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  • Posted on: 10/5/2009 2:01
my orca 550 #1
an update with some pics
edit:i`ll re-size the pics tomorrow didnt realise they were so big

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orca tl 550 ,18kg live rock
FILTRATION : v2 nano skimmer , carbon/rowaphos/purigen , poly filter , nano power head and korralia 1
CuC : 5 turbo`s , red legged hermies , STOCK : 1 safron goby/pistol shr


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  • Posted on: 10/7/2008 10:18
20ltr snail tank #2
just got hold of a 20ltr tank for snail breeding for my puffs, few questions , will the do better cold water or trop or midway ?
depending on that answer im hoping to add a few fish to add a splash of colour aswell as having it planted

just realised i never put i intend to breed ramshorns
orca tl 550 ,18kg live rock
FILTRATION : v2 nano skimmer , carbon/rowaphos/purigen , poly filter , nano power head and korralia 1
CuC : 5 turbo`s , red legged hermies , STOCK : 1 safron goby/pistol shr


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  • Posted on: 10/7/2008 10:15
Re: is this anno skimer eny good #3
that looks like the skimmer that u get with the orca 550s
i have the stock skimmer in mine aswell as the v2nano and i must say the v2 is twice as good but saying that the stock1 still removes alot of crap aswell
orca tl 550 ,18kg live rock
FILTRATION : v2 nano skimmer , carbon/rowaphos/purigen , poly filter , nano power head and korralia 1
CuC : 5 turbo`s , red legged hermies , STOCK : 1 safron goby/pistol shr


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  • Posted on: 4/7/2008 18:23
Re: which species can I keep? #4
i have had my f8 puff tank running for about 4 months now and its doing fairly well
plants are doing well and only have had 1 die on me
my f8s are fine with the b/b gobies and 3 mollies for the algea
be care full what brackish puff u choose as lots will require going full marine when older

1 thing i will say is the importance off over filtration as the are mesy little buggers at feeding time and crap goes everywhere , u can have to much in my eyes
in my 400l tank i have the stock internal running which has a 600l hour pump in it and an aqua 1 cf1200 which does 1200l hour
orca tl 550 ,18kg live rock
FILTRATION : v2 nano skimmer , carbon/rowaphos/purigen , poly filter , nano power head and korralia 1
CuC : 5 turbo`s , red legged hermies , STOCK : 1 safron goby/pistol shr


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  • Posted on: 23/6/2008 20:43
a few new pics of the tank #5
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orca tl 550 ,18kg live rock
FILTRATION : v2 nano skimmer , carbon/rowaphos/purigen , poly filter , nano power head and korralia 1
CuC : 5 turbo`s , red legged hermies , STOCK : 1 safron goby/pistol shr


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  • Posted on: 14/6/2008 20:37
Re: algae probs #6
yeah we have the blinds half shut during the day
it was the only place with no direct sunlight that the tank could go , perhaps i`ll adjust the timers for a break during the day
i have phos remover in my marine tank so i may bung some of that in there after ive tested it
orca tl 550 ,18kg live rock
FILTRATION : v2 nano skimmer , carbon/rowaphos/purigen , poly filter , nano power head and korralia 1
CuC : 5 turbo`s , red legged hermies , STOCK : 1 safron goby/pistol shr


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  • Posted on: 10/6/2008 9:36
Re: algae probs #7
i dont test for phos ( i guess i should be)
nitrAte never gets above 15 i guess , is normally stable at 10 between the weekly water changes
the tank dosnt get direct sunlight as such but does get about 2 hours of light cast on it near midday
as the the lights there is 4 tubes 2white which is on for 8hours then 1 red / 1 blue that is on 2 hours before and after and during the day totalling 12 hours
orca tl 550 ,18kg live rock
FILTRATION : v2 nano skimmer , carbon/rowaphos/purigen , poly filter , nano power head and korralia 1
CuC : 5 turbo`s , red legged hermies , STOCK : 1 safron goby/pistol shr


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  • Posted on: 9/6/2008 20:06
algae probs #8
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im getting fairly bad algae probs now even with 25% -50%water changes every week
the tanks been running brackish for about 3months now
currently has the stock internal filter which i have no idea of the turn over and an aqua1 cf1200 running along side it
any suggestions guys?
orca tl 550 ,18kg live rock
FILTRATION : v2 nano skimmer , carbon/rowaphos/purigen , poly filter , nano power head and korralia 1
CuC : 5 turbo`s , red legged hermies , STOCK : 1 safron goby/pistol shr


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  • Posted on: 1/6/2008 19:48
rear chamber help #9
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hi guys ive neglected the back of the tank whilst spending lots of money on live stock so its time i get it sorted
plus ive just noticed i have some red algea on the sand aswell

im chamber 1 i have the stock skimmer with the original sponges infront of the intake grills
chamber 2 i have a sheet of pollyfilter and a v2 nano skimmer
chamber 3 is the heater and about a kilo of rubble and coral pieces
chamber 4 is the stock return pump

i in tend cutting the poly fiter in half and having a piece in 2 and 3 , that way i can balance the water levels better for my skimmers by restricting the flow with it , i also will upgrade the return pump to a 1200 but a part from that im open to suggestions
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orca tl 550 ,18kg live rock
FILTRATION : v2 nano skimmer , carbon/rowaphos/purigen , poly filter , nano power head and korralia 1
CuC : 5 turbo`s , red legged hermies , STOCK : 1 safron goby/pistol shr


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  • Posted on: 31/5/2008 19:16
Re: looking fow a new nano tank #10
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orca tl 550 ,18kg live rock
FILTRATION : v2 nano skimmer , carbon/rowaphos/purigen , poly filter , nano power head and korralia 1
CuC : 5 turbo`s , red legged hermies , STOCK : 1 safron goby/pistol shr



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