Trads Tank V4 Restart

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  1. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Hey guys my tank has been giving me trouble since i started it almost a year ago. On the 11th may 2009 my tank will have been running for one year. So I kept the water chucked everything else out and did larger more regular water changes until i could see some improvement.
    Its a 5ft 500mm W and 650mm H, The sump is a metre.

    Black cabinet. Lights for DSB, Energy saver globes.
    2x seio 1500M (maybe get another 2)
    TS2 Skimmer, Display lighting is a aquamedic 2 x 250w and 4 x t5s, The T5s are running 15000K giessemann t5s and the MHs are aquamedic 20000K. although i dont have much corals i leave the mhs off.

    Since i took the gravel and LR out the tank I also added a phos reactor and LR replica things have been looking much better. I also swithced switched from Real ocean to TRopic marine salt 15% water changes every two weeks. Bought new tubes for the light fitting which i think has also made a difference.

    On Sunday I got some Live stock, 4 turbo snails, sailfin tang, powder blue, and tomato clown and cleaner shrimp. Things are looking good much better than the tank has ever been. Threw in some loose shrooms which i got from midasblenny [Thanks again] and some others the LFS gave me.
     
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    trad

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    Will load new pics after work today. with some before and after shots as well.
     
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    For a person that lives in the middle of SA you guys in JHB have pretty awesome tanks - went through your past posts you have a very nice setup:thumbup: Looking forward to v4
     
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    you working 48HR shifts

    where's our pikkies
     
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    trad

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    More like a 2 week shift, Heres the start up in MAy 2008.
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    trad

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    LR in for about 3 months
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    trad

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    Then it got worse and never went away.
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    trad

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    So thats the before now heres the after, a big difference. Remember i didn't scrap any algae off the back glass ever!!
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    trad

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    And the sump:
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    SPS corals after a lot of neglect:
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    Wow what a difference! BB rules:yeahdude: Some awsome pieces of LR you got there!
     
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    Tank is just over 1 year now
     
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    Hey Mek ? BB ? Thanks its LR replica I think it looks cool.
     
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    trad

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    My past tanks found them on photobucket:

    V3
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    Never even put water in this tank the DT was 180L
     
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    Version 2:

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    Yip Bare bottom. Lekker rock for replica, I like the shapes to it.
     
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    trad

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    This was a 680L
     
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    Dont have pics of V1 but this should be enough for the pic addicts
     
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    Looking good trad - keep going like this and there wont be a need for V5:thumbup:
     
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    Eish, huge improvement. Well done
     

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