Comp: Win a complete Nano!!!!!!

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  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Win a complete nano !!!

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    Compliments of Live Aquatics

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    Rules:

    • You may only enter 1 photo of your tank/aquarium
    • The tank must be your own
    • Your aquarium must have been running for at least 3 months and must contain livestock (fish and or corals)
    • The winner will be chosen by an online random number generator
    • The winner will be required to provide a second confirmation photo of the tank, taken from a slightly different angle.
    • You must reside within South Africa
    The competition will close at midnight on the 4th October 2018 and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

    To enter:

    1. Upload a photo of your tank in this thread
    2. Give us a brief description of your tank with information such as: light setup, skimmer, pumps, wave-makers, tank size, sump info, your basic maintenance regime or any tips you'd like to share.

    Have fun and a massive thank you to Live Aquatics for the prize :thumbup:
     
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  3. RealReefer

    RealReefer Imagine all the people living life in peace.

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    Was so looking forward to this competition when Live Aquatics announced it a week or so back. But now i'm really disappointed to see that you need a running tank to win this. Would be nice getting back into the hobby with this. I'm sure there are other members feeling the same way, especially those that want to start for the first time. Just me 2c.
     
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  4. Brendan6

    Brendan6

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    Howdy reefers. Lets get this rolling. If we are supposed to post in a specific thread then please move it mods.

    Lighting - Zetlight 6600 and dual ati T5's.
    Filtration - Bubble magus curve 5 skimmer.
    Refugium - Chaeto with a KELO lee unit to keep the chaeto pumping with growth.
    Flow- Jecod return pump and Jebao RW8 and a super duper sun sun.

    I dose DIY chemicals through a jebao dosing pump.

    I dose continuum and iodine when I have the chance.

    I keep the water topped up with a reef octopus auto topup.

    With the recent additions of a few more LPS and 2 fish, my tank is starting to really take shape.

    Water changes with 2 Oceans aquarium water every 2 months or when I have the chance, its a good 30% water change.

    As I spend tons of time out of the country, my advice is to make sure you have a wife-gf-bf that shares your passion. It makes life so much easier if you travel a lot. Plus having debates over livestock and coral is the best!


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  5. drab808

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    I'll enter 25th September:m41:
     
  6. RealReefer

    RealReefer Imagine all the people living life in peace.

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    :m41: :m01:

    Tank :RR Pro Nano 35
    Lightning :Orpek V4
    Filtration : 20% WC every other week
    Flow : Waving motion of fish fins.

    This skimmerless, sumpless, pumpless setup runs on 35ppt AF saltmix. A trio blend of bioactive bacteria solution works in harmony with a daily dose of 0.5ml vodka @42%. This allows for a ULNS that requires a daily dose of the following Zeovit suppliments.

    All days - 0.25ml drop triobak
    2x day - 0.25ml zeostart

    2x week - 1 drops zeofood
    2x week - 1.5 drops SP
    2x week - 1 drops AAHC
    2x week - 2 drops coral snow

    Fish
    1x Mini YT About the size of a R1 coin. (Tang Police?)
    1x Breeding Pair of Clownfish
    1x Pink Birdsnest

    Running 720 hours, 44 mins and 33 sec at midnight 4 Oct 2018

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    Tips:
    Visit MASA everyday.
    Always post pictures of your for sale items.
    Don't forget to post a FTS of your tank.
    Never post upside down pictures.
    Don't chase numbers.
    Don't be afraid of the Tang Police.
    A TDS of 5 is still OK.
    A PO4 of 2ppm is NOT OK.
    Just sit back and enjoy reefkeeping!
     
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  7. Slaapkousie

    Slaapkousie

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    My Red sea Reefer 425xl. Running 2 Hydra 26HDs. Have a Bubble magus curve D9 skimmer but had to fit with sp4000 pump due to replacement parts not being available. 1x Jebao rw 8 wave maker and adding 2x rw15s soon. 2x bubble magus BM 100 reactors and a jebao DC 4000 return pump.

