Sub's Evo 2

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  1. Submariner

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    I recently moved to randburg +-3 months so the tank had to be re-aquascaped and is just about settled in again.

    So i will be updating this thread every now and then to show how the tank matures.

    I am also starting a new cube 80 x 80x 60 with mainly sps and clams will show a complete start to finish set of pics with the progress from design to build ( will start a new thread)

    The only thing i am unsure of is what fish to place in the cube(Reef safe fish only).

    Anyway here is a basic breakdown of the existing tank.

    Tank size 1.8 x .60 x .60
    Sump size 1.2 x .50 x .40

    Tank flow
    2 x seio m2600 on controller
    2 x seio m820
    Main pump Aqua Medic OR6500

    Tank Filtration

    Aqua Medic shorty 5000 skimmer
    Tunze bio reactors x 2
    +- 180 kg mix live rock
    Sump live rock and Cualerpa with +-5 cm fine sand.
    Dophin 12 watt uv filter

    Tank lighting

    3 x 150 watt 14000 kelvin Metal halide
    2 x 54 Watt T5 globes 1 pure actinic and 1 actinic

    Tank cooling and heating

    Hailie chiller HC1000B

    Current Fish

    1 x Naso male
    1 x Blonde Naso female
    1 x Maroon Clown
    2 x African Clown
    1 x splendid Psuedochromis
    1 x Foxface
    1 x Yellow Sailfin
    1 x Goldie
    1 x Humbug
    1 x Sixline Wrasse
    1 x Niger Trigger
    1 x Zebra sailfin
    1 x Gold tail Damsel

    Inverts

    1 x Fire shrimp
    2 x Coral lobster (Breeding)
    2 x Blue linkia
    +- 25 Hermits
    5 x blue leg hermits
    +- 25 snails (Nerite)
    +- 6 Snails (Bumblebee)
    +- 4 Snails (Turban)
    2 x bubbletip anemone 1 cream 1 rose
    1 x pistol shrimp
    1 x Tube Anemone Purple
    12 x clams (Maxima,Crocea and Squamosa)


    Will try update with corals soon.


    Enjoy the pics.

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  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    awsome Submariner!your tank is looking great!how about a FTS please
     
  4. gaboon

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    Nice dude, whats the last pic?
     
  5. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    WOW! AWESOME Submariner! 12 CLAMS! HOLY COW! How about some more pics of all your clams?

    Great job - tank is looking REALLY GREAT Submariner! Thanks for sharing with us!
     
  6. Submariner

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    Hi Gaboon

    The last pic is a type of Chalice coral.

    will post some more pics soon FTS and clams.
     
  7. Alfie

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    Absolutely stunning Submariner
     
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    Well done, that looks great - Can't wait for a full shot. Nice equipment!!!:thumbup:
     
  9. Submariner

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    will try get some better pics tonight.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    WOW! Thanks, Submariner! Those clams are AWESOME, man! Also - how the heck did you get your zoa's to grow so MUCH? WOW!
     
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    Looking great,very nice photography.
     
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    Thanks for the full shot Sub, your tank looks awesome!!!;)
     
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    Wow, wonderful tank and great photography, thanks.
     
  14. Neil H

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    submariner, that tank is magnificent !!!!!

    would you be open to me picking your brains about keeping clams. i am new to marine tanks but am fascinated by clams, and want them to feature prominantly in my tank !!
     
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    Wow, Amazing Dude, first time I've seen this thread. Really crazy Colours you have here... Nice
     
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    ZOA'S (sea carpet)


    Hi jaquesb

    the zoa's in the picture are a type of sea mat which grow like a carpet over the rocks
    seems to be a bit harder to find in the hobby but if you look around i am sure you will find some.
     
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    glad i checked this thread out.

    WOW!
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Thanks Submariner for the answer....

    BTW: I also dig your photography - people around here have some serious photography skills, hey! ;-)

    BTW: What camera/lens/settings you using, Submariner?
     
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    awsome Submariner,thanks for sharing
     
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    yip, noticed the same thing! think they were all journalist of some kind in their previous lives:lol:
     
  21. Andreas

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    tank is looking awesome submariner.WELL DONE!:thumbup:

    makes me more eager to get my new tank running:slayer:
     
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