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ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Wed 03 Dec, 2014 1:38 pm

I am putting myself up for a little challenge, setting up a mini reef tank.

It is going to be hard because keeping the water parameters within a good range in such a small tank is going to be a big ask, not to mention i need 0.06ml of this and 0.01ml of that blue Zeo bottles (yes, it is going to be a full zeo mini tank with hardcore SPS :crossfingers: :crossfingers: :crossfingers:

Got the tank the other day, it is an ADA 60-F, 30 Liter with a sump around 20-25 liter, so I will have may be 50 liter of water to play with.

Currently getting equipment around the world (will sump it with full Zeo setup but in a mini scale) :Innovative marine mini reactor for Zeovit, Tunze 9001 Skimmer, Chiller / Heater for temperature control, Tunze ATO, Glass lily pipe for return, lighting and flow will be MP10 and Radion since I now running ecotech live on the Cade tank with satisfactory result.

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System Objectives: a nice looking Full Zeo tank in a mini scale, mini me version of my other Zeo tank

System Type: SPS only

Display System: ADA 60-F 30 liter

Strike up Date: TBA

Display Lighting: Radion Pro XR30 with Reef Link

Sump: Yes, 20L

Refugium: N/A

Refugium Lighting: N/A

Support systems: Teco E-Chill for cooling, Eheim heater 150W

System Water: Continuum Halcyon Marine Reef Salt

Display Water circulation: 1 X MP10 WES with Reeflink

Return Pump: TBA

Skimmer: Tunze 9001

Other: Innovative Marine Reactor for Zeovit

Evaporation Top Up: Tunze Nano ATO

Chemical Support: TBA

Calcium Addition: TBA

Alkalinity Addition: TBA

Other Chemical Maintenance: KZ basis elements (Bac / Start3 / Sponge Power), later when stable at ULNS, will use other KZ color enhancing additives

Current Water Chemistry:

Nitrates: TBA (aim for 0)
Phosphates: TBA (aim for 0)
Alkalinity: TBA (aim for 7-7.1)
Calcium: TBA (aim for 400-410)
Potassium: TBA (aim for 380-400)
Specific Gravity: TBA (aim for 34)
Magnesuim: TBA (aim for 1290-1300)
Temperature:TBA (aim for 24-26)
PH: who care
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby sparker » Wed 03 Dec, 2014 2:18 pm

Damn, this should be awesome!
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Thu 04 Dec, 2014 11:43 am

some equipment arrived....IM Reactor for Zeovit

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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Fri 05 Dec, 2014 7:19 pm

Ordered mp10wes and G3 radion PRO today. Will run with reeflink with same setting as per my 500l, the light setting and flow patten are working well in my Cade, corals are color up nicely with superior growth. So just a copy and paste and it is done.

Overflow box, skimmer, ATO, return pump , and other bit and pieces are all on their way around the world..

Need to stock up blue bottles soon all running low so want to ensure I have them on hand to avoid delay with Xmas busy period.

I will work on the sump in the next couple of weeks while waiting for the rest of the equipment to arrive.

Looks like the tank won't be wet until next year.....
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby Mxett » Fri 05 Dec, 2014 9:33 pm

Definitely watching this one :clap:
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Fri 05 Dec, 2014 11:52 pm

Mxett wrote:Definitely watching this one :clap:


I was browsing the forum came across your tank that inspire me plan for this one :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby Mxett » Sat 06 Dec, 2014 11:24 am

titusho wrote:
Mxett wrote:Definitely watching this one :clap:


I was browsing the forum came across your tank that inspire me plan for this one :laugh: :laugh:

oh wow, thanks a lot. If yours goes as well as I suspect you may convince me to follow. Definitely keep us updated, sounds fascinating
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Sat 06 Dec, 2014 6:49 pm

Got the sump done today, and also brought a cooler for the tank

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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby kodez » Sun 07 Dec, 2014 11:49 am

Looks like this is going to be a quality setup. What do you think of the e-chill? Not to big for your tank?
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Sun 07 Dec, 2014 6:58 pm

kodez wrote:Looks like this is going to be a quality setup. What do you think of the e-chill? Not to big for your tank?

