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Samian
01/23/2016, 01:03 PM
Hi, everyone !!!!

I'm member of this forum for almost 3 years and it's an inspiration for me.

My project started about 3 years ago. I wanted to create a little rocky to sand deep coral corner of the Aegean sea (as all the Mediterranean coasts) under 20 -30 meters depth.
It's a coldwater NPS reef tank.

My tank is a Rio-400, 450 lt.

DIY Sump about 162 lt.

Illumination
After a lot of experimentation in use 1 x ATI Blue plus 39 W, for 7 hours per day.

Chiller is the Hailea HC-300A.

For circulation pumps i use :
1 x Eheim pump compact+ 2000 to pump the water from sump to main tank.
1 x Eheim pump compact+ 3000 to pump the water from sump to the chiller and back to the sump.
Both of them all day around.
1 x Hydor Koralia Evolution 2800 (for 16 hours) and
1 x Hydor Koralia Evolution 2800 (for 6,5 hours in the noon)
1 x Hydor Koralia Nano 1600 all day around to circulate the water into the main tank.

Skimmer TMC V2 1500

2 fluidized reactors with carbon and antiphos.
In the sump i use ATS with 1x14W led lamp and 1x20W floodlight (both of them 3.000k) for 18 hours.

For aquascaping i have DSB about 10 cm and a lot of mediterranean live rock.
Some live rock are also in the sump

The total volume of the system is about 450 lt. Of course i use Natural Sea Water. About 33% twice a month.

Measurements:
PH : 7,5 - 7,9
Alkalinity : 8,9 - 9,9.
Calcium : 460 - 470.
Magnesium : 1470 - 1500.
ΝΟ3 : 10 - 15.
ΡΟ4 : 0
Salinity : 1028 - 1030.
Temperature : 16 - 23 oC.


I'll be back with pictures and the animals i have...

Samian
01/23/2016, 01:21 PM
Have a nice watch !!!!


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/DSC_0022_zpstmhvlghf.jpg


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/DSC_0101_zpsjglipnsn.jpg


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/DSC_0028_zps4v33koai.jpg


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/DSC_0102_zps1yespgds.jpg


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/DSC_0042_zpsdky6khb1.jpg

mark54321
01/23/2016, 01:49 PM
This is very cool, thanks for posting. Do you get any condensation on your aquarium glass? Waiting to see your fish and invertebrates list!

06bug
01/25/2016, 08:26 PM
Very nice. Do you actually collect water from the ocean? Is that what you mean by natural sea water?

noy
01/26/2016, 06:00 AM
Love habitat themed tanks. Good work.
Are those tubastraea's (sun corals) on the right?

Hudds
01/26/2016, 03:42 PM
Allready a favorite tank from the sea of Poseidon! :thumbsup:

galvintjime
01/28/2016, 09:18 AM
Awesome tank! I'm just getting established as an NPS reefer so it's great encouragement to see tanks that other people are doing. Also, I second wanting to see the list of inhabitants!

Samian
01/29/2016, 01:35 PM
This is very cool, thanks for posting. Do you get any condensation on your aquarium glass? Waiting to see your fish and invertebrates list!


Thanks a lot.
There are only few days in the year when the aquarium looks like wet, because of the humidity in the atmosphere.
I will post later, photos of the aquarium inhabitants.


Very nice. Do you actually collect water from the ocean? Is that what you mean by natural sea water?


Thanks man !!!
Yes I collect Natural Sea Water (NSW) every 15 – 20 days, from 2 – 3 places that I have spotted and depending of the weather of course.



Love habitat themed tanks. Good work.
Are those tubastraea's (sun corals) on the right?

Thanks man !!!
The yellow corals are Leptopsammia pruvoti (Sunset cup coral), which they naturally live in Mediterranean.

Allready a favorite tank from the sea of Poseidon! :thumbsup:


Thanks a lot, patrida !!!!!!

Awesome tank! I'm just getting established as an NPS reefer so it's great encouragement to see tanks that other people are doing. Also, I second wanting to see the list of inhabitants!


Many thanks !!!!!
I will post later, list and photos of the aquarium inhabitants.

Samian
02/05/2016, 02:25 PM
Very nice. Do you actually collect water from the ocean? Is that what you mean by natural sea water?

Maintance day
Testing water
ΚΗ : 9,9
ΝΟ3 : 10
ΡΟ4 : 0

Cleaning ATS, skimmer etc
After that visiting with car, one of the 3 beaches i've spotted, for NSW collecting.
Sunshine but very cold.

