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Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby Dai89 » Sat 27 Aug, 2016 11:15 am

G'day there folks,

Just thought I'd start my tank journal now,

This has been in the works for the past 8 months and at the moment has only recently been tumultuous!!

One tank has been built by Dennison at Mary-anne's aquarium and as always his glass work is FLAWLESS and he is a great bloke to deal with and talk to!! I couldn't recommend him more.

I know it sounds quite fanboy of me but I can't see myself buying display tanks from anyone else despite living in Canberra.(apologies if this skirts on advertising but as said awesome guy to deal with and I take great pride in this tank)

The removalists however, chipped my tank quite severely(the removalists passed bricks when they saw my facial expression :furious: :furious: ) so I'm waiting for another quote from Dennison so the removalist's insurance can fund it's replacement.

Anyhows, here's my goal:

I ultimately want a mature and thriving mixed reef, stocked with small cryptic fish and a several open swimmers. I aim to have the tank inhabitants survive for at least 5 years after introduction before I view this tank a success and I'm working hard to ensure that any losses are minimized.

Stocklist:

Already obtained:

1 orange shoulder tang
1 hippo tang
1 lipstick naso tang
1 powder blue tang

2 occelaris clowns
1 lubbock's fairy wrasse
1 yellow tilefish
1 bicolor angel (don't flame this guy came from an established reef tank where it left all corals untouched)
1 lawnmower blenny

Possible Future inhabitants:
A few zebrasomas or one sailfin
A few assessors (yellow and blue)
1 naoko fairy wrasse
1 Ctenochaetus
7 or 8 anthias


I'll be using this thread as a journal to document the progression of this system.


Oh and here are some photos of my now named chipped dream tank....Image

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This is the beast in my backyard

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These are the chips

Hopefully will have some photos of the replacement the near future I'll also provide information on equipment for this badboy!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Dai89s 7x3x2

Postby angel101 » Sat 27 Aug, 2016 5:27 pm

How the heck did that happen?
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Re: Dai89s 7x3x2

Postby Dai89 » Sat 27 Aug, 2016 6:49 pm

The removalists dropped the tank and also set up the ratchet for the strap so it rub and brock off glass in another section.. safe to say that I wasn't the happiest customer when it happened..
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Re: Dai89s 7x3x2

Postby wayne2.0 » Sun 28 Aug, 2016 4:39 pm

Hmm that's poor. It's not like they dint know it was glass.
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Re: Dai89s 7x3x2

Postby roboreefer » Tue 13 Sep, 2016 5:48 pm

Ouch, hopefully the insurance replacement arrives without hassle.
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Re: Dai89s 7x3x2

Postby Dai89 » Thu 30 Mar, 2017 4:06 pm

quick update; I've had a few tragedies, in which all fish bar the 2 clownfish and lawn mover blenny were lost whilst I was overseas. the up note is that I now have a desjardini sailfin and have revised the future stocking list dramatically :)
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Re: Dai89s 7x3x2

Postby Dai89 » Thu 30 Mar, 2017 4:14 pm

quick update; I've had a few tragedies, in which all fish bar the 2 clownfish and lawn mover blenny were lost whilst I was overseas. the up note is that I now have a desjardini sailfin and have revised the future stocking list dramatically :)

tank has also been downsized to 7 x 2.5w x 2h :cheers: (many thanks to Roboreefer for picking up the 7 x 3w x 2h)
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby fairymary58 » Fri 14 Apr, 2017 11:10 pm

why did you down size to 7x2.5x2 from the 7x3x2??
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby Dai89 » Sat 15 Apr, 2017 12:54 pm

Had to keep the boss happy hehe..
The 7x3 takes up too much real estate :)
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby roboreefer » Tue 18 Apr, 2017 3:15 pm

Always gotta keep the boss happy. :)

My pleasure by the way, I'm waiting for a new piece of glass so I can get started on the repair.
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby Dai89 » Wed 25 Oct, 2017 10:51 am

UPDATE TIME:

I've had a few changes throughout the months on what fish I want in the tank, what I want lighting the tank and what corals and inverts I want to keep.

I've managed to organised a Skimz SM302 for the skimmer.

I've also ordered a pair of Jebao RW20s, and I may add 2 tunze stream 3s next year.

For lighting I've going to trial both LED and T5 ( it sounds horrible I know), I've got a 6 x 54w ati powermodule for the middle of the tank, and then 2 kessil A 360wes to cover the sides. I will most likely purchase a 10x80 watt or 8 x 80 watt Pacific Sun diuna next year as well.

