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Ken & Jen's 10FT- shut down Aug 2015

Postby Synodontis » Wed 06 Jul, 2011 11:22 pm

Introduction:

Morning all,

Everyone seems to enjoy a Tank Journal so welcome to our nightmare (thanks Alice)

If you go back 4.5 years ago, I knew nothing about fish. If you told me you kept fish, I would have said "you got a fish & chip shop?" Then I meet Jen who had a little 4ft tropical tank. She has always loved fish so I brought my 2ft out of storage for her to play with. Then we brought a 6x18x18 to play with. I found out fish tanks = toys! We then found a 8x3x2.5 that's now a tropical tank used as a room divider. Lots of toys and plumbing on that one! :) Next was a three tier stand with 2x1x1 tanks. Then we found a 6.5x2x2 Jebo tank with the "Coburg" built in trickle filter at the rear, this was our first marine tank. After that was a 6x2.5x2.5 I couldnt pass up cause it was cheap :nod: it's still sitting in the garage waiting for something.

So here we are, a 10FT hunk of glass sitting at the front door. I enjoy looking at the fish, but I seem to get slightly more enjoyment in setting a tank up. The novelty wore off on the other tanks so this is the next and final project I'm taking on. The things we do to make the women folk happy! I blame Jen for my toy addiction, "it's all for your tank Peewee, I'm getting them for your fishes!"

If you like pics, then we will have lots to amuse you. Some may offend, but no one will be harmed and all will remain fully clothed. (we hope)
You may not have noticed, but I tend to prattle on a bit, and I'm not the most politically correct guy in the room. I will add a few comments above each photo to help the story along.

System Objectives: A pretty fish tank! with lots of really neat toys with lights and buttons and beeps and power cords to keep me amused. I LIKE toys, Jen does not seem to be as enthralled as I though. :bored:

System Type: Mixed Reef with all the usual, would like lots of color and movement

Display System:

Strike up Date: Purchased the tank 14/05/11. Got the tank home on the 19/06/11 so I guess strike up would be 19th

Get wet date: ASAP within reason, hoping for Nov/Dec 2011

Display Tank: 10x2.5x2.5 made using see through glass

Display Lighting: 1x 6FT with 3 250w halides & T5's , 1x 4FT with 2 250w halides & T5's

Stand?: Well its not going straight on the floor now is it. That would just be lazy.

Hood?: Nope, Jen prefers a nice cap. Hoodies are so last year.

Sump: 6'x2'x18" made this one out of that see through glass too!

Refugium: Built into sump. 1x2x6" Miracle Mud, some green weeds on top of the mud. 33Ltr's of mud.

Refugium Lighting: 5FT twin T5's above sump


Support systems:

System Water: Natural Saltwater - IF we can find someone who delivers out this side of town or else it will be lots of trips to Williamstown LFS!
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Poor old ute didn't know what hit it with so much weight on its back. Water in large volume = heavy!

Display Water circulation: Tunze 6305 x2 & 7095 controller, 1x Rio Polario 22ml

Return Pump: Hailea 9000L/h or Ocean medic 8000L/h but that's in our 8FT at the moment.

Skimmer: 2x Reef Octopussy Beckett 2000's (BK-250-800) Each supplied by a Hailea 6800L/h pump.

Evaporation Top Up: Auto top-up (When I remind Jen to do it!) :poke:


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Aqua Medic dosing pump

Alkalinity Addition: Aqua Medic dosing pump

Magnesium Addition: Aqua Medic dosing pump

Other Chemical Maintenance: Nothing at this stage

Current Water Chemistry: N/A
Nitrates: N/A
Phosphates: N/A
Alkalinity: N/A
Calcium: N/A
Salinity / Specific Gravity: N/A
Magnesium: N/A


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Moving day is here


Yes, he is a big boy! not smart, but damn he can lift heavy things! :roflmao: He's a great guy, I'm only picking on him, it's a bad pic I know.






Did you notice Jen in the truck "supervising" Hands in pockets working hard


Time to get it off


Had to remove all the trim and doors to get the bloody thing through our front door, oh yeah, we had to take that off also!


