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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby fishwhisperer » Wed 03 Oct, 2012 7:40 am

Great aquascape buddy! I'm sure your tank will be better than its former glory soon enough! All good things take time
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Wed 03 Oct, 2012 4:56 pm

Thanks.

I definatly prefer this scape compared to my old one, its alot easier to keep clean.

And i completely agree, thats one of the reasons i wanted to grow it from frags, Im not into "instant reefs" at all. It proves nothing about anyones reef keeping ablitity.

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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby bickie » Wed 03 Oct, 2012 5:38 pm

looks awesome, makes me want a cube!
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Wed 03 Oct, 2012 6:01 pm

chris neill 1987 wrote:hey buddy i have some milli hear if you want it


hey bud,

That sexy pink one?

I will definately take it, that frag of the plating acro is encrusting to, so i will bring it when i come over. Will organise an arvo soon.

Thanks
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Wed 03 Oct, 2012 6:02 pm

bickie wrote:looks awesome, makes me want a cube!


Thanks,

Although i would love a bigger tank i really like the cube, it just looks nice.

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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby Jim » Wed 03 Oct, 2012 6:19 pm

Looking good, sad to see you have such big problems, but thanks for keeping the thread going as you rebuild and good on you for hanging in there.
Your clams look tops :thumbsup:
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Wed 03 Oct, 2012 6:51 pm

chris neill 1987 wrote:bigger cube


Very tempting believe me

Jim wrote:Looking good, sad to see you have such big problems, but thanks for keeping the thread going as you rebuild and good on you for hanging in there.
Your clams look tops :thumbsup:


Thanks,

Not really having any problems of late, touch wood. I was ready to give up but just loved the life in the loungeroom so much and decided to rebuild.

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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Mon 15 Oct, 2012 8:53 pm

Well i got a salifert Nitrate test kit to make sure that the red sea wasnt giving me false readings and it read zero, the same as the red sea and API. So now i just have to figure out how the macro algae in the display is growing so well, is becoming a pain in the arse constantly pulling it out.

I will also start dosing potassium soon so will see if it makes as big of a difference as it did the last time i was dosing it, fingers crossed.
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Mon 15 Oct, 2012 9:01 pm

Yea bud to easy, just work out exactly what you want it to do n we will organise an arvo and make it work for you.

I havent had a chance to test the K yet, there is alot of stuff in the box tho.haha, was a bit scary when i opened it up.
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby gcebiker » Mon 15 Oct, 2012 9:20 pm

Yes...and you need a mechanic to service your car ...and a cleaner to clean your house...and a chef to cook your dinner...

I am sure all of us have the common sense to know when you were going to blow you engine up, wreck your house or burn your toast...
..and its three minutes for a sparky not an hour...

To qualifiy the above, Plumbers, Air con mechanics, and many other professions have the training to wire this up....

The circuit runs of 240v down to 11v, this only runs the digital bit.

You can switch anything with these, AC...or DC...as long as you dont over do the relays, which differ from model to model.

That is you can run these to switch your DC 12V computer fans cooling your tank...or you can hook them to a Bunnings fan to do the same thing :)
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Mon 15 Oct, 2012 9:36 pm

chris neill 1987 wrote:awesome it looks fairly easy to wire it up it just says you need a eleco to do it

it would have to be better then the red sea ones tho


Yea the red sea kit was a nightmare.

It wont be hard, i will just grab some cable from work when your ready n make it look nice to.

gcebiker wrote:Yes...and you need a mechanic to service your car ...and a cleaner to clean your house...and a chef to cook your dinner...

I am sure all of us have the common sense to know when you were going to blow you engine up, wreck your house or burn your toast...
..and its three minutes for a sparky not an hour...


Sorry bud but i dont completely agree with you there, its when you get people playing DIY with electricity that you get fires starting and killing people as they sleep, same as i never tamper with breaks on a car, there is some things that should just be left to the people that have had adequate training.

Most people know a sparky and i dont know anyone that would say no to looking at something like that for a friend. Sorry but electrical issues hit very close to home.
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby gcebiker » Mon 15 Oct, 2012 9:47 pm

..if you are getting one...get TWO, put them in the same box and have different set points for cooling then chilling or heating and more heating

Its ok , to know your limits, when to push past and when to rest....its the best thing.
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Mon 15 Oct, 2012 9:58 pm

That i completely agree with. Are you saying get two temp controllers?
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby gcebiker » Mon 15 Oct, 2012 10:06 pm

Yeah if you get two STC1000's you can get one to switch a fan/s and a second to turn on your chiller/chiller pump combo.

...why run your chiller pump and chiller all year when they may never come on at all ? Save power, less heat in your tank....so less chilling needed.

And it lets you run more heaters if you need to.
Most aquairum controllers have two set points for cooling and heating...so i guess three...
One for fans.
One for Chiller/pump
One for Heating.

