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Andy's 4x2.5x2 with Bio-pellets, LED's...*PICS

Postby andz69 » Sat 18 Aug, 2012 1:23 am

Introduction:

Hi everyone,
Finally, I've got around to do my first Tank Journal (that I promised Rusty1 I'd start one 2yrs ago), although I've been a MASA member since 2008.
I was first introduced to fish keeping when I was around 6, we used to keep siamese fighting fish, but I never had many opportunity thereafter.
Until about 4 yrs ago, when I decided to get a fresh water tank with guppies, neons, something basic for the family home as a display, but FW didn't last long when I went into the Marine section of a LFS, you guys can pretty much guess what happened after that, I got stung by a marine bug.
The purpose of this TJ is to share my reef journey experiences and hopefully getting some help from you guys along the way.

System Objectives: A healthy & colourful reef tank with natural LR caves

System Type: Mixed reef..sps



Display System:

Strike up Date: 1/9/12

Display Tank: 4x2.5x2 (built by Seaview Aquarium)


Display Lighting: 2x Ecotech Radion XR30w

Stand: Custom built cabinet 4x2.5 x100cm (thanks to Blaz, who did the bulk of the work)

Sump: Custom built 90x55x40cm, 3 compartments, my first silicone experience :) ...see pics



Support systems:

System Water: NSW

Display Water circulation: 2x Ecotech MP40's

Return Pump: Sicce 4000lph

Skimmer: Vertex Alpha 200



Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Skimz CM122 CR with ARM

Other Chemical Maintenance:

Current Water Chemistry:
NO3: 0
PO4:
Alk:
Ca:
Salinity:
Mg:


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Re: Andy's 4x2.5x2 with Bio-pellets, LED's...

Postby Rusty1 » Sat 18 Aug, 2012 1:26 am

Bout time Andy you got a TJ.

Now we just need to get some pics of the build!!!

And sif listen to what I say......
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Postby andz69 » Sat 18 Aug, 2012 1:29 am

^^^ thanks
I managed to get a few jobs done here and there, multi tasking most of the time, after work and family. Here are some pics of my progress...

Radions, still working on it...
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...the stand, 4x2.5 and x100cm
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Postby Rusty1 » Sat 18 Aug, 2012 3:58 pm

Nice job on the stand mate. Maybe you missed your calling....
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Postby ssscuz » Sat 18 Aug, 2012 6:01 pm

stand looks good mate.

like the idea with the frame for the lights.

bet your itching to get it up and running
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Postby aussieant32 » Sat 18 Aug, 2012 6:28 pm

keen to see this, its the same size as my new build is going to be so be good to see how the gear holds up. good luck
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Re: Andy's 4x2.5x2 with Bio-pellets, LED's...*PICS

Postby andz69 » Sat 18 Aug, 2012 7:34 pm

^^^ cheers :)


and more pics...


some of the gear started to roll in (Santa came early this year)

BioPellets
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Tunze reg, GHL solenoid & pH meter
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Skimz CM122 from Ben @ AoA, thanks
Keg King CO2
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Postby andz69 » Sat 18 Aug, 2012 7:50 pm

Managed to complete building the sump without much problems, thanks to precision glass cutting @ Seaton Glass

Pics pretty much "sumped" it up...


the idea
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glass held together by blu-tack
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...and done, messy silicone job, but that'll do
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Postby priscacara » Sun 19 Aug, 2012 11:31 am

Always good to get new toys :-). I like the clever use of cd's .
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