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

Discussion in 'Large Tanks (101gal+)' started by [email protected], Jul 4, 2013.

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  1. ged@fishnochips

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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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  2. corouk

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    Ohh dear :)

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

    Photos?

    :cool:
     
  3. StarfishEnterprise

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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
     
  4. ged@fishnochips

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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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  5. reefloat

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    its a nano then?
     
  6. ged@fishnochips

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    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
     
  7. ged@fishnochips

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    Yes mate 4 tangs and 19 other fish in a 46l fluval edge, I have seen worse though. ;)
     
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    I like very much :)

    I am changing tank as well. Getting TMC 600x450x450 in black.
     
  9. ged@fishnochips

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    Bet you can't wait dude. Look forward to your tank thread, I do like them tanks.
     
  10. StarfishEnterprise

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    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.
     
  11. Matt@Epo

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    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.
     
  12. ged@fishnochips

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    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.
     
  13. ged@fishnochips

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    And Milliput as that **** sticks proper. ;)


    Thanks, and **** off. :whistling:
     
  14. Matt88

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    I told you last week to go taller and thicker ;)
     
  15. ged@fishnochips

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    I know, you planted the seed in my mind lol ;)
     
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    Thought it might take longer than this tbh lol
     
  17. 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?
     
  18. ged@fishnochips

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    If we hadn't of won our PPI claim it would have taken a few years lol ;)
     
  19. ged@fishnochips

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

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

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    not to put a bum note in,,but

    isn't that pretty much same as what you have ?
     
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