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Reefbuilder's Fish & Shrimp Cube

PostPosted: Sat 28 Aug, 2010 3:58 pm
by reefbuilder
Introduction:
This will be a basic FOWLR setup. Trying to setup a habitat for a few striking fish and a collection of Shrimps.

System Objectives: A healthy fish & Invertebrate Tank

System Type: FOWLR

Strike up Date: End of November 2010

Display Tank: 75 x 75 x 50 Starphire Cube

Display Lighting: Pacific Sun 75 Watt Controllable LED Unit

Stand: 110 cm high Black Pine Stand

Hood: Open Top

Support systems: Basic Zeovit

System Water: Natural salt water

Display Water circulation: Vortech MP 40 ES

Return Pump: Aquabee Up 3000

Skimmer: BM-NAC180-CS Cone Protein Skimmer

Evaporation Top Up:Auto topup ( TUNZE Osmoregulator 3155 )


Chemical Support: Zeo

Calcium Addition: If required

Alkilinity Addition: If required

Got the tank and stand yesterday, sitting in the garage for the time being, please pardon the mess, a few pics :

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Re: Reefbuilder's Fish & Shrimp Cube

PostPosted: Sat 28 Aug, 2010 5:46 pm
by nick_s_h
NICE stand :)
i like the clean look of the back too with the acrylic (?) piece!
Im interested in the lights too as i may look into a 2ft cube project next january.

Re: Reefbuilder's Fish & Shrimp Cube

PostPosted: Sat 28 Aug, 2010 7:27 pm
by n0rk
Seeing this thing is making me excited, AB! :-x got any better idea about how you'll stock it mate?

Re: Reefbuilder's Fish & Shrimp Cube

PostPosted: Sat 28 Aug, 2010 7:40 pm
by reefbuilder
nick_s_h wrote:NICE stand :)
i like the clean look of the back too with the acrylic (?) piece!
Im interested in the lights too as i may look into a 2ft cube project next january.


Thanks mate, the back is an acrylic sheet, I had the grooves cut by a CNC router.

n0rk wrote:Seeing this thing is making me excited, AB! :-x got any better idea about how you'll stock it mate?


Me too Ben :devil: All I have decided at this stage is still general :

Anthias, Angel, Butterfly & Shrimps. Still have to finalize from the list provided by You, Stripes (Matt), Pebbles and others.

Wish I could make up my mind :nut:

Re: Reefbuilder's Fish & Shrimp Cube

PostPosted: Sun 29 Aug, 2010 10:24 pm
by galleri3090
Great news, Ab.

:roflmao: I thought you sold up! This is like giving up alcohol and taking up smoking :konk: I'm kidding, man. While I can't frag fish for you, let me know if I can help with anything. You've always been a champion to deal with.

Will be watching with pleasure, and i'm sure you'll inspire many with this FOWLR.

Cheers.

Michael

Re: Reefbuilder's Fish & Shrimp Cube

PostPosted: Sun 29 Aug, 2010 10:41 pm
by AcanMan
Great work Ab, you certainly know how to go about
it. Haha :thumbsup:

Re: Reefbuilder's Fish & Shrimp Cube

PostPosted: Mon 30 Aug, 2010 12:22 am
by reefbuilder
galleri3090 wrote:Great news, Ab.

:roflmao: I thought you sold up! This is like giving up alcohol and taking up smoking :konk: I'm kidding, man. While I can't frag fish for you, let me know if I can help with anything. You've always been a champion to deal with.

Will be watching with pleasure, and i'm sure you'll inspire many with this FOWLR.

Cheers.

Michael


You are right about the addiction mate, tried very hard but had to have a tank :clownfish: Thanks heaps for the offer, will call on You for a few frags of Your awesome colonies when I get back in the game in a couple of years :thumbsup:

AcanMan wrote:Great work Ab, you certainly know how to go about
it. Haha :thumbsup:


Or good at persuading the Mrs :roflmao: :roflmao:

On a different note partner had a baby shower and her mate made an amazing cake (This is just the top part, girls consumed the rest :furious: ) :

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:cheers:

Re: Reefbuilder's Fish & Shrimp Cube

PostPosted: Tue 31 Aug, 2010 11:09 pm
by Daz the reefo
Hey AB, just tripped over your thread tonight, i forgot about the other sections of the TJ area. Man you know how to build a tank, i'll keep an eye on it now that i've seen it.
ps. let me know when you need that rock to seed the tank, if you don't need it let me know and i'll offload it, all good :thumbsup:

Daz

Re: Reefbuilder's Fish & Shrimp Cube

PostPosted: Fri 10 Sep, 2010 4:45 pm
by n0rk
Updates! :poke:

Re: Reefbuilder's Fish & Shrimp Cube

PostPosted: Fri 10 Sep, 2010 10:52 pm
by reefbuilder
No updates as yet, everything on hold as the baby has decided to give us a hard time and keep getting false alarms which has kept us busy, hopefully he will be here soon :baby:

:cheers:

Re: Reefbuilder's Fish & Shrimp Cube

PostPosted: Sat 11 Sep, 2010 12:59 am
by AcanMan
Hey Ab, its looking great mate. All the best with your new-born!