Hello from the other side of the world!

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  1. SunnyX

    SunnyX "Simplicity is genius"

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    Hello, my name is Sonny, I was referred over by Tridan. :wave2:

    I have been a reefer for about 14 years now. I mainly keep SPS and am always experimenting with new methods of reef keeping. I had a 225gl in wall reef prior to my current 100gl rimless reef.

    I look forward to contributing what I can to this community!

    Sonny
    Rimless Reef - Home


    Old setup:

    Tank of the Month - July 2006 - Reefkeeping.com
    In-wall Reef - Rimless Reef
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    Info on the new tank:

    Pictures: Pictures - Rimless Reef
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    Display Tank
    48" x 24" x 20" Rimless
    100 gallons from Quality Custom Aquarium Manufacturer - Toronto Canada
    2 Sided Starphire glass( Front and left side)
    Right Side Corner Overflow with 1" return and 1.5" drain

    Stand
    The stand is hand built and tiled. No equipment will be under the tank. The sump and all equipment will be located in the room directly behind the tank.

    Sump
    Existing 45 gallon AGA tank

    Water Movement
    Ehiem 1260 for Return pump
    2 Modded Tunze 6025 Nano Streams
    1 Un-modded Tunze 6025 Nano Stream
    Vortech Mp40w
    2 Un-modded Tunze 6045’s Nano Streams(now in sump)

    I may end up modding the rest of the Tunzes. The current 6025’s that are modded put out an amazing amount of flow. The new tank must look as natural as possible so I plan on strategically placing all pump so that they are out of sight. It should be a fun little challenge.

    Lighting
    Aquactinics Constellation 7x54W T5
    The fixture will be hung from the ceiling
    The bulbs will consist of the following:

    3-ATI Aquablue Special
    4- ATI Blue+
    1-Aquascience 22k

    After running high powered Metal Halides for years I decided to change things up a bit. After running the fixture over my holding tank I can tell you that the color combo is outstanding. Along with the great color and output the unit runs very cool and quiet.

    Skimmer
    Existing Deltec AP851

    I am hoping that this will not be over kill on a smaller tank such as this. Worst case scenario I can just feed the fish more; I’m sure they won’t mind.

    Calcium and Alk Addition
    Randy’s Two Part Solution
    I ran both a CA reactor and Kalk Stirrer in the past and honestly have had better results will a simple DIY two part solution. I may also look into the Balling Method, but for now I am happy with the two part solution.

    Substrate
    The bottom of the tank will be covered with a SSB consisting of .
    CaribSea Seaflor Special Grade Reef Sand

    Filtration and supplements
    Carbon in a Phosban reactor
    Microbacter7
    Prodibio Reef Booster
    Vodka
    Lugol’s Solution
    Reef Crystals Salt
     
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  3. Warr7207

    Warr7207

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    Welcome SunnyX

    Nice to have AC Milan supporters around ;)

    Got to say your tanks are breath taking, and your photoshop skills even better :p

    Thanks for sharing :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome.

    sorry thats all I am saying, i need to clean the puddle of drool off my keyboard before it shorts!

    Very warm welcome to MASA, its fantastic to see set ups like that. Its going to take me a while to disect and digest, but forgive me if i pick your 14 year old brain a little :)

    Kudos:notworthy:
     
  5. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    those tanks.... WOW is all i can say !!!


    Welcome to MASA, Please tell us more about your new methods of reefkeeping !
     
  6. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    WOW SunnyX! What an intro! You SURE know how to do things RIGHT, hey! ;)

    A VERY VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA! I saw your web-site. Tridan also referred me there. He says he is using your tank as his inspiration! WOW! I would to! For my next tank!

    Many thanks for joining MASA! Please be no stranger, now, you hear!
     
  7. Pete

    Pete

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    Stunning tanks there all I can say is wow
     
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    Sunny wow stunning tank and welcome
     
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    Matt MASA Contributor

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    Stunning!
     
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    Welcome to MASA. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi welcome to MASA, wow...... awsum looking tank!!
     
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    Tony

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    Welcome to MASA. Great tanks you have there
     
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    Oh my word, another goal to strive towards. Thank you for sharing SunnyX, I might ask you questions too, if you don't mind that is:)
     
  14. SunnyX

    SunnyX Thread Starter "Simplicity is genius"

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    Thank you all for such a warm welcome! :thumbup:

    Please feel free to ask anything you would like.
     
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    Tridan

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    Man i cant get enough of your system, truelly what i aim for in mine but with a few softies for the wife's pleasure.

    " Simplicity is genius " say's it all man.

    Welcome to MASA. Hope you spend a bit of time with us now and then, i see from rc you are a busy man. Thanks for coming.
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    Allen

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    All the warmest welcome sonny!!!

    what an Unbelievable tank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    its been a long time since I've seen a tank this awesome!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Hot tank. Cool Acan collection. :whistling: Welcome to our forum SunnyX
     
  19. Reef Maniac

    Reef Maniac MASA Contributor

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    WOW - your tank is :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Oh, and WELCOME to MASA

    Just please clarify something for me - do you still have the tank in the first photo, or have you started with a new tank (in the second photo)? If the latter, what happened to the first tank?

    Hennie
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA :)
    Congratulations on a stunning reef ;)
     
  21. SunnyX

    SunnyX Thread Starter "Simplicity is genius"

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    Hello.

    The tank in the first picture was taken down after running for about 3 years. I sold most of the corals and equipment off. I work full time and am a full time student so I needed a smaller and more manageable tank. I also wanted to try something new. I had always been interested in European reef systems so I designed the new reef around it. I went with a rimless tank, T5's, and bacteria/carbon source filtration.

    This is the tank before it was setup doing a water test to make sure there were no leaks. The stand was still under construction and incomplete :
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    And the tank:
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