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Juwel 450 Sumped

Post  reefer on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:30 am

A few pics of my tank so far... Hope you all like!

Maybe I should say a bit more about the system too.

It's a sumped 450 Bow Front Juwel. I use an ATI Powermudule Dimmbar 8x54 w T5 unit connected to GHP Profiluf II which also has PH and temperature monitors.

A Deltec APF 600 Skimmer, C/T reactors for Rowaphos and NP Bio-Pellets.

I'm using a GHL 3 pump standalone doser for the Balling method using Fauna Marine salts.

Circulation is a Koralia 8, Koralia 6 and a Vortech MP40w ES.

It's been set up and running now from first week in April if my memory serves me well. As with others I've lost some and learned a lot. I've tried Halides, LED's and now on T5's, I wouldn't knock any of them they all serve their purpose, but I would have a preference to ATI as they are so controllable and give off a huge amount of light.

It's an sps dominated tank with a couple of Brain corals and Pineapple Corals and a couple of Rhodactis.

Fish wise I have a Yellow Tang, Neon Dottyback, Cleaner Wrasse, 3 x Dispar Anthias (I think) and 3 x Lyretail Anthias, 4 x Yellow Tail Blue Damsels and 2 x Common Clowns.

I have a black and a pink brittle star about 14" across, 2 x Cleaner Shrimp, 1 x Blood Shrimp and a small Red Star.

Anyway to the pics.... I hope I don't bore you all! I got a few new sps from Soggybongo yesterday, so I'll update pics asap. Not great pics as I'm no pro behind a lens and there is a blue hue from them, but they;ll give you a general idea.


































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Post  phantom on Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:08 am

cracker looking tank you have there, plenty of great coloured sps. thumbsup
if I had the cash I would got the way of a ATI set up for my wee tank.
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Post  reefer on Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:10 pm

phantom wrote:cracker looking tank you have there, plenty of great coloured sps. thumbsup
if I had the cash I would got the way of a ATI set up for my wee tank.

Cheers mate! Too much work and too much money lol, but you're right, the ATI lights are very good. Put all your pennies away and you'll get there!

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Post  reefkeepersni on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:24 pm

Hey Trig good to have you on the site Smile Tank is looking stunning.
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Post  reefer on Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:20 am

Admin wrote:Hey Trig good to have you on the site Smile Tank is looking stunning.

Cheers mate, long time no see!! Hope you're keeping well!

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Post  reefkeepersni on Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:17 am

Yeah mate keeping good, Deany was sayin he was up and your tank looked amazing Smile. How you finding the lights for growth?
Im using Jarheads AM aquasunlight 2x250 halides & 4x54w T5s. What bulbs would you recommend T5 wise m8 for colour.
Im happy with the halides but think a good colour combo would be nice for looks.
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Post  reefer on Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:10 am

Admin wrote:Yeah mate keeping good, Deany was sayin he was up and your tank looked amazing Smile. How you finding the lights for growth?
Im using Jarheads AM aquasunlight 2x250 halides & 4x54w T5s. What bulbs would you recommend T5 wise m8 for colour.
Im happy with the halides but think a good colour combo would be nice for looks.

Aye Deany was up ok and it was good to hear his comments about the tank, it makes it worth your while when you hear nice and productive comments. As far as the growth is concerned I think it's pretty good, Deany seemed to think so, and he has years of watching corals grow so if he says it's ok, then I'm happy enough.

The AM sunlight should be a great job mate and having 4 x 54w T5's is a real bonus, I'd be happy if I'd one of those. As far as T5's are concerned I use ATI 5 Superblue and 2 Blue Plus and 1 KZ fiji purple tubes. If I had the light you have, I'd use a combination of Blue Plus and Fiji Purple and maybe an actinic or two.

Let me know if you change the T5's, it would be interesting to see if helps.

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Post  reefkeepersni on Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:22 pm

Yeah m8 will do.
I only use this forum and UR now as i couldnt be annoyed with the bitching on other forums.
Im sorting out a new tank mate a 4x2.5x2 and running oceansmotions so ill keep you posted.
were did you get yours bulbs?
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hello m8

Post  stevie mc on Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:23 am

I love this tank no sorry what i mend to say i want this tank good job m8 keep it up.

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Post  reefer on Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:28 pm

Admin wrote:Yeah m8 will do.
I only use this forum and UR now as i couldnt be annoyed with the bitching on other forums.
Im sorting out a new tank mate a 4x2.5x2 and running oceansmotions so ill keep you posted.
were did you get yours bulbs?

There's a couple of places here mate::::

http://www.empac.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16&Itemid=15

http://www.fastlight.co.uk/

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Post  reefer on Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:29 pm

stevie mc wrote:I love this tank no sorry what i mend to say i want this tank good job m8 keep it up.

Cheers Stevie, if you wana swap let me know !!! LoL

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Post  reefkeepersni on Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:08 am

Dont ask me for a lift with stevie's tank trig! lol.
Ill lift theb corals though
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Post  reefer on Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:30 pm

Admin wrote:Dont ask me for a lift with stevie's tank trig! lol.
Ill lift theb corals though

I'm in a flat....... 3 stories and 4 sets of stairs up in the clouds lol. I might have to move or stick with what I have.

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Post  phantom on Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:22 am

or get the window out an hire a crane lol
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