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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by jrob3rts, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. jrob3rts

    jrob3rts Registered

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    Well,
    The cat may as well come out of the bag...
    I am moving back to the UK. Ta Da. Shock Horror.

    Due to logistic and other issues I will not be able to bring the tank back so I will be looking to source or maybe squeeze a little RR tank (I have in France into the back of my car when I pop back to pick up a few items in the next week or so.

    So, here is an artist's impression of the tank. Bear in mind, I am the artist and I used Poundland crayons on an Asda notepad so it's not quite high def or really easy to read - Start as you mean to go on I guess.

    The TV is not to scale and the algae is probably less than what I will end up having but it gives you an idea.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1348611240.965753.jpg

    So, to try and keep key parts here, here is my current setup...

    ND Aquatics sumped 24x18x18 with vented hood
    KR91 16" Lighting
    Eheim 2000 Compact Return Pump
    Tunze 6025
    150w Heater
    DD H2Ocean Salt
    Marine Magic Doser
    Koralia 1
     
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  2. Whipitup

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    Confused.......can you not bring the tank back due to it not fitting in your car??...........and aren't you due a tank from ASC anyway, or was that delivered to France as well??
     
  3. Whipitup

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    Oh, and welcome back..........enjoying the weather?

    You need to get you ass over to mine for a brew and a chin wag!!
     
  4. Javahart

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    Those Beadlets will have to go ;)

    Nice drawing
     
  5. Funkymonkey

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    I was wondering about the one off nick

    I see you're going bare bottom, interesting choice

    Back to reasonably priced stock then
     
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    Couldn't get it into my old CRV, it's defo not going to fit into my Scenic.
    As for the weather - Hmmmmm!
     
  7. jrob3rts

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    Really, bet you're now going to tell me they are for temperate marine and not a reef environment. Doh!!

    Thanks, that's what 6 years at imaginary art college did for me.
     
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    The one from Nick may not be forthcoming - Anyway, not the end of the world.

    I did, well I was bare bottomed as I drew it, just felt quite fitting.

    Yep, very much so.
     
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    Sure, will have to sort something out so not a problem. I did actually walk past a house in Manchester way which has solar panels and thought it must be you, but then realised maybe more than one person has panels.
     
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    They ain't been much good over the last couple of days!!
     
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    Can't wait to see how the art compares to the final item :)
     
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    Await a disappointment, well maybe not.
    Slight change of plans. As always :)
     
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    So a little update.
    I will be collecting an ND Aquatics tank on Sunday or Monday so looking forward to that.
    Basic tank with cabinet, weir, sump and pipe work. It's 24 x 18 x 18 with a hood too.

    Lighting will be a KR91 unit. This was kindly donated by bluesea in France, it had a timer fault which I have rectified by replacing the control panel front with the help from the guys at Eco Lamps / Weston Marine Life.

    Return pump will be a Eheim compact 2000

    Skimmer - None as yet - Looking for one.

    Salt - DD H2Ocean

    Extras - Lots of fuzzy love.
     
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    Nice one James !

    That will be a great tank I'm sure, a blank canvas nice.. ;-)
     
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    Nice one James.
     
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    Sounds like a nice setup James, good for you. :thumbup1:

    especially like the fuzzy love its going to get in a James type of way ;-)
     
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    Is it wet yet? Or shall I come back another time? ;-)
     
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    Great news on the tank James!!

    What do you intend to keep coral and fish wise?......wondering if you can run the tank without a skimmer?
     
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    Cheers All.
    And to add
    Barracuda - Yep, that fuzzy love will certainly help :)
    Funky - **** off you smelly fart. Come back next week once I have the tank :)
    Roger - I'm thinking a couple of small tangs, a shoal of chromis (maybe 6) and a collection of SPS, LPS and mucus producing softies to really get things going. Seriously though, maybe a couple of chromis and need to decide on coral types. Maybe LPS, maybe some not so light demanding SPS, maybe some zoas. Really open to suggestions.
    Toby - Think this will do me good, clean slate as such.
     
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    The only important aspect here is that you will be able to come to the Liverpool meet next year. Big Thumbs Up Although if Roger is anything to go by maybe not (youll be in France!!)

    As for the tank, I think the design is fantastic, the detail in your drawings is second to non. Did funky help you out with a bit of MS paint? :lol:
     
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