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Luka13 new build

Postby Luka13 » Wed 15 Jun, 2011 5:29 pm

Introduction:
the nano just didn't give me enough stoke so ive embarked on a new project :pirate:
System Objectives: Simple high flow reef with a room for the fishes and rampant coral growth!! Thinking 2 x large softies and a couple of nice gorgonians.

System Type: MIXED REEF
Display System:

Strike up Date: June 1st 2011
Display Tank: 4x2x1.5 high bought from a fellow reefer. It was a work in progress -needed to be drilled and Plumbed.
Display Lighting: 2x 24w actinic , 1 x 150MH - light duty - gonna keep less demanding corals this time round ;)
Stand: stand painted white

Hood: cut down hood - painted white

Sump: 3 chamber sump - 1 for macro/1 for skimmer/ 1 for return
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Refugium: macro in sump
Refugium Lighting: single 24w T5 setup

Support systems:

System Water: artificial salt water

Display Water circulation: 1 x mp40 / 2500L return pump
Return Pump: 2000L return pump


Skimmer: marine sources rdc 850 internal
Evaporation Top Up:Auto topup via tunze


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: damp rid

Alkilinity Addition: baking soda

Other Chemical Maintenance: Water changes using dd -h20
Current Water Chemistry: not yet tested
Nitrates:
Phosphates:
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim:


Images:
Drilled and plumbed a bean animal into the existing calfo weir
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:banana: The finished Goods - Painted white and cut down the top heavy looking Hood

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Water test - successful :clap: :clap:
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Re: Luka13 new build

Postby spwa » Wed 15 Jun, 2011 5:57 pm

Great Job... Looks nice Whats next..
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Re: Luka13 new build

Postby pebbles » Wed 15 Jun, 2011 7:08 pm

Welcome back Luka! :pirate:

So aside from the gorgonians, what sort of softies did you have in mind? And what type of fish? :devil:




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Re: Luka13 new build

Postby bradw6860 » Wed 15 Jun, 2011 9:01 pm

very nice start Luka look forward to the progress!
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Re: Luka13 new build

Postby Deester » Thu 16 Jun, 2011 2:50 pm

G'day Luke :thumbsup:

Good to see you back in the reefing saddle mate :thumbsup: New tank looks like it will be a killer mate :nod: looking forward to future updates :pirate:
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Re: Luka13 new build

Postby Luka13 » Mon 20 Jun, 2011 9:28 pm

spwa wrote:Great Job... Looks nice Whats next..

I'm just letting it settle in at the moment. Ive got a few bits of LR in now to seed the tank. Brown diatoms growing like wild.

bradw6860 wrote:very nice start Luka look forward to the progress!
Thanks Brad....your new set-up looks great. Ive been following it ;)

pebbles wrote:Welcome back Luka! :pirate: So aside from the gorgonians, what sort of softies did you have in mind? And what type of fish? :devil: cheers,
angie
Heya Pebbles - I think i'm going with a large sinularia and probably a couple of lobophytum. A couple of common phosynthetic gorgonians. Fish are a Lawnmower blenny , a small scopas tang, couple of black/white clowns, and a coral beauty. I want to focus on having good aquascape to give it a realistic looking setting
I really just want a fairly natural looking tank and it's not going to be a real long term project so i want to keep it simple (renting this place at the moment).

Deester wrote:G'day Luke :thumbsup: Good to see you back in the reefing saddle mate :thumbsup: New tank looks like it will be a killer mate :nod: looking forward to future updates :pirate:

Mate definately back in the saddle...after seeing your new tank :nut: I had to jump in.
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