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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by ratyrat, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. ratyrat

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    Hi all my new tank arrives tomorrow and im all excited iv been outof marines for a few years now so just need a few suggestions in my sump shoud i use bioballs or live rock rubble??
     
  2. jim_fitz

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    what you intending to keep ?
     
  3. ratyrat

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    Mixed reef jim
     
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    Exiting times, what tank have you got?
     
  5. jim_fitz

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    then i think most would opt for the live rock rubble
     
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  6. ratyrat

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    Its 100 gallon 4x2x2 open top
    I will start adding photos tomorrow
     
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    nice size
     
  8. ratyrat

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    Yes hopefully i can do it justice
     
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    we do love photos
     
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  10. ratyrat

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    Ye ha its arrivedfrst picture of my new tank
     
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    Nice tank see you have it shimmed up for levelling. Just be careful when you add the water that’s 450kilos of weight on just on those points rather than spread across whole base. Don’t want you damaging the cabinet.


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  12. doug_amanda

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    Looks good, what plumbing system have you gone for? I notice there’s just one large hole in the base.
    Looking forward to seeing this one develop.

    Doug
     
  13. steve861uk

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    Don't forget we need pics at EVERY stage :D Is a good size so will give you lots of options on stock :)
     
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  14. ratyrat

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    Finally got it all together been rough over the weekend but all done now and finally full up of water and cycle begins
     

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    Nice pics....forgot what a clean tank looks like :D. Can see clearly now what the single big hole was for - a plug and play weir with plumbing by the looks of it (saves having to seal 2 to 3 individual holes :aaaaa:).
     
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    The tank hasnt moved on much as im on a tight budget but im looking at the seyene reef monitor does anyone have experience of it or should i go with hanna tests?? Dilemas dilemas
     
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    I use the hanna pocket testers
    Think they are great
     
  18. ratyrat

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    Thanks jim
     
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    Very nice tank you have. Just started mine too after being out of it for a good while. One thing we have all experience off in this hobby is every setup is different and on different budgets. No right or wrong.
    But your in the best place to get advise/options to decide which way you want to run your piece of the ocean. Only thing I would say is take your time and try not to stock it too soon. I have made that mistake twice and it's costly when it goes wrong further down the line.
    Brilliant hobby though and relaxing to watch when up and running. Whent for the Ea Reefpro 1200s myself now I have my own house. Keep the photos/updates coming pal.
     
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