The 130 Fish Box - with some softies

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  1. ziyaadb

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    Ok so the tank is finally setup. Initially it was to be SPS dominated but then i decided against it as i will not have the time to maintain it as i would like plus i would rather have the coral munchers in the tank as well as a leka big fish load. so breakdown of the system
    130*70W*55H
    Reef inmates 8*54 T5 unit currently only using 4 bulbs:
    2*20K
    1*Actinic
    1*12K
    will add a 8800k as well as another actinic
    Reefocto cone XP2000 skimmer
    Eheim 1260 return pump
    currently 3*12000 lph Sun Suns in the tank 1 will be pointed towards the bottom of the tank(yes tank will remain BB) and the other 2 will be mounted on the back glass deflected of the right and left panes of the tank so they will not be very visible
    Around 40Kg live rock
    Water boy 2 in 1 that will run Purigen as well As rowaphos running of Halei 500Lph pump - to be connected
    BEEG Otto Fluidised bed filter that will run carbon Think will add 500g of carbon in there at a time and will be running of a Halei 500Lph pump - to be connected.

    Proposed fish list
    1*small Naso tang
    1*scopas Tang
    1*yellow tang
    1*Eibli angel
    1*Coral beauty angel
    1*Auriga Butterfly fish (need to research it 1st)
    1*Midas blenny
    3*Green chromis
    3*Anthias

    Proposed coral list:
    All types of mushrooms all and any colours(these will be to cover the base of the tank)
    GSP
    Xenia
    Sacropytons
    Leathers
    Pin cushions
    Will try a few Digi's for the stick effect
    Anything else that wont get munched and does not need a LNS

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  3. Annoying

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    WOW, love the scaping and the light colour:thumbup:.
     
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    Simply stunning .... Love the "blue light zone" look as well ..... Scaping looks way cool ... very natural .... Still no substrate .... mmmm I suppose whatever tickles your fancy ..... I dont like .... but yours looks nice
     
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    Nice Ziyaad

    Have you sorted the overflow noise yet?
     
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    YUp filled the overflow with strips of Plastic leathergrain. Made it much quieter. Will be a bit of work to clean once in a while but its worth it. If u look carefully at the overflow u will see it
     
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    looks awesome man:thumbup: i love the scaping...i take it those rocks have been glued together?
    awesome stuff dude;)
     
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    thanks man. Rocks have been drilled and solid pvc pipe put through
     
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    Cant wait to see it fully stocked!!!!
     
  11. ziyaadb

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    :whistling: You have no idea of how difficult it is for me to not go out and buy fish and stock it up
     
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    You make it sound like this a problem:razz: You CAN go out and buy fish ........ Shall I sms you my address or send it via PM for the shop to deliver your livestock to me .... :lol: .... Come on ... I'm helping you out to control your urges ;) What are buddies for:whistling:
     
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    hahahahaha:thumbup:
     
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    Very nice Ziyaad, looks great! I'm just a substrate fan, so BB not for me... Other than that, cool tank!
     
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    Looks awesome...Dig your scaping
     
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    Tank is looking fantastic, so far, Ziyaad! Great skimmer there mate! What is that XP2000 rated for?
     
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    Fantastic scaping Ziyaad,well done.
     
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    Forgot to add,what 20k bulbs are you burning.
     
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    Awesome scaping bra... howz da xenia doing?
     
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    600L - No over ratings with the blasters considering that this pump pulls in between 1000 and 1400lph of air which is on the same level as the old TS4
    Reeftek
    Not leka hey think its because there is nothing in the tank and its nutrient deficient
     
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    looking gr8 :thumbup:
     
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