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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby n0rk » Fri 06 Mar, 2015 9:59 am

How's that T5 life treating you? :devil:
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby galleri3090 » Thu 19 Mar, 2015 4:16 pm

Rod the Reefer wrote:Very nice mate. :clap: :clap:

You've come a long way since sitting in my lounge room!

Rod. :thumbsup:


Cheers, Rod. Who would of thought I'd still be in the hobby so many years later! To be honest, despite all the ups and downs I've never entertained the thought of leaving the hobby. I hope you been well buddy :cheers:

ryanrid wrote:
Rod the Reefer wrote:Very nice mate. :clap: :clap:

You've come a long way since sitting in my lounge room!

Rod. :thumbsup:

about 2000kms :roflmao:


:roflmao: Your a funny man, Ryan.

xixau wrote:Very Nice Michael :thumbsup:


Cheers, Richie. Nothing compared to your tank though. I still cant get over that steak you cooked at Nick's place, honestly, was superb.

TJReid wrote:one sexy looking tank, love the build on the cabinet ! sps colour looks amazeballs !


Thanks mate :cheers:

Kapyong23 wrote:Michael time for an update mate :pirate:


Kapyong23 wrote:Cough cough Michael ..... give us something :pirate:


Hey Dave! Sorry man. Where has time gone? I hope you been well bud.

chromus wrote:I think he hates us, he hasn't even replied to a text of Notsomot dressed as the sugarplum fairy.


Replace "us" with "me", Phil :poke: kidding man. I hope you've been well.

blacjack wrote::roflmao:


:roflmao: gday Chris :cheers:

camakazi wrote:Would love that purple cap


Cheers, bud. I got it from Ultra Corals Australia. Broke it into a million pieces and stuck it all over my tank, it's still going well.

n0rk wrote:How's that T5 life treating you? :devil:


Hey Benjamin, I'm loving T5's .. super color and par, only downside for me is that it's really hard to take decent photos (or maybe I was crap to start with?). Thanks again for all the work you do for me, your a star.

Update

I dont even know where to start except that I had a spare afternoon today and wanted to respond to the folks that had commented since my last post.

My tank and reef addiction is still in full force. Most of my corals have grown considerably. Below are a heap of photos I've taken on my phone over the months since my last update. Dodgy photos I know, but it's better than nothing and gives you an idea about growth and where the tank is at.

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These days im feeding 10 cubes of frozen a day, a pinch of flake and pellets most times I walk past the tank and a full sheet of nori each morning. I've stopped testing everything apart from Alk which is pretty consistent at 6.5-7kh. Nothing new has been added for ages except the odd frag.

I'll try pull out the SLR oneday, the tank does look much nice than these photos. I hope your all well and until next time, happy reefing :cheers: .

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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby millotoli » Thu 19 Mar, 2015 4:20 pm

Stunning! So well balanced, so open and natural
How is the queen, I'm envious, I had one for 6 months, but she started on my clam and sps :(
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby damer » Thu 19 Mar, 2015 4:28 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Very nice my friend. :thumbsup:
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby parrdog » Thu 19 Mar, 2015 5:07 pm

Awesome mate, awesome :clap: .

I love the island style scape, it looks unreal :thumbsup: .

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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby Kapyong23 » Thu 19 Mar, 2015 5:53 pm

Great to hear from you mate :clap: inspirational as ever. :thumbsup:
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby pebbles » Thu 19 Mar, 2015 6:26 pm

Hmmmm.....

I remember someone saying angels are for girls...especially orange ones. :devil: :angel:

Beautiful as usual, Michael. :pirate:


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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby gnadymmij » Thu 19 Mar, 2015 9:21 pm

tanks [censored] amazeballs
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby bubbleboy » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 8:48 am

pebbles wrote:Hmmmm.....

I remember someone saying angels are for girls...especially orange ones. :devil: :angel:

Beautiful as usual, Michael. :pirate:


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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby Rod the Reefer » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 9:45 am

Very nice Michael. :clap:

I know you're a busy man and it's a credit to you to have your tank in such superb condition.

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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby blacjack » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 8:17 pm

:clap: love it when you do updates, always something to look forward too.
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby ryanrid » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 10:40 pm

Recently saw this tank in the flesh, and it's much more brown in real :devil:
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby acronut » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 7:57 am

millotoli wrote:Stunning! So well balanced, so open and natural
How is the queen, I'm envious, I had one for 6 months, but she started on my clam and sps :(


.....umm thats a Clarion...

Awsome btw!!!
So sorry officer.... i wasnt aware tangs needed so much space :/

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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby coral1 » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 9:42 am

awesome tank just love it :thumbsup:
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby daves88 » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 3:37 pm

Wow looking really good bud!
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby terbit » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 4:10 pm

Rod the Reefer wrote:Very nice Michael. :clap:

I know you're a busy man and it's a credit to you to have your tank in such superb condition.

