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Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby sonofstarstamps » Mon 16 May, 2011 11:08 pm

Introduction:
...........no its not a new tank honey.....................its like a morph......................it grew from the base of the larger tank........ :spit:

Tank, sump and stand ordered from St George Aquariums, delivery with in the fortnight.

Only thing i need to purchase is a skimmer as all other gear have spares of.

System Objectives: Apart from severely pissing off the wife, hopefully be a prop tank

System Type: Mainly housing my Scollies, Acans and Zoanthids for now. But will be a propagation tank in about 6 - 12 months after they are moved into my 3rd tank. Will be mainly used for SPS, LPS and Zoanthids propagation when setup as a prop tank.

Display System:

Strike up Date: Hopefully by the end of May 2011

Display Tank: 3ft by 3ft by 2ft

Display Lighting: 1 400w MH (Ice Cap E ballast and lumenbright) + 2 150W LED Units

Stand: 3ft by 3ft by 1m high

Hood: NIL

Sump: 2.5ft by 2.5ft by 50cm

Refugium: Basically what ever live rock will be in the sump area.

Refugium Lighting: 150W LEDS.


Support systems:

System Water: Natural salt water

Display Water circulation: 4 Ecotech MP40WES - Spares

Return Pump: Eheim 1262 - spares.

Skimmer: Deltec TC2060

Evaporation Top Up: manual


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Deltec PF601s - spare

Alkilinity Addition: Deltec KM500s - spare

FBF: Reef Octopus Phosfusion 2000 for GAC and a Deltec FR616 for Rowaphos

Images:

To come in near future.
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby siddr20 » Tue 17 May, 2011 2:16 pm

looking forward to seeing some pics :)
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby mcloughlin2 » Tue 17 May, 2011 8:16 pm

Seems like a definant overkill on the lights. You'd find you will have sufficient lighting with either choice of lights (metal halide 400w or 2 x 150w leds), no need for both.

No idea why you would put a 150w of a refugium. Much better off finding a lower powered pc light that'll yield the same results for 1/4 the electricity.

Regardless, very much looking forward to this eventuating. :pirate:
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby dorz » Tue 17 May, 2011 8:22 pm

mcloughlin2, he said it will be set up as a prop tank... i can only assume he will have frag racks in the sump for growing out frags. as well as in the tank....

this kid aint doing things by halves, with 4 mp40wes in a 3x3x2!
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby rnscross » Tue 17 May, 2011 8:26 pm

lol you should really read his big tank build, one of the funniest tank journals ive ever read.

Cant wait to see this one come together.
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby siddr20 » Wed 18 May, 2011 2:41 pm

Ah is he the person who built his previous tank in the back shed or something? Indeed a very funny thread!!
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby sonofstarstamps » Mon 06 Jun, 2011 7:46 pm

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Put my stand together, just got to decided wether ill stain it or paint it white.
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby rnscross » Mon 06 Jun, 2011 8:02 pm

lol is that skimmer going on this tank?
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby sonofstarstamps » Mon 06 Jun, 2011 8:14 pm

rnscross wrote:lol is that skimmer going on this tank?


No. Have ordered a Deltec TC2060 for this tank.

Removed that skimmer from my main tank to make room for storing various corals until i set this tank up.

It usually runs in conjuction with my BK. I run two skimmers together. Will return it to the large tank when transfer is complete. until then the BK is handelling the load.

Could not take any pixs of some of the better acans and scollies but these are all going in the new prop tank. Have got about 60 nice acans, about 20 specimens have about 5-7 colours in them, and about 50 scollies in my sump and at a friends house waiting to transfer into the above setup.

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I will frag a common scolly to see just how long it takes to heal. If succesfull then its likely that ill frag a fair few nice specimens. By all accounts so far this appears to be a very long process for scollies, may not be worth it but will give it a go with one.
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby WOWvillian » Mon 06 Jun, 2011 8:16 pm

rnscross wrote:lol is that skimmer going on this tank?


The way this guy does things there may be two of those yet....

