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Featured Eavals upgrade, godiva 60x27x27

Discussion in 'Large Tanks (101gal+)' started by Eaval, Nov 12, 2011.

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  1. Eaval

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    Hi all, well its finally time I got a tank thread sorted and stopped lurking in the shadows.

    My current tank is a 60x18x24, central weir and split sump section. One have being the sump, the other being the water topup and a 27litre water change tank.

    The new tank which was ordered yesterday is a godiva executive, 60x27x27.

    It will have a raised lower pelmet as after following the advice of dave, heller, my nitrates dropped massively and are now only two ... Yup, single figures!!!

    Filtration will be via filter sock and hydor performa 700 skimmer, with ozone. The ozone is controlled by my aquatronica which also administers my balling.

    Current flow is via a polario 22000 but considering a mp60 or a pair of mp40s.

    Lighting is currently a bowini unit that is passed its service life, only two 150w halides are working and two 54w antics. Considering a cheapo t5 lighting unit from burscough.

    Think thats it kit wise :)
     
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    anys pics?sounds good
     
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    Current inhabitants:

    Yellow tang, adult emporer angel, kole tang, single chromis, pair percula clowns, peacock wrasse, green mandarin, cleaner wrasse and a red and white stripped pistol goby whose name I forgot.

    I do have a black pistol shrimp, very rarely scene at opposite end of tank to my goby.
     
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    Will take some pictures when the lights come on later today ;)
     
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    Lee - Good to meet you at Nevs & look forward to seeing some pics.
     
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    Cough ... Scott not Lee :)
     
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    lol. Whats this, a tank thread pal?:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
     
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    it would be if there were any pics :-d
     
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    Pics taken from phone whilst holding crying baby so sorry for poor pictures.
     
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    will keep an eye mate ! looking forward to see how the new tank goes :)
     
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    your going to get complaints about the size of those pic's :whistling: can't really see the fts very well :( nice angel though any problems with corals? Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Hmmm ... Anyone know how to amend the size the forum browser app uploads photos?

    Pics are taken with 5meg camera phone
     
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    Just swapped the emporer for lps. Tank looks pretty empty and poor at the moment as have been getting it ready for the upgrade :)
     
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    Well managed to get over to burscough today and picked up some lps food and the new light for the upgrade, maxibright 4ft t5 unit.

    Will be spraying it matt black and splitting power so can control 4 tubes at a time.
     
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    I have just got one myself.... can I ask the biggest favour and let us know how you split it :)
     
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    Not opened the box yet, but assume as there are two power switches on the side, its just a case of getting another power feed to the switches so each can have its own dedicated power supply.

    Can either get the female kettle socket and cut out side of frame or a cable entry gland and use 2.5mm flex for the additional power supply.

    Just remember, electrics and water dont mix ... If not confident with electrics, get someone else to do it or at least check it
     
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    Hmm. Well not much progress Im afraid to report. Walls now starting to be plastered so no more bare wires :)

    Need to redo laminate floor as unable to find same stuff to patch the hole where the fireplace was :(

    Still, got sps growth and some corals starting to colour up now.

    Only downside is that since trading the emporer, I now have aips appearing ...

    Lps healing up nicely though
     
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    Well, lps and sps doing better, but since moving on my emporer, I now have aips popping up, which is weird as I havent seen any in years ...
     
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