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Reefbuilder's 4x2x2 Zeovit & LED Reef **NO LONGER RIP**

Postby reefbuilder » Sat 15 Aug, 2009 5:59 pm

Introduction:
I have had a similar size tank before. Have decided on a 4x2x2 as this is the easiest size for me to look after and keep in top shape.

System Objectives: To try and achieve the maximum growth and colouration from SPS.
System Type: Mainly SPS, Few fish and a low nutrient system


Display System:

Strike up Date: Hopefully Soon

Display Tank: 4x2x2

Display Lighting: LED KR92 48"
Stand: Pine Stained Cabinet

Hood: Crown

Sump: 3 foot sump

Refugium: No

Refugium Lighting: NA


Support systems:

System Water: NSW

Display Water circulation: 2x MPW40s

Return Pump: Aquabee Up 3000

Skimmer: Bubble King Royal Exclusiv Alpha 250 Cone Protein Skimmer

Evaporation Top Up: Auto topup

Other Equipment: Profilux Plus II eX, Turbo Zeo Reactor, PSI RODI Unit +++++


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Two Part Dosing using BM T01

Alkilinity Addition: Two Part Dosing using BM T01

Other Chemical Maintenance: Magnesium, ZEO Additives

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Postby bradw6860 » Sun 16 Aug, 2009 8:35 pm

wooo hooo!!!!!!!
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Postby reefbuilder » Sun 16 Aug, 2009 8:42 pm

Hi Brad,

finally decided to take the plunge. Will need a lot of advice from You. Hope to get it wet by end of next month

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Postby StripestheEel » Sun 16 Aug, 2009 8:44 pm

Nice equipment list, now get on with it :devil:
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Postby reefbuilder » Sun 16 Aug, 2009 8:46 pm

Unfortunately the equipment list keeps expanding :devil: :devil: :devil:

Will have some updates soon
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Postby sydneydrewid » Sun 16 Aug, 2009 10:28 pm

:roflmao: i think you'll find that'll never stop while your this game :thumbsup:
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Postby reefbuilder » Wed 02 Sep, 2009 12:30 pm

Have had some developments :

Equipment :

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also got my cabinet from a fellow reefer.

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Postby KirTracid » Wed 02 Sep, 2009 3:57 pm

Nice equipment list, great minds think alike, it's very much like mine =)

One question though about the Hanna. So it measures all those things? In saltwater? I had always been told that model was for freshwater only? Does it do po4 too, as I noticed you have the po4 reagents.
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Postby bradw6860 » Wed 02 Sep, 2009 3:59 pm

It only does P04, its just a rundown of what hanna meters can do, there is a sticker on the other side saying low range P04 meter. :thumbsup:
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Postby reefbuilder » Wed 02 Sep, 2009 4:03 pm

Great minds do think alike Kirsty. I have been following Your Alpha 300 tests.

As Brad pointed out Hanna will only do Phosphate for saltwater.
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Postby reefbuilder » Thu 03 Sep, 2009 9:57 am

Christmas came early. Received some goodies from Michael (reefinglife)

Profilux :

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Postby reefbuilder » Thu 10 Sep, 2009 10:45 am

Got the Hanna Seawater Refractometer in the mail today.

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Easymeters emailed me and asked for feedback on these meters, apparently they have had a lot of positive feedback in the US.

Will test it out and post the results :thumbsup:
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Postby KirTracid » Thu 10 Sep, 2009 11:20 am

haha, I noticed that even before you guys answered. I've had a hanna on order for ages, got stuck in customs and finally received it months later, so I had the answer to my question then =)

What are you planning on stocking Reefbuilder? I'll be watching this journal closely, considering we have such a similar equiptment list.

When is your Alpha coming? When you see it you'll know you've made the right decision. It's an absolute beast and I wouldn't trade it in for ANYTHING. I'm sorta in love with my skimmer at the moment =)

I'm so jealous with your powerbars and seawater meter. veryyyyyy nice.
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Postby reefbuilder » Thu 10 Sep, 2009 11:31 am

Hi Kirsty,

Not sure when the skimmer and cal reactor will get here, was told it will be a long wait. By the looks of Your skimmer am sure have made the right decision.

I will probably stock very few fish, maybe some anthias, one sailfin and a flame.

I believe that If I buy good quality equipment I will need to buy it only once, learnt from my last setup. :konk:

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Postby KirTracid » Thu 10 Sep, 2009 11:33 am

Exactly my thoughts. You won't regret that equiptment list I'm sure of it.

That's why I bought my skimmer from the states. I knew I'd get it soon, I couldn't wait any longer after running skimmerless for months. After how long the ATI's took to arrive I wasn't going to make that mistake. I got mine 3 days after they were released in the US. Now that's service =)
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Postby reefbuilder » Thu 10 Sep, 2009 2:49 pm

3 days. thats awesome :o , I am in no hurry as my tank is being made
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Postby KirTracid » Thu 10 Sep, 2009 6:13 pm

I was SHOCKED when it arrived. Never had anything arrive from the states so quickly.