341230

Atmosphere temperature 3,5 - 7,5 oC.
Water temperature 16 oC.

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Collected 145 lt of NSW. Hot coffee, chill out music and a few seashells collected for ultra fresh fish food.

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Sk8r
02/06/2016, 03:34 PM
From Samos? I've not been there, but I have been to Crete. Beautiful, beautiful water. Thank you for the pictures. I wanted so much to see what was down below the surface.
[welcome]

noy
02/07/2016, 08:41 AM
Very nice. Does Greece let you collect corals for personal aquaria uses?

Samian
02/07/2016, 11:06 AM
From Samos? I've not been there, but I have been to Crete. Beautiful, beautiful water. Thank you for the pictures. I wanted so much to see what was down below the surface.
<img src="/images/welcome.gif" width="500" height="62"><br><b><i><big><big>To Reef Central</b></i></big></big>

Thanks so much. Crete is also very beautifull.
Visiting my thread from time to time you'ill see how is below the surface of the Aegean Sea.
:fun2::fun2:


Very nice. Does Greece let you collect corals for personal aquaria uses?


Most of my corals are unwanted products of commercial fishing.
I have also a fishing license for amateur fishing, because i spearfishing from time to time.
All of my fish were fished by me with non lethal methods (net traps).

Samian
02/14/2016, 06:54 AM
Love habitat themed tanks. Good work.
Are those tubastraea's (sun corals) on the right?

They are Sunset cup corals (Leptopsammia pruvoti)


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/DSC06347_zpscba9a267.jpg


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/DSC06138_zps65606697.jpg


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/DSC06123_zpse1475c1d.jpg


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/DSC06105_zps66e182b2.jpg


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/DSC05899_zps90d0caa8.jpg

3.99AfterTaxes
02/15/2016, 01:47 AM
Those cup corals are stunning! Amazing biotope!

titi59
03/04/2016, 04:53 PM
Very nice tank !
What are the orange sponge with epizoanthus ? Thank you

velvetelvis
03/07/2016, 09:43 AM
Very beautiful. Are you on Facebook? There's a coldwater marine aquarists' group on there.

Samian
03/18/2016, 02:41 PM
Those cup corals are stunning! Amazing biotope!


Thanx a lot ...man !!!!


Very nice tank !
What are the orange sponge with epizoanthus ? Thank you

Thanx a lot ...!!!!

The orange sponge are Axinella polypoides. The corals on them are Parazoanthus axinellae.
Both of them are native in Mediterranean.


Very beautiful. Are you on Facebook? There's a coldwater marine aquarists' group on there.

Thanx...
I'm on Facebook. You mean Coldwater Marine Aquarium Owners or something else ?
Please me pass the Profile name of it.

organism
03/18/2016, 02:53 PM
That is a badass tank, looks great!

Samian
03/26/2016, 02:06 PM
That is a badass tank, looks great!

Thanx a lot ...man !!!!:love2:

Chibils
04/01/2016, 10:46 AM
This is a beautiful tank Samian! Great work and please keep us updated with many pictures!!

j_mazzy
05/01/2016, 10:27 AM
That is an excellent Little theme tank.

Samian
11/10/2016, 12:42 PM
Some update ....

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/IMG_20161015_211926_zps24hvo96h.jpg


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/IMG_20161015_211638_zpslnnragxa.jpg


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/IMG_20161015_211618_zpswdoxbh6t.jpg


http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/TaliHorhe/IMG_20161015_211252_zpsbesd8pb6.jpg


And a video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6sSBhZYLog

To be continued......

mark54321
11/11/2016, 07:57 AM
Thank you for the update, your tank looks great !

Samian
11/20/2016, 05:41 AM
This is my feather duster worm Bispira volutacornis


RYYmeMMvwSo

Samian
11/20/2016, 05:44 AM
Sorry for the above post...
This is the correct.

This is a video of my feather duster worm Bispira volutacornis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYYmeMMvwSo

KingOfAll_Tyrants
11/21/2016, 07:23 PM
Samian,

Thank you very much for sharing! Local biotype tanks, with collected specimens, are always awesome. Maybe in the future I will make a similar local tank......

AquaticEngineer
12/13/2016, 01:49 PM
I'm on Facebook. You mean Coldwater Marine Aquarium Owners or something else ?
Please me pass the Profile name of it.

Don't know if you ever found your way to the coldwater group on FB, but the link is www.facebook.com/groups/coldwaterowners

Zatoichi
12/23/2016, 10:12 PM
Super cool

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