Trads tank V4

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  1. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Hey guys my tank finally arrived. I havent had a tank for 6 months now and the builder took about a month due to a silicone shortage.

    It a 5ft 500mm W and 650mm H, The sump is a metre. Got a TS2, and looking for some MHs that warren and angelreaper may be helpinh me out with.

    500L real ocean salt
    Black cabinet coming next week.
    Lights for DSB, Energy saver globes.
    2x seio 1500M (maybe get another 2)
    TS2 Skimmer

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  3. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Great start, what stocking plans have you worked over in the 6 months waiting?
     
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    Trad it appears that the overflow pipes are too thin, 50mm is better as they wont clog.
     
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    trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    They are only 25mm, never used them before but the LFS i use said its the only thing he uses.

    Hey wee-man my stocking plans are.

    5 cleaner shrimp
    1 yellow tang
    1 purple tang (if they ever land in SA again)
    1 Flame angle
    Fire Goby
    Manderin
    Bangai Cardinal the proper silver white and black oones ( Could i cycle my tank with one of these)

    Mainly SPS once i get my lights but will through in a clam or 2 and some softies.
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Sounds great, purple tangs are available here but they are very silly prices
     
  7. crispin

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    trad you must be lank chuffed, i cant wait to see your build progress.


    just a thought on your mandarin, make sure youyr system is matured with loads for the fella to eat, i hear some say not to introduce for atleast a year.

    you got a lovely tank there:)
     
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    trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    yes the flame and purple are very pricey but they're what i want and if nothing dies then its worth it for 3 or 4 years enjoyment

    And a whole shit load of LR, Plans for everthing will probably be over a year. and budgets to consider like you said.

    Thanks crispin, i have kept them before and thats the advise i would give.
     
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    The pipes do seem a bit thin but at least there's 2 of them in case any snails get adventurous etc... :(

    Otherwise looks off to a great start! Needs more flow though... ;)
     
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    Looking very good so far, i only use a 32mm outlet and its cool.
     
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    Looking great Trad

    Mmm... my one year plan turned into 2 years. I reconcile myself with the tortoise and hair moral. Slow but sure.:) Look forward to updates
     
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    trad

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    thanks sunburst i'll look into those options.

    What energy saver globes can i use in my lights in the DSB, i bought osram cool white i think they're 4000K is that ok. What are you guys using.
     
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    Looks really cool. Watch out for the overflows, I've gone 32mm overflow and wish I'd gone bigger. Got to be really careful about flow amount from the sump.
     
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    hi trad your setup is looking good.

    one of my snails got stuck in my 50mm pipe and man I was lucky that the main tank did not overflow as I was home:006:

    but what are the chances of two snails clogging your pipes:whistling:
     
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    btw are you going to put chaeto in your sump?will a energy saver be sufficient??
     
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    trad

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    yes i'll be putting some chaeto into the sump, most guys seems to use the energy savers from what i've seen.

    Never say never. i'll have to watch both pipes.
     
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    trad

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    My cabinet came yesterday looks flip'in awesome
     
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    were the pic's
     
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    likewise!
    why not stick on ABS sheeting throughout your back glass,will look cool ;)
     
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    sorry bad camera.
     
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