sps(to be) cube

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by SApicoreef, 28 Sep 2012.

  1. SApicoreef

    SApicoreef

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    hi everyone

    finally i have my tank and almost everything to get this thing wet!

    tank dimensions
    650x650X500(water level 470)
    sump
    580x500x400

    equipment:
    Lighting:1x ecotech radion
    Flow:4000l return and 2 Mp10s(still need to get 1)
    Skimmer:JNS SK-2
    bio pellet reactor:JNS
    carbon reactor:JNS
    300w hydor heater
    18kg of carib sea live sand
    18kg of primo reef rock
    salinity salt
    gonna kink start cycle with prodibio startup

    will post pics when tank is getting filled up

    thanks
     
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  3. NADEEM

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    awesome, i love the tank dimensions. keen to see this tank set up
     
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    My exact setup pretty much. Also in progress....... Lets see who does the best job lol
     
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    lol
     
  6. SApicoreef

    SApicoreef Thread Starter

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    lol

    also who runs the jns sk2 and at what depth are you guys running it at

    thanks
     
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    Tagging! Can't wait to see pics
     
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    Jns sk-2 need to be run at +-20 cm

    Good luck Tristan hope you enjoy the tank.

    We are so happy how it came out .

    We are always trying to improve the design on our tanks and sumps at TSR so please good or bad feedback if any is appreciated.
     
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    looking forward to see tank running
     
  10. SApicoreef

    SApicoreef Thread Starter

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    okay so i kinda ditched my old idea for salt and sand so i went the this place in Maritzburg today and picked up red sea salt...not the coral pro cause i don't like the elevated Ca, Mg and alk. 20kgs of aragonite
    and 2 kilos of live rock.
    haven't filled the tank all the way cause im still waiting on the frikken RO water to be made

    BTW who lives in the hilton/maritzburg area that has like a 100 liters of RO water lying around :p

    thanks
     
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    SApicoreef Thread Starter

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    tank is finally full and starting the cycle

    still need to get 18 more kilos of liverock

    will post pics
     
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    SApicoreef Thread Starter

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    Leaving for joburg today but when I get back I need to show you guys this stuff

    When I left the tank is was really clear and looked good.....found a little star playing around the vortech and a small crab on the rocks


    If any of you guys have a steel framed tank stand and using would to cover it take the wood off and throw it away!

    Go buy yourself Perspex and youll never go back to wood!!!!

    Using it around this tank and stuck some magnets onto it and it looks amazing plus water can't get into it and the stuff is really durable.....must say its quite expensive though.... It was just under R1000 to cover this tank's stand but the look of it is unbeatable


    Will post pics when Im home next week
     
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    SApicoreef Thread Starter

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    Got some south seas base rock for @bryan and it looks great!!also got some vertex bio pellets and some stability to full of bacteria for the bio pellets and to get this tank full of fish ASAP...then gotta fish the stand covers and then the Perpex tank mount for the radion

    Will post pics when I get back of the full aquascape etc.
     
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    SApicoreef Thread Starter

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    here are some pics of the tank and the Perspex tank cover:

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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Nice tank SAPicoreef. No pics of your skimmer perhaps? ;)
     
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    SApicoreef Thread Starter

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    posted pics of the skimmer in the protein skimmer forum if you want to have a look
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Cool! Thanks SAPicoreef. I will go there and have a look.
     
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    bollie Advanced Aquarist

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    where is the radion??? :tt2:
     
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    SApicoreef Thread Starter

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    I'm have this acrylic tank mount built for the radion so I don't have to drill into the roof

    It should be over the tank by this sunday
     
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    this is gona be a awsm sps cube
     
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    SApicoreef Thread Starter

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    Thanks @CarlosF
     
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