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The Radions Have Landed - My 48 x 28 x 30 Tank

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I managed to buy a second hand tank today.

I was going to get a new one, but after thinking about it, its still the same size room, so a 5 or 6 foot tank would still struggle to fit in, therefore I have gone with a wider and deeper tank.

My current tank is 48x24x24 plus sump with a volume of approx 100 gallons (UK) / 452 litres excluding sump and displacement.

The new tank is 48x28x30 plus sump with a volume of approx 145 gallons (UK) / 660 litres excluding sump and displacement.

Stay tuned.

My old 4x2x2 Tank as at 04/07/2013

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My old and new tank as at 12/07/2013

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New tank as at 23/07/2013

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New Tank as at 01/10/2013

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New tank running with Radion Pros since 13/11/2013

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New tank as at 10/12/2013

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Tank

48"x28"x30" 12mm glass with Metallic Black cabinet
Sump

Equipment

Deltec APF800 skimmer with TMC 1300 pump feeding it - second section of sump
Jebao DC-12000 Return pump
Vortech MP40WES x 2
Eco Tech Radion Pros x 2
Eco Tech Reef Link x 1
Korallin Calcium Reactor
Apex Computer system controlling, temp, Top up, pH etc
300w Titanium Heater
Reefloat AWC30 Pro Unit
Reefloat Flow Stop with microprocessor for float bounce and audible alarm

Media / dosing / feeding / Water Changes etc

No carbon used
No Phosphate remover used
No water changes at all at the moment
RedSea NoPox dosing 6ml daily
RedSea Reef Energy A dosing 20ml daily
RedSea Reef Energy B dosing 20ml daily
DD Reef Paste every couple of days
DD Reef Sticks every couple of days
New Era Aegis / Marine flakes daily
Tesco Sushi (Nori) every couple of days

Cheato

4" DSB with cheato above lit 24 hours per day, using 2 x 7w LED bulbs

Fish

Perc Misbar Clowns 2
Yellow Tang 1
Purple Tang 1
Regal Tang 1
Orange Striped Kole Tang 1 - added 15/09/2013
Scoaps Tang - added 15/12/2013
Chalk Goby 1
Algae Blenny 1
Randalls Goby 1
Cleaner Wrasse 1
Possum Wrasse 1 - added 17/08/2013
Black Leopard Wrasse 1 - added 15/09/2013
Naoko's Fairy Wrasse 1 - added 05/10/2013
Fire Fish 1 - added 21/09/2013
Scooter Blenny male 1 - added 21/09/2013
Scooter Blenny female 1 - added 15/12/2013
Blue Striped Pipefish 1 - added 21/09/2013
Common Clowns 2 - added 21/09/2013

Coral

Red Planet frag
Jedi Monti frag
Green Plate
Purple Plate
Red Plate
Pink Histerix
Pink Histerix with Purple Polyps
Green Histerix
Pavona
Bali Green Slimer
Green Milli
Blue Milli
Purple Milka frag
Red Digi
Orange Digi
Silver Digi
Purple Digi
Forest Fire Digi frag
Blue tipped stag
[STRIKETHROUGH]Silver / green metallic Calliendrum[/STRIKETHROUGH]
Green Calliendrum
Fire Coral frag
Brown Loripes colony
Rainbow Monti frag
Montipora Confusa frag
Hirsuta frag
Green Stag frag
Deep Water Acro - Green frag
Efflo - Green frag
Setosa frag


tbc

Purple Fungia
Orange Fungia
Green / Orange Fungia
Green Turbinaria Colony
Green Turbinaria frag
Scrolling Turbinaria frag
Candy Cane Colony
Bubble Coral
Fluorescent Green Australian Trachyphyllia
Duncan Colony (8 heads as at 22/09/2013)
Candy Cane frag (2 heads as at 22/09/2013)
Hammer (3 heads as at 22/09/2013)
Frogspawn (2 heads as at 22/09/2013)
Favia frag

Various zoas
Gorgonian frag
GSP Colony


CUC

Cleaner Shrimp 3
Fire Shrimp 2
Peppermint Shrimp 6
Pistol Shrimp 1
True Mexican Turbos 8
Nassarius Snails x 20
Cerith Sanils x 20
Assorted Snails 25
Algae Eating Hermits 10
Red Legged Hermits 7
Other Hermits 10
Tiger Tail Cucumber 1
Tuxedo Urchin 2
Conch 1
 

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corouk

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I managed to buy a second hand tank today.

I was going to get a new one, but after thinking about it, its still the same size room, so a 5 or 6 foot tank would still struggle to fit in, therefore I have gone with a wider and deeper tank.

