Tony's new cube

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Tony, 19 Feb 2011.

  1. Tony

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    I've decided to downsize my tank and go with a cube which I've always wanted. The tanks specs are as follows:

    Size: 1000 x 1000 x 700 ( water level at 600)
    C 2 C overflow with 2 50mm overflow pipes
    Lighting: 1 x 250W Geisemann 14000K SE halide in a Aquarium depot pendant
    RO 2000 Internal bubble blaster skimmer rated for 1000 litres.
    Base rock for aquascaping and live rock in the sump.
    Sump: 1000l x 500w x 500h with ATO and dry cell for top up water.
    Fiji pink aragonite substrate.
    2 X MP 40W vortechs for water movement
    OTP 2000 return pump

    Any opinions and suggestions will be great. Looking to keep softies, LPS's, rics, a couple of SPS's in hight intesity areas.
     
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  3. toppdogg

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    Hey tony
    sounds awsome dude good equipment you have there
    now where the pics !!!!
     
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    tony i would say get a slightly larger return pump.
     
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    pics:)
     
  6. Tony

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    I've just commisioned the tank so it has to be built. Z, I think you're right there. Maybe 3000lph may do the trick. Any opinions on the lighting? I'm a bit worried it may be too little
     
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    Great stuff Tony, the lighting may be a bit little as I know Manic has a similar setup and wasn't too happy.
     
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    2 by 250watt halide should be about right as the tank's 700 deep.Is this system going to be bacteria driven?
     
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    10 39 w t5 would be the better option
     
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    I would look at changing the return to a blaster 3000 and I think lighting will not be enough. I would consider looking to LED's else your power consumption is gonna kill you.
     
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    Tony, I ran the same pendants...with no T5 supplementation. Though I used BLV 20K globes which worked very well for me. That being said, lotsa guys going power conscious. 1m x 1m may be a bit too wide for one pendant though....I had 4 in a 2m long. Though for a cube, a 1m wide is very nice.
     
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    Thanks

    The tank is going to be bacteria driven but I'm trying to get away from high power costs

    I'm considering that opposed to one pendant

    Thanks I think 2000lph less the head loss will be a bit too little. What type of LED's are available? My power consumption is already killing me. Currently on 750 Watts of light

    That's exactly why I want to go with one pendant because of the power consumption. How many pendants did you run on the tank?

    What about a 400W pendant?


    Thanks for the feedback guys
     
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    Hey Tony, have a look at Submariners LED unit. Haven't seen it in action myself but will work out much cheaper in the long run. You'll prob only need 2 of them. Replacing 10 T5's is a killer.
     
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    nice tony now where are the pics, looking forward to another work of art, and an inspiration.
     
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    Thanks Nick. Les, you flatter me. I just need to sell my corals but there are no biters. Maybe I need to frag the corals and sell them like that which will bring the prices down as they are big colonies
     
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    I may be keen on your corals - got a thread open for them?
     
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    Agreed;I use geissemann(spelling)and the tubes are costly.Led's should work out cheaper in the long run,whether they will punch light to the bottom of a 700 deep tank I don't know.
     
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    Nick, do you have a link. I'm battling to find it:p
     
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    Hare is a google sketchup drawing of the tank. The drawing is not perfect but you can get the just of it. I want 2 x 50mm overflow drains just in case one gets blocked up with a 25mm return pipe. I've decided to go with the same 250W light but 10000K geisemann SE bulb supplemented with Cree LED blue lights (the pendant with the 6 bulbs) for sunrise/sunset and a bit of extra light.

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated

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