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Tone's 2000L Reef - TOTM 06/2011, TOTY 2011 RU, Aqualog TOW

Postby Tone » Sun 18 Mar, 2007 6:11 pm

I've been slowly collecting the necessary equipment over the past year and now it is time!

The new reef ... installation commences 25 March 2007.

Last updated 13-June-2011

Tank : 10'x3'x2.5' Eurobracing; full depth end weir 1' in width. Custom built by Dennison at Mary-Anne's Aquariums
Stand: 75x25 RHS Duragal framing with 25x25 in-fill framing custom build by Ri-Co Engineering; Recycled timber cladding.
Lighting: 5 x 120W InWatter LED + 4 x 54W T5.
Skimmer: ATB Deluxe Cone skimmer with Lag 18000 NW pump.
Calcium Reactor: nil - replaced with dosing pumps.
Return pump: Laguna PowerJet MaxFlow 16000 feed to perimeter return loop with 4x outlets, chiller, and calcium reactor.
Water Circulation: Oceans Motion OM-8 Way with custom drum driven by Sequence Hammerhead; Tunze TS-48; Tunze Wavebox (no extension); 2 x Vortec MP40W.
Sump: 5' glass accommodating a RDSB, refugium with Caulerpa sp., auto top-up with reverse osmosis water. Lighting - 4 x 39W T5.
System Controller: Profilux P3e
Chiller: AquaOne 1200.
UV Steriliser: 80W - disconnected
Ozone: 500mg/L unit full-time cycle.
Miscellaneous: 2 x 750W Emergency standby generator to run pumps.
Livestock:
...Fish: Blue Tang, Mimic Tang, Scopas Tang, Purple Tang, bunch of Angelfish, Six-line Wrasse, Coris Wrasse, Blennies, 2x Tomato Clownfish (Melanopus sp.), Stripey, Chromis, Anthias, .
Corals: no flubber; couple of LPS; SPS dominated reef tank.

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Postby ROB'SREEF » Sun 18 Mar, 2007 6:14 pm

impressive setup
SLOWLY STARTING MY TANK
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Postby darkmuncan » Sun 18 Mar, 2007 7:49 pm

:stupid:

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Postby AuS MaDDoG » Sun 18 Mar, 2007 8:03 pm

I'll have a drink for this set up :drink: It is going to look awesome. Looking forward to watching the progress in your journal Tone.

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Postby Kylie » Sun 18 Mar, 2007 8:15 pm

damn thats the exact same type of setup im planning for my 6ft . it will be awesome to see how yours goes so i will know for sure i placed the pumps correctly. maybe ill have to copy yours ;)

looking forward to the wip photos :D
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Postby Lucifer » Sun 18 Mar, 2007 11:26 pm

I can't wait to see this one!!!
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Postby Flamehawk » Mon 19 Mar, 2007 4:00 pm

Sounds good Tone,

How are you going to position the lighting?
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Postby -Phil- » Mon 19 Mar, 2007 4:14 pm

Are we to assume that this tank will be viewable on 2 sides?

are you going to rely only on the closed loop?

what else is going to be in your sump or is it dsb all the way around?

looks good

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Postby darkmuncan » Mon 19 Mar, 2007 4:19 pm

-Phil- wrote:are you going to rely only on the closed loop?


Tone wrote:Water Circulation: Oceans Motion OM-8 Way with custom drum driven by Sequence Hammerhead; Tunze TS-24; Tunze Wavebox (no extension).


Seems not!

2 x Tunze 6100's and a Wavebox in there as well.

Nice amount of flow :thumbsup:
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Postby -Phil- » Mon 19 Mar, 2007 4:37 pm

darkmuncan wrote:
-Phil- wrote:are you going to rely only on the closed loop?


Tone wrote:Water Circulation: Oceans Motion OM-8 Way with custom drum driven by Sequence Hammerhead; Tunze TS-24; Tunze Wavebox (no extension).


Seems not!

2 x Tunze 6100's and a Wavebox in there as well.

Nice amount of flow :thumbsup:


and last night i even searched the TS-24 to see what was in it :wall: :wall:
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Postby Tone » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 8:47 am

Flamehawk wrote:How are you going to position the lighting?

I have a plan for the lighting layout but I want to first see the tank in position ... lighting will be suspended on an open steel framed grid ala stage lighting.

