Starting up

Discussion in 'New Members' started by ctank, 22 Oct 2012.

  1. ctank

    ctank

    Joined:
    12 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lonehill
    Hi

    Just got myself a 500l tank, thanks @Dillan and thanks again to @Dillan am now almost set up with sump, skimmer and plunbing done.
    Just need a heater, lights and a few other extras and I'm good to go.

    Have now doubt I will be using this site each step of the way

    Cheers
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  2. Guest




  3. Gesiggie

    Gesiggie Challenge accepted

    Joined:
    2 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    2,151
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Potchefstroom
    Welcome to MASA ctank.

    When in doubt, ask... Glad you have a fellow reefer close by, just makes one feel a bit 'safer" for those 'just in case’ moments....:)

    Remember to share your progress as you go along, we love to follow a system from build to stocking ;)
     
  4. Dillan

    Dillan

    Joined:
    10 May 2012
    Posts:
    785
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Bloemfontein/Cannon Rocks
  5. Dillan

    Dillan

    Joined:
    10 May 2012
    Posts:
    785
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Bloemfontein/Cannon Rocks
    Ok now the pics and working diagrams of how you are setting this system up. You have to post pics and find out who has a good light system, heater and some live rock for you @RiaanP I'm sure u can help out here. System been running for 2 weeks now with DSB and 50% NSW the sand was also live so the cycle assume is done. LR is maybe 500grams so no nitrate issues for now.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  6. Marine007

    Marine007

    Joined:
    10 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    736
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Durbanville
    masahello
     
  7. Salie

    Salie

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2012
    Posts:
    309
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Rondebosh East
    masahello
     
  8. Ayoob

    Ayoob

    Joined:
    2 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    2,287
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Cape Town
    welcometomasa
     
  9. Dillan

    Dillan

    Joined:
    10 May 2012
    Posts:
    785
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Bloemfontein/Cannon Rocks
    So after 4 months no posts????

    I took some pics and check out this clean glass box it has cycled with NO livestock for 4 months just LR, Shrooms, Rics and some Zena

    Sandton-20130115-00540.jpg

    IMG-20130115-00539.jpg
     
  10. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    24,056
    Likes Received:
    1,473
    Location:
    Centurion
    the base rock is not worth a lot in terms of filtration capabilities. Nice to be able to stack things on top. But I would replace it eventually with proper live rock or base rock.

    and move the heater to the sump.

    You can get either black or blue ABS sheet at Maizeys and use that as a background. Colour is your preference. I usually go for black. Blue is better to take pictures of the fish contrasting with the blue. But on blue you need to keep the back glass clean as well.
     
  11. Dillan

    Dillan

    Joined:
    10 May 2012
    Posts:
    785
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Bloemfontein/Cannon Rocks
    The plan here if I may answer for Ctank is that on the other side of the wall is his "Pub to be" so he will be breaking through the wall to view from the other side. Making the viewing way better then the rock will changed to a pinnacle in the centre.
     
  12. Ayoob

    Ayoob

    Joined:
    2 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    2,287
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Looking forward to see the alterations :thumbup:
     
  13. the fish

    the fish

    Joined:
    23 May 2012
    Posts:
    2,074
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Florida Hills Jhb
    masahello
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Starting Forum Date
Urgent help needed Corals starting to die Urgent Help Needed 17 Jul 2017
Starting with NSW and moving on with salt mix, yay or nay? General Discussions and Advice 15 Jun 2017
Interested in starting a little 150l Nano Tank advice 21 May 2017
Restarting RSM 130 - plumbing/ATO question Beginner Discussions 31 Jan 2017
Restarting my 5Ft Beginner Discussions 14 Jan 2017
200 L cube - starting over after move Beginner Discussions 29 Nov 2016
Starting a new tank - water question Beginner Discussions 12 Nov 2016