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.

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