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60x45x45 rimless braceless starfire zeo cade

Postby mattgreen » Mon 23 Apr, 2012 1:47 pm

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Introduction:
Another setup, out with the old in with the new. Downsizing preparing for the purchase of my first house. Luckily i was able to stay in the hobby even tho i was close to shutting my tank down all together. as you all know i put alot of work into my tanks. this will be no exception! just because it is a nano doesn't mean it wont be visually stunning.

System Objectives: All in one with STYLE, And to have an amazing tank of course?

Type of reef: LPS and softy dominated

Initial Fill Date: Feb 2012

Display Tank Dimensions: 60x45x45 Starfire, Rimless, Braceless, Minimal silicon.

Display Lighting: Illumagic Blaze Advanced 60CM Led unit

Stand: Cade Black With glass

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Hood or Rimless: Rimless (even tho i said i would never do it again!)

Sump Design: Now this is where it gets interesting :poke:
This tank is actually sump-less, what it does however have is a black acrylic box that i had custom made to the size of 30x45x8, this box has laser cut slots that acts as a weir and surface skimmer. housed in the box is a tunze 9002 skimmer, what is decently overrated for this size system. to make the tunze fit i had to get a custom "intank" skimmer cup from the states what has a smaller footprint. the box also holds the tubes for the dosing pump what auto doses calc alk and phosphate binder. it also houses the RO water auto topup float valve and water line, this box also houses a bag of passive carbon and a heater. return water from the box is handled by a hydor pico 700lph pump, what is feed from water that passes through a bubble trap.

so far this design is working EXCELLENT glad i went this approach and is working great for me at the present time.

Filtration: Liverock, bacteria, skimmer

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Support systems:

NSW or ASW: Mix of both for AFSW i use red sea coral pro salt

Display Water circulation: Vortech MP10

Return Pump: Hydor Pico 700LPH

Skimmer: Tunze 9002 with custom "in tank" acrylic cup

Evaporation Top Up: Auto

Chemical additions:

Calcium Addition: Auto Red sea liquid additive

Alkilinity Addition: Auto Red sea liquid additive

Magnesium Addition: Manual Red sea liquid additive

Run a variety of Zeo Products.

All Prior tank information and journal see http://[censored]/board/threads ... ngle.2254/


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Re: 60x45x45 rimless braceless starfire zeo cade

Postby NiCd » Mon 23 Apr, 2012 1:50 pm

man i never get sick of seeing those hammers!
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Re: 60x45x45 rimless braceless starfire zeo cade

Postby wmackay » Mon 23 Apr, 2012 2:19 pm

I rekon hands down best hammer garden in MASA/REEFUGE
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Postby StripestheEel » Mon 23 Apr, 2012 3:54 pm

Not enough comments on Reefuge so he started a TJ here again. :roflmao:
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Re: 60x45x45 rimless braceless starfire zeo cade

Postby mattgreen » Mon 23 Apr, 2012 4:41 pm

StripestheEel wrote:Not enough comments on Reefuge so he started a TJ here again. :roflmao:

just thought i would share the love , :poke:
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Re: 60x45x45 rimless braceless starfire zeo cade

Postby mattgreen » Mon 23 Apr, 2012 10:07 pm

lower white and blue more purple :clap:

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Re: 60x45x45 rimless braceless starfire zeo cade

Postby WarbyD » Mon 23 Apr, 2012 10:16 pm

wmackay wrote:I rekon hands down best hammer garden in MASA/REEFUGE

Dreaming....

Come on matt, this isnt meant to be for plugging other sites. If you start a tj here, post some info here! I'm interested in reading more but hae no intention of joining another forum to do so.
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Re: 60x45x45 rimless braceless starfire zeo cade

Postby rodneyri » Mon 23 Apr, 2012 10:18 pm

giving up on SPS ?
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Re: 60x45x45 rimless braceless starfire zeo cade

Postby mattgreen » Tue 24 Apr, 2012 12:19 am

WarbyD wrote:
wmackay wrote:I rekon hands down best hammer garden in MASA/REEFUGE

Dreaming....

Come on matt, this isnt meant to be for plugging other sites. If you start a tj here, post some info here! I'm interested in reading more but hae no intention of joining another forum to do so.

Howdy Warby, this will be updated in time i just need to find more time to do so! :clap:


rodneyri wrote:giving up on SPS ?

changed to LPS a while ago, found i couldnt get my hammers looking their best when running a ULNS, the parts of zeo i run are only supplemental and not realy carbon dosing and im also not using zeo lite stones.
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Re: 60x45x45 rimless braceless starfire zeo cade

Postby ryanrid » Tue 24 Apr, 2012 2:40 pm

WarbyD wrote:
wmackay wrote:I rekon hands down best hammer garden in MASA/REEFUGE

Dreaming....

Come on matt, this isnt meant to be for plugging other sites. If you start a tj here, post some info here! I'm interested in reading more but hae no intention of joining another forum to do so.

Geez don't get your nickers in a not....

