TaahirS 3ft Custom Build

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  1. TaahirS

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    So my tank is finally getting built. Not 100% sure how long till it's done. Here are the specs.

    90x60x50cm display in 10mm starfire glass and polished edges.
    75x45x45 sump in 6mm.
    So total water volume about 340l without displacement.

    So far stocking plans are:
    Midas blenny
    Pair of Leopard wrasse
    Carpenters flasher wrasse
    Red Fairy Wrasse (walindi or longfin)
    Pair of spotbreast angels
    Sand sifting goby
    Convict tang
    4x green chromis
    Might leave the chromis and convict out as I think this would be over stocked. But we all know stocking plans never work out that way, lol.

    Tank will be sps dominated with some zoas, rics and anemones. Possibly a few clams.

    Looking at a bubble magus curve 7 or Red Devil 850 as a skimmer.

    Sump order will be:
    Filter sock>skimmer>matrix +marine pure>GFO+Carbon>Return
     
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    TaahirS

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    Deltec APF800 that I bought on Saturday. Unfortunately I couldn't collect myself and when it got home I noticed a crack in the body. Will ask Zayn at Powerlab to patch it up for me, but if that doesn't work I'll have to return it to the guy.
     
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    Hope you get it sorted out.
    How is the tank build going?
     
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    Was hoping the tank would be done already, but I'm patient enough lol. Hopefully during the week or this weekend. Exams are coming soon so won't get to mess with the tank anyway
     
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    Tank was supposed to be delivered last week, but the stand wasn't ready. New date was today, but it turns out he drilled the holes for overflow in the front (starfire) panel
     
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    That's a costly mistake to make. :(
     
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    Yip. His cost to replace it though.
     
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    wow... now that is what you get when not focusing on your job.
    Expensive mistake. At least you now got a very nice back panel. :blush:
     
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    Lol yeah. 4 sides starfire now.
     
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    Sounds like a nice build. Perfect size tank.
     
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    Thanks. I see you're looking for the same size as well
     
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    Yea man I just purchased one on Thursday. 1.2 by 60cm by 50cm high.

    All the best with ur build. Looking forward 2 it.
     
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    Thanks man.
     
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    I got my light
     
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    Nice bru
     
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    Shot

    I'll take more pics later
     
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    Come'on Tahir, don't let us wait so long
     
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    Did you come rite with repairing your skimmer? Also where are the pics of the light:whistling:.
     
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    It's quite hard to take pics, it's really, really bright.
     
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    I haven't repaired the skimmer yet. Will do it once I get the tank up and running.
     

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