Now the hard part


Now this don't look pretty, if you have a weak stomach, look away now


Looking mighty pretty now!

Damn he's a big lad




Hmm, what now?


My view from the couch


Almost done lining the cabinet


I wont line the ends of the cabinet just yet


Sump installed


Installing the Skimmers




How big are the skimmers?


This tank had previously been installed with the sump outside. Trying to install it with the sump in the cabinet was always going to be a mission. The only way to get the skimmers in the cabinet was to recess them into the floor of the cabinet. I really hope this works! If not...., I'll get back to you on that. The next job is to get all the plumbing sorted and installed, but that's another post for another day.

I am going to thank the guys who helped us move the tank here. These guys work Monday to Saturday for me, then gave up their Sunday to come from Ballarat to help us. The tank pick up was out in Belgrave, then back to Melton, then back to Ballarat for these guys. So thanks guys! now get back to work! :tongue:

Thanks MickyG from the Boronia Aquarium forums, another great guy.

Thanks to all the members on this site, who have answered alot of questions that helped us decide what where and how to go about different things without even asking the question. We are long time lurkers who done an awful lot of reading. :laugh:

That's about it for now. At least we now have somewhere to look back and recall where it all started.

Take it easy, TTFN,
Ken & Jen
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby rnscross » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 10:56 am

it looks as though you might have removed some wood from inside the stand, are you worried at al about its ability to hold the tank when full?
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby mattgreen » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 11:24 am

looks like it would have been hard to move. makes me wonder how people get 8x3x2 and 8x4x2 tanks into their houses!!
what was the reason for going with the 2 skimmers and not one larger one?
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Thommo01 » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 1:12 pm

That's a big tank.

I would have been fairly worried when you were getting the tank into the house and onto the stand. Looked like a tight squeeze.

I like how you have lined the sump area. Is it plastic or laminated chipboard? You'll need some serious pumps in there to get a decent flow. Cant wait for updates. I like gadgets too. At least on here I can live through others :-D
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Synodontis » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 10:59 pm

Morning all,

Thanks for the comments guys,

rnscross- Yeah your right. I did remove some of the timbers from within the cabinet, but have also reinforced the timbers that run across beneath the tank with steel plate. Also looking at using corner braces to. It should be right from the numbers and timber rating I have played with.

mattgreen- Your right to! it was hard to move but it wasn't rushed. From the cabinet to the truck wasn't to bad as it was just lift and drop in sections until it was on the truck. I couldnt get the truck back far enough to perform the same system back onto the cabinet when we got home. I know it didn't look to good getting the tank back onto the cabinet, but it worked. We had mink blankets under the edge that was still on the concrete out side. The glass suckers we had made all the difference I feel. Actually lifting the tank was quite easy with these. It went alot smoother in life to how it looks in the pic's.
The two skimmers came with the tank so I just figured they would do the job. They are rated to handle 2000Ltr's each according to the Octopus website. If I went with one big skimmer, it would take up the same amount of room and I may not have been able to get it under the cabinet. That's the only reason for two.

Thommo01- Yeah Thommo, it was a tight squeeze, but it worked lol, I'm a bugger for thinking "Umm, yeah that should work" and then just going head long into it until it does work.
The lining for the cabinet is a laminated plywood. Its only 3mm thick. I thought about using plain old laminated melamine sheets, but the extra weight if we ever have to move the setup would have been silly. At only 3mm thick it's very easy to work with. Bunnings has 1200x900 sheets for around $24 each.
The pumps are going to be interesting, I don't want a heap of them around the place. I'd rather try to hide them amongst the rocks somehow. Been looking at mp60's maybe, I dunno. That's further down the track and I only cross one bridge at a time.

Been very busy with work so my plan of one job a night has not worked this week. Lets see how the weekend goes and see what I can get done.

A little pic of our 6ft to finish with............

