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Luke's 4x2x2 - TOTM August 2012

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2009 12:00 am
by Assist
Introduction:
System Objectives: Nice piece of reef in my lounge
System Type: SPS,Mixed

Display System:

Strike up Date:30-1-2010
Display Tank:4x2x2 Center Weir 27-1-12
Display Lighting: 2x250watt Phoneix 4x54watt 2-blue special 1- Pro Purple 1- Actinic
Stand:930mm high door on right hand side now 2pac white 800mm high :thumbsup:
Sump:3x1.5x1.5
Refugium: Yes
Refugium Lighting: 2x24watt t8 white and blue

Support systems:

System Water: Dulpa artificial salt water
Display Water circulation: 2x Vortex MP40w
Return Pump: Eheim 1260
Skimmer: Reef Octopus Vortex 2000
Evaporation Top Up:
Dosing Pump - Ca,Kh,Mg,K,Fe,I and trace elements
Current Water Chemistry:
Nitrates:0 to.75 ppm
Phosphates:0.1 to 0.5 ppm
Alkalinity:9.8 ppm
Calcium:418 ppm
Salinity / Specific Gravity:1.025 to 1.026
Magnesuim: 1300 ppm

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2-11-10
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2-3-11
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27-3-11
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1-5-11
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6-6-11
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3-7-11 ULNS
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12-8-11
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10-9-11
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21-10-11
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3-11-11
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18-12-11
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27-1-12
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24-2-12 iodine over dose
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13-3-12
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29-3-12
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22-4-12
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Luke :thumbsup:

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2009 12:03 am
by Assist
Is it just me or does the second photo look like 2 bums in the raw timber

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2009 12:54 am
by StripestheEel
:roflmao:

Definitely two bums.

Off to a good start mate, are your hands back to their normal colour yet?

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2009 2:50 pm
by Blaz
Awsome looking stand. Cant wait to see it fully setup :) sweeeet.

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2009 6:30 pm
by Assist
StripestheEel wrote::roflmao:

Definitely two bums.

Off to a good start mate, are your hands back to their normal colour yet?


yeah it came off when i washed them

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2009 6:49 pm
by Assist
Yeah i don't no what return pump im going 2 use yet think im limited 2 5000L cause im using 25mm Pipe?
Skimmer maybe my hurricane 500L but would like 2 go bigger now i will have a bit more room under the tank. and water movers couple of vortex or tunze or any another suggestions ??? any help or input would be nice thanks for viewing my tank journal

PostPosted: Tue 30 Jun, 2009 9:16 pm
by lighterthief
Are you goin to keep the old tank running?

PostPosted: Tue 30 Jun, 2009 10:39 pm
by LuckyPhil
Nice looking stand!

PostPosted: Tue 30 Jun, 2009 11:17 pm
by Assist
lighterthief wrote:Are you goin to keep the old tank running?

Yeah 4 now 6months max but

PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 12:49 am
by Assist
11-7-09 Varnish Done. Power board getting wired up next weekend yay
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 12:20 pm
by sydneydrewid
looks great!! how long till you dont look like a spray tan gone wrong?? :roflmao: no seriously, well done!! cant wait to see more...

PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 11:36 pm
by Assist
pick out a new protein skimmer 2day the Octopus Core + Pentair 1500i should do the job abit better than the hurricane 500 i hope and going 2 pick up 2 resun wave makers 15000 $170 each in the next couple im 2 cheap 2 buy a vortex's $600 each

PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 7:20 pm
by Tempest115
nice! I started on my journal, should be up soon.. let me know when you want some fish!

PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 7:40 pm
by Rod the Reefer
Looking good. if your reef turns out half as good as your stand it's going to be awesome!

Assist wrote:Yeah i don't no what return pump im going 2 use yet think im limited 2 5000L cause im using 25mm Pipe?


You could go as low as 2400lts IMO.

Hey, are you coming on Sat?

Rod. :thumbsup:

PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 11:32 pm
by Assist
Rod the Reefer wrote:Looking good. if your reef turns out half as good as your stand it's going to be awesome!

Assist wrote:Yeah i don't no what return pump im going 2 use yet think im limited 2 5000L cause im using 25mm Pipe?


You could go as low as 2400lts IMO.

Hey, are you coming on Sat?

Rod. :thumbsup:

might just use my 1260 ehiem then

what going on saturday????

PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 11:43 pm
by Assist
just a digital temperature gauge that controls the chiller and heater so only 1 thing is running at once $80 Image good idea Blaz!!!:)

PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 11:49 pm
by Blaz
wow that looks familiar :D nice buy mate, mine has saved me a fortune in electricity i think.

PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 11:50 pm
by Assist
we can only hope.......

PostPosted: Wed 15 Jul, 2009 9:32 am
by Rod the Reefer
Assist wrote: what going on saturday????


Yeah to the MASAOG get together;

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Rod. :thumbsup:

PostPosted: Sun 26 Jul, 2009 10:42 pm
by Assist
my m8 the gill wire up under my tank thanks gills
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jul, 2009 10:56 pm
by DodgySheep
Nice looking start! I've just got the same skimmer, haven't got it wet yet but here's hoping it's a good one!

Where did you get the nifty digital thermometer? How do you wire it up to control heating and the chiller?

PostPosted: Sun 26 Jul, 2009 11:58 pm
by Assist
DodgySheep wrote:Nice looking start! I've just got the same skimmer, haven't got it wet yet but here's hoping it's a good one!

Where did you get the nifty digital thermometer? ****Off ebay.....$80*****

How do you wire it up to control heating and the chiller? *** it switches the 2 double power points so ill plug in the chilller an maybe fans into 1 an my heaters in the other *****


PostPosted: Tue 25 Aug, 2009 8:56 am
by Assist
new protein skimmer and calcium reactor are comin to day hav told :thumbsup:

PostPosted: Tue 25 Aug, 2009 8:59 am
by Assist
DodgySheep wrote: How do you wire it up to control heating and the chiller?

see the 2 double power points on the right of it it just switch's from 1 to the other .....1 will b running 2 heaters and the other will be running the chiller and pump

PostPosted: Tue 25 Aug, 2009 11:26 am
by siddr20
Wired up the ATC800 yet?

What chiller you going to connect to this? or just heaters only?

PostPosted: Tue 25 Aug, 2009 12:14 pm
by Assist
siddr20 wrote:Wired up the ATC800 yet?

What chiller you going to connect to this? or just heaters only?


yea it is all wired up ready 2 go just waiting on some stuff from hong kong and marine plus..............and my new house 2 finish getting built... there laying bricks now as we speak so probably 2-4months


yeah both........i hav a hailea 300A

PostPosted: Tue 01 Sep, 2009 3:04 pm
by Assist
couple of new stuff

PostPosted: Tue 01 Sep, 2009 3:08 pm
by Assist
couple of newbies Image

PostPosted: Tue 01 Sep, 2009 3:36 pm
by aterese
Where did you get the hot/cold power thing and the ph controls ?

PostPosted: Wed 02 Sep, 2009 6:44 pm
by Assist
aterese wrote:Where did you get the hot/cold power thing and the ph controls ?


http://www.reefshops.com/