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Postby Tone » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 8:53 am

-Phil- wrote:Are we to assume that this tank will be viewable on 2 sides?

are you going to rely only on the closed loop?

what else is going to be in your sump or is it dsb all the way round?


Tank was planned to be end on to the wall with all of the noisy equipment on the otherside of the wall in the garage. However, my wife has some reservations about the distance off the wall. The display is around 8' then there's the 1' weir ... it is likely to protrude up to 10' from the wall. When the stand gets in later this week, I'll have another look at it and may run it lengthwise on the wall but set it 2' off the face of the wall so that one can view from behind as well.

The sump will be the same as Blags' and have a detrious settlement compartment and frag grow out section. DSB will support the maco algae.

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Postby Tone » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 8:57 am

-Phil- wrote:
darkmuncan wrote:
-Phil- wrote:are you going to rely only on the closed loop?


Tone wrote:Water Circulation: Oceans Motion OM-8 Way with custom drum driven by Sequence Hammerhead; Tunze TS-24; Tunze Wavebox (no extension).


Seems not!

2 x Tunze 6100's and a Wavebox in there as well.

Nice amount of flow :thumbsup:


and last night i even searched the TS-24 to see what was in it :wall: :wall:


Actually have 3 'streams attached to the 7095 controller :thumbsup:

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Postby Starfire » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 1:00 pm

I am interested in your thoughts regarding ......

1. The effect of the closed loop returns on the Tunze T24 flows...tidal simulation etc.. (compatibility?) I am facing a dilemma with planned flow in a 8 x 3 x 2.5 and therefore I am keen to hear / see how your design enhances the benefits of the Tunze controlled flows. Is there a downside to the T-24 from the closed loop?

2. The standpipe feeding the skimmer.... will the flow be sufficient to drive the skimmer....or have I misread the design? ..Did I overlook a pump there somewhere?
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Postby Tone » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 4:05 pm

Starfire wrote:I am interested in your thoughts regarding ......

1. The effect of the closed loop returns on the Tunze T24 flows...tidal simulation etc.. (compatibility?) I am facing a dilemma with planned flow in a 8 x 3 x 2.5 and therefore I am keen to hear / see how your design enhances the benefits of the Tunze controlled flows. Is there a downside to the T-24 from the closed loop?

2. The standpipe feeding the skimmer.... will the flow be sufficient to drive the skimmer....or have I misread the design? ..Did I overlook a pump there somewhere?


Starfire, the Tunze pumps are used for random flow so there's no real concern there. My skimmer is a needlewheel so it only need to have a constant flow ... no pressure. But it can be run either direct from the overflow or by a small pump in the sump.

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Postby darkmuncan » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 4:35 pm

Starfire wrote:2. The standpipe feeding the skimmer.... will the flow be sufficient to drive the skimmer....or have I misread the design? ..Did I overlook a pump there somewhere?


I considered this for my 4x2x2

Reason I didn't do it, is I was afraid of fish going down durso and ending up getting chopped up in skimmer.

Or blocking things up and causing havoc.
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Postby Turbo » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 7:09 pm

Looking good Tone. :thumbsup:
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Postby Tone » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 8:59 am

darkmuncan wrote:
Starfire wrote:2. The standpipe feeding the skimmer.... will the flow be sufficient to drive the skimmer....or have I misread the design? ..Did I overlook a pump there somewhere?


I considered this for my 4x2x2

Reason I didn't do it, is I was afraid of fish going down durso and ending up getting chopped up in skimmer.

Or blocking things up and causing havoc.


I agree with that ... why I don't run my skimmers directly from the weir. If I were to, I do flow into a holding tank first as a precaution.

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Postby Jim » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 9:05 am

Looking good mate.
Cant wait to watch your progress.

All I can say is, good luck to you and whoever else has to lift that bad boy up and put it in place...
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Tank Stand delivered.

Postby Tone » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 7:31 pm

Many thanks to Blags for picking up the stand and bringing it over to its new home. It's is very light and the 2 of us were able to easily lift it off the ute and position it. The picture doesn't show the level adjusters or the steel bearing plates.

