremayn

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    Welcome. That rock work looks really cool. Kudo's for doing something different :)
     
  6. archiecrain

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    wow thats an awesome background!!

    what do they build it out of?
     
  7. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA, glad you joined us. Sorry about the loss, must be heart breaking to lose everything :(
    But on the bright side, you have one awesome setup in progress, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to the updates ;)
     
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    Welcome.. Great looking build you have there... :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  9. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    He said Reef Keramik, so I think it's ceramic :)
     
  10. Nsteyn

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    Welcome to masa! Looking forward to see your buitt. Sounds like you have some fresh ideas and methods. Cant wait.

    Ciao!

    Niel
     
  11. mike.braun

    mike.braun Thread Starter

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    Thank you everyone!!! :)

    Yes it is ceramic! With a lot of magnesium and calcium. But Phosphate and Silicate as well. :(

    That is way I am running the Tank two weeks with Osmo Water and Aqua Connect silicarbon & Aqua Connect contraphos. To get rid of all the Phosphate and Silicate.
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    welcometomasa
     
  13. Reptpunk

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    Yo mike wats up, it's cool to be living close to so I can bring my knife and cut some pieces of coral, see you on the weekend buddy cheers
     
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    welcome to masa

    great to see u bouncing back after a total wipe out with a lovely looking build so far
     
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    jawohl das ist gut ya

    Welcome to MAS.
    I like seeing you experienced okes building tanks... I always learn from them...
    does make my build look dumb though....:blush:

    VIEL GLÜCK
     
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  19. K_ONE

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    Welcome and good luck with the new tank.. it's looks like it has a lot of potential!
     
  20. mike.braun

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    Swiss Reef Update 20.04.2011

    Hello everyone!

    Well I did my last 100 % water change on Monday. :lol:

    And in the evening I started putting in Salt from Reef Crystals. 23 kg with RO water.

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    Yesterday I tested the selinity and have added about 10 kg – 13kg of Coral Reef Salt.


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    From tomorrow I will start burning the 3 x 250W HQI 14 000 Kelven for 8 – 10 hours a day and start my calciumreaktor to get the coralline growing.


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    And add 3 more bags of Siporax.


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    Thats cool, glad to see you operating
    Your baby again
     
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