Sidney's Piece of Living Ocean.

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  1. Sidney

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    Hi Guys

    This will be my piece of ocean that I'm busy with and will need a Lot of help from you guys and girls. :)
    The system consist of the following.


    Display Tank.
    Idol Marine Tank 1.5m x 1m x 600mm(H) Starfire Glass

    Sump.
    1.4m x 530mm x 400mm(height). 4 Chambers.

    Skimmer.
    Reef Octopus 5000 Bubble Blaster int skimmer. Plumbed externally.

    Lighting.( Will start with this light and upgrade later)
    1.5m Odyssey Pendant HQI + T5 + LED moon Metal Halide System.

    Kalkwasser .
    Deltec Kalk Stirrer KM-500

    Reactors
    Reef Octopus Biopellet reactor BPR-110
    Reef Octopus Phosphate Reactor PHR-140 (x2) to run 2 tipes of media's .

    Profilux.
    Profilux 3ex.
    Profilux Digital 6x Plugbar (PAB).
    Profilux quad dosser with built in controller.

    Heating.
    Jagger 300w heaters (x2).

    Cooling.
    HaileaChiller HC-500A

    Return pumps.
    Water Blaster HY-5000W
    Water Blaster HY-2000W
    OTP -2000 (x2)

    Flow Pumps.
    Next piece of hardware to get.

    Gravel - Marine Substrate in DT
    CaribeanSea Live Sand. 120KG

    DSB.
    Yes.(Carib Sea Aragonite sugar fine)

    If there is any suggestions that you guys have please help.:)

    Bussy with my Stand.

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  3. Ridwaan

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    Sounds like a nice setup...some pics?
     
  4. Sidney

    Sidney Thread Starter

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    Will do. Thanks :)
     
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    Sounds like a neat setup, certainly has loads of top notch gear. Look forward to the pics.
     
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    Idol builds the best tanks.
    Sounds like a great set up
     
  7. carlosdeandrade

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    Rather run two 400 watt jaeger heaters, I found in my tank that with running one it was on most of time and struggled to keep the temp.
    Why a deep sand bed and a NP pellets. One takes forever to get stared (DSB), I would stick to one one nitrate reduction regime.
    What two media are you going to run in your reactor, I am guessing, one will be a GFO/GFH

    It will be a great tank.
     
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  8. Sidney

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    Hi @Nemeziz_za
    Been Buying gear for a while now.
    Will post some pics soon.:)
     
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    hey buddy sounds lekka just hopping u not moving it in to your place and that they are building it on site!!!!
     
  10. Sidney

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    Hi Carlos

    I'm going to run 2x 300w Jagger heaters and I'm also not sure if I must run a DSB or NP Pellets. The fluidized reactor I have 2 of them so the one I will run GFO/GFH
    and the other one I'm not sure. Want to plume them both in to the system so that if I have to run a certain tipe of media in a emergency I wound have a problem.

    If there is a differend way please help as this is going to be a long road for me and my Tank.:)
     
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    Hi @Jayte

    No the tank,stand and sump is already build as I bought it from a MASA member.
    It was a nightmare loading and of loading the tank. It took 8 Guys to carry the tank and we was still struggeling.:p
     
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    Thanks will do.
    PM send.
     
  14. Sidney

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    Hi Guys

    Here is some photos of the hardware.
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    great sounding tank sydney, the dimensions should make for easy scaping of your reef, especially with all that width:)

    youve got some great equipment there, but I was wondering why so many return pumps? are you planning a closed loop or just straight return from the sump?

    i see you are planning your stand at the moment? have you settled on a height of the stand? I have mine at 90cm from the floor and that gives a good viewing height so you dont have to bend to look into a tank. I find m,ost stands are too short and this detracts from the viewing, plus with a 90cm stand you have lots of space to work in the sump which is realy useful if you are taking skimmer cups off etc.

    you will need to plan internal flow for the tank and with the sort of equipment you have already i would sugest looking at vortex or tunze's. Personally I prefer controlled tunze's over vortex as i find the options more versatile. you could even look at a wave maker on that tank, although id suggest chatting to Rob at Idol marine about a wave box in that tank first as they have great experience with waves in wider tanks.
     
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    what is your goal with this tank....as in the end game? are you planning a sps dominated reef, or more of a mixed system with a few sps, few lps and the rest soft corals? If you want a mixed system then i wouldnt use the kalkstirer, easy enough to dose by hand and you need realitvley little calcium anyway.

    But if you are looking at an sps dominated system then id suggest keeping the kalkstirer and adding a calcium reactor to the mix as well:)
     
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    Hi Crispin

    My stand was already build when I bought the tank and the hight is 800mm.
    The pumps that you see is just the pumps that I bought so far, I'm not going to use all of them.
    The WB-5000 is the return pump of the system and the others is just spare for now. I was thinking of running the 2 fluidized reactor from the WB-2000 and the return line only from the WB-5000.
    The NP Pellet reactor so far I'm not going to use it and also the DSB after I and Carlos hat a nice chat. I'm thinking of going also with the Orca cubes. :)
    The system will run with a Deltec Kalk Stirrer KM-500 as I already have one. As for the internel flow it will be between vortex or tunze's, the last piese of hardware that I need to buy.:)

    For the starting goal with the tank I will start off with more of a mixed system untill I gain more experiance to start adding SPS and then from there I will go over to a SPS dominated reef.(But it will take some longe time.):)
     
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    Nice talking to you @Sidney, going to make a plan to visit one Subday, sit down and chat longer.
     
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    Why you not sharing the love? :( We all want to learn.
     
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    No secrets @viper357, I just speak better than I write, and I would need four pages to say what I did to @Sidney :D
     
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    But basically what I said. DSB, too long to start working, needs same area as tank. NP pellets, didn't work for me, hated clumping. Use orca cubes, they are the bomb, excuse the play on words. He only needs two pumps, one for return and one to run his two reactors and skimmer. He asked what to put in his reactors, I said one he needs to put in GAC and the other, if needed, a GFH/GFO.

    That's basically it
     
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