starting a cube

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  1. luke mac

    luke mac

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    hi all, i have decided to shut down my current running tank, simply because ive always wanted a cube, and because i was battling to keep this current one to always look good had alot of problems with cyno ect, read some more and more and broke it down to the lights been underated and the skimmer and water current.

    I now have bought a 800x800x600 cube, water at 550, i have got a 150w halide 14000k BLV globe, and 4 t5 24w tubes, 3 coral star sylvania and one reef teck.
    sump is 700x500x500, with a reefteck ts2 skimmer rated to 600L, a aqua medic nitrate reducer, aqua medic phosphate reactor, and a DIY carbon reactor.
    sump has two chambers one for the reactors and skimmer other for LR and then the return pump.

    the lighting unit i have made myself, i have bought some good reflectors for the T5s.

    please comment as i really like to hear more ppls opinions :thumbup:
     
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    Could we see some pic's of you'r new Tank...:biggrin:..sounds awesome..:thumbup:..don't mind tagging along as I'm also going to go the cube route..:blush:
     
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    luke mac

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    please excuse the pics
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    LIghting
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    The lighting unit ive made so far...
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    very nice dude love cubes myself
     
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    luke mac

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    can anyone give me an idea on what kinda current ill need, i mostly plan for softies corals and frogspawns withe the odd sps? ive heard the sicce power heads are good?
     
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    I would personally go with a Tunze controllable setup. Contact George or Anita, they are awesome pumps IMHO
     
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    I have a 1m x 1m cube and use two MP40W and it's enough for my tank
     
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    looking good man :) .. Kudos for the diy
     
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    luke mac

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    some new pics of the progress
     
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    luke mac

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    all lights running
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    Looks very cool man
     

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