My new glass box

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  1. brentv

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    It's been 7 long months of not having a tank since I've moved to CT, but finally I have something to show.

    This tank is only going to be running for 10 months then we are moving again, it will then become my office tank, but let me not bore you with details... Straight to the tank:

    700x700x530 Rimless cube in black silicone
    500x500x400 sump
    Stand/cabinet in melamine stiffened and Perspex black and white trim.
    This tank is a 3 side view and back panel is enameled black.
    2 x 20mm inlets and
    2x 40mm outlets
    Slimline overflow box in black and laser cut comb grid (still awaiting!)

    My idea was to try keep it as clean and free from cables flying everywhere.
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    brentv Thread Starter

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    So firstly all the plumbing...
    Load of fun 6 beers later and @ nemiz_za and I had that completed.[​IMG]
    Quick release unions here and there for easy disassembly when required, and heavy duty tubing from the return pump to alleviate some of the pressure bends create
     
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    Haha, finally, something that can get wet!
    Very nice tank bud!
    What you gonna stock with?
     
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    Looking interesting
     
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    Oi Brent awesome tank buddy how about the rest of the tank? :tt2:
     
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    wow......really nice man....that looks like a wicked build....keep it up;)
     
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    Thanks guys,
    Next step equip and filteration:
    Red Devil 5500 DC return Pump
    Skimmer (watch this space!) had a Reef Octo Nw200 but just took it off getting a Diablo DC 1000L unit
    2x300W Heaters
    2 x Vortechs 1x MP40W & 1x MP10WES
    Radion LED lighting unit with the upgrade kit
    Hailea Air pump running Nitragaurd cubes 3/4 and Titanium cubes 1/4
    Purigen in a bag tumbeling in the baffle section.
    That's it ;-)
     
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    Awesome buddy...:thumbup:
     
  11. Rossreefer

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    Saw the tank the other day, its a stunner.

    Was also really impressed with the Radion
     
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    Yeah forgot equip wise I'm running a reef Octo ATU .
    And I have a marine magic triple Doser that I hope I can get going by this weekend.
    But dosing is :
    Calcium
    Mag
    Alk
    Iodine
    Strontium & Molybdenum
    Iron manganese
    Trace elements
    And bacteria in using special blend.

    Tank has been running for 3 weeks
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    3 side views
    Only doing SPS & LPS but maybe a few rics too, I'll see
     
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    Fish & inverts: 2 x Black Ice Clowns
    Yasha goby
    2 x rose gobies
    Purple flame goby
    Allani metallic damsel
    Blood shrimp
    Pair of Randals shrimps
    Bunch of turbo snails
    3 x Orange stars

    13 pieces SPS digis, Acro's, Monti's etc
    LPS
    7 meaties
    2 plates
    4 x Acans
    4 x chalice
    2 x goniopora
    Inferno rbta
    And a bunch of frags of bits and pieces
     
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    DAMN ... See me going green !!!!!!!!
     
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    Hey Fred, how you doing man?
    You got a new tank up and going yet?
     
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    Hey @brentv flippen nice tank love the scaping that is viewable from 3 side's
     
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    Beautiful dude!
     
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    Not yet bud ...
    hopefully in a few months time ...
    its gonna be AWSOME though , can't wait

    ALL IN GOOD TIME ...
    :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for the kind words guys,
    Really good having a tank again after a while!
    You tend to do a ton more research when you have "dry" hands!
    Just as a matter of interest, I wouldn't have a tank running 3 weeks filled with coral under normal conditions.
    I was lucky enough having a mate housing all of my LR in his massive sump, and even Arag.
    Also used 30% of his tank water and swapped a couple of cycled cubes too for new ones.
    So really this is a tank with a 70% water change.
    But to be doubly sure I didn't get a mini cycle going I triple dosed special blend, been checking all my Params especially P04 and No3/4 and ammonia.
    They are all zero, but I'll keep a close eye on them.
     
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    Brent that is a really nice tank. The best qube I have ever seen.
     
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    When can I come see this masterpiece in real life?
     
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