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Re: The Rack

Postby urbanrat84 » Sat 14 Feb, 2015 10:21 am

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Re: The Rack

Postby Choppa » Mon 23 Feb, 2015 12:46 am

Howdy - time for a small update

Thanks to Notsomot & Chromus I now have something other than fish to look at :thumbsup:
A few nice frags and pieces
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The sps tank
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A few brownies but they're on the mend
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A well known monti frag from these parts
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Some nice bits of chalice and other plating sps
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Some shots of the LPS / softy tank
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Nem tank doing nicely
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And last but not least the ric / lobster cube - still a work in progress
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Slowly teaching the lobster to come out of hiding to say hello when I'm around
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Re: The Rack

Postby nudibranch » Mon 23 Feb, 2015 8:11 pm

nice project. thats a cool crustacean!
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Re: The Rack

Postby urbanrat84 » Tue 24 Feb, 2015 3:48 pm

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Re: The Rack

Postby Choppa » Sat 28 Feb, 2015 12:28 am

nudibranch wrote:nice project. thats a cool crustacean!

Thanks mate - it is a nice lobster albeit a bit feisty
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Re: The Rack

Postby Choppa » Sat 28 Feb, 2015 12:29 am

urbanrat84 wrote:Very nice! Keep sharing please :)

Thanks mate - no probs :thumbsup:
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Re: The Rack

Postby Choppa » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 12:56 am

Small update - I finally finished the front side doors today - closing off the rack room should help stabilize the temp.
Doors framed up with aluminium square tube
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Gas struts from buntings
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Now just got to work out what to clad and finish off in :thumbsup:

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Re: The Rack

Postby WIGARUS » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 1:36 am

:thumbsup: The doors make it look a lot better.
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Re: The Rack

Postby Choppa » Mon 20 Apr, 2015 11:48 pm

WIGARUS wrote::thumbsup: The doors make it look a lot better.

Thanks mate - not finished yet - a work in progress - :)
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Re: The Rack

Postby kodez » Sun 26 Apr, 2015 1:47 pm

Looking good Lyall!
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Re: The Rack

Postby Choppa » Mon 27 Apr, 2015 4:17 pm

kodez wrote:Looking good Lyall!


Thanks mate - plodding along - I got a lot to go yet - still got to plumb in a -

New Skimmer, bio reactor, GAC reactor, doser for lanthium and stuff, ozone, and probably a heat pump.

Also Gotta fix up a hybrid light system, one of my led controllers and swap out some t5's.


But things are looking alright non the less. The water changes are going nicely and the calc reactor finaly working ok (albeit bloody hard to keep a steady drip)

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Re: The Rack

Postby Choppa » Thu 09 Jul, 2015 8:21 pm

Crikey it's been a while between drinks - must have the winter blues because I haven't done much lately. Although I finally found some free time to finish off the front pannels. It took a while to find something suitable and these plastic pannels are light enough to stick on and still given me the look I was chasing.

Excuse the dirty glass and algae :nono:

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Re: The Rack

Postby green troll » Thu 09 Jul, 2015 8:33 pm

Wow! What a difference those panels have made mate.
Its stunning. Looks like a Million dollars
What are the panels excatly.
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Re: The Rack

Postby kodez » Fri 10 Jul, 2015 1:10 am

Wow that looks mint chopper.
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Re: The Rack

Postby Choppa » Tue 21 Jul, 2015 11:04 am

green troll wrote:Wow! What a difference those panels have made mate.
Its stunning. Looks like a Million dollars
What are the panels excatly.
Awesome


Thanks mate - panels are light weight bathroom wall panels much the same as corflute in design but plastic of some kind.

bodyboardingbum wrote:Nice work Choppa! Huge difference with the panel and paint.
How are you finding temperature stability, with the past few weeks starting to get colder around here?


Thanks mate - have set temp at 25° - temp hovering at around 24-25 during day with lights only and noticed heaters come on between 1-6am ( 900w of heaters)

kodez wrote:Wow that looks mint chopper.


Thanks mate - plodding along :thumbsup:
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Re: The Rack

Postby 3xion » Tue 21 Jul, 2015 11:25 am

This is awesome, after a few years off reefing this is really spurring me to get my new tank sorted.
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Re: The Rack

Postby Choppa » Wed 22 Jul, 2015 2:10 am

3xion wrote:This is awesome, after a few years off reefing this is really spurring me to get my new tank sorted.


Haha cool :cheers: but if you saw the state of my sps tank up close you might think differently - i got a weird acro disease that has decimated them - a bit like rtn but different (no idea what though) and all my free time spent on the finish has left the tank neglected. when i get back from holidays im going to have to redoit to get rid of all the algae :pirate:

Lol so close now to automation .... but so far away too

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Re: The Rack

Postby damer » Wed 22 Jul, 2015 9:48 am

Looking really good now chop, the doors definately finish it off.
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Re: The Rack

Postby Choppa » Mon 27 Jul, 2015 5:32 pm

damer wrote:Looking really good now chop, the doors definately finish it off.


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