Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Murphych

66988213_PXL_20210512_1324375542.thumb.jpg.5241b37e83819132f31e3de67e65fbb2.jpg

Clearseal Reefspace Deluxe 900

Started 18th Feb 2021

256308073_IMG_20210331_1523252.thumb.jpg.084e79801316d26d5e56db7d4f080247.jpg

Welcome to the build thread for my Reefspace 900. If your interested the journey actually started in my nano thread HERE

1440968272_PXL_20210528_2056292294.thumb.jpg.38c509f6cbf4d039bd1a36ff3b6b1140.jpg

 

**** TANK SPECS ****

  • Display Tank Water Volume : 245 Litres
  • In Cabinet Sump Water Volume : 103 Litres
  • Total System Water Volume : 348 Litres
  • RO Reservoir Volume : 9 Litres
  • Display Tank Dimensions: L90cm x W50m x H60cm

 **** EQUIPMENT ****

  • TMC reef pump 4000 return
  • Bubble Magus C3.5 skimmer
  • EHEIM 300 watt heater
  • Nero 3
  • Jecod SOW-8
  • 2 x AI Prime 16HD
  • TMC v2 auto top up
  • DD Jumpguard 

FILTRATION:

  • 19.5 kg of live rock - 1/2 lbs per gallon
  • 8 kg fine sand
  • 225 micron Red Sea filter sock (swapped ever 3 days)
  • Seachem Matrix Carbon 
  • Mantis bio-filter block

MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT:

  • TMC refractometer
  • TMC algae magnet
  • DD telescopic multi tool
  • Hanna phosphate checker 
  • Salifert nitrate, calcium, alkalinity and magnesium test kits
  • Reef Zlements Z-PhosPlus

**** INHABITANTS ****

       FISH:

  • Dusky Wrasse (Halichoeres annularis)
  • Scopas Tang (Zebrasoma scopas)
  • Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus)
  • Pajama Cardinal (Sphaeramia nematoptera)
  • Royal Gramma
  • Yellow Coral Goby (Gobiodon okinawae)
  • 5 x Green Chromis (Chromis viridis)

       INVERTS / CUC:

  • Banded Trochus Snails
  • Cerith Snails
  • Turbo Snails
  • Astrea Snails
  • Nassarius Snail
  • Peppermint Shrimp
  • Cleaner Shrimp
  • Halloween Hermit
  • Dwarf Zebra Hermits
  • Orange Lip Conch Snail
  • Green bubble tip anemone

     CORAL:

       SPS:

  • Montipora Delicatula 
  • Acropora Austera

       LPS:

  • Hammer (Euphyllia ancora)
  • Duncan's (Duncanopsammia axifuga)
  • Acan (Acanthastrea echinata)
  • Torch (Euphyllia glabrescens)
  • Orange Yellow Speckled Leptastrea (Leptastrea sp)

       SOFTIES:

  • Zoas - Radio Active, Blue Hornets, Rastas, Bullseye, Kryptonite, Alien invasion, Red People Eater, Green Implosion
  • Mushrooms - Ricordea Yuma Red, Rhodactis Mussoides, Florida Ricordea, Blue Actinodiscus
  • Green Star Polyps
  • Kenya Tree Coral
  • Toadstool Leather Coral

1889582795_PXL_20210513_1644516492.thumb.jpg.bb32340a303f49c4cb7438d09cd057a0.jpg

I like to keep a track of the tank, progress and additions so regularly keep this thread updated. Feel free to comment or tell me I'm doing it wrong.... I am known for the odd direction change from time to time!

This tank has been initially stocked with rock and inhabitants from my nano 15g which was around 8 months old, which is now dry.

 

20210322121043.jpg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych

It's alive. And after a backbreaking fill it's running sweet. Took an hour to dial in the sump but looking spot on now 👍🏼 🌞

IMG_20210218_115553.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Ratvan

looks good

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Snow_Phoenix

Nice start! Eager to see this filled in with more stuff. 🙂

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
afcajax73

looking good mate! really glad to see this progressing well. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych

Cheers mate. Well I think/hope it's dialed in now lol. It was fine until I added a handful of rubble rocks to the sump.. and the system went off balance again. I'm now running with a trickle from the emergency overflow, but I have lost patience at the moment so it's fine for now. 

I have a feeling that until all the rock is in place it will need reworking anyway so just accepted it for now 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych

And the lighting answer is..... I'm skint for a month! 

 

2 x AI prime 16HD. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
afcajax73

you need get them pictures up now mate.. can't keep people waiting

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych

Haha! I've gone with an oversized Scape 🤣🤣

IMG_20210219_145556.jpg

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych

Taking forever to heat the tank 21°c at the moment been hearing since yesterday morning. It's a 300w heater so should be fine.. sitting in the sump next to the return pump. Set to 25°c

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Ratvan

So when you add the rocks is she  you'll do a water change? Or just going to take a load out, dump in the rocks and add the water back in?

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych
3 hours ago, Ratvan said:

So when you add the rocks is she  you'll do a water change? Or just going to take a load out, dump in the rocks and add the water back in?

