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Dunny's 5x2x2 shut down :(

Postby Dunny » Thu 02 Aug, 2007 10:24 pm

Thought I'd start a Journal here in the hope that it will motivate me to keep on top of things with my new tank.

Tank
5x2x2 10ml glass from Ernie at Reeflections

Cabinet
Pine cabinet with hood (doors all around as it will be viewed from both sides) and a side door in the stand ( shhh this is a secret shared only by my son and myself :roflmao: ) Also from Reeflections

Sump
4x18x18 from Reeflections

Equipment
Skimmer- Reef Octopus DNW-200 currently running in sump ( and might just stay there) fed by an OceanRunner 2500.

Return Pump- Laguna 4

Lighting
2 x 250 watt MH from Itzmatty ( ballasts and globes)
Cheapo reflectors from Hydro shop who refused to believe they were for a fish tank

Flow
2 x Tunze 6100 with 7095 multicontoller

All this will eventually replace this :

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My standard 3ft tank.

And yes...the sailfin is getting his xmas present early this year
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Postby Dunny » Thu 02 Aug, 2007 10:43 pm

Here's a couple of pics of how things are going so far. Its early days but I'm having fun. This is a huge tank...for me, still getting used to the size. Hopefully it will turn out to be a nice mixed reef with plenty of colour and mediumish bioload.
The tank is behind an island bench that separates the kitchen and living room and although it wasnt originally planned that way...it looks like it will be viewable from both sides.

Anyway... pics:

BIG skimmer
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Tank and cabinet:
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Postby minefield » Thu 02 Aug, 2007 10:52 pm

Thats a good sized DSB.

I have my stand inset a little to hide the thickness of it. You can only see about an inch of the sides of the sand, but the DSB is nearly 20cm

Should be a good one.
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Postby Dunny » Thu 02 Aug, 2007 10:53 pm

Added 35ish kgs of rock a couple of weeks ago and let it sit for a while. Looked ok :thumbsup:

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From behind...looking over the kitchen island bench
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Postby Dunny » Thu 02 Aug, 2007 10:58 pm

minefield wrote:Thats a good sized DSB.

I have my stand inset a little to hide the thickness of it. You can only see about an inch of the sides of the sand, but the DSB is nearly 20cm

Should be a good one.


Thanks Drew, have been watching your tank thread...very classy looking.
I like that idea of hiding the DSB like you did. Mine looks nice for now...but I know it's gonna get ugly

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Postby cammo » Thu 02 Aug, 2007 11:14 pm

WOW GREAT TANK!!! :)
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Postby Dunny » Thu 02 Aug, 2007 11:17 pm

Some more pics to bring us up to now. Added 40 kgs of live rock the other day. Just chucked it in and came up with a very basic structure. I still have to fine tune the aquascape but for now it'll do. I have maybe 25 or so? kgs of rock in the old tank that will go in later when i'm ready to transfer, for a total of 100kgs or thereabouts of rock. The idea is for a two bommie/ valley type sitcho with lots of swimming room.

Pics as of now:
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Hope everyone is a pic freak like I am...there'll be more to come.

Tank params as of now = Can smell from front door
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Postby Dunny » Thu 02 Aug, 2007 11:19 pm

cammo wrote:WOW GREAT TANK!!! :)


Thanks Cammo

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Postby cammo » Thu 02 Aug, 2007 11:25 pm

your water looks so dan crystal clear!!! this is such a awesome tank!!!!!
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Postby Dunny » Thu 02 Aug, 2007 11:38 pm

Yeah new tanks are nice and clean...we'll see how I go keeping it this way.
I think the skimmer is doing most of the work. After putting the new rock in the tank was very cloudy...the next night it was clear :) The skimmer went beserka 20 mins after I added the new rock and filled a bucket. It then settled down and is earning its keep.
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Postby TD » Fri 03 Aug, 2007 3:01 pm

Looking really good Dunny. Ernie does make some nice tanks. Keep those photo's rolling :)
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Postby Tui » Fri 03 Aug, 2007 3:31 pm

Awesome tank & setup, well done :clap:
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Postby Dunny » Fri 03 Aug, 2007 9:15 pm

Thanks TD And Tui :)
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Postby cammo » Fri 03 Aug, 2007 9:24 pm

i see you already have some morph's in there.......... what are your stocking plans? sps? i sure well hope so!! :devil:
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Postby Dunny » Fri 03 Aug, 2007 10:14 pm

Yeah thought I would see what the cycle would do to the morphs :devil:

I plan on having a mixed reef, with some softies and LPS and trying some SPS when the tank stabilizes. Never had SPS before...really looking forward to trying some.
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Postby AuS MaDDoG » Fri 03 Aug, 2007 10:35 pm

:clap: :clap: Nice lookin setup dunny, Well done!!

