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Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return - Done n Dusted

Postby Deester » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 6:59 pm

Introduction:

Well guys, after having to break down my last rimless T5 SPS system and move interstate ... I am now at the stage where the new tank has been ordered and should be around 6 weeks away from being delivered :banana:

System Objectives: A healthy dedicated SPS tank with a more substantial fish list this time around :roflmao: This tank is planned to actually stay running longer than my usual 10 month maximum ... Owning our new home helps in that regard.

System Type: Strictly SPS

Display System:

Strike up Date: TBA

Display Tank: 48w x 30d x 18h - Three viewing sides Starphire with 80mm one piece Starphire laser cut true euro brace.

Display Lighting: 10 x 54W ATI PM.

Stand: DIY :konk: Design yet to be finalised

Sump: 34w x 18d x16h Three sections with inbuilt R.O storage.

Support systems:

System Water: At this stage ASW, but hoping to find a reliable NSW supply :crossfingers:

Display Water circulation: 2 x Tunze 6205's with a Tunze 7096 controller

Return Pump: ATB MaxFlow 3.5K Return Pump

Skimmer: R.E Bubble King Mini160

Evaporation Top Up: Tunze Osmolator


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Ol Faithful - Damp Rid

Alkilinity Addition: Ol faithful - Bi carb

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A nice little render of what the tank should look like by the one and only n0rk :bow:

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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Deester » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 7:03 pm

Paid a visit to the tank builder today and laid down a deposit on the new build, so hopefully in 4-6 weeks I will take delivery :banana:

Dedicated SPS T5 Reef with the intended fish list as follows -

10 x Dispar Anthias
1 x Royal Gramma Pair
1 x Regal Angel
1 x Purple tang (possibly)

Will post updates as they happen ... weeks away :roflmao:

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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby n0rk » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 7:12 pm

Regal! :pirate: good to see you sticking some fish in this one Dee, it'll be nice to see your aquascaping skills paired with some movement. Good choice on the lasercut Eurobrace, I'm investigating that myself.

Should look sexy :thumbsup:
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Rhys123 » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 7:15 pm

Should be a nice build
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Dan » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 7:31 pm

:banana: looking forward to coming on this ride! will look much better with some fishies
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Postby Rod the Reefer » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 7:37 pm

Nice Dee, nice.

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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby shake » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 7:40 pm

Looking forward to seeing this Dee.
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Daryn1 » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 7:43 pm

Awsome Dee, looking forward to watching this one develop :nod:
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby bradw6860 » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 7:45 pm

This is going to be epic!
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby n0rk » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 7:54 pm

Oh, while I think of it. If you want any of your SketchUp drawings rendered, shoot me a PM :nut:
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Deester » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 9:21 pm

Thanks for the comments guys :thumbsup: looking forward to putting this rig together :pirate:

Yeah I learnt my lesson from last time with putting minimum fish with maximum aggression in, this time around will be a different story ... Peacefull and nicely stocked :)

Ben, make sure your sitting down with a tight fitting nappy on when you get your quotes for the one piece laser cut euro mate :roflmao: It ain't cheap, but the finish is killer :-x will flick you a pm about rendering hahaha :madface:

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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby StripestheEel » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 9:37 pm

Good luck mate. :thumbsup:
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Postby nornicle » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 10:29 pm

Go go Dee, can't wait to see this tank up and running!
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Lukey » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 11:07 pm

Gonna be epic, just like the last. Best of luck with it all, that euro bracing will be top bloody notch (And I bet it wasn't cheap, but so worth it if you can factor it in, looks sooooo good).
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Postby galleri3090 » Tue 14 Sep, 2010 11:34 pm

Gunna be a cracker, Dee :clap:

I think the PCS team better book a spot for next year. Daryn's changed your mind about running Zeo?

Like the rest of us, i'll be following with envy.

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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby mnemonix » Wed 15 Sep, 2010 3:04 am

Great plan you've got with the tank. It has lots of potential.
I just hope you hold onto this one long enough to let it grow out. :poke:
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Postby Paul_D » Wed 15 Sep, 2010 8:55 am

Looks like a great setup, best of luck with it
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby ryanrid » Wed 15 Sep, 2010 9:28 am

awesome...
hey shoot me an email with the sketch up of the ATI hangers you want, this way i can have it for you by the time you get the tank.
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Postby damer » Wed 15 Sep, 2010 10:38 am

should be a good "rig" :wink:
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Namn8r » Wed 15 Sep, 2010 10:58 am

Dead sexy!!! Good work Dee nice to see you back onboard!
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Deester » Wed 15 Sep, 2010 3:21 pm

Hey Guys,

Thanks for all the positive comments :bow: appreciate guys :nod:

ryanrid wrote:awesome...
hey shoot me an email with the sketch up of the ATI hangers you want, this way i can have it for you by the time you get the tank.


