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NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Sun 06 Jan, 2013 2:55 am

Well Taking the plunge moving up from my 2x2x2.5 to the 5x2x2.5

Currently it is my cichlid tank which i am in the process of selling off the parts and fish and going to empty it to get ready for conversion.

Going to stick with the Radion lights, currently have one on my 2 foot tank. Need another 1 or possible 2.
Will keep my MP10W Vortech and get a couple of MP40W to add to it also.

Going for a minimal rock. Soft Coral and Fish display.

Will get the shop out during the week to cut the holes and build the weir for me. and build me a sump.

Here is a empty shot of the tank from when i first got it..

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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby indyana1 » Sun 06 Jan, 2013 7:31 am

Looks good, nice size tank. Not sure they still make mp20, unless you thinking secondhand units

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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Sun 06 Jan, 2013 10:18 am

Ah will be mp40 then
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby indyana1 » Sun 06 Jan, 2013 10:24 am

If you get two shiny new MP40WES ;) ill buy your old MP10 :thumbsup:
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Sun 06 Jan, 2013 10:33 am

Ill probably just chuck that in there as well. as it will still move some water aroound
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Mon 07 Jan, 2013 4:35 pm

Order more Radions, with Ceiling mount Bracket.

Did the pipe work tonight. just sat in place. not glued.

2 x 40mm outlets
1 x 25mm inlet.

the weir and sump are getting made next week.


I need to paint the back of the tank tomorrow night.

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this is the side for all the Radion power supplys, UPS,
Vortech Controllers anything electrical, Laptop, etc

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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby priscacara » Fri 11 Jan, 2013 12:38 pm

Looking great , nice and neat bit envious I couldnt cut a straight line or put a screw in straight if my life depended on it!
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Fri 18 Jan, 2013 12:04 pm

ok Have done all the piping, Painted the back of glass black,

1 of the MP40WES arrived.
and have ordered two more radians
and hanging kits.

Also started the Electronic side of the under cabinet.
where laptop, vortech controllers and UPS and Radian psu will sit.



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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby chrispc66 » Sun 20 Jan, 2013 3:30 pm

Nice...can't wait to see this baby up and running....tagging along.
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby jayellul » Sun 20 Jan, 2013 4:35 pm

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Postby LexSteele » Sun 20 Jan, 2013 8:47 pm

:withyou: very interested in the Radion/Vortech setup. Have the Vortechs on my tank and still choosing between the G2 and Pro Radion lol. Looks good mate.

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Postby jason angel » Sun 20 Jan, 2013 9:22 pm

looking good mate
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Mon 21 Jan, 2013 12:21 am

Yeah can't wait radions would be in Tuesday , will get them mounted and see what they look like
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby chrispc66 » Mon 21 Jan, 2013 1:25 am

The foams on the votech are not much chop....they collect a lot of rubbish, could be a problem. They do stop anemones and smaller critters from being sucked through them though.
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Mon 21 Jan, 2013 9:33 am

I only have it on while its sitting there with no water, as i already have knocked it once and it fell to bottom of tank.. haha so i just put foam on incase i do it again.
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Wed 23 Jan, 2013 9:35 am

Radions are installed and programmed.

Will tidy up cables on them once its ready to be turned on

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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby CBrian » Wed 23 Jan, 2013 1:40 pm

Looks good mate! Will be following!
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Postby priscacara » Wed 23 Jan, 2013 2:33 pm

Looking good, reminds me a bit of a sci fi movie with the laptop in front.............waiting on the science experiment in the tank to go wrong :-).
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Tue 29 Jan, 2013 6:36 pm

Sump built, Just waiting for weir to get glued in. hopefully in the next couple days.
Sand is in.
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Wed 30 Jan, 2013 5:57 pm

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Postby LexSteele » Wed 30 Jan, 2013 6:01 pm

Nice work!!!

Still watching ;)
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Sat 02 Feb, 2013 10:46 pm

the missing Radion in the middle is still on the existing tank. Not needed for cyycling of course so it will come over once i shut down existing tank.

Still need to work out a big bommy for the middle section to come up nice and high and hold a nice looking coral.



Not much in the sump at this stage as just getting it cycled. once it has cycled and ready to go i will transfer coral and fish and skimmer from other tank over to this one.


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Postby chrispc66 » Sat 02 Feb, 2013 11:32 pm

Awesome set up there. I like the galaxy coral in the other tank... ;)
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Tue 05 Feb, 2013 5:16 pm

WAtching it cycle from work.

Will put some more rock in next week.

probably some matrix in a sock tonight.
and some stability to boost along the cycle.




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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby CBrian » Tue 05 Feb, 2013 5:42 pm

Looks good man, is that your final scape?
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Tue 05 Feb, 2013 5:45 pm

Nope still waiting on some more rock to make a really tall piece in the centre, for big flash coral.

until i get coral in there never know what final scape will be haha
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby priscacara » Wed 06 Feb, 2013 10:38 am

Great looking tanks!
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Sun 10 Feb, 2013 9:11 pm

Weir Comb installed,
MAc Mini, To run SENEYE and Radion lights.
UPS installed( PURE SIGN WAVE)

Drip system for Refugium

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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby Downu » Sat 16 Feb, 2013 6:24 pm

Thats flash.
You are gunna need a lot more live rock to get the bio filter going.
No dear that fish has been in there for ages.
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Re: NVRENUF NEW 5x2x2.5

Postby NVRENUF » Sat 16 Feb, 2013 7:07 pm

More live rock add'd, Don't mind the dark section in the middle , 3rd radion light is currently still on old tank.

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