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Offline marty.h

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Marty's salty side tank log
« on: February 19, 2015, 06:55:31 pm »
I thought it would be best to start a new log for the salty side.

So I closed down the tropical and cleaned the system here is some pics of it stripped and cleaned.








Next was to clean the corral sand and get that into the tank.




Now to fill with salted RO water will take a while to clear but will get there







Skimmer will not be here till around next Friday and ill be collecting a load of live rock this Sunday ill update as I go :)



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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 07:03:15 pm »
    Looking forward to this log :) I'd love to go salty but have too much to deal with running tropical atm!

    What litre tank is that?
    Glug glug glug.

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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 07:21:02 pm »
    Total volume is over 800 litres :)

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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #3 on: February 19, 2015, 07:43:00 pm »
    Its a great tank marty i can't wait to see it up and running .
    On to a new adventure ..
    i'm going salty...
    trop tank 1
    60 ltr tropical .
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    Algae blenny .

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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #4 on: February 19, 2015, 07:53:53 pm »
    Wow! That must be huge!
    Glug glug glug.

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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #5 on: February 19, 2015, 08:02:40 pm »
    Wow! That must be huge!
    Display tank is 6x2x2 and the sump is 50" x 18" x 17" so plenty of room :)

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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #6 on: February 19, 2015, 08:29:49 pm »
    What lighting are you using? T5's changed to 10k's and blue tubes or LED?

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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #7 on: February 19, 2015, 08:36:22 pm »
    have you got plans for stocking yet?
    would love to hear

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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #8 on: February 19, 2015, 08:37:12 pm »
    I'm currently on T8's I will put a pair of 2ft led units on there but at nearly 1k for the lights that will have to wait till next month my wallet has taken a hiding this month changing over and ordering a skimmer.

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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #9 on: February 19, 2015, 08:43:59 pm »
    I can highly recommend the Zetlight series LED's. I run a Zetlight Aqua on mine and its crazy bright!

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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #10 on: February 19, 2015, 08:49:19 pm »
    You got a link :)

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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #11 on: February 19, 2015, 09:06:47 pm »
    http://www.zetlight.com/index.php thats the company, this is the one im using, will easily do a 2 foot, The bigger *Aqua* series one is good for something like a 3 foot, so 3 of them on your tank would probs do it. Not sure on the price of the bigger ones, but this smaller one was £80 ( give or take a few quid ) Oh and you can get a controller unit for them to do sunrise, sunset, storms, tweak the colours/brightness of the lights etc etc :)



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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #12 on: February 19, 2015, 09:32:25 pm »
    Only thing with my tank is it has euro bracing so has a piece of glass across centre so 2 x 2ft would be ideal :)

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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #13 on: February 19, 2015, 09:34:19 pm »
    Ahh fair enough.  *grin*

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    Re: Marty's salty side tank log
    « Reply #14 on: February 20, 2015, 06:02:14 pm »
    A little update.

    The bloke that was shutting his tank down called today to ask if I could collect so off I went to collect the live rock.

    The sump has the smaller bits of rock in I will however have to buy some more rock for the sump and display tank but it's a start :)

    Any aptasia I found has been zapped with aptasia X

    There is a few clean up crew that was amongst the rocks a massive hermit crab and a couple of corrals that I could not get off the rocks so hopefully they will be ok here is the pictures excuse the cloudy water as that's not upto my normal standard but it's only been running 24 hours :)