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Joining the fun!! Being fairly new to the club, hope we can make more reefing buddies during this comp!!

Here goes!

Theme: To set-up a sustainable salt-water aquarium based on the equipment above.

Well to achieve a low-cost nano setup , with minimal effort in maintenance yet achieving the beautiful aspects of a reef tank.. hmm after much thinking, there seems to be viable options in achieving our theme. Looking ahead, we strive to create a eco-system capable of sustaining itself. We took into account that we wouldn't compromise on the aesthetics. Therefore, aside from adapting to the main theme of creating sustainability, we would like to take a different and creative approach. One that we seldom see, or at least to us. So.. here goes.

Sub theme: Christmas Tree

As Christmas falls on the same month, we decided to add a little tinge of festivity into the creation of this reef tank. While the Christmas Tree coral comes to our mind the moment we think of Christmas, we decided it would be a tad too cliche in filling the tank with such corals. With that aside, we thought hard and thought again.

*drum roll* :idea: - Tube Worms AKA Feather Dusters, will be the main actor of our setup (as of now)! :cheers:

These underrated invertebrates have often been overseen by many reefers (from my observation). However, they are in fact one of the most beautiful species in the marine reef. Their variation of colors which Tube Worms offer is one of a kind! However, such vibrant-colored tube worms are hard to come by. The very reason why we decided to use Tube Worms in the tank is very simple. Aside from providing aesthetics to the tank, they are natural filters for water. They are very hardy and able to survive in the harshest of conditions you can imagine and virtually in any lighting conditions. Cheap, colorful, hardy and peaceful towards other inhabitants of the reef tank, these forgiving fan worms are perfect for beginners. I, myself am a sucker for Tube Worms!

gonna be a challenge on scaping to replicate e tree.. still thinking of other casts and calefares to fit this theme..TBC

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~ 24 June 2012 ~

Main Tank Display- 4ft (L) x 2ft (W) x 2.5ft (H) 3side view

Return Pump- 2x Eheim 1262

Wavemaker- Conch II + Tunze

Skimmer- Hydor Performer 700DP

Lighting- Sun System Tek-Light T5 8 x ATI 54W

Chiller- Hailea 1/4hp

Reactor- Skimz FR Rowaphos

Dosing Pump- Bubble Magus BM-T01

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Interesting concept.. good luck..

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Interesting concept...... :idea: :idea: :idea:

Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Ecotech  Radion XR15 Pro x 2 for Main Display Tank, Inled R80 x 1 for Frag Tank.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

BPR: Marine Source Biopellet  Reactor with Continuum Reef Biopellet Fuel. 

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao MOW-9 x2 for Main Display Tank & Jebao SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump for  Frag Tank.

Water Top Up: AutoAqua Smart ATO Lite.

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Wow, good sub theme you have. Perhaps, I have one newly bought xmas tree coral can sell to you, comes with various colors... hehe

thx bro, looking forward to your special theme too!

~ 24 June 2012 ~

Main Tank Display- 4ft (L) x 2ft (W) x 2.5ft (H) 3side view

Return Pump- 2x Eheim 1262

Wavemaker- Conch II + Tunze

Skimmer- Hydor Performer 700DP

Lighting- Sun System Tek-Light T5 8 x ATI 54W

Chiller- Hailea 1/4hp

Reactor- Skimz FR Rowaphos

Dosing Pump- Bubble Magus BM-T01

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Interesting concept.. good luck..

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Interesting concept...... :idea: :idea: :idea:

lol no gems to display like other bros here, have to think out of the box

~ 24 June 2012 ~

Main Tank Display- 4ft (L) x 2ft (W) x 2.5ft (H) 3side view

Return Pump- 2x Eheim 1262

Wavemaker- Conch II + Tunze

Skimmer- Hydor Performer 700DP

Lighting- Sun System Tek-Light T5 8 x ATI 54W

Chiller- Hailea 1/4hp

Reactor- Skimz FR Rowaphos

Dosing Pump- Bubble Magus BM-T01

-Refugium-

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first batch! gotta need alot more....

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~ 24 June 2012 ~

Main Tank Display- 4ft (L) x 2ft (W) x 2.5ft (H) 3side view

Return Pump- 2x Eheim 1262

Wavemaker- Conch II + Tunze

Skimmer- Hydor Performer 700DP

Lighting- Sun System Tek-Light T5 8 x ATI 54W

Chiller- Hailea 1/4hp

Reactor- Skimz FR Rowaphos

Dosing Pump- Bubble Magus BM-T01

-Refugium-

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Nice theme! Maybe can find some snow like stuff to add on to the Christmas mood. Hehe

2 Feet Tank: (Decom Feb 2015)
-Lightings : Pharos LED light 90W with wireless controller
-Chiller : Arctica 1/10HP with H2Ocean Flow Pump 2000

