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Postby blags » Wed 17 Jan, 2007 12:30 pm

Thanks for all the kind remarks :thumbsup:
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Postby blags » Wed 17 Jan, 2007 12:33 pm

brettm74 wrote:I can't see it in the photos, but did you end up putting cabinet doors on the steel frame?

I think it would be a shame having a good looking cabinet on a basic looking steel frame if you didn't have something to cover up all the messy electrical stuff.

Nah we left it open Brett as we have a eel in the sump and love watching him swim around.
All the elec stuff is at the end of the tank near the wall out of sight so all is good. :thumbsup:
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Postby StripestheEel » Wed 17 Jan, 2007 12:49 pm

Pics of the sump please!!!
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Postby blags » Wed 17 Jan, 2007 1:00 pm

StripestheEel wrote:Pics of the sump please!!!

Have a look at the first couple of pages there are some there.
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Postby wishgarden » Wed 17 Jan, 2007 4:58 pm

Hi Guys,

Tank's looking great!!!! Will come and see it soon.

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Postby daveh » Wed 18 Apr, 2007 11:35 pm

wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooowwwwwwwww
can i ask how much does that al cost!!
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Postby dejavu » Thu 19 Apr, 2007 12:10 am

Gosh some of those SPS are awesome!

Love the pink Acropora!
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Postby blags » Sat 21 Apr, 2007 1:31 am

It has been a while so thought i better update the journal.
We have made a few changes to the rock work in the tank to alow for more room for SPS :nod:
This Sunday i will be adding the new addition of a Calcium Reactor to the system to give it the stability that i require.
Here are some tank shots with the 3 viewable sides

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Here are some of the inhabitants

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Postby dejavu » Sat 21 Apr, 2007 1:50 am

I see a piece of a really nice coral that has ended up in your tank instead ;)
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Postby blags » Sat 21 Apr, 2007 1:53 am

dejavu wrote:I see a piece of a really nice coral that has ended up in your tank instead ;)

Just overflowed into there ;)
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Postby dejavu » Sat 21 Apr, 2007 1:59 am

I had a few threads open, and forgot this was your tank journal! I thought you were advertising new stock and thought "woa, xmas sure arrived early this year" :roflmao:
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Postby blags » Sat 21 Apr, 2007 2:04 am

dejavu wrote:I had a few threads open, and forgot this was your tank journal! I thought you were advertising new stock and thought "woa, xmas sure arrived early this year" :roflmao:

:roflmao:
Lucky your not up here i would be expecting you knocking on the door by now :roflmao:
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Postby blags » Tue 01 May, 2007 11:17 pm

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Postby chiefzod » Tue 01 May, 2007 11:31 pm

blags wrote:Hi all went up to the master craftsman Turbo who made me this baby.
I am extremely impressed with the quality of workmanship in this reactor.
Thanks mate top notch quality.
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That's the funniest looking reactor i've ever seen Pete. Do you just hide it in with the corals lol
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Postby brettm74 » Tue 01 May, 2007 11:36 pm

Is that a goni Turbo made you?
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Postby dejavu » Tue 01 May, 2007 11:36 pm

blags wrote:Hi all went up to the master craftsman Turbo who made me this baby.
I am extremely impressed with the quality of workmanship in this reactor.
Thanks mate top notch quality.
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If Turbo made that, he's wayyyyy more talented than I expected!
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Postby blags » Tue 01 May, 2007 11:48 pm

:roflmao:
Put the wrong pick up but i thought i got to it in time. :roflmao:
The correct ones are up now. :thumbsup:
Geeze you guys are quick.

Hi all went up to the master craftsman Turbo who made me this baby.
I am extremely impressed with the quality of workmanship in this reactor.
Thanks mate top notch quality.

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I had to change the skimmer stand to take the chiller underneath it to create more room.
Also the old skimmer stand was used to hold the new calcium reactor.
I also ducted the air out the nearby window.

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I will try to get some pics of the calcium reactor in operation over the next couple of days. :thumbsup:
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Postby StripestheEel » Wed 02 May, 2007 2:00 am

Brilliant Pete! I absolutely love this tank..