Tanks looks nice and neat Matt, you need a gold and orange hammer in there.
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Postby ClayLutt » Tue 24 Apr, 2012 2:51 pm

nice looking tank matt,

how do u find the Illumagic? do u get enough spread?
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Re: 60x45x45 rimless braceless starfire zeo cade

Postby mattgreen » Tue 24 Apr, 2012 3:15 pm

ClayLutt wrote:nice looking tank matt,

how do u find the Illumagic? do u get enough spread?

hi mate. i actualy get to much spread now. algae on the glass grows very quick. i had this same light over my 3x2x2 and it was fine! just had to raise it up a little but due to the optics being more like a magnifying glass any height you put it at keeps the intensity nice and strong (dont confuse true optics with reflectors) :thumbsup:

ryanrid wrote:
WarbyD wrote:
wmackay wrote:I rekon hands down best hammer garden in MASA/REEFUGE

Dreaming....

Come on matt, this isnt meant to be for plugging other sites. If you start a tj here, post some info here! I'm interested in reading more but hae no intention of joining another forum to do so.

Geez don't get your nickers in a not....

Tanks looks nice and neat Matt, you need a gold and orange hammer in there.


You know it ryan! thats what im looking for just need to find the right one :devil:
an orange/gold would be perfect in my hammer tree!
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Postby wmackay » Tue 24 Apr, 2012 3:36 pm

so much for buying a new hous if you start looking for corals like that haha :poke:
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Postby mattgreen » Tue 24 Apr, 2012 4:03 pm

wmackay wrote:so much for buying a new hous if you start looking for corals like that haha :poke:

yes it is hard to restrain lucky i cant really fit much more in :devil:
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Postby wmackay » Tue 24 Apr, 2012 4:11 pm

mattgreen wrote:
wmackay wrote:so much for buying a new hous if you start looking for corals like that haha :poke:

yes it is hard to restrain lucky i cant really fit much more in :devil:



I will gladly look after them for you while you move in? ;) you rpobably wont get them back but haha
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Postby pazz » Thu 26 Apr, 2012 12:38 pm

wmackay wrote:I rekon hands down best hammer garden in MASA/REEFUGE

looks amazing and comes close to DAY 1 's hammer garden , needs a toxic hammer in there :cheers:
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Re: 60x45x45 rimless braceless starfire zeo cade

Postby NiCd » Thu 26 Apr, 2012 1:22 pm

I really like the two tone toxics rather than a straight out toxic, dont know why may that just me
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Postby pazz » Thu 26 Apr, 2012 2:07 pm

NiCd wrote:I really like the two tone toxics rather than a straight out toxic, dont know why may that just me

the prices scares a lot off people off but well worth it no regrets here , if you want quality have to be willing to pay for it
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Postby mattgreen » Thu 26 Apr, 2012 2:11 pm

adam your the same as me. i prefer the unusual ones like green stem and or two tones.
im chasing a yellow and gold but they have to be A grade. no rush to get them!
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Postby pazz » Thu 26 Apr, 2012 2:33 pm

mattgreen wrote:adam your the same as me. i prefer the unusual ones like green stem and or two tones.
im chasing a yellow and gold but they have to be A grade. no rush to get them!

you have the best person to get them through to , wish some of the shops were as good as darren down here in melbourne , have to hassle them just to get coral in..
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Postby mattgreen » Thu 26 Apr, 2012 2:52 pm

yes qld is very lucky! he does ship so you could get some sent. he has a fair few hammers at the moment.

a new video of my tank is allmost ready so it should be uploaded tonight or tomorrow. wanted to test out the video of the 7D
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Postby pazz » Thu 26 Apr, 2012 3:06 pm

but its to airport if it was door to door would be more keen , seems to airport and back after work would take at least 4.5 hours
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Postby NiCd » Thu 26 Apr, 2012 3:25 pm

You can get stuff to your door but its overnight freight and there is no arrive alive guarentee having said that it wouldnt worry me on with a hammer, they have been known to go missing for a few days and rock up ok, even without water in the bag!
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Postby mattgreen » Thu 26 Apr, 2012 3:27 pm

i had two rock up 3 days in a bag and they were fine
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Postby NiCd » Thu 26 Apr, 2012 3:42 pm

I thinks shanes were MIA for nearly a week after the bag punctured?
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Postby pazz » Thu 26 Apr, 2012 4:53 pm

NiCd wrote:You can get stuff to your door but its overnight freight and there is no arrive alive guarentee having said that it wouldnt worry me on with a hammer, they have been known to go missing for a few days and rock up ok, even without water in the bag!

i use oceanarium all the time and pete has a policy if the corals dies he will replace it :thumbsup: and $25 Wa to Vic is awesome
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Postby mattgreen » Fri 27 Apr, 2012 12:03 am

FTS showing tank and light
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i had to mod the outlet of my return as it was blowing heads off my hammers that extended close to it. modded a piece of rubber and pointed it towards the wall ,
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Postby firthy13 » Fri 27 Apr, 2012 5:02 pm

amazing tank. love the photography also.
what camera/lens and what setting are you using?
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Postby mattgreen » Fri 27 Apr, 2012 6:49 pm

firthy13 wrote:amazing tank. love the photography also.
what camera/lens and what setting are you using?

howdy,
pictures either were taken with a nikon d3000 with kit lens (older pics)
ft3 underwater camera, or my 7D with a tamron 17-50 2.8f :thumbsup:
those new ones recently listed were with the 7D :clap:
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Postby firthy13 » Sat 28 Apr, 2012 1:03 am

the 7D is a nice camera. great photos. your hammers are amazing.
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