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Old 10/31/2017, 08:56 AM   #1
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Zweebe's "Millenium Falcon" Reef from Belgium

Hello Guys,

Some years ago, I was starting the reefing with a lot of passion, which is still there today and bigger ! My main tank was a 120x80x55 which was published on an other US/Worldwide wellknown forum facebook page, some of you may already see it:



some months ago, I got a copper problem because of my calcium reactor pump... I've tried during some months to get it back on track, but there was still some problems left. So I've decided to restart it with a better vision thanks to my experience during those past years !

The tank is about to get back to life this week and I wanna share with you the evolution and equipment features during those next months !

So here it is:

Tank size: 120x80x55cm / 47x31x21"
Sympa size: 108x54x40 / 42x12x16"
RO/DI tank: 80L / 21g

Skimmer: Nyos Quantum 220
Return pump: Sicce Syncra SDC 9.0
Flow pump: 2x Ecotech Vortech MP40W QD
Reactor: Deltec FR509 (Carbon)
Zeolite reactor: Fauna Marin Zeomatic 2.2
Calcium Reactor: Dastaco T2
Heater/Cooling: Teco TK1000
Lighting: DIY 14x54w T5 (4 are E5 Blue Pop!)
Control: APEX 2016 + WXM Module + ATK + Energy Bar 6
Other: Ecotech Battery Back-up

Here is some picture during the total rebuild before the launch !


A bit rusty !


Let's clean it with acids and paint up !


Work goes well, first element to hide the sump are placed. Electrical power is there too !



The tank is placed !



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Old 10/31/2017, 08:57 AM   #2
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The "Millenium falcon starship" (according to a lot of people) scaping is ready to welcome acroporas !


The full tank is ready, I just need to finish the plumbing!



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Old 10/31/2017, 09:43 AM   #3
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Good start to your re-boot!


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Old 10/31/2017, 10:52 AM   #4
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Good start to your re-boot!
Thanks acesq, I hope everything will goes fine !


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Old 11/02/2017, 07:44 AM   #5
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Its going to be a nice setup for sure!


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Old 11/09/2017, 04:18 AM   #6
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Hi fellas !

Plumbing work in progress:




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Old 11/09/2017, 09:41 PM   #7
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Nice! Looking good so far.


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Current Tank Info: 53x32.5x26 190g dt 60g of sumps 3 tank-100 gal frag system 4x AI prime 6xt5 3x150w mh. 4x maxspect gyre. Skimz Dual internal sicce pump skimmer Deltec PF601s ca rx+Kalk stirrer
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Old 11/09/2017, 11:29 PM   #8
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Yes indeed, you are off to a great restart. Sorry to hear about the copper issue.


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Old 11/11/2017, 11:13 AM   #9
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Sweet build, and yes that scape looks so much like the millenium falcon haha! I think you must acquire a frag of JKR Boba fet tenius and WWC Yoda Acro to fit the theme ; )

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Old 11/11/2017, 12:10 PM   #10
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Tagging along really like that rock work


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Old 11/12/2017, 08:13 AM   #11
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Hey guys,

Thanks for your messages and yours compliments.

The skimmer is still off because it still produce too much foam, I guess it's because of Nitrites which is start to up and the new water... Hope it will works properly during the week !

Yesterday, I've set the APEX and configure the EB8 to manage different stuff:

- Zeomatic: the big pump is working every 2 hours during 2 minutes.
- Lighting: Light on at 12:00 and light off at 22:00.
- Skimmer: Off when the return pump is off and On 3 minutes after the return pump is back on.
- Heater: keep the temp between 25.5 and 26 C

I've also set the WXM Module and configure the two MP40W QD based on the WWC 2 Pump Program with Constant and Reefcrest modes. I'm pretty happy with the flow for the moment, will see if everythings is ok when livestock will be there

If I have enough time today, the Dastaco will be plug and configured

If you guys have some advices of somethings else which can help me, don't hesitate


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