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Got a bit of spade-work to do, I think my wife isn't impressed ... I mistakenly added 1.5 feet to the system! :devil:

Well wedding anniversary coming up in a few weeks so I'd better do something real flash. :bow:
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Postby -Phil- » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 8:10 pm

so is it 9.5' or did you tell her it was only 6.5'

or did you "forget" the overflow :thumbsup:

looks good

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Postby AuS MaDDoG » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 8:23 pm

Hey Tone !!

You also forgot to tell us the tank was going to be bigger and heavier :konk:
See ya on Sunday !!

Cant wait to see this baby up and running.
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Postby Jim » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 8:40 pm

Tone wrote:Got a bit of spade-work to do, I think my wife isn't impressed ... I mistakenly added 1.5 feet to the system! :devil:

Well wedding anniversary coming up in a few weeks so I'd better do something real flash. :bow:



Dig up stupid!! :tongue:


Nice touch building level adjusters into the stand :thumbsup:
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Postby tiGs » Thu 22 Mar, 2007 3:45 am

ohhh dang now thats a silly one ... for the next few months my advice is to do as follows
hide all: knives, screwdrivers, scissors, shovels, bassball bats, cricket bats, firearms, metal poles and wooden planks from your wifes vecinity for safety reasons .

Just a few lil questions, how are you going to wood clad the tank what type of lighting your going to use on the sump are you going to place a fan on the sump and in the hood? ohh and do you have any pics off your mesh wheels on the skimmer and pictures of different preformence from it.

lol im sorry to question you so much its just these are things id like to do as you have a bit more know how id like to see how some one else would do it before i attempt it. ta and sorry for the bother
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Re: Tank Stand delivered.

Postby brettm74 » Thu 22 Mar, 2007 8:39 am

Tone wrote:
Got a bit of spade-work to do, I think my wife isn't impressed ... I mistakenly added 1.5 feet to the system!



An innocent mistake. Everyone makes them. I'm sure she'll understand if you remind her of the time you mistakenly thought 120mm was 9 inches. :devil:
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Postby Tone » Thu 22 Mar, 2007 8:58 am

tiGs wrote: ... how are you going to wood clad the tank what type of lighting your going to use on the sump are you going to place a fan on the sump and in the hood? ohh and do you have any pics off your mesh wheels on the skimmer and pictures of different preformence from it.


No bother Tigs, this is how it is planned ...

Timber cladding will be adhered with liquid nails and fastened with self-drilling countersunk screws.

No fan in the sump ... fish room is airconditioned and stand will have louvre panels.

See the Reef Octopus Skimmer thread for the mesh mod on the needlewheel.

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Re: Tank Stand delivered.

Postby Tone » Thu 22 Mar, 2007 9:00 am

brettm74 wrote:
Tone wrote:Got a bit of spade-work to do, I think my wife isn't impressed ... I mistakenly added 1.5 feet to the system!


An innocent mistake. Everyone makes them. I'm sure she'll understand if you remind her of the time you mistakenly thought 120mm was 9 inches. :devil:


I think we're over the initial shock! Didn't even rank a mention this morning and I still got a cuppa T in bed. Now about that 9" ... :roflmao:

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Postby Bandit » Thu 22 Mar, 2007 9:10 am

Did ya get a nice deal on the Iwaki's Tone ;)
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Postby rgh » Thu 22 Mar, 2007 10:35 am

Looking like a stunning & well thought setup Tone - tho we'd expect nothing less!

This is great inspiration for my 5X3X2.5. A couple of questions if I may:
1) How high is that stand? What dimensions are those main members - it just doesn't look like 100X75mm - prob just the photo... I was going to use 4 X 190X45 treated pine (sealed) resulting in no centre supports, but maybe I should get the stick welder out and drop the tank 100mm or so...

2) What width & depth is the sump? 5X2X1.5h? I plan a 4X2X1.5h but hadn't considered splitting it up the centre length like yours....

3) Is that sketch pre the 8-way? What seqence drum are you using & which order do they feed the outlets?

Glad to hear the tea is still 'on tap'
I'm about to break the news I need $500 of ball valves - Ang never seems impressed with how much I'm saving, just mutters about how much I spend!
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Postby brettm74 » Thu 22 Mar, 2007 10:42 am

Tone wrote:[Now about that 9" ... :roflmao:

:thumbsup:



You mean 120mm? :roflmao:
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