Hi I'm in the planning stages of my upgrade, I'm only going to do it once so I'm getting a 6x2x2 from aquariums4life, just waiting for some colour samples so I can pick one (probably white)
I've picked then over another main site because for the same spec tank they could only do it for a £100 cheaper and only deliver it kerbside.
Aquariums4life bring it all in, level it and place the tank on the stand. Given I've got a bad shoulder it was a better option for me.
I've started collecting a few bits second hand to try and save a few quid because the tank alone is going to cost a bit.
6x2x2 high gloss white tank with a 4.5 sump
First section is a 60l refugium with a AI Prime hd
Third return pump
Fourth top up chamber
4 AI hydra 52 hd's D&D brackets
3 mp40's are qd’s and one wes with upgraded qd wet side and controller
Return pump is a red dragon rd3 80w
Bubble king 200 rd3
Troptronic 55w UV
D&D reactor with Rowa
Reefloat atu pro 3
Dastaco (yet to be delivered
2 titanium 300w heaters with stc 1000
6 hermits 3 in the sump
9 nassarius snail
1 serpent star fish
2 cleaner shrimp
1 boxer shrimp
6 turbo snails
2 tuxedo urchin
2 emerald crab
4 true Mexican turbo snails
1 longnose hawk fish
1 orange spot Goby
1 Royal grammar
1 Naso Tang
1 Yellow Tang
1 powder blue
5 wreck fish/anthias
2 bangia cardinals
1 peacock wrasse
1 corise wrasse
1 green mandarin
1 copper band
1 cleaner wrasse
1 filaments wrasse
1 yellow fin fairy wrasse
Real reef rock (75kg) and reef flower 1-1.5mm sand
I'm going to go for a lps and sps tank and going to keep the rockwork about half way up with lots of swimming space.
Still lots more to get yet but plenty of time as I havnt ordered the tank yet
I'm going with ceramic rock and dead rock because of some of the nastys that come out of the rock even though it's fascinating seeing what comes out.
I've set up a QT, this is to try and prevent internal parasites, broom, velvet and skin diseases.
I'm under no illusion that it will keep ich out, to do that everything would have to be put in QT and I'm not forking out for a frag tank for corals and inverts.
The dog will be removed