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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Thu 19 Sep, 2013 10:23 pm

Some of my AQUATRONICA equipment, love the quality of this, It will be replacing the Profilux I have . I don't mind the Profilux easy to use but from research I have made the AQUATRONICA has a lot more to offer. It can run multiple tanks which I plan on doing.

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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby axela » Thu 19 Sep, 2013 10:41 pm

Looking incredible so far mate, very very clean and organised setup! i love it!
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Thu 19 Sep, 2013 11:03 pm

axela wrote:Looking incredible so far mate, very very clean and organised setup! i love it!



thanks very much , im trying to learn from this so I can implement it on my future projects. its not hard to keep it neat as long you have a plan .
but even a good plan can go wrong , but I learnt from it.

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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby NewyReefer » Sun 22 Sep, 2013 1:49 pm

Wow man awesome set up, definitely tagging along to watch your progress :clap:
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 11:31 pm

Beneath the two sumps i have constructed a lower sump section , just in case of a major leak .
The lower sump has been painted with a rubberized paint .
I installed a drain , to plumb the skimmer overflow and waste water from RO unit.
I have the two sumps connected together with a by pass valve .
This will allow me to use both sumps and or shut down the other if a problem was to occur .
There is also a dump valve for water changes , which will be connected to a solenoid valve to automate water changes if i require .

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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Wed 25 Sep, 2013 9:52 am

very exciting!
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Wed 25 Sep, 2013 4:41 pm

looking from the back of the tank , the left hand sump in position and bottom plumbing connected

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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Wed 25 Sep, 2013 5:03 pm

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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby dougie » Mon 30 Sep, 2013 6:07 pm

looks fantastic so far. great work :thumbsup:
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby onetonne » Mon 30 Sep, 2013 7:29 pm

That looks great, well done.
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby kirky88 » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 1:24 pm

Hi I was just wondering if you could provide some more information about the Aquatronic system, Like what modules you have, where you purchased from etc
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 11:14 pm

kirky88 wrote:Hi I was just wondering if you could provide some more information about the Aquatronic system, Like what modules you have, where you purchased from etc


most of the equipment was from salt aquariums at emu plains , as some from my LFS Fish Tank at Castle hill who ordered it in as i need .

i have every module in Aquatronica range plus a few extra ph , redox for all the reactors etc

for info ,best to go direct to Aquatronica web site in Italy. lots of info there.

I was using Profilux first and it was a good system but i much prefer the Aquatronica .

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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 11:22 pm

i have dried up all my base rock after i had cleaned it with boiling water and left in the sun for 3 weeks .
it doesn't look like much now.

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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 11:31 pm

im going to construct the aqua-scape outside the tank , this will allow me to change it easily to suit my planed scape.

i have used 16mm acrylic clear rod and a 20cm x 20 cm x 6mm thick acrylic base plate that i drilled with a hole saw and glued it with loctite super glue.

i will then drill the base rock with a standard drill at low speed with a 17mm masonry drill bit, this worked well for me.

This was tested under load and didn't move or brake .
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 11:55 pm

the finished scape after a frustrating 4 hours and few colorful words out loud , my cat usually hangs out with me but he jumped the fence to run away from this mad man.

at the end i was kinda happy with it , well into the tank it goes.

i took pictures of each stand and disassembled it one at a time and proceed to install it .

this took me another 3 hours , 3 coffees and half a bottle of Jonnie walker !!

Nah only kidding about the half bottle , it was more like 3/4 . !!!!

hey guys im a non drinker , how else can i afford this hobby.
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby beck&marc » Wed 02 Oct, 2013 7:34 am

Looking good! Can't wait to see this all in the tank
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby xixau » Wed 02 Oct, 2013 7:49 am

Awesome Nick! Let me know when to bring the frags to seed your rocks :thumbsup:
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Bandit » Wed 02 Oct, 2013 9:12 am

Wicked.... loving the detail put into this

One question... what do you do when the wife says "I'd really like to have the pool back"
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Wed 02 Oct, 2013 9:30 am

