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Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure.TOTF Nov13

Postby MeLLeR » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 12:16 am

Introduction:
New Tank, bigger size....and a Fresh start with better results ;)

System Objectives:
My aim is to create a Top shelf SPS reef to showcase to the best of my abilities the corals natural beauty and provide a better platform for continuing my reefing education.

System Type:
KZ Zeovit SPS dominated display reef.

Display System:
Strike up Date:
20 Sep 2012

Display Tank: Display tank specifications.
1500x750x500 OR 5' x 2.5' x 20" in the old terms. 12mm Starfire eurobraced with external Coast to coast (Calfo) and Conventional Bean Animal plumbing arrangement. 3mm Black acrylic internal with Router cut comb for background.
18" water height to keep it fairly shallow and allow maximum light penetration.

Display Lighting:
ATI Power-Module 8x54W

Stand:
1540x850x1000h DIY steel stand with 2-pac House of Kolor poly cladding. Sleek and Modern and ultimately functional. Recessed rear top of stand to allow pipework to be installed behind tank.

Hood:
Open top, dislike the look of hoods generally.

Sump:
900x600x400 2 section DIY acrylic sump, complete with a ATO resevoir built in.
Only need a sump to house the skimmer, passive carbon and Zeovit reactor.

Refugium:
Not happening. Zeo reef so no necessity for Refugium.

Support systems:

System Water:
Artificial Salt Water utilising KZ reefers best salt when i can get it.
NSW depending on Delivery timeframes.

Display Water circulation:
Closed Loop Gyre like system :) 2x Panworld 200 MD-R70's aiming for 23cm/s laminar flow.
This is an important area and one area I continually underachieve in previous tanks. I have been researching and researching this area in detail and now realise that I really need to improve the flow dynamics in this system. With an increased understanding of the demands of SPS keeping, i aim to be providing my SPS with the correct flow rate and an environment far more condusive for coral health. Should i achieve this then i should maximise the potential results for my display. Michael Galleri, Rod the Reefer, and Semillion's tanks are huge inspirations for me in this regard.

Some light reading on flow found here: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2007/1/aafeature/view

Return Pump:
Sicce 4000L for this important job.

Skimmer:
KZ revolution small skimmer from the old tank. Love this skimmer, its service so far has been exceptional.

Evaporation Top Up:
Auto Top-off via Tunze Osmolator


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition:
Randies Recipe 1 via Kamoer Dosing pump.

Alkilinity Addition:
Randies Recipe 1 via Kamoer Dosing Pump.

Other Chemical Maintenance:
Full Korallen-Zucht Zeovit system, utilising any supplement from that range as may be required.
Vertex ZF-30 zeovit reactor.

Current Water Chemistry:
Will be maintained at close to NSW levels to the best of my ability.

Nitrates:
Phosphates:
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim:
Kalium


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The Concept:

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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby n0rk » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 12:21 am

Can tell you were in the services... 500mm equalling 18" and all... :roflmao:
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby MeLLeR » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 12:32 am

Thank you Mr Benjamin...the first of many errors i'm sure you'll have to correct me on. Should have been 20" yes ;)

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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby parrdog » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 12:21 pm

Gonna be wicked Greg :).
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby Dan » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 2:46 pm

Looks really good Greg.
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby Haydn24 » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 3:02 pm

Aww man, just my dream tank :) this will be a fantastic setup I bet :)
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby MeLLeR » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 6:35 pm

Some more concept renders:
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Stand design remain semi-fluid as far as gussets and bracing. My engineering brain wants me to add cross members to prevent collapsing of the stand due to torsional stress at the rear legs. eg. house of cards or dominoe style. Because i used a narrow cross section steel i will need to work out some compression loading ratings for the legs and then model them, run a load simulation and work out load bearing factors and incidences. This is something i initially overlooked until my father who is also an engineer (but only structural engineer so he doesn't really count :roflmao: ) gave me grief over it.
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby MeLLeR » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 6:46 pm

Some stand build progress pics:

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All corners are mitred to fully seal the weldments and prevent moisture getting inside and rusting the stand internally. No penetrations will be made through structural members.

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Frame was carefully assembled to ensure it remained square and level, tolerance allowed was 1mm over 1500mm. As far as i can tell i am within that tolerance. Gussets and a rear horizontal brace will be added during the week, as will the captive threads for the closed loop pump mounts and then finally the cross bracing for tank and sump support added at the end.

Thanks for looking :)
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby WarbyD » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 10:27 pm

:thumbsup: looks good so far Greg... tagging along :-)
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby Phenom » Sun 29 Apr, 2012 11:43 pm

Still not big enough lol
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby robthepom » Mon 30 Apr, 2012 10:05 am

MeLLeR wrote:
Frame was carefully assembled to ensure it remained square and level, tolerance allowed was .1mm over 1500mm.

