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30x22x20 Rimless tank - Closed down

Postby bradw6860 » Wed 01 Apr, 2009 4:06 pm

Introduction:
This tank has been in the works for a while now... but we are almost there! I have jumped on the rimless bandwagon. and have always been a BB person.

System Objectives: Nice clean, HEALTHY reef tank with a wide variety of colours and uncommon fish. A natural reef look about it, so most SPS will be grown from frags idealy.

System Type: SPS Dominated reef with a few zoa's and a couple nice LPS and maybe a few clams.

Display System:

Strike up Date: Sooner rather than later

Display Tank: 30x22x20 (LxWxH)

Display Lighting: Lumen Bright Mini pendant kit, 250w Coralvue electric ballast, Reeflux 12k. Maybe some moonlights down the track.

Stand: 1000mm high, with a shelf mid way down. modern look, very strong!!

Hood: N/A

Sump: 550mm x 420mm x 350mm (LxWxH), 2 sections. One containing the zeo and skimmer and filter sock the other containing the return pump and heater.

Refugium: N/A

Refugium Lighting: N/A


Support systems:

System Water: NSW

Display Water circulation: Vortech MP40w

Return Pump: Aquabee 3000.

Skimmer: Reef Octopus NW-110 (from previous set up)

Evaporation Top Up: ATO

Other Equipment: Aquabee 500up for ZEOvit reator, Tubro ZEOvit reator, jager 300w heater, SP3000 peri pump, PSI RO filter.


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Dual chamber 'Turbo' calcium reactor

Alkilinity Addition: Dual chamber 'Turbo' calcium reactor

Other Chemical Maintenance: Mag, K+, ZEOvit basic 4 to start with.

Current Water Chemistry:

Phosphates: N/A
Alkalinity: N/A
Calcium: N/A
Salinity / Specific Gravity: N/A
Magnesuim: N/A


Images:

Here are some to start with. Please feel free to add suggestions etc as we go.

The Stand

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Some equipment

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Lumen Bright Pendant

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PSI RO

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Looking in from the back at the shelf, that has my ZEOvit etc + this awesome little step stool i picked up from bunnings for $15.

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Preposed sump design

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Ok i think that was enought pics to get started with. I must now start to think of my fish list.... It never stops :konk:
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Postby Alf D » Wed 01 Apr, 2009 4:34 pm

Looking good Brad.
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Postby Jared » Wed 01 Apr, 2009 5:17 pm

Nice, I'm looking forward to see your progress!
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Postby StripestheEel » Wed 01 Apr, 2009 7:21 pm

Nice start!
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Postby Deester » Wed 01 Apr, 2009 8:13 pm

Heya Brad :thumbsup:

Great start mate :pirate:

That tank size and most of the gear is exactly what I'm using ;) i think you'll find you will have yourself a great sized very managable rig ... look forward to seeing it all come together mate ... keep the updates coming. :thumbsup:

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Postby bradw6860 » Wed 01 Apr, 2009 10:45 pm

Thanks for the kind words.
I'm just trying to work out who will make the tank and sump then its all systems go :clap: :clap:
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Postby Camocean » Sat 04 Apr, 2009 3:07 pm

I will be keeping an eye on this one :thumbsup:

Whole concept and planning is going well, don't rush it just to get it going but it is hard when all the equipment is just sitting there :wall:

Have you thought of Andrew from Aquamaster to build your tank and sump? He built our tank and he is really good
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Postby bradw6860 » Sat 04 Apr, 2009 3:15 pm

Camocean wrote:Have you thought of Andrew from Aquamaster to build your tank and sump? He built our tank and he is really good


Yes i have had a tank made by andrew as well. atm i think he will be making my tank and sump just waiting for him to get back to me with quotes, he is a busy man! :konk:
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Postby gizmo » Sun 05 Apr, 2009 6:22 pm

I love the cabinet I had made that for my tank but my wife said it would not suit our furniture so i made another one in white that cabinet will hold a house
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Postby Spides » Sun 05 Apr, 2009 7:05 pm

Some nice hardware already. Good luck, I'll be watching with interest :thumbsup:
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Postby bradw6860 » Sun 05 Apr, 2009 8:36 pm

gizmo wrote:I love the cabinet I had made that for my tank but my wife said it would not suit our furniture so i made another one in white that cabinet will hold a house


Ah so it was you.... :konk: It is a nice cabinet, did you design it yourself? It had a few scratches etc on it so i had to touch it up with some paint. I didn't know the colour.. put its pretty close.

