My new upgradation - 4' marine : The End!

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My new upgradation - 4' marine : The End!

Postby el batty » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:48 am

Update 1: 11th June 2012

I have got myself the much sought after 4' tank with provision for sump. From here onwards, i will start my second wave of marine venture after rectifying the mistakes that i made and with a little bit more experience and hazard handling capabilities.

Tank dimension : 48" L, 16" B, 24" H. Glass drilled with a diameter of 1.6". So, technically when i run this tank, it will be of water water 21" - substrate height. Although there is no such odor of silicon anymore as the tank was in the maker's place for more than 3-4 days soaked in water, still i am taking extra precaution. I have filled the tank with fresh water and added 2 packets of normal non-iodized salt and attached 2 powerheads on two sides for water circulation. I intend to carry this on till Sunday when i will shift the location to a final destination.

Problems faced yet - Furniture and plumbing of sump. I planned the whole thing to be kept on a furniture already possessed. But, somehow i feel that the sheer weight of the tank+water+ROCKSSSS will be a little too overwhelming and i might end up with a tragedy. The whole sump plumbing went haywire as the positioning of the sump tank is undecided now.

Items yet to be bought: 1. sump pump (don't want the fancy 2500 types, i am told there is one in the market available for 800 bucks...aiming for that one. )
2. New test kits
3. 10 kg of shell dust would have been a bonus but if not, gotta manage with the quantity i have.


Will keep on updating with pics soon.

Wishlist :
soft corals
dead rocks
a bubble tip in 2013
and maximum 3-5 fishes.

I think its a fair deal. What say?
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Re: My new upgradation - 4' with sump

Postby krishnendu » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:01 am

Best of Luck
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Re: My new upgradation - 4' with sump

Postby DeepSankarSen » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:37 am

hope to see pics soon. :)
all the best!
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Re: My new upgradation - 4' with sump

Postby souvikray » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:12 pm

gd luck bro :)
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Re: My new upgradation - 4' with sump

Postby el batty » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:50 pm

with so many good lucks, i am getting a little tensed now :P
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Re: My new upgradation - 4' with sump

Postby tigermath » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:43 pm

Dont take good lucks from Kestoda, take some marine plant cuttings (read, coral fragments). :mrgreen:

I think designing a sump in a proper manner is very important step and also choosing the right filter media. Start a journal when you are ready. Buy a cheap digicam first of all, 5-6k will be enough.
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Re: My new upgradation - 4' with sump

Postby el batty » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:57 am

Update 2: Found a lead on the sump pump. 850 bucks.

Thanks for the suggestion (marine plants one. :mrgreen: )

This Saturday evening i will shift the marine water to the 4'.
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Re: My new upgradation - 4' with sump

Postby syamantak » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:24 am

Good Luck bro......
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Re: My new upgradation - 4' with sump

Postby tigermath » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:07 am

Syamantak, when are we getting good news from you about the 5' and 6'..
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Re: My new upgradation - 4' with sump

Postby krishnendu » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:12 am

tigermath wrote:Dont take good lucks from Kestoda, take some marine plant cuttings (read, coral fragments).
:mrgreen:



Without chiller i don't have enough plant cutting :( :( :( But if my present stock survives this summer heat then by winter i hope I will have enough plant cutting (mushroom :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ) to share.
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