Tritonian's 100G Shallow Patch Reef

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  1. Tritonian

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    I'm known as Triton on other SA forums but here I will be Tritonian aka Triton.
    There is a Triton on here somewhere. So some of my photos will have water mark's displaying
    Triton's 80G Shallow Patch Reef....unless of course Triton is willing to swop profiles :p
    But it's cool :)

    I recalculated my tank volume recently and it's closer to 415 Litres/ 100 Gallons.

    This tank system is about 4 years old now. I've trimmed the corals plenty to create more space.
    The scape is made up of four pieces Live rock. 3 Figi and 1 Kenyan.
    The rest of the scape is just coral as it should be ;)

    Display Tank: 900 X 900 X 400 Rimless (35' X 35' X 16')
    Frag Tank: 770 X 320 X 320
    Sump Tank: 770 X 350 X 320

    Ca: 400 - 420
    KH: 6.5 - 7.5
    MG: 1500
    Temp range: 25 - 27
    SG: 1.025

    Weekly waterchanges of 50 litres.

    <img src="http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/Xirsa/sump_frag01.jpg" alt="reef sump tank" />

    My Overflow box which was based on the overflows from <a href="http://www.glass-holes.com">glass-holes.com</a>

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    Lighting:
    6 X 24W T5's (no reflectors) in a DIY fixture made from plyboard.
    Geisseman & ATI bulbs

    Circulation:
    3 X 6000L/h SUNSUN's

    Skimmer:
    Aqua Excel AE-CH Cone Skimmer

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    Filtration:
    <del>Small DSB Refuge with Sponges</del> (Removed DSB recently)
    Added filter box and some syporax. Aswell as a few kilos of old sponge invested
    LR in the sump.

    I run Activated Carbon and phosphate remover continuously and that gets
    changed monthly.

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    Corals:
    Mix of various Monitporas (Plating, encrusting and branching species),
    Acropora staghorns, Poccillipora, Stylopora, Millipora, Acropora Prostrata
    and more. Most of them I can't really ID.
    Very few Zoanthids.
    Green Star Polyps and Blue Xenia.
    Acans, Lobophylia, Torch, Platygyra and Moon Coral

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    Fish:
    Convict Tang
    Regal Tang
    Yellow Tang
    Regal Angel
    Navarchus Angel
    Magnificent Foxface
    Pygmy Angel (C. argi)
    2 X Banana Wrasses
    Mandarin goby
    Tailspot blenny
    Possum Wrasse
    6 X Green/blue chromis

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    Invertebrates:
    2 X Cleaner Shrimp
    4 X Peppermint Shrimp
    2 X Emerald Crabs (in frag tank)
    Pom Pom Crab
    Serpent Star
    Nassarius Snails
    Trocea Snails
    Turbo Snails
     
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  3. Annoying

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    Welcome and I must say that's and AMAZING tank!:thumbup:
     
  4. bothal08

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    Hey nic looking good
     
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    Welcome to MASA. You got an awesome tank there, well done ;)
     
  6. Tritonian

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    It's been a few years and I thought I should join everyone here as I'm on the other forums.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome, glad you have :)
     
  8. Kunhardt

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    Hey Nic, Welcome to MASA good to see you here...you still got one of my fav tanks in SA. ;)

    Ps. how did your tank grow by 20 gallons since moving to MASA? :tt2:
     
  9. Reef surgeon

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    Hey nice looking display tank what thickness did you use and have u put any braces in
     
  10. bothal08

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    haha yeah good point...i dnt know why but 80gal just sounds better:p
     
  11. Adee

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    Welcome to MASA Nic.

    Still one of the neatest systems around. Of course SPS and Angels, glad I'm not alone.
     
  12. Kunhardt

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    I never had an issue with my Queen and my Regal Angel and my sps...it was when it came to the other stuff that I had problems...Queen decimated my zoas and Regal Angel loved LPS :( One fish I had a problem with with regard to sps was my Regal Tang...it used to take them apart for the fun of it :p
     
  13. Tritonian

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    Shotto guys :)

    It grew a while back. I just never bothered to re-check my actual volume. I was worried my waterchanges weren't big enough.

    My Angels nip things all the time. I had to remove my pink birds nest colony as it was getting murdered by them. I can no longer keep Blue Xenia cuz my Foxface loves grazing on it.
     
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    Tritonian Thread Starter

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    I believe it's 10mm glass and yes I have braces at the bottom. All around the sides and one piece through the middle. Probably not needed. But better safe than sorry. That tank is soooo heavy.

    I'm moving in the next few months finally. I am not looking forward to the tank moving part. I will be hiring help to move the tank. I'm far too weak and lazy for it. It's a 2minute walk to my next apartment so goodluck to those dudes that will be moving my tank.

    Then it will be time to start planning my next system :) oh yeh :) oh yeh :) Let the saving begin...or the freelance begin.
     
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    keen to see what u have planned...goodluck
     
  16. Loki

    Loki cable tie ninja

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    Stunning tank Triton.. Two questions. What color tubes do you use? And what is your dosing regime?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Very awesome setup! Look to seeing the new design
     
  18. Evo R

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    Awesome setup!!!

    What are you dosing??
     
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    stunning tank!!
     
  20. Tritonian

    Tritonian Thread Starter

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    I don't frequent the forum. Thought I'd share an update.

    I recently began rescaping my tank, here are some before photos:

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    Removed a massive coral. Kept a few pieces. It was just getting too big and I wanted more corals and more space.

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    Tritonian Thread Starter

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    Stock list is now:
    5 Green Chromis
    Yellow Tang
    Blue Hippo Tang
    Convict Tang
    Magnificant Foxface
    Regal Angel
    Cherub Angel
    Navarchus Angel
    Blue Mask Angel
    Niger Trigger
     
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