    Sump cleanup every 3 months and weekly 10% waterchange.
    Sea hare is a little beast to control neisance algea.

    Love the setup and have a lot of rock in 80kg worth and about 40kg of aragonite. inCollage_20180905_214109761.jpg
     
  8. Shahiem

    Shahiem

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    I feel the same I just about am finishing off tank cycling! now i cant enter :m29:
     
  9. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Sponsor MASA Contributor

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    Guys dont stress I'm sure with the feedback given we will formulate another competition idea for the future, in fact I challenge you to come up with a competition and submit it to admin ;) please open a thread under forums suggestion and feedback and let's work on getting the next one underway!

    On with the comp.. can mods enter?
     
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  10. QBK

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    Tank 1500x600x700
    Sump 1200x450x450
    With dsb in the middle of sump
    2x zetlights 6600
    1x wp 10 wave maker 4000l/h
    2x sobo 50m wave maker 3000l/h
    2x sunsun jvp131 wave maker 4000l/h
    1x sobo 400m wave maker 10000l/h
    1x 600l/h wave maker
    1x 3000l/h return pump
    1x bubble magic curve 5 skimmer
    1x berlin red sea skimmer
    1x heater.
    I top up with R/o water and do 10% once a week or once every 2 weeks.
    A supplement my tank with aquaforest 1.2.3.
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  11. OP
    viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    This is a separate/different competition to their other one. :)
     
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    viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yes, it is open to everyone.
     
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  13. Stefannieman

    Stefannieman

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    My Juwel Rio240

    Hardware:
    Juwel 240 1200 x 410 x 500
    No Sump, Fluval 306 Canister filter filled with Seachem Matrix and Fluval Canister media
    Juwel Seaskim skimmer
    Juwel Biofilter M
    Zetlight Lancia 1047 x 2 with Controller, max white at 50%, Max blue at 100% - 10 Hours lighting/day.
    1 x Jebao SW8 Wavemaker
    200w Juwel heater
    Hailea HC130 Chiller

    Suplements/Salt/Kits:
    I prefer to use Seachem and Redsea products and have been doing so for the last 3 years.
    For salt mix I use Seachem Vibrant sea.
    I also dose Seachem Ca and/or reef complete if needed to keep Ca, Mg in check, but this is generally not needed due to frequent water changes.
    Testing of parameters with Redsea kits every two weeks.

    Parameters:
    Ca at ~430
    Mg at ~1300
    Alk at ~7.5 - 8.0
    Nitrates at ~20
    Phosphates at ~0.1
    Salinity at ~1.025 - 1.026
    Temperature at 25 - 26ºC

    Maintenance:
    Maintenance includes a 10% Water change every week, 25% once every two months or so. R0 top up with about 1 - 2 liters per week, replacement of the Juwel Bioflow polishing filter pad and cleaning of the skimmer.
    Bioflow filter cleaning every 2 - 3 months.
    Fluval Canister cleaning every 2 - 3 months.

    Livestock feeding:
    I don't keep lots of fish, but they do eat well, I prefer to feed only frozen...feeding include Ocean nutrition Artemia, Artemia with Spirulina and Mysis. Feeding only once every two days.
    Sun coral feeding twice a week (Mysis/Artemia).
    Supplementing with Feul (half of prescribed dose) every 2 to 3 weeks.
    Feeding Seachem Plankton once a month.

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    Thank you for the opportunity to share!
     
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  14. Daryl Norton

    Daryl Norton

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    Here is my submission.

    1.5 x 70 x 55 wide
    Simple setup with fuge and skimmer for filtration, running 4 x 54w T5s

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  15. hotdog83

    hotdog83 Clone Fish Moderator

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    So, apparently mods can also enter, hope if one of the mods win it is not KPMG who audited the results. Here goes.

    Red Sea Max 650:
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    Equipment:
    Lights - 3x100w Cree XTE hybrid cool white/royal blue chips and 4xT5 tubes (combination of Purple Plus, Blue Plus and actinic), lights stagger on and off 11h00-21h00
    Flow pumps - Red sea standard pumps in back, Coral Box 16k l/h pump, Jebao Gyre pump
    Return pump - Reef Octopus Water Blaster 12500
    Sump - Idol Marine Sump
    Inside sump - refugium trying to grow chaeto
    Skimmer - Reef Octopus 3000ext skimmer
    Dosing - Reef Fusion 1 and 2 on auto doser
    Other filtration 1 - 10 micron filter socks in sump changed twice a week
    Other filtration 2 - Matrix stones run in biopellet reactor
    Auto top up - Float switch connected to RO directly
    Disease control - 55w UV sterilizer and 100mg/h ozone run through main skimmer

    Maintenance:
    Clean glass twice a week
    Change filter socks twice a week
    50%-60% water change every 2-3 months
    Clean skimmer cup once a week
    Test alk and nitrate once a week

    Inhabitants:
    Around 25 fish currently, mostly wrasses and angels (highlights for me are a margined copperband, a pair of bicolour angels, 2 regal angels (still hoping they will pair up), 1 masked swallowtail angel (still need another one) and a lennardi wrasse). No big herbivores apart from foxface.
    Corals are mostly softies, zoas and some LPS, trying to stay away from SPS due to not having enough time to give them the attention they need. Also a massive magnifica anemone on the right that I've had for almost a year now.
     
  16. Keagan01

    Keagan01 Time Matter.

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    AIO peninsula tank.


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    Equipment:
    Light: Zetlight 1201-L
    Skimmer: Bubble magnus gg2
    Filteration: Stock


    Maintenance:
    25% Water change weekly
    Clean glass twice a week
    Filteration and skimmer clean every 2 weeks

    Inhabitants:
    2 OC Clown and one Red leg hermit crab
    Corals include: Hammer,frogspawn,candycane,zoa,gsp,xenia
     
  17. Jay Boy

    Jay Boy

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    Dimensions
    130liter
    800mmX400mmX400m 10mm Glass
    3 Stage Filter Awith Bubble Magus QQ Protien Skimmer & Bubble Magus WP 1000 Return Pump Dual Tunze Wavemakers
    Lighting ZETLIGHT 8300 with WiFi controller.

    2years 10 months old

    Maint: Weekly Dosing of Red Sea Reef Foundation A<B<C
    Daily NoPox & Coral Nutrition A&B
    25% Water Change Monthly
    Chaeto in the sump

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  18. Joshua1

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    My entry:

    Dimension: 1700x65x60
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    Equipment:
    2 x Orphek atlantic v4 lights
    4 x Vortech MP40's
    1 x Jebao SW8
    4 x 300w heaters
    Jebao DC12000 return
    Aquamedic turbo floater 3000 skimmer
    GHL profilux 2 Plus
    SAGA dual switch auto top up
    Jebao 3 port doser
    Magic wave 3 port doser
    STC 1000 - heaters + cooling system
    Phosbond and carbon filters
    Mecer 3kVA pure sine wave inverter + 2 x 200AH batteries

    Maintenance
    Auto top up with RO
    NO water changes
    Clean glass once a week
    Clean skimmer cup when required
    Change phosbond and carbon once a month
    Dose Ca, Mg, Alk, Vinegar, Fe, Sr
    Feed every couple of days with Seachem fuel, phytoplankton, zoopklankton
    Feed fish once a day with Flakes: Ocean nutrition Shrimp, Sea wheet (the green one), Nori, Frozen: Mysis and and angel food.
    Test Ca, Mg, alk, I, No3, PO4, salinity, pH once a week
    Chaeto in the sump

    Inhabitants
    1 x Foxface
    1 x Yellow belly Regal tang
    1 x Purple tang
    3 x Clowns
    1 X Nennie
    1 x Bengai cardinal
    2 x blue chromis
    2 x Swallow tail angels
    3 x hermits
    couple of LPs
    predominant SPS
    couple of softies
     