Bandit wrote:Wicked.... loving the detail put into this

One question... what do you do when the wife says "I'd really like to have the pool back"


I think i have it covered.
If the question was asked i would design the most extravagant pool, I have a contact who could embellish the quote some what !!!
There for, with a price tag of at least 50k there would not be "I'd really like to have the pool back"

Then there is always plan B " id like a bigger tank babe ! "

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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby greeni » Wed 02 Oct, 2013 2:15 pm

Good job Nick on the scape :clap: I've got this to look forward to in a couple of weeks :nut: re-scaping, LR is outside in the sun drying out now. Quick question. where do you buy the acrylic rod?
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Wed 02 Oct, 2013 2:44 pm

greeni wrote:Good job Nick on the scape :clap: I've got this to look forward to in a couple of weeks :nut: re-scaping, LR is outside in the sun drying out now. Quick question. where do you buy the acrylic rod?
:cheers: joe.


hi Joe

i purchased the 16mm acrylic rod from b&m plastics , ph 96325466
its comes in 200cm lengths . it was only 17.09 plug gst .
not a bad price i thought .

enjoy your scaping , its all worth it , you know it.

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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby greeni » Wed 02 Oct, 2013 3:10 pm

Amphibian wrote:hi Joe
i purchased the 16mm acrylic rod from b&m plastics , ph 96325466
its comes in 200cm lengths . it was only 17.09 plug gst .
not a bad price i thought .
enjoy your scaping , its all worth it , you know it.
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Thanks for that :thumbsup:
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Thu 03 Oct, 2013 8:22 pm

Looking from the rear of the tank this is the lefthand sump.
the major part of it will house 150 mm deep of marble dust , then it will flow into the return chamber.
im planing on growing macro algae on top of the DSB.

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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Fri 04 Oct, 2013 7:48 pm

some of the equipment mounted .
not quite happy with it , i can see it changing in the near future .

i have a few more gadgets to install and need to tidy it up .

not quite where it should be , some of my plans need to be revised .

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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Htu08 » Fri 04 Oct, 2013 7:55 pm

Amphibian wrote:some of the equipment mounted .
not quite happy with it , i can see it changing in the near future .

i have a few more gadgets to install and need to tidy it up .



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As my tank is a technological dinosaur as well as lacking organisation, this is the equivalent of aquarium electronics porn.

Mega organised and most likely extremely safe, loving it!
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Fri 04 Oct, 2013 8:55 pm

some of the equipment mounted .
not quite happy with it , i can see it changing in the near future .

i have a few more gadgets to install and need to tidy it up .

not quite where it should be , some of my plans need to be revised .

installed so far is
3 x aquaray 8 channel led controller with storm/lightning function
1 x aquaray 2 channel controller for the 1500 xg
1x aquatronicaSMS module
2 x aquatronica 4 channel tunze pump module
1x aquatronica usb hub
1x aquatronica ethernet module
1 x 3 channel aquatronica dosing unit
1x red sea ozone generator controller
3x aquatronica ph modules
1x redox module
1x connectivity module
1x salinity module
1X SERA ph controller ( will be redundant once i program aquatronica)
tunze 3155 ATO
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Mon 14 Oct, 2013 12:09 pm

distribution boards completed , some tiding up required but just want it to run in.
there may be some changes along the way and i have left room for upgrades
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Thommo01 » Mon 14 Oct, 2013 4:40 pm

Nice and neat. Looks like a well thought out rig. Hope mine will end up half as tidy.
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Mon 14 Oct, 2013 5:12 pm

I don't know how to describe that whole setup, I am speechless! Make me one? lol
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Re: ITS ME OR THE TANK !!!! 8 x 2.6. X 2 reef

Postby Amphibian » Mon 14 Oct, 2013 8:46 pm

Thommo01 wrote:Nice and neat. Looks like a well thought out rig. Hope mine will end up half as tidy.


To be honest not as tidy as i would expect. well i thought i had it all planed out and wasn't i wrong .

once its properly running and all the gadgets have their resting place it will be good .

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