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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby WOWvillian » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 11:44 pm

Humorous journal so far, and that's a whopper of a tank i look forward to seeing it filled up.
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby rachie85 » Fri 08 Jul, 2011 10:03 am

whoa epic ... i cant wait to see it filled hahaha!
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby endlss » Fri 08 Jul, 2011 11:33 am

your missing the obligatory "person pretending to swim in the tank" photo that large tank journals are famous for!
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Macca_75 » Fri 08 Jul, 2011 1:21 pm

Tunze pumps with a Tunze rock is how you hide pumps in a rock.
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Synodontis » Wed 13 Jul, 2011 9:35 pm

Morning all,

Just a little update after the weekend. Picked up a power box on Sunday and mucked around with that. Getting it into the cabinet and finishing off the side lining. Also put the T5 lights into the cabinet.

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I wanted to install the lights flat side up so they wouldn't hang as low as they do. Drilled a small hole through one end no problems. Went to drill at the other end and straight into the ballast, lol, back to Bunnings and one more light please. The actual light tube will swivel about 45deg to the front and 30 deg to the rear of the sump. Depending on where you want the strongest light. Can't see them from where I sit so all is good in the world for now.

The plumbing from the DT to the sump in the photos has been removed and will be replaced with a larger diameter pipe. I just figured it was a 40mm bulk head fitting installed in the tank so I would continue with that. Had a look at the old plumbing and they had used a 40-50mm adapter. Back to Bunnings for more bits.

The new bits below came from another reefing member closing her tank down. I was always going to make it tidy in and around the sump but this will make the job so much easier. She had done a great job on putting this together. (Thanks Hermione)

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I like buttons, and whats better then buttons that light up!

Well that's about it for now.

Ken & Jen :talker:
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Synodontis » Thu 21 Jul, 2011 11:49 pm

Morning all,

Had a play for the last few days. Finally got my backside into gear and wacked in a few glass panes to make some sort of sump dividers. I had to think about where to place them, I hate thinking. I get a picture in my head and just go from there. Think it turned out OK tho. Had no idea how to make them, this seemed like a good way at the time.

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The Mud a heaters turned up the other day also. Not really sure where to place the heaters. Two 500w titanium heaters should keep everyone cosy in the tank. I hope just under 22Kg of mud will do. Looks like enough in the bottles in the sump, but maybe one more. It doesn't need to be as deep as a DSB but I'd still like 3 or 4 inches.

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Decided to use new pumps also. No idea how old the others are. Will be good to put away for spares if ever needed. Went looking for sch80 pipe as I was told it would suit Octopus skimmers. Found some on this side of town but the wall thickness was huge! Even sch40 which has the same outside dia as the 80 was still to thick. Found a place that has metric pipe so I could hook the skimmers to the pumps with the same grey pipe without using any rubber pipe. Keeps everything looking tidy again.

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Hahaha, just noticed the dates on the photos. The last 5 pics were taken tonight. Bloody silly Kiwi huh. I'll learn how to tell time soon! That's about it for now.

Take it easy,
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Macca_75 » Fri 22 Jul, 2011 9:36 am

Tanks coming together nicely.

You've struck gold finding someone local that can supply Sch80 and Sch 40 piping.
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Synodontis » Sun 31 Jul, 2011 12:59 am

Morning all,

Well its been a steady off an on week. Finally got round to doing a fresh water test with the sump and skimmers. Was all going really well to! the glass dividers I put in where working well, all the compartments are water tight and holding their own. Turned on the pump for the rear skimmer and was nervous as it started to fill but it went well, turned on the front skimmer and it looked good also. After about ten minutes into it, I noticed a wet patch. I knew it wasn't meant to be easy. The ball valves on the skimmers! where the handle comes out of the fitting, not a huge amount, but they where both drip drip. Nothing else was leaking just the bloody ball valves. Shut it all down and jumped online to order a couple of new valves. Ordered Sunday night, got them Thursday.

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OK, finally pulled the skimmers out and fitted the two new ball valves. Figured it was all hunky dory to start again. We put 22Kg of mineral mud into place and topped off with some NSW to sit for a night and day to settle.

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Also took this opportunity to install 20Kg of rubble into its new position in the scheme of things.

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Just add water and hey presto! nothing leaked and all was good in the world again. Put 5Kg of crushed coral over the mud to stop it taking off into the rest of the tank.