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  19. Phoenix

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    Tank is a 500 cube with 2 refugiums, One with calupra and one with cheato.
    Light = Coralbox M1 - MD Fuge is a vertex light
    Flow = MP40 in DT and mp10 in fuge
    Return pump = DC3000
    Tank is fully automated with a Reef angle.
    DIY Dosing via doser
    Life Stock:
    Pair of clowns
    Sand sifting goby
    Royal grama
    Bangai Cardinal
    2 x fire shrimps
    Boxer shrimp
    2 x anemone crabs
    Emerald crab
    Various snails
    Sea urchin
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  20. traut

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    Light: Zetlight Shieldo zs7300, about 15cm above water surface (I'd appreciate suggestions on the preferred height above water)
    Skimmer: Bubble Magus Curve 5 (in about 25cm constant water depth)
    Uplift pump: Bubble Magus Rock pump WP4000
    Wave-maker:Glamorca GP03 - Gyre
    Heater: 1 x Jager 300w heater, 1 x 200w Jager heater.
    Tank size: 110cm x 80cm x 60cm high (corner display)
    Sump info: 90cm x 60cm split into 3 compartments, 1st: filter socks and skimmer and heaters, 2nd: a lot of foam, 3rd: uplift pump, carbon, and some biological cubes for more filtration)
    Livestock:
    Fish - 2x chromis, 2x clowns, 1x copperband butterfly, 1x sea urchin.
    Coral - 1x hammer, 1x frogspawn, 1x rock of mushrooms, 1x leather, 3x rocks of zoas.
    Clean up crew - Nerite and Nassarius snails ( I want more as they so active I enjoy watching them pop up at feeding time)
    Basic maintenance regime: Daily top ups, monthly water changes including the necessary dosing of supplements (cant remember the names)
    Any tips: Everyone is an expert with a lot of advice, listen and learn if it makes sense... if it doesn't make sense, research until it does or until you've learned enough to understand why.
    Pic: This is only the 4th month, I'm going very slowly so the tank still looks bare.
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    p.s. I know this isn't a great pic, but for now I'm not taking as many pics as I want as the pics don't do justice and also I don't have much livestock.
     
  21. Devon

    Devon

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    Devon's Floating Reef

    @copperreef

    ZERO Water Change, Bare Bottom, ULM System!


    As long as one has sufficient Nutrient export, and major and minor elements are replenished to set parameters, there is no need for water changes!

    Hardware:


    Sump-
    • Reeftek TS2 Skimmer
    • Reef Octopus Media Reactor- DIY Chaetomorpha reactor, magnificently lit with white LED Strips
    • 1 L- Matrix Bio Media Stones
    • Red Devil DC Uplift Pump
    • 4 Channel Dosing Pump
    • Media Bag with Aquaforrest carbon (This is a must for No water change Systems)
    Main Display Tank-
    • Zetlight 6600- LED Expertly tuned
    • 3 x Constant flow pumps

    Suplements:
    I dose Red Sea:
    • Alkalinity
    • Calcium
    • Magnesium
    • Aquavitro- Fuel
    Stability is Key!
    Definitely Check out Aquarium Note on your App store its free and you can record everything!

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    Water Parameters:

    • Calcium- 450
    • Magnesium- 1350
    • Alkalinity- 11 DKH
    • Nitrates less than 5 ppm
    • Phosphates- 0.1
    • Salinity-1.026
    • Temperature at 25ºC
    Maintenance:

    • Weekly Skimmer Cup Cleaning
    • White Perpex Bare Bottom cleaning when necessary
    • Display Tank Glass Cleaning when necessary
    • RODI (0ppm) top ups
    Weekly Water Tests:
    • Alk, Mag, Calc, Salinity, Nitrate, and Phosphate (Will start testing for Iodine
    Coral feeding:
    • I use Fuel twice a week at the recommended Does for my water volume 20 minutes before target feeding- Fule innites a brillaint feeding response from my corals- They Know whats coming!
    • Polyplab Reef Roids- I target feed all coral twice a week. They cant get enough- This stuff is amazing
    Fish Feeding:
    • I feed Reef Prime Flakes Daily
    • I feed Frozen Mysis shrimp on special occasions (IF they have been good).





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