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18' L shape tank

PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 2:24 pm
by coral1
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hi im new to this forum and iam not yet able to post pics but im working on it i have just finished building a 18ft L shape tank 30' wide 24' deep i have an 8ft + 2ft +2ft sump including refugum i am currently into day 16 seeding my live rock in the tank this is all new on thi scale my other tank is 6 + 24' + 24' reef tank i would love to here any ideas or suggestions . :poke:

PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 2:29 pm
by majesticangelfish
WOW! Cant wait for pics mate, (I can host some if you need,or try photobucket.com)
Welcome to RTAW. :clap:

PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 2:30 pm
by Dr DBW
:welcome:

For details on how to post images etc, check the post at the top of the General Forum, Hints and Tips for Using RTAW - please read before posting.

Sounds like an awesome system you have set up there :thumbsup:

Can't wait to see some images and details.

PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 2:31 pm
by ddr
Hi Coral great to see you made it over here from RC.

:cheers:

PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 2:39 pm
by ddr
THose interested here is the tank pic

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500 ... maller.jpg

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 3:04 pm
by kingfish
:clap: very nice...and welcome. :thumbsup:
Jason.

PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 3:14 pm
by majesticangelfish
ddr wrote:
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RC was being... well, RC :konk:

PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 3:55 pm
by darkmuncan
wowsers :S

welcome

PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 4:12 pm
by SLACkra
you will have to join masov and host a meeting so we can come take a look!

is it going to be a fish only, fish only with live rock or a full on reef tank?

lol with that much swimming space you will have to get yourself a tang or two.

andrew

PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 4:24 pm
by coral1
wow!!!! thanks for the warm welcome . i dont know how you got my pic in here but thanks :clap: i hope to have full on reef with small schooling fish but am taking it very slow .

PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 5:20 pm
by ddr
Coral I took it from your thread on Reef Central. :thumbsup:

PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 6:03 pm
by coral1
we are still fine tuning the sump . where should the calcium reactor be ? it is a tunze calcium automat with extention. so it sits in the sump then co2 . any suggesrions.

PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 12:10 am
by GillFish
:wavey: Its soo!! long!! its gonna be a looker thats for sure ;)

PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 8:07 am
by roop
Welcome to RTAW Coral1 :clap:
Thats a fantastic set up you have there, looking forward to following your progress.

Here are some articles which may help with your calcium reactor questions:
http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002- ... /index.php
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/calcreactors.htm
http://ozreef.org/content/view/61/29/

If you could post a diagram or picture of your sump I'm sure people would be able to give you some valuable advice on the best way to set it up.

:cheers:

PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 9:13 am
by coral1
im only just learning the computer so posting pics is a bit beyond me . i will get my son to try for me .

PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 10:21 am
by Jedi
Hey and welcome to these FANTASIC forums.

Photobucket is your friend very simple to use.

PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 6:57 pm
by zayne
That thing is huge. Your fish will have heaps of space to swim around in.

PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2006 7:03 pm
by coral1
thats the idea room for lots of coral to grow and fish to swim and a great veiw of it from anywhere in the room. :cheers:

PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2006 9:26 am
by coral1
roop. thanks for the links that was very helpful learnt quite a bit. im now wondering wouldit be worth running the ca reactor before adding live stock to give the good algy a head start [after the cycling of corse]

PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2006 12:37 pm
by roop
I'm not sure how necessary/beneficial it would be to run your Ca reactor at this point. I would suggest determining the rate of depletion for Ca in your system as it stands. Best way to do this would be to do a series of Ca analysis over a period of time: prehaps once a day for a few days. This will let you know how much Ca is being used and how much to add.
Hope this helps :thumbsup:

PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2006 3:05 pm
by RedLineR
the tank sounds massive... you must aot of room in your house :bow:

Cant wait to see the tank being setup :nut:

PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2006 8:02 pm
by coral1
i am working on a photo log from begining and will have pics of it set up when it happens.

PostPosted: Sat 11 Feb, 2006 4:38 pm
by coral1
we are working on our aqua scape we have 160kg live rock a few peices of limestone can you sugest any thig else we want something sutable for ledges???????? ;) any ideas would be good got a lot of tank to make reef like.

PostPosted: Sat 11 Feb, 2006 4:54 pm
by Tone
THUD! ... Sorry my jaw just dropped off!

Gottobe a posse of Sharpthinkers to go over and give Coral1 a hand. Tank like this deserves the best right from the beginning. The sump is going to be bigger than my upcoming 8'ter ... DRIBBLEDRIBBLEDRIBBLE ... damn, keyboard's all slimy now!

Tone :clap: :cheers:

PostPosted: Sat 11 Feb, 2006 5:20 pm
by roop

PostPosted: Sat 11 Feb, 2006 9:14 pm
by coral1
thanks roop. once again your links have been very enlighting . hubby is loooking into having a go at making the ledges himself will keep you up dated he is as we speak changing the aquscape again its a lot of tank at these moments. :thumbsup:

PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb, 2006 9:23 am
by coral1
well we managed to find our ledges so i think the aqu scape is done now its just patience . lights dont arrive for another three weeks then things will relly look good . in the mean time we are aranging both salt and fresh water holding tanks to make topup and water changes easier . waiting takes so long!!!!!!!! :pirate:

PostPosted: Sat 18 Feb, 2006 2:43 pm
by sheriff
Hello there I looks like its going to a great system, I live in Rosebud as well if there anything you feel you need handetc dont hesitate to give a call Plus I can be nosey
Regards Steve

PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb, 2006 12:01 pm
by coral1
thanks for the offer we a really just learning as we go . think we are ok at the moment but if you want to be nosey we love to show .

PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb, 2006 10:30 pm
by sheriff
Great drop us a pm with some contact details if you like
Steve :cheers: