tank re-design

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  1. jimboPE

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    Hey guys decided to do my redo my aquascaping and also change the substrate.I also introduced a dsb to my sump.Since I changed my tank I also got a new skimmer INT 135 reef octopus and also a ro unit.Still have some miner work to do like adding some more water movement in the tank and also adding some rocks to the right hand back of the tank.I must say the new skimmer has definantly helped with my algae problem i had,the algae that is in the tank at the momement (back glass)is what was left from a while back and is slowly dissapearing.The only down side of the whole operation was loosing my regal tang when I stupidly removed the rock he always slept in without realising he was still in there.:(


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    Jimbo sorry to hear about your Regal tang...things happen...

    The new scaping looks amazing...

    I see a monster in the black bucket...

    Im glad to hear things are looking up for you...
     
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    Sorry to hear about the Regal. I just have to compliment you on the new scaping, it looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I like your Goniapora.
     
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    Looking good.
    Sorry to hear about your regal, I also lost a couple of fish that way.
    Regards.
     
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    Really sorry to hear of your regal!

    BUT - your tank, scaping, and filtration system looks a THOUSAND TIMES BETTER!
     
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    awsome it really opens the system up giving more flow to the whole tank.
     
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    thanks for the comments guys.was a real hassle removing all that old substrate but was definantly worth it.looks much better in real life aswell the camera is a bit ****.
     
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    Hey kalk thanks but I think its a organ pipe coral.
     
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    I wonder if someone can help me?I dont know if u can see it in one of the pictures but ive got a radiantus behind some of the rocks which is now in the shade.I have tried to move it but its quite firmly stuck onto the glass under the sand.Any ideas on how to maybe get it of because i dont want to force it and maybe tear it?
     
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    Jimbo - leave the anemone. It will move by itself. Please do NOT force the nemmie. Else you might just hurt it and kill it.... Causing some MAJOR crap for your tank.

    Just keep on feeding it. Just ensure that the nemmie cannot get into any of your pumps which is inside the tank! Feed it at least twice a week.... It will move by itself, to where it feels comfortable....
     
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    Hey thanks for the reply.Thats what I was thinking aswell but for some reason since ive had it (about six months)it has never actually moved up higher it sometimes almost "inflates" itself and floats to a new spot it doesnt actually move up higher on the rocks which is quite weird because I know they enjoy plenty of light.I just dont want to leave it in that same spot till its to late but ill give him some time maybe he will "see the light" lol.
     
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    jimbo how much flow do you have in the tank, if i may ask....

    I only seen 1 powerhead on the right...
     
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    hey riyadhessa I only had the one with the wavemaker but have added another on the other side will probly add one more soon.
     
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    Cool Jimbo! You will see EVEN MORE difference/change, once you have even MORE water flow in the tank................
     
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    jimbo cool...
     
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    Tank is looking great man - big improvement, sorry about the regal :(

    In the pic above I see that the water falling over the glass is causing the sand in the DSB to be washed up. I had the same problem and then came up with this idea. Just cut open pvc pipes along the length and fit them over the glass and the one into the other one - like a gutter ;) - works like a bomb.

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    Hey thanks for the idea u right it has been giving me some trouble will try it soon.Sorry for the late reply been sorting some **** out.
     
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