Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:34 pm Post subject: Re: 25Ltrs Marine Tank ! ... Setup Budget - Rs 7XXX/- for th
I source these myself rohan. Not sure if your local aquarium shop would have the same. Dont want to mention Mfg or Brand, cause i did not want this thread to be something where i am promoting the brands i sell. Hope you understand sorry. Will PM you details if need be.
I am going to be holding making the new tank right now. Just ordered this product on Ebay and am going to wait for it to arrive. Its suppose to give a super finish to Silicone work. I always kept wondering how on earth did folks abroad make tanks with such beautiful finish. I guess now i know the answer. They dont use fingers !
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:03 pm Post subject: Re: 25Ltrs Marine Tank ! ... Setup Budget - Rs 7XXX/- for th
Updates from the work today.
Got the glass for the back partitions and drilled them. Below are some pics, Sorry for the bad quality. Also have not yet cleaned the glass surface, thought will let all the silicone work be complete and then give a final trim to the silicone and do the cleaning.
Here is the Skimmer. A Weipro 2003 model.
The Drill tools, The second pic is the RPM controller, very helpful to avoid the nasty slip off jerks and gives you a nice finish.
Here is the drill hole.
Feel free to add any suggestions. One thing i though was that i could have done a 12" height instead of 10" and thats what i may do when i get the new tank done. It will fit the skimmer better.
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:08 pm Post subject: Re: 25Ltrs Marine Tank ! ... Setup Budget - Rs 7XXX/- for th
How does one clean the sump/filter at the back? Or is it a fait accompli. It really looks good and that black glass is a very smart idea. You can faintly see through it and monitor what is happening. I'm dying to see how this turns out as it's the way i think I'll go now. Nanos are the way to go because the learning is much faster :-)
Is there a quarantine tank on the cards too? i already have a Boyu tank (15 inchs by 8 in by 8 in) unit with an overhead filter and I got some fantastic results yesterday when you gave me the cooling fans. Temperatures came down from 29.5 degress C to 24 degrees this morning.
Hope it's good for the moss.
When do we get to see and check out the tank ourselves?
Ashok Row Kavi
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:33 pm Post subject: Re: 25Ltrs Marine Tank ! ... Setup Budget - Rs 7XXX/- for th
Yes one does have to clean the mechanical media sponge that i intend to use and the skimmer once in a while. I am going to do it once in every 15days. For Biological since i am largely going to be using some LR Rubble, that would not need cleaning.
Glad to know the fans helped. Thank the heat in delhi and low humidity for it :)
For the tank we can go this weekend. going to Vaishno devi tomorrow. So wont be in town till Saturday.
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:45 pm Post subject: Re: 25Ltrs Marine Tank ! ... Setup Budget - Rs 7XXX/- for th
Have added the prepared water into the tank. A total of 23ltrs. Here are the pics.
This one is the return chamber, Had a small pump of 600l/h lying around spare so used it and next to it is the LR rubble in the middle chamber.
The Next two pics are the skimmers in action.
This is the main tank now. Just redid a bit of the rock work.
I havent really spent time to finish the silicone here. Since i am eventually going to be making a new tank. So will do the same then and at that time i intend to use this tank as the sump for that tank.
The lighting right now is again an old fitting from my aquarium yard from old tanks. Houses 2 X 6500K tubes of 10W each. Will eventually be doing up a LED fixture on this one. Following on PK's Thread for the same.
Feel Free to add any suggestions. Should be adding some zoanthids to this tank pretty soon.
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:57 pm Post subject: Re: 25Ltrs Marine Tank ! ... Setup Budget - Rs 7XXX/- for th
Congrats for completing the tank and starting off the whole process of making it iivable. Now what is the zoanthid and will the next tank be as big as this one. How will you use this as a sump? Will you drill the next tank back and use a overflow system into this sump?
Also Nirav, I've sent you a private message regarding the tank i want.
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:18 pm Post subject: Re: 25Ltrs Marine Tank ! ... Setup Budget - Rs 7XXX/- for th
Yes that is Algae Die off, These rocks were just lying around in an unattended tub. Thought this would be good to get the tank cycling, since the rocks would have a good amount of die off on them.
The Sand bed since its not very thick, i may not stir it very often, may be once in 6 months. Will test my parameters and take a call.
Yes the next tank will be of the same size and i will drill the tank for the overflow system. Zoanthids are cnidarians commonly found in reefs as sea mats, individual polyps attached by a fleshy formation.
I already replied to your SMS, not sure if you got it.
Got my hands on some old Peltier chips that were lying around in my Aquarium yard. Trying to hack it to become into a probe based Chiller for this tank. Lets see how that goes.
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