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Ratvan posted a topic in Nano Reef JournalsHello all, I know, I know a new tank thread. Good news is that this is still the RSM130D that I have had for a number of years now that is currently in my office. While everyone in the office likes the planted tank I just cant get myself excited about it at all, I have moved on the fish (Mbuna Cichlids as a grow out tank - great fun but not again) except for the Common Pleco, Plants and Bogwood. I have listed this for sale/swap on a number of local classifieds and forums. So the idea of this tank is to use all the experience that I have gain in the last 3 years in the hobby in an attempt to have an established Reef tank within the office. I have everything that I need to start the tank build off except obviously the Rocks which despite being ordered over a month ago, have yet to turn up and the tracking information is of no use what so ever. I currently do have a claim in with both the shop i purchased the rock from as well as the delivery company who have lost the parcel. Once this arrives I can create an Aquascape but currently i am looking at starting the cycle as fast as possible, I do have some base rock that I think would start the cycle off nicely as well as a large bag of Bio Media that has been sat in the Filtration section of my Evo for the last 7 months that it has been running, plus the rock in the 9to5 contest tank that has essentially just been cooking for this tank until now. So onto the Hardware. This is a current list of what I have currently set up on the tank. Tank: Red Sea Max 130D Heater: 150W Adjustable on Nicrew Controller Return: Maxijet 1000 (300GPH) Flow: Tunze 6025 Powerhead Light: 18W PAR38 Bulb **** to be replaced **** Stand: Red Sea Max 130D Stand ATO: *** to be purchased *** Rock: 10KG Dried Reef Rock Sand: 10KG Mixed Grain Sand Today I have ordered a 6 Way Extension Cord, with surge protection as well as individual switches and some heavy duty velcro strips so that I can start work on cable and power management inside the stand. I plan further down the line to replace the lighting (most likely with something used) and eventually get an ATO for the tank. It has been running fine with manual top offs to keep the water level above the minimum for the pump, but obviously i would like a bit more peace of mind as i actually hope to be able to have a holiday some point this year. So anyway, while I am waiting on the rock to arrive and someone to pick up the single fish, plants and wood I have a couple of tasks that I can be on with in preparation for the build. · Cable Management · Power Management inside Stand · Display Controls inside Stand · Aquascape Design · DIY Anemone Guard Obviously that last one gives some indication of the stocking for the tank, which currently stands at something similar to Livestock: Dwarf Fuzzy Lionfish (the Real Swim Shady) Bubble Tipped Anemone’s Livestock: Clean up Crew Astrea Snails Cerith Snails Nassarius Snails Turban Snails Conch Black/Algae Hermit Crabs So basically this is a home for any splits that I get off of my BTA in the Mantis Manor so that I can keep control of the Fluval Evo a little easier. Plus the office location is more useful incase i want to sell/trade an anemone for something else at the LFs or another Reefer's house. And also I dont pay the electric or water bills at the office.
Hi, So I am thinking about upgrading my tanks at work (2.5G Pico and 5.5G Nano) for after the contest finishes this year. I want to upgrade to a single system with a larger water capacity as the office shuts down for Christmas and I am not comfortable leaving these running unattended for over a week, even with DIY ATO. So I did what any respecting person would do while at work, trawl through EvilBay, I managed to find a tank in the size that I want Red Sea Max 130D, currently I am winning the bidding war online with this. I am attempting to win. Red Sea Max 130D Tank Tunze 6015 Wavemaker Media Basket Tunze 9002 Skimmer *** Most likely trade or sell this*** Powerhead 2x Stock Return Pumps Cabinet Ends 5pm on Friday, nice So as far as I can tell I still need to purchase the below Heater: I am thinking that I need a 200-300W heater for a 34 Gallon Tank? Entering British Winter now so will need more than moving temp 5 Celcius Lights: Obviously I have my Chinese Black Box (168W) which should be sufficient for this tank, I have also put aside a small budget (£150) for lighting upgrades if required Biofilter: I will need more Rock, thinking about going slowly with this build and seeing if i can get my hands on some Stax Rocks and Dr Tims and going dry start route this time Next Question, something that has been on my mind for a little while now. Lagoon, Penninsula, Bommie, what does this aquascaping names actually mean?
FURRYJELLYFiSH posted a topic in Equipment ForumWhat is the latest in best set ups for a nano protein skimmer for a RSM 130D Max? I hope to keep it as close to plug and play as possible so it will fit in back of tank with no or minimal modifications to skimmer or tank. All the Google searches I do turn up threads with recommendations from 6-10 years ago. So, what are the latest recommendations? Is it still the Tunze 9004 (does even this fit in RSM 130D skimmer compartment?) or Tunze 9002 (now discontinued), the Aqua Medic Turbofloater 500, the CAD-Lights PLS 50 Elite II. Any others to consider? I'm not worried about price differences. My main search criteria is 1) fits in RSM 130D skimmer compartment, 2) Quiet (stock is so loud), and 3) works as good or better than most nano in-tank skimmers. Thanks for your help!
zoazeis posted a topic in Nano Reef JournalsHi everyone, here's a few first pics of my tank-swapped 20 gallon Waterbox next to my 5 gallon "floating" no-named nano tank. I'll be updating and posting new tank pics as I can on this thread, along with more info on the system as time goes on. Thanks for looking!