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Matty's ZEOvit AIO SPS Nano[Shut down]

Postby NewyReefer » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 9:10 pm

Introduction:

Hi all :wavey:

I am curently running a Dymax iq5 nano that is doing well but its just not quite big enough, and i am obsessed with sps and i wanted to be able have a go at keeping sps, So i am making a small upgrade to this and should give me the oppertunity to keep hard corals if i am happy that is stable enough, so this will be be my first venture into sps and i am looking foward to it.

So at the moment i currently have all the gear i need except i wanted to get a Hanna Calcium and Alk checker and also i still need a pump for my Phos reactor i was thinking of a Ehiem 600.Also still waiting on the tank, it has been ordered so hopefully not much longer :crossfingers:

edit: when the tank arrives to i will fab something at work to hang the light off because i am only in a rental at the the moment in i dont think they would appreciate me putting holes in the ceiling.
System Objectives: To have a happy and healthy small slice of ocean.

System Type: Mixed Reef

Display System:

Strike up Date: 26/6/13

Display Tank: 400x450x400 AIO(black silicone). - Big thanks to Dave at Extreme Reef for building the tank.

Display Lighting: Ecotech Radion XR30W :banana:.

Stand: Computer desk.

Hood: Hoodless.

Sump: 400x100 in the back of the tank with 3 sections.

Refugium: some live rock.

Refugium Lighting: Nil.


Support systems:

System Water: ASW, Korallen Zucht Reefers Best Salt( i have a RO/DI unit for the water).

Display Water circulation: Ecotech Vortech MP10WES, Tunze 6015.

Return Pump: Tunze Silence 1073.008.

Skimmer: Tunze Comline 9004

Evaporation Top Up: Manual :spit: Definatly Auto(tunze osmolator)


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Red Sea Reef Foundation A

Alkilinity Addition: Red Sea Reef Foundation B


Other Chemical Maintenance: Red Sea N03P04-X, Korallen Zucht Cyanoclean.

Current Water Chemistry:
Nitrates: 2.5ppm(Red Sea Pro)
Phosphates: 0.00ppm(Hanna)
Alkalinity: 8dkh(Hanna)
Calcium: 406ppm(Hanna)
Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.0255(D-D Refractometer)
Magnesuim: 1380ppm(Salifert)
Potassium 410ppm(Salifert)

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The goodies

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I like this feature of the 9004 you can have the optical sensor for the osmolator on the back of the skimmer, which is handy because the 9004 draws water from the surface so the water level wont change

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Thanks for looking, hopefully you all enjoy it as much as i will :cheers:
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - Nearly here.

Postby priscacara » Thu 06 Jun, 2013 1:22 pm

Lots of nice new toys! Looking forward to seeing the build as it goes together.
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - Nearly here.

Postby sparker » Thu 06 Jun, 2013 1:41 pm

Great list of goods! Will be watching with interest :thumbsup:

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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - Nearly here.

Postby punklibrarian » Thu 20 Jun, 2013 8:27 pm

Um, wow! :o Those are some seriously nice toys. Looks to be a brilliant tank when it's all together, those dimensions look perfect :-D It's definitely going to be a small slice of ocean :cheers:
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - Nearly here.

Postby NewyReefer » Thu 20 Jun, 2013 8:47 pm

sparker wrote:Great list of goods! Will be watching with interest :thumbsup:

Sam

priscacara wrote:Lots of nice new toys! Looking forward to seeing the build as it goes together.


Thanks :thumbsup:


Little update i knocked up the frame for my radion at work last week while the boss wasnt looking :poke: Haha(the superviser was nice enough to let me do it during work) it came up quite well.

The tank is ready :banana: a big thanks to Dave at Extreme Reef i pick it up this Sunday just before the MASS meet



So here is the pics of the frame and there will definitely be plenty of pics soon of the tank and all the goodies being set-up.

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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - Nearly here.