Not sure yet, it is going in the cupboard hang to the sump, will see.
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby Wrangy » Sun 07 Dec, 2014 11:03 pm

Looking forward to seeing this one come together mate!! :D
My little 2ft cube of zeo goodness:
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby jayellul » Mon 08 Dec, 2014 12:57 pm

Wrangy wrote:Looking forward to seeing this one come together mate!! :D

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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby Polyps » Mon 08 Dec, 2014 3:46 pm

Love the concept and exaction titusho. Tagging along :thumbsup:
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Fri 12 Dec, 2014 7:20 pm

Light & pump is here

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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby leodb89 » Fri 12 Dec, 2014 7:50 pm

Nice! There was a similar build to this on thereefuge from a user 'Bug' but it was with a canister
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Fri 12 Dec, 2014 8:38 pm

Return pipe / inlet

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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby ReefEscape » Sat 13 Dec, 2014 9:20 pm

Nice!, following.
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Sat 13 Dec, 2014 10:20 pm

Light is up !

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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby leodb89 » Sat 13 Dec, 2014 11:08 pm

Did you buy the mount from lukebrown? Looks neat
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Sun 14 Dec, 2014 3:33 pm

leodb89 wrote:Did you buy the mount from lukebrown? Looks neat


No I brought it new but did contact lukebrown to find out where to get and model number etc
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Sun 14 Dec, 2014 3:34 pm

Must be Christmas, I have a knock on the door Sunday morning delivery from auspost, package from Germany arrived!

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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby ReefEscape » Sun 14 Dec, 2014 4:03 pm

who you order from?
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby leodb89 » Wed 17 Dec, 2014 1:52 am

Probably Sewatec if its Germany
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Wed 17 Dec, 2014 8:41 am

ReefEscape wrote:who you order from?

yup, sewatec.

I found they are very reliable, and fast delivery. The shipping is reasonable, you just got to be smart to maximize within the range of weight of what they allowed, if you do go to next rate category,I usually just order more and make most out of it. With shipping included, it still cheaper than i pay here. Warranty, to me, not a big issue, as the price i pay, i can buy almost 2 anyway, but i do put in the order with spare parts, one to maximize the $ pay for shipping, also if the equipment need to repairs etc. With spare parts, it still work out to be cheaper, so why not.

Buy German made equipment from Germany is cheap, but not for others such as Ecotech, as they are not locally German made and their price reflects their costs of import. Hence, Eheim / Tunze / Royal Exclusiv / Deltec all the top German brands come with very attractive price, not to mention every now and then some Special came up...I got a RD Speedy 80W for AUS $600 delivered. The latest GHL doser 2 with 4 X Vertex Dosing containers and some GHL tubing / holder for $750 (I am going to set up auto dosing for Zeo additives for my 500L tank during Christmas break). It was much better couple years ago when AUS $ was high, I got a couple of skimmers (1 Rd and 1 Tunze) with postage paid all up its something like 40% off of the local price, those skimmers are still running as we talk no problem at all touch wood....One catch though, anything over AUS $1000 you may get stop by custom and you up for GST and import tax...For the last 5 years 1 have made > 40 orders and I get caught up once, paid something like AUS $300 to get the package release, but still work out cheaper.

Prior to this order I purchase a full year need of Zeovit and KZ carbon, with shipping and bad AUS $ exchange rate I still get 15% - 20% off form the lowest price I need to pay here in Australia. Not to mention it is hard to get KZ stuff here, you can get 1 pack of carbon from Melbourne, and 1 from the other shop up at Queensland. I know, people will say support LFS, I agree, but I do need to support my expensive hobby too......If I can get a better price, i can sustain my hobby longer.....

