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slin1977

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

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Squiggle

Stunning dude, very cool pics! :encouragement:

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ineke

Stunning colours !

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BlueBolts

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

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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.

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newbreed

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

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slin1977

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

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newbreed

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

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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

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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!!!!!!

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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.

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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?

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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 ;)

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FishBeast

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

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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.

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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.

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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 :)

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BlueBolts

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

Will this be a redsea or zeovit exclusive tank ?

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slin1977

A reef is born.

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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 :-(

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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.

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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:

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

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

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

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BlueBolts

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

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