Yeah mate, will get onto that shortly ... My son thought it was his duty to tear up my cardboard tank template yesterday :nut: strong lil bugger. So will have to make another one so I dont screw up the measurements for you :konk: I'll email the dimensions across soon mate ... your a champ :thumbsup:
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby snaza » Wed 15 Sep, 2010 10:29 pm

Awesome Dee. i'm more excited about your tank thank than mine. how much for the lasercut euro? i got a quote but it was more than the tank
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Deester » Thu 16 Sep, 2010 1:37 pm

snaza wrote:Awesome Dee. i'm more excited about your tank thank than mine. how much for the lasercut euro? i got a quote but it was more than the tank


Cheers mate,

I am sure once you get the new build going, the excitement will creep back :thumbsup: you will be back bigger and better in no time mate ... Look forward to seeing your new build come together :pirate:

PM'd about the laser cut euro :thumbsup:

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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby blags » Thu 16 Sep, 2010 10:56 pm

I'm excited :devil:
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Postby indyana1 » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 8:40 am

Should be great to see and now that your in Melbourne might be a chance to see it in person :thumbsup:
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Deek » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 6:21 pm

Hey Dee,

Nice looking plans so far mate.
I also got a quote for my euro to be one piece... added a lot of cost for minimal benefit IMO :laugh:
The glazier also would not warrant it for transit as they said every one they have made (for photo frames) has broken in the past.

Should look slick though :thumbsup:

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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby bubbleboy » Mon 20 Sep, 2010 9:58 am

This should be a stunner Dee :bow: , look forward to it mate :thumbsup: Did you end up letting the B/King go ??
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Deester » Mon 20 Sep, 2010 10:52 am

blags wrote:I'm excited :devil:


Me too mate ... me too :madface:

indyana1 wrote:Should be great to see and now that your in Melbourne might be a chance to see it in person :thumbsup:


Heya,

Yeah I'm looking forward to getting this one up and running :nod: Always happy to catch up with fellow reefers for a good reef chat :thumbsup:

Deek wrote:Hey Dee,

Nice looking plans so far mate.
I also got a quote for my euro to be one piece... added a lot of cost for minimal benefit IMO :laugh:
The glazier also would not warrant it for transit as they said every one they have made (for photo frames) has broken in the past.

Should look slick though :thumbsup:

Cheers,
Derek


Hi Derek :thumbsup:

Yeah mate, the one piece euro adds to the price, but form what people have told me my tank builders price is very reasonable for the laser cutting. It's such a nice looking finish I couldn't resist ;) My tank builder told me he couldn't go smaller than 80mm wide for the reasons you mentioned.

bubbleboy wrote:This should be a stunner Dee :bow: , look forward to it mate :thumbsup: Did you end up letting the B/King go ??


Cheers Dave :thumbsup:

I'm looking forward to it too mate :nod: Nah mate decided to keep the BK, it'll be perfectly matched for the system ... it's such a good little skimmer, so decided to keep it for now ... may possibly upgrade in the future if I win the lottery :nut:

Mate your frag tank looks insane ... great work man :bow: :bow: :bow:

Cheers,

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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Deek » Mon 20 Sep, 2010 2:24 pm

Deester wrote:Hi Derek :thumbsup:

Yeah mate, the one piece euro adds to the price, but form what people have told me my tank builders price is very reasonable for the laser cutting. It's such a nice looking finish I couldn't resist ;) My tank builder told me he couldn't go smaller than 80mm wide for the reasons you mentioned.

Ahhh, that is the reason for the 80mm euro, was thinking that is pretty big for your tank. It will look very nice agree. :nod:
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Re: Deester's 48x30x18 SPS T5 Return

Postby Deester » Mon 20 Sep, 2010 4:10 pm

Deek wrote:Ahhh, that is the reason for the 80mm euro, was thinking that is pretty big for your tank. It will look very nice agree. :nod:


Yeah mate, was hoping for a little less width for the euro ... but considering most of the fish I want to keep are notorious jumpers it doesn't bother me. Also means I can go nuts with the mag cleaner and not have to worry about any spillage :nut: :roflmao:

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