Trad's 3ft SPS tank

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  1. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Hi all,

    Here is my tank:
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    Looking good Trad ,how is the skimmer running?
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    Equipment:

    400L system, 300L display 900x600x600 and a 100L sump

    Lighting: 2x Ecotech Radion's
    Skimmer: Reef Octopus 3000int something something model rated for 1200l
    Filtration: BR140 NP Pellet Rx also rated for 1200L with 1000ml of pellets + 25kg Indo Live rock
    Flow: Ecotech MP40 plus return pump

    Live stock:

    Regal Tang (extremely small 3cm)
    2 Clowns
    Bangai Cardinal
    Watchman Goby
    Purple Firefish
    5 Heermits
    4 turbos
    15 SPS frags (Names of which I only know about 5

    Have a Marine Magic doser which I have not setup yet as no need up to this point. I change 5% of the water every 3rd day with Seachem Salinity Salt (which I've found to be awesome).
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    Thanks!

    Like a bomb mate, pulls tons of kuk out, skimmate is very dry though, it's tough to get it to skim wet but that could be cause it 3x overrated. Before I had any stock it was pulling out a white powder which I think must have been the calcium or something from the salt???
     
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    very nice , top notch equipment also
     
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    Nice @trad!
    Would love to see what it looks like when the frags have grown out!
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    Thanks, just the actual tank, stand and sump isn't that great, got it'll all at a bargain and now I wish I had spent some cash on somethings decent, but it was a great starter tank to get back into marines.
     
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    nice trad... glad to see the progress.. :thumbup:
     
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    nice tank!
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    thanks to @Adee for the sps frags
     
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  15. Ridwaan

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    Nice looking tank...

    Just too small..Get a bigger one..hope this one is temporary?
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    Definitely a temp tank, just to get back into marine. In the market for a 2nd hand Idol tank, I've missed some good opportunities. Ideally looking for a 1.8x0.8x0.6. but also considering not that big. 1.2x0.9x0.6. if I can get either of the two second hand at a decent price I'll take it. Last resort get Idol to actually build one

    CA Sunday night 440
    CA Monday night 430
     
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    I am in process of Selling my Full Starfire Idol Marine tank 1400mm X 1000mm X 700mm with stand and sump...;)
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    tempting where is the link, need some pics
     
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    PM me ur cell number and I will mms youy pics...

    But best is to see it in person
     
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    trad Thread Starter Fish, thats the word!

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    CA still at 430 hasn't moved. corals must be settling in. Colour on the corals is improving tho.

    lights up to 84% of full power but I only get to see them at 30% when I get home and that still looks really impressive.
     
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    So glad this tank finally got put to good use (in stead of lying around my house)
    Good job man
     
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