Gav's Aqua Oak

0 Members and 3 Guests are viewing this topic. 100535 views

Gav

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,064
  • Liked: 535
  • Thanks Given: 768
  • Received: 405
  • Location: Highlands
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/gav's-aqua-oak/

Reply #60

@Mike is that one of the jewel 3d back grounds , I do like them.  Mines is just the poster (also the jewel one) , If my tank was wider I would probably have went a similar way .
So today I'm still adding RO , only about 150 l to go now .

Asco1104

  • Tim
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,657
  • Liked: 701
  • Thanks Given: 359
  • Received: 587
  • Location: Camberley
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/tims-first-and-last-upgrade/msg42396/#msg42396

Reply #61

How many hydras did you go for in the end? Does the coverage look ok?

Gav

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,064
  • Liked: 535
  • Thanks Given: 768
  • Received: 405
  • Location: Highlands
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/gav's-aqua-oak/

Reply #62

I went for two of them and take it from there I'm possibly going too add a T5 to this as well,but aye the coverage looks fine I think , but without a par meter it's hard to say what's really going on . The large display tank through in planet ocean ( my other LFS ) runs hydra's too , not sure how many , it looks very impressive .
https://m.facebook.com/Planet-Ocean-Aquatics-153303231399257/
There's pics of it on here but may require a wee browse to find it .

Asco1104

  • Tim
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,657
  • Liked: 701
  • Thanks Given: 359
  • Received: 587
  • Location: Camberley
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/tims-first-and-last-upgrade/msg42396/#msg42396

Reply #63

I did find it and does look good :)

Gav

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,064
  • Liked: 535
  • Thanks Given: 768
  • Received: 405
  • Location: Highlands
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/gav's-aqua-oak/

Reply #64

So after 3 and a half days my tank is now full of RO water , and I'm now heating it up to 25 in preparation for the salt , I've calculated I need approximately 13.3 kg of salt for the amount of water .
Is there an easy way to measure it out ? I'm thinking put in 13 kilo a bit a a time to ensure mixing then test after I feel it's all mixed , and add the other 0.3 until I get my salinity 35.5 ppt / 1.025
Is there anything else I should check measure before adding salt , Done the TDS and it's fine at 0 .

HK_Fuey

  • Graeme
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 6,325
  • Liked: 1792
  • Thanks Given: 488
  • Received: 1498
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/graeme's-6x2x2-840l/

Reply #65

Sounds fine to me.  You can start mixing the salt in now.  No need to wait for it all to warm up.  Just make sure it's all warm by the time you add anything living.
Donate to the running of ReefBase

Thanks:


Gav

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,064
  • Liked: 535
  • Thanks Given: 768
  • Received: 405
  • Location: Highlands
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/gav's-aqua-oak/

Reply #66

Salts in the tank now I've just finished , there seems to be a small amount of what looks like sand in the bottom of the tank not much less than half a teaspoon full ? Gonna check my salinity in the morning and round it off to 1.025

Gav

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,064
  • Liked: 535
  • Thanks Given: 768
  • Received: 405
  • Location: Highlands
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/gav's-aqua-oak/

Reply #67

Oh and live rock tomorrow 😀

Asco1104

  • Tim
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,657
  • Liked: 701
  • Thanks Given: 359
  • Received: 587
  • Location: Camberley
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/tims-first-and-last-upgrade/msg42396/#msg42396

Reply #68

Coming together now :)

mav469

  • Ashley
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,311
  • Liked: 508
  • Thanks Given: 41
  • Received: 327

Reply #69

happy days mate, Let the fun begin.

what are you most looking forward to adding to the tank ?

Ash,

Gav

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,064
  • Liked: 535
  • Thanks Given: 768
  • Received: 405
  • Location: Highlands
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/gav's-aqua-oak/

Reply #70

@mav469 I'm not sure in a certain sense lol that doesn't sound right after spending a load of money to do this  lol , I'm looking forward to what will hopefully be my fish , Im hoping for pair of clowns , a dwarf angel , possibly a couple of the smaller tangs , a lot depends on what is available really , and working out how big I can go for tank size, I tend to see what's there and see how compatible something is for what I have , generally due to the lack of choice up here , I'm also looking forward to getting my corals up and growing too , but as it's all completely new to me I'm at a loss to what's what with names and groups so again it will be see what's there that I like and find out it's needs , and take it from there, (so I'm hoping the bank account no.s went through for all that advice lol

Other than that if there are a few good sites people use to research their fish and corals , oh and hitch hikers , any links greatly appreciated .

So today I tested my salinity which was a little low , so I added 200g salt and it tested up fine , so went off to MHA and picked up my live rock which is now cycling in the tank , so far I've had a small crab which fell out as I put the rock in the tank and he is now in my sump , a bristle worm , and I know there's another bristle worm in there somewhere too it crawled across the rock as it was being bagged , also some bits of algae not sure which kind stuck to a rock and some other bits and pieces that I'm not sure if alive or dead lol , I'll pop up some pics later on .

Gav

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,064
  • Liked: 535
  • Thanks Given: 768
  • Received: 405
  • Location: Highlands
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/gav's-aqua-oak/

Reply #71

Tank as it sits at the mo

Asco1104

  • Tim
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,657
  • Liked: 701
  • Thanks Given: 359
  • Received: 587
  • Location: Camberley
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/tims-first-and-last-upgrade/msg42396/#msg42396

Reply #72

Nice, is that your final scape?

Gav

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,064
  • Liked: 535
  • Thanks Given: 768
  • Received: 405
  • Location: Highlands
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/gav's-aqua-oak/

Reply #73

@Asco1104 , am not sure yet , I've been playing around with it for the last hour , may need to get some bits to stick it all together long term

Gav

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,064
  • Liked: 535
  • Thanks Given: 768
  • Received: 405
  • Location: Highlands
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/gav's-aqua-oak/

Reply #74

So today I carried out first set of tests on tank  : salinity 1.025 , ammonium 0ppm , nitrite 0ppm , nitrate 10ppm , alkalinity 8.3 dKh and copper 0ppm .
So I think all's looking well , also purchased the aquarimate app to log all my results , seems quite a good app and there is also a livestock and coral section that will help me when looking for fish and coral .
So far out of my live rock I've had one tiny crab which I've popped in the sump for time being , a couple of bristle worms , some near microscopic snails , and ive spotted a copepod or two . There is also a few aiptasia so I'll need to get some peppermint shrimp to take care of that .
I've popped up a couple of pics first two are aiptasia and third is spot the snail lol

Tags:



Donate towards the running of ReefBase

Donate £1.00 Donate £2.50 Donate £5.00 Donate £10.00 Donate £20.00 Donate another value