ChrisRaubs' 70cm CuBe

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  1. ChrisRaubs

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    So this is where my journey began, a 80l Hexagon ... http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=37800

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    As you can see there's quite a bit of clutter around the tank,,, :( both the house mate and I was just not happy with the look and "feel". So after a lot of deliberation I finally managed to "sway" Elaine's vote. We're upgrading!!! :yeahdude: . Funny thing is, she actually recommended it :eek:... To quote @belindamotion

    So now that i have the "go-ahead" i sprang into action and planned what i wanted...

    So all this happened in early December '12,,,

    Whilst waiting for the tank to be build, I got some of the stuff needed for the new tank...

    The Return Pump...
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    And the MOST important of em'all... :yeahdude: yeah Baby :yeahdude:

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    Thanks again to @bryan and team from Jungle Aquatics!! You guys rock!! :thumbup:

    Fast forward to 23 Feb 2013...

    The Tank is FiNaLy here

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    I must say,,, It was a heart THROBBING experience carrying this one up two flight of stairs... :wacko:

    Got these nifty Lock-Line pipes from @brentnorm ,,, once again thank you very much Brent!! :thumbup:
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    Plumbing in...
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    ChrisRaubs

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    The Master looking at his MaSTeR piece,,,
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    The biggest thanks goes to you buddy, @Rhyn !!! Without you MY dream would've never realized!!! :1:

    Moved him into place...

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    So after a day of HARD work, we called it "the day"... Tomorrow (24/02/2013), we fill him up...

    ... to be continued ...
     
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    that is a nice upgrade, not too sure about the insect antennae. :)

    Nice tank, Rhyn did good.
     
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    ChrisRaubs

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    @Rhyn did a SUPER job!!

    :lol: had to do the antennas,,, my sump is rather small, so I needed something that could be as close to the waters surface as possible so that the siphon could break super fast,,, must say, they work very well. As soon as the power's of, it breaks... Besides, they look cool:p

    Thanks for the comments :1:
     
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    The setup looks VERY Clean and Tidy!!

    Following with INTEREST!!
     
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    ChrisRaubs

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    Thanks @CyberSlakkie ,,, will post the other half of the build tomorrow,,, tried my best to keep it as neat, but still as simple as possible... :)
     
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    Nice Cube,looks super
     
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    Hi Chris
    Please suggest who built the tank and also the cost if you dnt mind me asking?
    Im looking for a cube at the moment.
    PM me if you like
     
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    Tank looks really good man.
    Pls pm me the cost of ur tank, would love to have a tank that looks like this.
     
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    wow from nada to prada, great upgrade boet.
     
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    Looks cool.
     
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    Very nice upgrade..:thumbup:..LOL..love the "permission"..:p..
     
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    PM's Sent... :thumbup:

    Thanks man! :1:

    Haha, quite true hey :lol: ... thanks man. I've been meaning to ask you for quite some time now,,, That chalice in your PF pic, is it yours? if so, where did you buy it and for how much?

    I'm planning on keeping mainly LPS, and eye popping colours will be the order of the day.. :p

    Thanks @Dorry

    Thanks Mrs. B,,, i know, pretty soon you'll be able to twist hubby's arms... :blush: :lol:
     
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    Thanks bud glad you are happy. Cant wait for finished product. More pics of the Cycle:yeahdude:i want to see this baby in all her glory:1:
     
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    Nice tank @Rhyn, @ChrisRaubs!
    Can you perhaps explain how the sump works? (especially the high side on the right)
    Love the light unit! You wont be dissapointed!
     
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    The tall chamber is just a R O topup chamber.;)
     
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    Hi ChrisRaubs, seawater in. Post us a pic. I also want to see how the lock-line pipes are working.
     
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    Great idea @Rhyn! Keeping an eye out on the progress!
    What is the livestock planning?
     
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    Haha,,, you know how happy I am!! I will put up some more pics as soon as I scratch together the time,, :thumbup:

    Thanks @Visser ! Sure, it's a straight forward 3 chamber sump, with a baffle before the last to eliminate micro bubble... I've got a hob skimmer for now, with its intake in first chamber and out put in second.. Return pump in last chamber, with a few pieces of LR in the second chamber... Yeah, super impressed with the razors!! :yeahdude:

    Hey @Dorry ,,, yup, I'm pretty much already in the 3rd week of the cycle... They are working incredible,,, a lot more flexibility as to where you want your water to be directed... I had two dead spots in the back of the tank, directed the two returns to point in that direction and pesto,,, dead spots gone... ;)

    On the coral side it'll be mainly lps, it's almost the 20th @Rhyn , time to come and collect those beauties you've been keeping for me!! :lol:

    and for fish

    Bangai cardinal
    Picasso clown pair
    Yellow tang
    Coral beauty
    Sand sifting goby

    And then maybe one or two more interesting fish...
     
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    I also have a dead stop in the write corner of my tank. I got 2 inflow pipes and two wave maker in. You sound like a man that had won the jackpot, nice feeling. That crazy pipes, don't think i ever shaw them here in kzn. What are you planning to keep.
     

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