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Old 18-09-11, 20:59
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Cheers guys,

They are actually all the same scape

I wish I had a bit more ceramic to make a few small overhangs.
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Old 18-09-11, 21:58
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looking good :-)
are you still after some egg crate?
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Old 18-09-11, 22:02
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That scape is absolutely perfect mate. Well, for my liking anyway! Keep the photos coming
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Old 19-09-11, 08:13
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Cheers Kris, I'm OK for eggcrate now mate. It was for making a tiny media basket for the pico.

I'll keep the photos coming Suggsy, even if just for my records to see hows it's progressed. The scape will probably change a little once I get the tank but it will be near enough along the same lines.

In contrast to yours mine is only 26 inches off the floor, had to go low to get the length in due to the rake of the staircase. It turned out OK though as it's eye level when I sit in my seat on the sofa
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Old 19-09-11, 19:42
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can't wait to see it up and running, what times the tank due to arrive then mate? also have you thought about what you want to stock fish and coral wise? and are you sumping it or not? sorry for all the questions just wanted to know abit more about the tank
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Old 19-09-11, 20:07
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Cheers Rocky,

Well I'm hoping the tank itself will arrive by the end of the month. Once it's here I can finalise the scape and start cycling the ceramics. They have been pre soaked to remove phosphates and silicates but I'll do them again to be sure.

The tank will be sumped and it will be as big as I can get away with. I'm hoping to get 100l+ in the sump if I can. I'm seriously considering using an Algae Scrubber as I have seen good results on various forums, no hair algae outbreaks, low nitrates and phosphates and still retain alot of pod life. Lighting will be a homemade Cree LED fitting with a mix of cool white, neutral white, blue and royal blue LED's.

As for corals it will be a mixed reef so choice softies, mainly LPS but maybe SPS later on if/when things have settled down. Undecided on fish stock to be honest, it won't be anything too radical just the usual bread and butter stuff but I have promised SWMBO pick most of the fish!!
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Old 19-09-11, 20:12
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Cheers Rocky,

Well I'm hoping the tank itself will arrive by the end of the month. Once it's here I can finalise the scape and start cycling the ceramics. They have been pre soaked to remove phosphates and silicates but I'll do them again to be sure.

The tank will be sumped and it will be as big as I can get away with. I'm hoping to get 100l+ in the sump if I can. I'm seriously considering using an Algae Scrubber as I have seen good results on various forums, no hair algae outbreaks, low nitrates and phosphates and still retain alot of pod life. Lighting will be a homemade Cree LED fitting with a mix of cool white, neutral white, blue and royal blue LED's.

As for corals it will be a mixed reef so choice softies, mainly LPS but maybe SPS later on if/when things have settled down. Undecided on fish stock to be honest, it won't be anything too radical just the usual bread and butter stuff but I have promised SWMBO pick most of the fish!!
sounds good mate, fish wise if your going to get clowns get something like picasso's something not what everyone else has. although i do like royal gramma's i also think a small dwarf angelfish would look nice like a flame angel, or potters or a golden angelfish. but watch them with your lps corals as they are prone to damaging them.
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Old 19-09-11, 20:33
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Clowns are a dead cert mate probably the black and white ones though. I'm sure a Flame Angel will be on the list too as I know she likes them and yes I know Dwarf Angels can be funny with corals.

Who knows, if the fish stocking plans change as much as the size and position of this tank I have a long way to go yet!
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Old 19-09-11, 20:54
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Clowns are a dead cert mate probably the black and white ones though. I'm sure a Flame Angel will be on the list too as I know she likes them and yes I know Dwarf Angels can be funny with corals.

Who knows, if the fish stocking plans change as much as the size and position of this tank I have a long way to go yet!
thats part of the fun mate, one day you'll go into your lfs and see a fish and that will change everything again. sorry wasn't trying to sound suggest that you didn't know about dwarf angelfish i was just giving you a heads up as didn't want you to fall into that trap yeah i think lps are the way to go and the odd sps, there not as hard as they look i mean lps that is. i think they will really set of your tank
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Old 20-09-11, 20:45
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Picked up a sump today, should add a nice bit of extra water volume. I reckon it's big enough... 40x24x14 inches.
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