Goby's new 100L CUBE adventure

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  1. Goby

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    Hi Reefers,

    Finally got to the point of making a long time thought reality. I love this hobby very much, and although a haven't had my own piece of the ocean i enjoyed working with my dad (mandarin) on his tank while he still had it.

    I have decided to go NANO size. I now believe that bigger isn't necessarily better and less can be better than better, after i saw some really awesome systems on nano-reef.com

    So here is what i planned so far.

    Display :
    DIY 500mm x 500mm x 400mm (water level @ +- 360mm)
    Just love shallow reefs.
    Rimless with polished edges.

    Lightning:
    DIY 1x 150w MH 20K.
    Depending on the color and light intensity, if not totally satisfied i will ad 2x 36W PL combo white/blue tubes or run 1x 250W MH.

    Sump:
    I am not going with the traditional DSB.
    The footprint of the sump is way to small for a DSB anyway and even if it was big enough i still want to go another route.

    I will be doing a combination of different BIO-MEDIA as my main filtration.

    Mechanical : Filter sock, filter mat and small internal skimmer.
    Biological filtration: Seachem Matrix, Sera Siporax.
    Chemical filtration: Seachem Purigen, Chemi Pure Elite and Prodibio.

    Now most reefers will say, but BIO-MEDIA are a detritus trap. My answer to this, the detritus will settle somewhere anyway. You just have to prevent it from settling where you don't want it to. That's why i'm going to run a filter sock and also filter mat before water enters over my BIO-MEDIA.

    Circulation:
    On my wish list a Eco Tech Vortec MP10.

    Temperature control:
    Eheim Jager 200W heater.
    Hailea HB-500A chiller if needed.

    Let the build begin! :yeahdude:
     
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  3. hermie

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    Awesome!!! keep us updated with your progress (with photos of course) :thumbup:
     
  4. Goby

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    Absolutely! I love pics and there will be plenty of it :thumbup:
     
  5. Evo R

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    Good luck with your new adventure:thumbup:

    And dont skimp on the pics:lol:
     
  6. Goby

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    ok, so i actually started my build on the weekend already. :biggrin: i doin this a bit gat oor kop ma anyway enjoy.

    glass picked up on friday

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    I am very satisfied with the supplier and the polished edges look gr8!!

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    preparing the glass for silcone.

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    align the side panels and make sure the gaps are even all round. ready to go!

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    the end result. must say that its different using the black silicone to the clear bostik one.
    the black is thicker and was more difficult to get in properly between the glass panels. but with patience and a little more time, im very pleased with the result.

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  7. Evo R

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    Well done the tank looks great!!
     
  8. Goby

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    thanks EVO R.
     
  9. Goby

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    i did the tank assembly on friday. on saturday did this.

    my stand and my labrador lying next to it for a fodie

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    and the tank on the stand just to see what it look like.

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    stand is in for powder coat today. hoping to get it within this week. also busy with the overflow box. will keep you guys posted.
     
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  10. Elrond

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    Nice! Look forward to seeing the progress!
     
  11. Loki

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    so neat..
     
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    Very neatly done.:thumbup:
     
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    What a neat job very nice :thumbup:
     
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    Somethings in that tank already....
    I know, it looks like Goby. haha.

    Nice build man.
    Great things will happen here ppl. Watch this space...:thumbup:
     
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    thanks guys for the positive response!!
     
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    Neat looking & great work already - keen to see how this turns out
     
  18. Keanan

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    Wow looks nice and neat goby. Sorry if I missed this already but what will you be stocking in it?
     
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    looking good man
    nice neat build
     
  20. Goby

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    I am still planning the LS. It will mainly be LPS / SPS dominated with some small pieces of colorful zoas and a few shrooms. I just hope that my projected 150W MH on the low water level will be sufficient for SPS, otherwise i'll just upgrade.
     
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    Cool cant wait till it's stocked.
     
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