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Woodys SPS Cuboid (Pics for you SPS Junkies)

Postby wmackay » Fri 29 Jun, 2012 2:41 pm

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Im back before I left!!
After a sudden and suprising influx of money,
I decided I may aswell have my new tank sooner than later!I will hopefully be able to leave this one alone for days at a time, which is what I need with work at the moment.

System Objectives: A mini version of an open space patch reef, with high side imitating a reef crest! Mainly LPS, some SPS on top. Waiing to find the right haddonis anemone too!
Not so common fish, striking colours. a few clams, and hopefully bro SPS to the extent I can frag on to fellow reefers, doing my little bit for the environment!!

System Type: Mixed Reef

Strike up Date: TBA

Display Tank: 24x24x16 rimless, external overflow, black acrylic, by Dave at Extreme reef

Display Lighting: DIY 36x3 LED unit, going for a high end looking one though

Stand: Custom built, white cladding by Dave at Extreme Reef

Hood: Hood?! pfftttt.... rimless

Sump: 2 section 2 footer standard. Skimmer, reactor, carbon, rowaphos.

System Water: Natural salt water

Display Water circulation: Vortech MP20, May upgrade to a 40 later on

Return Pump: Red Devil 3000, or Ehiem 2000

Skimmer: Bubble Magnus NAC 3.5

Evaporation Top Up:Auto topup


Chemical Support: Kaomer Dosing Pump

Calcium Addition: Damprid

Alkilinity Addition: Bi Carb

Magnesium Addition: Epsom salts

Other Chemical Maintenance:Bio Pellets, Carbon.
Current Water Chemistry: If applicable
Nitrates:
Phosphates:
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim:

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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest

Postby wmackay » Fri 29 Jun, 2012 3:57 pm

Just put in an order at Guppys:
50 Gal an hour RO unit
Refractometre
Kaomer Dosing pump
Big arse Mag cleaner
ATO
300W jager Heater

cant wait!!
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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest

Postby ClayLutt » Fri 29 Jun, 2012 5:31 pm

nice woody :clap:

ahah couldnt fight the reef addiction?
tank looks like it should be a beauty mate :thumbsup:
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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest

Postby wmackay » Fri 29 Jun, 2012 7:25 pm

hahah nah mate,
Was killing me to have to shut the current one down.... but this one will be much better looking!
thankyou backpay hahaha
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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest

Postby wmackay » Sun 01 Jul, 2012 2:11 pm

Fish list:
pair of platinum clowns
oblique lined dottyback
tiger blenny
3 sunburst anthias
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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest

Postby parrdog » Sun 01 Jul, 2012 2:35 pm

Now, that's a fishlist, platinum clowns, wicked stuff mate :).
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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest

Postby wmackay » Sun 01 Jul, 2012 2:56 pm

Thanks Jamie! Ill be aiming for a mini version of yours ;) qaulity everything. waiting for the right Haddoni too, want it to be a showstopper, like a yellow or purple or blue maybe. if not then a super purple Crispa might have to do.
I would have liked a lemon peel instead of the anthers, but I think its gonna cause me to much grief with my LPS
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Postby parrdog » Sun 01 Jul, 2012 3:27 pm

What about a pair of ventralis, that'd be cool :).
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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest

Postby wmackay » Tue 03 Jul, 2012 9:32 am

I rekon hey Jamie :)
Ended up going DIY route for lights.... but will not be the average heatsink and ugly optics...
colour combo:
10 10k white
6 6.5k white
8 royal blue 425-475nm?
4 cyan 490nm-520
4 420nm actinic violet
4 UV (dont know how true UV they are, but are a different wavelegnth.

Trying to cover as much of the sepctrum as posible, may throw more white and red in if need be
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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest

Postby wmackay » Thu 05 Jul, 2012 9:55 am

Got the tank home at about 830, once again Dave went out of his way to hang around while I made my way back to Sydney at 7!
Tank looks amazing... Just need a few bits of plumbing and the skimmer, then I'm right to fill her up!
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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest

Postby parrdog » Thu 05 Jul, 2012 10:36 am

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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest

Postby wmackay » Thu 05 Jul, 2012 6:04 pm

Should b wet next week!

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Not using this light, I was just curious to see what the sand would look like!
This sand is super fine, I reckon it looks great. Like smaller than oolite sugar sized!
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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest (PICTURES!!

