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Mgravs ZEOvit 30" cube FOR SALE (TOTM Jan 2010)

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Mgravs ZEOvit 30" cube FOR SALE (TOTM Jan 2010)

Postby mgrav » Tue 13 Dec, 2005 5:31 pm

Thought it was about time i started my tank journal.. So here we go...

The tank has been up and running for about 4 weeks now and is coming along very nice.. I plan on taking as much time as i can before adding to much live stock...

Tank 30"x30"x30" 12mm Glass Tank
Stand 90x35 pine with hardwood doors etc..
Sump 2'x18"x18"
Skimmer Deltec APF600
Return Pump Languna 7000
Circulation Ts-24 kit
Lighting 400watt 14k
Tunze Osmolator
300watt heater

Right now the tank has about 65kgs of http://www.angelfish.com.au rock.. Best rock ever!!! Also running a deep sand bed in the display 75kgs white marble chips..

Now for some pics...
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Postby Mr Miagi » Tue 13 Dec, 2005 6:24 pm

:bow: SPS?
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Postby bill » Tue 13 Dec, 2005 7:44 pm

Mr Miagi wrote::bow: SPS?


you'd hope so with that much flow in a tank that size!
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Postby mgrav » Wed 14 Dec, 2005 8:14 pm

Mr Miagi wrote::bow: SPS?


Down the track it will be sps dominated but not goin to far with it to early in the game... I'd like to let the tank muture a bit first...
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Postby mgrav » Sun 08 Jan, 2006 4:24 pm

Time for a bit of an update.. Added a few things since last post... Tank has been running extremely well besides a small micro bubble problem, but that is soon to be fixed...
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Postby ddr » Sun 08 Jan, 2006 4:28 pm

They dont look like SPS :poke: ;)

Have you only ever ran the Becket off the iwaki? If with another pump do you think that the pressure rated pumps make it go that much better??
I used to be indecisive but now im not so sure...
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Postby mgrav » Sun 08 Jan, 2006 5:06 pm

ddr wrote:They dont look like SPS :poke: ;)

Have you only ever ran the Becket off the iwaki? If with another pump do you think that the pressure rated pumps make it go that much better??


Nah no sps just yet but not far off... Don't wanna limit the whole tank to just sps..

I've only ever ran it with the iwaki but I don't think it could make that much difference just as long as there is a bit more flow with non-pressure rated pumps..
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Postby stoli » Sun 08 Jan, 2006 5:08 pm

I like your aquascaping, its going to look fantastic when you stock it :clap:

Look forward to seeing it as it progresses :)

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Postby mgrav » Sun 08 Jan, 2006 5:11 pm

stoli wrote:I like your aquascaping, its going to look fantastic when you stock it :clap:

Look forward to seeing it as it progresses :)

Katie


:cheers: I'm glad someone said they liked it cos i spent 2 frustrating hours doing it on Friday..
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Postby mgrav » Tue 17 Jan, 2006 8:00 pm

Few update pics.. New clam, acro's and pair of clowns...
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Postby pete&kylie » Sat 04 Feb, 2006 11:02 am

Can i ask why the wier is only halfway down the tank & then the pvc runs down through the bottom of the tank? Why didn't you just run the wier all the way down to the bottom? Just curious as i have never seen that before, what are the benefits & disadvantages? The tank looks awesome, i'm very impressed. :thumbsup:
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Postby mgrav » Sat 04 Feb, 2006 11:20 am

The reason why its like that is because the tank originly had a centre overflow and it took up to much space for aquascaping.. I quite like it like this because it gives more support to the rock structure and that little bit extra space in the back.. My next tank will be the same except the over flow plumbing will come out of the back of the tank ( Calfo style overflow). I really like the extra room...
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Postby pete&kylie » Sat 04 Feb, 2006 4:04 pm

That makes sense, one of my old tanks had a hole in each top rear corner, one for the water to travel to the sump & one for the return. Awesome design as it doesn't take up any valuable tank space & everything is hidden behind the tank. Only problem i had was noise from the water flowing down to the sump but i fixed that with lower flow rates. Something to consider anyway. Keep up the pics please... :cheers:
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Postby mgrav » Sat 04 Feb, 2006 5:51 pm

Sure will more pics to come tomorrow when i get my new clam.. That will make 4 clams man i think i'm obsessed... :nut:
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Postby mgrav » Tue 07 Feb, 2006 7:36 pm

