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Spiders 6x2x2 inwall [Winner TOTM March 09]

Postby Spides » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 9:19 pm

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System Type: Mixed Reef

Display System:

Strike up Date: Started 17th May 07

Display Tank: 6 x 2 x 2 Inwall

Display Lighting: Guppies 6' 3x250w, Actinics and Moonlights

Sump: 3' with fuge

Refugium Lighting: Some low power spotlight. Macro has never really taken off, tried a different globe and had a cyno breakout, so back to the original


Support systems:

System Water: Natural salt water and artificial salt water. (I swap it around a bit)

Display Water circulation: 4 Koralia Copys

Return Pump:Let you know when I take it out again

Skimmer: Reef Octopus DNW-200

Evaporation Top Up: Stefani valve


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Reef Octopus Calfusion 1300 2R

Current Water Chemistry:
Nitrates: 2
Phosphates: .3
Alkalinity: 11
Calcium: 420
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim: 1350

Livestock

2 Tomato Clowns
1 Singapore Angel
1 Fiji Damsel
1 Yellow Tang
1 Mandarin
3 Chromis
1 Bannerfish
1 Black Cucumber
1 Blue Starfish
1 Clam

Corals
Cataphyllia
Acan's
Isophyllia
Lobophyllia's
Stylopora's
Heliofungia
Fungia's
Sarcophyton
Lobophytum
Euphyllia Paranchora
Anthelia
Pulsing Xenia
Pink Pocilopora
Acropora ( Dont know all their names)
Simphyllia
Green Divisia
Green Anchora


But from the beginning.

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Postby Spides » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 9:27 pm

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Keep forgetting to ask the LFS just what the name of the corals is that I'm buying, but I think I know most of them.
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Postby AuS MaDDoG » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 9:34 pm

:clap: :clap: Very Very nice !! Good work, do you have any pics of the engine room. Going to be doing exactly the same with a new 7'x3'x2.5' high in wall tank soon, so I enjoyed viewing your pics. :devil:

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Postby majesticangelfish » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 9:48 pm

Beautiful work. Love the metal frame :thumbsup:
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Postby inferno6688 » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 9:54 pm

looks awesome mate. I love the acan with the green centres.
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Postby Spides » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 9:55 pm

Yeah thanks. Got a few shots inside the room, bit cramped. Should have made the 3rd bedroom smaller.

Blue container at the end is the RO reservoir
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Using one of the DIY float valves
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Sump is 750 x 400 x 500, with a ViaAqua SK-388, which I know will need upgrading oneday, but it will have to do for now. And a Weipro WH-6000 return pump.
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Postby Mr Miagi » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 10:06 pm

Sweet tank mate! Love the Clowns! :thumbsup:
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Postby Rod the Reefer » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 11:03 pm

Hey Spides,

Looking good mate. That aquascape is noice!

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Postby cammo » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 11:23 pm

great tank!! love the metal frame!!
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Postby Spides » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 11:40 pm

About 3 weeks of polishing, but the aluminium came up great
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Postby Scooby » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 11:54 pm

Looks great Chris, love the aluminium frame. Very well organised.

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Great tank

Postby gavogr » Tue 28 Aug, 2007 1:17 am

The tank looks great, it will look even better in person when the next tank crawl is on LOL :poke:
Keep up the great work
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Postby Tuskfish » Tue 28 Aug, 2007 7:44 am

Looking good spides. Love those wall tanks.
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Postby RyanWA » Tue 28 Aug, 2007 5:25 pm

Looks a million bucks, Top Job :thumbsup:
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Postby Tui » Tue 28 Aug, 2007 5:29 pm

Superb tank, well done :clap:
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Postby dougie » Thu 13 Sep, 2007 10:11 pm

looks tops mate! what brand is that halide setup?,looks very nice.
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Postby Spides » Thu 13 Sep, 2007 10:39 pm

Thanx Dougie. Its a Jebo 150w MH. I was reluctant at first, I was holding out for some 250's. But they seem to be doing the job and only 600 bucks.
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Postby AuS MaDDoG » Fri 14 Sep, 2007 7:44 pm

:clap: Looks great spides.
I am also putting an aluminium surround around my in-wall when it's finished. I first saw this done on salads tank where he done the exact same, but he sanded the aluminium to put a grain effect into it and then he sealed it all, looked absolutely magic.

Well done with the set-up and good luck for the future.
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Postby Spides » Fri 14 Sep, 2007 7:54 pm

Yeah thanx Ausy. I hadnt seen anyone elses with aluminium, just knew I didnt want an architrave sticking out too far and detracting from the tank.
Bit like you getting rid of those pink tiles so they didnt detract from your tank :roflmao:
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Postby atty » Fri 14 Sep, 2007 8:05 pm

Looking great mate. Just to let you know the Weipro WH-6000 only does 2900l/h or 3500l/h with 1 inch outlet on the pump.
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Postby Spides » Fri 14 Sep, 2007 8:13 pm

Yeah its pretty piss poor. Wasnt happy, but with everything, once you've forgotten just how much you've spent on it, replacing it doesnt seem quite as bad. So down the track a bit I'll upgrade.
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Postby Spides » Mon 12 Nov, 2007 8:27 pm

About time for another little update. Few more corals, few more fish, few less fish

Definately our favourite, what a personality
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The Cat's grown heaps
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That'll do for now. Hope to start getting into some Acro's soon
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Postby blacjack » Mon 12 Nov, 2007 9:24 pm

Wow, looking great mate.

Love the goni and cati. Do you target feed these corals, or are they just doing well on there own?

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Postby Spides » Mon 12 Nov, 2007 9:29 pm

The Cat and Sunflower I do, but even after 6 weeks, the Sunflower never stays out. The rest just help themselves.
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Postby Spides » Wed 14 Nov, 2007 6:07 pm

Added 2/K4s today. Thats better. Wanted to hang out for Tunze's but I can get em through work, so they were alot cheaper. See if the corals like that better than the 2 that were in there, total output, about 1000lph.
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Postby allan1000 » Thu 15 Nov, 2007 2:00 pm

What a fantastic aquarium
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Postby Spides » Thu 15 Nov, 2007 6:37 pm

Thanks Allan, welcome to the forum
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Postby Rod the Reefer » Thu 15 Nov, 2007 6:45 pm

Mate, why aren't we looking at your tank on the crawl??? :poke:

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Postby Spides » Thu 15 Nov, 2007 6:51 pm

Wrong side of town. I thought it might be a bit far for everyone to come up to Gods country :roflmao:
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Postby Spides » Thu 29 Nov, 2007 7:59 pm

Small update. Bought a few new things recently.

The old Anemone was a goner.
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Hopefully I can get this one eating properly. But where its settled is going
to be hard keeping the female Clown from stealing its food.
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Fluffy morph
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Heliofungia
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Foxface
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And a full frontal
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