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Tom's 1000ltr Mixed LED Reef new Video and Pics

Postby Tom the Reefer » Wed 11 Nov, 2009 12:08 pm

Introduction:

Hi all, this is my second marine set up. The first was in Germany with a 450 ltr. This here is my second attempt and first here in Australia with around 1000ltr. after a 4 Year break, and I still love this hobby.
Here is a bit of my set up to read.

Lots of corals as
Lobophyllia (Meat Corals)
Fungia (disc / plate coral),
Acanthastrea (fleshy brain)
Acroprora (staghorn),
Anthelia (waving hand),
blastomussa_merliti (posie coral),
capnella cladiella (colt coral),
Catalaphyllia jardinei (elegance coral),
caulastrea (candycane),
favities (closed brain),
Goniopora (Coral) and lots of live rock in the Tank

2 Clams,
1 Dsummeni Tang,
2 Blue Tang,
2 Yellow Tang,
1 purple Tang,
1 Melanurus Wrasse
2 occelaris Clowns
8 green chromis,
1 Foxface
1 Hawkfish
1 Aussie chromis
1 banana wrasse,
2 coral banded Shrimps
1 Cleaner wrasse

and approx 10-15 other slugs and crabs or something like it.

Hope you all have fun reading and seeing it.

System Objectives: Nice looking good growing Show Tank

System Type: Mixed Reef

Display System:

Strike up Date: April 2009

Display Tank: 2200cm x 65cm x65cm.

Display Lighting: 2 LED Lights from Reefsecretsaquarium

Stand: Steel covered with wood.

Hood: open

Sump: 1500cm x 50cm x50cm

Refugium: 37.5cm x 50cm x 50cm

Refugium Lighting: LED

Support systems:

System Water: Natural salt water

Display Water circulation: 2x Tunze Turbelle electronic

Return Pump:Powerhead 5000

Skimmer: Tunze Classic DOC Skimmer 9210

Evaporation Top Up: manual at this stage

Other Equipment : Teco TC20 Chiller incl UV light and Heater. bio pellet Reactor


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: calcium reactor Schuran jet

Alkilinity Addition: calcium reactor Schuran jet

Other Chemical Maintenance: Growtech Tec III NG pumps to dose the rest which is need as 3ml per day

Current Water Chemistry:
Nitrates: 15
Phosphates: 0
Alkalinity: 0
Calcium: 430
Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.026

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Postby xcracer » Wed 11 Nov, 2009 12:39 pm

Sweeeeeet, thats a huge tank.. wiill need some bigger pics though :P... looks great otherwise..

I LOVE YOUR HUGE ANEMONE!!!
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Postby mrbikkies » Wed 11 Nov, 2009 7:54 pm

very nice indeed, all that in 6 months............. :clap:

got pics of the hardware and under tank?

do you collect anything yourself up there?

well done :cheers:
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Postby Tom the Reefer » Thu 12 Nov, 2009 9:07 am

mrbikkies wrote:very nice indeed, all that in 6 months............. :clap:

got pics of the hardware and under tank?

do you collect anything yourself up there?

well done :cheers:


Thanks mate, we have a commercial wholesale collector here in town therefore it is very cheap for me to buy things. I also help them from time to time, which gives me some credit ;)
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Postby xcracer » Thu 12 Nov, 2009 1:09 pm

i think i might have to come check out your tank one day, and steal your anemone.. and maybe a few other things..

cant wait for bigger pics :D
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Postby Tom the Reefer » Mon 16 Nov, 2009 10:49 am

her are the closer ones
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Postby xcracer » Mon 16 Nov, 2009 12:39 pm

awesome pics.. love the finger leather and the GIANT nem'.
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Postby ReefPix » Mon 16 Nov, 2009 6:49 pm

Nice tank Tom.
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Has the purple acro change colour much since you have had it?
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Postby coral1 » Mon 16 Nov, 2009 6:58 pm

very nice!!!
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Postby Tom the Reefer » Tue 17 Nov, 2009 8:39 am

Here is a full Tank pic which I just did, but the pics are not as good as real how do other members shoot their tanks?

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Postby Lofty » Tue 17 Nov, 2009 5:38 pm

Wow, lovely tank mate!
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Postby Tom the Reefer » Tue 17 Nov, 2009 5:40 pm

ReefPix wrote:Nice tank Tom.
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Has the purple acro change colour much since you have had it?


