The big move

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  1. Reef-O

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    So i changed tanks this weekend. I ran a 1.2m setup, sumpless, for a year and did not like the fact that it wasn't deep enough..meaning from front to back..here are some pics..[​IMG]

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    So anyway..got a tank from Bigbone..and sump and put it together and moved everything on the weekend...the dimensions are 900 X450h and 600deep...[​IMG]

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    ..I didn't like the red-border much, so i took it off. [​IMG]

    So we moved everything over...was a bit of a mission,...but it came out nicely....a bit cloudy at first..............[​IMG]

    But when the dust settled and the coral were placed......................[​IMG]

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    IT WAS WORTH THE TIME AND THE EFFORT>>>>.:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

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    Reef-O Thread Starter

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    Thanks bro, I think I regret selling it to you ..soooo jealous now...anyway, was meant for you.
    Now tell us more about the engine room and those nice lights you have ;)
     
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    lol @Bigbone...well in-sump i got a bh2000 skimming away...de-nitrate reactor
    some live-rock in the sump...

    As for the lights....it's a DIY led i hooked up..220w mix of royal blues and whites..
    also got two tiles running 20 cool white 3w led's each for growth from 1 till 4...

    It lights up nicely and that monti frag u gave me is growing mooii..:tt2::tt2:

    running a ELN 60 48 D driver on the two tiles and normal drivers on the others.[​IMG]

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    busy building lightboxes for the led's...will post that build soon..

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    Wow your tank looks awesome!
     
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    thx man..trial and lotsa errors..lol:m23::m23:
     
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    #Reef-O Great tank and looks like everything is very happy in new home. Congrats.
    Looking forward to LED thread. Did you do the LEDs yourself?

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    Looking good did you just move everything from one tank to the other? As I'm planning that soon from a 4 foot to a 2 m tank worried about a cycle if i do this .what do you think.
     
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    hey..thx man...yes i did..i ordered the led diodes off e-bay...and the Eln too..the other drivers i bought from a guy in Durbanville...oh and the pcb boards of e-bay too..It's nothing fancy but it does the job very well..and at the moment im only running half the led's so 60 3w led's ..I add ten every two weeks to acclimate the coral and fish..it all runs on timers....and works out waaayyyyyyy cheaper in comparison to the led units out there....
     
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    @wookie....thx man....yes we just moved everything over..it took a few hours but
    the move went without hick-ups..no need to worry bout cycling....:m106:
     
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    Afinta Back 2 FW (", ) boooyaa!!

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    A quick shot I took ... stunning as ever uploadfromtaptalk1428861768719.jpg

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    @Afinta...Jooooo!! i think i need a new ph, cause mine don't take such nice pics..lolol..daai ou se tank lyk nogal okay ne...:tt2:
     
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