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mushkind
10/20/2016, 01:28 PM
Hey There!

I want to share my setup with you guys because we dont have a very active reef-community here.

All started one or maybe two years ago when i decided to build a large ReefTank.

At the moment i have a heavy modified Juwel 450L aquarium with around 15 fish and several soft-corals but mainly LPS/SPS.

The new setup is made of optiwhite-glass 3200x1000x1000mm around 3200L / 875G (sry for the metrics i live in Switzerland :)

Filter: 3500x1000x700mm floatglass around 1750L / 46G

Total system volume: 1335G / 5000L

The reason i built such a large filter is that im really not happy with my current setup (too small refugium and only moderate throughput of water). So i have to use phosphate-remover and some other components i would like to be left out.

Some specs:
Skimmer: rated for 8000L
http://www.aquariumtechnik.at/SuperDelDoubleEN.html

Light: 2x ATI Sirius x8 over the tank
1x Giesemann Infinity 3x 250w HQI & 4x80w T5

Return:
3x Aquabee 11kL/h (they are planned to run at 90-100% each, around 30'000l/h through the sump)

Flow:
2x Panta Rhei ECM42, (might have to get another 2)

Trace-Elements:
Shuran Jetstream1 Calcium Reactor


Please ask if i forgot something :)

Here some pictures of the progress, in about one week the silicone is ready for water.

best regards
Joel

mushkind
10/20/2016, 01:59 PM
http://i.imgur.com/ecvt4IO.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/STkwJST.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XLAcDcc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4TgqqNb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CwXofBI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CMAI1Ny.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wGg1yux.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/m8TnBWG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/DbpWdC1.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/844UM54.jpg

mushkind
10/21/2016, 01:56 AM
http://i.imgur.com/4ZOgexi.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xHoOwiO.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JSerLNd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UoyK2Mn.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YzG3FQk.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/8a1drB2.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9ClilN2.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hlm6P5h.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XHUQ85G.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/C8kiyx2.jpg

mushkind
10/21/2016, 01:57 AM
http://i.imgur.com/4kO28PE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4kO28PE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lxFC5Cn.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/caKjcva.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9rpCAcJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mC79X6i.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Bqre9Fx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ceFCD29.jpg




Build up videos

https://youtu.be/uaFQ3lNFhBw

https://youtu.be/LBiX8dDHEig

mushkind
10/21/2016, 01:58 AM
http://i.imgur.com/CUbhcif.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/RS9vdBU.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3hEckcd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ehLeY8T.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9xfPBGB.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/r82aymn.jpg

mushkind
10/21/2016, 06:52 AM
http://imgur.com/gNvBhY9
scale impression


i will keep posting updates on the build especially reef-building in the next week

if you have inputs please let me know

best regards
joel

mushkind
10/21/2016, 06:53 AM
http://i.imgur.com/gNvBhY9.jpg
scale impression

vikinglord13
10/22/2016, 12:16 AM
I will be following along on this one!

Achilles Torben
10/22/2016, 01:36 AM
I thought about Zekia two years ago. I am from Germany. Later I decide for Acryl. Interesting build in the German neighborhood. Will follow.

Grüße Torben

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vinhle00
10/23/2016, 12:29 AM
This is going to be an awesom build.

mushkind
10/26/2016, 02:25 PM
So today we went ahead with aquascaping i just managed to do the first shaft but more will follow :cool:

At first i had to get an impression from another viewpoint :wavehand:
http://i.imgur.com/3F6VPu3.png



the schuran calcium reactor wich i get yesterday
http://i.imgur.com/5UMO3rP.jpg



cleaning the glass from vinegar-based cleaner (used to dry the silicone)
http://i.imgur.com/T0EPPO7.jpg



two-component adhesive and cotton flakes used to glue the dead reef rocks
http://i.imgur.com/W6FwQx0.jpg



rockwork...
http://i.imgur.com/2jS40sn.jpg


the shaft with cave
http://i.imgur.com/d9Nl056.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/HVxbZs6.jpg



best regards
Joel

sfsuphysics
10/26/2016, 07:54 PM
Wow 3.2 meters long, impressive.

What kind of stand is that? The way the pictures show it looks similar to an 80/20 aluminum we have over here that's just build as you go with slotted aluminum.

mushkind
10/27/2016, 02:10 AM
What kind of stand is that?