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Postby gizmo » Sun 05 Apr, 2009 9:48 pm

i cant remember the colour i just checked to see if i had any left but no luck i have mine running with the same light you have and i also have the same water filter my tank is 30 inch high i like to look into the tank a little hard to work with but looks great i loved that cabinet when i made it when i looked around for one they looked to week to hold a 30 inch high tank so i made it.
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Postby bradw6860 » Mon 20 Apr, 2009 11:16 am

Tank and Sump are ordered :clap: :clap: :clap:

One step closer. Went for black silicone and polished edges, so hopfully it will look nice! ;)
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Postby dougie » Mon 20 Apr, 2009 2:09 pm

looks like this one could be sweet!
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Postby baphomet » Mon 20 Apr, 2009 9:13 pm

Can't wait! :clap:

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Postby bradw6860 » Sat 25 Apr, 2009 12:44 pm

Little bit of an update, On thursday went to sydney to sit in the audience of the 'ready steady cook' show with the girlfriend (yes it does take longer than 20mins to cook it ;) )

On the way back home i picked up, some metal conduit that "markas" had so generously given to me and bent into my requaired shape and measurements. It will be the light stand to hang the lumen bright.

Just got to paint it now, to add a little protection against the rust. (will be doing this today)

Will post up some pics when i have it completed.

Got all my bulkheads as well, just waiting on the tank really..... :thumbsup:
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Postby reefbuilder » Thu 30 Apr, 2009 6:45 pm

Looking good Brad.
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Postby bradw6860 » Thu 30 Apr, 2009 8:45 pm

reefbuilder wrote:Looking good Brad. :wavey:


Thanks man.

Now for a small update, i have just finished putting the primer on the conduit light stand tomorrow i will start spraying on the black coats.

Took the glass out of the lumen bright pendant, i figured it will be mounted high to get a good spread so, it won't get too dirty and will result in more par :devil:

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Also i started drilling my rocks to accommodate frag plugs, i like the idea.
I have also built a pillar using some perspecs rods but no pics of that as i am too embarase of it atm. Will get some more work done on it tomorrow when i get a new drill bit... snaped the one i was using tonight :wall:

on with the pics, please feel free to give pointers.

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Postby -Phil- » Fri 01 May, 2009 3:12 pm

that big rock with the frag plugs

i think they will be too close when the frags start to grow and you may get some coral warfare going on

but looking god otherwise
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Postby StripestheEel » Fri 01 May, 2009 3:20 pm

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Postby bradw6860 » Sun 03 May, 2009 9:09 pm

-Phil- wrote:that big rock with the frag plugs

i think they will be too close when the frags start to grow and you may get some coral warfare going on

but looking god otherwise


I too am aware of this but i don't need to use each hole just leaving my options open as you never know what the sps will look like till you get it :thumbsup:

Also finished the aquascape (out of water) just need to cement it all together and finished the last coat on the light frame. :clap:
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Postby Coonjavi » Sun 10 May, 2009 12:54 pm

Looks good Brad.
Thats a great idea with the plugs.
My acros touch each other all the time.

I think I have finally got on top of my Nitrate problem & the acros are growing again.
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Postby jestronix » Sun 10 May, 2009 1:22 pm

Nice setup Brad. I noticed youve got the same RO filter as I did, did you get them to give you tap for pulling drinking water out before the DI?
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Postby bradw6860 » Sun 10 May, 2009 1:24 pm

Coonjavi wrote:I think I have finally got on top of my Nitrate problem & the acros are growing again.


Good to hear mate. Bring it back to its former glory!!!
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Postby bradw6860 » Sun 10 May, 2009 1:45 pm

jestronix wrote:Nice setup Brad.


Cheers mate

jestronix wrote:I noticed youve got the same RO filter as I did, did you get them to give you tap for pulling drinking water out before the DI?


Nah, this unit will sit in the laundry. I'm not really one of thoes people that complains about the taste of water etc. I'll drink tap, bottled filtered, i don't mind.
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Postby bradw6860 » Sat 16 May, 2009 3:35 pm

Looks like we will be getting the tank and sump tomorrow.... :clap: :banana: :clap: :banana: :clap:
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Postby bradw6860 » Sun 17 May, 2009 5:27 pm

Its arrived!!! here is a sneak peak :devil:

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Postby Rusty1 » Sun 17 May, 2009 5:58 pm

Nice lookinmg set up. Man you gotta love it when everything is new and shiney!!!!

Should be a great tank!
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Postby Lewy » Sun 17 May, 2009 7:10 pm

Looking good Brad.

What size did you settle on for the weir box?
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Postby bradw6860 » Sun 17 May, 2009 8:27 pm

Hey, the weir box is 200mm high, 130mm deep and 450mm long. Its has 3 holes for the bean/animal overflow.

The problem is that i have never plumbed a tank (always had mine 2nd hand pre plumed) so i need suggestions etc e.g. feed for ca reactor
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