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Old 12/15/2009, 01:13 PM   #26
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Apologies if I missed it in the thread, but how are you going to supplement calcium and alkalinity?

After using calcium reactors for eons, I find I greatly prefer an automated 2-part dosing system (e.g., Profilux). Some people use the true Balling method, but I haven't tried that yet.

Absolutely fantastic build. I love how neat and organized everything is.


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Old 12/15/2009, 01:31 PM   #27
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I'm almost as taken with the photography as I am with the tank itself. It's going to look amazing.


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Old 12/15/2009, 01:36 PM   #28
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Amazingly clean and looks great! I really like the idea of a walkaround tank! What are the dimsions on the tank? If I had to guess 36x36x ~20H? I am excited to see how you create the corner overflow and make it all look clean, but I am sure you will make it look great!
Keep the photos and info coming!!


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Old 12/15/2009, 01:54 PM   #29
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DT, for now I'll just dose manually but may eventually set up some sort of 2-part dosing system or something. We'll see how it goes. I do have the room in the stand.

Croc, thanks. lol

Fig, thank you. It's 36x36x24


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Old 12/15/2009, 02:02 PM   #30
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Incredible. I was hoping to get a 130g cube like that as well. Can you PM me the builder?


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Old 12/15/2009, 04:10 PM   #31
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i might have missed it, but what are the dimensions of your tank? very nice btw. ive thought about a cube with a center overflow but the real estate thing worries me too. was thinking 48x48x24, but really dont know how big the overflow would end up being. anyway, awesome setup.


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Old 12/15/2009, 05:00 PM   #32
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Love the look, and the build. Super Clean.
Want some More...


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Old 12/15/2009, 05:12 PM   #33
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i might have missed it, but what are the dimensions of your tank? very nice btw. ive thought about a cube with a center overflow but the real estate thing worries me too. was thinking 48x48x24, but really dont know how big the overflow would end up being. anyway, awesome setup.
Its got to be more like 3 feet cube at only 130g - a normal 120g is 48x24x24.


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Old 12/15/2009, 05:16 PM   #34
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ok, for the third time......

36"x36"x24"


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Old 12/15/2009, 05:59 PM   #35
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LOL perhaps you can put it in your signature....


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Old 12/15/2009, 06:25 PM   #36
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LOL, ya I've been meaning to make a sig. Lazzzzzzzy.


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Old 12/15/2009, 06:58 PM   #37
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Very nice! I like your cone skimmer. Just a tip though, you might want to paint the hinges also to avoid rusting.


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Old 12/15/2009, 07:05 PM   #38
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what's your tank dimensions again?? JK.

Gorgeous tank! I was thinking about getting the 150g 36"x36"x27" cube by marineland. Keep up the good work so far!!


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Old 12/15/2009, 10:15 PM   #39
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Very nice! I like your cone skimmer. Just a tip though, you might want to paint the hinges also to avoid rusting.
What would you paint hinges with and not gum up the works?


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Old 12/15/2009, 10:39 PM   #40
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What would you paint hinges with and not gum up the works?
With mine, we just spray painted the hinges and used a glue gun to cover up the screws to avoid rusting. Doesn't seem to disrupt the hinges action.


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Old 12/16/2009, 12:06 AM   #41
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What are the demensions of the tank?




















jk Honestly though this tank has some potential. You really seem to have a good eye for design already. Can't wait to see the rock structure.


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Old 12/16/2009, 08:22 AM   #42
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I would agree with painting the hinges, or at least coating them somehow, as mine are rusted solid. I'm going to have to replace them after 18 months (or less)


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Old 12/16/2009, 08:52 AM   #43
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I'll look into the hinge protection. Thanks!



Ok, me gots me some bulbs! Man, props to ReefGeek !!! The bulbs came double boxed and box #2 was suspended by foam blocks inside box #1. Inside box #2 was packing peanuts. Awesome.

So here they are installed. End cap is removed from the fixture to allow bulb installation.
I think I did pretty good with color on the first try. We'll see once I get the tank filled and stocked if I need to make any changes color wise.

Notice the T5 colors. The ATI Blue Pluses are way more blue than the UVL Super Actinics which have more of a pink tint. UVL on the inside and the two ATI on the outside.







End cap has to be removed in order to remove the glass so you can access the bulbs.
Just the T5's again in this image.



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Old 12/16/2009, 09:09 AM   #44
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Very Nice! I will follow this setup.

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Old 12/16/2009, 09:14 AM   #45
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This is gonna be a fun ride!


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Old 12/16/2009, 09:17 AM   #46
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wow, nice light fixture!!

What are you fish stocking plans? What about aquascaping? Just gorgeous!


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Old 12/16/2009, 09:21 AM   #47
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Nice build!


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Old 12/16/2009, 11:32 AM   #48
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This is looking like a great build. What pump are you running on the i-Tech?


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Old 12/16/2009, 12:01 PM   #49
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Where are the sexy models to go with the hot tank pics???


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Old 12/16/2009, 12:41 PM   #50
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Where are the sexy models to go with the hot tank pics???

Haha! I agree, where are the models?


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