Nathan's 200L Starfire Rimless tank

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  1. birkettN

    birkettN Nathan

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    Hey guys,

    So I finally got to go and check out my tank today and it's looking goooood :peroni:

    Tank is 800 x 500 x 500

    Just needs corner overflow drilled and made up.

    Stand is busy being made and I've asked for a bar to be welded up the back and over the tank to hang the Intellisun Unit I will be getting onto. :thumbup:

    Sump is also being made.

    I've ordered the Reeftek TS1 skimmer for it.

    Some pics so far :

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    Woohoo! It is looking great, can't wait to see the finished product :thumbup:
    Keep them pictures coming!
     
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    birkettN Thread Starter Nathan

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    Thanks @tekkengal but its gna be a while before its a finished product :p
     
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    Looking good so far.
     
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    No worries :thumbup:
    How long are they going to take to build the stand?
     
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    birkettN Thread Starter Nathan

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    Should have it all done by next weekend
     
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    What sort of overflow are you going to be using? Are they still going to be drilling the tank?
     
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    birkettN Thread Starter Nathan

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    Yup drilling back left corner and making corner overflow section
     
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    birkettN Thread Starter Nathan

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    @Gareth0508 I've actually read your build thread before :) Isn't that a coast to coast overflow ? Either way I'm pretty happy going with a corner overflow, Ill do my best to make it practically invisible ;)

    *Edit*

    Read up about Bean Animal overflows, thanks for teaching me something new today :)
     
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    Bean Animal / Coast to Coast same diff :)
    Good luck! I'll tag along for this one :1:
     
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    Any update
     
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    birkettN Thread Starter Nathan

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    No updates yet unfortunately, paid a visit to Andre@ReedAquatics yesterday and checked out the Jebao WP25 which im planning on getting, he has one set up in his coral tank and I was very impressed with it.

    Tank etc I should still be getting in a weeks time
     
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    birkettN Thread Starter Nathan

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    Small update :

    Ordered -
    Jebao WP25 wavemaker
    Red Devil D4000 Return Pump
    MS ATC Refractometer
    MicroBLift Special Blend
    Seachem Reef Salt
    A couple filter socks

    Will hopefully be collecting from @Andre@ReefAquatics on Friday.

    Also bought Aragonite from @flappy.

    Still hoping to get my tank/sump and skimmer on Saturday.

    All I need is some LR and some LBR then to scape and get the cycle started :thumbup:

    As you can probably figure out I will be cycling without lights, will be getting lighting end of next month.

    Will post pics of the setup this weekend hopefully

    :peroni:
     
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    Awesome start dude - We can borrow you some Odyssey units for the cycle (although not critical) But its sure better looking at the critters in/on you LR with some HO T5's than ambient room light :))
     
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    birkettN Thread Starter Nathan

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    Thanks I appreciate it but I want to prevent algae growth during the cycling process anyway. Im sure there wont be too much to look at anyway :D
     
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    I said the same thing when I started my system. Eventually found myself staring at rocks every night inspecting every growth on it for the entire duration of the cycle!
     
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    birkettN Thread Starter Nathan

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    Haha ye I will probably do the same, I have a spare T8 unit lying around if anything Ill just use that for some ok-ish light just to "observe"
     
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    Tagging! almost same size as my DT:thumbup: except my water hight is 450mm.
     
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    birkettN Thread Starter Nathan

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    Couple updates. Im busy doing the plumbing.


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