For Livestock, I'll still have LPS but the tank will be predominantly Acropora/montipora.

I love the idea of Russian roulette and recently wacthed Austin Lefevre's presentation at MACNA on the BRS website, so I'll be getting a few pairs of angelfish for this tank. At this moment I'm looking at Chaetodontoplus Meredithi (false personifer) or Doublayi (scribbled). So I'll be getting a pair when I return from the US in January.

the final stocking list is now looking like;
pair of Chaetodontoplus sp
pair of geniacanthus sp
zebrasoma desjardinii
1 salarias fasciatus
pair of amphipirion occelaris
2 cirrhilabrus (naokoae in particular)?
7 to 8 dispar anthias (probably in 2019)?

I'll think about whether it's worth my while adding the fairy wrasse and anthias, as I would rather have a lower number of livestock that is well fed than a huge number of fish fighting to feed. I will be feeding 8 times a day.

I've moved away form Cryptic fish as they seem likely to perish and whilst they look cool, I'd rather not lose fish.

Either way I aim to put a few pics up by mid-November of the tank once it is built.
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby Dai89 » Wed 25 Oct, 2017 10:51 am

UPDATE TIME:

I've had a few changes throughout the months on what fish I want in the tank, what I want lighting the tank and what corals and inverts I want to keep.

I've managed to organised a Skimz SM302 for the skimmer.

I've also ordered a pair of Jebao RW20s, and I may add 2 tunze stream 3s next year.

For lighting I've going to trial both LED and T5 ( it sounds horrible I know), I've got a 6 x 54w ati powermodule for the middle of the tank, and then 2 kessil A 360wes to cover the sides. I will most likely purchase a 10x80 watt or 8 x 80 watt Pacific Sun diuna next year as well.

For Livestock, I'll still have LPS but the tank will be predominantly Acropora/montipora.

I love the idea of Russian roulette and recently wacthed Austin Lefevre's presentation at MACNA on the BRS website, so I'll be getting a few pairs of angelfish for this tank. At this moment I'm looking at Chaetodontoplus Meredithi (false personifer) or Doublayi (scribbled). So I'll be getting a pair when I return from the US in January.

the final stocking list is now looking like;
pair of Chaetodontoplus sp
pair of geniacanthus sp
zebrasoma desjardinii
1 salarias fasciatus
pair of amphipirion occelaris
2 cirrhilabrus (naokoae in particular)?
7 to 8 dispar anthias (probably in 2019)?

I'll think about whether it's worth my while adding the fairy wrasse and anthias, as I would rather have a lower number of livestock that is well fed than a huge number of fish fighting to feed. I will be feeding 8 times a day.

I've moved away form Cryptic fish as they seem likely to perish and whilst they look cool, I'd rather not lose fish.

Either way I aim to put a few pics up by mid-November of the tank once it is built.
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby Bangalang » Thu 26 Oct, 2017 10:02 pm

Getting close now mate, sounds like quite a journey!
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby saltymike » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:00 pm

Update, did you set it up?
Mike and Tina's AR400 Tank Journal link below

http://masa.asn.au/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=148&t=243993
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby Dai89 » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 7:11 pm

Not yet just organizing freight from qld, I've stockpiled s9me stock but I thought I'd add an update once i had the beast set up and running
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby Dai89 » Mon 21 May, 2018 7:43 pm

Update: tank is here in one piece will post pics tomorrow
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby Amphibian » Tue 22 May, 2018 9:47 pm

Look forward to this one
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby Dai89 » Tue 31 Jul, 2018 9:11 pm

UPDATE: tank is in.. long story short. Was. heavy..

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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby Dai89 » Fri 10 Aug, 2018 8:34 am

Tank is wet and heating up Will post pics later today
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby nada » Fri 10 Aug, 2018 7:11 pm

Wow talk about long awaited post! Started thread two years ago and only finally just got wet! :)

Excited to see how this turns out mate, waiting patiently for the post pics! Not enough people are posting these days!
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby Dai89 » Wed 03 Oct, 2018 11:25 am

Tank has been running for around 6 weeks now.

Have been battling an algae bloom which I'm currently beating. Here are a few pics

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More to come when I find the time..
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Re: Dai89's 7x2.5x2

Postby uglyman » Thu 04 Oct, 2018 11:47 pm

Shame about the damage the movers did but good to see you have the tenacity and patience to keep going till you get your tank up and running :thumbsup:

Tank is beautiful and your right the workmanship on that glass is top notch, can't wait to see it progress. :-D
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