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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 13 Feb 2013 17:52

LED fixture finished :

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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby BlueRam on 13 Feb 2013 23:56

Coming alone nicely how many watts are all the leds

Have you a stocking plan for the tank?

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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 14 Feb 2013 11:26

BlueRam wrote:Coming alone nicely how many watts are all the leds

Have you a stocking plan for the tank?

Sean

I will have two of these fixtures over my 6ft. Each fixture is 108wats at full power. As for stocking, all my current live stock i going in; 2tangs, 2dwarf angels, 2clowns, leopard wrase, tazmanian devil damsel, large black combtooth blenny. About 20 diferent mixed corals. Some shrimps, anemones and crabs...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby BlueRam on 14 Feb 2013 11:52

Very good great to see it stocked

Have you ideas off new stock you want to add?

I was doing it again i would add another 1 or 2 yellow tang's but you would have to do this when you are putting the tangs in as you have to put them in together

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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 14 Feb 2013 12:38

Oh Tangs all the way... My favorite fish. I have my Seahorse card full so i can see my self going down there for some new aditions...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 18 Feb 2013 17:23

D-day tomorrow... :D
Tank move, so wish me luck. It will probably take me all day long...

Also i would like to take a moment to say goodbye to my 220:
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Its going for sale after i clean it so if there are any questions regarding it let me know...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby Jk83lfc on 18 Feb 2013 22:11

Best of luck, can't wait to see pics of it full!
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 20 Feb 2013 23:34

First FTS;
Its still rough and needs some adjustments . . .

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Ok just kidding...

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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby BlueRam on 22 Feb 2013 00:10

Looking well say its great to get it in at last

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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 22 Feb 2013 15:01

BlueRam wrote:Looking well say its great to get it in at last

Sean

Thanks mate,
that was one stressful day... All good so far, no deaths...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 25 Feb 2013 11:14

A big Thank you to Siobhan(MFKA) for some macro algae and some frags. ;)
Also want add that your tank looks amazing...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby Greg Hart on 25 Feb 2013 12:14

Lovely setup.

Have you a gap behind the rocks or are they resting against the back glass.
For my new setup I tried to keep all the live rocks away from the glass so I could do a glass lean all te way around the tank, maybe I do not need to do this. Also I love the depth of sand you have in the tank. Again for my new setup I have only put in about half an inch of sand being affraid of gas build up in a deeper bed , maybe again I should go for say 2 inches of sand .

Any advice on this would be appreciated.

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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 25 Feb 2013 13:38

Thanks for the coments Greg...
Some of the rocks are resting against the back. There should not be much problems with the cleaning. Also for the DSB-deep sand bed, i only read good things aboit it.
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby Greg Hart on 25 Feb 2013 15:22

Thanks.
Do you have a mix of live sand in there.
If so what ratio.

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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 25 Feb 2013 16:06

Greg Hart wrote:Thanks.
Do you have a mix of live sand in there.
If so what ratio.

Greg

I ended up adding 50kg of live sand(1-2mm) for display and 25kg for the sump...
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