View Full Version : Varke in the Netherlands

01-29-2014, 06:20 AM
5097Some pics
I run without A skimmer for 1 year in februari.


01-29-2014, 01:40 PM

few more pics

02-04-2014, 07:16 AM

some close-ups made with phone.

02-04-2014, 07:13 PM
Looking good.

anders moon
02-22-2014, 02:02 PM
that is one fine looking tank with a good variety of lps, zoaos, softies and sps corals!
Is it possible to get you to give us some pictures of your ATS and sump?
What are your routines arround your reef?

02-23-2014, 08:31 AM
that is one fine looking tank with a good variety of lps, zoaos, softies and sps corals!
Is it possible to get you to give us some pictures of your ATS and sump?
What are your routines arround your reef?

Hi Anders

Look at my tread about ats in te netherlands (http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?2820-Ats-in-the-Netherlands) there you see some pics of my set-up.

My routines feeding auto 3 times a day flakes half nori every other day and frozen the other day.
cleaning my screen once every 2 ore 3 weeks
Cleaning te glass at 3 days.
The sand once a week (still have cyano by removing the detritus i can controle it)
measuring almost never
filling the water level 3 days 25 liter.
Thats all i believe.
The rest is for looking at te tank and trying to learn more about this hobby.

Further I am running a reefclub with 5 others te biggest in te netherlands its more than 40 years old club and at this moment we are organising a day for starters in te hobby cost a lot of time butt its wurth itt.


Eric Jan

anders moon
02-25-2014, 02:28 PM
this tank is one of my favorites!
Hopefully more people will put pictures and a desription of their systems up in here!

02-25-2014, 02:31 PM
Thanks anders.
I try to do my best.
Now i am trying to bild my version of a surf.
Post pictures in a while.
Eric Jan

03-04-2014, 05:43 AM

first picture of my surf version.
I still ave to putt in the ropes.
I am trying to use the air that comes down wite my downpipe and an air pump


So i made a box to get the air in and drilled a lott of hole's in it for the air to get in scrubber.
Hope it works.

03-04-2014, 08:57 AM

04-16-2014, 03:14 AM

i finaly got it finisched.

And this is after 10 days
looking good!!

04-16-2014, 03:28 AM
Which way do bubbles and water flow?

04-16-2014, 03:43 AM

The bubbles come from the overflow i let it pick up air.
As seen on the picture i made a collector under the scrubber wite a lot of holes.
In the picture on the last treath u can see a big hole on the side i made two of them in the scrubber there the water comes out.
Hope you understand.
When my waterfall scrubber is out i wil try to make a short you-tube movie of it.


04-16-2014, 10:36 AM
Try the attachment again.

04-16-2014, 01:02 PM

the picture

04-17-2014, 12:11 PM
Ah, a collector. Ok let's see how it goes...

04-20-2014, 05:54 AM

4 days later.
light is on 16 hours now.
i think i can remove the old waterfall now and try to fight the briopsis on a longer light periode i wil try to go to 22 hours.

Eric Jan

04-20-2014, 02:02 PM
Very nice. A "collectors" piece :)

04-20-2014, 02:10 PM
Very nice. A "collectors" piece :)
Good one !!!

What do you think about fighting the bryopsis like this?

Eric Jan

04-20-2014, 03:32 PM
Any algae, yes, once the scrubber is growing thick.

anders moon
05-19-2014, 05:02 AM
update please!

05-19-2014, 02:11 PM
Hi Anders.

I time yes.
My floating scrubber started good but when i put my downpipe under it there was to much flow so the ropes whent white.
Know i putt the skimmer pomp under it and the light hours down to start it up again.
My bryopsis still grows strong in my tank and it cost me some corals and my acro's are bleaching from the bottum so i tested my water and nitrate is gone but po4 is up it was 0.16 and i am bringing it down wite diakat-b
Its down to 0.08 now.
Mayby i have to test more?
Pictures wil come soon.
Eric Jan

12-04-2014, 09:00 AM

Time for a update so some pictures

12-04-2014, 09:05 AM

And my new tank i bild it my self

135x120x75 cm 1000 liter
optic white glass
so in a few weeks the old will go and the new wil come in.

12-04-2014, 10:47 AM
Going to be a table?

12-04-2014, 10:55 AM
Good idee.

No its going in the corner so it will be hard to get in the far corner so i have to bild the corner high up so i can gett to the corals

anders moon
12-06-2014, 11:41 PM
hey what nice corals! is that a stylapora (purple coluor)???
Im starting up with sps and that coral is one of my favourites also in pink...
How do you keep your ca, kh and mg in check?

that new tank looks very promising!

12-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Hi Anders.
I have too types of purpel stylo in the tank.
It is one of the easy stony corals.
My corals are getting bigger fast at this moment and the polieps are far open.
I use a ca reactor full of old coral.
I dose fe trace no3 and po4
Eric Jan

anders moon
02-22-2015, 01:13 PM
hi varke
Have you set up the ned tank yet?

02-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Hi Anders

I want to lett it stand outside for 2 or 3 weeks to see it is good and to do so the winter has to stop ore it will freeze.
Great news the skimmer is gone for 2 years now!!

11-11-2016, 12:59 PM
Rebuilding my old waterfal scrubber.
New tank runs for 1 year now.
Last 4 months only cheatomora in sump to gett rid of bryopsis.
I won the battle.
Now the scrubber will get new leds 10 x 660 and 2 royal bleu at each side.

Greatings Eric-Jan

11-11-2016, 01:03 PM

1100 liter in tank.
200 liter in sump.
Tank 120 x 135 x 75 cm

11-11-2016, 04:19 PM
Welcome back. Is that a textured wall on the back?

11-12-2016, 01:19 AM
The overflow is covert yes.

11-12-2016, 11:45 AM
No I mean did you apply texture to the wall, or did it grow by itself?

11-12-2016, 11:47 AM
Just no cleaning of the glass.
I can not reach at the back so no more cleaning.
Just the calcium algea grow there.

11-12-2016, 11:53 AM

And he is running.
Lets see how he wil work.