Manic's 550L SPS Cube

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  1. Manic

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    Hey Everyone,

    So finally got my cube up and running, it is 900 x 900 x 600 (High) black silicon rimless cube with 12mm glass and c2c overflow.

    Its been running now for about 3 weeks. It is going to be a ULNS and at the moment I am using the full brightwell NeoZeo method. I just got the base rock from Lanzo, so once that has finished soaking I can start aquascaping it. At the moment it has about 30Kg's of live rock which I just threw in, no aquascaping attempted at all, so don't judge it just yet.

    The equipment I am running is as follows:

    Skimmer: Orca 135 Internal
    Reactor: DIY NeoZeo reactor with zeolith stones and carbon
    Return Pump: Lifetech AP 4660 (4800Lph which I have tuned down to around 3000Lph)
    Lighting: 250W 20 000K MH (BLV)
    Substrate: Around 40Kg of aragonite
    DIY auto top with in-sump reservoir
    Water Movement: 1 X Resun waver 15 000Lph and 1 X SunSun 5000Lph
    I'm going to add more flow just indecisive on what wave maker to get

    I tested the water every 2 days and added most of the sps after 2 weeks. All the parameters were in check, just remember I am running the full NeoZeo system in which a cycle usually only takes 2 weeks. All the live rock I used I have had in various tanks for about a year, so it was all cured.

    I haven't added any fish yet and am still going to wait a while. The only tank inhabitants are two cleaner shrimp, a fire cracker shrimp and a boxer shrimp, also a few hermits that were hiding in the rock.

    The tank is still far from finished, still needs a cabinet which I will be doing soon. Anyway enough talk here are some pics:


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    Notice the surface of the water, it goes like this every time I stir the NeoZeo stones, every time I stir the stones everything goes mad trying to catch all the crap in the water.

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    Here's some coral pics to show the nice polyp extension:

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    looking good there man , it about time we saw some pitchas! :)

    whats that there on the left hand side of your sump?, just in front of the skimmer?
     
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    WOW it looks very nice so far Manic - keeping an eye on this one :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks.
    It's the auto top up
     
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    Very nice stuf!
    Keep us posted you lucky man.
     
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    i dont see that amazing purple tip Acro? the mother colony to my one
     
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    One more:

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    wow! thats awesome Manic:thumbup: lovely sps you got there.keep the pics comming:)
     
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    It is hiding behind the other big acro in the front, you can just see the tips...
     
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    looking awesome man
     
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    Thanks guys. When I get the aquascaping done it should look better.
     
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    Thanks Ziyaadb
     
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    WOW Manic! This is looking really FANTASTIC! Congrats man! And yes - I agree. Keep off the fish at first..... give the system chance to mature a wee bit before adding fish.
     
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    Your cube is looking awesome man...
     
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    Thanks man, Gonna give it a long time before the fish, will stick to corals for now...
     
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    Thanks, cant wait to do some aquascaping...
     
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    so when you getting to it then?

    you soaking the LR for? or are you just making sure its not leaching anything?
     
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    Your setup looks really good.
    Is it rimless?
    Who built your tank?
     
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    It looks great man, would like to know more about the whole build on your DIY
     
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