My current tank is 4x2x2 plus sump with a volume of approx 100 gallons (UK) / 452 litres excluding sump and displacement.

The new tank is 48x28x30 plus sump with a volume of approx 145 gallons (UK) / 660 litres excluding sump and displacement.

Stay tuned.

Ohh dear :)

Here we go the most successful tank ....
We have told you to stop messing.

Photos?

:cool:
 
Bloody hell Ged you don't hang about, was only yesterday you were saying you need to wait for this and do that etc then POW! bought a new tank Hysterical
 
Ohh dear :)

Here we go the most successful tank ....
We have told you to stop messing.

Photos?

:cool:

tbh mate, I am doing this because it is a way of ruling everything out in one go.

All the kit has been ruled out so far. Therefore by doing this, I can 1) Catch my Tomato Clowns, 2) Change the sand in the sump, 3) Change the sand in the DT, 4) Change the egg crate from squares to diamonds (petty I know but its desperate measures)

I am moving the tank from where it is currently, up against the wall in the corner, so it gives me half of the room back in reality as well. I just need to get a smaller desk for the PC now though, which there is a nice, smaller one at IKEA that will do the job perfectly.

I am at the point of giving up on SPS in the other tank, something is still amiss. There is no way of ever finding out what the problem was with it, and rather than wait forever, this satisfies myself as the final closure on the other setup.

I am also (probably, although still not decided) going to change back to RSCP salt as well, that way absolutely everything has then been ruled out.

I haven't really got any pictures apart from this one.

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Bloody hell Ged you don't hang about, was only yesterday you were saying you need to wait for this and do that etc then POW! bought a new tank Hysterical

I know mate, I was going to get a 5 footer, but then I would still have the space issue.

It took me a good 10 minutes this morning to make my mind up though, this way we can use the money that we got for the family and the house etc
 

corouk

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tbh mate, I am doing this because it is a way of ruling everything out in one go.

All the kit has been ruled out so far. Therefore by doing this, I can 1) Catch my Tomato Clowns, 2) Change the sand in the sump, 3) Change the sand in the DT, 4) Change the egg crate from squares to diamonds (petty I know but its desperate measures)

I am moving the tank from where it is currently, up against the wall in the corner, so it gives me half of the room back in reality as well. I just need to get a smaller desk for the PC now though, which there is a nice, smaller one at IKEA that will do the job perfectly.

I am at the point of giving up on SPS in the other tank, something is still amiss. There is no way of ever finding out what the problem was with it, and rather than wait forever, this satisfies myself as the final closure on the other setup.

I am also (probably, although still not decided) going to change back to RSCP salt as well, that way absolutely everything has then been ruled out.

I haven't really got any pictures apart from this one.

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I like very much :)

I am changing tank as well. Getting TMC 600x450x450 in black.
 
I know mate, I was going to get a 5 footer, but then I would still have the space issue.

It took me a good 10 minutes this morning to make my mind up though, this way we can use the money that we got for the family and the house etc

Wise choice, maybe slightly rash but at least you'll be in the good books. That looks like a real nice set up, wheres that coming from?

I envy you! but i can inherit your tank thread title now - lost three more frags today, im guessing the carbon has exhausted.
 
please go with metal halides this time Hysterical


In all seriousness it looks nice and it appears to come with cables to suspend net curtains from. This tank was meant for you.
 
Wise choice, maybe slightly rash but at least you'll be in the good books. That looks like a real nice set up, wheres that coming from?

I envy you! but i can inherit your tank thread title now - lost three more frags today, im guessing the carbon has exhausted.

Its about 180 mile round trip or so mate.

Happy with the decision I think, I did like the £1300 tank that is at Lees (killis old one) but £1300 is a **** load of money.

But the main thing for me is the ruling out of everything, I know tanks need to mature, but when you cannot keep plating alive something is not right. Now I know I have done absolutely everything this way round and got a nice new looking tank (not that there was anything wrong with the other of course)

You can have the title dude, it did my head in completely, but sorry to hear you lost some more.
 

Tbert33

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Congrats on the upgrade/downgrade Ged! Looks a great tank that youre getting. Im very envious of you right now. Going to be atleast a year hefore i get permission for an upgrade.

Is it just the tank you are getting or new lights etc?
 
Congrats on the upgrade/downgrade Ged! Looks a great tank that youre getting. Im very envious of you right now. Going to be atleast a year hefore i get permission for an upgrade.

Is it just the tank you are getting or new lights etc?

Purely changing the tank, pelmet, sump and pipework mate.

All the kit I have is sufficient to go with the upgrade. Thankfully.
 
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