-Wavemaker : Vortech MP10ES
-Skimmer : Bubble Magus NAC 3.5

-Return Pump : Eheim Compact 3000
-Reactor – TLF150 (Mod) with NP Biopellet
-Reactor – TLF150 with Rowaphos


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Nice theme! Maybe can find some snow like stuff to add on to the Christmas mood. Hehe

Ideaa :idea: :idea:

~ 24 June 2012 ~

Main Tank Display- 4ft (L) x 2ft (W) x 2.5ft (H) 3side view

Return Pump- 2x Eheim 1262

Wavemaker- Conch II + Tunze

Skimmer- Hydor Performer 700DP

Lighting- Sun System Tek-Light T5 8 x ATI 54W

Chiller- Hailea 1/4hp

Reactor- Skimz FR Rowaphos

Dosing Pump- Bubble Magus BM-T01

-Refugium-

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Can put santa clauz in ur tank too.

Tank Theme: Mixed Reef with clams

3 feet tank with IOS

Eheim 1262

K3 wavemaker x1

Lightings: T5 actinic blue x4 , T5 white x4

Skimmer: BMQQ

Artica 1/5

Dosing: NA

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Nice feathers color. Where did you get this. Upz for the show tank.

thx bro

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~ 24 June 2012 ~

Main Tank Display- 4ft (L) x 2ft (W) x 2.5ft (H) 3side view

Return Pump- 2x Eheim 1262

Wavemaker- Conch II + Tunze

Skimmer- Hydor Performer 700DP

Lighting- Sun System Tek-Light T5 8 x ATI 54W

Chiller- Hailea 1/4hp

Reactor- Skimz FR Rowaphos

Dosing Pump- Bubble Magus BM-T01

-Refugium-

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Nice! You have a very creative yet appropriate theme.

Looking forward to your setup.

haha nice to meet u bro. looking forward to yours too!

~ 24 June 2012 ~

Main Tank Display- 4ft (L) x 2ft (W) x 2.5ft (H) 3side view

Return Pump- 2x Eheim 1262

Wavemaker- Conch II + Tunze

Skimmer- Hydor Performer 700DP

Lighting- Sun System Tek-Light T5 8 x ATI 54W

Chiller- Hailea 1/4hp

Reactor- Skimz FR Rowaphos

Dosing Pump- Bubble Magus BM-T01

-Refugium-

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Hello all.

In case you didn't know, Christmas is a mere 40 days away. Picked out your Christmas decor yet?

Here's a little something to get the holiday spirit going.

Probably not cool if your real tree started "smoking" like that but wouldn't it be cool if your worm starting spawning like it were... Christmas?

HO, HO, HO

Now for something more trippy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIoN2PCvL4o

Feather duster worm. I've played this video to myself about 3 time straight already. According to the net, they build tubes out of parchment, sand, and bits of shell. How festive!

Anyone know why all of them house themselves on that brown lump?

Ignore the bit about the sea cucumbers. Only because it has nothing to do with our topic. But still... they are really cool.

Hope you enjoyed the post, reefers. See you guys soon.

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Bravo! Looking forward to competition day.

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Great tank bro, like your scaping and chose of corals! :thumbsup:

Thanks! Your tank is one the top to beat. Can see that you put a lot of thought into it. Great job!

~ 24 June 2012 ~

Main Tank Display- 4ft (L) x 2ft (W) x 2.5ft (H) 3side view

Return Pump- 2x Eheim 1262

Wavemaker- Conch II + Tunze

Skimmer- Hydor Performer 700DP

Lighting- Sun System Tek-Light T5 8 x ATI 54W

Chiller- Hailea 1/4hp

Reactor- Skimz FR Rowaphos

Dosing Pump- Bubble Magus BM-T01

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Thanks! Your tank is one the top to beat. Can see that you put a lot of thought into it. Great job!

Bro, you are not bad too, if you have more time, I am sure the judges will have more headeaches! lol

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Agreed also.. Can see alot effort being put in and nice selection of corals too.

Tank Theme: Mixed Reef with clams

3 feet tank with IOS

Eheim 1262

K3 wavemaker x1

Lightings: T5 actinic blue x4 , T5 white x4

Skimmer: BMQQ

Artica 1/5

Dosing: NA

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thanks bros. learnt a lot during this comp process too. pity can't commit more time to it!!

Anyway congrats to all winners!! Superb tank display. Everyone did an amazing job.

Hope we did encourage more awareness of reefing to the public =D

Will be giving our live stocks too later. Will update.

Nevertheless our display!

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~ 24 June 2012 ~

Main Tank Display- 4ft (L) x 2ft (W) x 2.5ft (H) 3side view

Return Pump- 2x Eheim 1262

Wavemaker- Conch II + Tunze

Skimmer- Hydor Performer 700DP

Lighting- Sun System Tek-Light T5 8 x ATI 54W

Chiller- Hailea 1/4hp

Reactor- Skimz FR Rowaphos

Dosing Pump- Bubble Magus BM-T01

-Refugium-

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