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  1. Tims new 6x3x2 reef, Full Riff system, Cellar Filter. 
    #1
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    Hi Guys,

    After two years out im back with the new aquarium, my wife gave me a green light for a small tank as our new born daughter seems to like fish, so without much consultation i ordered the tank 6x3x2, the largest aquarium i have owned, last one was 5x2x30.

    And got to work building the stand and cabinet.

    I really like the look of the full riff system with backing plates so i decided to go for it, i have had so many tanks in the past with live rock i fancied a change.

    Luckily we have a cellar, and i kept the sump from the last set up so it was not to hard to clean it all up and re pipe the new tank,

    I have had all new equipment this time, as i sold all my previous equipment.

    Light 8x80w ATI unit, with a mix of ATI tubes.
    Aquaray Fuji Blue for evening,
    A Bubble Magus nac 9 and used Deltec apf851 for skimming duties,
    A Bubble Magus Calcium reactor run off of a Peri Pump,
    2x Phos ban reactors for Phosphate and carbon use.
    Circulation is taken care of by a MP40 and a Tunze 6125, plus the return pump a 11000lph maxi flo.
    Ro man 150gpd unit and booster pump.

    NOTE Riff System back plates are still being made, should be here in a few weeks,

    Anyway PICS :
     

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    Sounds good, look forward to pics, what's your stocking plans. Fish and corals.
    Check out my new tank thread, Look out Perverts about....

    My old tank thread, oooh that perverts is at it again..............

    And my really really old tank thread, Fishperverts Cube of Pleasure....
     

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    Nice size. Good luck!
     

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    Just waiting on the back plates to come now, been waiting since christmas,

    Also i added a ventilation system into the side of the hood that runs a duct down the side of the aquarium (hidden side) through the floor to the cellar with a fan sucking the hot air and moisture away, needed as i wanted to enclose the lower half of the ATI unit to stop light bouncing back up into the room.
    Last edited by Tim20; 22-02-13 at 20:51.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishpervert View Post
    Sounds good, look forward to pics, what's your stocking plans. Fish and corals.
    Going to try 80% SPS and try and resist the usual LPS as i would like to maybe add a large angel at some point in the future, may be! i will soon give in when i see a nice LPS,

    Fish wise i am going to again try and add very few for the first 6 months but my list so far is:

    But these are just initial plans, i know some might not be a good match, just a "like list" and there are to many on it as well.

    Gold Flake Angel
    Majestic Angel
    Empor Angel if i stick to SPS, i wont!

    Tri colour Tang
    Vampire Tang
    Orange Shoulder Tang
    May be a Sohal Tang

    Magnificiant Rabbit Fish
    Feminus Wrasse
    Leopard Wrasse
    Halichoeres wrasse
    Red Tail Tarmin Wrasse
    Yellow Tail Wrasse
    New Guinea Wrasse
    Cleaner Wrasse

    Cross Hatch Trigger.

    Shoal of Anthias 6-9.
     

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    wowzers very nice! Good job on the stand buddy. Dream setup for some people (certainly is for me)

    PS I'm loving the den the little one had

    Good luck with it all
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim20 View Post
    Going to try 80% SPS and try and resist the usual LPS as i would like to maybe add a large angel at some point in the future, may be! i will soon give in when i see a nice LPS,

    Fish wise i am going to again try and add very few for the first 6 months but my list so far is:

    But these are just initial plans, i know some might not be a good match, just a "like list" and there are to many on it as well.

    Gold Flake Angel
    Majestic Angel
    Empor Angel if i stick to SPS, i wont!

    Tri colour Tang
    Vampire Tang
    Orange Shoulder Tang
    May be a Sohal Tang

    Magnificiant Rabbit Fish
    Feminus Wrasse
    Leopard Wrasse
    Halichoeres wrasse
    Red Tail Tarmin Wrasse
    Yellow Tail Wrasse
    New Guinea Wrasse
    Cleaner Wrasse

    Cross Hatch Trigger.

    Shoal of Anthias 6-9.
    Very nice I've just ordered 3 more back plates for my upgrade from riff and there changing owners or premises at mo so orders arnt coming out very fast
    Check out my new tank thread, Look out Perverts about....

    My old tank thread, oooh that perverts is at it again..............

    And my really really old tank thread, Fishperverts Cube of Pleasure....
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by redC16 View Post
    wowzers very nice! Good job on the stand buddy. Dream setup for some people (certainly is for me)

    PS I'm loving the den the little one had

    Good luck with it all
    cheers Bud,

    3/4 of the stand is sectioned off for a toy cupboard now,
     

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