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Charlies New Cade Adventure! PICS ADDED

Postby c.jarratt » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 12:26 pm

Introduction:
Hey guys! Its that time again :clap: I have got myself back into the hobby!

The tank was setup a couple of weeks ago, still cycling - just thought i would start this bad boy now and upload pictures when i get home :D

System Objectives: Awesome clean window of the ocean in my livingroom!

System Type: SPS with some LPS and fishies.

Display System:

Strike up Date: 10/02/2014

Display Tank: CADE HL800, 800(L) x 600 (W) x 550 (H)

Display Lighting: Maxspect Razor: R420r 160W

Stand: 800mm high cade cabinet

Hood: Rimless!

Sump: Standard cade sump, racetrack style.

Refugium: I dont know if I will use a fuge yet.

Refugium Lighting: N/A


Support systems:

System Water: Artificial salt water - still undecided on what salt is best! (SUGGESTIONS?)

Display Water circulation: MP40WES plus a Tunze 6045

Return Pump: Oceanrunner 2500

Skimmer: Deltec SC1350 - can anyone help me with this? The adjustment knob is SUPER hard to turn, like ridiculously!
Heating/Cooling:Jager 300W Heater
Evaporation Top Up: Tunze Osmolator


Chemical Support:

I have bought a GHL 4 way doser - I would like to look at maybe a 3 part dosing regime for CAL Alk and Mag.

Calcium Addition: Undecided

Alkilinity Addition: Undecided

Other Chemical Maintenance: Undecided

Current Water Chemistry: If applicable\
Ammonia: dropping - it was around 1 but now around .025 - 0.0
Nitrite: 1.0
Nitrates: 10-20
Phosphates: 0.25
Alkalinity: 10
Calcium: 500
Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.027
Magnesuim: ?


Images:

Tank in the Loungeroom!
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A bit closer
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Front on shot
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Right hand side - you can see the Tunze 6045 and Vortech MP40 (its on NTM at about 70%)
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Top shot - you can see my shoddy return and the LED light
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FTS - nothing but rock here folks!
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Left hand side rimless trickery! The rock looks weird!
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Shot underneath, custom plumbing, Deltec SC1350, Reef Octopus BioChurn, aswell as a temp gauge, ph probe and salinity probe from fish street!
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Liverock, Carbon pad, Tunze osmolator and the return.
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LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS THINK SO FAR!

Thoughts
I bought a Reef Octopus Bio Churn 150INT for biopellets - only been running for a couple of days but from what I've read it seems like a goer!

I will probably also use a TLF 150 reactor for carbon too :D
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Re: Charlies New Cade Adventure!

Postby Dan Jovanovic » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 12:32 pm

I really like the Cades (of the ones i've seen) - looking forward to your pictures.
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Re: Charlies New Cade Adventure!

Postby c.jarratt » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 12:45 pm

Dan Jovanovic wrote:I really like the Cades (of the ones i've seen) - looking forward to your pictures.

Cheers mate - around 7pm tonight melbourne time :D
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Re: Charlies New Cade Adventure!

Postby Raven » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 1:12 pm

Sounds good! Wish i could go rimless..hahah.
A suggestion on your ASW, i use red sea coral pro salt. Never had a problem with it. Mixes clear too within minutes. There are so many different brands though so i'm keen to see what others use as well.
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Re: Charlies New Cade Adventure!

Postby c.jarratt » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 11:29 pm

Raven wrote:Sounds good! Wish i could go rimless..hahah.
A suggestion on your ASW, i use red sea coral pro salt. Never had a problem with it. Mixes clear too within minutes. There are so many different brands though so i'm keen to see what others use as well.

Yeah I have heard good things about the red sea but I think I'll wait and see! so many options!
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Postby c.jarratt » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 11:30 pm

If anyone is wondering:

Heres the custom plumbing as the original stuff went to hell - it was warped and didnt fit and it leaked so I fixed it :D
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More custom plumbing
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All standard pvc, i used a 25mm emergency drain that is where the water height is, 20mm return and 20mm full syphon.
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Postby jayellul » Wed 26 Feb, 2014 10:56 am

tagging along. nice work on the plumbing :thumbsup:
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Postby Raven » Wed 26 Feb, 2014 11:09 am

That maxspect certainly seems to light up the room as well as the tank hahaha. I have the same light. Thinking about maybe one more unit for my new 4ft and maybe a crown or hood also. I find a lot of light spills out when i suspend them.
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Postby c.jarratt » Wed 26 Feb, 2014 2:20 pm

jayellul wrote:tagging along. nice work on the plumbing :thumbsup:


Thanks mate - your builds are awesome - definately an inspiration :D

Raven wrote:That maxspect certainly seems to light up the room as well as the tank hahaha. I have the same light. Thinking about maybe one more unit for my new 4ft and maybe a crown or hood also. I find a lot of light spills out when i suspend them.


