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Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Jun14 update)

Postby Zeason99 » Mon 21 Nov, 2011 11:30 pm

Introduction:

Hi everyone, 5 months after selling my previous tank, I have decided to take on the world and set up another tank. :laugh:

My old Tank Journal can be found here My Old 3ft adventure

It wasn't an easy decision to set up another tank as I did enjoy the free time I had!! :(

System Objectives:
With the new tank, I want to come up with the design that will look nice, maximize space, hazard free, and easy to access from the top.
With all that in mind, I have asked Dave from Extreme Reef to custom made one for me. It takes time but it’s all worth it!!!!!

System Type:
For stock, I will go with fish and mixed corals, but mostly softies, LPS with only a few easy to keep SPS in the mix. Basically low maintenance is what I want to achieve, as after years of keeping SPS I feel like a change


Display System:

Strike up Date:
Not sure yet, but looking at early December 2011.


Display Tank:
Custom built 900mm Long x 600mm Weight x 500mm Height
Centre external weir with one piece euro bracing.. will look sexy!!! :banana:

Display Lighting:
InWatter Stingray 3ft LED unit. Not entirely happy with the colour so far, so I am planning to add some UV supplement. I will try out the Execotic UV Stunner strip and Pete at Oceanarium is getting this organized for me. Thanks Pete :thumbsup:

Stand:
Steel stand clad MDF – natural white in colour, with adjustable legs

Sump:
Custom built 900mm Long x 500mm Weight x 350mm Height, with Refugium. I will share the design with you guys.

Refugium Lighting:
LED sump light. Bought a chinese branded one from Hong Kong


Support systems:

System Water:
Natural salt water

Display Water circulation:
Vortech MP20

Return Pump:
Eheim 1260

Skimmer:
Skimz SK181. The pump has been replaced so hopefully all the issues will now be gone.

Evaporation Top Up:
Auto top up – RO water using Gravity feed system


Chemical Support:

Calcium, Alkilinity and other chemistry Addition:
Manual dosing at the beginning but will move to Dosing pump once tank cycle completes


Images:

Let the photos do the talking !!

Tank – It is designed and built by Dave from Extreme Reef. Very impressive craftmanship I must say.
I love the one piece euro bracing in particular
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Stand
Thanks to Dave again for his excellent work. From welding to sparying, all top quality finish!!!

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Dave came up with this idea of having legs so that the stand will be lifted from the ground so in case of water spill I can reach down and clean up easily.
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Close up of the leg
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More photos to come! :nut:
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby n0rk » Mon 21 Nov, 2011 11:49 pm

That tank is porn. So damn neat. It'll be good to see what you can get out of a mixed tank given what we know you can from an SPS one!
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby locuus » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 6:26 am

Very nice!
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby ryanrid » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 8:24 am

welcome back zeason, you are welcome to any frags of what I have.
Dave did a great job on the tank build, not bad for an old man :roflmao:
how is sunny?
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby Semillon » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 8:38 am

Welcome back, looks like a great start :)
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby jordan » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 9:16 am

Oh yeah baby! Come for any frags when you are ready Zeason. This is going to be great.
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby funkngroovy » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 9:25 am

One of the best built tanks I've seen. Looking forward to following this build.
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby rodneyri » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 9:31 am

nice work, cant be at Daves place though its too neat lol
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby Zeason99 » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 9:54 am

n0rk wrote:That tank is porn. So damn neat. It'll be good to see what you can get out of a mixed tank given what we know you can from an SPS one!


:roflmao: :roflmao: Thanks Ben! I hope so but I will try to keep it simple this time :thumbsup:
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby Zeason99 » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 10:07 am

ryanrid wrote:welcome back zeason, you are welcome to any frags of what I have.
Dave did a great job on the tank build, not bad for an old man :roflmao:
how is sunny?


Thanks Ryan! Yeah.. will definitely hit you up once my tank is up and running. Won't for a while though as I am taking my time this time. Just want to enjoy the whole process :cheers:

But sure Dave did a fantastic job in building it for me!! What a masterpiece!! :bow: :bow:

jordan wrote:Oh yeah baby! Come for any frags when you are ready Zeason. This is going to be great.


Thanks Justin! Looking forward to catching up with you soon :clap:

Semillon wrote:Welcome back, looks like a great start :)


funkngroovy wrote:One of the best built tanks I've seen. Looking forward to following this build.