No it has not, why do you ask ? Do they do this from time to time?
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Postby kiwi » Tue 17 Nov, 2009 9:53 pm

jehle wrote:Here is a full Tank pic which I just did, but the pics are not as good as real how do other members shoot there tanks?


try taking photos with the flash off, alot better pics imo :thumbsup:
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Postby davez104 » Tue 17 Nov, 2009 10:57 pm

Tank looks really good Tom. It has just about everything I think, SPS, LPS, Softies, Clams, what more could you ask for. Looks healthy too. I'll add this one to the list of tanks I would love to see in person.

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Postby Tom the Reefer » Wed 18 Nov, 2009 12:00 pm

davez104 wrote:Tank looks really good Tom. It has just about everything I think, SPS, LPS, Softies, Clams, what more could you ask for. Looks healthy too. I'll add this one to the list of tanks I would love to see in person.

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HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON THEN
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Postby ryanrid » Wed 18 Nov, 2009 12:02 pm

nice mixed reef happening there good work
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Postby vman » Thu 19 Nov, 2009 10:04 am

well..........

i must say that is quiet an impressive set up you have there.

well done :clap:
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Postby reefsecretsaquariums » Sat 21 Nov, 2009 3:34 pm

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Postby Tom the Reefer » Mon 23 Nov, 2009 9:06 am

Thanks Guys, went shopping on the weekend will do new pics this evening they look great.
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Postby KirTracid » Mon 23 Nov, 2009 9:45 am

Gotta love such a healthy grown in tank Tom. It looks very natural.
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Postby Tom the Reefer » Tue 24 Nov, 2009 8:38 am

Here my newest pics from the sump and a few new neighbors to my acros

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hope you are able to see all - ENJOY
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Postby Tom the Reefer » Thu 26 Nov, 2009 10:29 am

received a new member of the tank yesterday via airfreight thanks to Darren from reefsecretsaquariums a nice little yellow tang will post pics later this arvo.
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Postby jgreve » Thu 26 Nov, 2009 1:33 pm

Thanks for the comment. Nice sized tank, although glad mines not that big as find it enough work as is. Cabinet looks nice too but looks a little cramped under there. But who cares how it looks down there, its whats on top that counts, and on top looks perfect. Look forward to seeing your new tang in there.
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Postby Tom the Reefer » Thu 26 Nov, 2009 2:07 pm

jgreve wrote:Thanks for the comment. Nice sized tank, although glad mines not that big as find it enough work as is. Cabinet looks nice too but looks a little cramped under there. But who cares how it looks down there, its whats on top that counts, and on top looks perfect. Look forward to seeing your new tang in there.


Yes it is very narrow under my tank but still just enough to work under it, even the chiller is under the house not in the room. when I clean my proteinskimmer I have to lift and remove the Lid first then bring the rest out, otherwise I wouldn't get it out to clean :roflmao:. But it works :thumbsup:
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Postby Mr.Wolf » Thu 03 Dec, 2009 12:32 pm

WOW,

Love the tank what a great range.

Is that a mangrove shoot in your sump?

Silly Q I know, but what sort of anemone is that, and how big was it when you got it?
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Postby Tom the Reefer » Thu 03 Dec, 2009 1:08 pm

Mr.Wolf wrote:WOW,

Love the tank what a great range.

Is that a mangrove shoot in your sump?

Silly Q I know, but what sort of anemone is that, and how big was it when you got it?


Yes it is a mangrove. well seen !:clap: and the anemone is 500-600mm in dia when she is fully open and I guess soon she will divide. So we all wait for that event :roflmao:
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Postby kenny damaschke » Thu 03 Dec, 2009 3:01 pm

Thats a good looking tank mate how longs it been established for?
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Postby Mielo » Thu 03 Dec, 2009 3:21 pm

Nice setup there mate! :thumbsup:

Are you looking to add any more fish to your system?
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Postby Tom the Reefer » Sat 05 Dec, 2009 4:57 pm

Mielo wrote:Nice setup there mate! :thumbsup:

Are you looking to add any more fish to your system?


Not at the moment but later....... who knows.
Depends what the chief says ;) (my wife)
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Postby Steve Campbell » Tue 08 Dec, 2009 3:16 pm

Your tank is looking great Tom, you have some really nice corals in there and I really like the cabinetry. Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast is a lovely part of country, I spent 9 years visiting the uni there twice a year. Its a bonus having contacts with a collector, have you had any chances to go out on a collecting trip?
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