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Ive looked at SO many full tank shots and how people have set up their tanks and such, I decided long ago that if we ever attempted anything like this, I would like to incorporate the sump setup into the display. Line the cabinet, hide the bulk of the power cords, put on show what bits cant be hid and generally have some sort of order to it all. Its taking longer but I'm starting to get there. Hopefully we will end up with what I have envisioned in my mind. The cords are still hanging at the moment, but I have made plans to get rid of them. Its about getting things in their place and making sure they work before the tidy up.

So here comes the wank factor :think: You know when you have an idea but just not sure how it will turn out? Well it turned out like this.............

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That's about all she wrote for tonight,

Take it easy,

Ken & Jen
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby rnscross » Sun 31 Jul, 2011 7:03 am

:roflmao: i love the skimmer light, Good Luck with the new ball valves too.
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Thommo01 » Sun 31 Jul, 2011 2:17 pm

:-D very wank and very disco. :roflmao:

All comming along very nicely :thumbsup:

Keep the updates comming.
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Synodontis » Sun 31 Jul, 2011 10:29 pm

Morning all,

T'is been a long day. Got up this morning, sitting on the couch having my coffee, looking at the sump thinking, it's getting untidy down there. That early in the morning and the co-ordination between brain and limbs was just not happening, so decided to sit and think some more. (and finish watching Ben 10) Little women was heading off on a shopping expedition so i grabbed another gear and started a shopping list thinking it wouldn't take her that long. Anyway, that's another story and I'm sure she'll get over the time taken.

So after she de-camped the premises, another coffee and finally getting that co-ordination thing going, this is what I was looking at...........

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The pump leads over the sump heading down to the power box, leads for the skimmer lights curled up, the large hose running from one end to the other is from the return pump to the display inlet, just keeps everything flowing along and I can see what flow is where. Cords hanging out of the power box, it was just messy.

So for the next few hours between watching cartoons, drinking coffee, playing on the PC and thinking "why is she so long?" I finally ended up with this...............

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Yesterday after work I threw 26Kg of live rock into one of the chambers to help things along. Still got more live rock to go in but there is good looking rock sitting on top of it. The first 26Kg was out of a tank we had running on the kitchen bench lol, just to hold rock that didn't fit in the 6Ft tank. I guess once this tank is going and we can transfer that rock in to the display, more will be added to the sump. That was one "brownie point" in my favor tho, Little lady got the full length of her bench top back!

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So that's about it for today. The sump is mostly done me thinks. Its up and running, got the mud-bed in, skimmers are doing their thing, rock and rubble aren't doing anything I can see, all the power cords are put away tidy like and the heater is trying to cook the lot. Guess I'll have to start on he return to the display now. Oh yeah! how good are white board markers for writing down notes and stuff on the tank! I'd be lost with out it now, plus I don't forget as much now lol.
Not much else to add tonight, Might go and push my luck and see what my chances are of a cuddle :-x

Take it easy,

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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby radioman » Sun 31 Jul, 2011 10:53 pm

nice one ken, good luck with the cuddle :konk:

Thats why we keep fish......... :thumbsup: :roflmao:

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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Grug » Mon 01 Aug, 2011 4:25 pm

Epic looking job there Ken,
im glad to see you investing in the same heater controller that i just installed in my 130L. Gives me a lot more confidence in the lil chinese unit.
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Adam howell » Mon 01 Aug, 2011 9:26 pm

Great tank journal so far cant wait to see what a great tank you make out of it :-D
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby radioman » Tue 02 Aug, 2011 6:23 pm

Hey Ken,
Just been looking through your TJ and noticed that you have put sand over the top of the mirical mud, I dont think this is a good idea as it wll restrict the mud from working properly and also not allow the mud to release elements into the water. Just my thoughts, maybe you could check and see what is the recommended way of using MM.

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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Synodontis » Tue 02 Aug, 2011 10:14 pm

Hi Peter,

That's what I thought also. Until I read the side of the package........... A "cap" of approximately 1/2 to 1 inch of live or dry Aragonite sand is suggested".....Also said to let sit for 2/3 days before turning pumps on, im an impatient kinda fellow so after that night and the next day, got all three pumps running lol. Nothing has moved so far.

