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Scotts sps rollercoaster ride

Scott

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Ok ive been promising myself that one day ill have a stable location and stable situation enough to have a tank I can be proud of... ive decided hey what the hell.... bored so lets do a tank thread. I am hoping that in the not to near future around christmas ill be upgrading again, given that i already have a RSR350 sat waiting in my garage, and ill be able to keep that as my forever until i get bored and want more tank Hysterical

I am currently running a custom built 4x22x16 high shallow custom tank, central wier, black background with full length sump in cabinet in dark wood. This tank was purchased from our late friend tiger (god rest his soul left the salty world dearly departed and decided to buy and toilet train kittens) :w00t: approx 12 months ago when he shut down.

He sold his tank as couldnt seem to break the curse of the dreaded whitespot.... and couldnt face the prospect of a wipeout for a second time (i bought his previous tank too a stunning example of a 6ft long custom tank full length rear sump redsea max style) this i used as a holding tank when i was doing my delboy things of buying selling you know how it is (qudos tyger knew his tanks and had an eye for a thing of beauty)

I upgraded the tank i built, a 2 1/2ft tall 18 wide 13 deep floating glass box to the one i have now and transferred stock and this is where i am today

I still have clyde, the common clown... left alone in the world after his partner bonnie joshed it due to the first world whitespot war in this tank and also dory.... the culprit of mass fish genocide, they are still here until this day never had WS again and dory is now a happy fat 3" fish and growing

I also have a whitspot victim of penzo that he sucessfully cleared and i took off his hands... a stunning example of deep purple tang

I have the biggest flame angel ive ever seen, the moodiest pinkspot goby ever a yellowtail tamarin wrasse and for a few more weeks until it goes to its new home to tank number 2 with penzo a really nice pink purple blushing fairy wrasse oh and a Maldivian starfish along with a few turbos redlegs and narc snails

My tank is lit by 2 gen3 pro radions (best lights ive seen by far) and reeflink as i like to mess around all the time with colours and spectrum.... also a cool toy ha

I have a handmedown gyre xf150 i refurbed purchased from merser generating a whole lot of flow set at approx 70%

In the engine room i am running a gravity fed oldschool deltec skimmer that my overflow is plumbed into so everything gets skimmed before it hits the sump. The skimmer then overflows into a filtersock to guarantee nothing i dont want too ends up in my sump

Next is a doctored BM mini reactor running bio pearls to keep in check levels and approx 20kgs of LR rubble as my scape is minimalist the large sump allows most of LR surface area to be kept out of sight.

Im running a jaecod dc1200 return set at 40% and thats about it other than a 4 channel jaecod doser that doses 2ml daily redsea ABC program.

Tank is pretty simple... glass sliders keep evaporation down... 20l atu keeps salinity stable and the rest is livestock that pictures will explain for themselves!

Expect an update on tank change around christmas time as i have lots planned for the rsr (and dont plan to change tanks for a while then ha) but other than that a tank thread gives people the chance to give me stick as much as i do them on their tank threads Hysterical and thats about the story so far missing out the boring bits of keeping marines for the last 6 or 7 years. Happy reefing :-d
 

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Scott

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Livestock wise i am heavily sps.... i dont know their names just like bright things and if someome tells me its rare then ill probably buy it ha.... pictures will explain.... there are a few lps but i try to avoid as flow is so strong. Heres my tank as it sits now with its current stock
 
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Scott

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Theres quite a few more but id be here all night ha... other than that.... you get the idea Big Thumbs Up
 

Fishpalace

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Has the tank always been run with a glass cover over it?

The reason I ask is that I am just setting up a 2nd tank in garage, which is rimless and thinking about a glass cover to reduce evaporation but concerned about oxygen exchange on surface and potential effect on fish.

I assume SPS are great and no reduction in effectiveness of radions from glass cover. What % do you run radions on?

Sorry lots of questions

Paul


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city1111

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Bout time you started a thread mate ,good start to it,seen an Arron's aquarium vid other day and he said he met someone in oasis called Scott and was telling him to get some high end Zoas rastas etc ,now that's gotta be you,made me laugh Hysterical
 

penzo

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Thud!,(I'm just getting up from the floor), long overdue this ,good intro [MENTION=22376]Scott[/MENTION] now all the salty boxers can see your setup,Big Thumbs Up, won't let me see pics though.
 

Scott

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Has the tank always been run with a glass cover over it?

The reason I ask is that I am just setting up a 2nd tank in garage, which is rimless and thinking about a glass cover to reduce evaporation but concerned about oxygen exchange on surface and potential effect on fish.

I assume SPS are great and no reduction in effectiveness of radions from glass cover. What % do you run radions on?

Sorry lots of questions

Paul


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Yes its always had sliders. There are two small corners open cut at 45' for feeding and the glass is 2" from water surface so plenty of room for gas exchange also the sump is full length and open so huge surface area

Radions are run at 45% and no the glass sliders have nominal impact on light

I have to be honest and the sliders are something i wish i had had on every tank... keeps fish and water in keeps things out Big Thumbs Up
 

CEECH

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Nice start on a thread i was wondering when you were finally going to get your finger out and sort a thread out other than just abusing [MENTION=21336]merser[/MENTION] and myself on here lol oh you get ready i am gonna make a list of insults and things to drive you mad muhahahaha
 

nodster

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[MENTION=22835]CEECH[/MENTION] [MENTION=22376]Scott[/MENTION] knows where you live too mwahahahahar

I can only see your pictures on first post non after that though matey
 
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CEECH

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[MENTION=22835]CEECH[/MENTION] [MENTION=22376]Scott[/MENTION] knows where you live too mwahahahahar

I can only see your pictures on first post non after that though matey

he is a bit special :) he must have supernatural eyes on him and he is the only one who can see them lol i thought it was my work computer so i like them to boost his self esteem Hysterical
 

CEECH

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your first picture has me puzzeled ? how did you manage to keep the water in the tank when it was on its side ? Hysterical Thanks for any tips you could give me Big Thumbs Up
 

Scott

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your first picture has me puzzeled ? how did you manage to keep the water in the tank when it was on its side ? Hysterical Thanks for any tips you could give me Big Thumbs Up

Ohhhh des your getting really giddy now arent ya .... shut up and go fetch the naan bread ya useless cretin!
 

CEECH

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Youll be going to the supermarket as the fridge is empty!

HystericalHysterical we dont have any room left to put anything in the one in the kitchen maybe she will start filling the one i have my beer and soft drinks in the storage room lol she wont go in there as its a mess with all my new tank stuff as always lol will most likely get given out to about that next Hysterical
 

warby

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finally a tank thread from Scott! haha wonder how many years it will be before we get the next update from him lmao!

what colour is the stand it looks rather nice.... black ash?

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Scott

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finally a tank thread from Scott! haha wonder how many years it will be before we get the next update from him lmao!

what colour is the stand it looks rather nice.... black ash?

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I dunno what its name is it was custom ordered by tyger haha.. its like a dark brown but grey hue with black wood. Does look nice. It has a matching unit too to hide electrics but i never got round to using that lol
 
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