Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
slin1977

Aitutaki dreams

Recommended Posts

slin1977

Thought I would share some photos from Aitutaki dreams - enjoy!

386_zpse256d570.jpg

388_zps2aa3da7d.jpg

393_zpseabfacfb.jpg

404_zps170cbcfc.jpg

405_zpsc6d5b6ad.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Squiggle

Stunning dude, very cool pics! :encouragement:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ineke

Stunning colours !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BlueBolts

That's amazing....must have perfect WP.....they look happy and smiling ? Not a algae in sights...amazing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977

Thanks for the kind words guys and gals :) here are more teasers that I can share before I show you the tank build photos.

022_zps911bed6b.jpg

021_zps0447b90f.jpg

020_zps89ea3f96.jpg

018_zpsc6788d8d.jpg

017_zps13135f3e.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
newbreed

These shots are amazing!! A full tank shot would be mind blowing!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977

What was I thinking.... Made my own sump , tank and stand. Do your best and silicone the rest.

008-3.jpg

006-5.jpg

004-5.jpg

004-4-1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
newbreed

Amazing work!! Love seeing these setups come to life!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OzShrimp

looking good, i thought you went to aitutaki was going to ask how it was cause were looking at going to Rarotonga for our honeymoon lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977
looking good' date=' i thought you went to aitutaki was going to ask how it was cause were looking at going to Rarotonga for our honeymoon lol[/quote']

Been there done that - can't wait to go back for my ten year honeymoon anniversary in three years time! :)

You will have a fantastic honeymoon congratulations!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977
looking good' date=' i thought you went to aitutaki was going to ask how it was cause were looking at going to Rarotonga for our honeymoon lol[/quote']

We stayed two nights in Raro and then seven nights in Aitutaki then two nights back at Raro.... You have to try make it to Aitutaki, it's worth it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OzShrimp

Where abouts did you stay in Raro and Aitutaki ? We were just gonna spend a week in Raro and go to Aitutaki on a day trip as it seems to be alot more expensive.

Have you dont Captain Tama's lagoon cruise in Raro yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977
Where abouts did you stay in Raro and Aitutaki ? We were just gonna spend a week in Raro and go to Aitutaki on a day trip as it seems to be alot more expensive.

Have you dont Captain Tama's lagoon cruise in Raro yet?

We stayed at "Little Polynesian" on Raro and "Pacific Sun" at Aitutaki both places were sublime ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FishBeast

What an amazing place. Apart from the scenery from the beach, what is there to do there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977

@ ozshrimp- we took a cruise to One Foot Island and spent the day snorkelling the lagoon. Can't remember the name of the cruise.

@ FishBeast - besides hiking to the top of the islands, I remember doing laps of the islands on Scooters or Suzuki Jeeps. I played footy in the lagoon with the locals, caught fish with the locals, went kayaking, went for dinners and romantic walks. Spent a lot of time doing random stuff like watching whales pass or standing under the flight path of the boeings and getting a buzz out of them passing over a stone throw above.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977

Back to the Dreams....

here is a pic showing the tank and plumbing, I tested the tank with this non return valve and Sicce pump to find they both did not meet my standards, non return replaced with Spears brand and return pump good old Ehiem.

005-4-1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977

After soaking the Dry Base Rock for four weeks and changing the water every couple of days with RODI I found that phosphates were still leaching into the water. Time for some cooking in an acid bath - sorted phosphate gone :)

2011-07-14165303.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BlueBolts

Wow, LOVE the detail and planning..... looks awesome, well done nils ! :worthy:

Will this be a redsea or zeovit exclusive tank ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977

A reef is born.

021-2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BlueBolts
After soaking the Dry Base Rock for four weeks and changing the water every couple of days with RODI I found that phosphates were still leaching into the water. Time for some cooking in an acid bath - sorted phosphate gone :)

Damn ! I didn't do this with my base rocks :-(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977
Wow' date=' LOVE the detail and planning..... looks awesome, well done nils ! :worthy:

Will this be a redsea or zeovit exclusive tank ?[/quote']

fully sponsored by Zeovit , lol right down to the cement to glue the structure together, lol.... But as time went by I tried different things and to the point where I am today using Red Sea Coral Pro Salt.

005-5.jpg

2011-07-18145530.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977
Damn ! I didn't do this with my base rocks :-(

That leaves me to this day the only reefer in Oz to cook his rocks in acid..... :rofl:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977

The big day.... Fill with RODI and clad tank.

