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Greeni's 5 x 2.5 x 2 New Pics 9/12/17

Postby greeni » Tue 02 Feb, 2010 3:15 pm

Introduction:
Hi everyone. I had kept FOWLR for 5 years. Always loved and wanted to keep corals, so when i moved house it was time! Had some hiccups along the way, ( as you do before you come across this site! ) as i used my FOWLR set up, bio balls and tap water for top ups. With the more intense lighting, wasn't long before my phosphates and nitrates went thru the roof! So with a lot of question asking,research and patience the tank has been running for nearly four years now, and everything is going really well. So here it is:

System Objectives: To create a healthy and happy mixed reef display thats a pleasure for everyone to watch and enjoy.

System Type: Mixed reef, housing LPS, softies and clams. I like the "flowing" look of the corals, and the fish swimming around makes for a "lively" looking tank.
Display System:

Strike up Date: April 2006.

Display Tank: 5x2x2 with a centre brace.

Display Lighting: 2 x 150W 20k MH on 11.00 am off 5.00pm. 2 x 40W T8 blue actinics on 8.00 am off 8.00 pm.

Stand: Pine stand.

Hood: Decorative border around top of tank.

Sump: 36"x16"x16".

Refugium: N/A

Refugium Lighting: N/A


Support systems:

System Water: NSW

Display Water circulation: Vortech MP 40

Return Pump: 2x EHIEM 5000LPH, 1x Aqua World 1500 LPH ( return from chiller ) this gives me 21 x flow.
Skimmer: Reef Octopus Classic 800L.

Evaporation Top Up: Manual, RO/DI water.


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: kamoer
Magnesium Addition: kamoer
Alkilinity Addition:kamoer

Other Chemical Maintenance:
NP Redocing Bio-Pellets.
Phosban Reactor 150 running Rowaphos.
Phosban Reactor 150 running Rowacarbon.

Current Water Chemistry: as of 17/11/13
Phosphates: 0.03
Alkalinity: 10.36 dkh Salifert
Calcium: 440 Salifert
Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1026 Refractometer
Magnesuim: 1350 Salifert
Nitrate: 0 ppm
Temperature: 25.2
PH 8.32( 11.00 am)

Livestock 20/11/13
1 x yellow tang
1 x purple tang
1 x chevron tang
1 x oblique lined dotty back
1 x blue tang
1 x mandarin
1 x blue devil damsel
1 x coral beauty
1 x mated pair ocellaris clowns
1 x humbug damsel
1 x flame angel
1 x potters angel
1 x flame hawk
1 x lawnmower blenny ( tank clown! )
1 x regal angel
1 x bangaii cardinals
1 x twin spot hogfish
1 x matted filefish
1 x copperband butterfly

Corals 20/11/13
Heaps of morphs
Heaps of zoos
2 x frogspawn
1 x rose bubble tip anenome
4 x rics
5 x hammer coral

Inverts
Trochus snails
Turbo snails
4 x strombus snails
2 x collector urchins
1 x mated pair coral banded shrimp
1 x redline shrimp

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Ok now for some of the locals,
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One of my favourites, cheeky flame hawk.
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Postby bigdhsv » Tue 02 Feb, 2010 3:22 pm

sounds interesting, keen to see some photos
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Postby CoralCrazy » Tue 02 Feb, 2010 4:20 pm

About time. Looks great :clap:

The clowns look happy in their new home.

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Postby bigdhsv » Tue 02 Feb, 2010 4:40 pm

awsome photos love you sailfin tang thats the next fish on my list
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Postby greeni » Tue 02 Feb, 2010 4:47 pm

Thanks Andrew. Clowns have settled nice into there new home!
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Postby greeni » Tue 02 Feb, 2010 4:58 pm

Thanks Damien.
I've got three tangs, yellow, blue & the sailfin, and they all get along really well.
Here's a better picture of him.

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Postby bigdhsv » Tue 02 Feb, 2010 7:02 pm

love the combo, atm i have a blue tang and a powder blue tang, every one said the powder would be the boss, but the blue tang is in my tank!
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Postby SaltwaterTankLover » Tue 02 Feb, 2010 7:18 pm

Awesome:)

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Postby MoeFishy » Wed 03 Feb, 2010 12:51 pm

that anemone is a beast
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2 Chiller Failure

Postby greeni » Tue 16 Feb, 2010 5:46 pm

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Out with the old! The other night my wife woke up to a horrible noise coming from the tank. When she went to investigate, she could smell like a burning plastic smell, it was the chiller fan motor had burnt out.

