Rubik's cube

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Tridan, 19 Jun 2009.

  1. Tridan

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    Well took down my 4 foot, and made a home for some of my corals and fish in my cube
    i got a while back from les, The entire system DT and sump holds just over 200l of water, not to big. DT measures 580mm x 580mm x 590mm all outside dims water level at 560mm. Sump 700mm x 360mm x 350mm water level at 260mm.
    Ts2 skimmer is having a holiday in there but i was not going to get rid of it, plans for a bigger cube in the future.

    Lighting 2 x 20k reeftek t5 and 2 x 12k reeftek t5, waiting for 1 more 12k to come in, all in individual reflectors.
    My return is plumbed into a scwd that comes out behind my rockwork, internal flow is 2 x seio m620's, I am trying to get rid of the one that is visible in the display, thinking of a 2nd return pump, and plumbing it to discharge from the front also with a scwd.

    All the substrate and rock are from the old system along with about 30% of the water.

    Water param's

    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 0
    Amonia 0
    Alk 10dkh
    Ca 420
    Po4 currently undetectable
    Mag not tested.

    On my old system 400l, i did 2 waterchanges a week 1 of 20l and 1 of 40l, will be doing the same on this system just in smaller amounts, keeping this regime is easy as i live a couple of hundred metre's from the sea.

    Thanks to Ryan for babysitting some of my bigger coral's while i build the bigger cube.

    Pics to follow.
     
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    sounds good pics:p
     
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    Looks good. Love those pink zoa's :thumbup:
     
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    Feeding time no lights just the room lights on.
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    That's all for now.
     
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    Thanks dude there are plenty pics

    Thanks manic, yeah they are slow growers tho.
     
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    Tridan awesome dude so dont stop now...just keep them rolling
     
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    Dave that tank looks friggin' awesome!!! Even better than the 4ft! And your photography skills are just brilliant dude! :thumbup::thumbup:

    When did u get these pink zoas? I'm sure u didnt have then when i saw your tank.
    They look much pinker than my ones hey.
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    looking good man great
     
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    Wow man! That looks wicked!!
     
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    that tank sounded good, but it looks even better:) youve done a great job and its so nice to see PE so soon after settling in :) well done.


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    how do i get a tank looking like that! :)
     
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    very nice tridan!!!
     
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    very cool - I have got to get me a brain like that and some of those awesome pink zoos
     
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    Will post some more over the week end, thanks for the coment.

    These are from mike slightly diff to yours, probably the 20k lighting, i am truelly blown away by these tubes. dude my photo's arent that good, i wish they were better.

    Thanks dude
    Hey mek, thanks

    Hey Crispin, i am very lucky to have good live rock, i attribute this to most of my success, but as i mentioned before i swear by water changes, and believe that they can sort out 90% of all problems in our systems.

    Thank you very much scuba, good luck with your new project.

    Dude its the most insane coral hey i can sit and watch it at night for hours, especially after feeding it solids, i feed him often and the way he puffs up after a bit of fresh fish or prawn is wicked.
     
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