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Old 11/21/2016, 02:52 PM   #101
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Congrats Sahin on the new addition to the family and new tank. That's one sleek looking system. I'm running a smaller Deltec now and like it a lot. Took a little bit of time to get it dialed in but now working great. DC pump doesn't seem to use a lot of power at all since I have it hooked up to an EB8 and it barely shows any wattage.


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Old 11/21/2016, 05:25 PM   #102
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Awesome build so far. Do you have a complete fish list planned out yet?


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Old 11/22/2016, 04:34 AM   #103
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Hi Sahin loving the upgrade! Congrats to both new babies!

Can i ask you about your drains, how good are they at surface skimming?

I am debating Ghost overflow, CTC or using the same style as you are using for my new tank.

Best of luck!
Hi there buddy, thank you. The Oceanlife are decent. On my last tank I had one and had to play around with the pumps to get the flow right so that the surface is skimmed properly. I dont have this issue with the current tank whilst having two; maybe because the pumps were setup just right without me thinking about it and possibly because there are two.

However, if I had time and more funds I would have went with a Ghost overflow. My ideal overflow would be CTC; no question about it.

The main drawback with Oceanlife is the limit to the amount of water they can sustain. My Ecotech Vectra M1 can only be run at 45% maximum. I would have preferred to have a bit more.

I would therefore go with the Ghost or CTC and get herbie type plumbing for the ultimate speed and quietness.

There was noise in the sump. I had to play a round down there to quiet things up. Hope that helps you choose either ghost or CTC; it's what I would like.


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Congrats Sahin on the new addition to the family and new tank. That's one sleek looking system. I'm running a smaller Deltec now and like it a lot. Took a little bit of time to get it dialed in but now working great. DC pump doesn't seem to use a lot of power at all since I have it hooked up to an EB8 and it barely shows any wattage.
Thank you buddy. I initially had the smaller Deltec for a couple of weeks and decided to swap due to the fact I was going to upgrade etc.

The smaller Deltec IMO has a better air/water ratio in the body of the skimmer. Mine is alright and skims great but could do with a bit more air.

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Awesome build so far. Do you have a complete fish list planned out yet?
Thank you sir. For fish this is roughly what I have planned:

1. Regal Angel
2. Convict Tang
3. Flame Wrasse Pair
4. Orchid dottyback
5. Red Firefish
6. Longnose Hawkfish
7. Pair of Fairy Wrasse
8. Single Blue/Green Chromis - only because they are always out and good eaters; mine finishes off all bits of food in the water column.

Thats all I can think of so far. I may add some other small fish but the aim is to keep the bioload low-med.

Tank is doing well. SPS are encrusting nicely. On many pieces the new growth shows colour so all good signs.


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Old 11/23/2016, 12:28 AM   #104
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the aim is to keep the bioload low-med.
Hello Sahin, congratulations for the new baby. Your new scape is very beautiful. In your last tank, I thing that you were "fan" of high bioload ,combined with strong filtration and you were having fantastic results. Why did you decide to a lower bioload for this set up? Also what didn't you like at MH and you returned to T5?


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Old 11/23/2016, 04:01 AM   #105
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Hello Sahin, congratulations for the new baby. Your new scape is very beautiful. In your last tank, I thing that you were "fan" of high bioload ,combined with strong filtration and you were having fantastic results. Why did you decide to a lower bioload for this set up? Also what didn't you like at MH and you returned to T5?
With regards to the bioload, this is the first time I am relying solely on the Siporax/Matrix media (previously I had always used a decent amount of liverock). The branch rocks I have used are not porous at all. Additionally, and more importantly, I want to keep to the same amount of water changes I did on my last tank which was roughly 10% of old tank volume. What I hope is that by having a low-med bioload, I can rely on the filtration I have incorporated so far and just do 5% water changes per week and all will be well.

With regards to the lighting, I'd take 2x400w Radiums with LED/T5 as supplement over the tank any day; the shimmer is excellent and ability to colour up corals is just as good as T5. However, I cannot deal with the costs associated with the running of those lights and cooling the tank.

So its essentially circumstances dictating things rather than a change in preference.


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Old 11/23/2016, 05:50 AM   #106
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With regards to the bioload, this is the first time I am relying solely on the Siporax/Matrix media (previously I had always used a decent amount of liverock). The branch rocks I have used are not porous at all. Additionally, and more importantly, I want to keep to the same amount of water changes I did on my last tank which was roughly 10% of old tank volume. What I hope is that by having a low-med bioload, I can rely on the filtration I have incorporated so far and just do 5% water changes per week and all will be well.

With regards to the lighting, I'd take 2x400w Radiums with LED/T5 as supplement over the tank any day; the shimmer is excellent and ability to colour up corals is just as good as T5. However, I cannot deal with the costs associated with the running of those lights and cooling the tank.

So its essentially circumstances dictating things rather than a change in preference.



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Old 12/05/2016, 03:20 PM   #107
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Quick video. Apologies for the blown highlights etc.




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Old 12/05/2016, 03:44 PM   #108
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Great video always love how clean a new tank looks


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Old 12/05/2016, 05:03 PM   #109
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Very nice artistic scape. So clean too. I love it.


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Old 12/05/2016, 06:00 PM   #110
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Wow, Sahin, that is a seriously gorgeous scape. Very sharp, beautiful flow and balance.
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Old 12/05/2016, 07:21 PM   #111
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Great video Sahin. Thanks for sharing.


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Old 12/05/2016, 10:17 PM   #112
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Loving this new setup!

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Old 12/06/2016, 09:23 AM   #113
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Old 12/06/2016, 09:25 AM   #114
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Very nice Sahin. Poor goni stuck in the back corner.


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Old 12/06/2016, 11:38 AM   #115
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RIGHT ON just seen this. looking forward to the build. i just bought a tank with almost the same dimensions just a little longer 60"x24"x18".

do you have pictures of the light fixture??


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Old 12/06/2016, 05:25 PM   #116
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Wonderful start to this new tank sahin. Gonna be a real stunner soon!


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Old 12/21/2016, 06:44 PM   #117
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well done Sahin!!! keep the updates coming.


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Old 12/21/2016, 08:18 PM   #118
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Old 12/21/2016, 08:47 PM   #119
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Looking great Sahin! Lucky you, no algae. Sand bed, rock look pristine. Great scape as well


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Old 12/21/2016, 11:04 PM   #120
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Now this is what I like right here! Congratulations to you and your family!

This is going to be a good year for sps forum eye candy... I can feel it


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Old 12/22/2016, 12:35 AM   #121
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Another beautiful tank Sahin. I cannot wait to watch this one progress along.


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Old 01/12/2017, 09:46 PM   #122
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I really like the branch scape and the openness it allows for growth. As my old music teacher said to me, it's the silence surrounding the notes that makes the music. Nicely done keep on growing!
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Old 01/12/2017, 10:01 PM   #123
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You're falling behind on your monthly update quota Sahin!


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Old 01/15/2017, 01:22 PM   #124
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Just found this thread congrats on that new baby girl!

Tank looks amazing as expected look forward to more!

Can I see how you hung the light?



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Old 01/15/2017, 05:29 PM   #125
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Hey Bump master!
Time for an update!!
I know you guys must be beside yourselves with business..


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