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new build [scorpion reef]

Postby acronut » Mon 27 Oct, 2014 9:47 am

Im moving to a new house and will be setting up a new system, thaught id start a journal now.


Tank: 5.5x2.5x2 internal central blackened weir with black background

sump: 4x2x18

Cabinet and surround: high gloss black with stainless steel handles

Tank is on wall in dinning room with sump located in laundry behind, with frag systems attached.

will be utilising all equipment from existing system including radions x3 mabe 4, suspended on mounting rail, combination of tunze and mp40s for flow, ro 3000 ikstrakt skimmer, ro pellet reactor and some tlf reactors for gfo and carbon, will also have a kalkwasser stirrer in line from the ato reservoir.

Dosing will be the same as now with cal cloride, sodium bicarbonate, potassium chloride, lugols iodine and strontium. as for mag... any mag will do. Also some calcium nitrates to maintain redfeild ratio

No3 control will be pellets and a removable fuge with some lr and caulerpa. Po4 control will be gfo and lanth if/when needed.

I am toying with the idea of running a faux sandbed but still unsure...

Tank has been ordered and settlement on the new house is on 20/11/14 so not to far off now :thumbsup:
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Re: new build

Postby Ty1989 » Wed 29 Oct, 2014 12:02 pm

Sounds good Acronut.

I look forward to seeing the build. Good luck with all the house stuff too. About to build myself. :thumbsup:

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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Thu 30 Oct, 2014 9:02 am

Thanks Ty, hopefully everything transitions well :crossfingers:
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Re: new build

Postby NewyReefer » Thu 30 Oct, 2014 9:18 am

Looking forward to seeing this come together :thumbsup:

what size frag setup are you looking at?
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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Thu 30 Oct, 2014 5:37 pm

3 teired 2x2x1
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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Fri 21 Nov, 2014 7:11 pm

It begins.....

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Re: new build

Postby uglyman » Fri 21 Nov, 2014 9:25 pm

Nice build :-x

I am building a tank soon and would love to know what size tubing you used for your stand and a rough cost for the steel if you don't mind.
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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Fri 21 Nov, 2014 9:31 pm

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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Sat 22 Nov, 2014 7:19 am

the stand wasnt exactly cheap around $700 and im still waiting on the tupac panels for the facia.
its all 75mm angle notched out to 40mm at the weir, powder coated black.
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Re: new build

Postby uglyman » Sat 22 Nov, 2014 10:25 am

Thanks for the info :thumbsup: I was looking at the pics on my phone yesterday and thought the stand was made of box tube steel, wow $700 for it I didn't realise steel was that pricey.

Love the look of the tank and stand in latest pic, coming together nicely :nod: .
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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Sat 22 Nov, 2014 4:01 pm

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Re: new build

Postby uglyman » Sat 22 Nov, 2014 11:54 pm

No faux sand bed?

So what substrate are you using? looks larger grain size.
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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Sun 23 Nov, 2014 7:10 am

The faux sandbed looked like to much hardwork:)

Im using plain ol coral sand 2mm grain size
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Re: new build

Postby Brett240 » Mon 24 Nov, 2014 12:51 pm

wow, amazing quality gear so far !
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Re: new build

Postby sparker » Tue 25 Nov, 2014 1:36 pm

looking slick. Cant wait to see with the panels on!
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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Tue 25 Nov, 2014 6:17 pm

Im beginning to think this tank is cursed, after filling it half way i realised its not level so had to break it down and use some packers to level it. I know i know stupid mistake. Then i came home today to that unmistakable smell of stressed corals to find the heater in my holding tank had malfunctioned and cooked everything :wall: :wall:
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Re: new build

Postby uglyman » Tue 25 Nov, 2014 7:35 pm

Man don't you hate Murphy :wall:
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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Tue 25 Nov, 2014 7:52 pm

My 8 month old son seems to think everything looks great

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Re: new build

Postby dribblechin » Wed 26 Nov, 2014 7:56 am

Nice size, looking good
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Re: new build

Postby damer » Wed 26 Nov, 2014 8:25 am

Nice looking setup acro, your son seems very happy, would have been happier if he could have touched the water. :thumbsup:
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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Fri 28 Nov, 2014 9:46 am

Wish i could say i got away unscathed, ive lost nearly all my blastos, including a solid blue blasto ive had for five years, a few other lps not looking so good and some really stressed acros.....

Ah well ill c if i can resurrect them :)




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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Fri 28 Nov, 2014 9:49 am

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Re: new build

Postby uglyman » Fri 28 Nov, 2014 3:28 pm

Looking nice :thumbsup: , give the tank some time and I'm sure the corals will start to come good.
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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Fri 28 Nov, 2014 10:05 pm

Final scape

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Re: new build

Postby damer » Sat 29 Nov, 2014 6:44 am

Sorry to hear about losing your corals. You have some nice sized colonies in there.
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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Thu 04 Dec, 2014 11:47 am

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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Thu 04 Dec, 2014 11:49 am

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Re: new build

Postby acronut » Thu 04 Dec, 2014 11:50 am

now to let it recover
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Re: new build

Postby nudibranch » Sat 06 Dec, 2014 11:14 pm

Beautiful tank. The clams look awesome, How long have they been with you ?

As others have said beautiful job on the stand, that RHS must be hefty I'll have to flick back thru to see how thick it is. That stand is the gravy!!
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Re: new build

Postby greeni » Mon 08 Dec, 2014 2:46 pm

Nice neat build acronut :clap: Tagging along!
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