Dallas' Mile-High SPS Reef on the Plateau

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Okay after almost 20years in this hobby and several tanks later i have decided to go all out and build me the tank i have always wanted, with all the bells and whistles. there are a few items i still need but i will get those when the time is right or its really needed. i am also shutting down all my other tanks and builds.

    So since my house is a mile above sea-level i thought the name was fitting. I have been inspired by Manic's and Adee's tanks and a few others on RC in the SPS Forums and decided i would strive to get mine to those tanks. I will be using my own zeo-way based on Brightwell Aquatics additives.

    Here are the juicy bits:

    Tank 1200x800x500 starphire, 3 sides viewable, skinny overflow, dual 32mm and 20mm return
    Stand is made from 50mm square-tubing, black powder coated. I will be building a wood facade for it from a dark ebony wood.

    PCM UPS for return pump

    Ellies 1200w Inverter to run heaters and vortech

    Light unit - silver ceiling 8 x 54w on 3 timers
    All globes are geisemann
    Aquablue +
    Aquablue +
    Midday
    Pure Actinic
    Fiji Pink
    Aquablue+
    Aquablue +
    Aquablue +

    Flow
    6 x 5000L sun-sun's
    1 x Vortech MP10w
    Return is 3000L

    Skimmer is a bubble blaster 3000 internal

    Reef Octo Zeolith Filters x 2

    Reef Octo Kalkwasser Reactor

    Reef Octo Phos Reactors, 1 for carbon, 1 for Brightwell ExtraxPhos and 1 for Brightwell NitratR and OrganicR

    Reef Octo CarX + Pro PH Controller

    Pro PH Monitor

    3 x 300 Titanium heaters

    Auto-top up unit, float and added and sonic sensor

    Filter sock and bracket, modded to use Milk Socks and emergency overflow

    Prodibio Starter Pack

    Profilux 4 channel doser with controller
    1. Brightwell Reef Code A
    2. Brightwell Reef Code B
    3. Brightwell BioFuel
    4. Brightwell Koralle-VM

    Also 3 sumps - 1 for all the reactors and skimmers
    one for RO water and topup
    and the other for Saltwater for auto WC

    There will be no dsb, all filtration will be a hybrid Berlin & Zeolith method with 100kgs of LR in the DT. I have over engineered the filtration as i plan to stock this tank heavily with SPS and fish and inverts.

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  3. clinton stanford

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    This is going to be awesome Dallas;) sounds really good so far.
    nice equipment aswell.
    good luck and keep the pics coming;)
     
  4. Monti

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    Looks interesting. You dont think that 100 kilos of rock is too much in a 400 odd litre display? Also, in bacteria driven systems/ zeolith systems, you really are not supposed to run phosphate removers full time as this skews the N-P ratio thus inhibiting nutrient reduction
     
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    Nice stuff Dallas!
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Thanks, will do got a camera for the build as well

    I might stick 50kgs in the DT and 50kgs in a BRT by the sump
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks, and as soon as its stocked, drinks at me
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Nice dude! Why two ZeoRX?
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    mainly coz i had 2 already :) i might sell the one as its brand-new
    also was thinking when i swap the stones, i can swap one RX and then the other...
    but i am sure i will land up selling the new RX
     
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    Awesome Build Dallas.... Look forward to seeing this one in the TOTM threads soon... :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks, i helped Manic build the tank last Nov, so i knew the tank was built well :)
     
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    So I gather the lit up figure on the right is the lighting unit? How you gonna get t5's in that? hehe :tt2:
     
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    thats where bunny gram for nemo will be, ontop of the bar fridge with the drinks for us ;)
     
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    Is this Manics Tank?
     
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  17. Tony

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    Jeepers, where you you sleep with all your tanks;). Sounds good what your doing.
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    takes 9w T5's :)

    couldnt have said it better

    thanks dude!

    it was his tank :)
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks, i am shutting them down and will sell them and the corals etc
    still havent decided the details

    ps. this week i can deliver the candy-cane and see your new cube
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    now i am on the prowl for SPS
     
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