p0st h0me reef (dutch)

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  1. p0st

    p0st Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Hello all!

    So, after a year of learning and trying, I'm finally confident enough to share my tank on R2R :)
    In July last year I started my current tank, with live rock and natural seawater. Currently I'm using a mixture of the Balling Classic method with added trace elements and a 15% water change each month. For now this gives me a optimal mixture between stability and replenishing the water regularly. For technique, I'm using the following equipment:

    Tank: 138cm x 64cm x 50cm see-through tank (approx. 450L incl. sump)
    Skimmer: Deltec SC 1455 skimmer
    Pumps:
    Jebao DCT-8000 (8.000 L/h) return and 2x Jebao RW-15 (15.000 L/h)
    Lighting:
    2x54W ATI T5 | 2x Maxspect Razor 120W 10.000K | 2x54W ATI T5

    I try to keep a mixed reef, whereas I really like LPS corals for their ever-changing appearance, but I'm also fond of special acropora and other SPS species with their brilliant coloring.

    I'll post a picture and video of my tank below in this first post, if you have any questions or useful tips please feel free to comment! I'll try to update this thread regularly with pictures and developments.

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  2. p0st

    p0st Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Here's some more pictures :)

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    Wow, very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Please if possible,puting some of pictures from your sump.
    Also explain more about your filtration system.
    Thanks,
     
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    Beautiful, nicely done.
     
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    p0st Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks alot for your replies! About my sump; it's not that big and divided in two chambers. First part contains both a powerfilter and my skimmer, so the dirty water gets filtered before entering the second chamber. In the second chamber I have a small reactor with active carbon (usually Seachem Seagel or Korallenzucht Carbon) and a UV unit of 36W, both are running 24/7. Also I use an external chiller to keep temperature between 24 and 26 degrees. And of course the return pump to get the water back in the tank!

    A picture below.

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  6. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Very nice.
     
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  7. Tahoe61

    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member

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    Beautiful, that encrusting Monitpora is very unique looking.
     
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  8. p0st

    p0st Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks gents! And yes the monti is a piece I bought from a fellow reefer, it's yellowish green which I had never seen before in other tanks. It's growing edges are blue-ish, so yeah definitely a keeper :)
     
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  9. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    @p0st you had me at DUTCH! Beautiful reef my friend! Welcome to R2R!
     
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    p0st Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks so much for your compliment David! I can see alot of activity here on the forums so I guess I'll feel right at home :)
     
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    Wow, that is a lovely tank. Your time and effort has paid off well.
     
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    Beautifully sparse.
     
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    This is a Dutch tank?!?
     
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    p0st Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you all for your compliments! If you have any suggestions please say so :)

    And yeah it's Dutch in the sense that I live in The Netherlands!
     
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    Ah, dan voor Nederlandse begrippen dat is a prachtig aquarium.
    Een warm welkom hier op R2R.
    En waar in Nederland kunnen we dit zout water aquarium vinden?
     
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    p0st Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you very much, although there are a lot more beautiful tanks in The Netherlands which I look up to!
    At first I though that fragging was a typical Dutch thing (since we're known as stingy people haha) but it seems it's really a thing, even abroad.
    I'm located in a small village in the center of Holland at the moment, near a city called Arnhem (or a 1 hour drive from Amsterdam haha)
     
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    Arnhem is a beautiful city, I passed through it, while on leave, on my way back to my post in Bavaria(around '66). It should be well known, especially since the film, "A Bridge Too Far" was made in the '70's. Somewhere along the line during that trip, I aquired a taste for Witbieren.
     
  18. MiguelCS71

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    P0st, simply gorgeous! You truly did an awesome job on the whole setup. Lovin the center tank tunnel behind that green goni. I see you have clowns too. In the video I see one on the right in what looks like a thick grassy kinda coral. Lovin the way it covers the rockwork. Great color contrasts between the fish and corals. Beautiful school of chromis You've also got some beautiful zoa colonies starting up. Very very nice tank p0st!!! Whatever you are doing is working wonders. Keep up the awesome reefing job!!!.....and please keep us updated!
     
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    Outta curiosity, what kind of lights are you using on the tank p0st?
     
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    Ah........ Arnhem.
    Been there many times and I was dating a Nurse from Arnhem one time but that was a battle on it's own and I didn't want repeat what happened in 1944 so I told her that we need more sugar to bake her birthday cake................. guess................ I still have to come back with the sugar 30 years later :p
     

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