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Old 10/26/2016, 01:16 PM   #51
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Old 10/26/2016, 03:50 PM   #52
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I really like that aquascape. It will look great when it's full of sticks!


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Old 10/26/2016, 07:37 PM   #53
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Old 10/26/2016, 09:55 PM   #54
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Now that I'm spending more time searching for quality aquascapes I'm seeing the appeal of Tonga branch style structures for SPS tanks... Each end of branch could easily hold a frag/colony, super easy and awesome flow options, easy for fish to hide in.. So many perks are coming to light as I look at that scape.


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Old 10/26/2016, 10:27 PM   #55
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Wow Sahin, I'm just now getting caught up with your new build. How exciting! I love the look of the tank and the aquascape bud. Definitely looking forward to following along.


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Old 10/27/2016, 03:24 PM   #56
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What a wonderful start. Subscribed. Would you mind sharing your plumbing and sump arrangement please Sahin?
Thank you Bulent. I hope to achieve the greatness of your lovely SPS reef.

Currently there is only the Deltec 1456 Skimmer and 2 trays containing 4 litres of Seachem Matrix stones.

The plumbing is straightforward:

2 x Oceanlife Overflows. The Ecotech Vectra M1 is split using a 1inch Y splitter and returns the water to the display via 1inch soft pipes. The drains are 1.5inch.




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Old 10/27/2016, 03:40 PM   #57
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Beautiful tank! The aquascape is already a win in my book. Can't wait to see this tank to be filled with SPS.

Only one Regal Angelfish? I say go for a pair! Mine are the stars of the tank.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOl8FsFVQUM
It would be a little dream come true if I could get the SPS in this tank to flourish and have a beautiful Regal Angel swimming around.

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Wow Sahin, I'm just now getting caught up with your new build. How exciting! I love the look of the tank and the aquascape bud. Definitely looking forward to following along.
Thank you buddy. Yours is another awesome tank along with a superb fish collection. Hoping my new tank gets somewhere close to as nice as yours.

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Now that I'm spending more time searching for quality aquascapes I'm seeing the appeal of Tonga branch style structures for SPS tanks... Each end of branch could easily hold a frag/colony, super easy and awesome flow options, easy for fish to hide in.. So many perks are coming to light as I look at that scape.
Thanks. Those branch ends will hopefully hold some of my best SPS pieces.


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Old 10/27/2016, 05:18 PM   #58
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Hey Sahin, love that scape!
Can't wait to see you start populating this tank.
Getting very close.
I love the smell of fresh acro in the morning!


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Old 10/27/2016, 08:53 PM   #59
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I only wish my apartment floor could support the wait of a bigger setup like this


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Old 11/02/2016, 07:52 PM   #60
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Nice to see this startup, love the scape, can't wait to see the results.


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Old 11/02/2016, 09:02 PM   #61
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Sahin, Thanks for letting me know of your new build. I will enjoy following your thread. I see you had to get a tank as large as Andrews. Good luck with it.

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Old 11/02/2016, 11:13 PM   #62
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Old 11/03/2016, 04:42 AM   #63
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Great New start Sahin!!!

Hope for you the best (at least same as your actual tank )

Just one question on your sump photo :

Skimmer is in the first compartment that can up and down. Don't you think your skimmer performance can be impact by this?

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Old 11/04/2016, 04:47 AM   #64
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Thanks for looking into the thread my friends.

I've added 10 Litres of Siporax into the sump now as well. I'm putting off adding a chaeto etc as things get messy in the sump. If I had a tank room I'd be putting a proper refugium tank. So the 4litres Seachem Matrix and 10litres Siporax should be plenty of filter media for my tank size and the low-med bioload I'll be having.

I'll upload a photo of the sump later. Damn Photobucket is down for maintenance currently.

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Great New start Sahin!!!

Hope for you the best (at least same as your actual tank )

Just one question on your sump photo :

Skimmer is in the first compartment that can up and down. Don't you think your skimmer performance can be impact by this?

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Hi Stef. Your English is just fine. However you are not correct about the skimmer/sump design. The skimmer chamber water level is 100% static. Its the 2nd baffle from the left which sets the water level in the first chamber. The water level in the middle chamber is also static.