..tho a lot of AIO tanks have temperature controllers for the fans in the hoods (for people that have such tanks).
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Fri 09 Nov, 2012 10:56 pm

Well i finally got a half decent camera that can capture the actual colours that i see. I have been playing around with it tonight and got a couple of ok photo's so i thought i would upload them. My photography skills are still crap but the camera makes up for it :roflmao:

Excuse the dirty scratched glass :wall: All the photo's are untouched, straight from the camera.

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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CBrian » Sun 11 Nov, 2012 5:32 pm

I love the aquascape and the clowns man, seriously sick!
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Sun 11 Nov, 2012 6:00 pm

Thanks for the kind words.

Im using from front to back:
KZ SuperBlue
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KZ Fiji Purple
KZ super Blue
KZ New Gen
KZ Fiji Purple

Im thinking about trading out the last fiji purple for another super blue and maybe putting a red one in somewhere aswell but will wait and see, im pretty happy with it so far and the corals seem to love it so im a bit hesitant to change anything.
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby ssbk23 » Sun 11 Nov, 2012 7:10 pm

Love the markings in the clowns, very nice :thumbsup:
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Thu 15 Nov, 2012 8:26 pm

ssbk23 wrote:Love the markings in the clowns, very nice :thumbsup:


Thanks, to be honest when i seen them i got so excited. They were what i had been trying to find ever since i got my tank
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Thu 15 Nov, 2012 9:20 pm

Well thought i would upload some more photo's of the corals.

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Hope you like.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Thu 15 Nov, 2012 9:30 pm

Thanks, wish the glass wasnt so scratched though.

Na cant this weekend bud, i have a wedding saturday and my partners parents are coming up sunday. i could probably drop around to your place monday arvo after work if that suits you.
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby Seano » Thu 15 Nov, 2012 10:13 pm

Looking good matey
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Mon 10 Dec, 2012 8:43 pm

Well a bit of an update.

The eheim Compact 5000 that i had for the return pump wasnt big enough to run the chiller and bio-pellets and ruge so i had to upgrade the pump, i swapped it to a Wave Line DC 10 000 (thanks to Seano, your a legend mate). With what i thought would be a simple swap out ended in me having to dump out all the water from my sump, pull it out from underneath the tank and cut out a couple of the baffles to get the pump to fit. I then needed to re make all the plumbing.

Anyway the new pump is in and going hard, not even up half way and it is running everything nicely, its also very quiet with just a slight hum when you stick your head in the cabinet with everything else off.

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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby priscacara » Thu 13 Dec, 2012 12:29 pm

Stunning shots, the colors on everything are awesome. Love the "swirly" clam, not seen one like that.
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Thu 13 Dec, 2012 8:56 pm

Thanks,

I had a little issue with my bio pellet reactor and all the sps started to go brown (the only reason i had a good inspection of the reactor so probably a blessing in disguise) but they are starting to come back now which is good.

To say the least i was very excited when i seen the clam and was lucky that my LFS was happy to hold it for me until my tank was stable again after the crash.
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby ssbk23 » Fri 14 Dec, 2012 9:48 pm

Looking good :thumbsup:
That clam in the last pic is amazing :-x

What happened with your pellet reactor?
I'm assuming the browning was due to a rise in nutrients?
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby jason angel » Fri 14 Dec, 2012 11:47 pm

looking good! I couldnt quite see, what caused your last wipeout?? What a shocker, you had some really nice stuff there, but good to see you have got most back, inc the pink lemonade/strwberry shortcake ;)
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Sat 15 Dec, 2012 9:48 am

ssbk23 wrote:Looking good :thumbsup:
That clam in the last pic is amazing :-x

What happened with your pellet reactor?
I'm assuming the browning was due to a rise in nutrients?


Thanks, I definitely fell in love with the clam when I seen it.

There wasn't enough flow going through the pellet reactor due to the small pump, and when I had a look at it there was a dead spot at the back where a few pellets had clumped together, also there was this white mould looking stuff growing all around it. Not sure why they started losing colour as the PO4 was still at 0.03. But I'm guessing that it had something to do with the mould stuff.

jason angel wrote:looking good! I couldnt quite see, what caused your last wipeout?? What a shocker, you had some really nice stuff there, but good to see you have got most back, inc the pink lemonade/strwberry shortcake ;)


Thank you.

I never worked out what exactly it was that wiped it out but I did find that a so called stainless steel hose clamp was pretty rusted, so I'm thinking it was either that or a bacterial infection in the coral.

Yea I have got a few of the corals back, there are also a lot that I haven't been able to find again.

The pink lemonade is probably one of my favourites but it's just so hard getting them to keep plenty of yellow, but who doesn't like a challenge. :roflmao:

Cheers :cheers:
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby peekandboo » Sat 15 Dec, 2012 8:06 pm

Where are you going to fit a nem that you said you want to get :poke: :tongue:
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Re: Kodey's 2x2x2 Cube

Postby CoralAddict » Sat 15 Dec, 2012 8:26 pm

I will move the hammer and lobo. Don't worry it's all been planned :roflmao:

I only want a little one, about 10-15cm's

Don't be holdin out on me Clayton! Haha
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