Sub,s 750 eco reef

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  1. Submariner

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    I HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE THE PLUNGE AGAIN.

    SO THIS IS MY MARINE TANKS HISTORY SO FAR.

    BOYU 450

    IDOL 1000 X 500 X 500 REEF


    IDOL 1800 X 650 X 650 REEF

    Sub's Evo 2 - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    IDOL 1000 X 1000 X 800 REEF

    Subs Evocube - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    NEW TANK WILL BE A CUSTOM T.S.R. REEF 1500 X 1000 X 500

    I AM AIMIMG FOR A MAXIMUM POWER DRAW OF 1000 WATTS FOR THE ENTIRE SETUP,

    INCLUDING LIGHTING & HEATING.

    LIVESTOCK

    MIXED REEF LPS,SPS,ZOAS,RICORDIAS ETC

    FISH LIST SO FAR

    FLAME HAWK
    SPLENDID PSEUDO
    GOLDEN PYGMY ANGEL
    POTTERS ANGEL
    REGAL ANGEL
    CHEVRON TANG
    SUNBURST ANTHIAS
    YELLOW HEAD JAWFISH
    QUEEN ANGEL
    SCHOOLING FISH STILL NOT SURE WHICH

    CORALS WILL BE MAINLY ZOAS, RICS, LPS AND SPS

    STILL EARLY DAYS MAY CHANGE A LITTLE ON THE ABOVE LIVESTOCK.

    EQUIPMENT


    STILL DECIDING WILL UPDATE HAS I GO.
     
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  3. Evo R

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    This could be a beaut in the making.

    O and no excuses.....WE WANT LOTS OF PICS!!!!!! :p
     
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  4. Submariner

    Submariner Thread Starter

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    Already got my first two fish and they are both absolute stunners.

    Royal Gramma

    Rock Beauty Angelfish

    Will be quarantined in my T.S.R. Nano till my tank is delivered then will move them over.

    Pics will soon follow.
     
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    dude gona be awesome will this be your home tank?
    1000 watts will be easy no doubt, give us an equipment breakdown will ya?
     
  6. Submariner

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    Tank is finished.

    Tank is a T.S.R. Pro Reef Tank

    1500 x 1000 x 500 all 10mm

    20mm brace

    Skinny overflow & returns

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  7. Mc

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    Looking good wheres the the sump going.:thumbup:
     
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    Looking great but.........you really need to get the braces done like this:[​IMG]
     
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    Yeah Zee your tank is very well made and a beaut!
     
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    wow.. what a stunner sub...
     
  11. Submariner

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    Hi Ziyaad the braces where done like this to my specific needs i wanted to lift the LED's the extra 10 mm of the water (You will see what i am talking about later).
     
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    Looking good :thumbup:
     
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    Its later already:whistling:
     
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    Very Nice tank:thumbup:
     
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    Submariner Thread Starter

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    Overflow in place

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    Tagging allong
     
  17. yusufgamiet

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    i like the way u cut the styrofoam. i never seen that done before. great tank ;)
     
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    Equipment list

    Ok guys finallised my equipment list.

    Lighting

    Vertex Illumina 1200 long unit 320 watt

    Flow

    Hydor wavemaker 2

    Two 12 volt Hydor Koralia 8 Total 28000 lph flow

    Filtration

    Vertex Media reactor UF-15

    Vertex Zeovit reactor ZF-15

    Vertex Alpha 170 skimmer (Red Dragon pump)

    Will be running the following zeovit products to start.

    Basic
    Zeomedia 2 kg
    Zeobac
    Zeostart3
    Zeofood7

    Supplements /Additives

    Zeo Amino Acid SPS
    Zeo Sponge power
    Zeo Potassium iodide flouride


    Will update once i start getting some goodies so everyone can see pics.
     
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    Tank update

    Ok time to update this thread.

    Tank is a TSR Built tank 1500 x 1000 x 500D

    My equipment list.

    Lighting

    Vertex Illumina 1200 long unit 320 watt

    Flow

    Hydor wavemaker 4

    Four Hydor Koralia 8 Total 56000 lph flow

    Filtration

    JNS FR1 Media reactor

    JNS ALPHA ONE Biopellet reactor

    VERTEX ALPHA 170 skimmer (Red Dragon pump)

    Other Reactors

    JNS CR2 Calcium Reactor

    Reef Octo Kalkstirrer

    Korallen Zucht Media & Additives

    Zeobac
    Spongepower
    Amino acids
    coral vital
    Potasium Iodide Flouride
    pohls xtra
    magnesium
    kh plus

    Liverock

    +- 60KG high quality mixed liverock

    Sump

    Tank is running with a very basic three stage sump first stage is a Filter sock system followed be the second stage being reactors and skimmer and a small frag system running in the last stage divided by a three plate bubble baffle.
    Tank running now since 24/09/2011 So still early days.

    Some observation regarding Biopellets for the guys out there thinking of going this route.

    Less is more when it comes to biopellets when starting out, if you put to much then you will end up feeding unwanted algae in the system has there will be to high a food source and not enough bacteria to consume it.

    Make sure you have a very good skimmer if you dont you will end up with lots of cyno and diotoms and they will drive you nuts.

    Place the reactors oulet as close to your skimmers inlet has possible.

    Make sure the reactor you choose keeps the biopellets fluidised no clumping or you will run in to problems.


    Thats the basics out the way.

    Mistakes i made when setting up the tank.

    The biggest mistake i made by far was underestimating the Vertex Lighting unit.
    When tank was started i ran the Vertex unit at way to high a setting and burnt the hell out of my SPS.

    This set me back and it took a while for the corals to recover.

    Growth on the corals has been very good and i am finally starting to see improvements in the coral colours also.

    Lights are now running at

    100 % on all Blues and 40% on the white LED's

    i am increasing the whites slowly untill i reach the desired 60%

    Last tests done on Tuesday 7th

    Calcium 450
    Ph 8.3
    Alkalinity 7
    Magnesium 1380
    Phosphates dont test anymore
    Nitrates dont test anymore
    Nitrites dont test anymore
    Ammonia dont test anymore

    Will post some pics soon.
     
  20. toppdogg

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    sounds awesome sub
    get some pics up
    looks great so far :thumbup:
     
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    Absolutely stunning tank this one! Couldn't believe how good it looked especially with the large SPS colonies instead of a tank full of rock
     
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