Hi! it is anodized/eloxed aluminium. i got it from http://www.zsb.ch/

best regards
Joel

mushkind
10/27/2016, 02:54 PM
some minor progress on reefbuilding



http://i.imgur.com/zFH9hgX.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/L3KINm6.jpg



this construction will need 2nd treatment with glue before we can lift it in the tank
http://i.imgur.com/rzPIPjo.jpg


cheers

robbous
10/27/2016, 09:32 PM
Sweet!

mushkind
10/29/2016, 11:48 AM
Sweet!

Thnx!

today i made again some progress on reefbuilding.
will add more rocks.

http://i.imgur.com/IxBLB7w.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/SCBMbc7.jpg


best regards
Joel

vikinglord13
10/30/2016, 10:57 PM
Nice scape.

I think those who are following the "modern aquascape" thread would appreciate these as well.

mushkind
10/31/2016, 02:55 AM
Nice scape.

I think those who are following the "modern aquascape" thread would appreciate these as well.

Thanks! i focused on minimal ground contact to eliminate dead spots and give the fish room to play. its a bit clean and symetric now, will add more stages with reef-flats to finish it

just ordered some more reef-flats like these, and 180kg salt & sand
http://i.imgur.com/Lr44Ta8.jpg

best regards
Joel

mushkind
11/01/2016, 06:02 AM
glued another piece

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161101/29dfa1ce1818f0c20fd6c1c678e40136.jpg

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mushkind
11/02/2016, 02:33 PM
all the salt&sand needed to get the tank up
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161102/88ef6b1ed22a272380567eaf74faa03c.jpg

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mushkind
11/03/2016, 03:51 PM
rocks back in stock

continued the aquascaping
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161103/62b675c47caf491e1e11a5faa6ff813c.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161103/95f0f4c254481f11e7e393abc75d08df.jpg

Joel

tfp
11/04/2016, 07:56 AM
This is going to be a world class build!

mushkind
11/07/2016, 05:37 PM
This is going to be a world class build!
thanks i try to do a good setup :)

did some testing today, ups unit seems to work fine. it can power my 3 returns at 100% for 4h. flow seems good but i need some finetuning adjustmenst

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161108/3c8be8acf9ed11b35f2b1807fc844cc2.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161108/192143b4d998811ee2cb9ee0a1dce02b.jpg


ups units from apc around 120kg i hate to move them
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161108/40409d9454d489dad09f0da59c76effa.jpg


https://youtu.be/BqtOoEutY14

https://youtu.be/0tRnhLCnM4

https://youtu.be/-pKGghjz7sA


cheers

Joel

mushkind
11/08/2016, 01:29 AM
https://youtu.be/0tRnhLCnM4U



Joel

mushkind
11/08/2016, 01:30 PM
there be light :)

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161108/21142288cbf9b1ca152e52a6e2a1e115.jpg


Joel

mushkind
11/24/2016, 02:50 PM
update on the tank:
the cycling phase has started


installed a vent and filled the holes in the wall
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161124/9fbd28eb7c74353a2377d5587694f8e8.jpg


http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161124/a686c253365dce879a2cfed489008cea.jpg


http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161124/1bba2ba339d19de63b5a6a182b99b60b.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161124/c4dc8eb2f268c21e2af1a7169b67f782.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161124/3c98c08619c8e010e5ccacfc974d16df.jpg

https://youtu.be/JaO-jhrf6T8

https://youtu.be/l7l9SEm9b1o

https://youtu.be/KfkC66PEVVw



best regards

Joel

mushkind
11/28/2016, 04:59 AM
short update video - seems the fish like their new home but my blue tang is still fighting with the glass :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS1guUq_4K8


best regards
Joel

McPuff
11/28/2016, 08:00 AM
Ok, I'm in. This looks pretty great. And you've already got some nice fish in there!

mushkind
11/29/2016, 03:09 AM
Ok, I'm in. This looks pretty great. And you've already got some nice fish in there!

Thanks mate! yeah i hope everything settles in well as i have quick cycled a tank the first time like this, but so far everything seems very well, those atm colony bacteria seems to be very good.

best regards
joel

worm5406
11/29/2016, 08:23 PM
I just looked at all your videos.

I really like the flow and the way it is setup.

What is in the sump besides the skimmer? Live rock?

Are you only cycling with the bacteria? A bit worried on when the real cycle begins and everything starts on your rock structure, which is very nice by the way.

mushkind
11/30/2016, 03:29 PM
I just looked at all your videos.

I really like the flow and the way it is setup.

What is in the sump besides the skimmer? Live rock?

