SteveZi's CubeZi

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  1. SteveZi

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    My neighbour calls it the monstrosity.
    What does he know.

    Dimensions = 800cm x 800 cm x 500cm
    the stand must be big enough to fit my old 140l tank underneath:
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    glass + Guinness
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    everything fits...
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    silicone, sweat, done.
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    Let there be light!
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    Now I must just restrain myself and give it a bit more time before doing 1st watertest...
    Have to do some minor plumbing in the meantime.

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  3. Ruberto Frazao

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    Wow man i love the diy skills... what light is it on the tank??Vertex??
     
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    nice

    is that guinness i see there? love the stuff
     
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    Nice Steve. Have you noticed that you posted your pics twice.. At first I thought my eyes are doing 180 on me...lol
     
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    thanks, yes the double pics... confusing, I'll have to figure that out.
     
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    yes, i have to go slow on the guinness if i want to fit into my wetsuit this summer:)
     
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    Thanks man, down here we're forced to DIY, it's a way of life:)
    The lights are just an Oddessea T5 fixture, combined with a DIY T8 fixture.

    Lighting is not that NB since I don't keep corals. maybe some NPS later.
     
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    Would like to see some more pics of the double sump arrangement.
     
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    I'd have put some extra reinforcing on the stand. I could just be paranoid though because I made mine capable of holding a moderately sized elephant.

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    love the extra space under the tank!
     
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    Yours looks very sturdy! Mine feels sturdy but i'm also prone to paranoia...
     
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    Yes, I just have to board it up to keep the cats out!
    Still have to add ATU.
     
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    I cut some perspex this evening for the back and overflow.
    Will try and get the plumbung done before the weekend. At the moment I'm just circulating some water through the sump area.

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    Added ATU, took the bottom tank out (cracked bottom...) and did watertest - no leaks so far, touch wood

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    Nice build @SteveZi!

    I'll bring some Guinness when I come visit Struisbaai this December.
     
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    Awesome tank diy skills man.
     
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    thanks guys.
    here's fts with rockwork(plus aptasia...) in - water's gone a bit milky, skimmer working overtime.

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    added some old bottles for fun, ala @Paul B
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    Some stuff I've added:
    Alcyonium fauri
    Isozoanthus capensis
    Corynactis annulata
    Balanophyllia bonaespei
    Eunicella papillosa
    Leptogorgia palma

    I have also added a small Marleyi butterfly that's busy working through my tubeworms... 4 demolished, 2 to go.
    Also added a mermaids purse shark egg and hoping to have a hatched baby catshark in a few weeks time.
    Holding thumbs:)

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    Steve, are you going to run a Cold water tank??
     
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