It must be killing you having all those goodies and the tank not ready.
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Postby reefbuilder » Thu 10 Sep, 2009 6:20 pm

The waiting is the worst part. But rather wait and get it right than to rush into things.
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Postby caperz » Sun 20 Sep, 2009 7:15 am

reefbuilder wrote:The waiting is the worst part. But rather wait and get it right than to rush into things.


Hi ReefBuilder,

Good on ya for taking this plunge mate.

I am still new around here and am doing my research on LPS / SPS coral reef systems. I would like to build into it one day.

As you say... "rather wait and get it right then rush into things". I am currenlty in the process of upgrading my 2 ft, 90 litre tank, to a 4 x 2 x2 system.I have learnt that patience is the key.

Good luck on your journey mate ;)

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Postby Lewy » Sun 20 Sep, 2009 8:01 am

Wow. Some nice gear there.

Curious to know what that second powerbar is with the separate display and controls is?
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Postby reefbuilder » Sun 20 Sep, 2009 9:11 am

caperz wrote:
reefbuilder wrote:The waiting is the worst part. But rather wait and get it right than to rush into things.


Hi ReefBuilder,

Good on ya for taking this plunge mate.

I am still new around here and am doing my research on LPS / SPS coral reef systems. I would like to build into it one day.

As you say... "rather wait and get it right then rush into things". I am currenlty in the process of upgrading my 2 ft, 90 litre tank, to a 4 x 2 x2 system.I have learnt that patience is the key.

Good luck on your journey mate ;)

Cheers

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Thanks Caperz, I found research and patience are the key to success in reefkeeping. You will find a lot of good info here as You read and search through the forums.
Welcome to RTAW and all the best with the upgrade, get a tank journal happening
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Postby reefbuilder » Sun 20 Sep, 2009 9:16 am

Lewy wrote:Wow. Some nice gear there.

Curious to know what that second powerbar is with the separate display and controls is?


Hi Lewy,
Thanks Mate.
the second powerbar :

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it is the ProfiLux light II Controller bar.

you don’t need a ProfiLux main controller setup for this controller bar to work. Full lighting control with built in interface for dimmable ballast control.

I have changed that with another 6 point powerbar.


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Postby caperz » Sun 20 Sep, 2009 9:55 am

reefbuilder wrote:
Thanks Caperz, I found research and patience are the key to success in reefkeeping. You will find a lot of good info here as You read and search through the forums.
Welcome to RTAW and all the best with the upgrade, get a tank journal happening
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Cheerz ReefBuilder. The RTAW forums are brilliant and great value. Am really learing alot by looking at posts and also speaking to fellow reefers that I work with and have bought a few bits from. Starting to build a reefing network ;)

Looking forward to getting there !
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Postby sydneydrewid » Sun 20 Sep, 2009 2:03 pm

looks like you've got yourself some great kit there!! will definitely be watching this space :)
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Postby reef.anonymous » Sun 20 Sep, 2009 2:40 pm

sydneydrewid wrote:looks like you've got yourself some great kit there!! will definitely be watching this space :)

:withyou: your tank is going to be sweet when its up and running, you've got some really cool equipments there!
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Postby reefbuilder » Sun 20 Sep, 2009 3:36 pm

Thanks Guys, just got to wait for some equipment from overseas and the tank and then get some salty water :thumbsup:
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Postby reefbuilder » Sun 04 Oct, 2009 12:57 pm

Picked up the tank and sump from St George last week. It's 3 sides starphire and the back is normal glass with CNC Routed perspex stuck on the glass :

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External Wier :

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Comparison between Starphire and normal float glass (This is a pic from the top), You can read the newsprint stuck at the bottom of the starphire, whereas normal glass is almost black

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Now Got to do the plumbing



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Postby Jase » Sun 04 Oct, 2009 1:07 pm

wow you have some awesome equipment there! will be good to see it up and running
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Postby monkyboy » Sun 04 Oct, 2009 1:54 pm

Tank is looking great :clap:

Did St George aquariums source the perspex back panel for you, or did you make that up yourself.
This is going to be one hi-tec build.
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Postby reefbuilder » Sun 04 Oct, 2009 2:01 pm

monkyboy wrote:Tank is looking great :clap:

Did St George aquariums source the perspex back panel for you, or did you make that up yourself.
This is going to be one hi-tec build.
Have fun :thumbsup:


I got the perspex cut myself and gave it to St George aquariums. If anybody wants that done look for a CNC router in Your area or 'Shaping Solutions' in Unanderra will do it for You. :thumbsup:
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