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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby sonofstarstamps » Wed 08 Jun, 2011 6:14 pm

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This arrived today. :cheers:
Look so tiny compared to what im used to.
Its no BK but im confident it will do the job :devil:

Now, to decide if ill have the overflow go directly into the skimmer or not...
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby rnscross » Wed 08 Jun, 2011 10:26 pm

If this is primarily a prop tank i wouldnt feed the overflow through the skimmer for when/if you decide to start dosing/feeding rotifers etc you want to be able to turn the skimmer off and allow them circulate through the system rather than instantly removed.
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby bradw6860 » Wed 08 Jun, 2011 10:31 pm

:withyou: very nice skimmer and nice collection os LPS you have there already, where did you procure most of them from?
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby sonofstarstamps » Thu 09 Jun, 2011 4:55 pm

rnscross wrote:If this is primarily a prop tank i wouldnt feed the overflow through the skimmer for when/if you decide to start dosing/feeding rotifers etc you want to be able to turn the skimmer off and allow them circulate through the system rather than instantly removed.


Good point :thumbsup:

bradw6860 wrote::withyou: very nice skimmer and nice collection os LPS you have there already, where did you procure most of them from?


Some have come from ACANMAN, CDU and CORAL CANDY. All three on this forum, great people with great stock.

Have also received some from a mate up north who collects and exports for a living :devil: Will take pixs in the future of these specimens and post, some will knock your socks off. But he has so many commitments to international purchases that have paid up front that ill get drips and drabs until he meets his prepaid commitments.

Did I mention work will start soon on my 12m tank. Will then convert the internal tanks 10ft and 3ft and 6 fter into prop tanks.

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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby VaultBoy » Thu 09 Jun, 2011 4:59 pm

sonofstarstamps wrote:Did I mention work will start soon on my 12m tank. Will then convert the internal tanks 10ft and 3ft and 6 fter into prop tanks.


I cant wait to see that journal... Dont tell the missus about that one :wink:
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby sonofstarstamps » Fri 10 Jun, 2011 7:59 pm

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Arrived today, now to plumb and fill in coming days. :thumbsup:
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby sonofstarstamps » Fri 24 Jun, 2011 11:23 pm

Wish I could say ive done something to this tank, all ive done is dumped equipment in it as a storage place.

Damn Im lazy. :poke:

have the next two days off and will try and fill with ASW, just so i can finally use up 3 bags of ASW that ive had lying there for 3 years. Not looking forward to slooooowly wait for the RODI water to fill 20lts containers one at a time.

Will use the first fill as a test for leaks, then use the water as a water change for my larger tank.

Have organised for NSW to be delivered next friday, planning on changing 1000lts in the 10fter and fill this sucker also.

Then Ill start putting some live rock in there and transfer some of the hardier corals. If there is no problems ill transfer my LPS over.

Anyway, will post pixs in coming weeks.

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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby rnscross » Fri 24 Jun, 2011 11:36 pm

:roflmao: loving this TJ
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Postby locuus » Fri 01 Jul, 2011 10:40 pm

Wow is all I can say. Love to see the whole collection. Any chance of some more pics?
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Postby snik66 » Sat 02 Jul, 2011 7:11 am

im sure the wide will warm up to the idea ;)
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby MeLLeR » Sat 02 Jul, 2011 5:28 pm

Haha! I cant believe you have the balls to start another tank....complete with TJ! Atilla cant have been too mad (or has had long enough to recover) from the 10ftr! LOL
My GF and I love your TJ's. Keep it up!

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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby sonofstarstamps » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 4:29 pm

Have received some pretty devastating news today, my young one has been diagnosed with cancer.

Still a little shell shocked but will be breaking down my tanks in coming weeks as will no doubt dedicated no time to it.

Will sell everything so keep eyes on classifies.

Will sell in stages, corals, live rock and fish then my equipments then all the other bits.

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Postby WOWvillian » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 6:41 pm

That is completely awful and i am sorry to hear it. I wish you and your family all the best.
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Postby surfhead » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 8:44 pm

I wish your child the very best treatment outcome and your family the strength to fight and win.

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Postby locuus » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 8:45 pm

I'm really sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers for your childs speedy recovery.
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Postby Scottief » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 9:38 pm

Sorry to hear the sad news Frank, I wish you and your family all the best and hope your little one has the best treatment and speedy recovery.
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Postby nick_s_h » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 9:38 pm

So sorry to hear about your kids cancer, my thoughts are with you and your family.
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Re: Honey Its Not A New Tank....................

Postby sonofstarstamps » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 11:41 am

Thanks to all for the support and replies.

Sorry if i have not returned any PM's, mind has been else where.

Anyway, all items for sale.

Wife wants the study to be a fun room for the kids.

Will be back bigger and better after the battle is won.

PM me if your interested in any items.

Thanks again for the support.

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