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This is my 70cm cube. My 1st marine tank. Might go bigger one day and do have the perfect spot for a 1.5m, but my wife's grandma's piano is standing in my future spot. My wife: It is a piece of their heritage. Myself: looking at the future, that 1.5m marine tank could one day be part of our heritage;). She'll get over it...eventually.

My lifestock:
Fish:
Naso
Yellow eye bristletooth
Foxface
2 clowns
Black blenny
Clown coby
2 Mandarins (male/female)

Corals:
2 bubble tips
Carpet anemone
Frogspawn
Hammer
Duncans
Monti
Candy cane
Zoas

Sump:
Nothing fancy. Running a BM filter sock, BM curve 5 skimmer, some ceramics, Eheim 300W heater, live rock and Sobo 6500 l/h return pump.
Wave makers: Sobo 6000 l/h and Jebao RW8.
Lights: Self build led light with equipment and controller from Improved Living.
**I still need an ATO**
Salt: ATM Hot Salt

Maintenance:
Weekly 25 liters water change and general tank/glass cleaning.

My foto is not with fancy lighting, normal white and blue. #nofilter

Cheers

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Only a week left (roughly) to get your entries in, keep them coming :D
 
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So as of 25 September my tank is exactly 3 months old and therefore I am allowed to enter:m41:

My tank is a 60 Cube. First marine tank and absolutely loving every minute of it.

My tank was built as much as possible by me as I love to DIY. Decided to go barebottom coz I love to keep my tanks as clean as possible.

Equipment:
Hydra 26 led light
Jeboa DP4 doser
Jeboa DCS2000
2 X Ecotech MP10WES
UPS backup
Bubble Magus Curve 5 skimmer
Random no name grow light (not in use currently)
DIY ATO

Built stand, sump and all structural parts myself. Needed to save where I could. I love the 16mm fibreglass panels on the stand coz why not:slayer:

Maintenance:
Feed a small pinch of food daily
Vacuum tank twice weekly into the filter sock then replace filter sock with a clean one
Clean glass every second day
Feed corals 1-2 times per week
Water change once a month with AF reef salt

Dosing:
Robertson's Bicarb for alk
Aquaforest Cal
Aquaforest magnesium

Parameters:
Phos - (who knows) :rolleyes:
Nitrate - 1-2ppm
Alk - 9.5
Cal - 460
Mg - 1520 ( a bit high I know)

Fish:
Sixline Wrasse
Lawnmower Blennie
One clown:( (partner jumped)
Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Hermit Crab

And the FTS
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Doesn't do it justice but you get the idea:whistling:
 
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1.6 ×.6×.6 display ,1.5×.35×.45 sump ,external deltec ap 651 externsl skimmer helia 6550 return pump 2× ivp 132 powerheads , 2× zetlight 5200, 2×230v extratrer vans over pvs waterflow guterpipe with 1400l/h pump feed for heat exchange, diy auto topup gravity feed with toilet sisten valve,

Total volume +- 580 l (155 gallon), 90l water change every 2 to 3 weeks ,2 part dose every sunday ,40 yo 50 ml vinigar every morning, new "filter sock" every sunday(make bag fron batting i buy from fabric store)

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I never have luck with competitions, but anyway here it goes...

Tank is going on 9 and a bit months old...one of my longer running tanks over the years actually.

Tank is a standard 4ft - 1200x450x500

Sumps x2 both 450x450x450 - one as a dedicated refugium for biological filtration and the other for housing mechanical filtration and return pump.

Skimmer - BM Curve 5

Media Reactor - housing purigen, phos remover and carbon

In tank flow - 2x Votech MP10

Lighting - Aquamedic dual 150w metal halide T5 combo running BLV 20k halide bulbs and 2x 54w ATI Blue+

Tank is a true mixed reef with corals ranging from leathers, mushrooms and zoas to lps such as torches, acanthophyllia and goniopora to sps such as plating montis and green slimer Acros and hydnoporas...Way too many corals to list by name :p

Livestock -

1x Peppermint hog fish
1x flame hawk fish
1x mystery wrasse
1x Argi angel
1x tigerpyge angel
1x gem tang
1x spotted mandarin
1x chalk bass
1x local anthias
2x photon clowns

Clean up crew of turbo snails, flighting conch, hermits, nassarius snails, emerald crab

Other inverts include sexy shrimps, porcelain crab, anemone shrimps, mini carpet anemones, rainbow bubble tip anemone and pink tip bubble tip anemone.

The obligatory full tank shot to end things off...

