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And it Begins 10x3x2 soon to be ati hybrids

Postby coral1 » Thu 05 Jul, 2012 10:00 pm

Introduction:
we have been keeping reef tanks for 8+ years our current set up 18ft x 2.5 x 2ft has been running for just over 7 1/2 years .


System Objectives: happy healthy eco friendly tank with lots of colour

System Type: sps/lps

Display System:

Strike up Date:13 November 2012

Display Tank: Display tank specifications.10ft x 3ft x 2ft

Display Lighting:ati hybrid led & t5 combo

[b]Stand:
DYI timber stand

Hood: timber in wall

Sump:6x2x2

2x2 live rock in sump:2x2 in sump.

Refugium Lighting: led


Support systems:

System Water: Natural salt water

Display Water circulation: In tank water circulation. 2x cloosed loops 17000 liter red dragon pumps x 2

Return Pump:red dragon controllable flow 4000-8000 liters

Skimmer: aqua medic turboflotor 5000

Evaporation Top Up:Auto topup rain water


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: If not calcium reactor

Alkilinity Addition: If not calcium reactor

Other Chemical Maintenance: Magnesium etc

Current Water Chemistry: If applicable
Nitrates:
Phosphates:
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim:


Images:

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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef

Postby coral1 » Thu 05 Jul, 2012 10:07 pm

will fill in details as we go :thumbsup:
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Postby coral1 » Sun 08 Jul, 2012 10:42 am

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the floor prep removed carpet and now have vinyl floor :thumbsup:
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef

Postby coral1 » Mon 09 Jul, 2012 8:37 pm

Chris has built the stand
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby bickie » Mon 09 Jul, 2012 8:39 pm

wow, this is going to be awesome!
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby coral1 » Mon 09 Jul, 2012 8:54 pm

i'm hoping so !!1 have learnt a lot over the last 8 years so going into this tank with a lot more experience :cheers:
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby Ilona » Mon 09 Jul, 2012 9:20 pm

Looking forward to watching this come together!
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby coral1 » Tue 10 Jul, 2012 11:02 am

ok just ordering 2 x 4 way ocean motions. will run 2 separate closed loops
now to weak out where to drill holes ? am open to suggestions " :thumbsup:
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby BooY » Tue 10 Jul, 2012 6:24 pm

Lookin good Renae, and now that's a level that has had some lovin' in its life

And for your closed loop, the placement of holes is entirely up to you depending on how you are planning to have flow and scaping
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby coral1 » Thu 19 Jul, 2012 11:28 am

ocean motions are being built this week & posted. should get them next week
had to get a 240 to 110 v transformer for ocean motions . :cheers:
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby damer » Thu 19 Jul, 2012 4:35 pm

chris loves your hobby :roflmao: :roflmao:
"Don't ever give up!! Today might be your day for a miracle...."

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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby coral1 » Thu 19 Jul, 2012 7:18 pm

damer wrote:chris loves your hobby :roflmao: :roflmao:


:devil: thats what i tell him :devil: you really love reef tanks
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby Tone » Fri 20 Jul, 2012 10:41 am

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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby damer » Fri 20 Jul, 2012 10:48 am

:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby 100% Reef Safe » Fri 20 Jul, 2012 3:07 pm

You could a least buy him a new level :wink:
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby NoobAquarium » Fri 20 Jul, 2012 4:37 pm

I'll be keeping my eye on this as I am looking at eventually getting a 10 footer myself.

One question, why down sizing from the 18ft beast?
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby coral1 » Fri 20 Jul, 2012 7:17 pm



:devil: well as i'm answering no i'm very sweet while explaining why i need him to build me a new tank :devil:
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Re: And it Begins 10x3x2 reef with pics

Postby coral1 » Fri 20 Jul, 2012 7:17 pm

100% Reef Safe wrote:You could a least buy him a new level :wink:

well i could but i spent all the money on the new tank :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
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Postby coral1 » Fri 20 Jul, 2012 7:23 pm

NoobAquarium wrote:I'll be keeping my eye on this as I am looking at eventually getting a 10 footer myself.

One question, why down sizing from the 18ft beast?

not really a down size more a change of shape !!! new tank 10x3x2 old tank 18ftx2.5x2 not a big change in volume
but the big tank is l shaped and against the walls as Chris has a chronic back injury this is hard on him with maintenance and i'm to short to reach
we built it before we found masa and there are many things we would have done differently so a fresh start with a lot more experience
new tank will be assessable from front and back :cheers:
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Postby GrimReefer » Fri 20 Jul, 2012 8:09 pm

this is going to look great once in place, the stand alone is a showpiece.
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Postby coral1 » Sun 22 Jul, 2012 3:47 pm

thanks :thumbsup:
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pics of the new transformer all ready for the ocean motions to arrive
still need to decide on pumps to run them :cheers:
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Postby locuus » Sun 22 Jul, 2012 3:51 pm

Tagging along. Going to enjoy watching this tanks progress!
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a couple of pics of the skimmer :thumbsup:
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Postby ssscuz » Sun 22 Jul, 2012 4:12 pm

Chris has done well with the stand looks real good. U better not pull down the 18ft before I see it
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Postby coral1 » Sun 22 Jul, 2012 7:11 pm

18ft will still be up for a while yet you know nothing good happens quick in this hobby :cheers:
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Postby scotto » Sun 22 Jul, 2012 10:48 pm

Bring it awn!
Very impressed with the stand build :-x
Is it going to have a ledge/shelf up front?

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Postby coral1 » Mon 23 Jul, 2012 8:27 am

yes merbu shelf along front :)
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