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The Ultimate Cube *heaps of pics*

Postby gannet » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 6:36 pm

Introduction:
This is my 2nd Reef tank, my 1st as a 4ft, but with a new family on the way ive decided to get a smaller tank, that will use less power etc in the long run.
This tank will be as low maintenance as possible so i have more time to spend with my baby boy :clap:

System Objectives: in this system i want to be able to feed heavily to condition my bangai pair but still keep the nutrients down to get good colour corals and keep them that colour

System Type: This will be a Mixed reef with a focus on Rics, Zoos a few LPS and SPS in the mix as well

Display System:

Strike up Date: Once i can get every thing sorted and in place, no need to rush

Display Tank: 60x60x60cm cube made out of 12mm with a Calfo/Bean animal over flow half size of the cube

Display Lighting: 1x 250w MH SE fitted to a DIY lumenarc with a eletronic ballast

Stand: the stand is made out of native NZ Tawa, with 3 doors and an open back for plumbing as well as air flow

Hood: havn't got one, but will get one built in due time out of Tawa was well

Sump: sump hasnt been built yet but will be something along the lines of 50cm x 40cm x 40cm

Refugium: Will be built into the sump

Refugium Lighting: NA at this time


Support systems:

System Water: NSW with ASW as a back up

Display Water circulation: will be a Vortech MP20 in due time (once ive saved up)

Return Pump: Eheim 1060

Skimmer: Deltec MCE600

Evaporation Top Up: Auto Top up, not sure on type yet


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: will be manual

Alkilinity Addition: will be manual

Other Chemical Maintenance: Magnesium will be manual

Current Water Chemistry: NA at this time
Nitrates:
Phosphates:
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim:


Images:

here is a mix of pics from the sketch to present, more pics once i reach the next mile stone

The 1st sketch that i gave the tank maker, only difference is the over flow is center not sitting on the left
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1st pic's of the tank the day i got it
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Got black vinyl to stick on the back
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Then got the bulk heads for the over flow put in place
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After that i got a VERY VERY good deal on a deltec MCE600
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decided i was going to use a sea swril but wanted to extend it down 3/4 of the way the tank
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have got 5 holes in it to stop siphon back.

the next step was to put a comb on as well as black perspex to hide the weir
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ive got a stand for my lumen arc same as this pic from the net
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Then i got my stand built and into the house
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Sorry some of the pics are crap i lost my camera

ENJOY, please Place feed back if you feel the need :roflmao:
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Postby sydneydrewid » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 6:43 pm

looking very good!! tall call calling it the ultimate :poke:
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Postby Lutjanus » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 8:57 pm

I like the overflow. Any reason you didn't do a coast2coast?
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Postby kiwikid_1 » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 9:15 pm

sydneydrewid wrote:looking very good!! tall call calling it the ultimate :poke:


yes that's true.....a bit like the aussie cricketer's saying they are the best'est

:poke: :poke: :roflmao:
2mtr x 1mtr x .670 Display, Deltec 902 skimmer, Aqua Medic 5000 Cal reactor

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Postby gannet » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 9:25 pm

Lutjanus wrote:I like the overflow. Any reason you didn't do a coast2coast?



if i had used a full coast to coast i wouln't of been able to use my sea swril
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Postby sydneydrewid » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 10:17 pm

kiwikid_1 wrote:
sydneydrewid wrote:looking very good!! tall call calling it the ultimate :poke:


yes that's true.....a bit like the aussie cricketer's saying they are the best'est

:poke: :poke: :roflmao:


rofl, thats a funny comment coming from a kiwi :poke: :roflmao: :thumbsup: seriously though, looks great so far
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Postby ryanrid » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 10:26 pm

i guess that is why you are going on reefing the australian way, the nz way must be heaps better! :roflmao:

looking good tho. when you getting it wet.
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Postby voigtstr » Sat 05 Sep, 2009 1:28 am

sydneydrewid wrote:looking very good!! tall call calling it the ultimate :poke:


Maybe its the last tank he will have.
if it was the second last tank it would be penultimate.
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Postby Scooby » Sat 05 Sep, 2009 1:55 am

I won't enter into the Kiwi/Aus competitiveness (as much as I could)

Great looking set up, I like the cabinet.
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Postby gannet » Sat 05 Sep, 2009 7:50 am

HAHA the gold ole ozzy kiwi debate. i try to stick clear it of it as half my family lives over there...

this tank will be my last tank for well a very very very long time, unless i win lotto.

the stand looks amazing in real life, i hope i can get a better camera and show it off more, the tawa is all 2nd hand as its now illegal to mill most NZ wood
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Postby gannet » Thu 24 Sep, 2009 2:10 pm

Just getting ready to build the new sump and have done this sketch up.

anyone want to comment on it, make sure ive got it right

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Postby azzaftw » Thu 24 Sep, 2009 4:20 pm

looks nice!
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