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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby johnact » Fri 14 May, 2010 2:48 pm

great looking tank mate any chances of a showing
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby Unagiman » Fri 14 May, 2010 3:00 pm

johnact wrote:great looking tank mate any chances of a showing


Possibly, yes.
When Its up and running I might organize a MASA show and tell thing
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby shannonpayne86 » Sun 20 Jun, 2010 4:52 am

update? can ya get pics?
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby Unagiman » Sun 20 Jun, 2010 8:51 am

Update = one of the higher ups at RSES thought it would be fun to relocate our labs to another building. I was told this just as I finished the tank ready for putting sea water into it...
So now I have to figure a way to move it up the road without damaging it.
Should be a challenge as I didn't expect the tank to ever be moved and hence isn't designed to come appart, I will have to saw through the plumbing etc
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby johnact » Sun 20 Jun, 2010 9:50 am

:furious:
you should know what the public service is like in this town move every couple of years build a new building dont move into it because it was planned wrong and get anotherone made

what a crock of s--t this would make you wanna pull your hair out
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby trano » Sun 20 Jun, 2010 11:35 am

can't wait to see this one wet!
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby parrdog » Sun 20 Jun, 2010 7:28 pm

That sux big time mate, good luck with the move.

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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby Unagiman » Wed 07 Jul, 2010 10:12 pm

Well in the end the negotiations for the new building failed and I have been given the go ahead with this project (for now, perhaps in a year I will have to move the thing)

I traveled down to the coast on Monday with a lab tech from the UC and collected a few thousand liters of salt water, the tank is now full of salty goodness, next comes a lot of live rock...
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby shannonpayne86 » Wed 07 Jul, 2010 10:55 pm

:poke: So where are the pics?
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby Alfie » Wed 07 Jul, 2010 11:44 pm

shannonpayne86 wrote::poke: So where are the pics?
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby Unagiman » Wed 07 Jul, 2010 11:48 pm

Alfie wrote:
shannonpayne86 wrote::poke: So where are the pics?
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:withyou:


Err, they are in my brain,
I'll get some up soon, hopefully the rock will be in there soon!
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby Unagiman » Fri 20 Aug, 2010 3:22 pm

Things have been moving along nicely, there is approx 110kg of rock in the tank now, which came covered in interesting bits of life, coolest being two tiny gobies that survived.

Tank also now has a clown tang in there to munch on algae, soon will be adding sand, then corals

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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby n0rk » Fri 20 Aug, 2010 3:26 pm

:clap: good to see it finally off the ground Keith!
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby nickstoyaa » Sun 22 Aug, 2010 6:36 pm

algae much haha :) getting there keith just needs some corals and less floods.
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby JonoBurcham » Thu 02 Sep, 2010 5:56 am

:clap: Awesome build, following with great interest!
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby Deek » Thu 02 Sep, 2010 9:40 am

Good to see some water in there Keith, but I think we need some pics of that skimmer in action...
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby clowns4me » Sun 10 Oct, 2010 9:35 pm

any updated pics?
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby minix3 » Sun 10 Oct, 2010 9:59 pm

Holy [censored] that looks awesome.
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby shannonpayne86 » Mon 11 Oct, 2010 7:57 am

We need more pics Keith!
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby clowns4me » Thu 21 Oct, 2010 8:17 pm

whats going on with this tank

updates??
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby Unagiman » Thu 04 Nov, 2010 10:51 am

clowns4me wrote:whats going on with this tank

updates??


Tank is choc full of coral, hermits, fish, snails etc,

Will be blasting corals with lasers (i'm not joking :nut: ..) soon!

Will post up some pics soon (ish)
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby clowns4me » Wed 10 Nov, 2010 8:59 pm

piics???
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby spanishmack » Wed 10 Nov, 2010 10:24 pm

I envy you Keith. i would love to get paid to build then run just one tank, with no risk like a LFS owner

Lasers sounds interesting :roflmao:

Nice build too, well done
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby Aydee » Sat 22 Jan, 2011 7:12 pm

This is awesome.. I'll have to join MASA now so if you host a MASA tour I can go (Canberran :P )

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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby kenyus » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 12:09 am

Very nice, any update?
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby Gareth Connolly » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 12:35 pm

Those Pumps you are using to run the tank return from the sump, what might they be?
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby Jdoro » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 4:43 pm

picture update please?
Reef on...

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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby WOWvillian » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 11:06 pm

Impressive build for the public purse :wink: , so what is the intended purpose/experiment theory there of the laser?



Ohh and more pics please. :poke: :poke: :poke:
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby clowns4me » Mon 09 May, 2011 9:07 am

any pics??
has beig a while since it got water in it would love to see how it looks
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Re: ANU Multi Purpose Reef Microcosm

Postby fishguy23 » Sun 26 Jun, 2011 2:50 pm

wish they had this at my Uni, how it coming along anyway?
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