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gippslands small cube

Postby annie » Sat 30 Jan, 2010 2:24 pm

Well this is my second reef tank the original I had was a 3' x 18 x 18"
Had no sump, simply a learning curve. That lasted 12 months and now have progressed to a 2' cube. Simply this size so as not to cost a fortune and to have it in the lounge room. This is my first tank journal but I have been following this forum for a long while. You will have to bare with me as I'm not very computer savvy, so excuse all the stuff ups I might course. As the title suggests we live at Woodside in south Gippsland which is a wonderful area out on the water in the boat and doing a bit of snorkling with the family.
So here goes:

System Objectives: What is the end result going to be?
A better understanding of reef habitation.

System Type: Mixed reef

Display system:

Strike up Date: October 2009

Display Tank: cube 2'

Display Lighting: T5 8 x 24w with individual reflectors

Stand: came with cube with space for sump

Hood: Nil

Sump: 3 x 20ltr plastic drums with top cut off and attached with a bulk head between each. Works well.

Refugium: have not started as yet but 3/4 full deep sand bed

Refugium Lighting: starting soon with just a lamp globe

Support systems:

System water: Natural salt water

Display water circulation: Closed loop system. Drilled 6 holes in tank. 3 holes across the back up top. 2 holes on either side down low. 1 hole drilled in the bottom for the standpipe.

Return pump: Eheim compact

Skimmer: Reef Octopus

Evaporation top up: Manual

Chemical support:[color]

Calcium addition: manual if needed

Alkilnity addition: manual

Magnesium: manual if needed

Current water chemistry:

Nitrates: 0

Phosphates: 0

Alkalinity: 9 - 10

Calcium: 470

Salinity: 1.024

Magnesuim: 1540


Now the hard bit uploading the pics and trying to get some decent shots.
Stay tuned.
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The Gippys cube

Postby annie » Tue 02 Feb, 2010 2:56 pm


more photos of the tank coming up soon.
Its all new to me so hope not messing people up to much
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Postby nickstoyaa » Sun 07 Feb, 2010 10:20 am

love the sump :) good cheap DIY there :)
Cheer's, Nick.
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