My 328L Cube

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by wito-zn, 1 Aug 2015.

  1. wito-zn

    wito-zn

    Joined:
    18 May 2009
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Durban
    After having to sell my RSM 130D and three years of waiting I have finnaly made the leap and have decided to start up again.

    Specs to follow:

    Tank:

    600 * 600 * 600 with slim line overflow. 10mm glass 216L.

    Sump:

    500 * 500 * 450 8mm glass 112.5L.

    Stand:

    600 * 600 * 950 galvanised mild steel with.

    Lighting:

    Two Zetlight ZA1201Marine Led with controller

    Filtration:

    Bubble Magus Curve 5 skimmer
    Bubble Magus filter sock
    45kg Live Rock (DT)
    30kg Live Rock (Sump)
    Orca Cubes

    Pumps:

    Bubble Magus WP Rock 4000
    Jebao RW-4

    Heating:

    Eheim Jager 300w Heater

    Extras:

    PH Pen
    ATC Refractometer
    TDS Pen
    Aqua Medic AB Reef Salt
    Red Sea Marine Care Kit
    Red Sea Reef Foundation Pro Multi Test Kit
    Red Sea Reef Foundation A
    Red Sea Reef Foundation B
    Red Sea Reef Foundation C
    Red Sea Live Reef Base Substrate (white)
    Reef Master Evolution Plus Marine R.O. Unit

    Photos to come tomorrow.
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. wito-zn

    wito-zn Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 May 2009
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Durban
    Thank you to Marco from @TheWaterboy for the awesome deal for the filtration equipment and advice on equipment.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  4. erratiC

    erratiC

    Joined:
    8 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    804
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Durban
    Looking forward to seeing the pics.

    Where'd you get the tank/stand from?
     
    wito-zn likes this.
  5. Bflynn

    Bflynn

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    663
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Worcester
    nice! looking forward too pics!
     
    wito-zn likes this.
  6. wito-zn

    wito-zn Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 May 2009
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Durban
    The tank and sump is second hand but the guy that had it before me really looked after the tank. Not a single scratch on the DT.
     
  7. wito-zn

    wito-zn Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 May 2009
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Durban
    Pictures as promised. Just waiting for the stand as it is being made. Should have it Wednesday/Thursday. Will take pics once I have it. Taken Friday off so have a nice long weekend to set up and play around with scapping and set lighting.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. devesh.r

    devesh.r

    Joined:
    20 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    1,553
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    johannesburg(Lenz)
    Looks like a great start.
     
    wito-zn likes this.
  9. wito-zn

    wito-zn Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 May 2009
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Durban
    Skimmer assembled.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jinx

    Jinx

    Joined:
    11 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    657
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    KEMPTON PARK
    Very nice start
     
  11. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    23,163
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Location:
    Centurion
    It does look like you cannot wait for this weekend... :thumbup:
     
  12. wito-zn

    wito-zn Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 May 2009
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Durban
    Thank you.

    I know:m13:.. feel like a kid who knows they are going to the sweet shop later. :mbounce:
     
  13. Dylant

    Dylant

    Joined:
    4 Sep 2012
    Posts:
    500
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Fourways
    nice equipment, will the zetlight be enough to grow corals?
     
  14. wito-zn

    wito-zn Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 May 2009
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Durban
    Thank you.. I think for a smaller tank than mine one should be sufficient. I am running two Zetlight ZA1201 with a Zetlight Controller so should be plenty light to grow coral.
     
  15. wito-zn

    wito-zn Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 May 2009
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Durban
    I couldn't wait for the weekend. Went this morning and got all the piping for the plumbing. Plumbing done, Scapping done, start fill of tank. That is one thing I wish someone would figure out, how to make R.O. DI water faster.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Dylant

    Dylant

    Joined:
    4 Sep 2012
    Posts:
    500
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Fourways
    Cool I got the same light looking at getting another eventually hope they can support sps
     
  17. wito-zn

    wito-zn Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 May 2009
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Durban
    I think they are awesome lights. Look not the top of the range but they are doing the job. Love the automation with the controller. Do you have a controller with yours?
     
  18. Dylant

    Dylant

    Joined:
    4 Sep 2012
    Posts:
    500
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Fourways
    Nope not yet
     
  19. Michael B

    Michael B

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    804
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Boksburg
    Looking good - all the best with your tank
     
    wito-zn likes this.
  20. tekkengal

    tekkengal Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    297
    Location:
    JHB
    Good luck with your tank setup! I hope you have lots of fun!
    What ideas do you have on scaping? Your 130 scape was pretty awesome.
     
    wito-zn likes this.
  21. wito-zn

    wito-zn Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 May 2009
    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Durban
    Definitely suggest investing in one. Takes the light to another level.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - 328L Cube Forum Date
200 L cube - starting over after move Beginner Discussions 29 Nov 2016
[wtd] 60cm cube wanted Wanted 23 Nov 2016
[wtd] Led's for 60cm cube Wanted 10 Sep 2016
Help planning shallow mixed reef cube Medium Tanks 3 Sep 2016
Bio-cubes vs bio-pellets???? Chemical Filtration / Low Nutrient Systems - LNS 31 Aug 2016
200 L cube 8 month old New Members 29 Aug 2016
[wtd] 1m Cube Stand Wanted 25 Aug 2016