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Powerlabs m120

Size: 4ft
Liters: 275 l
Lighting: Powerlabs LED
Filtration: filter sock, Carbon, fuge with macro algae, BM Z6 Skimmer
Type: mixed reef predominantly lps and softies
Run time: +_20 months

No water changes, dose Red Sea skeletal elements ABC+ (10g a week)
Feed hikari herbivore and carnivore once a day
Occasional coral feeding using cyclops/artemia

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Since April 2016

Dimensions:
1500mm x 700mm x 500mm Display
1400mm x 565mm 460mm Sump which Incorporates a 30L ATO reservoir, refugium and frag grow out tank

Water Movement:
Jeboa DCP8000 return pump
2x Maxpect Gyre XF250 flow pumps (display)
Jeboa WP25 flow pump (frag tank)

Lighting:
2x EcoTEch Radion XR15 + 4x 54W ATI T5 (Blue Plus/Coral Plus) (display)
Aqua Beauty 70w LED (frag tank)
40W LED Grow Light (refugium)

Filtration:
Bubble Magus Curve 9 skimmer

Nutrient control:
Matrix Stones, Marine Pure block, Orce BioCubes Titanium, lanthanum chloride, macro algae

Supplements:
Aqua Trend Evolution One doser with DIY Alk, Ca and Mg + Aquaforest Components
Aquaforest Aminos, Vitality, Build + Energy
PolypLabs Reef Roids

Temperature control:
3x 200w Eheim Jager
2x 200mm PC Fans
2x STC

Other:
55w UV Steriliser
Aqua Trend ATO
 
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Since April 2016

Dimensions:
1500mm x 700mm x 500mm Display
1400mm x 565mm 460mm Sump which Incorporates a 30L ATO reservoir, refugium and frag grow out tank

Water Movement:
Jeboa DCP8000 return pump
2x Maxpect Gyre XF250 flow pumps (display)
Jeboa WP25 flow pump (frag tank)

Lighting:
2x EcoTEch Radion XR15 + 4x 54W ATI T5 (Blue Plus/Coral Plus) (display)
Aqua Beauty 70w LED (frag tank)
40W LED Grow Light (refugium)

Filtration:
Bubble Magus Curve 9 skimmer

Nutrient control:
Matrix Stones, Marine Pure block, Orce BioCubes Titanium, lanthanum chloride, macro algae

Supplements:
Aqua Trend Evolution One doser with DIY Alk, Ca and Mg + Aquaforest Components
Aquaforest Aminos, Vitality, Build + Energy
PolypLabs Reef Roids

Temperature control:
3x 200w Eheim Jager
2x 200mm PC Fans
2x STC

Other:
55w UV Steriliser
Aqua Trend ATO
Your refugium and frag tank looks better than most main display tanks:m15:
 
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My little IM Fusion 10.

Tank has been up and running a little over 4months now after being taken down for most of the year. A few corals still recovering from move back.

I plan to change the aquascaping soon to add more height to it. Plan for it is to be a heavy Aussie inspired lps tank filled with scolymias, acans, a few favias and one or two hammers, etc.

Current equipment:
Innovative marine fusion 10 with upgraded Intank media basket currently setup as a refugium running Chaeto with a Magna fuge light on the back. This will be changed to run Marine Pure bio spheres.
Innovative Marine SkimMate Ghost Skimmer
IM desktop media reactor running carbon and gfo.
50w heater
Jebao SW-2 Wavemaker
Currently doing manual RO top offs but will add top off unit in the future.
Lighting is a Kessil a160we

Corals:
Aussie Scolymias
Various acans
Wall hammer
Zoas
Bubble coral
Cynarina coral
Blastos

Livestock:
Midnight clownfish
Emerald crab
Porcelain crab

Maintenance:
10l water changes weekly with Seachem vibrancy salt and Aquavitro seed.
Dosing Aquavitro fuel and Reefroids twice a week.
Test parameters every 2nd week and adjust according with Aquavitro Calcification, Eight.four, Ions.
Run Seachem matrix carbon and phosbond in reactor which is changed monthly.

I have been making change back to aquaforest this week slowly so will document process.
 
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Here is my tank, it has been running for a year and half now

Tank:
Size is 2000x750x600 with my old 1.2 m as a sump. Total water volume is just shy of 1000l.

Lighting:
Massively overengineered DIY LED system controller by Arduino and raspberry pi, about 350W in the display and 30W in the Fuge - currently running at <50% max.

Supplements:
4 chan auto doser dosing Fusion 1 and 2 and Nopox
Add Fish-V and garlic to Fish Food
Dose Fuel and/or AF/Amino Mix manually
Spot feed Reef pearls whenever Nitrates get too low
Add calcium, magnesium, KH manually when needed
Currently running Purigen but don't regularly run purigen or carbon

Heating:
2x300W Jager heaters
4 fans to keep lights cool
Temp is usually very stable, in peak summer it starts to rise, but adding frozen water in the evenings keeps it alright.

Other Equipment:
Skimmer is a Curve 5 (which is undersized so need near daily cleaning :(
1x gyre and 1x Jebao wavemaker
Jebao 8kl DC return pump split into two returns also powering reactor.

