Reef tank bequeathed

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I am 75 and have kept fish since I was 11 !
I now have an Aqua one 300 set up which has been established for over 6 years which contains ,among others , a large Duncan’s coral ( over 50 heads ) a large bubble coral, hammer ,frogspawn, corals, soft corals including large mushroom, Kenya trees, finger corals (6+) star polyps, Xenia , and much more. Three tank bred common clowns and a flame angel. Various hermits,snails etc.
It  currently has Maxspect Razr lighting with Bluetooth control, and spare tmc lighting set up . Nac 7 skimmer, tmc bio bead reactor, kalk-king kalkwater system. Lots of spares.
My wife has no knowledge of fish keeping and I am concerned that if and when anything happens to me the whole set up will be left to die .
I am therefore looking for someone to whom I can bequeath this set up as and when there is no one to look after it.
We are not interested in any financial recompense, just to know that there is someone who would be willing to take this whole setup as and when I am no longer around to look after it .
We live in North Tyneside.

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Reply #1

Beautiful tank, can only imagine the effort and care that has gone into that (as well as money) over the years. Maybe have a word with Tynemouth Aquarium and see if they would be interested in a display tank? Failing that a LFS?


You have so many of my favourite and wanted corals in that display

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Reply #2

Thanks for your reply .
Have contacted Tynemouth Aquarium  a couple of years ago and they then said that they would take it but they haven’t answered recent email after they changed from being “ Blue Reef” will probably call in again.
Unfortunately we no longer have a LFS .

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Reply #3

What a fantastic looking reef tank,
It's shows you're dedication to the hobby and knowledge to keep it in such amazing shape,
This also shows all the beginners out there that you don't need to have a shop to have a magnificent show tank ,
What a gem
Love it love it love it
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Reply #4

Have you got a sea life centre near you,
They might take it from you and have it as a display tank with a little plaque above it with you're name on for all to see for years to come ,worth asking them ,
Dave
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Reply #5

Unfortunately I'm miles away down in the badlands of Essex, but wanted to say well done on the tank.  It looks great!

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Reply #6

Hi Davy

What a stunning tank! I'm a fellow Northerner, living over in Kingston Park.

Are you keen for the tank to stay as is, or would you be happy to see it merged into my main tank? I have a 6x2x2 which is mainly sorties at the moment, due to an Angel eating at my SPS. However, I lost the angel recently (first death in a couple of years now), so i think everything there would work nicely.

Sadly Blue Reef doesn't have much 'reef' in it. They had a clown tank, with nems, and a few sorties here and there, but nothing that requires any real care/skill to look after. It's a shame really, as reef tanks are so colourful!

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Reply #7

Hi Graeme,
At the moment I am happy to keep the tank up and running, however as I am now 75 I do realise that there will come a time when I’m no longer around to keep it up and running .
As my wife has no knowledge of how to do this, we are looking for someone ,individual or group, who would be able to take it all over and remove it when the time comes and before everything dies which would be a great shame . Thanks for your reply ,
David

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Reply #8

What about getting someone to come and service it for a while?

I get that eventually it'll need removing, etc, and I'm up for helping with that. Hopefully that's still a long way off  :S
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Reply #9

Thanks Graeme, as I said ,at the moment it’s not a problem, but it’s good to make contacts like yourself,
Regards , David



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