022-2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slin1977

Filter sock, skimmer, Zeovit reactor, heater, return pump.

calcium reacter goes I front of Zeo reactor , not yet installed

003-10.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BlueBolts

That looks like the engine room of the "Enterprise" ...

[ATTACH]6791[/ATTACH]

post-24-139909856409_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Must Read SKF Articles

  • Join Our Community!

    Register today, ask questions and share your shrimp and fish tank experiences with us!

  • Posts

    • sdlTBfanUK
      Have you tested the parameters of the water? There isn't much we can help with without those basic figures? Usually tap water works with neocaridina shrimp but your water may be too hard! If there were DOA then the others may also be sick or weakened so some may die soon after they are put in to the tank. When you get a shrimp deivery you should drip acclimate them over as many hours as possible. Were they delayed in transit do you think which caused the doa? Simon
    • jayc
      $17.70 from somewhere in Doncaster. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Premium-Digital-PH-Meter-TDS-Tester-Aquarium-Pool-SPA-Water-Quality-Monitor/183545057092?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item2abc234f44:g:jCQAAOSwmUBb84nm&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACYBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%2Fn%2BzU5L90Z278x5ickkQx4eKMLcQ60WhxX7q%2FYuceAZ9JJgYX96VopkOnpOvxtk5Xz4XpY4%2FCjMA%2FuznauEkarUDiXqUelzOVkqtgJiZfjGlFiJa%2FXDwfVDmx9XERDAZiCzxufDGAW%2FSSs%2BaCJJGCOJbvirdptFP%2F2A27xllGJqy1VtFqa6EezJF35T2meFPAxYu9bidEGbNR4ExkoPjrrQk%2BDFIjrNB9GyAVpFST%2F38vbUF8%2BCNFL4PGWS0L2htaiENPiOEaKv9%2FAMJz8TsORyeXtG%2F6O%2FlUNMO7gD69cyPZ%2FPJ2XCPeHg9X2adQXx5dlnIMvJylTWmaXDLwik%2B3ZC0glP%2FVxbIMGO5bXHVHNWzkXQ8sRA%2B5fT95NLzi7AC3Iov4b%2BJIoHTIcOYQvwurMoMUhxZPAGs8Zmn4MlIufnuecS0gMjlNR%2FNzvtf2Bw46ZikHOM%2Bk8SpKmLio9%2BmBtqQeSyfB9scdVm4RTmP%2FA8WcsnhSwnJtXdLeMMhhYxwrIIaS1fjXzQ7oTEQdJLWS18v%2F1Pc7oi1n45BBX0inCimAV8393nNxjgMoUzsj8Ms4trllWRuZ%2Bs%2BwlqxacIGOoSXEczjdtn6vFewA04GEzPUMmI26V%2FzCCoZngFyiZMyJQj152hBwkSmoPQW%2Ft2425mSzEJAp3ozmBzpBhjaB0Mhx6haa1Qja5dG8mCbYFOnVXKyrGL204PvIWCSdN6kZrrf8otHUzUOIKHw%2FrUfNFzd1FidZjub57NyRtc%2BIvIxer%2BQhFNNNWXSKtB%2BC5T|cksum%3A183545057092d2e3c02090fb4bf2906955691eb13696|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2045573&frcectupt=true
    • wtusa1783
      The tank is cycled. It’s been set up for a month now and I’ve been dosing some bacter ae every day to create biofilm. I tested for ammonia and nitrites and they were 0 before adding the shrimp. Nitrates were 10. I only had snails in the tank before the shrimp so that’s why there isn’t a bunch of gunk. I thought Neocaridina shrimp needed harder water? I had 5 D.O.A. so maybe it still is having affects from that. 
    • WaldoDude
      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/383203322241 Here you go @Crabby didn't realise there was a timer but you have 44 minutes!   I decided to go with it cause it was the cheapest I found and figured I could use it for my new 15 gallon!    Thank you for the tips but yes I am going to try removing the stones and see how my tap water goes first, whilst I wait for my ro unit and get used to using it for my 15 gallon.
    • FN2R
      thx for your reply... JAYC, yes.. I want to seek your comment what should I do to start my fancy tiger project...but I am a bit confuse.. so what should I do after I got F1 from crs x oebt? should I just keep breeding f1 x f1 = f2 ... so on.. or do I need to breed back to crs or crs parents to get more solid white and red to get f2?
×
×
  • Create New...