Are you only cycling with the bacteria? A bit worried on when the real cycle begins and everything starts on your rock structure, which is very nice by the way.

hi there, thanks :) will have to improve the flow a little bit the two ecm 42 will be replaced with the ecm 63.

im using some diffrent bacterias and sources to feed them well, dont worry i dont use them all at the same time

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161130/058655c4cc0c3785ad129c85fb289943.jpg

in the sump beside the tank is sure a little something but no live rock just some small piece chaeto and caulerpa taxofolia wich i believe will have a hard tine as i have po4 0.00

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161130/04d9ebe2aea918fef1b87fe2104f12b0.jpg

nitrate is coming down from day to day started the peak with 25 now at 10 all tested with hanna photometer

i limit feeding to an absolute minimum for the next weeks for sure and no more livestock will be added a while but so far i think the cycle is doing well, sps/lps/softcorals all very good looking

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161130/df46b13f7f504bb77ab8999f84616542.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161130/b93617320ba7d1eb55de2769f698b5da.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161130/d8c5f582a334b6cb3db0e5d7e5e58a8d.jpg

sttarted to feed the corals with easyReef phyto over dosing pump yesterday

the fish seem very well
https://youtu.be/KlTOYEVNNkA


also some improvements on the decalcing plant now a new futuristic lightning installation by grünbeck

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161130/1e096a1a8828aeb1134fb3852a7fcde8.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161130/685a4d29f3a238a861353bbb0e9507d3.jpg


best reagrds

Joel

worm5406
12/01/2016, 12:12 PM
I saw that video of them feeding right after you uploaded it. I subscribed to your youtube channel too.

Personally I would add quite a bit of new live rock on there since you are adding the bacteria to make the other live rock also. This will seed it so when the bacteria drop off it will be much less of a issue adding new/more rock for the sump.

Thanks for the update.

mushkind
12/14/2016, 03:38 AM
small updates:
the tank is doing just fine, had some minor brown algae from silicate wich is mostly gone now, the pods and mysis developing very well as i dose some phytoplankton daily. no3 is 10, po4 0.00 checked with hanna

installed amlgan high efficiency uvc normally used in large ponds, just in case normally i dose a little ozone
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161214/73840fa23d7f7bfc618727f63f6d817d.jpg

short video update
https://youtu.be/LwzVdEDEhoo

best regards

Joel

worm5406
12/14/2016, 03:03 PM
<iframe width="853" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LwzVdEDEhoo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Nice feeding video.

While I do think it is neat to have them eat out of your hand, you might want to consider what is on your hands from soap, cleaning chemicals, bacteria, or other gunk. I saw this evident at a friends once when I was at a low angle and a film appeared across the whole tank from him putting his hands in the tank.

Just a point to think about.

vikinglord13
12/14/2016, 09:20 PM
Haha so I subscribed to your channel given the links you shared in your thread. I completely forgot about this so when I was watching your videos while I was going through my subscriptions I was thinking, "Man, this tank looks strikingly familiar."

Now I know why. I recently watched the feeding video and enjoyed it. Thanks for the share!

mushkind
12/15/2016, 02:13 AM
<iframe width="853" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LwzVdEDEhoo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Nice feeding video.

While I do think it is neat to have them eat out of your hand, you might want to consider what is on your hands from soap, cleaning chemicals, bacteria, or other gunk. I saw this evident at a friends once when I was at a low angle and a film appeared across the whole tank from him putting his hands in the tank.

Just a point to think about.
thanks! yeah thats the reason i wash/spray my hands with medicinal alcohol before getting them wet. learned this from a local seahorse breeder here long time ago.

best regards

Joel

mushkind
12/15/2016, 02:14 AM
Haha so I subscribed to your channel given the links you shared in your thread. I completely forgot about this so when I was watching your videos while I was going through my subscriptions I was thinking, "Man, this tank looks strikingly familiar."

Now I know why. I recently watched the feeding video and enjoyed it. Thanks for the share!
hehe thanks man :) will try to do better videos in future

best regards

Joel

mushkind
12/18/2016, 04:16 AM
the tank is now stocked since 3 weeks going well so far.

update picture from this morning
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161218/aa27c322ceaab6eff09589f92f646f0e.jpg


cheers

Joel

mushkind
12/18/2016, 06:10 AM
also took some snapshots with dslr camera

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161218/c8aea2c67cb682161c2b5526153150a3.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161218/d40d3ca5ac554f4ea2a38f2e63fd07cb.jpg


best regards

Joel

vikinglord13
12/18/2016, 02:23 PM
fantastic. This is going to be a great tank once it's fully stocked.

mushkind
12/28/2016, 12:42 PM
fantastic. This is going to be a great tank once it's fully stocked.
thanks!

captured a nice picture today while massstick feeding
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161228/c6daf7f6b464d67e397d0f649d52cbe2.jpg

Joel

CrayolaViolence
12/28/2016, 01:22 PM
I love your rock scape. Lovely!

