Caleb's Cube

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Caleb, 28 May 2009.

  1. Caleb

    Caleb

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    I am in the process of building my first setup:thumbup:.

    I have decide since it's my first tank, I will be building a small one first and later on it will becom a seahorse or clown cube.

    The Dimensions are 600 X 600 X 600
    Sump is 600 X 450 X 450 three compartment with DSB
    Lights: 150W MH with 2 24W T5's
    Skimmer will be a TS1
    Aragonit as substrate and playsand in the DSB
    Halea 3000l/h return pump
    SunSun 5000l/h X 3

    I built the sump the past weekend and I'll be building the DT this coming weekend.

    Here is what I hope the end product will look like:
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  3. Prodigy

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    Sounds good dude good luck and enjoy!!!!!;)
     
  4. Tony

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    I like your design. When are you having it built?
     
  5. Caleb

    Caleb Thread Starter

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    Congratulations on you 1000 posts Tony:yeahdude:

    I built the sump last weekend, I will be building the Display tank this weekend
     
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    Thanks prodigy
     
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    iv seen this tank design somewhere ;). looking cool. Cubes are awesome
     
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    yes thats a real nano tank perfect size
     
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    Sounds awsome. I would use a smaller return pump on that system. I use to have 2500lph Lifetech return pump and found it to be too powerful for the sytem. So my choice on a tank that size would be 2000LPH. :)
     
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    looking good, cant wait to see it built
     
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    Sounds good dude cant wait to see it
     
  12. Caleb

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    Thanks guys, I'm really exited about it too.

    I honestly only saw sub's tank after I had designed this, but I don't mind the credit going to him, his tank is awesome!:yeahdude:

    Technically this isn't a nano, as it is 200L plus the sump... That being said, for a cube imo it is the perfect size for a start and can easily be converted later on.

    Too much flow, is there such a thing?:whistling: Thanks for the advice Meckaeel.

    Dallas, thanks for the help with the tank application and the suppliers.:thumbup:

    Thanks man, I can't wait either!
     
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    so by Monday we can see some pic of the tank.(ps dont forget Sat is rugby)
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    anytime!
    if u need any tools etc gimme a shout
     
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    Too much flow through the sump is not really desirable. Somewhere in the region of 4-10 times is the norm (most people have around 5 times an hour through the sump).

    In tank flow- as much as you can.
     
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    Cool bannanas dude, apreciate the offer. You wouldn't perhaps have corner clamps?

    Rugby? Who is playing.......haha. Much to my dismay I will be supporting the bulls, but don't tell anyone okay?:)

    I didn't know you wanted pics, I've got some of the sump build, would you like to see?:lol:
     
  17. Caleb

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    [​IMG]

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    Complete Sump (just needs a clean up and the baffles):
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    Glass for the DT:
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  18. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Sorry for the late reply Caleb. Yip, Monti has given you the correct answer. Concentrate on the flow inside the tank, not from tank to sump. Think about it this way, eg. A skimmer with a feed pump of 800lph, and you are sending 2000lph through your sump, that water isnt getting filtered, but just passing though. Get what I mean?
     
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    Cool, thanx Mekaeel, what pump (make and model) would you suggest?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Caleb, i think i have, will look this eve and pm u
     
  21. Ross

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    Great start... looking good.
     
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