Thanks mate! Will try to keep this TJ up to dated for sure!

rodneyri wrote:nice work, cant be at Daves place though its too neat lol


Haha... :roflmao: like minded.... but not that I care :roflmao:
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby pebbles » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 10:55 am

Congratulations...looks like you're off to an impressive start! :thumbsup:

Didn't think you could stay tankless for long. :konk:


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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby RedLineR » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 11:04 am

Wow nice tank, glad to see you're back in the game.
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby ExtremeReef » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 11:14 am

ryanrid wrote: not bad for an old man :roflmao:

C'mon man i'm not that old :bored:
I build tanks for you guys and get you guys the best SPS in town and you call me old ..... . :bawling:
rodneyri wrote:nice work, cant be at Daves place though its too neat lol

another one :bored: so i'm a old pig :bawling:

What a Ungrateful bunch :guns:

Thanks Zeason, glad I could help out :thumbsup: at list I know I’m been appreciated :-D
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby rodneyri » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 12:24 pm

tank looks stunning though...i like the external with euro. classy

you could be the next St George :)
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby luzinit » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 1:08 pm

Looks fantastic! can't wait to see it wet.
Single piece eurobracing is too sexy...
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby Zeason99 » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 3:24 pm

pebbles wrote:Congratulations...looks like you're off to an impressive start! :thumbsup:

Didn't think you could stay tankless for long. :konk:

angie :wavey:


Thanks Angie! still a long way to go until I find stock up :spit:

RedLineR wrote:Wow nice tank, glad to see you're back in the game.


Yeah, this tank should get me going for few years at least! :crossfingers:

ExtremeReef wrote:
What a Ungrateful bunch :guns:

Thanks Zeason, glad I could help out :thumbsup: at list I know I’m been appreciated :-D


Let's just say they are jealous!! ;)

luzinit wrote:Looks fantastic! can't wait to see it wet.
Single piece eurobracing is too sexy...


Tony, it's not too late to change your design hey :poke: :roflmao:
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby RedLineR » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 3:52 pm

ExtremeReef wrote:
ryanrid wrote: not bad for an old man :roflmao:

C'mon man i'm not that old :bored:
I build tanks for you guys and get you guys the best SPS in town and you call me old ..... . :bawling:
rodneyri wrote:nice work, cant be at Daves place though its too neat lol

another one :bored: so i'm a old pig :bawling:

What a Ungrateful bunch :guns:

Thanks Zeason, glad I could help out :thumbsup: at list I know I’m been appreciated :-D


I know who i'm seeing for my next tank :poke:
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Postby bradw6860 » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 6:16 pm

sweeeeettt :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby Lofty » Tue 22 Nov, 2011 11:54 pm

Wow Zeason, tank looks awesome! Good to see you're back!!!
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby Deester » Thu 24 Nov, 2011 10:48 pm

Good to see you back on the Reefing Pony Zeason ;) Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with this time around ... always been a big fan of your reefing work :-x

Hats off to Dave too for that tank ... clean lines :clap: Love the one piece euro, makes me miss my tank already :( Would love to get Dave to do my next build, Sydney's a long way to drive to collect though :laugh:

Keep the updates coming mate and good to see your back :pirate:

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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby Lutjanus » Fri 25 Nov, 2011 12:45 pm

That's one of the cleanest tank builds I have ever seen :-x

TOTM in how many days? :thumbsup:
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby Zeason99 » Sat 26 Nov, 2011 12:36 am

Deester wrote:Good to see you back on the Reefing Pony Zeason ;) Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with this time around ... always been a big fan of your reefing work :-x

Hats off to Dave too for that tank ... clean lines :clap: Love the one piece euro, makes me miss my tank already :( Would love to get Dave to do my next build, Sydney's a long way to drive to collect though :laugh:

Keep the updates coming mate and good to see your back :pirate:

Dee.


Hey Dee, guess what. I got that one piece euro idea from you mate :cheers: falling in love with your setup so couldn't help myself but to copy that :devil:

Still has a lot to do before I can set it up but finger crossed... when's your next build mate?? :devil:
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby Zeason99 » Sat 26 Nov, 2011 12:37 am

Lutjanus wrote:That's one of the cleanest tank builds I have ever seen :-x

TOTM in how many days? :thumbsup:


:bow: TOTM?? .. with an empty tank?? :roflmao: wouldn't mind that but :clap:
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Postby Zeason99 » Sat 26 Nov, 2011 12:39 am

Lofty wrote:Wow Zeason, tank looks awesome! Good to see you're back!!!


Hey Wes, congratulation by the way.. heard that you are getting married next year :cheers: :cheers:
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Postby Gunnie » Sat 26 Nov, 2011 12:48 am

Awesome tank will be following. Great dimensions too mine is very similar so will be interested
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby n0rk » Sat 26 Nov, 2011 12:48 am

Zeason99 wrote: :bow: TOTM?? .. with an empty tank?? :roflmao: wouldn't mind that but :clap:


Trust me, it's entirely possible... :wall:
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby damer » Sat 26 Nov, 2011 8:13 am

the laser cut bracing sure does look great. im puttingit on my new 4x4x2, if i ever get the time to order it :wall:
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Re: Zeason - New 3ft Challenge 2011 (Let the fun begins!)

Postby Zeason99 » Tue 29 Nov, 2011 2:02 pm

Thanks guys!

Ok.... my sump is getting made, and here's the design I have submitted.

My goal is to maximize the space and move my frags to the sump so that I can keep the display nice and clean.

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Postby MeLLeR » Wed 30 Nov, 2011 11:12 pm

Oh WOW!!! This looks Awesome! Gonna be tagging along on this one!

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Postby inferno6688 » Thu 01 Dec, 2011 7:52 am

Looking awesome Zeason.. Typical neat work from Dave! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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