OurCoralReef
12/29/2016, 05:58 AM
thanks!

captured a nice picture today while massstick feeding
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161228/c6daf7f6b464d67e397d0f649d52cbe2.jpg

Joel



The food stuck on the wall is called massstick?

mushkind
12/29/2016, 06:37 AM
The food stuck on the wall is called massstick?
easy reefs masstick.


Joel

OurCoralReef
12/29/2016, 06:38 AM
easy reefs masstick.


Joel



Thanks do you like it

vikinglord13
12/30/2016, 07:51 PM
does your copperband butterfly eat the masstick or do you have to feed it clams?

mushkind
12/31/2016, 07:55 AM
does your copperband butterfly eat the masstick or do you have to feed it clams?
hey! all the fish except my pipefish eat from masstick and seem to love it. i also like the option to add vitamines or fresh garlic to the masstick while preparing it.
will upload a video from butterfly eating from it soon.

best regards

Joel

mushkind
12/31/2016, 06:33 PM
copperband while eating masstick

https://youtu.be/mfE6iEcOREE

Joel

worm5406
12/31/2016, 09:52 PM
<iframe width="853" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mfE6iEcOREE?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

vikinglord13
12/31/2016, 11:25 PM
Nice, that's good news for Copperband fans!

lukewithcats
01/02/2017, 09:41 AM
very jealous of your setup. Gorgeous fish!

mushkind
01/06/2017, 04:19 AM
but maybe my copperband is just a bit special when it comes to eating he also likes chickita banana [emoji4]

https://vimeo.com/198328460

Joel

mushkind
01/13/2017, 03:37 AM
yesterday one of my 3 returns stopped working [emoji33] still have around 2.2 m^3 flow per hour wich is okay for the moment. little dissapointed by aquabee. will get a spare return for such cases.

continued with hanging devices over the sump.
proper wiring will follow [emoji6]
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170113/4fe24ed74f24e1f550f8d1d44bbc9e45.jpg

also played a bit around with a 3d printer

really like the tool openScad where i can write/code complex models.

probe holder for example
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170113/56ad29c2dd4fde3b5e7f919edc902c78.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170113/3ec37766a7edf9272815a0dc6770c068.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170113/a7eb727be6a0d4158fb3e941756260f1.jpg

frag rack
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170113/dc7aa6f99cfb656c09028979138190f1.jpg


some close ups
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170113/c95bb08440d5bbdb79250c5cf67f586c.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170113/cab0399d3ad67047bb8425638ec67ee2.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170113/942de09cf83605fd992a5e9f4998b81f.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170113/c8b7884e591a76f056bb5fa9b8884beb.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170113/21f8cc7a715ea712b45b75b0d4f69e85.jpg



Joel

worm5406
01/13/2017, 06:35 AM
Just wondering.

The material the 3D printing is made out of. Is it safe to be in the tank?

Phosphates and all?

mushkind
01/15/2017, 12:21 PM
Just wondering.

The material the 3D printing is made out of. Is it safe to be in the tank?

Phosphates and all?

hi!
its made out of pla there are some discussions on the internet, but as the probeholder is not in the water and get wet very rare it is no problem. pla would dissolve only after a very long time in saltwater.

alkalinity is at 8.4 dkh

po4 is at 0.00 somedays or after feeding at 0.01

nitrate is at 8

just replaced the 3rd return pump back at 33000l or 8700gal flow per hour (we switched the controller with a spare from my dealer, pump was fine only electronical issue)

Joel

mushkind
02/27/2017, 07:30 AM
some small updates

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170227/a85281bd81700e86da564c362a23be9d.jpg

a livestream is going on now for testing purpose (local dealer wants a camera integration for his showtanks)

https://youtu.be/ZxyTmvVPDy0

regards


Joel

tajaba
03/01/2017, 01:01 AM
looks beautiful!

mushkind
04/28/2017, 09:37 AM
https://youtu.be/uB1jxQydaRs

short video update

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