The Garage Tank

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by AfricaOffroad, 8 Mar 2011.

  1. AfricaOffroad

    AfricaOffroad

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    So I have this little 4ft running.
    Its serving a multitude of purposes - holding tank for fish that cause trouble in the DT(PB,Foxy and Blue Damsel) boarding house for friends fish and general quarantine and treatment.
    6 fish in it at the moment:
    powder brown
    foxface
    cleaner wrasse
    purple tang
    blue devil
    jewel wrasse
    and an illusive mantis shrimp

    Holds somewhere around 400L, couple of T5 tubes for lighting and a small sump with heavily over rated skimmer.

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    Tried to make it as maintenance free as possible, so its got a 30L ATO plumbed in and an Eheim autofeeder.
     
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  3. Slagter

    Slagter MASA Contributor

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    Sheesh, most people would love their main tank to look like this!
     
  4. ziyaadb

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    would have loved to have seen it with the lights on
     
  5. Quintonv

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    I have to agree with Slagter on this one
     
  6. AfricaOffroad

    AfricaOffroad Thread Starter

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    Thanks all.

    Future plan for this tank is to try a full blown sps system. Would like to try just nano type fish, nothing big, not even a tang.

    Already have a second hand Calcium reactor. Would just have to upgrade the lighting with probably a 250w MH. Mmmmmmh:whistling:, would probably need a chiller, garage is hot, maybe build an algae scrubber next to it .......

    Eish, so many options, so little cash;)
     
  7. ziyaadb

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    That will be awesome as you will have a small bioload, hmmm imagine the colours:thumbup:
     
  8. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Nice looking tank standing between a 13 spanner and a hack saw :p
     
  9. preshan

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    wow very cool looking tank
     
  10. clinton stanford

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    very nice;) can just imagine it full of SPS.....it will look awesome:)
     
  11. Dane

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    veryveryvery niiice!! :D
     
  12. AfricaOffroad

    AfricaOffroad Thread Starter

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    So some more pics
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    And then a little 250 ish litre quarantine system I've set up.
    Running on skimmer, activated carbon, canister filter full of bioballs and 2 foam power head type filters
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  13. Seabass

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    Garage tank, like wow.
     
  14. Tremayn

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    kick ass garage tank :)
     
  15. ziyaadb

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    Wows PB and PB in the same tank plus looking healthy, man u have the midas touch in marines
     
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