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4 x 3 x 2 frag tank with a difference

Postby Amphibian » Fri 04 Apr, 2014 11:58 pm

Introduction:[/b

[b]to rebuild a tidy frag set up


System Objectives: Frag tank to support main DT

System Type: SPS,

Support System: AQUATRONICA

Strike up Date: 03/14

Frag Tank: 1200MM X 900 MM X 600MM in Starfire glass with external wier and one piece euro brace.

Display Lighting: PACIFIC SUN HYBRID for now

Stand: manufactured with 50x3 SHS steel powder coated pearl white and I clad it with white acrylic. . 6mm Stainless cap screws to secure them in place.

Sump: Sump specs . 3 section sump used. Made by Pete at Abyss Aquariums .

1st chamber has filter socks
2nd chamber has the Skimmer
3rd chamber has heaters, Royal exclusiv 80watt rd3 feed pump.
Deltec Kalkwasser reactor and 3 fluid reactors
vertex Bio-pellets so starting out with 1ltr of pellets in a vertex UF-20 reactor all running from a Royal exclusiv 65 watt rd3 speedy pump. Both pumps are variable speed for prices tuning .

System Water: artificial salt water

Display Water circulation: 4 x tunze 6095 driven by the 7095 multicontroller

Return Pump: Royal exclusiv rd3 speedy 80 watt

Skimmer: Vertex Alpha 200 with the Vectra cleaning head, upgrading to Royal exclusiv

Reactors 3 X vertex reactors
Rowaphos , vertex Bio-pellets 1ltr of pellets in a vertex UF-20 reactor , carbon.

zeovit recator Fauna Marin ZeoMatic to be added later .

Evaporation Top Up:Auto top-up by the tunze osmolator which will feed the deltec Kalkwasser reactor
Chemical Support:

Other Chemical Maintenance: Magnesium etc

Current Water Chemistry:
Nitrates:
Phosphates:
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim:
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby xixau » Sat 05 Apr, 2014 12:06 am

nice Nick
get the pics coming :thumbsup:
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby Amphibian » Sat 05 Apr, 2014 12:16 am

xixau wrote:nice Nick
get the pics coming :thumbsup:



on my way Richard

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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby Amphibian » Sat 05 Apr, 2014 12:51 am

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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby ssscuz » Sun 06 Apr, 2014 12:46 am

This is going to be super nice mate.

A lot of people would be jealous not having that gear on their display tanks!
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby Amphibian » Tue 08 Apr, 2014 11:20 pm

pic of the one piece euro brace.

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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby Amphibian » Tue 08 Apr, 2014 11:40 pm

some new toys
Royal exclusiv rd3 speedy 65 to run all 3 reactors

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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby Amphibian » Wed 09 Apr, 2014 12:00 am

another new toy. this will be the return pump.
its the 80 watt version of the RD3 speedy .
no visible difference to the pump or the control box over the 65 watt version .
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby izzywitt » Wed 09 Apr, 2014 6:07 pm

This is a frag tank??????? Geeeeeesss its gonna be a bloody good one :thumbsup:

Love the RE gear! Hmmmmmmmm..........maybe someday :crossfingers:
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby NewyReefer » Wed 09 Apr, 2014 6:15 pm

Love this tank Nick awesome size!!!

Can't wait to see it progress :thumbsup:
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby Thommo01 » Wed 09 Apr, 2014 8:05 pm

Looks like it is going to be pretty schmiko for a frag tank. Some nice gear on there too.

Looooooove my Speedy :-x . Best pump.
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby Amphibian » Wed 09 Apr, 2014 8:24 pm

izzywitt wrote:This is a frag tank??????? Geeeeeesss its gonna be a bloody good one :thumbsup:

Love the RE gear! Hmmmmmmmm..........maybe someday :crossfingers:


well it will house most of my corals and fish while i change the aquascape in my DT then back to frag tank .
RE has a big fan right here :thumbsup:

NewyReefer wrote:Love this tank Nick awesome size!!!

Can't wait to see it progress :thumbsup:


will be doing more changes from the last time you saw it .
I cant help myself with all the RE gear around me . :-D
Im my biggest customer, LOL

Thommo01 wrote:Looks like it is going to be pretty schmiko for a frag tank. Some nice gear on there too.

Looooooove my Speedy :-x . Best pump.