Take it easy,
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby bigdhsv » Wed 24 Aug, 2011 1:22 am

updates please! and can i get some more info on that power box setup! i would love one of those!
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Synodontis » Wed 24 Aug, 2011 10:00 pm

Morning All,

Sorry Damian, Didn't think anyone was really watching this post lol. I didn't make the power box. We brought it from a member here who brought the parts and put it together. Its great! Will have a look and try to find some info for you.

Well not a great deal has happened I think. Had some really devastating news just over a week ago and no time to prepare so things sorta took a back seat. Just plodded along going through the motions with bits here and there. Finally got the thing filled during this time tho. Took a few pics tonight of where we are with it all. So may as well start the slide show huh.

Made the decision to go with marble sand. Its been a bit of a pain in the ass with blowing round, but we will sort that out later. Used 100Kg of 000 size marble, thanks to the guys at WillieTown. Still got two bags left over in the shed. Reckon by the time this is all done, we could start our own aquarium shop up with what we have "left over" from thinking "Ummm just a bit more to make sure"

PLEASE, take note of the precision leveling tool in use
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Then came time to fill the tank. Never did find someone who delivers to Melton before we filled it. Have done since tho. Had to bring a truck home from work to do two runs into WillieTown again. All we had for water was 4x 120Ltr drums, 4x 25Ltr drums and 13x 20Ltr bright pretty pink drums. It was a 2Hr round trip each time there about.

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This was the second trip........

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Brought some live rock out of the classifieds one night so we could get the mini cycle going. Tried to get all "arty farty" with that but looked like crap :tongue:

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So just started to empty our VERY overloaded 6Ft. The "less is more" really looks good, but to me it don't look natural. I always thought the rock was there to help your tank? It's nearly at the stage of whoever has the least rock in their tank then the next bloke wins some sort of accolade. Again, I like the look, just don't think its feasible for a 10Yr life span without a lot of extra work and toys. So not going for the rock wall, but there will be ALOT of rock in the tank and the sump..........

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I have weighed all the rock that has gone into the system. As it sits now, there is 60Kg's in the sump and 89Kg's in the main tank. 69Kg's came from our 6Ft and that only emptied about a third of that. So there is lots more to play with. Also have some in our 2Ft tank that's ear marked for the 10Ft.

And finally, the first large life form went into the tank last night. The first leather we got. This guy has gone through so much its a joke. Covered in algae and bristle worms from a very neglected tank. Really didn't think he would make it. He has been cramped in the 6Ft just waiting to stretch out in his new home. He is still working things out but his little doodles are out and he starting to work the flow of things out after one night.

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The last week things have been rushed a little, needed to get this set up a running quicker then we would have liked but that's life. I have dropped a 6Ft 3x250W MH with T5's on the end with the rock in it just for now. Still have no idea what to do about final light's but this will keep everyone happy in the mean time, just looks [censored]. Dropped three wave maker's in there also. Two from Mr.Guppies and one from the rudest, most arrogant, self rightest and in-polite man I have ever had the non-pleasure of dealing with. That's why I sent Jen in to pick it up. Never again will I enter that shop without giving him a smack. Walked out of there and spent $600 at one of the dearest shops in Melbourne. They where the cheapest on the piece we needed at the time, only reason Jen went there. Umm, sorry I digress from the subject. One of those days :madface:

So it's up and running kinda at the moment. Will leave it sit till the weekend and put some more rock in. Have a tidy up with the new cords that have gone in and see where we are then.

HooRoo for now.
Ken & Jen
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Thommo01 » Fri 26 Aug, 2011 8:49 pm

I'm along for the ride Ken and I am sure many more are also. Keep the updates comming. I really enjoy your sense of humor in your posts.

Looking foward to more progress.
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Synodontis » Wed 14 Sep, 2011 11:20 pm

Well morning all,

Hasn't it been a month full of stuff. Has been here anyways. Looking up I see last post was 24/09/11, lots happened since then. Lets start the update here...........