Postby chriso316 » Thu 05 Jul, 2012 6:36 pm

looking great woody, is the cabinetry 2pac painted?
daves done another great job :thumbsup:
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Postby wmackay » Thu 05 Jul, 2012 6:57 pm

Thank Chris,
Yeh I think its 2 pac? gloss white to me. I may put another coat on yet..
Yep I can't speak highly enough about dave, the tank is immaculate. The front is actually curved not cut and joined!?
should be wet next week
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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest (PICTURES!!

Postby parrdog » Thu 05 Jul, 2012 7:03 pm

Very nice, and the best bit;

IT'S IN THE HOUSE!!!

You little ripper :).
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Postby ConnorMacRae » Tue 10 Jul, 2012 9:45 pm

This is looking great already... and its not got anything in it!
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Re: Woodys Shallow Cuboid Archipelago/Reef Crest (PICTURES!!

Postby wmackay » Tue 10 Jul, 2012 9:56 pm

Thanks guys :)
So I finished the plumbing tonight and tidied the cables up... Heaps better!
Got two packages waiting for me at the post office. Hoping it's the skimmer and LED kit. If it is guess what's Gunna happen by this weeknd?? :pirate:
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Postby chriso316 » Tue 10 Jul, 2012 10:02 pm

Lots of late nights? :roflmao:
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Postby wmackay » Tue 10 Jul, 2012 10:08 pm

chriso316 wrote:Lots of late nights? :roflmao:



Hahahah I didn't think of that! Definitely. Alot of the girlfriend whinging, alot of swear words but ultimately it's should be WET!
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Re: Woodys big moist box (PICTURES!!)

Postby wmackay » Thu 12 Jul, 2012 5:35 pm

Skimmer is in, cables tidied up, plumbings done annnnnddddd


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Sneak peek, was a busy boy at work today!
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Postby wmackay » Thu 12 Jul, 2012 9:28 pm

First thoughts of the light...
I think I may need to change out 2 of the 4 cyano for another 420 and RB. They are a vey green cyan. Other than that for 90w, this thing is f****en bright! My whites seem to flash at low dimming but.... May have too much solder on one or two.
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Re: Woodys big moist box (PICTURES!!)

Postby bubbleboy » Fri 13 Jul, 2012 9:21 am

Looking Smick Woody :clap: :clap:
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Re: Woodys big moist box (PICTURES!!)

Postby wmackay » Sat 14 Jul, 2012 10:08 pm

I couldn't wait... So I stuck the heater in the DT haha.

Woooooo
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Whites and blue at lowest setting
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Blues highest whites lowest.
All high gives a 16k look I'm stoked!!!
Gunna finish everything tomorrow
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Re: Woodys big moist box (SHES WET!!)

Postby ConnorMacRae » Sun 15 Jul, 2012 12:39 pm

That's looking awesome, what did you use for the LEDs? Aquastyleonline? Got the sump working yet?
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Re: Woodys big moist box (SHES WET!!)

Postby parrdog » Sun 15 Jul, 2012 12:42 pm

Congrats Woody, great stuff mate :).
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Re: Woodys big moist box (SHES WET!!)

Postby wmackay » Sun 15 Jul, 2012 5:50 pm

ConnorMacRae wrote:That's looking awesome, what did you use for the LEDs? Aquastyleonline? Got the sump working yet?


Thanks Connor,
I needed up using aquastyleonline yeh.
10 CW
6 NW
10 RB
3 UV
3 actinic violet
2 cyan
Great colour. Goes anywhere from 10 to 16k with a purple hue :)
Yeh sump is working, just have to put a ball valve on the 20 mm drain to make it a siphon then itll be completely quiet!

Thanks Jamie, now to start stocking :devil:
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Postby ssbk23 » Sun 15 Jul, 2012 5:54 pm

Looking good :thumbsup:
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Postby wmackay » Sun 15 Jul, 2012 6:02 pm

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Re: Woodys big moist box (SHES WET!!)

Postby parrdog » Sun 15 Jul, 2012 6:16 pm

Nice scape and nice Clownies mate :).

But, for crying out loud, get some vinegar onto that Vortech asap haha!
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Re: Woodys big moist box (SHES WET!!)

Postby ryanrid » Sun 15 Jul, 2012 6:21 pm

wmackay wrote:Fish list:
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Dude i think you got ripped with your pltniums :roflmao:
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