Tommo's Tank

Discussion in 'uncategorised' started by Tommo, 19 Jan 2009.

  1. Tommo

    Tommo

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    110
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hi everyone, as most of you know I am new around here.
    Also quite new to marines as well , I have kept freshwater tanks for 25 years ,and at the start of last year I thought I would give reef tanks ago.

    Tank size 4X2X2

    Sump size 3X18’X18’ ”with refugium, DSB macro algae”

    Lighting 3x250 watt 14,000 K Metal halides
    Blue L.E.D’S 2x1meter long 2x600mm long

    Return Pump Sedra 7200 Liter/Hour Pump

    Power Heads 3x2500 Liter/Hour Tunze
    1x4500 Liter/Hour Tunze

    Sump Light 18’ Fluorescent

    Skimmer Reef Octopus Vortex Ventu 800 in sump skimmer

    Calcium Reactor CR-100 with an add on chamber controlled via my P.H controller.

    Chiller Resun CL-650 Chiller

    Chiller Pump reef octopus 1000 Liter/Hour pump

    Heaters 1x250 watt jager 1x300 watt fluval

    all controlled via my panel

    New 5x2x2 is comming soon :)

    Cheers

    Got to take some pic's , of the tank .

    Lights

    [​IMG]

    Control panel

    [​IMG]

    Sump Pics

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. DragonReef

    DragonReef

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,601
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Durban, ZA
    Welcome Tommo :D

    Good looking setup :thumbup:
    Lets see some pics of the display ;)
     
  4. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 May 2007
    Posts:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Cape Town
    WOW! Nice! Just a quick question Tommo - don't you have problems with the glass over the top of the tank, bursting/cracking, due to the heat generated by those great light units?

    Also - what is the brand of your skimmer - apologies if you mentioned it before...

    It looks like the brand we get here: ReefOctopus....
     
  5. keyaam

    keyaam

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Hi Tommo

    Nice setup you have there. How about a FTS
     
  6. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,229
    Likes Received:
    128
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    Very nice setup Tommo!
     
  7. christiaan

    christiaan

    Joined:
    6 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    513
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Nice tank! but lets see the display - is that not what its all about?- I like that control unit
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    12 May 2007
    Posts:
    7,859
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    the Motherland
    Tommo, you little tease, where's the display shot man:lol:
     
  9. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    Cool engine room, now where is the FTS :D
     
  10. Tommo

    Tommo Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    110
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thanks everyone :)

    I have loads of pics of my tank , before i got rid of 99% of my LPS corals , and decided to get more clams :)

    I honestly have no good pics of my display at the moment :( sorry.

    To answer a couple of questions , No my glass does not get hot enough to crack :)

    And yes it is a Reef Octopus Skimmer :)


    Display pics comming soon :)

    Cheers
     
  11. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    28,045
    Likes Received:
    798
    Now that looks nice and neat, very smart.
     
  12. Tommo

    Tommo Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    110
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thank you very much , i made the wood bit the found the right lights and leds to match :) , far better than i hood i think , only because it is much easier to work with :)

    Cheers Andrew
     
  13. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    12 May 2007
    Posts:
    7,859
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    the Motherland
    Andrew, may i just ask why you have a glass screen on the top of your tank? are the days of fresh water keeping it there?
     
  14. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    Still no FTS :p
     
  15. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    12 May 2007
    Posts:
    7,859
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    the Motherland

    I've seen it:whistling:
     
  16. Tommo

    Tommo Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    110
    Likes Received:
    2
    To be honest mike you are sort of right , 2 things , 1 of my fish jumped out one night when my wife turned the light on for the kitchen And the other, my wife has the bloody 6 million dollar man hearing , and she hates the noise , thats why they are there !!!

    And Mike i know you have seen it , shhhh

    ill post some pics soon :)


    Monday :) only because i am going away this weekend , due to it being a long weekend :)
     
  17. Tommo

    Tommo Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    110
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ok pics :)

    Hope you like them :)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]







    Cheers :)
     
  18. Tommo

    Tommo Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    110
    Likes Received:
    2
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Tommo

    Tommo Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    110
    Likes Received:
    2
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Hope you like them cheers

    Andrew
     
  20. seank

    seank

    Joined:
    24 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,985
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    North of Durban and South of Mozambique
    Jeez Tommo, amazing, and you've been hiding this from us. Really impressive. I can see you love clams. Btw, the Ears next to/amongst the purple ones, is it orange???
     
  21. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 May 2007
    Posts:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Cape Town
    AWESOME TANK Tommo! Thanks for sharing the FTS with us! GREAT looking tank! Kudo's to you!
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Tommo's Tank Forum Date
Mix Pico Reef Office Tank Pico Tanks Tuesday at 08:58
Leveling a tank General Discussions and Advice Monday at 18:17
How I feel you could run an immune, natural tANK FOR 40 YEARS WITH FEW PROBLEMS Advanced Topics Saturday at 19:02
[wtd] Tank mounts for led light - Gau Wanted 5 Jan 2017
Tank Lights Advise General Discussions and Advice 3 Jan 2017
Inherited Tank New Members 24 Dec 2016
New tank and sump setup advise General Discussions and Advice 15 Dec 2016