Ty's 250l Reef tank

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  1. EnvironmentalBro

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    Hey guys,

    Everyone recommended that I take my SW journey nice and slow and so that was the plan. Then out of the blue I got an amazing deal on a complete 250l system with everything you need to start and more... and I had to take it!

    So here's to jumping in the deep end :yeahdude:


    Pic 1: The tank at my house today.
    Pic 2: The tank at the guys house yesterday.

    The tank has been running for 2 years already so it is thoroughly cycled and I kept all the water and live rock from the original setup to try avoid starting another cycle. At the moment it is still murky and I think it will need a few WC's over the next 2 weeks to get most of the 'dirt' out.

    I will be posting details and updates on this thread over the next couple months to track progress and get advice.

    Any comments are welcome :)

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  3. Tiger eye

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    Looking good, congradulations on your new tank. Did you get any corals withe the live rock?
     
  4. EnvironmentalBro

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    Thanks @Tiger eye :) Yeah but I have no idea what corals... I will take pics of them tomorrow (assuming its cleared up) and post them.
     
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  5. Tiger eye

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    Cool it shold clear up by tomorow.
     
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    Nice start.

    Just check your rock stack. Your magnet cleaner needs to get past it. It does look very close to the sides.

    If you kept the liverock under water, then there should be almost no die-off. Maybe some due to temperature changes during transport, but that will recover extremely quickly. Therefore there should be no issues regarding re-cycling the tank. That is, if you kept the rocks under water.

    And it should be clear today for new pictures.
     
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    Congrats !!

    The murky water will clear within a day or two. Please give us some specs like hardware and tank size ect.
     
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    Thanks @RiaanP This is only a temporary scape as I needed to get everything in the water yesterday... I will probably need to take it out again to catch the fish. I kept everything underwater, the Aragonite and live rock.

    Livestock:

    6 x Clowns
    1x Flameback Angelfish
    1x Yellow-tail Damselfish

    So I am taking 4 of the clowns to Jungle Aquatics. I have not researched which fish I could keep in this setup because I wasn't expecting to get fish for the next couple months :) Any suggestions?

    Pics to follow in a couple minutes.
    @Evo R Thanks, I will post specs later :)
     
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  9. EnvironmentalBro

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    Ok be prepared for a barrage of pics guys... Please excuse the quality, I have never photographed marine fish and its quite a challenge!

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  11. EnvironmentalBro

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  12. Irma

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    Excellent!
    Keep the flameback and get some gobies or a blenny. See which ones you like. I have a tailspot blenny and 2 Yasha gobies and they are great!
    A Royal Gramma Basslet would also look awesome.
     
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    If you need to get rid of that blue damsel, I want him. I do have one that used to be a pair. Yours should still be a male.
     
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    Nice one!! Some people get all the luck :)
     
  15. EnvironmentalBro

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    Thanks @Irma I will check those out when I get home tonight :)
    @RiaanP I don't know if I "have to get rid" of him, but I would be happy to trade or sell him to you if you would like?

    Thanks @Bflynn The more I practice the luckier I get ;)
     
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  16. RiaanP

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    cool. nothing is free.. Except a speeding ticket.

    Think about it first, let me know later.
     
  17. Dirkie

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    nice setup
     
  18. Evo R

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    I see you have a fare bit of GHA, wait a day or two so that everything settles nicly and then check your Po4 levels. I would also personly have removed the lr from the overflow inlet in your sump and replace that with filter wool, as that will become a nitrate factory very soon as not all of the detruis passes on to the skimmer.
    Just my personal opinion.
     
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    Awsome one, looking nice, like I said before take it slow.
     
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    I would also remove the Live Rock from the first compartment.
     
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    nice start. hope you have many years of joy with the marine tank :)
     
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