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We very much enjoyed our 5x2x2 ground level reef tank for quite some time.

 

We as family felt it’s now time to upgrade our current set up due to space constraints and our urge to have deeper tank more room for fish and corals.

 

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The upgrade is not so significant, the new tank spec is L5xW2.5XH2 feet, yes 2.5 wide just half feet more, but it really matters if I want to go with sps dominant and have enough space for our carzy colonies of LPS and 30 odd fish

 

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Yes it’s not brand new, for it from a nice Reefer who decom his tank, and for my requirement the plumbing needs to be upgraded to improve the flow.

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It has TOP and Bottom braces, it may not look so aesthetically pleasing but helps for me for the kind of setup I have for my light and avoids water flowing over the glass and less maintenance.

 

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Over all it’s a great tank with high cabinet and ample space to work underneath and decent size sump with enough room.

 

Sump size L4xw2xH 1.3

 

I will decom try current tank in Feb 2019, if anyone keen to buy the tank and the sump do let me know

 

And now will keep you posted on all upgrades, lighting and over all set up.

 

Wish this thread helps me to track my activity, correct my mistake and most importantly valuable feedbacks and inputs from fellow reefers,

 

Cleaning time.. see ya guys

 

 

 

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After 8 hrs of hard labour tank and sump just glittering

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Next job to get rid of those rusty hinges and pint the wood.

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Salt mixing — Lol need to mix 700ls.. any tips to minimise the effort.

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If u are not using 'live sand' can still drip ur RODI water directly into tank then mix concentrated salt mix to in tub to add into tank. Make sure to have allowance to add RODI water later if salinity too high. 

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Haha u should mix water 1st then put sand. Like that not so xiong.

Lol yes.. I realised that it’s latter a fellow redder suggested that too


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If u are not using 'live sand' can still drip ur RODI water directly into tank then mix concentrated salt mix to in tub to add into tank. Make sure to have allowance to add RODI water later if salinity too high. 

Not using live sand bro..yes now doing the same way mixing concentrated salt with with high power pump,will fill tank to half and then add water


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Hope this may avoid snails getting in and get stuck..just need to observe so that the inlet don’t get clogged

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9 hours ago, Kingkk said:

Salt mixing — Lol need to mix 700ls.. any tips to minimise the effort.

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For my initial tank fill, i filled it up with water. Let it run to be sure there are no leaks as the pump system runs. Then placed a large filter sock at the sump water inlet area - and added salt into the filter sock till it reached 35ppt salinity.

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7 hours ago, Kingkk said:

Hope this may avoid snails getting in and get stuck..just need to observe so that the inlet don’t get clogged

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This think this will restrict flow & reduce performance of the skimmer continuously. 

If you really need this (though most folks don't), then have a 'cage like' screen instead of a flat screen - this will enable more water flow through.

 

Look forward to seeing an upgrade tank build! Do share more pics :) 

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Thanks for the tips mate will try to hunt for the cage type .. I recall seeing something like that in the hardware store used for sink


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Put tank for Cycling and noticed that there is slight leak in plumbing

 

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Need to fix this before it gets bigger.

 

 

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Ultra silent overflow design with emergency drain complimenting to make it even quieter and high flow ( bean animal overflow design)

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