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Here is a pic of our t5 powered 300L Jebo: :)
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We are still struggling with purple cyno and bubbles on the rocks, as well as very warm water 30deg :( I will fit a fan and thermostat switch to cause evaporation and use the auto topup to fill the tank with R.O.
There is a cannister filter on the left that I polish the water with, and a King 3 under the rocks fed by a tapered skimmer pipe from the surface.
This feeds an 100ish L above tank sump with a AM1000 skimmer and DSB with some brillo. The water runs back into the display (Sump) and is circulated by two Seio`s thanks to Kanga.
The lighting is two1.2m attinnic and two white1.2m Sylvania's t5`s squished into the jebo hood with a 20K T8 attinnic.
We still need to supply a background and want to get a aqumarine bluish color plastic sheet (maislys).
The tank is a year old but the sump is approximately threeish months old.
 

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Looks good tho dude. couple real nice bits of coral in there. nic dude. just sort your heat out n u will be sweet
 
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stunning Tom good one!!
 

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Nice, Tom

Hope my tank will look as good when i finally get it up and running.
 

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Looks good Tom, but I don't see any fish in there, have you got any?
 

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Thanks guys ;) There is a Purple Tang, Box/cow, Flame angel and Foxeee.
I will take a sump pic tonight.
 

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LOL! Its the night lights. One white t5 one attinnic t5 and the t8 attinnic. Thanks Psyco.
 
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Real nice mate.......... what's you're turnover? I had a friend with the same problem here. After he raised the turnover rate the cyno got banished and hasn't come back thankfully.
 

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Hi Geordie. Before I increased the lights = 3 * T8`s i have never had cyno, so maby its the lights? I will keep two t5`s off. I have removed the jebo perspex light cover and have scored a lot of light. But more heat is getting to the water. I live in fear for December. Thats our hot season! For turnover I have the jebo pump that I polish the water with and two seio M620`s and the king 3, so there is a bit of movement. The singulara sways nicely :).
 
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Hi Tom, very nice and neat (The display). Could you please name your "Softies" as there are really nice ones inside that I am after, especially the one on the left.
 
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Nice Tom. Looking super neat.
Where is your sump in relation to your tank.? I also like the idea of increased turnover. Your sump light seems very close to the water. Are you growing Macro Algae.?

Will you be using kalk with your ro/di water? Ro on its own will drive down your alkalinity especially if you are accelerating evaporation with a fan. Even a small amount 1 - 2 teaspoons in 25 l has a big impact on the overall stability of your water.

Look forward to updates
 

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The softie to the left is a singulara (don`t know the rest of its name).
The sump light is a checkers daylight compact in a nice reflector. And it is above the chaeto.
Thanks for the kalk tip. I will start adding a teaspoon dissolved into the 25l R.O. is that ok?

The sump is behind the tank and to its left, it is about 200mm higher than the tank.
 

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Thanks for the kalk tip. I will start adding a teaspoon dissolved into the 25l R.O. is that ok?
Only if your RO container is sealed off so that no air can get into it.
 

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Oops! the topup pump is in the RO tank. so I cant close the lid.
What problem will that cause Dean?
 

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Tom, apparently as long as you add vinegar to the kalkwasser solution there there is no need to have the container sealed.

Have a read through the Kalk Slurry thread.
 

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Ok thanks :) surely the mere evaporation of water should not cause losses of "other stuff" except for water?
 

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