Rod. :thumbsup:

Rod I think credit is due to Mrs Ming as he is never home :roflmao:
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby Emperor_tang » Sun 03 May, 2015 9:34 pm

Beautiful tank!
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby Sherb3rts » Sat 29 Aug, 2015 2:18 am

just tagging along! im going through something similar to what happened to you in 2010 :( the tanks amazing! looking forward to an update!
What's this mythical "Budget" people keep asking me about?...

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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby Kapyong23 » Tue 29 Dec, 2015 6:33 pm

Michael I haven't been on for at least 6 months and I notice you haven't updated either. How 'bout it mate :pirate:
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby WarbyD » Tue 29 Dec, 2015 7:50 pm

Yep. Come on ming... I've come back to the hobby again, I need you to poke fun at and give [censored] to when n0rk isn't online! (so.. not often)
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby MeLLeR » Tue 03 May, 2016 4:19 pm

Gees Ming. Slack much?
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby Rod the Reefer » Tue 03 May, 2016 5:01 pm

Woo Hoo, where have ya been Greg?

And yeah, come on Ming! :poke:

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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby MeLLeR » Tue 03 May, 2016 6:03 pm

Rod the Reefer wrote:Woo Hoo, where have ya been Greg?

And yeah, come on Ming! :poke:

Rod. :thumbsup:


Haha, Gday Rod. Ive been around, just lurking. :wavey: Your TJ is next ;)
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby Rod the Reefer » Tue 03 May, 2016 10:14 pm

Oh dear.
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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby swazzle » Tue 03 May, 2016 10:47 pm

Tank looks absolutely amazing!!


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Re: Galleri3090's 8x2.5x2 Reef

Postby JacP » Fri 05 May, 2017 10:40 am

Hi Michael,
I was directed to the MASA site, to see your set up and experiences on big marine tanks.
I became glued, and have spent nearly 3 hours reading about your journey from 2010.
As if there was not already enough, when i saw your answer to a question on what you would do differently if you were to set up afresh, you mentioned use Solar Tubes.
That was the final clincher, so i have no just joined up on MASA, to be able to contact you.

I see it has been a few years since your started your journal, but from your enthusiasm, i will assume you are still in the hobby. :-)
We are about to pour the slab on an extension to the house, which will be a big loungings/dining area. Of course the room divider between dining and lounge, is the centre piece aquarium.
I had an 8 ft 500 gal tank for 20 years when i lived in Manila, but that was set up in 1990, and i see so much has changed in the hobby and technology.
The new tank will be 2800 L x 1100W x 850 H. It is free standing, as in all 4 sides viewable. Of course this brings with it all the problems of how to hide plumbing , wires etc.
The deal i made with my wife, is no mess from water, barrels , and no heat/noise.
Bottom line, this led to the decision to have the sump all remote in the basement, 12 meters away and 3 meters down.

For the last 4 weeks we have done all the roughing in for the extension electrical and plumbing, and pour the slab this Saturday.
We also plumbed in the pipes for the tank, so they will come up under the stand, using 50 and 40mm pipes.
We were under pressure to get that done before the concrete. However.... we have a concept design for the water circulation.
One system from tank, over the central OverFlow box (OF) Durso style 3 50mm pipes, down to the basement, where the 2000L x 700 W x 500H Sump will be located. The return via another 50mm pipe through the tank floor in the OF and split above the water level into 4 duck bill nozzles. This is not the big problem, although there is much discussion on which brand of pump to use.
The second system is the Closed Loop CL system. The plan is to have 2 40mm suction holes from the tank, with cover grills of course, joined and piped down to the sump, where the pump will be to return it back up to the tank. This return line, a 50mm pipe, will punch through the floor of the OF also, to above the water level, and be split into a left and right line, 25mm , with an Actuator to control flow. Then each side runs along the Euro brace line along the right and left of the tank, with 4 or 5 individual flexible nozzles.
My concern is, the head pressure and flexibility in water control this will give.
From all I read and saw in your plan and build, is you are as sensitive as I am about the usual exposed pipes, wires and power heads stuck to the viewing panels.
I saw you put your 4 pumps below the tank, and plumbed them through the floor of the tank. This seems so much better than pumping water from the basement. My concern is the noise, as that is the deal with my dear wife ..? You wrote you get a lot of noise from your pumps.
Someone suggested the Abyzz pumps, very expensive, but reliable, can handle the head pressure and SILENT.
Do you have any experience with them, or an alternate pump.?
Until recently I was planning to use 2 350mm Solar Tubes. As I am lucky enough to be building new, I could have them installed when we do the roof. However others advised me not to as they seem the best solution, real sunlight etc, but offer a lack of co0ntrol and consistency of light source. I have bowed to that suggestion, and plan to use a combination of ATI T5 6 x 54W HO units with alternately spaced LEDs - no fixed brand yet.

Question : with your experiences, todays knowledge and the option to be building new, with a basement as a fish room, how would you design it ?????
I know this is a big ask, and I will fully understand if you dont have the time to spend on this, but would appreciate whatever advise you may have.

Thanks
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