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  1. Submariner

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    I have finally got my new cube up and running have organized some pics to give everyone an idea of the build and design.


    Below is the tank specs and equipment list.

    Tank 100 x 100 x 800 +-750 litres
    Stand 100 x 100 x 100
    Sump 900 x 400 x 400
    Return pump Iwaki MD70 (9.7 meter Head)
    63mm Closed loop with 2 Iwaki MD70 pumps
    skimmer Reef Octopus DNW200
    Large Calcium Reactor Reef Octopus
    Aqua Medic Soleniod valve
    Aqua Medic regulator
    Aqua Medic CO2 Bottle
    Ehiem Cannister filter (Running Carbon only)
    Aqua Medic Kalk Stirrer
    Profilux plus II Computer (Temp,top up , Ph and wave maker)
    Profilux 6 outlet Digital power bar
    Dophin 12 Watt UV filter


    I have finished wiring and organizing the filtration room added a large extraction fan last night.

    just waiting for my profilux stuff.



    Some pics to give you an idea of the progress


    View from the Kitchen

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    view from the Lounge

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    Plumbing finished

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    Iwaki md70 pumps for the closed loop.

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    Converted outside toilet into a filtration room.

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    chiller plumbed to the overflow

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    Birds eye view of filtration and sump.

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    Tank running for about a week now.

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    Will post some more pics when the water clears.
     
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  3. Ocean

    Ocean Lazy Sea Slug

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    This looks realy realy nice, It going to be awsome when it is matured!
    A question, is this going to be a SPS tank?
     
  4. scubaninja

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    Good idea with using pipes to add flow, sometimes i wonder why i am using seios, being too visible and all, when i build my next tank i will do something similiar:thumbup:
    looks good though, was pretty quick to add fish though. Was it cycling before you put fish in?
     
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    Hi Punk - that tank and plumbing is looking really amazing! Really nice start!
    BTW: What pumps are those? What are they rated at (l/h) and what's their head?
     
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    Submariner

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    Hi Jaquesb

    The pumps are Iwaki MD70 pumpl +-6500 litres per hour (9.7 Meter Head)


    Who you calling Punk:)
     
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    Oooooppps - Sorry man! Honest mistake Submariner! I was THINKING of our fellow member, named "Punk".... :)
    Forgiveness?
     
  8. Warr7207

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    Although young, starting to look good. Notice no clams :whistling:
     
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    Nice Submariner! Please explain a little bit about your closed loop
     
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    Submariner

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    No probs jauquesb Just joking i know punk .I had a look at your tank earlier looking very healthy and very natural looking :thumbup:
     
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    Submariner

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    Hi Warr7202

    I only have 2 clams in my tank

    I had 2 die in my temp tank and sold the others.

    Will be getting new clams once the tank settles in.
     
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    very awsome system
     
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    Submariner

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    Cheers Leslie
     
  14. Mekaeel

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    Looking awsome Submariner! :) Very similar dimensions to mines. My cube sits at 600 high. Dont you feel it a bit difficult to work in?
     
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    Wow Sub, that's a nice setup. I like a closed loop system, then you can keep an anemonie without making cetchup :p

    If I may ask, how much does those Iwaki md70 pumps cost?
     
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    Submariner

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    Hi mekaeel

    I have a walkway around my tank
     
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    Submariner

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    Hi Tobes

    Pumps +- 1800 from idol marine
     
  18. sunburst

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    Pics worth a thousand words. Well thought out and put together. Thanks for posting. I like the idea of having the tank as the hub of the house.

    Are the Iwaki pumps silent enough to have running in the house.
     
  19. lIghty

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    Look very nice Submariner, just 2 Qs

    1. is that stand going to be stong enough, with someone walking around on it?

    2. The closed loop system, it returns via 2 ports either side per pump, you only have a valve shutting off on the higher port, if you remove the pump, whats going to stop the water running back through the lower ports and draining the tank?
     
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    Hi lIghty

    The stand was over engineered to withstand +-4 and the walkway should withstand about 450 Kg.

    I have blanking plugs that cover the holes on the tank side to allow maintenance or removal of the closed loop pumps.
     
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    very cool setup submariner.:thumbup: nice livestock
     

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