27/08/11

Added-

Another 12Kg of live rock to the DT.

RTBA we picked up from Belmont aquarium

Green coral morphs

Leather mushroom

scolly, 2x disc things, a puffy red thing and What we think is a galaxy

2x Black and white clowns

1x Sumatran clown

Let all that stew for the night and thought might add some more tomorrow. Was starting to look like a real honest to god fish tank now.

28/08/11

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Another 84Kg of live rock to the DT

1x Blue tang

3x blue chromis

1x Coral beauty

1x Bi-color angel

1x Fairy wrasse

2x Tomato clowns

2x Pajama cardinals

1x CBS

1x Mandarin

7x Yellow chromis

All the morphs stuck to live rock

As you can see I'm up with all the Latin names for corals! If anyone knows what is in this tank,please leave a comment cause I would only be guessing if I put a name down :)We have named some of the coral's so no lol'ing at us OK, I'm sure all of you do it to.

This is where the latest slide show starts, I will try and put some order into the many pics that are about to assault your eyes.

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Not a lot has changed between the 29th and now. Some bits have been moved around here and there. Still have to tidy up power cords and sort out some permanent lights.The 250W halides look good but just to big and bulky, they are not scared to suck down all our power meter can throw at them either. Spent last weekend doing homework on LED's. So much to take in! but think I have a plan in mind, just have to let it tumble around in my head for a few days. You can see by the last photo why I want to get rid of the Large bulky halides. I'm going to attempt to make my own LED's, the maths of it all is scary! just lucky I've got a smart lady to work that part out. You ever tried to make sense of a Cree data sheet when you have no idea what it all means? That should be an interesting side project huh. Think I will just add it in here as there are enough LED threads around the place already. Cant be that hard can it? Anyone know how to teach a Kiwi how to solder?

So as it sits now there is 173Kg of rock in the DT, 60Kg of live rock and 20Kg of rubble in the sump. With room for plenty more if desired. Not at the moment tho.

Its only taken us three months to get the setup to this stage. To fast some would say? I don't know. All I know is everyone in the tank is happy, growing and keeping us amused. We even have new new morphs, Duncan heads and corals popping up where there was nothing.

So what now? after the LED's are sorted, cords put away and controllers mounted, I don't know! I have picked up a few little toys that are sitting in the garage, will get around to plugging them in soon enough. As I think about it, maybe the journey isn't as close to finishing as I thought.

And I'm not tricking! If you can name some of the stuff in the tank it would be great lol.

OK, that's enough dribble for one night and I'm getting sleepy,

Ta-ta for now, and be nice to your mothers,

Ken & Jen
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby evilr1 » Thu 15 Sep, 2011 6:57 pm

very humourous! keep it up!
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby rnscross » Thu 15 Sep, 2011 11:48 pm

Duncanopsammia axifuga and the tomatoes look to be in a Entacmaea quadricolor (BTA) which looks to be bleached, probably should be feeding once a week.
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Duncanopsammia axifuga, duncan
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Catalaphyllia jardinei
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Corallimorphs and a Lobophyllia
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Blastomussa wellsi, above the morphs, green center brown fringe
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Sarcophyton, leather coral top left, xenia type coral seems to be cover the rocks (although I'm unsure on that)
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Lobophytum sp, Devil's Hand Coral on the left
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Green Challice on the left, favia looking coral encrusting the rock
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Heliofugia, on the sand
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to the right of the elegance on the sand are Fungia corals
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Similar to a Trachyphyllia but it escapes me atm.
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Fungia
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I got most of them :nut:
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Rusty1 » Fri 16 Sep, 2011 8:24 am

Great story, plenty of pics, love the tank!


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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby Thommo01 » Fri 16 Sep, 2011 11:27 pm

Great update.

Hope that you guys are still managing to eat after spending all that cash to get the tank looking so well.

keep it comming.
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Re: Ken & Jen's 10FT adventure into bankruptcy

Postby parrdog » Sun 18 Sep, 2011 3:22 pm

Looks good guys, thanks for the update :).

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