The only chamber which could fluctuate is the last chamber ie the return pump section. However the Tunze Osmolator keeps the water level here stable as long as the top off section (the last chamber on the right) has RODI water.

By the way the Deltec 1456 skimmer is working so well. Its like perfectly matched for this tank size. I recall Andrew mentioning on this thread that his Deltec skimmer pulls out waste as soon he feeds/dumps skimmate into the tank. This is exactly what happens. The skimmer chugs along and as soon as I feed the fish, the bubbles collapse for about 20 minutes and then the skimmer resumes skimming like mad. Love the skimmer.


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Old 11/04/2016, 09:55 AM   #65
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Love to hear it about the Deltec. I've contemplated a switch for a while now. Keep it coming with the pics!


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Old 11/07/2016, 02:14 AM   #66
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Damn you're totally right!!!

But that's YOUR fault i have to say : When i see your tank in photo i take a drink saying : "A ta santé Sahin!!!" And just after... my vision is in trouble to see your sump

So waiting for more photo... My bottle of Rum waiting for...

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Old 11/08/2016, 01:29 PM   #67
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Love to hear it about the Deltec. I've contemplated a switch for a while now. Keep it coming with the pics!
Contact Adam at Battlecorals. He sells the Deltec goods in the USA. Adam recommends getting the AC version of the Deltec skimmers. I'm really happy with mine and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the brand.

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Damn you're totally right!!!

But that's YOUR fault i have to say : When i see your tank in photo i take a drink saying : "A ta santé Sahin!!!" And just after... my vision is in trouble to see your sump

So waiting for more photo... My bottle of Rum waiting for...

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I'll post some pics up in the next few days. It's been a very busy week so far.

I transfered quite a few acros now. Tank is only 3 weeks old and started with completely dead rocks and sand so I was a bit worried about acros stripping etc but all is well so far; the preparation I put in seems to have paid off. The acros have browned out, however that's ok. Tank is too young to expect anything else.


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Old 11/08/2016, 01:42 PM   #68
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Looking good, I have a deltec skimmer on my frag qt tank and its great bit of kit it was on my last tank . Be good to see how your sps get on .
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Old 11/09/2016, 12:15 AM   #69
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Waiting to see all your giant acro colonies! But we'll settle for a "cycle is done" update


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Old 11/09/2016, 10:39 AM   #70
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Old 11/14/2016, 02:56 AM   #71
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Thanks for looking into the thread my friends.

I've added 10 Litres of Siporax into the sump now as well. I'm putting off adding a chaeto etc as things get messy in the sump. If I had a tank room I'd be putting a proper refugium tank. So the 4litres Seachem Matrix and 10litres Siporax should be plenty of filter media for my tank size and the low-med bioload I'll be having.

I'll upload a photo of the sump later. Damn Photobucket is down for maintenance currently.


Hi Sahin, putting off chaeto is a good decision. With that much of siporax and matrix I think nutrient export will be just fine. Plus the messiness the chaeto will cause to your clean and minimalist looking sump....

Leave the chaeto for a proper refugium tank

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Old 11/14/2016, 04:34 AM   #72
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HOLY Cow Sahin that is one Gorgeous tank man wow. If this is anything like your last , then this might just be the sexiest thing out here lol.


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Old 11/14/2016, 08:36 AM   #73
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Really nice......subscribed it....


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Old 11/14/2016, 10:41 AM   #74
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The sense of design, style and finesse European reefers have seems to be missing here in the U.S. We have evolved into prioritizing size and quantity over elegance.
Just an observation after watching hundreds, probably thousands of tank builds on various reef sites.


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Old 11/15/2016, 09:43 PM   #75
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Well Sahin,

I'm glad to see you got the upgrade you've always wanted. I hope the family is doing well as well as the new additions. I love that new baby smell, until they start pooping. LOL!

Nah, you and I are in the same boat, 3 kids and trying to keep the fish tank dream going. I am trying to talk the wife into an upgrade but I honestly couldn't do one unless we moved, there just isn't enough room.

Looking great! Take your time.

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