I try to build a quality set up every time , works out better and more reliable in the long term.
YEAH , great pumps . you know they wont let you down . worth every $$$

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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby Richo66 » Wed 09 Apr, 2014 10:12 pm

I can't believe this is a frag tank :-x
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby Amphibian » Wed 09 Apr, 2014 10:19 pm

Some of the electrical , still need to tidy it up once im happy the way its running .

few more components to be added to the aquatronica control unit.

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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby Amphibian » Wed 09 Apr, 2014 10:23 pm

more electrical porn :-D

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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby Amphibian » Wed 09 Apr, 2014 10:24 pm

top view of the right hand side
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby Amphibian » Wed 09 Apr, 2014 10:28 pm

Richo66 wrote:I can't believe this is a frag tank :-x


yep , it is.
in my garage( fishy room) next to my other frag tank. :thumbsup:
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank with a difference

Postby Amphibian » Mon 14 Apr, 2014 10:26 am

New Royal E pumps are working well , very quite .
Reactor pump is only running at 18 watt, not bad considering it's running all three.
I will adding some PVC plumbing for the chiller , yes I know it's a bit late now but it needs to done .
The TECO tc20 does house the uv and heater which I plan to use .
The zeo reactor has it's location but not sure if I should right now.
My list of things to do is getting smaller , woohoo.

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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank with a difference

Postby GRK-351 » Tue 15 Apr, 2014 3:05 pm

The pumps are definitely silent, I smile everyday I come home and cant hear a noise from the return or the skimmer. Not even that annoying air noise from the skimmer, top quality gear!!

More updates Nick, how is the stock going?
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank with a difference

Postby Amphibian » Sat 19 Apr, 2014 9:38 pm

its been a slow process , not much of an update just working out which corals and fish to sell off. :-s
need the room for live stock from my DT.
This tank was meant to house all the stock til i have finished the DT.

New reactors arrive next week and should be able to plumb the chiller in . :crossfingers:

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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank with a difference

Postby happy1 » Mon 28 Apr, 2014 8:49 am

this is a neat setup very impressed :thumbsup:
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Postby siddr20 » Mon 28 Apr, 2014 11:56 am

Amphibian wrote:Some of the electrical , still need to tidy it up once im happy the way its running .

few more components to be added to the aquatronica control unit.

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LOVE IT!!!
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank

Postby DanMang » Mon 28 Apr, 2014 12:54 pm

ssscuz wrote:This is going to be super nice mate.

A lot of people would be jealous not having that gear on their display tanks!




Agreed!
This hobby would be so much easier with the funds to support it
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank with a difference

Postby azheaz » Mon 28 Apr, 2014 1:30 pm

Forgive me for asking if you've addressed this elsewhere, but where did you get your RE pumps from? I can't find anywhere in AUS that sells RE stuff :)
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank with a difference

Postby sonofstarstamps » Mon 28 Apr, 2014 4:45 pm

Very classy, love the bling :-x
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Postby NewyReefer » Mon 28 Apr, 2014 4:49 pm

azheaz wrote:Forgive me for asking if you've addressed this elsewhere, but where did you get your RE pumps from? I can't find anywhere in AUS that sells RE stuff :)


He is the man is Aus that sells the stuff :thumbsup:
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank with a difference

Postby Thommo01 » Mon 28 Apr, 2014 5:57 pm

azheaz wrote:Forgive me for asking if you've addressed this elsewhere, but where did you get your RE pumps from? I can't find anywhere in AUS that sells RE stuff :)

If you are serious then this it is an amazing coincidence indeed! !!
You have asked the right person :cheers:
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank with a difference

Postby Amphibian » Mon 28 Apr, 2014 7:50 pm

some of my tank pic as it is today , will be doing some changes to the electrical & plumbing for the new reactors and chiller.
thought i would post some before and after shots .

temp dosing system .
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deltec and vertex reactors will be getting a revamp
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vertex skimmer will be replaced once i finish testing the new one .
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tank shot with some of the corals out of my DT
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FTS ,not the cleanest set up but im working on it .
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank with a difference

Postby Raven » Mon 28 Apr, 2014 8:01 pm

What do you mean not the cleanest setup?! If thats messy i want to see what clean and tidy looks like.
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Re: 4 x 3 x 2 frag tank with a difference

Postby NewyReefer » Mon 28 Apr, 2014 8:04 pm

:withyou: you done a bloody good job with it Nick
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