Time to start a new tank thread before breaking it down

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  1. sandersc

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    Guys

    I think for once I need to at least start a tank thread defore I start to break it down. At least this will be one with losts of pics and few words.

    The tank was setup in October 2014, so its been running now for 5 - 6 months. Its a bit overcrowded now, so it needs to get bigger.

    The tank is 1500 X 650 X 650 with a 1200 X 500 X 500 sump. I am running a reef octo skimmer, carbon, calcium reactor, smallish well established DSB with some chaeto, chiller, heater (that is not necessary) and a few other things, like pumps, wavemakers etc.

    I have leds ( white and blue ) and also a quad Oddessa 1,5 m T5's on the tank The leds are on timers and switch on over a period of 2 hours. Same for switching off. Oh yes I have an auto topup, but unfortunately I still have to manually fill the reservoir bucket with RO water.

    Enough said,before I change my mind. Ask questions if you need more info.

    Enjoy
     
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    Not off to a great start, many words a less pics!!
     
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    hmmm yeah... where are those pictures.... :blush:
     
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    Truggling to post them, haven't done it in years!!! Brains a bit rusted
     
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    That scaping idea looks cool
     
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    Most of the stuff came from an old neglected tank that I bought. I've used most of the old seawater and also used some of the old DSB
     
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    I have decided not to cook the rock but to see hoe I can best remedy the situation.
    The rocks were leaching phosphates and nitrates into the system like you wont believe.

    Did huge water changes about evey 3 to 4 days.
     
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    Works calling, need to do something urgent. Will continue later.
     
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    Mushroooooms!! Looking good man.
     
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    Time for tea break and of course there is a thing called "delegation"

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    More Agae and aptasia

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    After two months, lights off
     
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    Time for some livestock pics. Cant really remember when I took it.

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    Time for some ricordia

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    Zoas next

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