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Postby Dunny » Sat 04 Aug, 2007 11:47 am

Thanks Tony

A couple of skimmer pics. Seems to be doing the job, of course the only thing I have got to compare it to is a Red Sea Prizm on my 3ft :furious:

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Postby cammo » Sat 04 Aug, 2007 9:56 pm

looking good already mate!! but believe me it only gets better! they can take a couple of weeks to really get dialed in, but once they do they work really well , hope all goes well mate!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby Dunny » Thu 09 Aug, 2007 8:57 pm

Spent some time on the aquascape today. Added a few pieces from the old tank and came up with this. Should hopefully give some nice choices for coral placement.
There's still a lot more rock in the other tank to come across...so this will more than likely change a bit in the next week or two...but for now this is how it looks :

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Postby bluediscus84 » Thu 09 Aug, 2007 11:26 pm

Hi there mate
i really love the look of the rock work...i think its awesome.
You have done a wonderful job there!!!
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Postby Dunny » Fri 10 Aug, 2007 1:10 pm

Thanks mate,
There's 80 odd kgs in there so far. It looks pretty full to my eyes but I have still have 20ish kgs waiting to go in the other tank.
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Postby Stifler's Mom » Fri 10 Aug, 2007 2:04 pm

looking good there!
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Postby Dunny » Fri 10 Aug, 2007 2:29 pm

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Postby LO_LUX_666 » Fri 10 Aug, 2007 4:02 pm

:clap: :clap: great job mate looks awsome keep the piccys rolling we all love to see how every one eleses setups are going :thumbsup:

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Postby Dunny » Sat 11 Aug, 2007 2:51 pm

Thanks Garon,
Ok, Last pic of the tank until I get some stock in there. If all goes well I'll start transfering some corals from the old tank in the next week. Actually, probably wouldn't hurt now considering the state of the old tank :roll:

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Postby Dunny » Sun 26 Aug, 2007 8:58 pm

All seems to be going well. The cycle completed and then I let things sit for a week or two just in case. Transferred some corals from the old tank and they are very happy.
Put the first fish in there the other day...3 x Chromis. They are all doing well and ate like pigs straight away. Now visitors should stop madly looking for fish when they see the tank :nut:

Here's a few pics...
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The bigger Chromis
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And full tank shot
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Postby Tui » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 6:13 am

Looks great, well done :clap:
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Postby daveh » Tue 28 Aug, 2007 12:26 am

can i ask you some questions about your sump?
i have one with std bi balls and im in process of working out how to do with with a fuge...your one looks quite good could u explain how your works or have a pic just of the sump?? thank you!
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Postby Dunny » Tue 28 Aug, 2007 7:10 pm

It's a pretty simple set up mate. There's 3 compartments...the first is where the tank weir overflows, the next is the widest section. I was originally going to set up a dsb or grow some macro in this middle section and still might, but I ended up putting my skimmer in there ( was going to be temporary but it's looking more permanent every day :roll: ) then the end section has my return pump and the skimmer feed pump.
There's very few baffles compared to other peoples sumps but I have no problems with bubbles etc...probably due to the sheer size of the sump, it's a 4x18x18.

I dont have any pics of the sump by itself sorry...didnt take pics til it was set up.

Probably hasnt helped you much
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Postby Dunny » Mon 03 Sep, 2007 9:54 pm

Just a small update and a couple of pics.
Over the weekend I brought over the fish from the old tank and put them in the 5x2x2. They adjusted really well and were eating like normal that night. The sailfin in particular seems very happy ;)
Also added a few corals. I'm loving the colour in the tank...going to try to be patient and let things settle for a while now.

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