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Sway_A_Way
01/24/2007, 02:27 AM
My project was put on hold for a couple months and now i can finally start to get my tank ready within the next few weeks here. I live in a tiny apartment so this was a perfect size tank. I was gonna start a thread so here it goes ill try to upgrade asap.
lowgrade pics for now sry

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/cubantobacco/70gtankpicsdry002.jpg
70 gallon reef ready oceanic tank and stand; custom canapy which im in the process of finishing.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/cubantobacco/70gtankpicsdry001.jpg
everything open and plumbing done, for now right?

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/cubantobacco/70gtankpicsdry003.jpg
short hand plumbing, still have small pieces to cut itll be ready to glue




So far the heart of the system relys in a 20g L sump, 9.5mag return pump, dual 200w titanium heaters, coralife fuge light, and a Euroreef skimmer.

lights will be installed on a custom "rack" in my canapy, they consist of 2 x 175w 14k's and 2 x 39w T5's retro'd, along with DIY moonlights.

flow will be 2 x seio 820's along with my MJ mod 1200.

everything controlled by a neptunes aqua jr

Ill post pictures of everything being installed along the way, Lemme know whatcha think ideas ect....

nazzy_19
01/24/2007, 04:39 AM
I have the same tank. The only thing that I dislike about it is the location of the overflow. Can't really put a huge piece of rock in the middle portion.

Sway_A_Way
01/24/2007, 12:05 PM
ya i get what u mean, i was gonna spend a day arranging live rock around ive got a couple ideas and lots of epoxy :)

did u make ur own canapy?

Sway_A_Way
01/24/2007, 03:50 PM
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/cubantobacco/canapypaint.jpg
Here is a google sketchup of how i designed my canapy. This just an open view w/o doors or a top. A couple changes made along the way when building but that program helped me 100%. I designed a light rack that slides in for easy changes or upgrades.



http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/cubantobacco/Qtcabinet.jpg
heres a sketchup of the cabinet im building next to the tank

As im sure ur aware of naz that there isnt any room for nearly everything u need on this size tank so im building a matching cabinet to store my QT tank ATO res., and my kalk reactor.

Sway_A_Way
01/24/2007, 09:39 PM
question: do i need a baffle between my skimmer and return pump? i have the pump in the middle and the skimmer on the right side. what kind of problems could i run into? topoff level/micro bubbles?