Whats the capacity of the reactor and additional chamber? They look quite large.
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Postby blags » Wed 02 May, 2007 7:22 am

StripestheEel wrote:Brilliant Pete! I absolutely love this tank..

Whats the capacity of the reactor and additional chamber? They look quite large.

Hi Matt thanks :wavey:
Tone will be running the same one on his 500Gal tank so not exactly sure. Shoot Turbo a pm and he should be able to answer it for you. :thumbsup:
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Postby Tone » Wed 02 May, 2007 10:32 am

Where do you find the time, Pete, to do all of this work to your tank? It's a beautiful display!

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Postby Turbo » Wed 02 May, 2007 11:00 am

StripestheEel wrote:Brilliant Pete! I absolutely love this tank..

Whats the capacity of the reactor and additional chamber? They look quite large.


The reactor and second chamber are about 530mm x 150mm with a total height of about 600mm, it would probly do up to 3,000ltr tank.

Glad you like it Pete. :thumbsup:
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Postby blags » Wed 02 May, 2007 11:10 am

Turbo wrote:
StripestheEel wrote:Brilliant Pete! I absolutely love this tank..

Whats the capacity of the reactor and additional chamber? They look quite large.


The reactor and second chamber are about 530mm x 150mm with a total height of about 600mm, it would probly do up to 3,000ltr tank.

Glad you like it Pete. :thumbsup:

Whats not to like. Thanks Pete :bow: :bow:
3000lt :o might have to plan an upgrade ;) just need to sneak it past Sue. :roflmao:
Thanks Tone. Time is something i really need more of :roflmao:
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Postby blags » Mon 07 May, 2007 11:40 pm

Here are the pics of the Calcium reactor all up and running.
I must say everything is looking great now that it is running
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Also while i was at it i tidied up all the cables and mounted the Tunze gear as well as the moon light controller. Had a 8 point ELCB lying around in the garage so soon made good use of that. No more pulling plugs out, just switch it off.
Mounted the Auto top up unit on the side of the calc reactor box as well. Put some insulating foam around the chiller lines to make it more efficient.
All in all everything is out of the way and easily accessed.
I never realised how much crap was lying around on the floor :roflmao:
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I think that is about it, next project the Luminarcs from the group buy once they arrive. ;)

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Postby slawman » Fri 25 May, 2007 9:27 pm

Awesome tank Pete & Sue!

I can see a few frags in there that would look great in my tank :pirate:

Does the angel ever have a go at your corals?
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Postby cammo » Fri 25 May, 2007 9:57 pm

OMG this monster is at redcliffe? :o :o man i would love to see this someday! ;) how is everything going? looks awesome!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby blags » Sat 26 May, 2007 12:32 am

slawman wrote:Awesome tank Pete & Sue!

I can see a few frags in there that would look great in my tank :pirate:

Does the angel ever have a go at your corals?

Hi Jordon,
As for the angels they seem to leave the corals alone for now but then again they get fed a couple times a day really well so they spend most of the time rubbing there bellies thinking i wish i never ate that much :roflmao:
Frags what frags :poke:
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Postby blags » Sat 26 May, 2007 12:34 am

cammo wrote:OMG this monster is at redcliffe? :o :o man i would love to see this someday! ;) how is everything going? looks awesome!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Your more than welcome to come over for a look :thumbsup:
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Postby cammo » Sat 26 May, 2007 8:25 am

hey thanks :thumbsup: , i think this would be worth the drive! :clap:
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Postby AuS MaDDoG » Tue 12 Jun, 2007 12:06 am

Pete,

Think it might be time for an update mate just ordered the same calcium reactor from the master craftsman Turbo :bow: What CO2 Reg did you use ? and how are all your water params now that its been running for a while. Have you done your light upgrade yet with the Luminarc's ? looked great to me before cannot imagine what it will look like with the Luminarc reflectors.

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Pete catch up with ya soon, & say G'Day to Sue for us.
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Postby Gapps » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 8:47 pm

Blags that is one crazt tank....its a credit to you and your wife.

Early on in thred i read that you got your tank made by Dennison at Mary Ann's at Browns plains,
How do you rate them??? I have just ordered one from him and a sump and a skimmer and more lights.

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