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Old 06/07/2016, 08:38 AM   #1
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The Scleractinia Shallows

Introduction:
Guess what guys and gals, it's here! After a few months of sorting out permissions and getting the tank ready, it's in and it's wet!!
The very first thing I want to be noted about this build is the insurmountable amount of gratitude and thanks to Andrew Not only has the poor sod put up with my constant texts and questions but he was also crucial to this build as, well, this glorious tank some of you might recognise. I am completely over the moon with tank and I'm going to do everything vested in my reefing powers to make this a stunning tank filled with life (and no algae... lol)!
I'm still amazed this didn't happen sooner, I came close a few times to going bigger but now that I'm finally out of home and was actually in need of moving the tank I guess there's no better time than the present! I'm really looking forward to what all the extra space is going to bring and the fish it opens up to me as there's a few I'll finally be able to cross off my list now!
System Objectives:
What we all really want, a glorious tank thriving with life and of course amazing acro's!
System Type: SPS, SPS and a few more SPS!


Display System:
Strike up Date: Today 7/06/16
Display Tank: 1000x600x450mm or 40x24x18" for some of our metrically challenged friends across the big lake. 250L or 65g
Display Lighting: 2ft Hamilton Cebu Sun. 250w Radium + 4x24w T5's
Stand: 1000x600x100mm (40x24x40")
Hood: Hoodless, lights will be hung from the light hanging kit as I want ease of access and don't mind being able to see it all.
Sump: 1000x500x350mm; ATO, frag section and the rest! Final design yet to be revealed.
Refugium: No weeds here!


Support systems:
System Water: Blue bucket, don't mess with success!
Display Water circulation: A duo of RW-8's to start with and a 6025.
Return Pump: Waveline DC6000
Skimmer: RLSS R6-i
Evaporation Top Up: ATO, Kore 5th or Tunze. Not sure yet.


Chemical Support:
Good old tasty 3-part with some koral colour and maybe a little replenish.

Planned Water Chemistry:
Nitrates: 0-5ppm
Phosphates: 0-0.05ppm
Alkalinity: 7-7.5dKH
Calcium: 420ppm
Salinity / Specific Gravity: 35ppt
Magnesuim: 1200ppm
Potassium: 400ppm

Equipment Plan:
With a new tank comes a new excuse to buy more equipment
The most immediate upgrade or purchase for the tank is the new sump that's currently in the design phase I have the dimensions for it 1000x500x350mm and the sections are going to include a frag section, an ato reservoir and then the usual's with the filter socks being before the return and not at the overflow input for ease of sump cleaning and no dead friends if they go over into the plumbing!

The next set of upgrades I'm making are to the return and the flow! I want to get myself a really solid and reliable DC return and so far the winner of that race is the M1 Vectra. The other water moving part I would like to add to the tank is a XF150 Gyre to get some nice broad flow going, combined with a couple of other powerheads on the back of the tank.

I want to do some pretty big overhauls on the lights but that's a while off! Get a 3ft Cebu Sun unit, add a 400w Radium to it and then get myself two of those really nice 3ft Reefbrite XHO blue strips to just finish everything off to perfection!

Scaled Friends:
Now this is where the real fun begins as I've leaped forth in tank size and it opens up a world of new possibilities for whom I will be able to keep! My current friends will be coming across:
- Female Bellus
- Kole tang
- Black ear wrasse
- Possum wrasse

But these guys are going to look vveerrryyy sparse in such a nice big new home for them They're not going to know what to do with themselves! This of course means they'll be getting some new buddies! I have a few thoughts on this but there's still a few gaps in the complete fill in:
- Half a dozen anthias or so, p. lori or p. flavoguttatus or even p. pulcherrimus. Something nice from Deer park either way!
- Another bellus would be really nice.
- I'd love a mystery wrasse but I don't think that will bode well with my black ear due to some vague similarities but we'll se.
- There is one fish that will definitely be happening and that will be the show piece of the tank! It will be in the form of one of two species of roap butterflies! That's one fish family that I've always wanted and the specific species are c. tinkeri or c. mitratus! These are a very long time want of mine and I will definitely be adding one of these gorgeous fish down the line, the polyps won't be happy but are they ever really happy on the reef? lol
- No other thoughts yet.

I suppose I better cut the rambling and start with some pictures
I think the hardest part has been organising and moving all the crap I need lol it was a bootful and then all the other dozen trips of bits I'd forgotten lol


10L of matrix including! I cannot wait to get that rumbling!



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Old 06/07/2016, 08:38 AM   #2
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I've done some playing with the scape and I'm starting to get an idea of what I'm after. The height is definitely right, it's not taller than 6" as I want to keep it low to allow for the fish to have plenty of open swimming space


From the doorway


Right side from above, the scape is a little unusual as I want to include lots of swim throughs that turn to caves once the acro's are in and growing.


And now we're getting salty! Still needs a little more water but that's coming in tomorrow Of course I'm running sumpless for a little while till I have a sump but that's no drama


One amazing aspect of the many about this build is the size of the cabinet... "there's so much space for activities"! The shelf will be holding my doser, dosing containers and of course the two 8 socket PDU units oh my oh my!



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Old 06/07/2016, 08:39 AM   #3
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And finally, just the amazing view right from my desk



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Old 06/07/2016, 08:49 AM   #4
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Awesome Dom! Congratulations man!


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Old 06/07/2016, 09:10 AM   #5
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uhhh i found the new soulless thread

coming together nicely!! canīt wait to see this setup up and running!

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or? mate there is no or

Metric ftw

haha
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Old 06/07/2016, 11:15 AM   #6
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Better late than never to the party, Dom!
Looking sweet!
Very excited to see your masterpiece come together!


