Marty's Reef Tank

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Reef loat yea. The guys name is Gordon He is on here. Cracking bit of kit. He will make it however you want if you ask. Time depends on the unit size. Great guy very helpful. I'll be buying his atu when I get one,  that or hope he will donate me one for being such a good friend and promoting his business heheehe.

I designed that ORCA (online retail cooperative for aquarists) logo you see about some places. I'm a bit of a sad git really.

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Reply #76

Only thing I don't get is the mixing old water with new surely it would of been better to have 2 seperate chambers.

I suppose one could easily be made with a partition and have 2 matching pumps one to put in the other to pull out.

As I see a vid where it says the old water lays on the new water but I honestly can't see that.

I suppose it works on the principal of dilution unless I'm wrong maybe Gordon can explain better as it would save some mess and drums being lugged about.

My brother inlaw would be interested as well as its not much fun doing a water change on his 1400 litre system.

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Reply #77

Only thing I don't get is the mixing old water with new surely it would of been better to have 2 seperate chambers.

That gets everyone. You're right, it doesn't sit old water on new, it works as you said, by dilution.

Once fully mixed, it's identical water to what's in the tank. If you're doing a 10% water change, then 10% of water in the vessel at the end will be new water (by proportion), but that's a worthwhile trade off. You've gotten 90% of it mixed into the tank.

@reefloat Will have some documentation or explanation that's more conclusive I'm sure.
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Reply #78

Lovely tank @Marty.
I might be back....

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Reply #79

Thanks :)

Picked up a really nice powder blue this evening he has settled and is eating well and picking at rocks ect.

I'll get some pictures of him tomorrow as lights are low so won't be able to get a good picture.

Current stock now

Pale blue tang
Regal tang
Jewel tang
Yellow tang
Sailfin tang
Yellow eye tang
11 chromis (one has vanished)
Mandarin
2 x true percula
Algae blenny



I expect the tang police may moan but if it gets to crouded when older could always be moved to my brother inlaws 8x3x2 but least they in a good size tank.



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Reply #80

I have actually managed to get some pictures they not the best but gives you the idea.
















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Happy days mate, at least you have a new happy home for the fish as they get bigger if needed.

The auto water change units are great. Make everything so easy. you do lose a bit of new water but lets be honest the trade off is well worth while. an example and my opinions below:

510 Litre tank. you would buy the 57 Litre auto water change unit.
Mix 57 Litres of fresh water in the unit and connect it to your tank + turn on.
You will now have a system with 567 Litres. 57 Litres of new water. 510 Litres of old.
Once this has all been mixed you remove the 57litres of water.
The easy maths looks like this:

567Litres  = 57 Litres new water, 510 Litres old water
taking 57 litres from a 567 litres system is taking away 10.05291% (57/567*100) so lets call it 10%

This means you have lost 10% of the fresh water and 10% of the old water. meaning by doing a 57 litre water change results in 5.7 litres of new water being thrown away and 51Litres of old water disposed of. (in case someone wants to be exact its actually 5.7301587 litres of new water lost and 51.2698413)

My opinion the disadvantages the obvious loss in the new water.

the advantages. No shock to the system during the water change as everything mixes and changes slowly. Water levels stay the same allowing all equipment to stay on. Its a million times easier. no syphoning to a bucket / pumping water out. they make life a lot easier. easy to do more likely to happen !!

if i had more cash i would definitely get one. Look a top bit of kit.

@reefloat can you confirm what i have put above is right ?





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Reply #82

Beautiful @Marty

What's the Tang next to the powder blue in the top two pics?

All look very healthy and that bubble tip is lovely.  :grin:
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Reply #83

Thanks :)

It's a Jewel tang AKA Mustard Guttatus Tang  they quite rare within the aquarium trade they a lovely fish with a great personality.

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Reply #84

Here is a little vid of them a short while ago having there evening meal excuse picture as blues high up this time of night.


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tank looks a million times better in a video and you see the movement etc. new fish looks cool  8D

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Reply #86

Had a bit of a move round tonight to try make the sand bed look less cluttered and make space for more corals :)

Here is some pictures some the corals are moody but will get over it.

All acans are now together hoping for an island of them



How it was before the change round




After shot the water is cloudy due to sand being disturbed ect




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Reply #87

Love that lagoon look. Makes for a much more diverse swimming pattern for the fish too.
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Thanks they can get behind the rocks and all round I have my rear powerheads pointing behind rockwork to stop any build up of debris I had a look behind tonight and sand looks nice and clean.

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Reply #89

Looks great.  Look forward to a nice long tank like that one of these days.
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