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Snaza`s First 4x2x2 T5 Mixed Reef [Winner TOTM May 2009]

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Snaza`s First 4x2x2 T5 Mixed Reef [Winner TOTM May 2009]

Postby snaza » Sat 10 May, 2008 9:56 pm

Hi Guys,

Been floating around here for a while now and love checking out everyones journals. Anyway i decided to take some photos so here we go. This is my first tank and by no means can compare to many others on here but its mine and i still love it. :thumbsup:

Tank: 4x2x2
Sump 3x1.5x1.5 (with fuge and macro)
Flow = 70x approx (1 x resun wave maker, 2 x seio M1100, 1 x K3)
Return pump: 3000L
Skimmer: Octopus DNW 150
Fluid bed filter: Running Rowaphos and Rowacarbon 24/7
Lighting: 7 x 54W T5 ( with 4 x 15cm fans )

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ATI -Blue plus
ATI -Blue plus
ATI -Aqua blue special
KZ - Fiji purple
ATI - Blue plus
ATI -Aqua blue special
ATI - Blue plus

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My tank has been up and running about 18 months now but since ive been moving around have only really spent the last 6 months looking after it properly.

Thanks to Pete @ 100% reef safe for 99% of my fish, inverts and corals

Hope you enjoy the pics :cheers:

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Postby spanishmack » Sat 10 May, 2008 10:21 pm

looks really good snaza :thumbsup:

i like the rock layout and the caves :cheers:

the purple Poci looks good

if it were me i would put all the zoas in one spot away from your sps. they can tend to grow over them in time and are hard to get off.
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Postby snaza » Sat 10 May, 2008 10:24 pm

spanishmack wrote:looks really good snaza :thumbsup:

i like the rock layout and the caves :cheers:

the purple Poci looks good

if it were me i would put all the zoas in one spot away from your sps. they can tend to grow over them in time and are hard to get off.


Cheers mate, yours is one of the tanks that inspired me to get into the hobby. yeah i have moved all my zoas away from the SPS now (old photo) :thumbsup:
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Postby dejavu » Sun 11 May, 2008 12:16 am

Zoanthids on the rock work, together with Acroporas? :o I think you will have some issues with them later on! Mine encrust over the substrate to invade anything within its "blast radius".

Other than that, your tank is looking good. I like the aquascaping, but I wouldn't place my Acropora frags that close to each other.
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Postby snaza » Sun 11 May, 2008 8:08 am

dejavu wrote:Zoanthids on the rock work, together with Acroporas? :o I think you will have some issues with them later on! Mine encrust over the substrate to invade anything within its "blast radius".

Other than that, your tank is looking good. I like the aquascaping, but I wouldn't place my Acropora frags that close to each other.


thanks for he advice. once i get some more putty ill move some. do you guys use aqua needit or is there some gel glue whihc is better?
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Re: Snaza`s 4x2x2 T5 Mixed Reef

Postby Spides » Sun 11 May, 2008 9:50 am

snaza wrote:Hi Guys,

Been floating around here for a while now and love checking out everyones journals. Anyway i decided to take some photos so here we go. This is my first tank and by no means can compare to many others on here but its mine and i still love it. :thumbsup:


I dont think you're giving yourself enough credit. Looks fantastic :clap:
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Postby Siiri » Sun 11 May, 2008 1:11 pm

:-x the aquascaping !!! Beaut tank !!!
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Postby snaza » Sun 11 May, 2008 8:06 pm

dejavu wrote:Zoanthids on the rock work, together with Acroporas? :o I think you will have some issues with them later on! Mine encrust over the substrate to invade anything within its "blast radius".

Other than that, your tank is looking good. I like the aquascaping, but I wouldn't place my Acropora frags that close to each other.


