3x3x2 - T5 Beast

Queensland, Australia
Volume 497 Liters
Dimensions 92cm x 92cm x 60cm
Make Custom Tank Built by Crystal Clear Marine
Model Custom Tank Built by Crystal Clear Marine
Timeline

Introduction

My name is Chen and I am from Australia. I only have just over 12 months experience in marine tanks and all tanks in general.

I love having a marine tank in my lounge and will never be without one in some shape or form. It is such a great hobby and can be very rewarding.

My inspiration for having a marine tank was the fact that I was in an accident as a child which sadly means I can not dive due to a perforated ear drum. So I see this as a great way to still be able to see the reef.

Anyway I hope we can share our journeys together.
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  • Chalice Coral / Echinophyllia aspera

Background

Well where do I start with this....

This tank is about 8 months in the planning. My old tank was great as far as getting me into the hobby, however, it was also very frustrating. Aquascaping was very challenging and I never really found a look that I was happy with. It also was to deep for my liking and I wanted something shallower.

This new build is about having open space and lots of it. I wanted to have a lot more of an open feeling and try to mimic the ocean more.

Design planning was rather easy. I knew the look I wanted, I knew I wanted an external weir and that this was the tank to last for ages.

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Measurements

Magnesium
5
Nitrate
400
Calcium
Temperature
Phosphate
6.1
Alkalinity
Nitrite
Ammonia
8.0
pH
Salinity

Inhabitants

5 Fish

Blue Tang Paracanthurus hepatus
2 Orange Skunk Clownfish Amphiprion sandaracinos
Zebra Moray Eel Gymnomuraena zebra

2 Corals

Chalice Coral Echinophyllia aspera
Lobophyllia Brain Coral Lobophyllia hemprichii

4 Invertebrate

Banded Coral Shrimp Stenopus hispidus
Fighting Conch Strombus spp.

Equipment

On average you perform a 22.7% water change every 15 days.

0% total water change in July.

Diary Entries View all Diary Entries

Super happy with how my tank is standing. Got an SPS colony that had bleaching and it has now coloured up and is getting good polyp extension.

Hoping to take some pics and show everyone w
Well now that the skimmer is replaced and everything is back on track I can get into adding more coral and some more fish.
Well my waveline pump died in my rlss skimmer. Nitrates have climbed and it is very frustrating.
Reducing flow to 0-80% pulse getting sand blowing around. If this doesn't work I may have to change placement.

Pulse flow 1 second - pump 1 = 0=80& pump 2 = 0-100%
Brown I see brown!
Phosphate has risen slightly. Getting some serious evaporation also. Live rock is in and have noticed a little bit of die off today. Have also spotted probably 3 tube worms.

Did a few te

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