Parameters:
10.5 DKH
450 Calcium
1500 Magnesium
5 Nitrate
don't measure Phosphate

Water changes:
50-70litres every 1-2 weeks (I enjoy the process so mostly every week)
 
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4 foot tank

Hardware
Zetlight 6600 leds
Jecod dc return pump
Bubble magnus curve 7
Waterboy uv x
Mp10 powerhead
Halier 1 hs chiller
300 w jager heater

Supplements

Aqua forest magnesium weekly
Aqua forest calcium weekly
Kalkfasser 2 x weekly
Iodine weekly

Lots of fish and corals and only do a water change every 3rd month

Advice to give to a newbie is slow is right and what works for one will not necessarily work for you!! Research as much as possible and don’t just add fish/corals with out the proper background checks as this is a hobby that must conserve marine life due to the situation within our oceans!!

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Tank:
Red Sea Max 250D. Running for just over 1 year.

Lighting:
Only the best... T5 lighting with upgraded Night LED's.

Supplements:
Reef Fuel every second day.
Special Blend once a week.

Livestock:
Lots of corals. Over 20 different pieces.
A few cleaning crew and fish.

Other Equipment:
1 X Standard RSM250D with all equipment.
1 X Auto Doser.
1 X Chiller.
1 X Led light setup.
2 X RW15 wave makers.
1 X UPS.
1 X UV system.

Parameters:
Dont know. Havent tested in a year. Gauge by looking at the behaviour of the tank.

Water changes:
20-25litres every 3-4 weeks.

Tips and Learnings:
Keep it simple. Try too many things at once and youll be in trouble.
Take your time with this hobby. Enjoy the experience. Rush and it will be costly.
 
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My nothing fancy

700 x 310 x 350 display, standard 2ft sump.

Less than a gram of ABC+ each day
Reefbuilder for alk as required every fourth day
20% NSW water change weekly
Do general glass and detritus cleaning etc at water change

Ca 440
Mg 1460
Kh 10-11

Zetlight 1201 WiFi
Ts1 skimmer
Reef octo return pump piped to create a gentle cross flow - no wavemakers
Chaeto with 20w floodlight
Autofeeder

Marine- s pellets, mysis every other day

Clown
Perc clown
4 x yellow tip hermits (local)
Cleaner shrimp
Various snails (all local)

Bubble coral
Open brain
Branch hammer frag
Candy frag
Various zoas some local some purchased
Gsp
Xenia
2 x long tentacle plates
1 x short tentacle plate

Red Sea ocean white reefbase (recently added previously bare bottom)

Nothing brings you down to earth better than the advice of a broke reefing veteran, seek one out

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1200*600*600 tank
700*600*600 sump
BM skimmer curve 5
BM reactor mini 80 with phosguard
Matrix in sump
Lights- Combo DIY LED 200w unit with 2 x 54w T5 globes
Doser- jeboa dp-4
Wavemakers- jeboa rw-8 and Jvp 201
2 x 150w heater connected to STC

Livestock

Yellow, Naso, scopas and regal Tangs, 3 clowns, midas blenny, few shrimp and snails

Coral

Brain, Elegance, Lobo, Zoas 2 x RBTA, 1 x Green Purple Tip Anemone, Hammers, Torch Leathers, Candy canes and some others

Feeding

Ocean Nutrition Formula 1, 2 and Prime Reef Flakes ( Alternate between them once a day)
Frozen Mysis and Lobster eggs ( Once a week)
Seaweed ( Whenever I feel like)

Dosing

Randys DIY Calcium and KH (120ml per day)
Redsea Reef Energy A and B (Once a week before frozen food is fed)

Maintenance

Water change – 75l every 3 months
Clean glass whenever it becomes too dirty
Replenish Nitro-Guard Cubes every 6 months
Trim cheato algae once it becomes too big
Top-up RO chamber every 2 weeks, Clean sponges every month
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My tank has been running for just over 6 months now:

Display is a custom 1500x600x500. Sump 1100x450x450 with seperate tank for topup RO.

Bubble magus filter socks, Bubble Magus Curve 5 skimmer. Large refugium section, Eheim heaters, Hailea 300 chiller. Jebao 6500l/h return pump. Flow in tank by 3x Jebao OW 25 wavemakers and one Tunze 6040 which is mainly there for the battery backup function. UPS backup with deep cycle battery.
Lights are 2x Zetlight 6600’s that I just mounted, changed from T5.

Livestock:
Foxface, yellow tang, regal tang, chromis x5,clowns x2, cleaner wrasse, green wrasse, matara wrasse, carpenters flasher wrasse, lubocks fairy wrasse, red and blue fairy wrasse and exquisite fairy wrasse

Corals:
Orange, yellow and purple ricordia. Various other mushrooms. Finger leather, cabbage, green torch, purple hammer, purple frogspawn, open brain, ultra acan, echinata, birdsnest, red monti, green monti, pink monti, orange digi, blue digi, varous zoas

2x rose bubble tips
My pride and joy inferno

New lights on sunset setting when I took the picture so not the best colours but you get the idea... entered just in time

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