Yeah so far its great :D

I'm not too worried if some light spills out! Saves us on the bill not using other room lighting haha
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Postby Raven » Wed 26 Feb, 2014 2:38 pm

Hahha. From the outside my house emits a eerie blue glow :)
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Re: Charlies New Cade Adventure! PICS ADDED

Postby simplyvl » Wed 26 Feb, 2014 4:39 pm

The maxspect looks pretty nice on the 800 cade.

Do you get any dead spots on the edges (Doesn't look like it according to the pictures).

Not sure if its too small for a cade 1000
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Postby c.jarratt » Thu 27 Feb, 2014 10:47 pm

Raven wrote:Hahha. From the outside my house emits a eerie blue glow :)


Haha yeah i think mine would be the same! We are on the 4th floor tho so who knows?!

simplyvl wrote:The maxspect looks pretty nice on the 800 cade.

Do you get any dead spots on the edges (Doesn't look like it according to the pictures).

Not sure if its too small for a cade 1000


So far I am pretty happy to be honest! It seems fine.

You might want to go bigger with lights on a 1000 TBH
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Postby c.jarratt » Thu 27 Feb, 2014 10:53 pm

Some news:
Been testing the water daily and watching ammonia and nitrite drop to zero has been tedious to say the least but today's test confirmed that the cycle was over since yesterday.

So I went and got some snails to start chomping away at the hair algae thats sprouted up quite quickly! See the pictures below!

I finally tuned the SC1350 skimmer, turns out there was some crud stuck in the thread which was making it EXTREMELY hard to turn... All sorted for now :thumbsup:

Some hair algae starting to go hard!
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New snails working on it!
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Things are starting to stabilize which is nice, hopefully I can add some corals this weekend - I am going to watch the levels over the next couple of days to make sure!
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Postby siddr20 » Thu 27 Feb, 2014 11:48 pm

What made you downgrade to a smaller size tank?
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Postby c.jarratt » Fri 28 Feb, 2014 9:11 am

siddr20 wrote:What made you downgrade to a smaller size tank?


I had actually been out of the hobby for about 2 years...

I did want to go bigger but I am on the 4th floor in a unit so I think this will be it for now!

I would have loved to go 3x3x2 or 4x3x2 but I will have to wait until I get a house or something :devil: :devil: :devil:
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Postby simplyvl » Sat 01 Mar, 2014 6:30 pm

Is the chamber for the skimmer big enough for most skimmers?

I was planning to get one of the marine source skimmers.

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Postby Trentwalsh » Sun 02 Mar, 2014 3:20 pm

Loooookin real good i pick mine up on friday!
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Postby happy1 » Tue 04 Mar, 2014 2:49 pm

this is coming along nicely that is the same tank masov is having a raffle for when we hit 150 members . :cheers:
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Postby c.jarratt » Tue 04 Mar, 2014 8:59 pm

simplyvl wrote:Is the chamber for the skimmer big enough for most skimmers?

I was planning to get one of the marine source skimmers.

Cheers


Yeah the skimmer section is quite generous - I got a deltec SC1350 and other gear in there no worries. I would say you're pretty safe whatever skimmer you get for the water volume will be the right size for the sump. Unless you go overboard with the skimmer!


Trentwalsh wrote:Loooookin real good i pick mine up on friday!


Let us know how you go man - I'm happy to talk you thru custom plumbing if you need a hand :D


happy1 wrote:this is coming along nicely that is the same tank masov is having a raffle for when we hit 150 members . :cheers:


I think so! Its a good setup - looks really mint!
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Postby Trentwalsh » Tue 04 Mar, 2014 10:19 pm

Lookin at urs for inspiration man. Already got custom plumbing on it, mines 2nd hand, i have 2 120watt maxspect razors
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