Zoos and Acro frags have all been moved. separated and now have more breathing room :thumbsup:
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Postby spanishmack » Sun 11 May, 2008 10:34 pm

snaza wrote:Cheers mate, yours is one of the tanks that inspired me to get into the hobby. yeah i have moved all my zoas away from the SPS now (old photo) :thumbsup:


awesome.

looks like you have been picking up my bad habits on frag distances tho, all of mine are way too close to each other :konk:
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and i have zoas growing around acros, but its not a nasty variety and seems to leave them alone. :thumbsup:
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Postby snaza » Sun 11 May, 2008 10:52 pm

spanishmack wrote:
snaza wrote:Cheers mate, yours is one of the tanks that inspired me to get into the hobby. yeah i have moved all my zoas away from the SPS now (old photo) :thumbsup:


awesome.

looks like you have been picking up my bad habits on frag distances tho, all of mine are way too close to each other :konk:
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and i have zoas growing around acros, but its not a nasty variety and seems to leave them alone. :thumbsup:


Those frags have been moved now :clap:
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Postby snaza » Sat 17 May, 2008 1:03 pm

Some new additions. thanks to pete @ 100% reef safe




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Postby |Tom| » Sat 17 May, 2008 1:57 pm

I love this tank :-x
Everything looks so healthy!!
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Postby snaza » Sat 17 May, 2008 2:06 pm

fish_freak wrote:I love this tank :-x
Everything looks so healthy!!


Thanks heaps. :thumbsup: Yeah the tank seems to have settled down pretty good now. P04 and N03 levels are 0 and have been for a while now. i feed pretty heavy the water just stays good? just took lots of patience
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Postby bradw6860 » Sat 17 May, 2008 2:21 pm

Love the tank your zoas and SPS look damn fine!!!!
Could you take some shots of the sump set up etc.
cheers :cheers:
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Postby snaza » Sat 17 May, 2008 6:11 pm

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Postby snaza » Sat 17 May, 2008 6:17 pm

bradw6860 wrote:Love the tank your zoas and SPS look damn fine!!!!
Could you take some shots of the sump set up etc.
cheers :cheers:
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Thanks brad.

Sump setup is very basic (and messy) ;) .
skimmer area -> fuge/DSB/macro -> return

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Postby Steve Campbell » Sat 31 May, 2008 11:17 am

Your tank is looking fantastic.
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Postby snaza » Sat 31 May, 2008 2:17 pm

Steve Campbell wrote:Your tank is looking fantastic.


Cheers steve,

Thanks to you for all your help with my cyano issues a while back. Hope you like the fiji purple. i reckon 4 blue and 2 fijis would be an awesome look but i guess i need some white light in there thus the 2 ocean pros
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Postby snaza » Sun 15 Jun, 2008 8:26 pm

Few new additions and a growth pic. thanks Pete. (-:

1 Month Ago (its not that brown in real life, and has Blue tips)

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Postby blags » Mon 16 Jun, 2008 7:34 am

Those lips were made for kissing Aaron :roflmao:
Tank is looking great mate keep it up :thumbsup:

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Postby snaza » Sun 06 Jul, 2008 4:05 pm

UPDATED FTS


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My Little Frag Area (:

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A couple of new STICKS (thanks pete)


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Postby snaza » Sun 06 Jul, 2008 4:11 pm

Just started trialing some Zeo products

dosing 4 drops of each at night

Amino acids
Coral Vitalizer
Sponge power

Not sure if im imagining it but i swear after 3 days of dosing Polyp extension has improved

Ill keep you all updated

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Postby Tunbo » Sun 06 Jul, 2008 11:56 pm

Hey all,

Just wondering if anyone can tell me who stocks ATI tubes? Thanks.
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Postby snaza » Mon 07 Jul, 2008 8:16 am

Tunbo wrote:Hey all,

Just wondering if anyone can tell me who stocks ATI tubes? Thanks.


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guppys is getting Geismann tubes soon
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Postby cuthbert80 » Mon 07 Jul, 2008 10:49 am

tank is looking awesome mate, I luv the sps! :)
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Postby snaza » Mon 07 Jul, 2008 10:58 am

cuthbert80 wrote:tank is looking awesome mate, I luv the sps! :)


:cheers:

just looked at your TJ, its amazing. i'd love a dedicated room for my tank.
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Postby cuthbert80 » Mon 07 Jul, 2008 11:16 am

:) thanx mate

what are u're alk and calc levels at? and how are u maintaining them?

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Postby snaza » Mon 07 Jul, 2008 11:29 am

Alk - 8Dkh
Calc -420

dosing damprid and dicarb soda daily. just built a doser that doses alk 3 x per day. i find alk stability is VERY important for SPS.

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