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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by dj23bol, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. dj23bol

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    Sooo a couple of you will probably remember me been here a couple times but had about 12months off and coming back strong this time haha..
    Got the tank a few weeks ago and its been nothing but trouble! Snapped a bulkhead clean in half and flooded the house twice!! Anyway here's some pictures [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Next job was rock went and got a couple lots for a good mix [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Then a scape and fill with RODI[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    And finally salt the water and add the live sand..

    Ps not got any pictures of sand in yet as its still super cloudy lol [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    So I will add abit of info I'm going to be running 6 t5 tubes and 2 fiji blue aqua-rays for the pop.
    Bubble magus curve 5 skimmer
    And a jacod dcp 6500 for return (turned down)
    Will be adding phosphate reactor and carbon.. also toying with the idea of pearls for the nitrates as im going to be going down the dosing route with this new tank once I get my head around it all.

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    fiji blue aqua-rays are possibly my all time fave

    looking good and welcome back
     
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    Thanks buddy, yeah mine too I've never had them but seen them on a fellow reefers tank a couple years back and jumped on the chance of owning some and going old school for abit with the T5s....

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    All clear this morning, [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Welcome back Dave, what's your plans buddy?
     
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    Thanks Alan I'm planning mixed reef and with a nice pair of clowns and ofcourse a bubble tip or 10 haha and some easy SPS to start me off and a #### ton of wrasses as I love wrasses. The Mrs wants a flame Angel so i better get a fish trap ready haha. Good to see you still at it buddy how's the tank?

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    Sounds good,tanks okay,i also like wrasse or should I say the misses does I have 8.brave choice the flame
     
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    I know any funny business and its getting flushed, it will be a while yet until I get one anyway it's not at the top of the list haha


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    Tank seems to have settled quite well and I'm pretty chuffed with it so far I still need to pick up a few bits, test kits mainly and little things like nets, long handled grabbers that sort of stuff. My only gripe with it is the noise of the water getting back into the sump! The durso overflow method is a PITA!! The joys of a single overflow I'm sure I will get used to it.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    have you tried to slow the flow down ?

    mine was fairly silent
     
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    Yeah I'm on my lowest setting on the Jabeo dct6500 and TBH when setting up the tank the original plumbing for the overflow snapped at the bulkhead so i replaced it with 32mm stuff and its a little smaller diameter so i think I've lost abit there aswell, I've got it running pretty silent now with a couple mods here and there I can hear the skimmer over the returning water now so that a bonus! Overall I'm chuffed with the tank it's a really good tank well built and pretty good quality!, my last 4ft was a custom built tank and the quality compared to this was shocking!.

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    was gutting stripping mine down

    really liked it

    do you have the fixed return pipe into the sump ?

    that to me was the only fault
     
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    Yeah when i re-made the plumbing I just copied the original design apart from the return pump I've gone with soft tubing all the way to the bulk head, but I'm toying with the idea of turning that into an emergency Drain and plumbing the return back over the top of the tank.

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    I put a flexible pipe from b&q into a sock so I could swop the sock without turning the flow off
     
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    I'm running floss at the moment but I've purposely not glued any of the plumbing after the 90° elbow after the bulkhead so i can make any alterations and also so i can remove the plumbing without cutting pipes


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    Starting to hit the diatoms now. [​IMG][​IMG]

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