Yeah I'll pull out 50 litres of water then Scape and put water back. No idea how as I have to tip toe to get my hand to the bottom of THE FRONT of the tank. Armpit deep 🤣🤣 don't fancy trying to use a step ladder. I'll end up swimming 😅

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
afcajax73
12 hours ago, Grimes said:

Yeah I'll pull out 50 litres of water then Scape and put water back. No idea how as I have to tip toe to get my hand to the bottom of THE FRONT of the tank. Armpit deep 🤣🤣 don't fancy trying to use a step ladder. I'll end up swimming 😅

set a camera up mate, you've missed too many chances at £250 already this year... 

 

 

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych

I'm having no end of trouble balancing the overflow and return. I have left it as a decent trickle at the moment but the sound is killing me slowly. It surely can't be that hard to match the output to the input. But it is!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych

Everything is over into the tank now. Parameters matched up well enough other than the lack of N and P obviously. 

Scape needs to be sharped up and more rock for the second island. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych

Some Taxifolia I forgot I had. Seemed that in the nano it was growing on the rock at the back of the tank out of sight 

IMG_20210221_065840.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych

So far so good. But since I dumped the rock n life from a 15 gal into an 80.... There is zero phosphate or nitrate, so doing a little overfeeding of frozen cube for the fish and tropic marin coral python for the coral. 

Skimmer is on but low 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
coryscritch
On 2/20/2021 at 1:17 PM, Grimes said:

I'm having no end of trouble balancing the overflow and return. I have left it as a decent trickle at the moment but the sound is killing me slowly. It surely can't be that hard to match the output to the input. But it is!!!

I feel your pain. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych

We have balance. It's been running with a dry emergency drain since this time yesterday! 

Next up is to get more rock... I mean MORE rock. But will leave a few weeks until I can count phosphate and nitrate. At the moment I can't detect so going a little heavy on feeding. Daily testing for now.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Ratvan
22 minutes ago, Grimes said:

We have balance. It's been running with a dry emergency drain since this time yesterday! 

Next up is to get more rock... I mean MORE rock. But will leave a few weeks until I can count phosphate and nitrate. At the moment I can't detect so going a little heavy on feeding. Daily testing for now.

Yay, and you have it all to look forwards to again when you add the new rock lol

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych

Pain in the ass stuff this is lol. Had the guy from the LFS up to help in the end. Had to glue the overflow pipe to the valve as there was a weep I didn't see... 

Can't wait to get the new rock in...   Time for a photo bomb 

 

Rastas loving life

IMG_20210223_110552.jpg

 

Acan opening up

IMG_20210223_110536.jpg

 

They don't look like small trees under the primes 

IMG_20210223_110515.jpg

 

Duncan and hornets 

IMG_20210223_110455.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Ratvan
6 minutes ago, Grimes said:

Pain in the ass stuff this is lol. Had the guy from the LFS up to help in the end. Had to glue the overflow pipe to the valve as there was a weep I didn't see... 

Can't wait to get the new rock in...   Time for a photo bomb 

 

 

IMG_20210223_110552.jpg

IMG_20210223_110536.jpg

IMG_20210223_110515.jpg

IMG_20210223_110455.jpg

 Coral is all looking happy and healthy, is this all in the DT now?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych
17 hours ago, Ratvan said:

 Coral is all looking happy and healthy, is this all in the DT now?

Yep all in DT looking amazing, other that the shocking 😱 fact that @Snow_Phoenix was bang on correct with the green brittle star. Just caught the beast arched up with the firefish under it. Was looking at what it was doing as it started to coil it's legs around it... SUMPED until it can be re homed 

  • Haha 1
  • Wow 2

Share this post


Link to post
Snow_Phoenix
11 hours ago, Grimes said:

Yep all in DT looking amazing, other that the shocking 😱 fact that @Snow_Phoenix was bang on correct with the green brittle star. Just caught the beast arched up with the firefish under it. Was looking at what it was doing as it started to coil it's legs around it... SUMPED until it can be re homed 

Sorry to hear about the firefish. But yes, green brittle stars are predatory. If you still want a brittle star or something similar like a serpent star, you could try scouring online sites for a chocolate banded serpent star (like the one that I have). They're quite peaceful and don't attack smaller fish. Mine lives in the same cave with my circus barred goby, and has been a model citizen so far. I do feed the tank heavily everyday though, so it does get a decent amount of food. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Murphych
3 minutes ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

Sorry to hear about the firefish. But yes, green brittle stars are predatory. If you still want a brittle star or something similar like a serpent star, you could try scouring online sites for a chocolate banded serpent star (like the one that I have). They're quite peaceful and don't attack smaller fish. Mine lives in the same cave with my circus barred goby, and has been a model citizen so far. I do feed the tank heavily everyday though, so it does get a decent amount of food. 

Mine has been fine for a month. As soon as I moved it to the new tank it went on the hunt. It might well be that the tank is too clean and there is nothing to feed on between the rock anymore. So if it misses food from when I feed the fish it has nothing to scavenge perhaps? 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recommended Discussions

×
×
  • Create New...