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3 Tier Overflow

Postby wawazza » Mon 09 May, 2011 2:08 pm

Hi all,

New to the game i have 7x3x3 on order actually gets here tomorrow but its been a 7 week wait. In the mean time i picked up a bargain (well i think so) 3 tier setup cost me 2 botles of grog.

Im not 100% sure of the volume but from the pics im sure you can work it out. Being so new to the game and impatient i collected the water (in the hull of my boat i may add) and with my 3500LPH pump got the big girl circulating. I then added some sand which is more like coarse shell which i first intended to use as filter.

Ive then added 3 boxes of live rock to the bottom.

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Above: The top tier i have stolen the light off my 4 foot fresh tank, will need to obtain some lighting...

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Stock in the tank include:

5 x Clams
5x Urchin
2x Pearl shells (live)
8x Chromis
1xAnenomone
1xClown
1xPuffer
1xsome sort of tang

I am thinking of adding those bio balls into the over flows of the top 2 tiers??
I also have a protein skimmer ont he way

Anyway looking forward to the big tank for inside arriving tomorrow, i will post some photos as i like looking at everyone elses.

Any tips or advice appreciated

Wazza
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Re: 3 Tier Overflow

Postby WOWvillian » Mon 09 May, 2011 2:15 pm

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Re: 3 Tier Overflow

Postby wawazza » Mon 09 May, 2011 3:56 pm

Thanks WOWvillian,

Photos uploaded...

Im lucky enough that where i live i have an awesome array of reefs / islands at my doorstep, obviously i cannot take, live rock/coral/algae (as per WA prohebition order) but i can collect fish. Went out over the weekend and due to 40knot winds the vision was about 1.5metres allthough we still caught the fish stocked in the tank...

I also have "Australian Coral Farms" a 10 minute drive away, i believe they have a huge number of licenses for selling what they collect. biggest in WA. I have been out there a bit and got to know the owner / operator which is good as i can put in specific orders for what i want for my 7x3x3 when it is established....

Dont really know what to do with the tank above, i thought of growing frags?? It seems a good attraction when having a BBQ but im sure i could make better use of it.. would make a nice external sump...
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Re: 3 Tier Overflow

Postby Onsan » Mon 09 May, 2011 4:06 pm

might be worth checking into the marine algae further if you're interested, in QLD marine algae and plants are protected, however you are allowed to collect small amounts for private aquaria use, don't know if it's the same in WA but i did have to dig a bit to find the concession here with DPI.

i think this could be a great setup if you distinguished the 3 tanks into 3 "ecosystems" that all supported each other... ie: zoox reef, macro, and maybe azoox or something. could get three contrasting tank systems, would be real interesting.

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Re: 3 Tier Overflow

Postby WOWvillian » Mon 09 May, 2011 4:23 pm

I love the pics, you should definitely make the top two tanks different somehow even if its a difference in fish tank to tank.
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Re: 3 Tier Overflow

Postby wawazza » Mon 09 May, 2011 4:46 pm

Onsan wrote:
i think this could be a great setup if you distinguished the 3 tanks into 3 "ecosystems" that all supported each other... ie: zoox reef, macro, and maybe azoox or something. could get three contrasting tank systems, would be real interesting.

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Zoox reef, macro azoox , please explain??

I'm about as clued up as having a predator tank or a friendly tank...
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Re: 3 Tier Overflow

Postby Onsan » Mon 09 May, 2011 4:57 pm

only suggestions... but what i meant was like a tank with photosynthetic corals (with good lighting), a macroalgae tank with a variety of species and maybe invertebrates (with moderate lighting) and a non-photosynthetic tank (azooxanthella corals, sponges, filterfeeders like mussels/oysters etc) (with no or limited lighting).

i would think that long term most predators ('cept maybe dwarf lions and some eels) might get too big for the depth... maybe, but along those lines is what i meant, yeah.

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Re: 3 Tier Overflow

Postby wawazza » Mon 09 May, 2011 11:24 pm

Could I use this as an "ULTIMATE SUMP" ???

Everything I read says flow and volume... Maybe this could aid in making it's own Eco system... :konk:
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Re: 3 Tier Overflow

Postby WOWvillian » Tue 10 May, 2011 5:00 pm

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Re: 3 Tier Overflow

Postby VaultBoy » Wed 11 May, 2011 12:14 am

If you ran this system and your display tank into a common sump/plastic tub just large enough to cope with the drain/weir volume and then run 2 return pumps, effectively running them parallel to one another, and with a bit of creativivty you could build a sump with baffles to run the systems in series.

just my $0.02

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Re: 3 Tier Overflow

Postby wawazza » Sat 14 May, 2011 3:42 pm

Finally my fish are starting to eat.... My clown fish loves "marine green" he even feeds the anemone... and the puffer like prawn...
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Re: 3 Tier Overflow

Postby wawazza » Fri 27 May, 2011 10:18 pm

So I had a full size crayfish in the bottom section. Today I thought I had two.. I'd shed it's shell....

P.s his name is mornay...
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