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    Re: 1100 lt from Italy

    Do you have a picture of the whole tank?

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    Re: 1100 lt from Italy

    Quote Originally Posted by maglofster
    Do you have a picture of the whole tank?
    this is the picture
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    Re: 1100 lt from Italy

    this is the canvas today...
    i think that the lights are doing a good job...
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    Re: 1100 lt from Italy

    Looking good!! What is your reason for not running any substrate in that tank? I do not really like substrate myself because its harder to clean if you have to do so. On the other hand it can be a good home to some of those small critters. I do not run much if any substrate in most of my FW but I always run a couple inch's in my SW just for the sake of the little critters.
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    Re: 1100 lt from Italy

    I can give you the answer: Stefano was really fed up with its DSB. That f*****g DSB never starded (in about two years), it was expensive and heavy to build (made of calcium carbonate, as to say crushed calcite); it was extremely heavy to be brought away :twisted: (my backbone still remembers such job !); i tried to watch some samples under SEM (http://www.aiamitalia.it/forum/viewtopi ... hilit=+SEM) finding no bacteria at all, and a wrong kind of sand, poor selected and with an excess of clay-sized matrix (=dust) although washed and washed again befor layering. Such sand was considered up-to-date here for about a pair of years, but i believe it was just a swindle. In such a tank, a lot of dust started wrapping live rocks and animals; after the DSB removal the situation is going better but rocks are still loosing dust from pores, so Stefano is waiting for a complete purge of rocks. After that, may be an inch or a bit less of fine gravel will cover the bottom glass; we agree it is not so nice the bare bottom !

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    Re: 1100 lt from Italy

    My SW substrate has a lot of life in it. I am going to be setting up a new SW tank in the future and considered not have having much or any substrate like I do in my FW tanks. Seeing it will have a scrubber is there any concerns of no substrate in a reef/fish mixed tank?
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    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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    Re: 1100 lt from Italy

    substrate allows biodiversity and lot of critters, if made with proper sand and well populated since the scratch. Fishes find lot of food in the bottom. But many invertebrates like streams difficult to maintain with fine sand. Well, we are experiencing mediterranean coldwater, we don't have great experience in tropical tanks, may be different.

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    Re: 1100 lt from Italy

    some photos... the first cleaning of canvas
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    Re: 1100 lt from Italy

    Wow, that a lot of green you got there. I can only seem to get brown with a touch of green.
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    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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    Re: 1100 lt from Italy

    Quote Originally Posted by kerry
    Wow, that a lot of green you got there. I can only seem to get brown with a touch of green.
    May be an effect of light: if you watch to the first pic you can see the green wires spread on the white sink. It is the same kind of algae I have in my tank :mrgreen: and I hope to transfer them onto my screen increasing the light. Moreover may be that's because we have different species of algae, they are not the same as what you are used to, because our tanks are filled only with water, sand, rocks and specimens coming from northern Mediterranean sea and run at 17C (62.6F), no relationships then with tropical liverocks, sand or corals bringing spores.

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