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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by S2, 10 Aug 2009.

  1. S2

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    Hey every1 bein in the hobby 4 bout 2years nw spent alota money with lil results mainly due 2 bad info from lfs n otha ppl n also learnt alot wit the few ppl who gave gud info n wit ther help goten beta results wit out damagin my pockets. That said i gt a 1.2m reef tank wit a 90cm sump, gt 6 white lites n 2 blue lites t5, weipro skimmer, via aqua uv, 3 sun sun powerheads, fine aragonite in my display tank n in the sump, bout 25kg of live rock, return pump pushes 3500l a hour. In the sump is the aragonite, heater, sum bioballs, bout 10kg live rock , filter matt n bag of carbon. I dnt hv the most xpensive equipment but it works realy wel n wud lyk 2 improve my overal system. N hapi say im glad 2 b part of the MASA community.
     
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  3. Shaun

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    You can prob get rid of the bioballs.

    Do you gave a DSB in your sump?

    Pic's will be GR8.
     
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    Welcome to Masa. This is not a mxit site- us boertjies does not understand the Lango;)
     
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    Hello And Welcome

    Your not typing a sms, and you are not limited to 165 characters. I take twice the time to read your message. Obviously I'm a bit past 20.

    Before taking any action. Best is to post a picture of your sump. Then let the experts help you out.
     
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    Hello and Welcome
     
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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, S2! Great to have you on-board!
    One of the best suggestions I can give you, to improve your tank, is to do one of the following:
    - either replace the pump on your WeiPro skimmer, with a needle-wheel or pin-wheel pump
    - get ie. a ReefTek TS2, Bubble Magus BM-150, ReefOctopus X-150 or a ReefOctopus DNW-150 skimmers

    This single change would GREATLY improve the water clarity, remove a LOT of DOC's and POC's in the water, and let both your corals and fish be far more alive.

    Good luck mate! Please post some pics.
     
  8. S2

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    Sorry guys will type out full words for everyone. Lol its a bit of a habit because im using my cellphone and not my pc, my pc packed up a while back.
     
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    Welcome :thumbup:
     
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    Welsome to MASA!!! Hope to see some photo's of your setup soon;)
     
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    cant wait for those pics dude
     
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    hello S2, welcome to MASA.

    i think i understood your post but as I am past 30 i had to get a transaltion :)

    that tank sounds like a nice overall system. as you say, its not the top of the range equipment but it does the job for you and thats the most imporatnt thing. I would sugest a relook at your skimmer, as jacques suggested, it really is a great investment to make.

    i'd also rather have that LR in the sump as part of the reef, i think with the flow that yopu have through your sump that you will get detritus build up there and it would help in creating some aquascaping in the DT.

    In this hobby we love to hammer the LFS (myself more than most) but in honesty the responcibilty of looking after things falls on the reefers shoulders not the LFS that sold it to you. The truth of it, is that you need to know what you are putting in your tank and how to look after it, what its requirements are and what its chalalenges are. How it feeds, what the survival rate is, what the aggression is, what the water parameters need to be etc. I dont say that LFS should sell inappropriate stock or advice, i do say that you shouldnt be caught as you know more about the topic than they do :)

    The good news is that we have some great advice on here and often the collective ideas of MASA will give you lots of advantage over the LFS. AND even better we have excelent sponsors on this site that specialise in marines and offer great service to people they serve. Tell them what your system is (donbt expect them to remeber every tank LOL) and ask their advice, check that with MASA if you like and you will never be caught short again :)


    welcome to MASA and happy postings:)
     
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    Pics will be great - would help us allot more at giving you advice.

    From what you said I would realy get rid of the bio balls and any filter wool you may have some where - it will only biuld up nitrites / nitrates and is no good at all to a reef system.

    Don't know your skimmer but let me tell you this - I skimped allot on spending on a skimmer and was all wrong - I decided to spend $ on a decent skimmer and wow!!! made a huge difference like day and night! But as Jacquesb said upgrade the pump with needle / pin wheel and that will help allot more.

    Keep us posted
     
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    Welcome to MASA S2 - This place is filled with tons of knowledge and good people.

    Starting at the bottom is (my oppinion) the best place to start... Any positive result will make you feel good...

    ps Took me a while to figure out the mxit lingo, but I got it... LOL
     
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    Welcome S2, come to a good place
     
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    Welcome to MASA...
     
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    Now who is this Kanga guy... sounds familiar, but I just can't place him... Naw, he must be a newbie too :whistling:

    No, wait a minute, I remember :peroni: :peroni: :peroni: :peroni: :peroni: :peroni:

    Welcome back, buddy :biggrin:

    Hennie
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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