Idol Marine: recent installation.

Discussion in 'Idol Marine' started by Bob the (reef)builder, 13 Oct 2011.

  1. Bob the (reef)builder

    Bob the (reef)builder

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    Hi Reefers,

    We thought you might be interested in one of our recent installations.
    We commisioned the tank for Mark McJannet in January 2011,since then
    it has blossomed into a spectacular and succesful SPS dominated reef.

    The tank is maintained by the owner who has become a fine reefer in a very short span of time, largely under the guidance of Adriaan who is very good at taking the Newbi out of our customers.:p

    Here are some pics, which we will add to.

    Please feel free to ask any questions you may need answering.:)

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    The tank is still new and effort was taken to ensure that there is sufficient space between corals to allow the colonies to fully express themselves in time.
     
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  3. Ghaydeen

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    Wow ... awesome. That clam is massive
     
  4. Marine1

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    Stunning
     
  5. Blueberry

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    fantastic stuff
     
  6. Jeann1

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    Hmmm does that tank not look way familiar :tt2: Let me guess - skinny overflow in the middle?

    Awsome tank - looks well planned!
     
  7. mandarinman

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    another stunning tank!
     
  8. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    another beauty ...
     
  9. Tridan

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    Great looking Tank
     
  10. Evo R

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    Looking good !
     
  11. ziyaadb

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    Filtration system used - zeo, biopellets?
    Sump pics?
    Tank dimensions?
    Equipment list?
     
  12. IMarine

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    stunning
     
  13. zayd

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    Stunning. Awesome colours. How about some pics of the engine?
     
  14. JsPLAYn

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    Beautifull tank, trully inspiring ...... But I 2nd @zayd and @ziyaadb .... Some more info would help,and pics of down under
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Awesome :thumbup:
     
  16. ShaunSwindon

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    Wow the tank is spectacular :thumbup:
     
  17. Bob the (reef)builder

    Bob the (reef)builder Thread Starter

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    Mark is as much a stickler for detail as Adriaan is, so this tank is a great showcase of how Idol likes to build it's tanks.



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    A look at the engine room. Also some of the early rock-work, we try to create a strong base by locking and glueing the base together so that we have a stable structure to add the corals to.


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    We try to make the sump area pretty to look at, but also more importantly it must be a pleasure to work on.


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  18. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    a work of art as usual :)
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    very cool, may i ask why all the conversion to john guest fittings on the reactors
     
  20. Bob the (reef)builder

    Bob the (reef)builder Thread Starter

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    It's very neat and easy to remove for cleaning. Also we can supply many rectors from a single supply pump.:)
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks, why pump do you use and mod to fit the 6mm pipe

    more reactors due to pressure, or due to more space having not used 20mm tubing
     
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