Samtoo's Little Ocean

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  1. samtoo

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    Hi Guys ,

    Been on the Forums for quite a while now and the knowledge has been immense. I have now upgraded to my 3rd Tank in less than 2 Years.

    Starting off in a 120L Juwel tank , then upgrading to a 700 x 700 x 500 Cube.
    And if that wasn't enough for me , my tangs needed the swimming space:tt2: , so here i am now with my little monster, thanks to my buddy @Ridwaan

    Specs:
    Display : 1500mm x 700mm wide x 600mm (10mm - Euro braced top and Bottom, Double Base)
    Sump : Not too sure
    Skimmer: Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster 5000 External
    Lighting : Maxspect Razor LED 300w 16000k (thanks @bryan Jungle Aquatics)
    Flow : 2 x Vortech MP40WES
    :Vertex Mocean 3500
    Return : Eheim 1262
    Reactor : Vertex Reactor RX-U 1.5

    Pics to follow
     
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  3. samtoo

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    So this is the day I checked it out still in the infancy

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    (Im)patiently waiting :whistling:
     
  5. samtoo

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    With the plumbing completed by my bud @Ridwaan

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    Then at my place, double base done , ... Thanks to Mathew from Nemos Janitor , You can see my little cube next to the Main Tank.
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    nice size tank.
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  7. samtoo

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    The Tank was initially designed to go against the wall , however i wanted to use it as a room Divider , so the return pipes at the back had to be modified to route through the Overflow box. Mathew drilled a hole for the return in the Overflow Box...

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    Front View , testing out the Razors

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  8. samtoo

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    Then , the next phase , begin filling the Guy up and getting the cladding done... Thanks to Marco from the Waterboy for hooking me up with my own RO Setup. Apologies for the bad pics , my carpenter was sending it from his phone.

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    the Hood
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    The Back Portion completed
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    The Front without the Doors and Hood

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    The Back View ,
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    Front View with the Doors on

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    The Finished Product wrt the Cladding (Rear View)

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    Front View

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    wow, the cabinet looks great.
     
  11. LCornelius

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    Fantastic looking tank!

    Looking forward to your updates!
     
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    This was a shot during the Cycling Process

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    I still need to complete the plumbing for the Vertex Motion onto the Return and the Reactor , but can only do that once the cube is shutdown as the hardware is still running on the cube...

    Btw this is a pic of my cube , or what it looked like before i started moving the corals.

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    I did lose the Flame Angel after a Major power outage a while back

    So currently i am moving my corals from my cube to the Main Tank , fish are still in the cube and i think they got a feeling that something is happening..
     
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    Tx Riaan , Carpenter knew his stuff
     
  14. GrahamB

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    Great looking tank. Are you willing to share the carpenters details?
     
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    Nice look tank and cabinet
     
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    tx guys
     
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    PM Sent buddy:thumbup:
     
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    Looking good there.
     
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    Cool thanks :)
     
  20. Reefhead

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    Very nice
     
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    beautiful tank
     
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