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Tassie Temperate Tank

Postby aquamans » Mon 21 May, 2012 9:31 pm

Tassie Temperate Tank

I am in the process of setting a Temperate Marine Tank to be stocked with local Tasmanian species.

The tank is still onder construction with a few bits and pieces to go, but I hope to have it up and running with in six or so weeks.

Here are a few pics of the build so far and how the tank is looking up to date.

The Internal Sump Sketch :crossfingers:
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Tank and sump pics

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Re: Tassie Temperate Tank

Postby Dan » Mon 21 May, 2012 10:38 pm

looks good so far, I am keen to see how the turf scrubber goes for you.

are you going to collect the livestock yourself?
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Re: Tassie Temperate Tank

Postby aquamans » Mon 21 May, 2012 11:31 pm

Yeah incorporating the turf scrubber is my next project still working the design out.

I will be collecting the live stock myself I contacted the relevant dept down here and they said it was ok to as long as stick to size limits and no endangered species like Handfish etc
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Re: Tassie Temperate Tank

Postby Dan » Mon 21 May, 2012 11:32 pm

awesome!
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Re: Tassie Temperate Tank

Postby aquamans » Tue 22 May, 2012 7:43 am

Yeah it deffinently saves alot of money doing the collecting myself and my daughter loves tide pools which will be were the majority of my collecting takes place. Just have to watch out for Blue Ringed octos. I have never seen one but I have been told they are prolific down here.

I would love to snorkel and dive to grab specimens but most of the water drops off to over 30m once you go more than 10m out from the beach. All I hear is the Jaws theme song in my head when I get in to deep water. But there are a few bays where the depth is only 10m of lower.

Some of the soft corals and Anenomes are quite stunning down here. But until I get the tank up and running and the chiller working I will just be experimenting with what works best and try not to kill anything I collect.
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Re: Tassie Temperate Tank

Postby Choppa » Mon 07 Jan, 2013 12:02 am

Hi

This sounds very interesting :thumbsup:

I just got back from Xmas holidays in Margaret River where we had a look at the Bussleton Jetty underwater observatory which was stunning to see all the sponges and other cold water beasties. I could trade in my tropical reef for a cold water jetty pylon very easily.

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Re: Tassie Temperate Tank

Postby jayellul » Mon 27 May, 2013 6:10 pm

Hows this thing comging along?
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