Just a bit of an update.. Sorry about the sloppy photos not the best with a camera.. I added a fair bit of acro on the weekend that i bought.. Was looking a bit worse for wear but I should be able to bring most of them back.. Also added another clam..
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Postby zayne » Thu 09 Feb, 2006 6:49 pm

Lookin good mate. I hope those acros colour back up again now that they have some decent light. They were full of colour in my tank when I had them under the halides so they shoudl come up good.
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Postby mgrav » Tue 14 Feb, 2006 5:56 pm

A few more pics.. A few just playing around with the white balance.. All the new acros starting to colour up very well barr a couple.. Them ones will be cut up into frags for people soon..
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Postby zayne » Fri 17 Feb, 2006 9:07 am

Looks like those acros are starting to colour up again now that they have more light. Polyps look to be out too.
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Postby Dr DBW » Fri 17 Feb, 2006 10:07 am

Like the shape of your reef structure there :thumbsup:
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Postby dejavu » Fri 17 Feb, 2006 2:06 pm

Very nice tank, your aquascaping has an authentic look to it, I like it :thumbsup:
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Postby RedLineR » Fri 17 Feb, 2006 2:06 pm

ooooowa great work there :thumbsup:
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Postby niteflyer » Sat 18 Feb, 2006 11:22 am

:withyou: Love your rockwork! :bow:
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Postby mgrav » Sun 19 Feb, 2006 11:36 am

zayne wrote:Looks like those acros are starting to colour up again now that they have more light. Polyps look to be out too.


Yeah seem to be getting a lot more colour back and all have great polyp extention.. Getting pretty good groth too.. :clap: Am starting to see all the tips growing more each week.. Also getting good growth from the clams.. Have to start looking for a calc reactor i think... I love spending money :devil:
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Postby kell » Sun 19 Feb, 2006 8:43 pm

looks great. your tank and my tank are so similar in design. good work
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Postby mgrav » Mon 20 Feb, 2006 8:44 am

kell wrote:looks great. your tank and my tank are so similar in design. good work


Yeah they are similer in design.. I've been tagging along to see how yours is going.. All i have to say is woooooa :bow:
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Postby hemoi » Tue 21 Feb, 2006 10:23 am

Hi Mgrav,

I am about to embark on a similar mission. I currently have a 2' cube. But am busy designing a 36"x30"x28"(h). I want to keep a cube(ish) look as much as possible. But can't go 3' cube due to room size.

I already have the sump 24"x18"x18" .

Probably will use 2x 250W halides, maybe just 1 to start with. (due to budget constraints)

I will start a new thread for ideas etc.

I just thought I would ask you since your tank is similar in size....and it looks pretty good :clap:
Did you run into any major issues with this size tank ?

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Postby mgrav » Tue 21 Feb, 2006 5:28 pm

hemoi wrote:Hi Mgrav,

I am about to embark on a similar mission. I currently have a 2' cube. But am busy designing a 36"x30"x28"(h). I want to keep a cube(ish) look as much as possible. But can't go 3' cube due to room size.

I already have the sump 24"x18"x18" .

Probably will use 2x 250W halides, maybe just 1 to start with. (due to budget constraints)

I will start a new thread for ideas etc.

I just thought I would ask you since your tank is similar in size....and it looks pretty good :clap:
Did you run into any major issues with this size tank ?

Hem


Only real issue i have is trying to keep the damn sand bed in the 1 place. Other than that I would keep the rock work as open as possible to allow for more flow through. Maybe using milk creates and cable ties for aquascaping.. Because i have a ts24 kit it really seems to bounce off the glass walls and blows sand everywhere. Its takin me 2 months to get the flow perfect.. :nut:

Any other questions don't be affraid to pm me and i'll do all i can to help..
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Postby hemoi » Tue 21 Feb, 2006 8:51 pm

Thanks. I will definetly have lots of questions. I want to make sure I get this one right (or at least, no major ommisions)

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Postby mgrav » Sat 15 Apr, 2006 6:35 pm

Well its time for a bit of a photo update.. Everything is running very well and the acro colours are really starting to brighten up.. New fish include a Royal Gramma (Gramma loreto) and a pair of gold stripe maroon clowns (Premnas biaculeatus)..
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Postby mgrav » Mon 03 Jul, 2006 8:24 pm

Just thought i would show a couple of pics.. Skimmer cup is 24 hours after cleaning.. Colours on the acros are really starting to come out and are improving every week..

All Deltec equipment was supplied by Ben at Age of Aquariums :bow: .. Skimmer is a Apf600 and the reactor is a p500.. No full tank shot at the moment because i'm in the middle of a battle with a cyano problem...
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