Postby NewyReefer » Thu 20 Jun, 2013 8:52 pm

punklibrarian wrote:Um, wow! :o Those are some seriously nice toys. Looks to be a brilliant tank when it's all together, those dimensions look perfect :-D It's definitely going to be a small slice of ocean :cheers:



Thankyou Punk :cheers: It should be goood :crossfingers:
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - Tank pickup 23/6

Postby saltymike » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 1:46 pm

Awesome mate!!!

how's the 9004 going?

is the black back panel for the sump sealed off from the tank with silicone so the only way for water in is the overflow, or does it slide in and out or have vents at the bottom?

great work on the light stand, the set up looks cool on the desk :clap:

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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - Tank pickup 23/6

Postby NewyReefer » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 2:15 pm

saltymike wrote:Awesome mate!!!

how's the 9004 going?

is the black back panel for the sump sealed off from the tank with silicone so the only way for water in is the overflow, or does it slide in and out or have vents at the bottom?

great work on the light stand, the set up looks cool on the desk :clap:

Mike



Thanks

Im going to get it running tomorrow night hopefullyso i will give you a update on how it skims the end of next week but it does look good hope it works well.

Yes it will be sealed off its just glass with the overflow cut out with a black acyrlic sheet siliconed to it.

it is my corner of the house i can be on the forum and stare at my tank its also a good height for the kids to look at it without getting their hands in the tank.

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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - Tank is here...

Postby NewyReefer » Sun 23 Jun, 2013 11:37 pm

Woohoo picked up the tank today Dave did a awsome job.

I will get it setup during the week and get some pics up.
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - Tank is here...

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Mon 24 Jun, 2013 12:28 am

:banana: It looks great! I have a nice milli frag lined up for you when you are ready ;)

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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - Tank is here...

Postby NewyReefer » Mon 24 Jun, 2013 12:57 pm

Man that milli looks awsome :clap: cant wait to get the tank running stable...
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - Tank is here...

Postby saltymike » Wed 26 Jun, 2013 1:51 pm

Congrats mate hope the setup goes smooth and is a quick cycle for you.

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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - Tank is here...

Postby NewyReefer » Wed 26 Jun, 2013 3:10 pm

Cheers Mate, i am just scaping at the moment looking alright so i will get some pics up the sarvo.
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - WET & SCAPED...

Postby NewyReefer » Wed 26 Jun, 2013 8:02 pm

Hi all,

I finally have it wet and scaped after about 20 weeks since planning i am very happy with the way it turned out.

Now the only thing i am waiting on is a second pump for my Phosban reactor to show up and it will be all good to go.

now the wait for the cycle to do its thing and then i can transfer everything over.


And now for some pics.....


The sump has 3 chambers first is the skimmer,second full of live rock and third is the return and heater section

The scpae is open in the middle for clam and zoa garden and has caves either side(it is hard to get a photo of at the moment) also have left a spot in the top left corner for the LR from my little tank.

The tank is also sitting on a sheet of black acrylic that i got cut 500mm wider then the tank all round and it matches it well.
and it is all a bit of a mess at the moment but wont be able to clean it all up untill i have transferred and shut down the other tank.


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Doing it MASS style ^

Thanks for looking :thumbsup:
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - WET & SCAPED...

Postby kenny » Wed 26 Jun, 2013 10:04 pm

Looking very nice, how much did the tank set you back if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - WET & SCAPED...

Postby NewyReefer » Wed 26 Jun, 2013 10:08 pm

kenny wrote:Looking very nice, how much did the tank set up back if you don't mind me asking?


Thanks mate.

Just the tank or the whole set up
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - WET & SCAPED...

Postby kenny » Wed 26 Jun, 2013 10:17 pm

Just the tank mate.

Im looking to have a AIO tank built soon, different size to yours tho
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - WET & SCAPED...

Postby jayellul » Wed 26 Jun, 2013 10:20 pm

finally awesome!
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - WET & SCAPED...

Postby saltymike » Thu 27 Jun, 2013 1:47 pm

good stuff mate!

great nano size and set up! looks like Dave's done a great job!

really like your scape too, plenty of coral placement options and will look great from all sides :clap:

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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - WET & SCAPED...

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Thu 27 Jun, 2013 2:28 pm

Looking tops mate keep it up! :) Have to love those MASS water level stickers!
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - WET & SCAPED...

Postby NewyReefer » Thu 27 Jun, 2013 8:57 pm

jayellul wrote:finally awesome!


Thanks mate, yep it took a while but it was definitely worth the wait :)

saltymike wrote:good stuff mate!

great nano size and set up! looks like Dave's done a great job!

really like your scape too, plenty of coral placement options and will look great from all sides :clap:

Mike


Thankyou, i couldnt be happier with everything. I think it is the first scape i have been happy with, i made it all up on the bench first marked and numbered all the rock then took heeps of photos and it all went the way i wanted :clap:

cody.sheridan-2008 wrote:Looking tops mate keep it up! :) Have to love those MASS water level stickers!


