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PostSubject: My new tank   Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:55 am

right i have just bought my self a new tank lol

http://www.aquariums4fish.com/acatalog/Rena_Aqualife_350_Aquarium_In_Beech_With_Cabanet_Stand.html

and am going to be turning fully marine the cichlids are dissapearing 1 by 1 lol and some one is comming to take the rest away for me

this is going to take about 6mths or longer to complete and will be a full on marine with sump and everything lol

so i will update the thread as i go with the build pics and sump build pics so hope to have a full reef tank soon lol
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:02 am

lol going to the dark side !!! haha only joking mate if you like it go for it just dont dive in to deeply mate
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:11 am

wow!! That is going to look seriously good full of coral and little Nemo's, well done kb! Smile

Look forward to seeing the thread of that being set up

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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:52 pm

can't wait for your thread to start K - full on marine sounds wonderful mate
pics all the way plz. good luck.


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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:53 pm

well yes i am going to the dark side lol

it's been so intresting setting up the little tank and all that the cichlids have been put in second place to some rock's lol

it's taken about a week to decide this and i have finally come to the conclution that salt water tanks are that difficult just expensive to start
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:10 am

Well good luck with that, kbekl. I look forward to the tank thread... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:01 pm

looking forward to seeing pics of you setting it up K - good luck mate



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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:33 am



i cheated lol
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:48 am

I take it that's not yours... tongue

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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:10 pm

yes that is mine lol

but not here yet
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:14 pm

nice looking tank mate bet you can't wait to get your hands on it Very Happy



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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:20 pm

eagerly awaiting lol
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:21 am

right nearly fisnished lol

temp is up and i just put all the corals in the bucket in also done a 75l water change as it needed the extra lol


right a befor and after pic









well my shoulder's ache and are drooping and i still have to shift the tank from upstairs down as that is going today lol
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:33 am

That looks great and an ideal spot for it. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:47 pm

thats looking very nice as mary says just the right place - looking forwars to next set of pics



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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:55 pm

a few of the fish they are being acclimatized here so still in their bags

hawkfish


goby


lobster


pair of boxer shrimp


and a pair of clowns one black one orange
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:33 am

lovely love the goby

I was told you can only have 1 boxer shrimp
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:06 am

if you are lucky you can get a pair so i think the previous owner waited and paid a fair bit for them lol

but he got lazy towards the end as the phosphate is 5ppm so i have added rowaphos to try and get it down so that is the reason for all the hair algae
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:12 am

Wow, that Hawkfish is stunning. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:44 pm

yeah i agree the hawkfish is very nice - some great fish there K very nice additions



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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:29 am

some of my corals

under the blue lights a couple of them glow orange and turquiose





























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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:54 am

looks like some of the leaths are shedding give them a couple of days and they should be back to full health.

Mushies look good, i could tell from pictures but be careful of any Bubble algae.

I actually need to check my phosphates, as I think my rowa is due to be renewed, I peronally dont think the bag method works very well as I see a sligh trace, but all the reeferes I have seen and spoken to say they have a slight trace around .3 - .5 max.

Also a few nice toadies too. What colour are the button polyps? mine are orange and green under blues.
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:48 am

red/brown and green under blues

need to concentrate on sorting the sump out at the mo
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:30 pm

That looks a great set up kb. Where did you get the tank from, it's a great idea to get one already set up isnt it?

Wouldnt mind an explaination of what exactly a sump does when you have a spare minute between llugging buckets of water and testing the salltiness - just dip your finger in and taste is the best method is it laughing
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PostSubject: Re: My new tank   Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:43 pm

the tank was from ebay

but it is the cheapest way to do it not nessisarily the best as mine is full of hair algae due to not having water changes done and using tap water

i have just rebuilt the sump to a better design so will start a thread with it shortly lol

salinty is just a refractometer takes 2 secs lol
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