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Old 06/07/2016, 12:25 PM   #7
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Happy for you mate,can't wait to se what you'll make with these rocks

Good luck with the new build and we will be here "stalking" you


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Old 06/07/2016, 04:09 PM   #8
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Old 06/07/2016, 06:14 PM   #9
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AWESOME!!!
Sounds like a solid plan, wish I had access to your mate Andrew Looking forward to your progress Dom, and I am quite certain we have a masterpiece in the making!
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Old 06/07/2016, 06:20 PM   #10
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Looks to be a very promising build, subscribing for sure.


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Old 06/07/2016, 07:16 PM   #11
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Awesome Dom! Congratulations man!
Thanks Matt, bacteria will be going in this evening!

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uhhh i found the new soulless thread
coming together nicely!! canīt wait to see this setup up and running!
or? mate there is no or
Metric ftw
haha
cheers,
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haha I do get around We're nearly at full running, need a few more litres of water then we'll be sweet! Going to add some NSW this afternoon And don't worry, metric is the way but our friends need a little help with the conversion sometimes lol

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Better late than never to the party, Dom!
Looking sweet!
Very excited to see your masterpiece come together!
You can make a grand entrance being a little late lol
Me too, nice and slow but filled with pure awesomeness and able to get the love a tank needs too!! After 6 months of neglect on the cube lol

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Happy for you mate,can't wait to se what you'll make with these rocks

Good luck with the new build and we will be here "stalking" you
Thanks Mike! I'm getting there slowly with the rocks and I think I'm nearly happy with it but we'll see how many times that changes over the coming weeks, especially once the clams go in

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AWESOME!!!
Sounds like a solid plan, wish I had access to your mate Andrew Looking forward to your progress Dom, and I am quite certain we have a masterpiece in the making!
Cheers
Thanks Perry, the trick will be following the plans lol. I am very very lucky to have Andrew as a friend and to have gotten his help with this tank!!
Here's to hoping! I have some grand plans as I actually have a decent sized tank to work with now so hopefully pretty colourful things to come!

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Looks to be a very promising build, subscribing for sure.
Thanks mate I'm hoping to bring a lot of what I missed to the table from my last builds, a few years worth of knowledge hopefully won't go astray!


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Wow! Very nice build, how exciting! I love your fish list, and your scape is looking very promising for coral placement. Following along


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Dom,
where's the tiny copperband butteryfly fish?


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Best of luck with this tank Dom, looking forward to the adventure.


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Old 06/07/2016, 08:44 PM   #15
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Wow! Very nice build, how exciting! I love your fish list, and your scape is looking very promising for coral placement. Following along
Thanks Conor I'm really hoping I can get as close to possible with the fish list I'd like to get another larger angel too but that might be pushing it.
I'm hoping it works out alright for the placement of acro's lol

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where's the tiny copperband butteryfly fish?
Been reading the updates on my tank? lol Mentioned that he was no where to be found in my most recent update, not that my brother was paying much attention to the tank anyway

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Cheers man I'm hoping that it's settled and cracking along by the time you're down!


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Congrats on the tank man I will be following along for sure! Welcome to the 65G club!


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Nice new addition! Looks like we've both got new projects in front of us.


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haha I do get around We're nearly at full running, need a few more litres of water then we'll be sweet! Going to add some NSW this afternoon And don't worry, metric is the way but our friends need a little help with the conversion sometimes lol
haha yes you down under know the right way

do you take any lifestock from the old tank besides the fish?

would be very careful... a friend of mine had Bryobsis and had to clean out the whole tank with acid... couldnīt save anything but the fish... all infected... horror...

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Looking forward to seeing this rolling.


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Congrats on the tank man I will be following along for sure! Welcome to the 65G club!
Cheers matey it's a nice change from such a small tank, that's for sure!

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Nice new addition! Looks like we've both got new projects in front of us.
Thanks Vinh Does that mean we need to race?

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haha yes you down under know the right way
do you take any lifestock from the old tank besides the fish?
would be very careful... a friend of mine had Bryobsis and had to clean out the whole tank with acid... couldnīt save anything but the fish... all infected... horror...
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Even if we are upside down lol
All my corals, fish and clams are coming across. All the zoa's are being dipped and potentially re-plugged, there are no acro's in the tank anymore as they were all removed today and I will be scrubbing the clams to be sure of safety hopefully it works lol

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Even if we are upside down lol
All my corals, fish and clams are coming across. All the zoa's are being dipped and potentially re-plugged, there are no acro's in the tank anymore as they were all removed today and I will be scrubbing the clams to be sure of safety hopefully it works lol
i hope so too mr. upside down

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It was a good and sad day today All the sps from my tank is now gone and it lays barren and algae covered
The acro's are going to enjoy their trip to the acro day spa



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Don't worry about the old tank mate,it gave you pleasure(will not go into details ) and wisdom/exp(call of duty term ),so it greatly served it's purpose

Can't wait to see these sticks in the new tank
Where is that acro spa?


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Don't worry about the old tank mate,it gave you pleasure(will not go into details ) and wisdom/exp(call of duty term),so it greatly served it's purpose

Can't wait to see these sticks in the new tank
Where is that acro spa?
That it did it was a very wonderful tank that served me very well throughout it's life! Now I just want someone to buy it so I can buy more stuff haha

Me either! I'm nearly ready for babies to come across, water is satly and at the right temp but it just needs about 50l and I'm going to use NSW because it's quick and easy lol. Dr. Tim's is going in tonight and fish will come across hopefully Monday!
The acro spa is the second star to the right, and straight on till morning They are splashing in colour at the moment


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It was a good and sad day today All the sps from my tank is now gone and it lays barren and algae covered
The acro's are going to enjoy their trip to the acro day spa
Always interests me to see them out of the light of the tank. Which one is that piece in the right container on the lower left? How long were they in these containers?


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