I have been lucky, 4-5 years purchase from them, not one single item require repair claim, as you would expect with top quality German made stuff. They do reply email within 24 hours....may be because they know me very well.....
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby jayellul » Thu 18 Dec, 2014 11:34 am

titusho wrote:
ReefEscape wrote:who you order from?

yup, sewatec.

I found they are very reliable, and fast delivery. The shipping is reasonable, you just got to be smart to maximize within the range of weight of what they allowed, if you do go to next rate category,I usually just order more and make most out of it. With shipping included, it still cheaper than i pay here. Warranty, to me, not a big issue, as the price i pay, i can buy almost 2 anyway, but i do put in the order with spare parts, one to maximize the $ pay for shipping, also if the equipment need to repairs etc. With spare parts, it still work out to be cheaper, so why not.

Buy German made equipment from Germany is cheap, but not for others such as Ecotech, as they are not locally German made and their price reflects their costs of import. Hence, Eheim / Tunze / Royal Exclusiv / Deltec all the top German brands come with very attractive price, not to mention every now and then some Special came up...I got a RD Speedy 80W for AUS $600 delivered. The latest GHL doser 2 with 4 X Vertex Dosing containers and some GHL tubing / holder for $750 (I am going to set up auto dosing for Zeo additives for my 500L tank during Christmas break). It was much better couple years ago when AUS $ was high, I got a couple of skimmers (1 Rd and 1 Tunze) with postage paid all up its something like 40% off of the local price, those skimmers are still running as we talk no problem at all touch wood....One catch though, anything over AUS $1000 you may get stop by custom and you up for GST and import tax...For the last 5 years 1 have made > 40 orders and I get caught up once, paid something like AUS $300 to get the package release, but still work out cheaper.

Prior to this order I purchase a full year need of Zeovit and KZ carbon, with shipping and bad AUS $ exchange rate I still get 15% - 20% off form the lowest price I need to pay here in Australia. Not to mention it is hard to get KZ stuff here, you can get 1 pack of carbon from Melbourne, and 1 from the other shop up at Queensland. I know, people will say support LFS, I agree, but I do need to support my expensive hobby too......If I can get a better price, i can sustain my hobby longer.....

I have been lucky, 4-5 years purchase from them, not one single item require repair claim, as you would expect with top quality German made stuff. They do reply email within 24 hours....may be because they know me very well.....


Better customer service that some australian retailers loL!

cant wait to see this little gem running :)
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby leodb89 » Thu 18 Dec, 2014 11:40 am

I think EcoTech is American not German lol.

Spot on with Sewatec....but be warned my mate got a chiller from them paid over $1500 and it was broken upon arrival...all they offered was a replacement at cost.

Just Sayin...

But in other news...excited to see this thing running...how long??
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Thu 18 Dec, 2014 11:56 am

leodb89 wrote:I think EcoTech is American not German lol.

Spot on with Sewatec....but be warned my mate got a chiller from them paid over $1500 and it was broken upon arrival...all they offered was a replacement at cost.

Just Sayin...

But in other news...excited to see this thing running...how long??


Of course Ecotech is American, i should say "as they are imported to Germany" rather than "as they are not locally German made and their price reflects their costs of import."

Anyway, i am still waiting for the overflow box to arrive. I will be away for Xrmas so it looks like mid January early February to start Zeo 14 days cycle, that if i can get good fresh live rock, got to place special order here in Melbourne as they don't usually order them but special order :grump: :grump: :grump:
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby jayellul » Thu 18 Dec, 2014 1:40 pm

Have you looked T something like the xaqua in out as an overflow?


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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby lukusis » Thu 18 Dec, 2014 1:52 pm

What sort of overflow box are you looking at?
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Re: ADA 60-F Full Zeovit

Postby titusho » Thu 18 Dec, 2014 2:53 pm

@ jayellul
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I have ordered an Eshopps PF-Nano box, it is on its way, I hope, tracking says it is now in Sydney.
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