Aslam's Shallow Cube.

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  1. aslam

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    Hello everyone, its that time once again for me to setup my new cube.
    This time round, I decided on something small as I am a lazy reefer.
    I will be implementing the zeovit method as I had most success using this method for sps in the past.
    The tank will be setup in the next coming weeks, after which I will post pics.

    Cube : 600 x 600 x 500 (height) 10mm starfire rimless
    water level at 450mm skinny overflow

    Sump: 2 chambers, 1st chamber houses the skimmer, 2nd, zeo reactor and return
    there is a small r.o resevoir next to the sump.

    Skimmer: Reef octo xp2000 cone

    Flow: x2 Tunze 6055's on a controller

    Lights: Zetlight zt6600, will change eventually to ATI 4 x 24 watt t5 hybrid powermodule

    Heating: Eheim Jaeger 150 watt

    Cooling: Hailea 300A (won't need)

    Auto top up: Elos

    I have all of the equipment, need to empty previous tank first then start the cube.
    That's all for now.
     
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  3. 4age

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    Sounds awesome..looking forward to seeing this build.

    Are u buying a ati hybrid or are you going to build a hybrid which will incorporate ati bulbs?
     
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    Aquarium Depot did not bring in the Ati 24 watt t5 hybrid, only the bigger modules.
    Yes I will purchase the ATI 4 x 24 watt t5 hybrid once they import next shipment.
     
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    I'm scared to ask them wat price would be
     
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    Lol, that's why I went with a smaller tank this time.
     
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    Small update, received my bluebottles.[​IMG]

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    Sounds great. Looking forward to pics of the tank.
     
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    Cool
     
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    So progress has been really slow.
    Stand has been built, received my lights for the cube, unfortunately could not source the hybrid, decided to use old fashion t5's. 20160708_153537.jpg
     
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    Sounds good Aslam..similar dimensions to mine
     
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    nothing wrong with the good old T5
     
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    Cool
     
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    Definitely, I prefer a hybrid, or plain t5's, acros will love me for this.
     
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    Looking forward to this, old school sps and T5's. :thumbup:

    Just out of curiosity, what is in the Hybrid unit? Yes I'm too lazy to google. :p
     
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    The ATI hybrid basically consists of t5's and LED's.
    2 clusters of led's and 4 t5's.
     
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    & a pretty out there price tag - the 8x80W + LED Hybrid they talking R49.5k
     
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    Agreed, the Ati hybrid for my cube is way cheaper being smaller, unfortunately Aquarium Depot only ordered the bigger units.
     
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    Small update, cube has been plumbed, processing r.o. as I type.
     
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    Shallow cubes always look cool,hoping to see more pics.
     
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    So I've managed to get the cube going.
    Still alot of micro bubbles in the display, waiting for the skimmer to settle.
    Some pics.

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