Thanks for looking :)


:roflmao: :roflmao: how are you measuring that? even my calibrated lazer level can't measure 0.1mm :devil:

Nice welding job, if you ever need a job on the gold coast give me a call, we'll try you out as an apprentice ($15 per hour)

Cool tank and renders, good luck :thumbsup:
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby MeLLeR » Mon 30 Apr, 2012 6:42 pm

Haha, thanks for the job offer mate, but think i'll pass ;) Who wants to live on the cold toast anyway :roflmao:

My laser must be better than your :-s
Nah, bloody typo mate. Should read as 1mm tolerance over 1500. Maybe i should get an apprenticeship as a typist?
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby 100% Reef Safe » Mon 30 Apr, 2012 9:20 pm

Nice start Greg and neat welds. Must have learnt that from someone in the RAAF :pirate: :roflmao:
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby MeLLeR » Mon 30 Apr, 2012 10:08 pm

Haha Heath, sorry i skimmed your comment and didnt notice it....it was too small to see, just like your tank mate :) :roflmao:

As for you Pete....learn from the RAAF!!! Who are you kidding :) :) :)
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby n0rk » Mon 30 Apr, 2012 10:09 pm

MeLLeR wrote:Haha Heath, sorry i skimmed your comment and didnt notice it....it was too small to see, just like your tank mate :) :roflmao:

As for you Pete....learn from the RAAF!!! Who are you kidding :) :) :)


You clearly didn't learn numbers from them... :laugh:
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby MeLLeR » Mon 07 May, 2012 11:58 pm

More progress made on the stand today, with a bit more to come tomorrow :) Will post some pics then.

Also pulling trigger on some shopping for some items:
ATI PM 8x54 - ORDERED
Tank - Plans finalised and open for tender. Getting quotes from a few builders in Sydney, as not sure i can be bothered DIY'ing it.
Polyvinyl boards - ORDERED
New zeo reactor - Vertex ZF30 or KZ S?..... guess i'll decide soon
Profilux? need advice here.... Pete. Will have to hit you up seeing as you have one!
HOK 2 pac - ORDERED
Base Rock - AoA, need more...
3-5mm Coral rubble - AoA
Extra Zeo odds and ends...Speak to you soon Daz
Fish- Existing from old rig and new additions via Quarantine ;)
Stay tuned ;)
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Postby parrdog » Tue 08 May, 2012 10:51 pm

Good stuff Greg :).
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby MeLLeR » Sun 13 May, 2012 12:29 pm

Extra horizontal brace....no more middle front leg.
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Cross bracing, gussets and tabs all done
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Postby locuus » Sun 13 May, 2012 12:52 pm

Man I wish I had those skills. Fantastic!
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Postby WarbyD » Sun 13 May, 2012 1:03 pm

:withyou:

Good work so far Greg :-)
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby MeLLeR » Fri 18 May, 2012 6:08 pm

Just got a knock on the door.....

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Also picked up 4 litres of House of Color 2pak for the stand.
Stay tuned, should have some progress over the weekend now that i have the pumps ;)

Safe to say, i'm a happy boy right now.
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Postby Haydn24 » Fri 18 May, 2012 7:13 pm

Must've been like Christmas! They look sweet :)
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby pebbles » Fri 18 May, 2012 7:21 pm

:pirate: Wow...you must be a pretty happy chappy right now!

When do you expect to get it wet? :cheers:


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Postby chromus » Fri 18 May, 2012 7:35 pm

60Hz?
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby parrdog » Fri 18 May, 2012 7:49 pm

Nice one, Greg :).
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Postby timmeh » Fri 18 May, 2012 8:31 pm

Can't wait to see this tank up and running
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Postby MeLLeR » Fri 18 May, 2012 9:04 pm

Yeah, im happy :)

Wont be wet for at least 6 weeks unfortunately. Oh well. Plenty to do, or rather buy before then.

Chromus wrote:60hz?


60Hz wont matter mate, just run at a faster speed.But i will check the pump labels to see if they truly are.
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Postby WarbyD » Fri 18 May, 2012 9:28 pm

Woohoo :)
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby Thommo01 » Fri 18 May, 2012 11:09 pm

Not really sure how I miss this one mate. It is looking very nice already.

Just a question though, how come you have only shown close-ups of welds after they have been ground and buffed ;) :roflmao: .

Kidding, looks like a very nice stand design, might have to copy it when I do mine oneday. :nod:
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Re: Gregs KZ, Closed loop, SPS Adventure...upsized

Postby MeLLeR » Fri 18 May, 2012 11:58 pm

Thommo01 wrote:Not really sure how I miss this one mate. It is looking very nice already.

Just a question though, how come you have only shown close-ups of welds after they have been ground and buffed ;) :roflmao: .

Kidding, looks like a very nice stand design, might have to copy it when I do mine oneday. :nod:


Cheers Thommo,

Nothing wrong with the welds off the gun ;) Will take some just to show off how good they are just for you :D :thumbsup:

One problem i have run into. The pumps mounts are different to the stats advertised, the plate is 40mm wider in reality. Gonna make access to the upper mounting bolts
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