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Old 04/15/2008, 01:30 AM   #1
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SeanT 's 300 gallon Cube-esque project.

Years I have wanted a cube.
I finally have the opportunity too so I am taking the plunge.

After consulting a lot of people on different hardware, shopping many custom builders I am ready to take the plunge.

I have to say that without Steve's (Jar*Head's) immense help I wouldn't be far along.
He has been invaluable, especially hooking me up with a builder (getting me a great price) and the design of the back wall.

We have talked a TON over the last couple of weeks about builders, equipment and most of all...DESIGN, DESIGN, DESIGN!

I have decided on a 60" Wide, 48" Deep, 24" High Cube-esque tank...with some major customizations.

I want to say that this will be a Barebottom tank.


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Old 04/15/2008, 01:32 AM   #2
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First plan...the bottom.

All of the hles are to fit 1" Bulkheads for a Closed Loop.
The flow will alternate via an Ocean Motions 8 Way.








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Old 04/15/2008, 01:44 AM   #3
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Here is the back wall.

In the Tunze Stream compartments...there are 2 Streams per compartment.
The only part of the Stream protruding will be the intake screens.

The overflow contains 4, 1.5" drains.

I am proudest of my Detritus Drain.
I have a plan for a PVC bar an inch above the back seam of the tank (left to right) with large holes drilled into it.
My flow will (hopefully) push all detritus to settle along that back seam.
By opening the Ball Valve, behind the tank, the detritus should be automatically sucked up and drained into a container.

All 3, 1" are purposefully in the upper right corner to bring all flow to that side.
Most of the bottom closed loop outlets will be directioned in such a way as to move the water to the back left, trying to get a circular pattern.

The back outlets of the closed loop will be angled slightly upward towards the overflow box pushing particulates over it to the skimmer and sump.







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Old 04/15/2008, 01:45 AM   #4
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Top down view of the back wall.





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Old 04/15/2008, 01:46 AM   #5
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I send the deposit and detailed instructions out tomorrow.


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Old 04/15/2008, 01:54 AM   #6
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Sean, thank you so much for the kind word. I hope everything will work out well for you and the new setup...


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Old 04/15/2008, 03:11 AM   #7
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Instead of an 8-way, have you considered two 4-ways and a pair of Super Darts? I think you'll appreciate the redundancy and energy efficiency.


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Old 04/15/2008, 03:28 AM   #8
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Look like another great build with plenty of flow....Steve, your influence is catching up....


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Old 04/15/2008, 08:13 AM   #9
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Cant wait to see the tank coming together GL


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Old 04/15/2008, 12:14 PM   #10
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Instead of an 8-way, have you considered two 4-ways and a pair of Super Darts? I think you'll appreciate the redundancy and energy efficiency.
Super Darts?
Are they different than the Dart?


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Old 04/15/2008, 12:16 PM   #11
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Just googled and found it.
Thats 4,300 gph coming out of 2, 1" pipes.
I don't know if that size pipe can handle that much flow without loss.
May be a bit overkill.


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Old 04/15/2008, 11:46 PM   #12
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awwww yes, I love the cube builds! Cant wait to see this one happen. Make it quick and keep it clean


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Old 04/16/2008, 08:14 PM   #13
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Great dimensions and plans for flow! I plan to do the same tank in a couple years. Definitely gonna be tagging along with your build.


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Old 04/17/2008, 11:14 AM   #14
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My check is in the mail as of yesterday afternoon.


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Old 04/17/2008, 03:27 PM   #15
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This is going to be a SWEET tank, your tank is cool.


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Old 04/17/2008, 03:28 PM   #16
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what skimmer are you going to run?


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Old 04/17/2008, 03:35 PM   #17
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another great sounding build can't wait to see it


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Old 04/17/2008, 04:22 PM   #18
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what skimmer are you going to run?
Right now I am just going to transfer my Deltec AP702 to the existing tank.
If I find I need more I will either add a second skimmer or sell this one and go with a bigger.


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Old 04/18/2008, 02:35 AM   #19
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I just checked my online statement.

Spent WAY too much at Bulk Reef Supply.

Gets here tomorrow though.


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Old 04/18/2008, 02:20 PM   #20
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Congrats Sean,

I must say that your detritus drain is ingenius.

Is your tank gonna be glass or acrylic and who's the builder?

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Old 04/18/2008, 04:07 PM   #21
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Sean,
Glad to see you took the plunge. I did not want to be the only one with a new tank. Le t me know when you get it. I would love to see it. Plus if you want to check out my profilux controller, let me know.


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Old 04/19/2008, 02:51 AM   #22
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jamesdawson,
It is acrylic and is being built by atafish.com.


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Old 04/19/2008, 02:52 AM   #23
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Wellington,
I would LOVE to see your new setup and controller.
I will set up an appt with you


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Old 04/19/2008, 02:56 AM   #24
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Great news,
I came home today to find three big boxes from bulk reef supply (and one nasty look from my wife) in the living room.

Had to go to work before I got to open them and I am too tired to do it now...can't wait though.


Also, the builder, Jay, called me today to let me know he got my deposit check and would start work.

I asked him about how long it would take to build the tank, being that it is a bit big, so customized, and he probably has a lot of work lined up ahead of mine,
I figured he was going to say a couple of months.
Which is cool with me because I have a lot of planning to still do.

He said FRIDAY!


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Old 04/19/2008, 11:23 AM   #25
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Here is a pic of the some of the plumbing that came in today.

Cepex True Union Ballvalves and Hayward Bulkheads.






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