The War Machine

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The main reason for this forum entry is my existing tank's days are numbered.

Upgrade Time

I started my tank and this wicked hobby in Dec 2007. I purchased an existing tank with good plumbing, RO unit and a great skimmer (DNW200)

The package deal gave me all the basic and essential equipment.

First thing I learnt was transporting a 400L tank is not easy, especially when you taking all the water, corals, LR and other livestock for a 50km ride.

After the insane job of assembling a tank and restocking water, LR and livestock in one night. I thought what the hell have I got myself into.:crying:

Then out came my priced and most precious Midas Blenny. He danced for me in the now rising sunlight, and I was hooked.:)

I have to mention an important ingredient to the whole hobby's recipe (for me) is MASA, which has given as much pleasure, humour and heartache as the actual tank, inmates and machina.

Enough said, You want Specs and Pics

Right ?
 
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Machina

Machina

800 x 800 x 650mm 400 litre Tank
4 x Seio M1100 powerheads
Aquamedic Wave controlling my powerheads and return pump with day/night cycles
ReefMn Aquarium Controller controls heating/cooling and lights Review

DNW 200 external skimmer

100 liter sump made up of the following:

DSB Compartment
Purigen/Carbon compartment
Return Compartment (Sea Squirt Aquarium)

+ Seperate 50 litre top compartment with Reef Octo auto top-up unit (best buy ever)

Lighting
1 x 150 watt Metal Halide
2 x White T5's
2 x Blue T5's
1 x Clip on moonlights
 
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Midasblenny
PowderBlue Tang
Hippo Tang
Common Clown
Maroon Clown (Yip, they are mates)
Coral Beauty
Some sort of Black fish, I forget it's name, oh no I remember - SATAN

3 x Local Zebra hermits
4 x Turbo snails
3 x Sand burrowing Whelks
3 x Cleaner Shrimps
1 x Fire Cleaner Shrimp
1 x Boxing Shrimp
1 x BrittleStar
1 x Black Sea Urchin
1 x Spotted Linckia Seastar
5 x Tube worms

 
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Inmates

Midasblenny
PowderBlue Tang
Hippo Tang
Common Clown
Maroon Clown (Yip, they are mates)
Coral Beauty
Some sort of Black fish, I forget it's name, oh no I remember - SATAN

3 x Local Zebra hermits
4 x Turbo snails
3 x Sand burrowing Whelks
3 x Cleaner Shrimps
1 x Fire Cleaner Shrimp
1 x Boxing Shrimp
1 x BrittleStar
1 x Black Sea Urchin
1 x Spotted Linckia Seastar
5 x Tube worms
Hey dude, you forgot to mention The Bangaii Cardinal in the Sump, or are you hiding some more stuff?????:whistling:
 
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Nice! ;) Only Warren would post pics of his setup mere days before upgrading! :)
 

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