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Getting there

Posted 01/19/2014 at 12:06 PM by zitra

So after some waiting the tank arrived last week and this weekend was dedicated to finishing the setup.

This is how I ended today:

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I am pretty happy with it. There is a mixture of live rock and dead rock (the big one in the middle) in the tank. Aragonite sand on the bottom (1-3mm). In the sump there is deep sand of finer sand mixed with zeolite sand.

The two fluidized bed filters are in the end one for NP pelets and the second one is split in the middle with GFO on the bottom and carbon on the top (both fluidized). I had to instal a small dedicated pump to run these two as I was not happy with the reduction of the flow through the system when I fed those by the main circulation pump.

The RO-DO ATO is Tunze Osmlolator, there are couple of common T5s (14w) on top of refugium and 6 x 39W T5s in the main tank light (2 x ATI Aquablue Special, 1 x ATI Coral Plus, 1 ATI Blue Plus, 1 x Red Sea Pink, 1 x Red Sea Actinic).

There is couple of 3000lph current pumps in the tank.

Display tank closeup:

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Sump closeup:

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The skimmer if off for few days. If I start it, it will foam the system dry. Hopefully in couple of day the new water will age a bit and I can start the skimmer.
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