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In with the new.
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby Luka13 » Wed 17 Feb, 2010 4:44 pm

Nice set up Greeni

good to meet you at the meeting the pther day :pirate:


I got that same chiller - it pumps out a lot of heat - so be wary of that in your cabinet
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby greeni » Thu 18 Feb, 2010 10:53 am

Thanks Luke, i made sure to have as much room around the chiller as possible,plenty room at the back to vent the heat. New chiller seems fine, dosen't work that hard, temperature seems to stay stable mid 26 degrees in lounge room ( gotta love air con! )
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby greeni » Fri 28 May, 2010 1:13 pm

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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby greeni » Fri 28 May, 2010 1:17 pm

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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby greeni » Fri 28 May, 2010 1:26 pm

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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby Daz the reefo » Fri 28 May, 2010 11:51 pm

Hi Greeni, another lovely local tank. well done!1 any tamptations for SPS frag or two :poke:

Just one abservation is that the power pack is on the floor of the cabinet, no anxiety about it getting wet at all from a possible accident?
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby sydneydrewid » Sat 29 May, 2010 9:29 am

very pretty pics!! im surprised you still have the porcelain crab with a cheeky wrasse floating around your tank!!

whats the brick like thing in your sump??
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby Daz the reefo » Sat 29 May, 2010 11:42 pm

sydneydrewid wrote:very pretty pics!! im surprised you still have the porcelain crab with a cheeky wrasse floating around your tank!!

whats the brick like thing in your sump??


i think they're called refresh block or something like that, Majestics were pushing them a while back, said to replace the DSB system as it works the same way whereby the the block is completely porous and both forms of bacteria live in the oxygen and oxygen poor areas within the block removing the nitrates.
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby StripestheEel » Sun 30 May, 2010 12:29 am

Nice setup. Curious about that block thing also.

BTW, you dont have a PJ Wrasse, looks like a juvenile Coris.
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby Daz the reefo » Mon 31 May, 2010 9:00 am

Sorry Greeni i'm hi jacking your TJ for a sec with some quick info for stripes, not sure where you purchased it??:

Reefresh2o : http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_viewitem. ... aign=TRTCS

looks like it's discontinued?
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby greeni » Mon 07 Jun, 2010 9:01 pm

Daz the reefo wrote:Hi Greeni, another lovely local tank. well done!1 any tamptations for SPS frag or two :poke:

Just one abservation is that the power pack is on the floor of the cabinet, no anxiety about it getting wet at all from a possible accident?


Sorry guys for the late reply, been away.
Daz thanks for the SPS offer,but the missus likes the "moving' tank look, xenia, catalaphyllias etc etc, got to keep them happy!! Sump can't overflow as long as the water in the sump is at or below the water level mark, the water level is 50mm below the top of the sump when all pumps go off.
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby greeni » Mon 07 Jun, 2010 9:18 pm

sydneydrewid wrote:very pretty pics!! im surprised you still have the porcelain crab with a cheeky wrasse floating around your tank!!

whats the brick like thing in your sump??


Thanks sydneydrewid,i had to give the wrasse away, he just got to big and destructive,surprisingly he didn't hassle the crab. Daz was spot on with the Refresh/Bacterial Block.
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby greeni » Mon 07 Jun, 2010 9:31 pm

StripestheEel wrote:Nice setup. Curious about that block thing also.

BTW, you dont have a PJ Wrasse, looks like a juvenile Coris.


Thanks Stripes, hope you liked the pics of the Tangs (the three Amigos!). Oh yeah, i have a PJ wrasse alright, he's a cheeky little s#%t. Hope Daza helped you out with the refresh block.
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby greeni » Mon 07 Jun, 2010 9:37 pm

Daz the reefo wrote:Sorry Greeni i'm hi jacking your TJ for a sec with some quick info for stripes, not sure where you purchased it??:

Reefresh2o : http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_viewitem. ... aign=TRTCS

looks like it's discontinued?


Thanks for helping out Daz :clap: We'll have to catch up soon.
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby Daz the reefo » Tue 08 Jun, 2010 11:33 pm

greeni wrote:
Daz the reefo wrote:Hi Greeni, another lovely local tank. well done!1 any tamptations for SPS frag or two :poke:

Just one abservation is that the power pack is on the floor of the cabinet, no anxiety about it getting wet at all from a possible accident?


Sorry guys for the late reply, been away.
Daz thanks for the SPS offer,but the missus likes the "moving' tank look, xenia, catalaphyllias etc etc, got to keep them happy!! :cheers:


Ahh yes it must be a wife thing regarding "wavey stuff" in the tank. so we met half way and bought some hairy acros :devil:
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby greeni » Thu 08 Jul, 2010 10:49 am

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My damsel in his "shell house".
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby greeni » Thu 08 Jul, 2010 10:54 am

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Got these as a frag from Zeason99,going really well.
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Re: Greeni's 5x2x2

Postby greeni » Thu 08 Jul, 2010 10:56 am

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Postby greeni » Thu 08 Jul, 2010 10:59 am

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Newest addition, nice torch.
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Chromis couldn't help himself, just had to get in the picture!
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