:thumbsup: yep they are definatly cool.


Also found a hitchhiker a Holothuria impatiens sea cucumber.

And just a couple more pics now the water has cleared up, i like the reflection of the radion on the top of the water.

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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - WET & SCAPED...

Postby saltymike » Fri 28 Jun, 2013 5:41 pm

have you fired up the Mp10 yet and seen how the sand holds up?

really like the tank mate. due you have any media in the filtration chamber or just live rock and skimmer and reactor?

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Postby NewyReefer » Fri 28 Jun, 2013 7:27 pm

saltymike wrote:have you fired up the Mp10 yet and seen how the sand holds up?

really like the tank mate. due you have any media in the filtration chamber or just live rock and skimmer and reactor?

Mike



It is currently on my little tank but i threw it on there yesterday to see how it would go for a while, I ended up having it running at 100% and it didnt even disturb the sand so i thing i might have to get another one when i progress to sps just so i can run them both at a lower speed and not just one flat out.

It is just skimmer rock and reactor; First Chamber: Skimmer,return for the phosban reactor. Second is full of LR. Third has a bubble trap just before it and it has : return pump,phosban pump,heater. I was just going to put some filter wool in there somewhere just to get out some particle out. But still unsure quite where to put it yet really the only spot is the bubble trap but i think that might back up the flow so i will work it out.

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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Mixed Reef - WET & SCAPED...

Postby NewyReefer » Sat 29 Jun, 2013 6:15 pm

Also just discovered 3 small pieces of sps they are in pretty bad nick, 1 is green and its half bleached i left it in there because it was to hard to try and get it off the rock, 2 is completely bleached out but still alive put it in my little tank but i dont think it will last. 3 is a small acro about 20mm tall it is half bleached the rest is brown with a green tinge i also put it in my little tank the second i did the polyps came straight out and have been out ever since so :crossfingers: that one will make it.
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Radioned Mixed Reef - WET & SCAPED...

Postby saltymike » Sat 06 Jul, 2013 12:30 pm

hows the tank coming along mate?
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Radioned Mixed Reef - WET & SCAPED...

Postby NewyReefer » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 6:51 pm

saltymike wrote:hows the tank coming along mate?


All transferred over now it was a quick cycle.

So here is a update of how it is now.




So i drained most of the water out of the IQ5 then i dripped water back into just it to get everything acclimated to the new water, also giving me a water change on the new tank.

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The "Sump"

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The skimmer is performing very well it is quiet, pumping out some awsome foam and skimate. I found it to be a little tricky to tune but this is my first attempt at tuning a skimmer so i would say that is most of the reason why.

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The phosban reactor still waiting for my Tunze 1073.008 to show up hopefully it shows up Monday

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This is the area under and behind the draws in my computer desk, i have a 10l top-off container.And yes behind the tank and this is all a mess as soon as my phosban pump shows up that is my plan of attack to clean up and organize all the cables and cords.

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These are the 4 pieces of SPS that were hitchhikers, the 2 monti's? ( i think) were completely bleached out i did not hold any hope for them but they survived the cycle and the polyps are slowly coming out and they are now a light brown instead of white. The brown acro in the middle has gone from a light brown to a dark brown and the polyps a hanging way out. and the light green monti has gone from a pale green with no polyp extention to bright green and good polyp extension

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and for anyone that is interested;

I have also been dosing 0.4ml of TLF acropower once a day at night.
I have my mp10 set on about 70% on Nutrient transport mode
My radion program starts at 6am with deep blues at 1% then works its way up through 20k,18k,14k then 12k at 12pm till 2pm (max 29%) then back down 14k,18k,20k at 7pm then moonlights till 10pm.
And doing a 20l(about 30%) water change once a week.
The photos were taken on 12k.


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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Radioned Mixed Reef - Update 7/7/13 some

Postby jayellul » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 9:21 pm

Looking good :)
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Postby rachiebaby » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 9:25 pm

That looks amazing :D
Love the light stand!
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Re: Matty's 75l AIO Radioned Mixed Reef - Update 7/7/13 some

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 9:47 pm

Looking tops!
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Postby kenny » Sun 07 Jul, 2013 10:28 pm

Looking awesome matty
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